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“X-Factor: The Longest Night” introduces new team

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm •  Published: January 11, 2011

X-Factor 1-6 (2005); collected as “X-Factor: The Longest Night.”

Following the events of “Madrox,” in the fallout from the Marvel Comics “House of M” crossover, Madrox and his X-Factor investigations provide stability in the former “Mutant Town” in New York, now that most mutants have lost their abilities.

Former mutant Rictor initially doesn’t feel he has anything to live for now that he’s lost his powers, but after meeting up with X-Factor – and their new member, Layla Miller, who “know(s) stuff,” he decides to hang around.

Other team members include refugees from various mutant teams, including David’s previous run on the government-sponsored “X-Factor.”   Wolfsbane, Strong Guy, M, Siryn and Layla Miller, along with star Jamie Madrox, the Multiple Man, are the basic roster.   The initial art team is penciller Ryan Sook and inker Wade von Grawbadger, and it looks fantastic.  Dennis Calero steps in with issue 5 and 6.  Not quite as “noir” as the “Madrox” series that preceded it, but still an interesting mix of X-Men-style superheroics with some detective/crime elements.

- Matt Price
Comics read in 2011: 76. Still to go: 1,935.

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by Matthew Price
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Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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