X-Factor #7 Review

by Ryan.L on February 03, 2021

Writer: Leah Williams
Artist: David Baldeon
Colorist: Israel Silva
Publisher: Marvel Comics
The team looks further into Siryn and her whereabouts.
I enjoyed this issue immensely. It was such a fantastic read and I’m enjoying that this case is taking longer to solve than just one issue. It really raises the stakes a lot more than being a one and done story.
There was also a cameo from Speed that really excited me. I’m all for his relationship with Prodigy and I hope that we get to see a lot more of them together. I can see why this book was nominated for a GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) media award. The LGBTQ2IA+ representation in this book is off the charts. I’m hugely proud and can’t thank the creative team enough for the continued positive representation.
Daken has been an all-star in this book for me as well. We have been seeing a lot of growth with him and especially in this issue. Many times he just gets put in the feral animal box or the sex crazed maniac box. We have even seen a bit of that in this series, but slowly the more issues that come out we get to see him grow more and more. I think his budding relationship with Aurora has been the catalyst for this growth. He has definitely become a favorite of mine because of this run.
I also have to say that the art in this series is one of my favorites of all the x-books. It’s so animated and fun, but even the sadder emotions are just as dynamic and exciting. I must applaud David Baldeon with his layout of each page. His art and layout truly enhances the story to greater and greater levels.
Overall this book continues to be a juggernaut in the x-lineup. It’s one of the best series not only for LGBTQ2IA+ representation but for deep emotional relationships and stories with a fun quirkiness to them. Don’t sleep on this series. 

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