X-Factor #3

Writer: Leah Williams Artist: David Baldeon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 9, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 28
8.1Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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DROWNING IN THE STREAM! Every streamer in the Mojoverse is desperate to get a little of the X-magic on their channel, but all X-Factor wants to do is figure out who murdered a Krakoan citizen.

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  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 9, 2020

    X-Factor #3 is a far stronger comic than anticipated, smartly written, and wonderfully illustrated. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Sep 9, 2020

    X-Factor #3 is fun from cover to cover. Leah Williams, David Baldeon, and Isreal Silva continue to deliver a fun story rooted in an understanding of the characters and the world they live in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 9, 2020

    Overall this book is a must read. It's so fantastic and fun on every page. If you're not reading it then you're missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 9, 2020

    X-Factor #3 is the best issue of the series yet, maximizing the detective adventure and supplying an interesting commentary on corporate greed with an expert handle of its characters. X-Factor is a crowd-pleaser for a variety of crowds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Sep 9, 2020

    In the end, the entire creative team has taken this property and really hooked their claws into the shape of it. X-Factor has been crafted into something more modern, reflecting social narratives that are easily recognizable, and a team that matches the times. X-Factor is a worthy inclusion that only deepens the excellent X-Men and Krakoan lore! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 9, 2020

    David Baldeons art shines through in not only the action moments, but the character moments especially. The quiet moments between Daken and Aurora are beautifully drawn and laid out. This is a great looking issue and Baldeon has a gift for capturing expression on the faces of characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Sep 20, 2020

    There's a lot of promise here that Williams is delivering on to date, doing enough legwork to establish the team just before X of Swords comes out to play starting next week. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Sep 11, 2020

    X-Factor discovers the fate of a missing mutant, while also encountering an old friend trapped in the Mojoverse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Sep 9, 2020

    This may prove to be a divisive issue, and your enjoyment of the comic may depend on how well you can handle ramped-up Mojoverse nonsense. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 12, 2020

    There's madness at play in this issue in the Mojoverse, but story and character development are at the forefront, so it's more enjoyable than the previous issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 13, 2020

    X-Factor #3 was another great entry in what is quickly becoming one of the top titles in the X-Men franchise. Leah Williams captures a fun dynamic with the team and develops the new status quo in the Mojoverse to have multiple layers that are still being uncovered. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Sep 9, 2020

    It all feels too hurried, which becomes especially evident as the issue closes with a wall of text before offering a tease for the future. Hopefully, some of the dangling threads are explored once the upcoming 'X of Swords' crossover event is finished. X-Factor is a series with a lot of promise, but the fun of murder mysteries is the journey in solving it, and X-Factor #3 makes that journey a bit too crowded. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Sep 9, 2020

    Final Thoughts: There's a whole lot going on here. Unfortunately not much is all that good. I'll stick with this through the first arc, and hope that once this Mojoworld story ends that the nonsense will end too. But if I don't see a big improvement, very soon, X-Factor will be the first X-book I drop. Read Full Review

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