X Factor issue 8 and 9 were listed as tie-ins to Civil war. If you are confused as to what I'm doing please read at least the intro to War Journal Tie-In.
In this issue we deal with the issues of X factor, basically hanging around. There are some conversations, almost no confrontation and some investigation. They are still dealing with past aspects of Decimation.
Things I liked: Siryns brief description of the "erosion of freedom" which is one of my concerns with the decision making process in Civil War. The weight Layla carries because of her abilities "Evil is impotent and has no power but that which we let it extort from us."
Things I didn't like: The artwork. You generally won't read me complaining about peoples artwork, because I can't come close to their skills. There are some exceptions. This method gives me an actual headache and has a tendancy to distract from the story itself. Spidey appearance. This seemed forced, just to give the title more connection to the Civil War All of the Civil War conversations seemed to be threown in, even Madrox, agent of SHIELD seemed to be just casually thrown in to tie the book into the series. no action at all
Overall I found this dull and confusing. I felt like I had wasted my time after reading this. I really had to search hard for things I liked and that ain't good. 1 Loony out of 10
This one, for me was even more of a waste of time than the prior issue. Some action in this one, but not much and not essential.
Things I liked: "'Cause eventually we get married" that was pretty funny in context. "Life. Don't talk to me about life. Oh, I'm so depressed" Madrox quoting Marvin the Paranoid Android. Someone at Marvel reads Adams, so they're not all bad
Things I didn't like: Just about everything else. The whole thing is just,... lackluster.
Before I start, this is not meant to be a rip at the writers or the title of X-Factor. Just a review as it pertains to the Civil War.
This entire output seemed completely un-needed. If it had been released as it should have been, as a follow up to decimation, that would be entirely different and the review would have been as well. As a Civil War tie in, this is a failure as a story. All CW references seemed forced. The only CW reference that I liked was the "erosion of freedom" and that could have been placed in a deifferent title. I was really dissappointed and I'm glad they only used up 2 issues eorth of my time.
on a scale of 1 to 10 how much do I feel this relates to the war? 1
Post by Alchemist-X on Apr 27, 2007 14:04:47 GMT -5
Not surprising, I didn't see how X-Factor really fit into this anyway, I mean the X-teams more or less decided to sit this one out right? They really shoulda opted for a different civil war tie in in another book.