X-Factor #256

X-Factor #256

Writer: Peter David Artist: David Yardin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 15, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
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One Hell Lord stands victorious as the Earth is consumed in fire and brimstone.The few remaining members of X-Factor make one last ditch effort to save the world from its grim future. Not all will survive the final battle.And the last person you would expect winds up sitting on the throne of Hell…

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 15, 2013

    If you've been reading X-Factor, you absolutely must pick this issue up. Certain events transpire that completely change the dynamic of the rest of the Marvel Universe, there's a literal siege on the palace of a Lord of Hell, but, as always, the book is about the individuals that have made it up for the last approximate ten years. I say approximate because, obviously, not all the characters have been in the book for that long, but those who have seem to have found a place they can truly belong, and grow, outside of their humble origins. I know that Peter David still has issues to go before the series concludes, but if this had been the end it would have been a worthy, if not a little urgent, one. I can't recommend this issue to those who haven't been following the series closely, but I can recommend the collected trade when it comes out to anyone who likes a ton of character in their superhero stories. And of course, to anyone already reading, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson Jun 14, 2013

    Davids run on X-Factor is coming to an end with issue #262. His run lasted around 10 years. That is quite an accomplishment in todays marketplace. I am on board to the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 20, 2013

    If anything the ending to this story sold it all. Guido doing the most humane thing he could as someone who lost his soul. He damned himself to be King of Hell, and just to save Monet. Someone who mocked him for having no soul, blamed him for things out of his control, and tried to kill him when she assumed he was her enemy. It was a great story arc from beginning to end, and you can only anticipate the fallout from these events. Rahne has to deal with her son's death, Monet has to deal with her resurrection, and we don't know if Jamie is back to normal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 15, 2013

    With this story, David delivered all the epic and grandiose elements that used to be foreign to X-Factor. Now his final arc needs to get back to what the series does best -- exploring the characters and their relationships as they pick up the pieces one last time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 17, 2013

    It's a fine issue. It's big, it's epic, it's dramatic, and against the forces of Hell, who better to have than X-Factor? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt May 20, 2013

    Still, after multiple issues of scaled-up action, a chance of pace would be nice. Hopefully "X-Factor" can end strong on some more character-centric and shorter stories more typical of the book's tenure. David's past form on final issues is impressive (his "Incredible Hulk" and "Captain Marvel" finales spring to mind) so let's hope that "X-Factor" gets the send-off it deservers after so many issues. Read Full Review

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