mcklayn's X-Factor #244 - Breaking Points: Day 4 review

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Overview: Day 4 of breaking points hits, this one examines Teresa as she makes a decision on her future that directly affects the rest of X - Factor

The Good: I am a big fan of Peter David's writing and i love how he plants little seeds that he allows to grow over time. This entire story is a big example of those seeds growing. The writing is crisp and the story takes a turn that i personally didn't see coming. From front page to last page i enjoyed it and was happy with the ending, it also left me with that what's next feeling. I enjoyed the art and i like the way Layla continues to interfere acting as a bridge for Teresa's big decision.

The Bad: not much action in this issue but if you have X Factor on your pull list that's nothing new. Its an 'investigation' firm after all not a super hero group. I have for a while now had a problem with the size of X Factor's roster, it seems alot of characters get lost in the shuffle. You seen none of Pip, Rictor or Shatterstar in this issue (yes i know Rictor and Shatterstar were involved with Rayne's close up a few issues back) and very little of the others honestly. Now i know this is a close up on Teresa (as all the breaking points seem to focus on one's characters personal 'breaking point') but it's not just this issue who does that, so yea thats a small grip really.

The Verdict: This isn't a super hero bang bang blow up stuff book. With that in mind if your into investigation type books and more thought less action (which i mean in a great way) then this is a must pull week to week, this issue is no exception. This however isn't the best jumping on point ( i missed issue 243 and the first bit was a little confusing)

I am also excited about this story as my biggest grip with the series is the roster is too big. If i'm predicting the outcome of all this right then he is doing some serious thinning (i could be wrong and he could bring them all back with one big event or something but since Havok is off to Avengers i doubt it) so i see that as a great thing, maybe the characters left will get more spot light and the ones that leave can go on elsewhere to get the attention they deserve. So yes a great book and I recommend it to anyone.

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Edited by Chesapeake

Great comments about the X- Factor book. I am a big fan of Theresa but she had to do what needed to be done. That´s why she was leader of this group and a big part of the book. I am very sad she had her breaking point so she is gone from the book. I was hoping, she survived this issue like Polaris last time. I can see a lot of similarities between Polaris ans Banshee but I would like it if PAD had had the original cast but I see X-Factor needs to have a smaller roster as well. Great way to say good bye to Madrox.

Pip has no business in this book, he is just a footprint/recepcionist. I now he is having his solo issue soon but he needs to go as well. So I do not see the need for having on the air time.

Posted by McKlayn

yea the book is great, but the cast does swallow some people up glad to see some people agree :D

Thanks for the comment

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