All-New X-Factor #2

Writer: Peter David Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 4
7.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

"NOT BRAND X" Part 2
X-FACTOR IS BACK...LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Serval Industries, one of the world's most trusted names in electronics and leader in cutting-edge internet and weapons technology, has just unveiled their newest contribution to society...the All-New X-Factor. Led by mutant mistress of magnetism, Polaris, the team uses its corporate backing for the betterment of society. With her half-brother Quicksilver, notorious thief, Gambit, and more by her side, can Polaris trust that her corporate masters really have good intentions?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jan 22, 2014

    Its interesting and rare to see a story arc, especially an introductory one, wrap in two issues. Last page aside, we were introduced to an all-new villain with a very interesting plan, we got to know the team, became reacquainted with some old friends, fin. Its a great, low-risk barrier to entry for a title that I think has all the potential in the world to continue the fine legacy of previous X-Factor stories. More importantly, it places just enough pressure on the creative team to keep the pace going at a brisk rate, but to not scrimp on little character moments that will help define the future relationships both in and out of the team. It's a great start to what will hopefully be a great series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Jan 26, 2014

    With the corporate take I'm really curious as to where this is going to be going and they are doing everything they can to keep me drawn in with great art and great writing! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Sam Roche Jan 22, 2014

    All-New X-Factor #2 is without a doubt a good time, and a recommended book. The graphic design and paneling is terrific and makes this issue feel like it actually is endorsed by Serval Industries. Frantic, action packed artwork also makes this issue stand-out as a really well-made book. However, I thought the dialogue was a little too cheesy and the story needed too much explaining from the characters for me to give this anything above a (very solid) 8.5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Patrick McAleer Jan 27, 2014

    If you like superhero team-books, All New X-Factor is unlike any other on the shelves. Sparkling dialogue mixed with tension from past exploits ensure that this is one team that won't do things by the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jan 24, 2014

    Peter David writes the best team books out there. Everything about All New X-Factor is about digging into the characters and bringing them to interesting places. Already were seeing some of this come out, in a classic style that the creators keep up to date. Its a good read, and with time it just might be a great read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Jan 21, 2014

    As the recap page displays, we have three more members ofAll-New X-Factorto introduce. I have faithPeter Davidwill keep the dialogue light while also leaving room for intrigue as to the real motives of Serval Industries and the team members interacting amongst themselves. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Jan 22, 2014

    Overall, I am enjoying this new incarnation of X-Factor and the corperate angle seems like it is fertile ground for many different, and relevant stories. The last incarnation was certainly one of the best filthy mutie books on the shelves, so I am confident Peter David knows what he is doing and look forward to seeing what he has in mind. Fans of David and the previous X-Factors he unleashed upon the world should absolutely get on board if they haven't already. Those who want to jump on to see what the fuss is about couldn't do better than All-New X-Factor as long as they don't mind plot points that reference many years of past continuity from time to time that they would have no concept of. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jan 27, 2014

    I'm kind of really looking forward to All-New X-Factor #3 now, so February should be interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jan 24, 2014

    The plot with Dr. Hoffman seems to flare and die, but if "Investigations" is any indication then it may only be the first piece of a puzzle that David's crafting with Di Giandomenico whose line work I find a bit too rough, especially when it comes to faces which seem oddly drawn at times. That said, I can't deny how kinetic his art is and how it makes for some great action scenes. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 23, 2014

    All-New X-Factor is competently written and drawn, but it has absolutely nothing unique or interesting going for it. It's a comic that doesn't appear to have anything worthwhile to say. It feels like PAD and Marvel are comfortable with just phoning it in. They could have called the book 'X-Treme X-Force' and nobody would know the difference. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 24, 2014

    Peter David does little to make his team compelling and their mission lacks a real hook. On top of narrative deficiencies, Carmine Di Giandomenico's art is lacking. Hes almost a Walt Simonson without any of the charm of Simonson's work and he has a penchant for awkward posing and unruly facial expressions. Hopefully once the entire team is together, David and Giandomenico can flesh out a solid direction for this book. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jan 27, 2014

    Perhaps this quieter version of "All-New X-Factor" would have been more passable in a different era of comics, but there's a large amount of high quality and incredibly well-conceived superhero books on the market -- including those that sit next to this one on Marvel's own shelves. With a thin plot, inconsistent writing, ill-considered costume design and poor character work, this just doesn't cut it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    M Jan 27, 2014

    Traditional old time comics are kinda like fried chicken. You know you shouldn't, but there's something in them that brings a smile to your face. Despite not creating enough dramatic tension until the end and letting the pace suffer (i blame the beginning) from some clunkiness there may be some interesting foreshadowing to the future of this book in this story. For me this book highlights the talents of CDG whose details and sense of action give me a cinematic feel I quite enjoyed. Hopefully the inking will start to pop enough to take the art over the top.

  • 4.0
    Synthozoid Feb 7, 2014

    I really want to like this, but I do not.

    The characters' costumes are so similar, it's hard to tell them apart. Their faces don't look that different. So far the book has no heart, unlike the last incarnation of X-Factor. Hard to believe this is the same writer.

    Two obvious typos. Anyone proof-read?

  • 8.0
    Nomadic Avenger Jan 25, 2014

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jan 28, 2014

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