X-Statix #21

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Mike Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 3
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When Doop is kidnapped by Russian terrorists who want to harvest his brain, X-Statix calls upon the Avengers for help!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell May 7, 2004

    I must confess when I first heard about this arc I wasn't exactly thrilled as it felt like a shameless attempt to gain this book a larger reading audience, and while I have nothing against the idea of using popular heroes as guest-stars to draw in new readers, I can't say I'm a fan of a story where the entire premise hinges around the concept. However, the opening issue of this arc managed to quash almost all of my concerns as the Avengers are perfectly in character, and the event that puts the teams at each other's throats is a convincing display of two teams with opposing views where it's easy to identify with the motives of all the characters involved, and why they wouldn't be inclined to back down. The issue also offers up some intriguing insight about the mystery of Doop's back-story as Captain America seems to know more about Doop than the little green blob has shared with his teammates in X-Statix. Also while the Avengers lineup does clash with some continuity elements, I have t Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 19, 2004

    And I love Allreds old-school cover, reminiscent of so many old conflicts of the Avengers, the X-men, et al. The narrative explicitly references the Defenders, too (nice tie-in to the recent TPB?), but this old-school conflict goes to the core of both teams. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Apr 18, 2004

    One thing I like most about this comic is that the creators are having fun. The concept of the two teams racing to find pieces of Doops brain is absurd, and while it makes fun of the quest format, its also clear that Milligan and Allred are going to have fun with the quest. While the comic is ironic and satirical, its never mean-spirited, and thats why this comic is such a joy to read. Its had a tendency in the past to tread water and produce less than exciting issues, but currently X-Statix is on a high. Read Full Review

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