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  1. Specter313

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    X-Factor


    Creative Team: Peter David(writer) & Bing Casino(artist)

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    Team Members: Madrox, Strong Guy, Siryn, M, Rictor, Butterfly(Layla Miller), Darwin, Longshot, Shatterstar

    Storyline Info: M-Day has passed and mutant town, formerly New York's largest population of mutants, has been decimated. What caused all this and why? That is what X-Factor Investigations has decided to try and find out, while dealing with the mysterious Singularity Investigations and the young Layla Miller.
     
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    X-Factor #215
    Story by Peter David
    Art by Valentine De Landro, Pat Davidson
    Colors by Jeromy Cox
    Letters by VC - Cory Petit
    Cover by David Yardin, Sonia Oback
    Publisher Marvel Comics
    Cover Price: $2.99
    Release Date Wed, February 9th, 2011

    A man is dead, apparently the victim of a vampire attack. But is it truly some random crime of violence? Or is it, as his daughter believes, an elaborate ruse, designed to draw attention away from the real culprit? And can X-Factor separate fact from fiction?
     
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    Actually really loved multiple Man & Lyla in this issue glad to see PAD is picking up on older storylines. Good solid standaloneish issue. BTW Why are all the boards being closed & reopened as new???
     
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    The site owners have implemented a new system where any thread over 1000 posts are automatically closed and reopened by a bot if they are posted in. Well, I kind of bit the bullet and asked danoyse to close some of the thread over that limit so I could restart them myself without all the nonsense for the thread manager bot.
     
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    Ahh got you makes sense just have lost the Daken thread and I soo wnnna rant about something there lol that is why I was wondering.
     
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    X-FACTOR #219
    Written by PETER DAVID
    Penciled by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
    Cover by DAVID YARDIN
    The SCARs -- the deadliest team of women around -- are out to frame the Black Cat for murder. But they're not the only ones with homicide on their mind, because a furious Monet is out for blood on behalf of her teammate who was gunned down. Can X-Factor stop the elegant Ms. St. Croix from killing one of their deadliest foes...and do they even want to?
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    So Peter David has said that the sucide issue didn't happen because of creative differnces bet you Marvel chicken out because Peter had written stuff that was ballsy.
     
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    X-FACTOR #216

    Written by Peter David
    Penciled by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
    Cover by David Yardin

    Everwonder how X-Factor manages to operate out in the open in a New York
    City where superhero-hating J. Jonah Jameson is the mayor? Well, here's
    where you find out, as jolly JJJ thrusts NYC's premiere detective agency
    into the midst of a murder investigation where the trail may lead them
    straight to...Jonah himself? Guest-starring the ever-amazing Spider-Man and the Black Cat!
     
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    This weeks issue started connecting threads from as far back as the 200th issue without us knowing lol. I loved the interaction between M, Star and Spiderman, they need a fun arc after this lol. Good issue IMO.
     
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    Since debuting in 2005, X-Factor has been a model of consistency in Marvel’s frequently shifting X-Men line. Not only has every issue — 67 in total, counting the renumbering at issue #200 — been written by Peter David, but it’s also stuck to the same main cast, centered by Multiple Man/private investigator, Jamie Madrox.

    Recently, the comic has interacted more with the greater Marvel Universe, with a recent arc seeing Thor show up when the team was in Vegas, and the current storyline, which started with this week’s issue #216 (preview here), guest-starring Spider-Man, Black Cat and J. Jonah Jameson. Plus, Darwin left the team and had a bizarre old west adventure, Monet had an ominous encounter with a mysterious woman, and Rictor and Shatterstar have seen tension develop in their relationship due to the return of a now-very-pregnant Rahne Sinclair.

    Newsarama talked with David about returning to writing Spider-Man — a character he's worked with before in stories such as 1985's much-revered "The Death of Jean DeWolff" — the decision to bring Pip the Troll into the book, when we might see Darwin again, and when we should ready the cigars for Rahne's big day.

    Newsarama: Peter, after the done-in-one story in #215, we're back with a multi-part arc in #216, featuring Spider-Man, Black Cat and J. Jonah Jameson. Thor was also in the book recently — is it fair to say that these guest spots are a deliberate effort to get X-Factor more involved with the MU as a whole?

    Peter David: Yes, it's definitely fair to say that. Originally XF's mission statement was to cater to the concerns of the MU's mutants, particularly in Mutant Town. But with the advent of M-Day and the coming of Utopia, that became largely moot. So now the team has moved on to what they feel is a true realization of Xavier's dream: That mutants are peacefully co-existing with humans. The best way to do that is for the team to specialize in cases that stem from the needs of the various denizens of the Marvel Universe.

    Nrama: And this story also means your return to writing Spider-Man, a character you have a long history with. What's it like returning to Spidey — and has your take on the character changed at all since the last time he was in one of your comics?

    David: Not really. Spidey is Spidey. He may go through various changes in status quo, but at core, he's still your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. In this instance, he happened to be swinging through X-Factor's neighborhood.

    Nrama: Based on the solicitations, it seems that Black Cat is even more important to this story than Spider-Man — what do you like about that character, and why is she a good match for the title?

    David: Actually using Felicia stemmed from the nature of the story. Jonah Jameson is consulting with X-Factor over a series of events that would normally fall under Felicia's purview, and Felicia can get rather territorial with these things. So she winds up being drawn into the middle of it.

    Nrama: Also, based on the preview of #216 released online, it looks like this arc may have to do with the mysterious woman Monet had an encounter with a few issues back?

    David: Yes, that's exactly right.

    Nrama: Got a few character-specific questions — issues #213 and #214 were heavily Darwin-centric, and though he's left the team, it's clear his story's a long way from being over. Can readers expect to check-in with him regularly, or might it be a while before we see him again following the events of #214?

    David: He's going to be showing up sometime after #220.

    Nrama: Though Darwin has left the team for the time being, it looks like Pip the Troll is here for a while. At face, he seems like an unconventional choice to stick around the team beyond the Hela arc — what motivated you to bring Pip to X-Factor?

    David: I've always liked him, he wasn't really doing anything else at the moment, and I thought he had a good New York feel.

    Nrama: Rahne — she's been pregnant for a while and mentioned at the end of #213 that gestation period would be a short one. Given that, should we expect to see the blessed (?) event sometime in the (very?) near future?

    David: Her pregnancy is also going to be addressed right around #220...the same time that Darwin is coming back. Coincidence? Not at all.

    Nrama: And on that line of questioning, one thing that always sticks out to me about X-Factor is how much it's stuck to its core cast, which I think makes it pretty unique. Everyone from the first incarnation of the comic (the Madrox miniseries) is still around years later; so are the characters added when it became the X-Factor ongoing. A few have been added, some have rotated in and out and Rahne was out of the book for a good while, but for the most part the cast has stayed much more constant than a typical mainstream superhero team comic, where frequent upheaval is the norm. How important is that consistency in this comic?

    David: If the readers aren't invested in the characters, then nothing else matters. "X-Men" is about the X-Men, and the make-up of the team can constantly shift. But X-Factor is really about these particular people, and the consistency is extremely important.

    http://www.newsarama.com/comics/x-factor-peter-david-110304.html
     
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    X-FACTOR #217
    Written by Peter David
    Penciled by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
    Cover by David Yardin
    Ever wonder how X-Factor manages to operate out in the open in a New York City where superhero-hating J. Jonah Jameson is the mayor? Well, here's where you find out, as jolly JJJ thrusts NYC's premiere detective agency into the midst of a murder investigation where the trail may lead them straight to...Jonah himself? Guest-starring the ever-amazing Spider-Man!
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    X-FACTOR #217
    Written by Peter David
    Penciled by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
    Cover by David Yardin
    Ever wonder how X-Factor manages to operate out in the open in a New York City where superhero-hating J. Jonah Jameson is the mayor? Well, here's where you find out, as jolly JJJ thrusts NYC's premiere detective agency into the midst of a murder investigation where the trail may lead them straight to...Jonah himself? Guest-starring the ever-amazing Spider-Man!
    32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
     
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    I've always thought X-Factor Investigations would have made a great TV series. A superhuman detective agency would be great to watch on television every week.
     
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    X-FACTOR #220 & #221
    Written by PETER DAVID
    Penciled by PAUL DAVIDSON (#220) & EMANUELA LUPACCHINO (#221)
    Cover by DAVID YARDIN
    “Forgive Me, Father, For I Have KILLED!”
    Hoping to be absolved of recently committed sins before she gives birth, Wolfsbane goes to confess…but it isn’t forgiveness that awaits her. In fact, she’s going to have to face her demons head on. Literally! (Oh, and that baby she’s carrying? Turns out that it’s not quite what she expected either.) The next X-citing chapter of X-FACTOR begins here!
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    ISSUE #220 COVER SHOWN
     
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    Ok. PAD has stated that Trip will be back. He also said that Lyla & Shatterstar will be dealt with. What you need to understand is that Pad takes his time with these thing. Also Wolfbane ate her Stepfather while with X-Force.
     
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    X-FACTOR #222
    Written by PETER DAVID
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    Cover by DAVID YARDIN
    I AM CAPTAIN AMERICA VARIANT BY TBA
    X-Factor headquarters is under siege! As the birth of Wolfsbane’s baby draws near, demonic forces pound at their door, desperate to steal the child away. How will X-Factor battle the supernatural? Salvation may just arrive in a very familiar form…
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    X-FACTOR #218
    
Written by Peter David
    
Pencils by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
    
Covers by David Yardin
    
If you have tears, prepare to share them now. For, as X-Factor and the Black Cat battles the S.C.A.R. in a desperate attempt to save J. Jonah Jameson--yes, THAT J. Jonah Jameson--one of our heroes lies dying, and survival isn't looking too likely.
    
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    Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! Totally loved that ending but at the same time noooooooooooooo this can't be happening.
     
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    So glad Guido didn't die
     
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    But he did die. Look who helped him.
     
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    I assumed she was some sort of cyborg. She's shooting bullets from her fingers and even one of her friends has metal skin. She might be able to survive a bullet to the head.

    As for Guido, I think it might've been a combination of the bullet to the chest (it looks a little off from his heart) and the kinetic energy he absorbed when he caught the robot.
     
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    I'm going for her bullets can affect even superhumans lol. Also wasn't always said that Strong Guy had a bad heart that could kill him.
     
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    Yes. I haven't really touched it since January, though. I really should get back to it.
     
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    X-FACTOR #219
    
Written by PETER DAVID
    
Penciled by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
    
Cover by DAVID YARDIN
    
The SCARs -- the deadliest team of women around -- are out to frame the Black Cat for murder. But they're not the only ones with homicide on their mind, because a furious Monet is out for blood on behalf of her teammate who was gunned down. Can X-Factor stop the elegant Ms. St. Croix from killing one of their deadliest foes...and do they even want to?
    
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99
     
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    X-FACTOR #223 & #224
    Written by PETER DAVID
    Penciled by EMANUELA LUPACCHINO
    Covers by DAVID YARDIN
    “HARD LABOR” Conclusion!
    About to give birth and on the run from mutants, demons and gods alike, Wolfsbane turns to the only ones she feels she can trust: her own kind. But even with the help of THE PACK, will Wolfsbane and her baby survive the ordeal? And considering some believe the baby to be the harbinger of the end of the world, do we even want them to?
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    ISSUE #223 Cover Shown
     
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