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June 24, 2012 2:23 pm Um... my review did have line breaks in it, I swear. Seems like the Edit button has gone AWOL, so I can't fix it :/
November 18, 2010 4:22 pm

"X-Factor is cursed to always have mediocre or rookie artists. As soon as any X-factor artist shows a modicum of talent they tear him or her away to do a bigger book."

That's pretty dismissive.  De Landro was on the book for a good long time, he seemed to lose detail a bit recently but most of his work on the book been great.  Since he stopped being the regular artist there's been 1 issue by a 'visiting' artist (#207) and then De Landro again alternating with Emanuela Lupacchino, who isn't mediocre at all.  Her art is vivid and expressive and dynamic, and she draws each character distinctly, with humour and detail.  I hope she stays on, 'rookie' or not.  Plenty of 'big name' Marvel artists would be a terrible fit for X-Factor.

Anyway, I thought this issue was terrific.  Loads of fighting and banter, and excellently drawn action scenes.

May 13, 2009 2:51 pm Yeah, this looks great (again).  Nice to see (from the Preview) the 'Scorched Earth' story is being referenced.  Also, fantastic cover art; very old school!
April 7, 2009 4:37 pm Sorry, the 1st para of my last comment is quoted from WoodenSpoonVersusShiv - I tried to put it in italics but something got %$£&ed up!
April 7, 2009 4:33 pm

@charliebf5 and DenX:  I too was really disappointed by the format of the story.  Having sooo much of the issue set reserved for the backup story and a preview of another book really limited what could be done with the story, and severely restricted the development and unfolding of the action

To everybody who was annoyed at the inclusion of the preview as well as the back-up - I was too, but being the nerd I am, I counted pages to see how much Authority had been sacrified for the extra content, and the answer was:  none.  It was an 18-page story, just like all the previous issues that have had a back-up at the end.  They made room for the preview by cutting out adverts.

Personally I thought the second half of this issue was especially good, and delivered an emotional kick which I wasn't expecting.

March 18, 2009 1:06 pm Looking forward to this for the same reasons mentioned above - vampires, ruins, Stormwatch field trip! What's not to like?
January 21, 2009 2:27 pm Yeah, the preview for this looked really good - running over the same timeframe as Authority #6 but filling in some of the gaps and viewpoints.
January 8, 2009 4:58 pm

Loved this issue - 5 stars.  DnA and Simon Coleby are a writing and art team perfectly aligned to their story values and each others' work.  A very tightly paced, satisfying, eventful issue, drawing in threads from all of the previous issues, and with a killer last page.  Fantastic.  It'll be interesting to see how this crossover story is picked up in Stormwatch #18 in a fortnight.

In artwork, script and overall characterisation, I think this is the best The Authority has been for years.