Saturday, April 12, 2014
I remember being very excited when X-Factor was first announced. X-Men spin-offs were still an uncommon thing in those days, and here was one that promised to unite the original team! It was a strange book, though. They had a wonky set up - "we'll disguise ourselves as mutant hunters in order to secretly protect them", and then they changed Angel to Archangel and Beast back to his human form, neither of which I was too crazy about. Still, it was always enjoyable to see the first five together. I do remember the Walt Simonson run of the title fondly.