X-Lapsed, Episode 206 – X-Factor #9 (2021)
When is a penultimate issue more like a finale? Well, when your actual final issue is a chapter of an Event Crossover… like the Hellfire Gala.
Oh, you didn’t know? There’s a Hellfire Gala on the horizon. They totally don’t talk about it every chance they get… so, I don’t blame you for not knowing!
Today, we look at a book whose watchword is “truncation”. The axe of cancellation appears to have fallen during the production of this issue… and yet, Williams and Baldeon still manage to deliver an enjoyable outing! We’ve got Morrigan and Mojoworld… um, please listen anyway – I promise it’ll be fun!
Also: An X-Panded Mailbag Segment full of x-cellent x-chatter!
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One thought on “X-Lapsed, Episode 206 – X-Factor #9 (2021)”
God I love X-Factor and I am going to miss this book. It's just a perfect little corner of the X-Universe which works entirely within it's own logic. Williams and Baldeon are an amazing team. I was struck in the goodbye letters in the next issue how much credit Williams gives to Baldeon. Apparently he was very involved in the plotting and pacing of the book which explains how they were able to achieve so much together. This particular issue is very crammed but they juggle a lot of plots very effectively. I found the Celtic pages an effective way of covering a lot of ground very quickly.
As I'm not only following out of order I'm also commenting having listened ahead I have already heard you discussing feedback on this issue and I need to let you know that Dazzler and Lila Cheney have definitely teamed up before. Between the end of the Dazzler series and joining the X-Men Dazzler was a keyboardist and backing singer in Lila Cheney's band. She had died her hair black to be slightly incognito following the anti-mutant backlash after Dazzler the Movie. This is a key element of the introduction of Malice of the Marauders who gets Dazzler to reclaim the spotlight from Lila (Uncanny 210, 213 & 214).
Anyway, until Amazing Baby gets possessed by a god of death, Make Mine X-Lapsed!