X-Lapsed, Episode 086 – X-Factor #1 (2020)
X-Factor (vol.4) #1 (September, 2020)
“Suite No. 1: Prelude: Aurora Moratorium”
Writer – Leah Williams
Art – David Baldeon
Colors – Israel Silva
Letters – VC’s Joe Caramagna
Design – Tom Muller
(Uncredited) Head of X – Hickman
Edits – Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: July 29, 2020
Hello Friends – today we finally round out our Dawn of X Wave Two #1’s – and your humble host totally forgets to rank them from best to worst… hopefully, I’ll remember for next time!
Today we welcome X-Factor to the fold – and I begin this episode by recounting my life and times as a fan of the title… and just how important it was in my earliest days of X-Fandom! We will then discuss the book cover-to-cover… and, whattayaknow, talk about what I liked and didn’t like about it! Sounds just like a comic review show, doesn’t it?
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One thought on “X-Lapsed, Episode 086 – X-Factor #1 (2020)”
I feel like I should start by apologizing for falling behind in my X-Lapsed listening. It felt really weird to hear an episode without my feedback. It's been a bit of a mad month work wise and I had much less time to listen and reply. It doesn't help that we're into the period when I was only buying Marauders so I have to go and read each issue on Unlimited before I listen.
I've seen a lot of online comment about X-Factor most of which heralded it as the best of the X-books and I really must be missing something as my response was more mixed.
As you say Williams has gathered a strong team of characters who play off each other well. I also quite enjoyed some of the jokes even though I am far from being an edgy teen. Daken's use of his sexuality as a replacement for a personality is something I have seen in young men who want to shock people. There are unsettling elements to his pheromone power. Can someone who is under his influence consent in any meaningful way? It seems the Starfox problem might re-occur.
Overall I enjoyed this but it didn't live up to the hype. I'm intrigued to see where it goes next.
By the way you suggested that only 40 year old men read comics. That isn't necessarily true – I'm 46.