X-Factor is the one they made because Wolverine didn't have enough teams to join and then argue with the leader and do whatever he wanted to anyway, right?
I felt exactly the same. And if I remember correctly, the original X-Factor was basically the original X-Men pretending to be mutant-hunters. Wolverine never joined them.
The Salamander is correct. The original X-Factor was formed when they brought Jean Grey back from the dead (at which point Cyclops immediately left his wife and newborn child to go be with her again... a real prince, that Scott Summers. Also, he only married that wife because she looked exactly like Jean, and somehow didn't think she might be an Apoca-clone). Cyclops, Beast, Angel, and Iceman all came out of retirement because she was no longer dead and reformed the original team under a new name. No Wolverines in sight.
I thought the original X-Factor was the government-run mutant team, under Havoc.
I thought it was Fox-run mutant team under Simon Cowell?
But for the record, The X Factor is also a televised musical talent show competition. Wolverine has never been on that show, either.
jessecoombs, that was the second X-Factor. The one that included Mystique and Sabertooth. Great idea, huh?
Josh, if we're lucky, worlds will collide and Hugh Jackman will appear on X-Factor at the same time Wolverine makes an appearance in X-Factor.
I thought "X-FACTOR" was the soft core porn movie on cable? I guess I'll have to settle for "The Dark Nightie" instead. *sad face*
Anonymous 11:15: If it was soft core, wouldn't it be the R-Factor? (Or the TV-MA Factor?)
Actually, there is an adult movie named "X-Factor", made in 1984. Followed by "X-Factor: Next Generation". Who knew?
And yet "XXX State of the Union" isn't nearly as nasty as the title suggests. (Not in the good sense, anyway.)Now, now, let's not go blaming fictional characters for the decisions of editors. "What can we do for our 800th 'X-Men' title to shake some more change outta the little bastards? I've got it!! The Original X-Men Together Again!! Make it happen! Baaaaaaa, I don't care what hoops you have do jump 'em through, just DO it!"
This is missing "it's true" category. That is all.
Hey Tim, If no one else is going to point this out, I must... If Simon Cowell ran a mutant team funded by Fox, they would be called Simon Cowell's C-men.
The phrase he was looking for was one of the following: Sad, disgusted, full of false hope, annoyed, suicidal, indignant, repulsed, Excelsior!
X-Factor is just one more reason to be pissed off at Marvel... and Simon Cowell...
Cool story, bro.
The current meta-noir mutant X-Factor by Peter David might actually be fun to watch on TV, if you isolate it enough from the rest of the Marvel Universe. They can even have Simon Cowell guest-star as someone murdered!
I can kind of sympathize here. I remember being a little kid back in the 1970s and really excited when I saw that "The Avengers" was going to be on TV after school, only to be left wondering wtf was this guy in the bowler hat with the umbrella and this woman in the leather suit.
This has happened to me before. And I'm a huge Multiple Man fan, so I was really excited to see 'X-Factor' on the TV Guide channel! Even if I knew there was no way there was an X-Factor TV show, I still got my hopes up.
I agree with Sorceror.@Anon 8:24:Ooh, they could have him play Mr. Immortal from the Great Lakes Avengers, who could be held in captivity by some nefarious uber-villain, and they could start off every episode by having said uber-villain kill him. Every. Single. Episode.