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Old 07-07-03, 11:15 PM
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Princess Diana is back --- as a mutant!!!

I was tempted to put this in the Other forum where more would see it, so if a moderator thinks it belongs there, feel free to move it.


This sounded like a terrible idea until I read the article and realized that this would be happening in the pages of "X-Statix". Now I can't wait!


Di's back - as a mutant
July 8 2003

Princess Diana will be reincarnated as a mutant comic book superhero this autumn, according to publisher Marvel Comics.

The character will appear in a five-series storyline called "Di Another Day" in Marvel's X-Statix monthly comic, a spinoff from its popular X-Men, Marvel spokesman Brian Reinert said today.

The first of the comic books will go on sale on September 10.

Di appears as one of the team of super-powered mutants in a satirical look at fame and pop culture, Reinert said.

"They're more concerned about their bank accounts than saving people from injuries and saving the world," he said.


X-Statix writer Peter Milligan said the late princess was "tailor-made" for the series because she is "someone famous for being famous".

"At a glance, Diana may not resemble the flying, teleporting, lethally oscillating characters that populate my comic, but the strange power she exerts from beyond the grave certainly makes her a valid subject to explore," Milligan said in a statement issued by Marvel. "And, of course, she looks great in Spandex!"

A Buckingham Palace spokesman has called the idea "utterly appalling" and a "cheap attempt to cash in on Diana's fame and the tragic circumstances surrounding her death".

- Reuters
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Horrible idea. Let the dead rest in peace...especially somebody who gave us much as Diana did.

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If they wanted somebody famous for being famous, why didn't he go after the hilton sisters? Leave Princess Di alone.
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This is a joke right?

Right?

No really, its a joke right?

Wonder if she will team up with JFK jr at some point.
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No, it's the real deal.

Here are the covers and solicitation copy from PREVIEWS:



X-STATIX #13 & 14
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Covers and Pencils by MIKE ALLRED


"DI ANOTHER DAY" Pt. 1 & 2 (of 5)

She's back! Everyone's favorite Royal, PRINCESS DIANA, is back from the dead and on her comeback tour ... and it's up to X-Statix to keep her alive ... again! Can our mutant super-team protect Di from a nasty crew of mutant Euro-trash dead set on her sending her back where she came from? Can the fame-hungry crew possibly stand taking a backseat to Ms. Spencer's white-hot celebrity? And where does a certain wall-crawling super-hero fit into all of this?

32 PGS. (each)/MARVEL PG ... $2.99 (each)
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Di Another Day? Seems like they might have a legal suit on their hands from the James Bond folks.

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I think it's "Ballsy" .
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You can't copywrite a title, so they won't have any problem with the James Bond people, unless they make it too much like a Bond movie. Also, it's clearly parody, so they're safe.

Anyone who is shocked by this has never read a Peter Milligan comic, he'll handle this well.
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I was surprised when I read the advance text, but since I read X-Statix monthly, I can't wait to see how Milligan pulls it off...
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I've been a fan of X-Statix for a while, and while a lot of people find this "shocking" I for one can't wait to read it. X-Statix has always been a parody of society, so it should be interesting to see what happens with Di this time around.
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In Shade the Changing Man, Milligan did stories that revolved around JFK, Elvis and Jim Morrison, Princess Di seems right in line with his style.
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Originally posted by PalmerJoss
I've been a fan of X-Statix for a while, and while a lot of people find this "shocking" I for one can't wait to read it. X-Statix has always been a parody of society, so it should be interesting to see what happens with Di this time around.
I've done some research on it and now I get what its about. At first I didn't know what X-Statix was about, but after finding out this seems like a perfect topic for it.
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It's all off now:

www.newsarama.com
According to Business Wire, Marvel has chosen to remove all references to Princess Diana from the upcoming X-Statix storyline in which she was slated to return from the dead.

The storyline, "Di Another Day," was slated to begin in issue #13 of the series, set to ship in September.

http://newsarama.com/forums/showthre...821#post104821
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Marvel Editor in Chief Joe Quesada says:

"If comics are anything we're subversive, you know? I think we work the best once when we're on that level. This is really a wonderful story by Pete Milligan and I don't want to give away anything."


So he likes subversive comics, but not enough to actually print them if it ruffles a couple feathers????????

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When I first heard about it, I also thought it was pretty tasteless, but in the hands of Milligan in X-Statix, it could've been quite interesting & good. I'm actually quite upset now that I won't get to read it.

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