I want to read X-factor does anybody know where I can start?
X-factor starting point
Well, Peter David has made a very good run i would really recommend the latest volume from number one the story arc is the longest night http://www.comicvine.com/x-factor-the-longest-night-x-factor-the-longest-night/37-181572/ this is after the house of M, this is supposing that you want to read the new x-factor
i would say 200 is a good place to start. Also its definitely, definitely, worth starting from the Madrox #5 issue mini series, that is essentially the start of X-Factor VOL 3, start from #1 of the VOL 3, which goes up to #50, and then switches back over to original numbering for #200, so I mean you aren't going to have to buy #150 issues... just... like #70? All of it worth its weight in adamantium!
But yeah, a bunch of TPB's and just pick up at any new issue arc. Its a really really great book! Issue 200 is pretty good place to start!
You can start with the current issue, # 220. Generally speaking, the X-factor story arc last 4 issues. After that, the team gets a new case with a new plot.
Therefore, you do not need to know what events happened before given that clients change constantly from case to case since they are a detective agency.
However, it's better to start at the latest entrance point per Marvel say which was issue #200. Issue # 200 was when the issue number changed from # 51 to # 200. A popular story arc began at issue # 40 which includes Ruby Summers, Layla Miller, Dr. Doom and Damian Tryp characters after the Madrox baby' arc debacle. This plot ended up with a keystone Issue, # 50 which wrap up the old era for the series before to get more main stream character from the marvel universe. Currently, I enjoyed the Hela and Las Vegas stories which were set up around issue # 207 and # 212.
PS. I do not think you have to start at a specific point. I began at Messiah Complex from the major Uncanny X-men crossover. After that, I began to hunt down all the previous issues from different comic stores in my area until I catched up. It was really fun time to complete all the issues. Today, it's a lot easy because you can buy the papertrades. The good thing about the papertrades is that you have all the issues that you need for that particular plot.
i would say 200 is a good place to start. Also its definitely, definitely, worth starting from the Madrox #5 issue mini series, that is essentially the start of X-Factor VOL 3, start from #1 of the VOL 3, which goes up to #50, and then switches back over to original numbering for #200, so I mean you aren't going to have to buy #150 issues... just... like #70? All of it worth its weight in adamantium! But yeah, a bunch of TPB's and just pick up at any new issue arc. Its a really really great book! Issue 200 is pretty good place to start!
Second this, the Madrox mini is awesome, as is the beginning of X-Factor vol.3
200 is a good place to start, but you can definitely fill in the previous 50 issues before that (don't forget they renumbered the series after issue 50, jumping to issue 200 ;)
The first 50 issues are great to go back to, as it fills in a lot of back story & builds up the characters & their relationships nicely. But it's still okay to start at 200 and pick up the back issues later. It's more or less what I did. I'd read a few of the early stories, but mainly knew the series from 200 onwards. Then had a massive marathon run reading the back issues (which was fabboo :)
Layla looks so much like Sentry in that image.
Marvel announced an X-Factor # 224.1 issue earlier today. It is a new starting point, for new readers in mind as they did with other .1 Marvel titles such as Deadpool, X-men, X-Force, etc. The only difficulty is that the issue comes out next September. I do not think you have to wait until next September. Just go a pick issue # 220 or #221. Read other commemts they hava interesting points of view from where to start.
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