X-Factor is the best X-Book?

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#1 Posted by The Enigma (1896 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Factor, since its release in 2006, has constantly been my favorite X-Title. The art is great and both the stories and the characters are well written.

What are your opinions?

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#2 Posted by Xeron (323 posts) - - Show Bio

That's because it's the only good x-book that comes once a month.

Astonishing X-men is constantly pushed back.

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#3 Posted by The Enigma (1896 posts) - - Show Bio

Xeron says:

"That's because it's the only good x-book that comes once a month. Astonishing X-men is constantly pushed back."

Other X-Books are good: Legacy, X-Force and Uncanny are good. New X-Men was great.

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#4 Posted by Elixir95 (421 posts) - - Show Bio

Peter David is amazing!

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#5 Posted by Pania (1779 posts) - - Show Bio

Depending on one's tastes, it is a toss up between X-Factor and Astonishing. They are both very well written books, but in two very different styles. PAD's gritty character studys and wierdness and Whedon's Bronze Age Super Hero Old School.

PAD has done an amazing job, even better than his first run at X-Factor back in the 1990's, and created something truly unique in the X-verse. His stories are nicely twisted and delightfully 5 to 45 degrees off kilter. His dialog is a joy to read, and he knows to develop a plot over time. His pacing a great. His character devlopment is fantastic. He is the only writer to develop Jamie, and develop him into a very interesting leading man, despite Jamie first appearing in 1975. After Rictor was depowered, PAD made him into a hero! An interesting hero! He also "gets" Rhane and Terry, which few do. I don't know anyone who could have done with Lyla what he did And his recent redemption of Pietro was masterful and such fun to read!

(Uncanny is the worst title of X-Verse right now.)


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#6 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio

Firstly, Astonishing X-Men is no longer that great, and Uncanny X-Men and Young X-Men are poor.

X-Force, X-Factor and X-Men: Legacy are the only decent ones left, each of them being great.
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#7 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

Legacy is garbage

Uncanny has slipped

I've yet to read X-force

Astonishing is pretty one note

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd X-factor is the shizzzzzz

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#8 Edited by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
Lol. Indeed X-Factor is the shizzzzzz

But, how is Legacy bad, I would have said that it's one of the better X-Books?
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#9 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

Granted i've only read 2 issues of legacy, but they bored me ]=

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#10 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"Granted i've only read 2 issues of legacy, but they bored me ]="
I'm a Carey fan so I liked it and I would say that it's better than having a leather clad woman with a whip, lashing a former Hellion :P.
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#11 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

....i can't believe i said "bored me" 

anyway, i agree....Plus there was a major lack of Emma Frost so that's why i had to put it down.
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#12 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"....i can't believe i said "bored me" 
anyway, i agree....Plus there was a major lack of Emma Frost so that's why i had to put it down.
"
Well Charles's polished dome was enough to hook me on the book, as well as the good story.
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#13 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

bbooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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#14 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
Elixir95 said:
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Peter David is amazing!

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#15 Posted by fesak (8596 posts) - - Show Bio
The Enigma said:
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X-Factor, since its release in 2006, has constantly been my favorite X-Title. The art is great and both the stories and the characters are well written.

What are your opinions?

"

I agree, but Stroman's art is really killing it for me.
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#16 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
fesak said:
"The Enigma said:
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X-Factor, since its release in 2006, has constantly been my favorite X-Title. The art is great and both the stories and the characters are well written.

What are your opinions?

"

I agree, but Stroman's art is really killing it for me."

He's off with issue 37: the person who did the Layla one-shot is taking over.
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#17 Posted by fesak (8596 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"fesak said:
"The Enigma said:
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X-Factor, since its release in 2006, has constantly been my favorite X-Title. The art is great and both the stories and the characters are well written.

What are your opinions?

"

I agree, but Stroman's art is really killing it for me."

He's off with issue 37: the person who did the Layla one-shot is taking over."

De Landro? Good news.
He did a couple of issues already, he's quite good and more importantly his style fits the theme.
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#18 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep that's the chap.

I think he also did the Only Game in town arc: to me it's very similar to Raimondi's art.

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#19 Posted by Abnormally Warm Guy (1398 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"fesak said:
"The Enigma said:
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X-Factor, since its release in 2006, has constantly been my favorite X-Title. The art is great and both the stories and the characters are well written.

What are your opinions?

"

I agree, but Stroman's art is really killing it for me."

He's off with issue 37: the person who did the Layla one-shot is taking over."

The art is good again! I'm so happy. Because the art of the last few X-Factor's were so bad I almost threw up. I'm not exaggerating I almost did just reading those issues. I stopped buyign them until a new artist took over.
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#20 Posted by Buckshot (19358 posts) - - Show Bio

The art got good again and I think it brought the story back too. Last issue was the first I liked since before Messiah CompleX I think.

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#21 Posted by Lady Tlieso (9935 posts) - - Show Bio

I completely agree with what everyone is saying about the art. X-Factor is by far my favorite X book but the up til recently it was almost painful to read.

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#22 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
Buckshot said:
"The art got good again and I think it brought the story back too. Last issue was the first I liked since before Messiah CompleX I think."

Hells yeah.

The two one-shots were really good.

I like the plot too.
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#23 Posted by Buckshot (19358 posts) - - Show Bio

The one-shots were excellent. Better than the ongoing at the time they came out, I thought.

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#24 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
Buckshot said:
"The one-shots were excellent. Better than the ongoing at the time they came out, I thought."

Yep.

I especially enjoyed the Layla one.

Though, the main series has picked up since.
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#25 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

i stopped reading before longshot joined.

it slowed down major for me

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#26 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"i stopped reading before longshot joined.

it slowed down major for me"
Yeah, the pace has picked up since.
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#27 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"pixelized said:
"i stopped reading before longshot joined.

it slowed down major for me"
Yeah, the pace has picked up since."
i grew weary of it focusing on jamie for 16 out of it's 21 pages.
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#28 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"John Valentine said:
"pixelized said:
"i stopped reading before longshot joined.

it slowed down major for me"
Yeah, the pace has picked up since."
i grew weary of it focusing on jamie for 16 out of it's 21 pages."

Jamie's awesome.

Though, the last couple of issues have focused more on other characters.
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#29 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio
John Valentine said:
"pixelized said:
"John Valentine said:
"pixelized said:
"i stopped reading before longshot joined.

it slowed down major for me"
Yeah, the pace has picked up since."
i grew weary of it focusing on jamie for 16 out of it's 21 pages."

Jamie's awesome.

Though, the last couple of issues have focused more on other characters."
in small doses, but when your Code Name is "Multiple Man," those small doses are non existent.

I'll pick it back up after something groundbreaking happens. It's shelved for now
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#30 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"John Valentine said:
"pixelized said:
"John Valentine said:
"pixelized said:
"i stopped reading before longshot joined.

it slowed down major for me"
Yeah, the pace has picked up since."
i grew weary of it focusing on jamie for 16 out of it's 21 pages."

Jamie's awesome.

Though, the last couple of issues have focused more on other characters."
in small doses, but when your Code Name is "Multiple Man," those small doses are non existent.

I'll pick it back up after something groundbreaking happens. It's shelved for now"
Okies.

What are you buying at the momment?
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#31 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

X-Titles


Uncanny

X-force

Manifest Destiny

Ultimatium

Ultimate X-men

Spiderman/X-men

Young X-men

X-INFERNUS!!!!!!!!

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#32 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio

No Astonishing or Legacy?!!!

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#33 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

darn yeah, add them to the list.

Astonishing is so infrequent with it's publishing that i forget it even exist. And Legacy has been Wolverine/Xavier centered so it's forgettable as well.

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#34 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"darn yeah, add them to the list.

Astonishing is so infrequent with it's publishing that i forget it even exist. And Legacy has been Wolverine/Xavier centered so it's forgettable as well."

Original Sin was mediocre.

Astonishing Ghost Box was lame.

The only X-tiles i'm getting are:

Uncanny.
X-Force.
X-Factor.
Legacy.

(Possibly X-Infernus).
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#35 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

you don't get young x-men?

and Infernus is a must have...Mercury is in it

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#36 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"you don't get young x-men?

and Infernus is a must have...Mercury is in it"

Nope. I occasionally read it in store, or glance at internet spoilers.

Yeah, I'll probably get Infernus.
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#37 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

it's getting better, i like it. and it has Dust...one of the more unique X-characters of today.

I thought that'd change your mind

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#38 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"it's getting better, i like it. and it has Dust...one of the more unique X-characters of today.

I thought that'd change your mind"

But she's dying :(.

Of course it would, she's one of my favorite characters :).
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#39 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

i know...gotta see how that story ends.

She's on the team.

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#40 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"i know...gotta see how that story ends.

She's on the team."
I hope she doesn't die.

Are any other New X-Men on the team?
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#41 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

nor do i. there's no other character remotely similar to her currently and i like her because of that.

nope..Rockslide and mercury...and Pixie of course

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#42 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"nor do i. there's no other character remotely similar to her currently and i like her because of that.

nope..Rockslide and mercury...and Pixie of course"
Plus she has a cool power.

Cool. I'll pick up Infernus on sat.
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#43 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

why saturday?

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#44 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"why saturday?"
That's my new comic shop stop day.

Besides it isn't out until tommorow anyway.
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#45 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

why even buy it, might as well just read spoilers if you're getting it so late

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#46 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"why even buy it, might as well just read spoilers if you're getting it so late"

It's only two days.
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#47 Posted by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

wednesday is 2 days from saturday???







really?

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#48 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio

This week comics are out on thursday :S.

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#49 Edited by pixelized (49086 posts) - - Show Bio

oh, didn't know that

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#50 Posted by John Valentine (16466 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"oh, for you UK-ers?"
Yes.

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