X-Factor #226

X-Factor #226

Writer: Peter David Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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It started with their new acquaintance, Sally, found brutally slain in her kitchen. And most recently: two rival gangs, lifeless bodies sprawled across a basketball court, a noose around each of their necks. Hot on the trail of a serial killer who's lynching his victims, the mutant detectives of X-Factor Investigations are eager to cut his killing spree short. But here's hoping they find him before he finds them!

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Oct 19, 2011

    There are plenty of memorable moments in this issue. The only substantial complaint that I have of the script is that David references an obscure fight from the early 90's to establish Hangman as a credible villain. I would expect such a talented writer to devise a more creative means of establishing Hangman as a threat, but this point is more of an annoyance than a critical problem. David doesn't move his arc's plot much in this episode, but, as a background to the enthralling interpersonal developments at play here, it still manages to feel fluid and satisfyingly significant. If you're looking for a smooth, character-driven title to get behind, you can't do much better than X-Factor. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Oct 22, 2011

    Anytime a story causes me to think back to the West Coast Avengers, I'm a happy camper. This issue did a lot of little things right... It showed us that Hangman was one tough SOB, by having him take on Guido one-on-one, while strangling Madrox with his enchanted noose. After establishing that yes, the Hangman is no pushover, we were shown that he was afraid of whoever this Bloodbath character was, thus establishing Bloodbath as an even GREATER threat. Besides all of that nifty storyline advancement, we also got a mess of little character development scenes, which is something you can always rely on Peter David for. All in all, this was a pretty good issue that has me intrigued to see Bloodbath finally show up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 21, 2011

    "X-Factor" has turned out another strong issue, and it's nice to see the book firing on so many cylinders. With Havok and Polaris about to join back up before long, it's bound to get crazier still, but I've got confidence that two new additions can fit in just fine. Once again, "X-Factor" is a lot of fun. Read Full Review

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