Following the events of Messiah CompleX, X-Factor Investigations is in shambles. Jamie is a basketcase from his trip to a nightmarish future, Layla's fate is completely in the air, and Wolfsbane has to leave the team to join X-Force, though none of her friends can know about it. What will Wolfsbane tell the X-Factor team? What are they going to do about Layla? How is Jamie coping with his guilt? Get onboard here for X-Factor's brand-new direction! Collects X-Factor #28-32 and X-Factor: The Quick and the Dead.
A SECRET INVASION TIE-IN! X-Factor is in pursuit of Darwin, whose father is looking for him. She-Hulk and Jazinda are in pursuit of Longshot, who may hold the key to defeating the Skrull invasion. With Darwin and Longshot on the run, neither of them wanting to be found, you'd just assume that X-Factor and She-Hulk will work together smoothly to accomplish both their goals. But what fun would that be? Collects X-Factor #33-38 and She-Hulk #31.
Collects X-Factor #207-211. Remember when we warned you about the shocking twist involving Madrox's baby? Remember when the return of Shatterstar wound up making every comics-related website? Well, that was just a warm-up for the shocking events in this volume. X-Factor gets a new client, a tall green-garbed woman with a deadly secret, but that's just a set-up for the jawdropping surprise to come.
Collects X-Factor #250-256. The Hell on Earth War begins! The various Lords of Hell battle for dominance in a vicious, mystical war triggered by the seven billionth soul born on Earth, and only X-Factor can prevent the entire world from going up in flames! But as X-Factor struggles to stop the Lords of Hell from tearing the Earth apart, familiar faces will return - the first of whom is Strong Guy! And he has a bone to pick with his former teammates. This is the beginning of the end for X-Factor as you know it..
Collects X-Factor 257-262. Peter David's epic tale, nearly a decade in the telling, draws to its close! As the members of X-Factor recover from the Hell on Earth War, and Wolfsbane makes a life-changing decision, one of X-Factor's longest-held secrets is revealed: the truth about Longshot and Shatterstar! Plus, sibling rivalry erupts between Polaris and Quicksilver...and it's time to lock the doors and turn off the lights, as Jamie Madrox's detecti ve agency shuts down for good. Bid a fond farewell to Layla Miller, Strong Guy, M, Rictor and the rest. Believe it or not, it's the end of X-Factor!
With Mutant Town under siege and the X-Cell having taken refuge there, X-Factor races both the clock and their own divided allegiances as they try to stave off the very real possibility of every former mutant being rounded up and imprisoned as a potential terrorist. But will they have to reveal their knowledge of M-Day's secret... and, if so, what will the fallout be? Collects X-Factor #18-24.
As one of the greatest X-Men of all makes her triumphant return, one of mutantkind's deadliest threats debuts! When Jean Grey is found alive -- with a little help from the Avengers and the Fantastic Four -- she reunites with the rest of Xavier's original class to form X-Factor! But as Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman face new enemies Tower and Frenzy, little do they know the villains are part of an Alliance of Evil led by ... Apocalypse! Collecting: AVENGERS (1963) #263; FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #286; X-FACTOR (1986) #1-9; X-FACTOR ANNUAL #1; Material from CLASSIC X-MEN #8, 43.