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Comic Book Review: All-New X-Factor #9

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Book: All-New X-Factor #9
Writer: Peter David
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Colorist: Lee Loughridge

Summary from Comixology: The team faces unexpected consequences for “saving” a young girl. Plus: Gambit does something naughty.

Ok, so, Peter David is one of my all time favorite comic book writers. I have been a fan of his since his Aquaman run and I make sure that I always have at least one Peter David book in my pull at all times. Soon it will be two with the return of Spider-Man 2099. I want to first say that if you aren’t reading this book you are really missing out. It’s got a great story, great art, and the characters each have some serious character development going on. The X-Factor consist of Gambit, Polaris, Quicksilver, Danger, Cypher and finally Warlock. Polaris tries her damnedest to lead this team, but with that roster, it can be a bit difficult.

The Good
As I said above, the book flows really well. The writing is top notch in my opinion, and the art is absolutely beautiful (it’s one of the reasons I always look forward to this book). The colors really make the images “pop” and are very visually stimulating. Polaris is one of my favorite X-Men and I really think that Peter David writes her justice. I love her interactions between Gambit and Quicksilver.

The Bad
MY problem with this book is due to distribution. I’m not sure what’s going on with Marvel. Hawkeye is never coming out again and All-New X-Factor seems to be Marvels weekly comic. This book comes out whenever the hell it wants too. It’s kinda getting annoying because I never know when it’ll be in my pull. Sometimes it’s in there each week and other times it’s a month between issues. It’s really annoying, I almost want to drop the book and wait for a Trade Paper Back (TPB) but I love the book to much to have to wait that long for the collection.

The Final Say
If you like the X-Men, I think this is the book for you. I actually enjoy it more than All-New X-Men. This series is only 9 issues in and it has a lot of potential. If you are out and about at your comic shop today, picking up new books, I would recommend grabbing this issue and the previous issue, #8, if they are on the shelves. I personally give this book a 4 out of 4. Yeah the release of the book is a pain, but it’s still a great book. Pick this up, or if you already read it, let us know what you think of it in the comments!

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