X-Statix #18

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Mike Allred Publisher: Marvel Knights Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Feb 3, 2004

    Dead Girl especially shines in this story, as the one perhaps fully immune member of the danger-prone team. Milligan and Allred have recovered from the company interference, and seem to have gotten the book cleverly back on track. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 5, 2004

    Done in one issues are a bit of a rarity at the New Marvel, so I was rather pleased to see Peter Milligan decided to use the final chapter of this latest arc to deliver what is essentially a standalone adventure in which the members of X-Statix find their way in the middle of a parody of the Ring. This issue also kills off two members of the group, and while the deaths are quite unexpected, for the most part they are treated as a source for more comedy, which in turn makes the deaths seem less important than they might've been. Still I'm looking forward to who replaces the fallen members, and Phat is given a fairly heroic death so even if it's treated as a bit of a joke, the character's final act is a memorable one. I also rather enjoyed the rather harsh justice that the X-Statix's deliver in the final pages, as they know they are setting up a situation where this man will be killed, and yet they seem perfectly at peace with this idea. Some of the mysterious deaths we're treated to in Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Twist Feb 4, 2004

    If you've been following the "Back From The Dead" storyline, then X-Statix #18 is a worthwhile purchase, albeit a slightly disappointing one. Casual readers, however, are advised to give this issue - and the entire arc - a miss. It's an uninspiring ending to a clumsy, messy arc, which was a shadow of what it could (and should) have been. That said, the forthcoming "cure for Myles" and "Avengers" storylines promise to be a return to form. Despite my misgivings about this issue, I trust Milligan and Allred to bring X-Statix back to their former glory. Read Full Review

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