They were cherished by their adoring fans. They were reviled by the harsh press. They lived, they loved, they fought, and they died…a lot…all for the sake of fame. They were the X-Statix, a team of mutant celebrities fighting for a brighter world and an even brighter spotlight! But they're old news now, because there's a new mutant team that will live harder, love harder, fight harder and die a whole lot harder than those has-beens! Peter Milligan, Michael Allred and Laura Allred return to introduce the best new super hero team you didn't know you needed! Meet…the X-Cellent! But as the long-thought-dead Zeitgeist recruits new members for his smash-hit mutant phenomenon, will they turn out to be team players - or the latest in a long line of adversaries? Collecting GIANT-SIZE X-STATIX #1 and X-CELLENT #1-5.