X-Factor 243 review

At last, the true origin of Polaris is revealed. Polaris, the mistress of Magnetism, has had so many different takes on her past and true heritage that it’s quite a mess. Is she Magneto’s daughter or not? What actually happened to her mother and “father”? What is the source to her insanity? All of those questions are answered in this issue. Is it good? Definitely!

It’s hard to say anything specific without spoiling this issue so I’ll keep it brief. Through the unique abilities of various X-Factor members, Lorna Dane is finally able to discover the truth about her past. The truth is potentially devastating; however with a character this convoluted and contradictory you have to break them down before you build them back up. This issue handles it perfectly. It’s not a lighthearted issue by any means, although little touches of clever humour help lighten the mood.

The art is fairly good. While there aren’t too many fine details, there’s still enough environmental detail that each panel feels complete. The real focus on the art is on facial expressions, and they are handled well. Not sure what else to say about the art.

If you like X-Factor or Polaris, this is an important issue to pick up. An issue that attempts to sort out a confusing mess of a character’s history could go completely wrong, yet Peter David handled this completely right. There’s really nothing else to say without spoiling the revelations within.

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to X-Factor 243 review

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  2. wwayne says:

    All those that wish to help Peter David in his treatment costs go to http://www.comicmix.com/news/2013/01/04/help-peter-david-by-buying-his-e-books-now/. Not only do you get great reads but you help out the man who made them.


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