X-Factor Annual #2: The Man in the Moon

You can listen to the episode by clicking: Episode 43.


Would you believe, we covered another comic, one that just guest stars Power Pack?…And we are not just goofing on Elvis…..


OK, Andy Kaufman allusions aside….let’s talk about this inconsequential little Giant-Sized book. I say that because it really does not further any Power Pack storyline…or any real storyline about Franklin Richards. It does not really affect X-Factor, or is at least never referred back to, to my knowledge. So why are we covering this. Why, to make you cry!


Well…Why not? It has the Pack doing some cool stuff, so why not?


Your still crying, aren’t you….well, it pads out how many episodes we get to do, which means we have to sometimes bend a bit to make things work.


And the art is intresting.

Tiny Ice Man

And it has Lockjaw…so, bonus points!

Hail to Lockjaw

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Tickle Tickle

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4 thoughts on “X-Factor Annual #2: The Man in the Moon

  1. Dang, I couldn’t re-read this issue, because I sold my copy a while ago, and as noted, it’s not on digital. (Grrrr) But after listening to the show, I remember why I didn’t mind letting it go. 😉 Yeah, it’s utterly fneh. (Hmm, “OHOTMU or Not” reference. Bad sign.)

    I was trying to figure out, why was this an X-Factor annual? The first half had lots of Power Pack, the second had the Inhumans. So why was it written as an X-Factor story? Their inclusion is very flimsy to put it mildly. Leech is staying with them, thus linking them to Power Pack. The Inhumans home is near where Phoenix died. The strongest point could almost be Quicksilver, as they fought him in those early X-Men issues, and here he was back in the villain camp, and this story was kinda-sorta ending that to put him back with the hero camp. Boy, that connection is so thin, it’s anorexic. (uh-oh, “Lethal Weapon” homage. better rein it in.) But this could’ve been a Fantastic Four story just as easily. Or hey, a Power Pack annual??

    Anyway, you guys made an interesting show as always, so that’s a plus. Thanks, my friends!

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    1. Glad we could make it interesting, there was a lot going on in this and it was a double sized issue so we had material to spare to work with. The problem with that is that there was just to much going on to really get a handle on anyone thing. I think that this is as close to almost over lapping dialogue that I have ever seen. That, coupled with the fact that it seems to have had no over all affect on any title involved with it does in fact make it utterly fneh (an utterly acceptable word in my opinion).


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