Top 100 Summer Comics… #78

Question: If someone told you that Havok, Polaris, Quicksilver, Strong Guy, Multiple Man, and Wolfsbane would make up one of the coolest and most interesting x-teams of all time, would you laugh?


But Peter David didn’t. Well, he probably did. Dude’s pretty funny. But no one saw this team coming.

It was like Revenge of the Nerds, but worse. This team of X-Men couldn’t have walked on and joined the Tri-Lambs, let alone made it with the Omega Mus. These were losers.

But wow… talk about a grease fire.

#78 – X-Factor 87

Take that previous group, throw in Doc Samson for good measure (and by good measure I mean throw away puke vomit awful Hulk supporting character) and you have the best talking head comic book issue ever. I think I mean that. Joe Quesada threw down the pencils and did a good job – loved his mid 90’s style, which has since evolved quite a bit, but it did the deed here. But the strength is the writing. In 22 pages, Mr. David nailed these characters individually better than anyone before or since.

If you haven’t, you must read this issue. It might make you care about Wolfsbane. No, really.

One Comment

  1. xjasonx24
    Posted July 3, 2010 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    Glad someone else likes this period of X-Force too, I got bored of the original team real fast and when they all rejoined the X-Men, I was skeptial of all the new members, I kind of felt like you did, just a bunch of B teamers, barring Havoc of course. I still remember when Quicksilver was asked “Why aren’t you wearing the uniform?” and he replied “I don’t know, why is your suit so ugly?”, classic…

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