Title: All New X-Factor Issue 13
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Rating: 5 out of 5
Peter David is someone I didn’t know I liked. I’d read some Hulk (see Incredible Hulk 417 or The Bachelor Party issue). I used to be that guy that checked out the Star Wars book from the library every other month when The Next Generation books came out (the other month, the Classic Trek books were published but I didn’t read those-no real reason. I just didn’t) Two that still stick out in my mind (Imzadi and Q-In-Law), I found out much later were written by the guy that was doing this great run on Supergirl.
That’s when I discovered I liked Peter David. That’s when I realized he had written some of my favorite things. Any time I get a chance to jump on the beginning of a Peter David Tale, I take the chance. I haven’t been following him as well lately, but I started back with the X-Factor relaunch.
I want to like the X titles. I want to enjoy them. I try, and then I give up. All New X-Men started okay, but it stopped being so interesting. Jason Aaron was doing great on Amazing X-Men, but he was the only reason I was reading it so I gave up. Peter David writing X-Factor may just be what the doctor ordered.
The team, now working for the mysterious Serval Industries, is an interesting mix of characters that gives just the kind of quirky dynamic a PAD book can have. This particular issue doesn’t unlock any secrets or reveal any major clues, but it was fun to read and funny to boot. There was action, character development, and great art. Thirteen issues in, adn I’m still hanging on to this X Title.