The S Factor #1 Review

The S Factor #1 is created by Samuel George London and Chris Panda. It is published by Action Lab Comics.

Disclaimer: If you click a PHASR link and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you, we may receive a commission.

The S Factor Issue 1 Review

About The S Factor #1

The S Factor is a 4 issue mini-comic series written by Samuel George London. The artwork is done by Chris Panda. The series is edited by Nicole D’Andria. The S Factor is published by Action Lab Comics. Issue 1 was released on September 9th, 2020.

Greyfox is the sidekick of a superhero named Darkfox. Being the sidekick does not always give Greyfox the appreciation he feels he deserves. To put himself in the spotlight, Greyfox teams up with a television station. They start a program called The S Factor, a dating reality show where a dozen female superheroes must compete for Greyfox’s love.

The S Factor Issue 1 Cover

The S Factor #1 Review

Let me start off by saying that The Thespians are an awesome concept for comic book villains. I loved that they wear the comedy and tragedy masks that symbolize theater. They also put comedy and tragedy gags on their victims. This is the level of detail I have come to love from London and Panda. Though they were seen in a flashback, I hope that we get to see them more in the present day.

The S Factor issue 1 deals with many concepts that we have seen in other superhero stories. We see the relationship between superheroes, the general public, and the media. This is something that we have seen time and time again, such as Superman’s relationship with The Daily Planet, or Spider-Man’s relationship with The Daily Bugle.

However, London and Panda take these factors and update them for modern times. We see the superheroes’ interactions with social media and most importantly, reality TV. The way we consume media has changed over the past few decades. It is awesome to see superheroes reacting to our modern society.

I also like how this issue plays with the idea of selfless vs selfish heroics. Darkfox and Greyfox have a great duality to their personalities. Greyfox wants the social benefits of being a superhero. On the other hand, Darkfox is a hero that purely wants to do what is right.

Like any great first issue, The S Factor #1 does an excellent job at setting up the story. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Samuel George London. I have been a huge fan of his comics for some time now.

I think The S Factor is an amazing concept for a comic series. I can’t wait to see what happens next! I would recommend The S Factor to anyone who loves offbeat superhero stories, such as The Watchmen or The Boys.

RELATED: Samuel George London Talks Comic Writing

Where To Find The S Factor

The S Factor #1 on Comixology

Action Lab Comics

Where To Find The Creators

Samuel George London: Twitter | Podcast | Instagram

Chris Panda: Twitter | Website

Nicole D’Andria: Twitter | Website | Instagram

Make The Other Emails In Your Inbox Jealous.

Get The Best Of PHASR Delivered Weekly

The Perfect Shirt For All Your Special Stains.


Get The Best of PHASR Directly To Your Inbox!

When you sign up for the PHASR newsletter,
you are automatically entered to
win free PHASR merch.