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In this issue, a member of X-Factor dies.

Story by Peter David
Art by Leonard Kirk
Colors by Matt Milla
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by David Yardin

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  1. Dam, the description just destroyed the issue.

  2. I feel like Leonard Kirk has reinvigorated this book so much.

  3. I love that the solicit doesn’t even have an exclamation mark… It’s like ‘Oh, by the way… Someone dies. Hope you don’t mind.’

    I’m struggling to guess who it is that’ll be killed. Guido already died this year. We STILL haven’t reached Layla and Jamie’s wedding night, so they’re out. Rictor just got his powers back and I think their relationship keeps Shatterstar safe too. Rahne just gave birth and I imagine that story has plenty to play out.

    That leaves Longshot, Banshee and M. I really hope it’s not M.

    • Seeing as how the cover for X-Factor #230 shows most of the team with Wolvie nobody is dying. Or maybe it’s Darwin, or Pip. Anyway this is my favorite ongoing series, there has not been a issue I hated as off yet.

    • Ah, I avoid covers and solicits that far in advance, so haven’t seen the cover of 230… Hmmm, will see on Wednesday!

    • Does it count if one of Madrox’s dupes dies? That is a possibility … if one of his dupes were to die, they would technically be a member of X-Factor …

    • There have already been plenty of dupes dying so it wouldn’t be anything special.

    • Right … but killing Guido then bringing him back to life wasn’t necessarily anything special either (although there is some mystery involved with that development … waiting to see what happens) … Peter David has a history of head fakes like this …

    • Here’s another thought … Layla could die … and then come back from the future again.

  4. it will be anti climatic and be that stupid troll guy thats been hanging with the team or something just as stupid

  5. Who cares. I really hope PAD wrote this description to screw with the readers. It’s a double-edged sword though. He’s either killing off a character, which is a terrible story cliche now, and I don’t care. Or he’s making fun of Marvel’s death-threat, and I still don’t care.

  6. Rahne or Pip please……..

  7. This was the best issue of X-Factor I’ve read in a long while. It had comedy, exciting action, great character moments, a nice feint and twist with a return to a long seeded plot. That solicitation worked because I was focused on the possible death itself rather than the implications of it. Plus, Leonard Kirk art never hurts.

  8. Anyone else feel like they got off of a roller-coaster after reading this? I mean excellent story and then suddenly it’s all “WTF just happened here!?!”

    Oh I so very hope that this leap through time for Jamie means a return for Damian Tryp. I love this comic so much! *giddy excitement*

  9. This was a fantastic issue. Dunno what happened in the end but I’m very interested to find out over the next couple. Wonder if it some how ties into jaime not being a ‘true mutant’ like tryp told him ages ago. 5/5

  10. Damn, I didn’t even consider the whole Tryp thing. The possibilities… I always liked the changling thing as a way of explaining away the mutants who had their powers before puberty.

    X-Factor definitely jumped way back up on my radar with that last page.

  11. Oh boy … do I need to go all the way back and re-read from issue #1? So friggin’ confused … I remember Rahne’s dream … at least I thought it was a dream … and I remember Tryp … but the connections evade me.

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