X-Factor #2 Review

by Ryan.L on August 26, 2020

Writer: Leah Williams
Artist: David Baldeon
Publisher: Marvel Comics
X-Factor is up and running and already on a new case. But this new case takes the team to a tumultuous place. This could get entertaining.
The first issue of this series really blew me away. This issue however fails to reach the heights the first did. That being said, this is still a really fun book.  I’m a huge fan of the LGBTQ+ representation on this team as well as having a LGBTQ+ character leading the team. So I might be a little bit biased but that factor alone makes me a huge fan of this book. There is more than that though that makes this book an exciting read. This issue has a lot of the humor that was in the first book. It seems that this will continue to be a mixture of wackiness and mystery, and I am so on board for that.
This book really manages to give each character its spotlight and has me enjoying characters I didn’t care for before like Eye-boy. Slutty Daken is a riot, but at the same time its very one note. I am enjoying him in this series but so much of his scenes are very one note like I said. I hope we see some growth with Daken so his character doesn’t get stale.
The art in this book continues to be a visual delight. I don’t think this story would have had such a wacky feel to it if we had a different artist. The art compliments the story perfectly. Some more subtle jokes are heightened by the artwork. Northstar constantly has this snooty look on his face, which is very him. Each character actually consistently has a particular look to them that compliments their reason for being there, and is just slightly more animated to enhance the comedic value of the book.  
Overall ‘X-Factor’ boldly stamps its place in the ‘Dawn of X’ line-up as a must read series. It’s bright, fun and wacky. Go read it!

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