Sunday, 7 March 2010
Posted by Jon Stone
Peter David is a witty, intelligent writer who has armed himself with a first rate gang of dysfunctional (ex)superheroes. Add in the central premise of the team being a detective agency for other superheroes, and X-Factor should be top-notch. The trouble is often with the endings to arcs, as in this issue. All sleuthing is dropped in favour of a punch-up and a series of humiliating incidents which make the team look like hopeless bumblers. Bing Casino, meanwhile, is yet another X-Factor artist punching above his weight - detailed shading failing to cover for mediocre composition.