X-Factor #243

X-Factor #243

Writer: Peter David Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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The first of five issues that will CHANGE THE FACE OF X-FACTOR FOREVER. PART III: Discovering a long-buried secret from the past, one member of X-Factor will be driven insane. PART IV: Devastated by the recent tragedies befalling X-Factor, one member of the team makes a terrible sacrifice in hopes of making things right.

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 8, 2012

    So like I said, it was a pretty solid issue. Polaris is too minor and underdeveloped a character for this to have any real emotional impact, but everyone else plays their parts well. It's always fun to see the members of X-Factor interacting. Plus the art is still top notch. X-Factor has been doing pretty good with artists lately. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 6, 2012

    "X-Factor" #243's overall story feels a little forced, both in terms of Polaris's origin as well as so many members departing in such a short time period. But it's still turning out fun to read, and nice to look at. I'm willing to put up with a bit of clich if it means the end result is entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Patrick Hume Sep 6, 2012

    The art is solid, keeping the dialogue-focused story visually interesting, though facial expressions and gestures are at times too exaggerated or cartoony. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Sep 5, 2012

    There are bound to be missteps in any great series, and this is, unfortunately, a misstep for X-Factor. The issue is clearly a transition towards greater things to come, but everything feels so forced and inconsequential right now. We get some explanation as to why Polaris has always acted a little different than everyone else, and David includes a healthy dose of his slick dialog. However, the shortcomings outweigh the achievements in this book. Read Full Review

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