X-Factor #261

X-Factor #261

Writer: Peter David Artist: David Yardin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 21, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
6.7Critic Rating
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The End of X-Factor, Parts 4 & 5 of 6Peter David's epic tale, decades in the telling, draws near its close…Sibling rivalry between Polaris & Quicksilver

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Aug 21, 2013

    I love both these characters and I love seeing an issue that focuses squarely on them. Their banter is great, the sorrow is real, their ending is appropriate and very satisfying, even heartwarming. A couple of missteps cant keep down what is the penultimate X-Factor title under Peter David and this is a great one for longtime fans of the series. If youre not one, become one! The series reads amazingly well in trade and now theres a clear-cut beginning, middle and end, so theres no excuse not to get onboard. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Aug 23, 2013

    I can't exactly recommend this book to readers unless they're already familiar with X-Factor. After all, this is the second to last issue of the long running comic book. But if you've read here and there and would like to check up on some of the characters, here is where you can do so. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 21, 2013

    This reunion deserved more space than David was able to give it. This discrete, episodic approach to wrapping up the series has merely ensured that no character has received the time and attention they deserve. There's a lot to make up for in next month's finale. Hopefully David is up to the challenge. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 22, 2013

    The penultimate issue of X-Factor is upon us, and rather than do anything for the larger story, writer Peter David just says goodbye to Monet and Darwin. He checks two more characters off his list, leaving us, next issue, with presumably his fond farewell to Jamie Madrox. I'm comfortable with that. I'm saving all my tears for that issue. Because I've never been a particularly big fan of Monet, and especially not Darwin, so this issue doesn't hold any special meaning for me. It's a nice little comic, and maybe if the series weren't over it would hold a little more weight. But for now, it's just a quick, done-in-one goodbye to two random characters. And sadly, I think artist Neil Edwards is getting a little rushed. Hopefully he saved his best work for the final issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Aug 23, 2013

    In the end, this feels an unspectacular issue in an unspectacular storyline. The idea of revisiting the cast members in turn to give them a proper send-off before the book's conclusion is good, but unusually for David, he doesn't seem to have made it work. Title aside, it doesn't feel like the series is reaching an ending. Instead of the grand send-off the series deserved, readers get a selection of weak gestures around the idea that life will probably just go on as normal. Apt for the series, perhaps, but not as enjoyable as the alternative. Read Full Review

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