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X-Factor: Many Lives of Madrox features homage to first Peter David run

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 2:40 pm •  Published: January 20, 2011

X-Factor #13 is an homage of sorts to “X-Factor” #87 from Peter David’s previous run on the series. Both issues feature members of the X-Factor team seeing psychiatrist Leonard “Doc” Samson in an attempt to unburden themselves.

In issues 14-17, Madrox’s storyline focuses on his indecision.

Madrox is concerned about being unable to choose a direction – something that becomes even more clear when he and one of his duplicates hook up with two different members of his team.

As part of trying to learn to focus himself, Jamie Madrox, the Multiple Man, decides to recall the various duplicates of himself he’s sent out and around the world. But do his duplicates want to return? And what have they learned on their sojourns?

Pablo Raimondi provides the lion’s share of art, and it continues to be quite good, as well. These issues are collected in “X-Factor” Vol 3: Many Lives of Madrox.

- Matt 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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