A group of mutants labeling themselves as X-Force, decide to capitalize on the popularity of superheroes and the publics obsession with them by pushing themselves and aiming to be famous superhero celebrities. Later on the team change their name from X-Force to X-Statix.
A Marvel comics team, X-Statix were created by writer Peter Milligan and artist Mike Allred and first appeared (as X-Force) in X-Force issue 116 (2001). They became X-Statix in issue 129 of X-Force.
X-Statix started out as the second X-Force team, but changed it's name to X-Statix when core member U-Go Girl died in the line of battle. Her last wish was to rename the team to X-Statix, and so they did. (It also meant a title change in 2002 with a new #1, continuing the story with characters from the previous X-Force). The comic was a humorous take on fame, celebrity and comic standards including "comic book deaths" which were rampant in the book. There was also the Princess Diana Controversy. X-Statix #13 was to feature the returned of famed figure, Princess Diana, as a mutant that had returned from the dead. Word got out to the media and Marvel dealt with the backlash by altering the character. She became a fictional pop-star Henrietta Hunter along with cosmetic alterations to keep likeness away from Princess Diana. Team consisted of Doop, Dead Girl, U-Go Girl, Lacuna, Gin Genie, Vivisector, the Coach, Zeitgeist, La Nuit, Battering Ram, Plazm, Mister Sensitive, Phat.
Major Story Arcs
During one of X-Statix's first missions almost the entire team is slain by gunman, save for Doop, Anarchist and U-Go Girl. The mysterious coach who briefs the team, holds a press conference announcing new team leader Orphan. He also announces additional replacements for the fallen members of the team, that were just recently killed. Replacements are Phat, Bloke, Saint Anna and Vivsector.