Saturday, September 5, 2009

Up next...X-Statix!

In case you haven't been paying attention for the last couple of posts, it's time for a little celebration here at the Random Longbox.

No,'s not the fact that we're finally done with the Action Comics Weekly review that we are celebrating (but we are secretly celebrating, don't get me wrong).

The official cause of all of the excitement is that the next review will be the 25th book reviewed on this blog. It doesn't seem like a big deal, but it's honestly about 20 more than I thought there'd be at the time that I started it.

So to help celebrate, we're going to do something a little bit different. We're still going to be using the Randomizer to pick our title, but I'm narrowing down the choices a little. Since this is our 25th review, I have made a list of every book that has an issue numbered 25 in my collection.

It turns out that I have 97 different books that meet the criteria. So what title gets the honor of the next review? Let's find out...

...and that title is X-Statix #25 from September 2004, published by Marvel Comics.

You can't see it right now, but I'm about as giddy as a schoolgirl with this pick. Milligan and Allred's X-Statix and X-Force runs were some of the most entertaining books of the last decade. The absurdity of the post-modern take on super-heroes in the Age of Celebrity meshed perfectly with their style.

The fact that Marvel let them do it in the midst of their "real" superhero universe just made it all the more ridiculous. This particular issue is the penultimate issue of the series, and also the final issue of the arc that guest starred The Avengers.

It was probably my favorite storyline of the bunch and I can't wait to delve back into the craziness of it all. Just look at that cover...Thor vs. Doop...Mjolnar vs. a busted bottle!

See you in a day or two for the review, as you know you want to see it!

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