twofacedjoker's All-New X-Factor #3 - Not Brand X, Part 3: Let Me Go first Lorna. I'm Their Freaking King review

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Unnatural Exposition EVERYWHERE

I have a really hard time understanding why this series is so popular when much of the conversations held in it read like that of an alien trying to write dialogue for the first time. Seriously, almost every conversation held is chock full of important info that the audience needs to know, and no one talks like human beings. It's very frustrating, and throws the whole issue away for me. The world that's being developed and introduced is interesting enough, but there is no possibility that I can retain a suspension of belief with such poor attempts at writing.

The art has grown on me, and looks great, really capturing a colorful world. Now that we've gotten past the first couple of issues, the series has stretched its legs in terms of going to a variety of venues, which helps.

Also, this is where a lot of cliches start popping up, which is really frustrating. I kind of knew it was going to happen eventually, but I wanted to pretend that this series might try something new.

Lastly, the "mystery" here is pretty obvious if you know much of anything about this series and the characters that are supposed to be involved and eventually make up the team. We spend a lot of time on an issue that really isn't that interesting or engaging when you already know the result before you pick up the book. And, with half of the roster still missing, it feels like this series is taking its sweet time setting anything up, leaving me wondering how long we're going to have to suffer through the old cliche of "run into enemy who becomes a friend."

For all its hype, and despite the stand-out art, this series is nothing special, and should be avoided.

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