X-Statix #16

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Mike Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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Lacuna receives some juicy intel for her show- Spike and former X-Forcer, Edie Sawyer, helped sell chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 6, 2003

    This is far and away my favorite issue of this arc, as it's the first one that seems to be more interested in advancing the story than it offering up a commentary on the nature of celebrity. I mean this issue does spend its opening half showing us the fickle nature of the public when it comes to celebrity, as we see the Joe and Jane Public are quick to turn their fear of the random killers into a frustration at Henrietta for her complete inability to perform a task that they never should've expected her to be able to perform in the first place. This issue also manages to have some fun playing up the idea that Henrietta is simply not suited to dealing with this crisis, though it does so at the expense of her intelligence, as having her unable to grasp why the public doesn't view a fashion show as the proper response to dealing with the random killings makes her look completely out to lunch. However, the latter half of the issue is the reason to buy this issue, as it's a highly charged a Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 1, 2003

    This book skates lightly over a lot of serious material, but as always it's the core characters (as old school as that may be) that keep our interest. Read Full Review

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