Published May 9, 2024

'X-Factor' Pays a High Price for Fame, Fortune, and Power

Set in the X-Men's upcoming From the Ashes era, 'X-Factor' by Mark Russell and Bob Quinn brings back the iconic government mutant team.

While the X-Men’s mission forces them to work outside the law, certain teams have found ways to fight for mutant rights within the system as officially sanctioned strike forces!

In the upcoming From the Ashes era, that tradition continues in a new volume of X-FACTOR from Eisner winning writer Mark Russell (FANTASTIC FOUR: LIFE STORY, The Flintstones) and acclaimed X-Men artist Bob Quinn (CAPTAIN AMERICA, KNIGHTS OF X).

Formed by the government in response to a post-Krakoa outbreak of mutant paramilitary, ops squads, and mercenary teams, X-FACTOR will be co-led by Angel and Havok and include recruits like Pyro, Frenzy, Feral, and more. Part special agents for missions that require an arsenal of superpowers and part celebrity propaganda machine, X-FACTOR will wage war against emerging factions like the Mutant Underground and X-Term.

Whether they believe in their actions or are just doing it for a check, the members of X-Factor are no fools when it comes to shady politics. As hidden agendas rear their ugly head, they’ll fight against the dark consequences and disastrous public opinion from the inside! 

Today, fans can check out all-new variant covers for the debut issue including a group shot by Mahmud Asrar, the first in a series of character pinups by Marcus To, and a “Windowshades" variant cover by Luciano Vecchio.

In addition to Havok, Angel, Pyro, Frenzy, and Feral, new variant covers also reveal two more recruits: reliable X-Man Dr. Cecilia Reyes and Xyber, a new character whose electronic-based powers are essential to the team’s covert missions. 

FAME, FORTUNE, MUTANTS! From the ashes of Krakoa, a new mutant arms race sweeps the globe! International governments are building their own mutant armies. But only America’s X-Factor has the most powerful, most patriotic, most marketable mutant heroes to stem the tide and make the world safe for democracy! Join them as they go from one death-defying mission to another. Who will die? Who will fall in love? Who will be the first to sell out? Like, comment and subscribe to find out!

X-FACTOR #1 cover by Greg Land

Cover by GREG LAND
Havok Variant Cover by MARCUS TO
Havok Virgin Variant Cover by MARCUS TO
Variant Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
Windowshades Variant Cover by LUCIANO VECCHIO
On Sale 8/14

“The thing I've always loved about the X-Men is that they're characters first, Super Heroes second,” Russell shared. “So being able to write characters like Havok and Angel and Frenzy in a post-Krakoa reality is an opportunity to write about what I really care about, which is how do we help each other survive the apathy of the world we live in?”

“It’s so exciting to be back and drawing mutants in the X-Men universe again, and doubly exciting to work with Mark again,” Quinn added. “To my mind, Mark’s mix of humor and ability to shine a light on the peculiarities of modern society make him the perfect writer to tackle the relaunch of X-FACTOR. Drawing this team and every unexpected twist and turn of the story has been a blast so far, and I can’t wait for readers to get their hands on it.”

Mutant sellouts or mutant role models? You be the judge! Preorder X-FACTOR #1 at your local comic shop today!

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Variant Covers
X-FACTOR #1 Variant Cover by Mahmud Asrar


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