Peter David has already had two chances at Marvel's sixth most well-known mutant team, X-Factor, but the writer and Marvel Comics are hoping the third time's the charm, as they've just announced All-New X-Factor, a new series starting up in January. Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Di Giandomenico will handle art chores on the book for six months before the position becomes a revolving door and the title gets involved in seventeen different crossovers.
"I'm just really grateful to get a third chance at this," explained a fictional version of Peter David, as the real one is too busy being interviewed by big boy sites like CBR. "When Marvel canceled the previous volume of X-Factor after over a hundred issues, I knew that it was entirely my fault and not at all a part of a marketing gimmick to launch a bunch of Marvel NOW! number one titles at the same time and see a big sales boost."
Amongst the various suggestions from Marvel for how David could make the book work this time were to "use Quicksilver, Polaris, and Gambit , plus three as yet unnamed team members that will join in the first six issues, because those characters are never in books that get canceled prematurely," "figure out a way to introduce one of Wolverine's bastard clone children to the book," and "stop using the fucking recap page to talk about your kids, for fuck's fucking sake, man, Jesus Christ." David plans to heed all of this advice except the last part, because his daughter Caroline has a dentist's appointment coming up in February that he thinks fans will be really excited to hear about.
All New X-Factor #1 hits stores in January.