Check out the old school cover! I love it!
The book opens on Far Sight being confronted by some guy who looks familiar and is granted the power to see what is going to happen to The Exceptionals. Meanwhile, Madrox and the hilariously named Lord Defender have caught a local menace, the West Side Groper when they are alerted to the festivities. Continuing from last issue, Scattershot and Shatterstar are locked in combat after the former murdered another one of The Exceptionals. The battle goes back and forth, but in the end, Shatterstar comes out on top, and Scattershot teleports away – presumably back to Mojoworld. And as a tease for next issue, we see that Far Sight has committed suicide after learning too much about the future from his mysterious benefactor.
I know it’s not a big deal, but I LOVE the old school cover! Everything about it says 1980s – of course the tell tale floating heads, the posing of the characters, the tag line – awesome. I’d love to have a giant poster of this issue’s cover. As I always say, it’s more of the same from Peter David – old plots are tied off while new threads are pulled. PAD does a great job of keeping us invested in the story while enjoying the action. I just wish X-Factor issues could be twice as long. Leonard Kirk and Matt Milla combine for some great images while the aforementioned cover by David Yardin is excellent.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|COVER! Story||just the never ending feeling of unresolved plot lines that comes with PAD’s writing|
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