X-Factor #254

X-Factor #254

Writer: Peter David Artist: David Yardin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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“HELL ON EARTH WAR” rages on as X-Factor struggles to stop the Hell Lords from tearing the Earth apart in their battle for dominance! And as the war spills into New York City, X-Factor receives help from longtime allies……but help may come too late as members of X-Factor Investigations continue to fall.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 17, 2013

    X-Factor is at its best when the storyline is appropriately small-stakes to accommodate the fact that the team is more about dynamic and characters than about giant battles and ridiculous power-levels. Unfortunately, the roster has swelled to massive levels over the last couple of years and the storylines have had to swell to meet it, but very fortunately, the characterization has kept up. Even though the team is less about solving mysteries than it is preventing catastrophes these days, we still get so much insight into the massive cast's inner workings, that it still retains that intimate feel. I've felt the last few issues slipping away from that, but this one grounds it firmly again, even as demons, both literal and figurative, are fought and decisions are made that will effect all of Earth. Peter David reminds us, while the decisions themselves are important, how those decisions are reached is the much, much more interesting part. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 17, 2013

    Regardless, David delivers ample amounts of character-building moments for several team members. There's the long-awaited reunion between Monet and Guido, for one thing, which mostly involves the two beating the snot out of each other. Leonard Kirk shines in the many brutal action sequences. His facial work, as always, could stand to be more consistent, but at his best the book can stand toe to toe with just about any X-book on the stands. There are numerous other memorable moments throughout this issue, including Polaris buckling under the pressure of leading the team and Rahne playing the protective mother. In terms of characterization and build up, this is easily one of the more satisfying arcs of the series in quite a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 19, 2013

    We get plenty of both action and talking in this issue, which is another solid installment of the Hell on Earth War. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 18, 2013

    It's tough seeing "X-Factor" stumble a bit here; I want not only the book to succeed but its creators as well. In a collected format, I can't help but think that this particular chapter of the "Hell on Earth War" is going to feel a bit skippable. Earlier installments were much more fun, but this one fails to ignite. Read Full Review

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