Chicago Comic-Con Part 3 – Marvel: X-Men Panel
By: John Gustafson
Jason Aaron, Chris Yost and Craig Kyle concluded Marvel’s convention attendance with a panel devoted to the X-Men.
The panel began with the new series S.W.O.R.D. The organization originally created in Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men as Earth’s galaxy equivalent to S.H.I.E.L.D. will see a renewed focus on the home world. Agent Brand, Beast and Lockheed will be running the primary duties concerned with alien monitoring and intelligence gathering. The tone of the book was clearly set when it was announced that Henry Peter Gyrich would be in charge of S.W.O.R.D. The audience was told that the grand mission directive will surprise readers and it was then explained that the first goal is to remove all alien presence from the planet, it became clear how serious S.W.O.R.D. is playing. (more…)