All-New X-Factor #9 – Review

Weekly Comic Book Review

By: Peter David (Writer), Carmine Di Giandomenico (Artist), Lee Loughridge (Color Artist), VC’s Cory Petit (Letterer), Kris Anka & Jared Fletcher (Cover Artists)

The Story:
X-Factor sort-of rescued a girl in kind-of distress. So… now what?

The Review:
If X-Factor were to be a brand, you’d expect its signature to be seeing a diverse and quirky cast engaging in witty banter, often over divisive issues. This month is no exception, although I do have a few questions about the characters and the visual storytelling.

The opening couple of pages is a good example of an introductory scene done right. Notice how the minor characters are really just background goons but display distinctive traits, and by so doing, they offer an intriguing tease about our story without having to slog through unnecessary exposition or unnatural dialogue. Visually, we the readers experience watching the “watchers” with dramatic choices of panel layouts, including…

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