X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl #1
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X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl #1

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 6
8.0Critic Rating
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When the Pitiful One decides that he's tired of being dead, he assembles a posse of Marvel's deadest villains to attack the world of the living. And it's up to Doctor Strange to stop him and his evil cohorts...but he needs help from...well, you know. With Kraven the Hunter, Tike Alicar, and a few other surprise, dead guests.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Jan 15, 2006

    Fans of X-Statix, you are vindicated. This is some amazing stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jan 15, 2006

    My only complaint about this comic is that its somehow not particularly compelling. Im pleased to see the characters back in action, and Im interested in finding out more about the Pitiful One, as Ive always loved the concept of hiding a characters identity from the reader (is it Paste Pot Pete?), but Im not sure that without those aspects, Id be coming back to this title. Perhaps Marvel are content to rely on the X-Statix fan base for sales, or perhaps Im being too picky, but this comic doesnt grab the attention as much as Id like. All that said, its a minor complaint if anything, and I remain pleasantly surprised that Marvel published this slice of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jan 15, 2006

    This Strange is a bit off and unsettled, too, but he hasnt lost his sense of wonder and mystery despite having entered a depression that worries Wong. Theres also an odd subplot involving two New York kids (who seem inspired by the ever-popular strip Boondocks), which Im sure will lead somewhere. If theres a flaw with this issue, its that so far the connections are tenuous, and the title character barely makes an appearance. But that would be giving away a glorious splash page finale, and when Doc is this amusing, well, sign me up for the whole show. Its not X-Statix, but then, theyre all dead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jan 15, 2006

    No deep insights in this review, I'm afraid. I loved it, and it made me smile alit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Feb 14, 2006

    By the way-The superheroine you cant name is Miss America. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr. Jan 15, 2006

    The Pitiful Ones conversation with Strange is hilarious, at once mocking comic book conventions while advancing the plot. All the villains want to live again. When the military intervenes, their unwanted arrival has predictable results. The comic books final page is priceless and the artwork by Nick Dragotta, while not flashy, serves to give the book a whimsical, light-hearted tone. Overall, this is a funny take on one of Marvels venerable magic wielding icons, and it shows the company is not afraid to take risks for the sake of some imaginative narratives. Read Full Review

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