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X-Factor: Madrox - Multiple Choice (X-Factor vol. III 0)

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Jamie Madrox, stabbed, staggering off a bus. Jamie Madrox, setting up a detective agency in the heart of Mutant Town. Jamie Madrox, a peaceful Shaolin priest. Which is the real Jamie Madrox? In this noir-esque thriller of a limited series, it's possible that even Madrox doesn't know anymore. Peter David, acclaimed for his run on X-Factor, reunites several of that title's m...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published April 13th 2005 by Marvel Comics (first published 2005)
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Danielle
I really enjoyed this collection, told from the perspective of multiple-man Jamie Madrox. Chronologically, this comes after Civil War, House of M and X-Force. Tone-wise, while still dealing with inner conflict, this series is not as dark as X-Force in regards to content, colouring and use of humour.

Jamie's power allows him to duplicate himself when he impacts something with force (i.e., being punched in the face), in what can be interpreted as a self-defense mechanism against threats. These dupl...more
Martin
Peter David has a gift for making you care about 2nd- and 3rd-tier characters. He does this by exploring their inter-personal relationships, by using their powers imaginatively (*), and by throwing in some humour in there as well. Madrox, Strong Guy, and Wolfsbane are the central characters of this story. And while none of them could very likely be able to carry a book on their own, together - and with Peter David's abilities - they can stand up to the traditional big name titles, like "Avengers...more
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Antología básica de Peter David 2: Madrox: Elecciones Múltiples
A principios de los noventa, David supuso todo un soplo de aire fresco para la franquicia mutante a través de su etapa al frente de un ecléctico elenco de personajes que solo a él parecían importarles. Eso fue hasta que gracias a su buen hacer consiguió que personajes como Madrox, Fortachón, Loba Venenosa o Mercurio se convirtieran en parte de nuestra...more
David
I think my exploration into graphic novels (at least the less indie superhero side) is officially over. A friend at work gave me a couple in order to try and get me hooked, insisting that comics had come a long way and were now made for adults. He either made bad exemplary selections, or he's just wrong. This was stupid, and while not aimed at kids, was definitley aimed at immature young adult males who don't want to flex their brain.
Emmett Spain
A clever, twisting, intricate, fun, and wonderfully unusual story that serves as the pre-cursor to the ongoing X-Factor series. Only points deducted are for an overuse of the word 'noir' in its attempt to be meta--the story succeeds where it embraces the trappings of noir rather than trying to pass comment on them from within.

Overall, an excellent story - can't wait to get on board the X-Factor series.
Federiken Masters
Mar 05, 2010 Federiken Masters rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Casi todo el mundo.
Recommended to Federiken by: Su autor
Esta miniserie es una excelente muestrario de las virtudes de Peter David como guionista de superhéroes, o más especificamente como "caracterizador de personajes de tercera fila a los cuales les busca la vuelta para que parezcan tan relevantes e interesantes -o incluso más- como los de primera". Así es como este tomo narra una historia detectivesca repleta de clichés, pero que resulta entretenidísima y afilada gracias a los diálogos entre personajes, o incluso entre el protagonista con él mismo....more
Stevie
I went into this comic knowing very little about what I was getting myself into. I knew it was the prequel of sorts to the X-Factor series and that the X-Factor series is one that has been talked about a lot on tumblr. So I gave it a chance.

The main thing that kept me reading this comic was all the fantastically amusing wit and banter. I enjoyed the little bits of humor and the sarcasm of the main character, Jamie Madrox. Especially when he was interacting with his dupes, I loved how they brough...more
Hunter
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Katy
Aug 23, 2012 Katy rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I fell for Jamie Madrox while reading the Civil War event. He's handsome, sarcastic, wicked smart, has a tragic past and a heart of gold. Oh yeah, and he can make copies of himself, and then reabsorb them, along with their memories and knowledge.

This five-issue prequel to Peter David's 2005 run of this classic X title begins as a stabbed Madrox attempts to make it back to the headquarters of 'XXX Investigations', where Jamie and his team run a private investigation service, specialising in Weir...more
Grifonus
Нуар.
Этот жанр очень любит главный герой, Джейми Мэрокс(о чем говорит почти в каждом номере). Судя по всему, он всегда хотел очутиться в таком фильме, и вот его мечта исполнилась - дело которое связано с его прошлым, фэмм фаталь, бандитские разборки и прочие "радости" жанра.
Я то же люблю сей жанр, так что для меня эта мини стала приятной неожиданостью.
Что интересно, это своего рода пролог к серии "Икс-Фактор", хотя общее, тут лишь персонажи и детективное агентство. С центральным сюжетом онгои...more
David Palazzolo
I promise I'll give these the reviews they are due when I can catch a breath. On the short term is that I started over from the beginning because I lost a few of Mr David's long-reaching threads. Generally I read these issue to issue, so I never thought of rating the collected editions before (which on the whole is still a new concept--rating collections of stuff I read the single issues for. Weeee--more internet fun!! :) ). The date below is not really the date read, but I did read it this year...more
Krystl Louwagie
This little graphic novel is actually what started the new X-Factor line of comics, so I backtracked, ordered it, and read it. I didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoy the graphic novels that follow it-the writing was still good, but it was missing a lot of my favorite characters, like Layla, Rictor, etc. I like the team, and I like the larder story of future apocalyptic things-this story was smaller in comparison to that, and limited more to one character, Madrox-and I do love Madrox, but the story...more
Lenka
This was only my second encounter with Jamie Madrox after briefly seeing him in Children's Crusade.
So before getting on the X-factor books themselves I decided to read this short-story about Jamie and how it all started. And I gotta say I like Jamie. He's smartass, and you just gotta love the way he argues with himself. Literally.
Peter David returns to X-factor and brings us some good interesting stuff with his witty and enjoyable writing.
Rachael
This was actually my first Peter David comic, though I've read one of his novels and met him at a convention. I always liked Jamie, and it's great to see his identity explored so thoroughly and entertainingly. Snappy dialogue, great pacing, and a back-up story that neither distracts nor slows the main plot. I'm looking forward to more of these characters (and more opportunities for women) in the following X-Factor books.
Tony
Well that was great. My introduction to Multiple Man was during the Age of Apocalypse, and I thought he seemed stupid. The story made his powers and history interesting. This was totally compelling. Mutants from X-Factor, (who I only have a passing familiarity with,) times a hard boiled detective story = YES PLEASE!
Brad
I originally read this incarnation of the series from the Marvel Civil War and it struck me as clever with a good premise then, so I picked it up again and here I am, surprised and pleased that it is Peter David. It's strange how serendipity works. Or maybe it's just the mark of a good writer.
Craig
I think this was where the book should have stayed, as it transitioned into X-Factor. This works really well, with the noir detective element, which got jettisoned for retconning and poorly executed romantic drama/ fanfic in the regular X-Factor series. This volume, though, is a gem.
J.
Supercool. Clever writing with lots of wordplay and a nice faux-noir feel. I would read a lot more like this (see the newest X-Factor series.) The only drawback is it's the same punchline every time. (After you've read it, you'll know what I'm talking about.)
Sophie
It took me a bit to get my hands on this one, but the wait was worth it. Madrox is an interesting and relatable character, and the story is very noir and cool. I really enjoyed it, and I want to read more about him and the other people involved in X-Factor.
Sus
I'm embarrassed to admit how much I enjoyed this, but there you have it. Peter David is never profoundly original, but he _can_ be fun. And Pablo Raimondi's artwork is delightful: I think the atmosphere he creates is just about perfect for this title.
Joe
definitely a swift and painless precursor to the ongoing x-factor series that goes above and beyond my expectations of a marvel book. if you're currently reading x-factor i would say that it doesn't hurt to read this but it is not in fact necessary.
Matt
A fun first volume that effectively sets up some of the impending mysteries for the main X-Factor series, as well as just plain being fun. Good stuff.
Carles Muñoz Miralles
Peter David demuestra que es único a la hora de dotar de nueva vida a personajes secundarios, y a retratarlos con grandes dosis de humor.
Ben
A fun little character introduction for David's X-Factor.
Angela
Interesting, noir type story with many Jamie's.
Sharon
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