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X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 3

(X-Factor Visionaries #3)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  159 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Today X-Factor's beat is Mutant Town, but years before, it was Washington DC Madrox, Strong Guy, Quicksilver and the rest face crises of diplomacy, deception and death while protecting humans from mutants and vice versa A battle with the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants in the shadow of Genosha Musical murder, the Mojoverse and more Featuring one of Wolverine's worst rivals, Cy ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 24th 2007 by Marvel
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Misadventures in ‘90’s comics – Marvel division – X-Factor

X-Factor was one of dozens of X-books back in the day when an X in the title equaled $’s. The difference for me from most of the other books was Peter David had a handle on the characters and he had a sense of humor – not as finely tuned as his second run on this title, but sufficient.

What also differentiated X-Factor from the other X-groups is that they were working for The Man …every night and day.

X-Factor at the time included:

Havok (
Paul E. Morph
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
A bit of a dip in quality in this third volume of PAD's first X-Factor run, largely because of the proliferation of fill-in artists who aren't a patch on regular artist Larry Stroman. Still, the stories are still tackling some quite weighty political issues in an intelligent manner and, more importantly, are still chock-full of David's wonderful, groanworthy puns!

Next up: X-Cutioner's Song... oh, dear...
C. Varn
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Peter David's writing is still strong in characterization here, but the fill-in artists don't maintain anything of the quality consistency of David/Stroman (similar things had plagued the Claremont/Davis line of Excalibur just a few years before), and the Washington DC team with Polaris, Madrox, Strong Guy, Quicksilver and the rest face crises of Cyber and then X-Patriots does move this back into more conventional comics territory with less sitc0m banter and more comic plots, but the running jok ...more
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
More stereotype breaking art as Peter David and Stroman bring a hospitalised Polaris, a possibly dangerous Rhapsody, as well as the X-Patriots, Cyber(!), Shrew and even the New Brotherhood! The creative continue to mix and match old and new, dark and light, humour and pain as they carve their own legacy into the X-universe, book by book! 8 out of 12.
Adam Stone
From a writing standpoint, I think this volume is a step up from the previous to volumes. There are moments when David drops the levity, and allows the story to be 1990s Comic Book Serious. The main story in this volme, involving Cyber and the Helle's Belles (really?), is a four star story, and the material at the beginning involving Val Cooper's valiant (David, look what your writing hs done to me) battle against paperwork, and a story about Strong Guy's relationship with Calvin from Calvin & H ...more
Sep 22, 2013 rated it liked it
This review originally appeared on my blog, Shared Universe Reviews.

The third volume of ­X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David brings the focus back on the main members of the X-Factor team. It’s a big frustrating because I feel this is where the story should have picked up after the first volume. The crossover with The Incredible Hulk was a pretty major distraction even if it was a good story in itself. I enjoyed the third volume more than the second one but my enjoyment of it is hindered by the
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Very good. Peter David is very talented. Need to finish this up and get over to his Hulk run!
Alex Sarll
One of those definitive runs about which one hears mutterings, but I suspect you had to be there. Compared to the po-faced drama of the other X-books at the time, I'm sure Peter David's flip humour and sassy pop culture references were a tonic - but reading it now too often feels like watching a nineties US sitcom (and having seen some a year or so back, it turned out even Frasier hasn't aged too well). Madrox has hair like one of NKOTB, two characters make the same joke within the space of thre ...more
Jan 25, 2013 rated it liked it
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Much better than I expected! It has Strong Guy on the front and so I thought, "Oh, no!" Then it has and Strong Guy and Cyber on the back and I could not believe it.

There's a real sense of whimsy in some of the side stories. Where it tries to do more conventional stuff -- the hero falls in love with villain story and the fight with the classic Brotherhood team -- it falls flattest.

I definitely remember this configuration of the team but not Quicksilver's strong personality.

I also remember when
Krystl Louwagie
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
The only thing I really like about these old X-Factors is still Multiple Man, and he's not in them nearly enough for my tastes. I like the portrait of Pietro here as well, but, mostly this all feels too much like a cliche version of a hero comic book. I'll stick with the more recent writings of Peter David.
Andrew Uys
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
My least favourite volume of Peter David's original run, it was the shift in artistic style that caused me to drop the title as a kid (back in the day). And while I definitely dig Cyber and his bad ass warrior women, I would only recommend picking this up like I did - for $5. C+
Oct 24, 2009 rated it liked it
Very inconsistent. Some issues are very good, highlighting Peter David's highly entertaining characters. Others are just very blah. There does seem to be some correlation between the issues Larry Stroman illustrated, and the ones there was a guest illustrator for.
Apr 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good storylines and great characters.
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