Here’s Your First Look at the New ‘X-Factor’ Costumes
Peek inside April 22’s ‘X-Factor’ #1 with Leah Williams and David Baldeón!
The X-Men have conquered death, but the ability to bring back any fallen mutant comes with a host of questions and complications. And that’s where X-Factor comes in.
From writer Leah Williams and artist David Baldeón, April 22’s X-FACTOR #1 dives into the world of murder and missing persons in order to keep the rules of resurrection on track.
This exciting new mission is unlike any the X-Men have faced before, so this creative team had a mission of their own when it came to giving Northstar, Polaris, Prodigy, Eye-boy, Daken, Prestige, and (revealed for the first time) Aurora a few fresh looks!
Here’s what series scribe Williams has to say about the introduction of Aurora to the squad. “I hadn’t originally planned on having Aurora be a part of the field team,” Leah explains. “She was destined to have a role more along the lines of operations and intel around the Boneyard, which is the name for X-factor’s Krakoan headquarters. Like Polaris, I need Aurora to have a lot of additional bandwidth to do individual character work with her—so keeping her untethered to explore her growth without Northstar overshadowing her was my goal. But then,” the writer pauses, “I saw David’s design for her X-factor uniform and changed my mind.”
“What’s consistent with my original plan is that Aurora becomes a part of the X-factor family in a shockingly roundabout way, considering her twin brother is the new team leader,” notes Williams. “And also consistent—the reason she’s not a part of the team line-up in the beginning is a big mystery that I want readers to try and solve over the course of the first arc. There’s already some clues in the unfinished preview pages.”
See what David has to say about these eye-catching designs with our in-depth… [interview]!