Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: X-Factor #230

My goodness, do we seriously need more wolverine? What were you thinking Mr David?! Having said that, X-Factor continues to be a blast to read, and this issue doubly so, with Emanuela Lupacchino on art duties. The dialogue is quick and witty, while the story itself is fun and fresh.

While Madrox is off in another dimension, Layla is back at X-Factor Investigations guarding his frozen dead body.

Meanwhile, M and Siryn argue about Guido’s lack of soul right in front of him, which makes for some fun reading. Wolvie decides to put X-Factor Investigations on retainer, offering them some new leadership in Jamie’s ‘absence’. You all know who it is. The last page didn’t really come as a shock. Marvel has been plugging this one for ages.

Lupacchino provides some strong art, something the book has been lacking of late. She nails the characters, and tells the story without distraction. Her Siryn looks absolutely amazing and the look on Shatterstar’s face when Guido offers to do a thousand one handed pushups is priceless. X-Factor hasn’t been this fun in a long time. If you dropped the book for whatever reason, now would be a great time to pick it back up. It’s one of Marvel’s best.

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