Posted on Sunday, August 24, 2014
by Paul in x-axis
Most of the stories we’ve looked at lately have been reasonably self-contained, even if lengthy. All-New X-Factor operates rather differently. Peter David works more in the soap opera style of team book that dominated the 80s and 90s, where the focus isn’t on having a single overall plot, so much as on getting a whole bunch of plates spinning, and then checking in on them from time to time.
And thus far, David has been largely devoting his time to getting the plates spinning. Where volume 1 gathered the team, volume 2 spends most of its six issues on introducing Georgia Dakei and her family, as well as setting up a few plot points to be returned to in future, before finally unveiling the corporate X-Factor to the public in a press conference in issue #12.