The X-Statix team started out in the 2001 X-Force title, with the claim of being the real X-Force before moving on to their own title in 2002. The media-savvy team was created by writer Peter Milligan and artists Mike and Laura Allred, and featured oddball characters such as Anarchist, U-Go Girl, and Doop, later adding characters such as Dead Girl and Mr. Sensitive. Anyway, the title was eventually canceled, and though some of the characters appear here and there, they don’t really show up as a group.
As with many things at the House of Ideas though, they’re back! Well, for one issue at least. This Summer, X-Statix returns for a one-shot titled Giant-Sized X-Statix #1. Not only is the group back, but so are the original creators of Milligan and Allred & Allred. Not a lot of information is available for the return, but here is what Marvel does say:
Written by Peter Milligan with art by Michael Allred and Laura Allred—the creative team that originated the series almost 20 years ago—the fan-favorite mutant squad joins forces once again! But what new threat is so grave that only the most famous mutant celebrities can fight it? And who is the new U-Go-Girl?
Here’s a preview from Mike Allred:
And some words from Milligan:
X-Statix returns this July in a big way with Giant-Sized X-Statix #1.