All-New X-Factor #9

All-New X-Factor #9

Writer: Peter David Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

• The team faces unexpected consequences for "saving" a young girl.
•  Plus: Gambit does something naughty.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 4, 2014

    This is still an effective stand-alone issue, even if it does refer back more than previous ones. I wasnt sure about this being the storyline they decided to go longer on, but by the end I was sold. We get the introduction of a new character with an absolutely amazing name (that I kinda cant believe no one had used before, at least no one of note in the big publishers), we get an insane amount of storyline seeding and, honestly, Im still amazed that its GAMBIT of all characters I cannot wait to see more of next in two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jun 6, 2014

    The Bottom Line: It's an “aftermath” issue, which means a lot of talking heads and discussion about status quo. Good thing these are always Peter David's strengths and X-Factor's distinctive characteristics. The bad things, however, include a weak central character in Georgia and some significant visual storytelling hiccups. And while it's always a neat cliffhanger to see a new villain, I suppose this means that we won't see the end of Georgia's storyline for a little while more. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 5, 2014

    While the story quickly heats up this month, the pacing does seem almost too fast for its own good (especially considering the pointless opening sequence). But between David's characterization and Carmine Di Giandomenico's expressive art, there's plenty to like here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 7, 2014

    PAD is doing little with the concept of 'corporate heroes', his characters are still just a random assortment of mutants and everything feels like a generic superhero comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Michael Jul 10, 2014

    All in all, this is a packed issue which is clearly setting up to a major story arc. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 6, 2014

    The overall effect of the issue is an odd one, with some redefined characters experiencing strong character moments in a plot that leaves them feeling a bit at sea, making it a less-than-ideal place to start this story. Still, there's interesting stuff going on, and a mix of characters at play that has a lot of potential to be even weirder than the old ‘Havok/Multiple Man/Strong Guy/Etc' lineup, in all the best ways. Long story short, All-New X-Factor #9 is more about building up the team and status quo than breaking new ground, even if it's a bit wobbly in the doing, earning a more-than-respectable 3 out of 5 stars overall. I'm intrigued enough to give next issue a chance, which means this issue passes the real test of picking up a random comic issue to read… Read Full Review

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