COMIC BOOK REVIEW: All-New X-Factor #10
Writer Peter David
Art by: Carmine Di Giandomenico (pencils), Lee Loughridge (colors)
Never sleep with the Boss’s wife. After a night he’ll soon regret, Gambit and the team head off to the Mori Hotel in Minnosota to rescue a young mutant from her villainous father…again. The crazy battle that ensues is what makes this book an entertaining read. Writer Peter David and artist Carmine Di Giandomenico are on fire with All-New X-Factor.
If you’ve read any of my reviews you know I’m not a big Marvel fan. I’m always confused because there’s a vast amount of continuity behind each character. It’s sometimes difficult to just enjoy a story without the need of Google. That hasn’t been the case with All-New X-Factor. Sure, I was a bit confused in the first issue, but this title didn’t dwell on continuity for too long. Instead it jumped right into establishing the team and throwing them into fights. It’s been a lot of fun. This book was no different. David moves the story along briskly. This does give the appearance that the book is shorter than it really is, but rest assured it’s long enough! Many of the jokes also hit their marks and caused me to laugh out loud a few times. The battle at the end was especially clever. It also felt a bit short but it’s probably a good thing that the whole affair surrounding it wasn’t drawn out longer than necessary.
Art style for this series changed a bit between the first few issues until settling on Giandomenico. Initially jarring, but I’ve grown to really enjoy the look. One of the things that drew me to this book were the beautifully bright covers. With the interior art being equally bright it’s no wonder I’m glued to this title. Lee Loughridge is the colorist for this particular book and he did a wonderful job. While Giandomenico’s pencils have grown on me, it’s Loughridge’s colors that make it all pop for me.
Discovering a Marvel book that I genuinely enjoy is always a big deal for me. Most of their books just fail to pull me in but I still keep an eye on what the publisher is doing. I love bright colors and right now they have a lot of that going on in their books. If All-New X-Factor continues being bright, speedy and fun then I’ll keep buying it.
Review Score: 5 (of 7)