Writers: Leah Williams and David Baldeón
Art: David Baldeón, Dvid Messina, and Lucas Werneck
Colors: Israel Silva
Letters: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Release Date: 6/30/2021
We are at the end of the Hellfire Gala; Mutandom’s Met Gala esque event that has shown us some planet-sized changes. Rounding everything out is Leah Williams and David Baldeón’s X-Factor #10. Yes, the ending was amazing and leads directly into one of our upcoming X-Issues, but I will save that little tidbit for another review. However, let’s still jump into the last Hellfire Gala issue!
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Tie It All Together:
This issue was the connective piece of all of the previous Gala issues. From X-Factor’s point of view, we can see Shatter Star’s arrival from his adventure in Excalibur #21. We are also reminded of the Hellions party crashing antics from issue number #12. X-Factor #10 by Leah Williams and David Baldeón neatly serves as a proper ending to the Gala.
Magneto and Polaris:
Magneto takes the House of M stuff seriously…And by House of M, I mean his actual “royal house” if you will. While Polaris was chugging back her second drink of the evening, the Master of Magnetism made it crystal clear that no matter where she is, she represents him. Magneto comes off the same way Prof. X came across to the original X-Men in the ’60s. A strict taskmaster. I have always felt the way he treated Polaris weird since we all know that Magneto has a special place in his heart for both of the twins (Wanda and Pietro). Considering what took place in another Hellfire Gala issue, we can be guaranteed that there may be some more House of M standards to be followed.
Oftentimes, comics will leave multiple nuggets that hint at what is to come. It is no secret that this is the final X-Factor issue. The ending in this issue will launch us into one of the next X-Events. I have my suspicions that Marvel is still working on how to introduce out Merry Mutants into the MCU. Hopefully, it begins at the end of X-Factor #10.
Honestly, I feel as if the writers lost their steam in X-Factor #10…And it’s understandable. This was their last issue. This issue served more as an ending and a beginning for the X-Universe. Normally, I would say you can skip this issue BUT solely for the ending alone, I would pick up this issue.