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X-Factor: The Longest Night (X-Factor vol. III #1)

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In the fallout from House of M and following the surprise film-noir hit Madrox, a new mutant team is forged X-Factor is an investigative mutant agency that includes Madrox, the Multiple Man; Guido, the Strong Guy; Wolfsbane, the shape-shifter; Siryn, the chorus girl; Rictor, the living earthquake; and Generation X's Monet, the pompous witch. Drawn together in the heart of ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 7th 2007 by Marvel (first published August 16th 2006)
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Tomás
Leído en las 6 revistitas editadas por Panini, las cuales me prestó mi amigo y comiquero de confianza Federiken Masters.

El primer número es tan bueno que opaca a los 5 restantes. El diálogo entre Madrox y Ric, mientras el primero intenta convencerlo al otro de que no se suicide, es de los mejores diálogos que haya leído, como también el dialogo interno de Jamie. El número se sostiene por sí solo sin ningún tipo de problemas. El final del arco también me convenció como así también la investigació
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Stephen
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In the aftermath of House Of M and Decimation story arcs, Jamie Madrox detective firm undergoes a name change, from XXX Investigations to X-Factor Investigations because the members thought it sounded like they were investigating pornography.

In addition to Jamie Madrox (Multiple Man) Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane) Guido (Strong Guy), and there are a few new members now Theresa Cassidy (Siryn), Monet St. Croix (M), and the depowered Rictor. A and manipulative young girl named Layla Miller who keeps t
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The_Mad_Swede
This volume collects issues #1–6 of X-Factor (vol. 3), which marked Peter David's return to the team and many of the characters on which he had worked in the '90s. This newer series, however, is much darker, both in tone and actual colouring, and presents an all new X-Factor, lead by none other than Jamie Madrox, the Multiple Man. Functioning as detective agency in Mutant Town in the aftermath of the big X-event Decimation (in which Marvel apparently de-powered 90% of their overly expanded mutan ...more
Krystl Louwagie
I love Madrox. I love Layla Miller. I love Peter David! Which is why I really want his "how to write comics" book, 'cause I'd love to take advice from him.

The art in these is greatly constructed together, the story is interesting and relevant, the characters are well fleshed out and relate able and lovable. And funny. I love Peter David's X-Factor universe, and I just order the prequel to this, which I'm super excited for (and which is semi expensive due to not being in print anymore. :( ) X-Fa
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Andrew
Back in '91 the X-titles had that big ol' shakeup in the midst of their popularity's peak. The one title that initially looked like it got the short end was X-Factor. A group of mostly no name or secondary characters filled out the entire roster of what used to be the original X-Men. And yet one could argue it turned out to be the best of those series while Peter David manned the ship.

So now (or a few years ago) Peter David restarts the title following a successful Madrox miniseries and he retur
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Paul Mirek
What a bummer. It turns out there's been a series that combines the darkly comedic noir world of Angel with the shining diamond at the core of what makes the X-Men franchise work: persecuted heroes rising beyond prejudices in the name of a nobler cause. Of course, the influence of the former reveals all the ugly little realities of the latter. Ryan Sook's art is sharp and modern and a perfect fit for this story, which sees the private investigation team protecting a woman accused of murdering he ...more
Federiken Masters
Dec 14, 2013 Federiken Masters rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Casi todo el mundo
Hacía años que no releía esta saga, que la tengo en capítulos en las seis primeras revistas de la edición española de Panini. Y recién hoy noté que nunca los había leído de corrido y en orden.
Si bien en la relectura me hicieron ruido algunas cositas (sobre todo, irregularidades en el dibujo por culpa del baile de dibujantes), el promedio sigue siendo altísimo.
Y aunque no es un comic perfecto, el hecho de tener el mejor #1 que jamás haya leído de cualquier colección que recuerde, amerita bajar un
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Jacobi
The plot in this book is interesting, but the main draw of X-Factor is the character interactions. The fact that I had little to no knowledge of these characters when I initially read X-factor, yet came away caring about them all (well most of them -- Rictor is a cry baby) after just 6 issues should speak volumes about Peter David's ability to make you care about characters. Now, rereading the series, the interactions are as fun and charged as I remembered them being.
Silas
I didn't know a great deal about this run of X-Factor, other than it involved the Multiple Man and M. I enjoyed earlier editions of X-Factor, including the ones that included several of the characters featured here, and was a huge fan of Generation X back when that was a thing, so that sounded appealing, but was always on the back burner for me. I finally got around to checking it out, and it starts just after House of M. As a consequence, it's rather dark in tone, and surprisingly violent. Stil ...more
Todd
This is one of the first series that I remember starting. These were al characters that had history but I didn't feel like it was absolutely necessary that I know it all to enjoy this story.

Layla Miller may have been created by Bendis but David gives her life. Maddrox is a great character and he's flawed in the best way. He's so unsure of himself that he can't really lead this team. Strong Guy is funny here but I know he gets more depth. Rahne and Theresa are strong female characters who aren't
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Timothy Villa
Absolutely fantastic from the first page to the last. The writing by Peter David is, as per the norm, top notch filled with moments of humor and dread equally, and always with character development at the front. The Ryan Sook art is beautiful. I admit, however, to thinking the art by Pablo Raimondi, who did the art in X-Factor Volume 0: Madrox was slightly better.

The story here, one long night for X-Factor Investigations that involves multiple murders, a riot in Mutant Town where X-Factor is loc
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Kassie
So far I'm really enjoying this. I prefer ensemble casts than casts that just focus on one character and while there is a slight focus on Jamie, the other characters still get time to shine. We see little characterizations here and there that make it an easy comic to pick up even if you don't know anything about the characters - which, I know a decent amount about Rictor and Siryn but I know next to nothing about everyone else and I was never confused about anyone.

I liked how respectfully Rictor
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Christopher Munroe
Long-running comic/graphic novel series' are tough to review, because so much of your enjoyment depends on your knowledge of what comes before. I could say this is an interesting ongoing mystery story featuring a detective agency that may or may not someday save the world, where the dark tone of the art perfectly compliments the noir-ish nature of the narrative, and that'd be true so far as it goes, but it wouldn't matter.

What matters is, fundamentally, this is an excellent X-book featuring a co
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Brad
Peter David continues his reinvention of Jamie Madrox the Multiple Man with a surprisingly great story set in Decimation, an otherwise depressing and slow Marvel story line.
Madrox adopts the X-Factor monitor for his P.I. agency, which now employs other X-Men cast offs (Rictor, Wolfsbane, Siryn, M, and, my favorite, Strong Guy). This team sort of solves one mystery (about a missing sister), but mostly protects its own, and the former mutants of Mutant Town.
Ryan Sook (who was great on the Zatanna
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Tiamatty
Peter David makes his triumphant return to X-Factor, and it's glorious. His X-Factor run from the '90s was fantastic, and this one might be even better. It's got his standard strong characterization, using a lot of characters no one else wanted. Multiple Man, Monet, Wolfsbane, Strong Guy, Rictor, Siryn - not exactly A-list X-Men. But that allows David to do pretty much whatever he wants with them, and he has a lot of fun exploring them all. The art is solid - nothing spectacular, but more than a ...more
Katy
Aug 23, 2012 Katy rated it 4 of 5 stars
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gettin' real tired of your shit, Monet.

Everybody is mad about M-Day. Mutants who lost their powers are angry they lost their powers, humans are angry they were mutants in the first place, and everybody just in general acts like the huge doucheweenies they are. Marvel just loves to write a populace who are bigoted and hateful, when holy frickin' crap man, if mutants really existed, the majority of people I know would be all OH MY GOD MUTANTS THIS IS SO AWESOME.

So yeah, Layla is all "I know thin
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Mike McQuillian

I'm a sucker for stories about the other guys. The merely average players. The consistently good (but not spectacular.

X-Factor are "the other guys." A group of characters who have been kicking around the X-Men universe for years, rarely making waves. They come together to form a private detective agency dealing with mutant-related cases.

This volume of the story is dark, in tone and its visuals. Peter David writes a setting full of murder and distrust. The art team (Ryan Sook on pencils, Wade Vo
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Harold
Peter David takes a c-list group of X-Men and puts together an extremely entertaining mixture of mutants, soap opera, and crime fiction with a nice dose of humor on the side.
David Edmonds
A pretty solid introduction to the characters for new readers, and a pretty good start for the series as a whole, X-Factor is written in a film-noir style with an art style to match. The team, based out of District X, the former 'mutant town' until the events of House of M negated the X-gene in almost every mutant on Earth, wants to know what happened and why. And who is Layla Miller, and how/why does she she 'know stuff' and why doesn't she want X-Factor to learn the truth about the Decimation? ...more
Grifonus
Один из любимых икс-тайтлов, и просто отличная серия. После неё, узнал о творчестве, замечательного сценариста и писателя Питера Дэвида.
Первые номера(а так же своего рода пролог "Мэдрокс") своего рода, ода жанру нуар.
Действительно интересные персонажи, отличные диалоги, загадки, и неожиданные повороты сюжета. Чем то напоминает первые сезоны тв-шоу Джосса Уэдона "Ангел"(но в отличие от онного, главгерой тут не ходит с каменным лицом, и постоянно отжигает).
Первые 6 номеров вводят в курс дела, а т
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Maheen
Layla's introduction to this series as I read about the after-math of House of M has enamored me to this series in a boundless way. And the revelation of all the characters in the first issue helped me a lot along the way so, thank you, authors. I loved Rhage's ferocious protectiveness of the former mutants and Madrox's double that tried to kill Riktor and Sigyn's mind-blowing banshee power along with her sassiness.
I was in love with Layla from the first issue when she showed up mysteriously and
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Rachael
I'm really enjoying the stories about a team that doesn't always work together. Sometimes they don't even like each other. The mood of the book is lessened somewhat by the TPB format - because I read "The Longest Night" in about half an hour, it didn't feel that long to me, but over the course of six months I'm sure it would have been much more strenuous. One thing is for sure: Layla Miller is creepy as hell.
Tom
Fantastic start to a supposedly great series. Lots of characters that are well distinguished. Throw in mutant powers and you have a crime drama on steroids. Focus on Jamie Madrox or "Multiple Man" and his team of investigators. A good amount of action and use of dialogue. Beautiful dark grimy art style. A great read so far with more than a couple cliff hangers. I look forward to reading the next book.
Joe
Dec 09, 2007 Joe rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anybody that wants to read an interesting, smart and exciting x-men story.
this goes above and beyond most x books. david explores these characters in new and exciting ways. sook's artwork however is stiff and boring. the colors in the book are incredibly dark and mostly muted to the point where nothing in the page compositions is really prominent enough to grasp your attention for long enough to genuinely appreciate. worth the read though.
Michelle
The art varies from lovely and expressive to dark, murky and unpleasant to look at. Thankfully the writing is absolutely wonderful; the characters are engaging and the plots are interesting. While usually easy to read, literally, I need to stress again that the art sometimes is bad enough that it's difficult to get into the story despite the writing being so great!
Angela
Set during Decimation, Jamie continues his detective agency. Lyla is a creepy little girl that has something to do with House of M, you get the feeling shes important. Also there's a rival detective firm who want to get rid of X Factor. This book deals more with character than plot and is stronger for that.
Dan
Some of the lamest x-characters start a detective agency in Mutant town. Soon they find themselves head to head with a competitor agency. This was just okay and I really had t struggle to finish reading it. This book even made Multiple Man seem lame...le sigh.
Joey
another book to which i return often. i enjoy comic books that do not take themselves too seriously, and still manage a fair amount of pop culture references and intelligence. peter david's writing mixes well with the dark artwork of this collection.
John
Sep 05, 2007 John rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: noir fans
I was quite surprised here. Yes, it's an "x-book." Yes, it's Marvel. But this is just damn good writing. Not a word balloon wasted, not one throwaway illustration. Just a great sci-fi/noir story we can all appreciate without having to know too much backstory.
Sophie
This was recommended to me, and I have to say I didn't expect this book to grab me as immediately as it did. I'm usually not an X-Men enthusiast, but I think I fell in love with Madrox after three pages? So. I'm going to keep reading this.
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