Peter Milligan and Michael Allred’s return to the quirkiest set of mutants in all of the Marvel Universe will come too fruition in February when the long awaited X-Statix spin-off, The X-Cellent arrives.
The new series promises the return of the original mutant celebrity team plus a new rival team that “…live harder, love harder, fight harder and die a whole lot harder than those has-beens!”
When Milligan looks back on the previous series, he states that “It really caught the zeitgeist – apt seeing as one of the main characters is called Zeitgeist – and remains just as relevant. I also think that Mike and I make a good team. We both have strengths. He has a certain comic book sensibility that plays perfectly with my mix of social humor combined with feelings of alienation and angst.”
Allred says that the new X-Cellent series “…builds on what we did with X-Statix” and that “The future is looking brighter for 2022 as we get to show the world how we’ve been playing with our X-Statix Marvel mutants and their new adversaries, The X-Cellent!”
Check out the The X-Cellent #1 cover by Michael and Laura Allred (is that an evil Doop we see?) below and look for the first issue in stores in February.