It’s amazing how much giving this book a good artist has improved it, or maybe I’m just not noticing X-Factor’s shortcomings when Leonard Kirk is drawing it. Either way, this book is on a bit of a hot streak at the moment, and this issue was a lot of fun. Bloodbath is a lame 90s name for a villain, but he was funny, and his fight with X-Factor was great. I also love how PAD has finally got back to that dangling plotline of Madrox and Layla’s future wedding/massacre thing. That plot was introduced about 5 years ago and it’s taken this long! Talk about a slow burn! I know long-running subplots are generally a good thing, but this one has taken way too long to get going.