Spinning out of Joss Whedon’s ASTONISHING X-MEN comes a story that will take you places you’ve never been! Following the Skrulls’ secret invasion, Agent Abigail Brand is no longer the top dog at S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient Worlds Observation and Response Department) – a spy agency dealing with extraterrestrial threats to world security. Forced to share leadership with former Avengers liaison Henry Peter Gyrich, Brand is less than pleased. Will the arrival of her boyfriend, the Beast, help her out of her funk? Not when they discover that Gyrich’s plan for fixing S.W.O.R.D. is to rid Earth of all aliens! Now, facing threats from within and without, can Brand and Beast – with help from Lockheed the dragon – regain control of S.W.O.R.D., stop an angry alien invasion and prevent the arrests of Earth’s entire non-human population? Guest-starring Death’s Head! Collecting S.W.O.R.D. #1-5.