It’s “This Week in X” for X-Factor (2020) #5, released 2 December 2020! This is a full-spoilers post and episode.
The premise set up by this issue is that The Five want X-Factor’s oversight on more than just proof of death. They’re asking them for the go-ahead to continue with resurrections after Rockslide’s troubled return at the beginning of X of Swords (the details which it doesn’t seem like Lorna has shared with the rest of this group).
X-Factor (2020) #5 really needed this episode all to itself to spread out, because there are a STAGGERING amount of characters for us to cover in this issue – so many we don’t quite mention them all (sorry Mercury!).
We discuss many of those characters; the post-X of Swords resurrection drama as it relates to Wind Dancer, Rockslide, and Gorgon; Leah Williams’ masterful Emma Frost; terrific and heartbreaking data pages; and how well Leah Williams and David Baldeon weave a complex sense of community on Krakoa.
Join Peter, Tyler, and Fariha’s specially-nominated guest New Mutant, Harry, for this epic discussion on “This Week in X,” the show where we cover every in-continuity X-Men comic book released by Marvel, every week.
Now that X of Swords has ended, we’ll be posting an individual video for each X-Men issue every week, with our combined conversation (plus our intro discussions!) presented as a single podcast episode.
Need help making sense of reading and collecting the X-Men? Crushing Comics can help!
- X-Factor Collecting Guide & Reading Order
- Guide to Hickman’s Age of Krakoa in X-Men
- Definitive X-Men Reading Order
- Guides to all of Marvel Comics