Madrox is back from the dead and X-Factor shifts the focus back to the actual team, as they take on an Anti-Mutant Militia. I really liked this scene, it was a pretty standard action setpiece, but it had enough original ideas (like the deaf guy resisting Terry’s powers) that it felt fresh. It doesn’t hurt when it’s drawn by Leonard Kirk either. I liked seeing Havok and Polaris back in action, and it was cool how PAD kind of subtly showed that the team seems like more of a unit with Havok in charge, say what you want about the Summers brothers, they make good leaders. I actually wonder if Jamie’s resurrection may cause more harm than good, he’ll probably butt heads with Havok, who despite wanting to honour his memory, probably won’t be too pleased to have him back. Oh yeah, and this issue featured the return of whatshisface, The Isolationist. It’s been so long since his last appearance that I’d kind of forgotten what his deal was. It would have been useful if the recap page had actually recapped who the new villain was instead of featuring Peter David lecturing us about learning about old movies. I already know who Fred Astaire is Peter, tell me about your comic! I generally like the jovial nature of this book’s recap page, but it bothered me here, if you’re going to just bring back a character after 50 or so issues, you need to try and remind us who he is, hell, what about any new readers? They’ll have been totally flummoxed.