It’s been a while since we linked to Michael Carlyle’sThe Crapbox of Son Of Cthulhu, examining awful comics of the past, but here he takes a look at
X-Factor #27, a holiday issue that he found wanting:
Issue 27 was a Christmas issue. I can remember buying it off the rack as one of my weekly pulls back in 1988. The book was one of those must-haves for me because I was such a die-hard Walt Simonson pencils fan. It clearly wasn’t his best work, but anything he did ranked higher on my list than 80% of the artists out there. Plus the core group of characters included my favorite mutant (Cyclops) as well as a couple of my second tier contenders (Beast, Iceman). Yet still there was something that kept the book from ringing my bells. Yes, I found the group of young mutants “rescued” by X-Factor annoying and without any standout, neato cool powers. (pfft, pyrokinesis is so yesterday’s news.). But this was not enough to dim my outlook on the title as a whole.
Written by Louise Simonsson and drawn by Walt Simonsson and Bob Wiacek, this may seem an unlikely candidate for the crapbox, but read on and judge for yourself.