Oct 5, 2020
In episode three of the X of Swords podcast I cover part two of the Hickman led X-men event. X-Factor #4 eschews the concept of the X-Factor comic we've had for its first three issues and goes full on X of Swords Creation follow up. Topics and concepts talked about in this podcast are:
-is the method for "raising the stakes" consistent with what made the X-Hickmanverse special?
-the idea of creating an epic 22 part series and how it doesn't matter if it's bad marketing
-Polaris and her PTSD and her relationship with her father Magneto
-Apocalypse and his hubris
-introductions on the provinces of Otherworld and their role in the series
-the concept of a fighting tournament in the narrative