Tuesday, 20 August 2013

X-Men Re-read: X-Factor v3: Many Lives of Madrox

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The Great X-Men Re-read

X-Factor v3: Many Lives of Madrox

Collects: X-Factor #13-17
Writer(s): Peter David
Penciller(s): Pablo Raimondi

X-Factor hits it's stride.

Quick Synopsis
Core Cast: Layla Miller, Monet St Croix (M), Jamie Madrox, Julio "Ric" Richter (Rictor), Theresa Cassidy (Siryn), Guido (Strong Guy),  Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane), Quicksilver

In the aftermath of the clash with Singularity Inc, the team end up on the couch of Doctor Samson, echoing the classic X-Amination from X-Factor #87, as we learn more about the inner workings and motivations of each character. Jamie's accidental two timing of M and Theresa comes to light.

The rest of the stories in this collection revolve around Jamie going and reabsorbing dupes that he had sent out to learn things, having remembered them after meeting the agent of S.H.I.E.L.D in the last volume.

Layla forces Theresa and M to bond, which they do by going shopping in Paris, but they get caught up in mutant related prejudice.

Jamie goes after the S.H.I.E.L.D agent and ends up in conflict with Hydra. But the jewel of the collection is when he meets a dupe that has made a family for himself and after weighing it up, he leaves him out there.

Best Bit
The therapy session with Doc Samson.

Final Words
Lots of stand out moments.

9 / 10

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