X-Factor investigations has been taking on stranger and stranger cases recently ... but when an eerie sighting leads the group to the hometown of their leader, Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man, they may have stumbled on a bigger mystery than they intended. Plus: it started with their new acquaintance, Sally, found brutally slain in her kitchen. And more recently, two rival gaX-Factor investigations has been taking on stranger and stranger cases recently ... but when an eerie sighting leads the group to the hometown of their leader, Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man, they may have stumbled on a bigger mystery than they intended. Plus: it started with their new acquaintance, Sally, found brutally slain in her kitchen. And more recently, two rival gangs' lifeless bodies sprawled across a basketball court, a noose around each of their necks. Hot on the trail of a serial killer who's lynching his victims, the mutant detectives of X-Factor investigations are eager to cut his killing spree short. But here's hoping they find him before he finds them! COLLECTING: X-FACTOR 224.1, 225-228...
|Title||:||X-Factor: Super Unnatural|
|Number of Pages||:||112 Pages|
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X-Factor: Super Unnatural Reviews
Reading Peter David's X-Factor is like watching a television series that bends genres. In fact, I'm surprised why they haven't made a show out of this one as it could translate quite well from the page to the small screen. X-Factor doesn't have mutants with showy powers and that is what would help make the jump well. I liked this arc, as it continued to build on the inevitable Hell on Earth War. X-Factor works better away from superhuman drama and into supernatural drama. David's trademark dry humor brings it all together.
Has there ever been a comic where the characters have felt so connected to their writer, and "real" by the standards of their own world? X-factor has been a niche in the Mutant books for over a decade now, ever since David took over. The Niche seems even smaller, when compared to the overall Marvel Universe.I could tell that, by this trade, they were heading towards the conclusion of Maddrox's story arc. When the book becomes all new X-factor, with David still as the writer, but with Polaris leading the team, it takes a definite dip in quality. The book feels more like the 90s version of X-factor, which was written by David as well. That 90s X-factor was excellent, but All New X-factor seems dated. This trade has quite a few gruesome moments in it. It feels less like a mutant book and more like a horror title. Still great. I love Maddrox.
Jamie and Layla visiting Jamie's childhood home was interesting. X-Factor fighting that demon monster was cool. I LOVE that Rictor got his powers back! Rahne's self loathing is understandable. I really enjoyed Rictor and Terry's talk about how how his powers are not the sum of who he is. I really appreciate that Peter David shows how all changes, good and bad can be a challenging transition for many people. Monet and Terry's talk about religion was interesting. Best moment in the issue was Rictor asking Layla if she would have a threesome with him and Shatterstar! His reaction when she agreed to was PERFECT! "Hey, Layla, wanna party down with Shatterstar and me?""Sure, sounds like fun.""There, SEE?! This is the kind of reaction you can expect from--wait, what?""I bet he makes the Earth move.""You have NO idea." PERFECTION!!! That moment alone raised my rating for this volume up a star.Monet's and Terry's difference of opinion on Layla's powers is interesting.
Yep, continuing my binge read of Peter David's X-Factor run, and while I am enjoying Jamie Madrox, Layla, and company, the size of the TPBs remind me of the one of the differences between Marvel and DC TPBs. DC puts more of the single issues in per trade, and still make it work. As David doesn't exactly write for trade either perhaps these will read better in the upcoming hardcover omnibuses.When Madrox take an opportunity to visit the farm he grew up on, he becomes involved not only in a murder, but a conflict between a killer and a minor demon. David's work is known for its long form plotting and witty dialogue. That holds true here as a hint is dropped about Guido's secret (the one not even Guido knows).
The team meet Bloodbath, a mystical enemy who talks like a film script. He really is a decent bad guy, and the revelation about Strong Man is well done. It ends on a cliffhanger, but I don't mind as it works within the story. A good read.
In previous books I distinctly felt that the writing transcended what always seemed to be awkward and less-than-brilliant art. In this one, not so much.Not as funny, or interesting as other books in this series.
I have read much X-Factor not since the early days and I mean early days. Not bad, would like to read more, but not going out of the way to buy them. Thank you, Library.
Another terrific volume of X-Factor, with several great character studies and a main plot that allows for both twists and surprises. I’ve very eager to see what’s up next.
Eh. This arc cleans up a few loose ends and sets up a few other things, but it has too much trouble standing on its own as a story.
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