X-Factor (2002 2nd Series) comic books
COVER BY ARTHUR RANSON. JEFF JENSON (W). ARTHUR RANSON (P). THE SCOOP: Entertainment Weekly head writer Jeff Jenson makes his comics debut at Marvel - with a top-secret X-book! THE STORY: You've seen mutants beaten, hanged and crucified. When will it end? You may have heard the name before, but nothing can prepare you for X-FACTOR! THE FORMAT: The debut issue of this monthly, 4-issue mini-series is 32 pages, with ads. (MarvelPGplus) Cover price $2.50.
Cover by Arthur Ranson. Jeff Jensen (w). Arthur Ranson (p). THE SCOOP: Entertainment Weekly staff writer Jeff Jensen makes his comics debut at Marvel - with a top-secret X-book! THE STORY: "The mini-series can be best summarized this way: X-Men meets Mississippi Burning meets The X-Files," said Jensen. "The 'heroes' in the story include Wolverine, Jean Grey, Nightcrawler, Beast, Cyclops, and two very disturbed FBI agents. Other than that, X-FACTOR will feature large doses of mystery, murder, religion, politics - not to mention proesthetic limbs. I'm serious." THE FORMAT: This issue of the monthly, 4-part mini-series is 40 pages, with ads. (MarvelPG) Cover price $2.50.
Painted cover by Tommy Lee Edwards. Jeff Jensen (w). Arthur Ranson (p). The mystery grows - and a conspiracy forms! Agents Kearse and Gray travel to San Francisco, where the "Sanctuary" movement - in which churches provide safe haven for mutants - has been targeted by extremists. There, they will encounter four strange young girls - and the mutants who are trying to save them. And as the two agents dig deeper into the mutant subculture, they're forced to confront unpleasant truths - about themselves! (MarvelPG) Cover price $2.50.
Fear and Loathing - Written by Jeff Jensen. Art by Arthur Ranson. Cover by Tommy Lee Edwards. F.B.I. agents Gray and Kearse uncover a secret government conspiracy to destroy mutants beginning with a bomb set off to blow up Xavier's School. Gray and Kearse both battle and come to terms with their private demons as they battle injustice against mutants. Characters: Catherine Gray; Aaron Kearse; Wither; X-Men [Cyclops; Jean Grey; Storm; Wolverine; Beast] (cameo). 32 pages, full color. Marvel PG Cover price $2.50.