Membership: Blind Ali (Ali Al-Zubaidi), Miz Tree (Makiko Morioka), Oxford Blue (Preston Allen), Surrender Monkey (Brad Bentley), the Wall (Günter Gross)
Purpose: To act on behalf of the Europan
Hunter, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), X-Statix
Girl/Moonbeam, Doop, el Guapo/Robbie
Sensitive/Guy Smith, Phat/Billy
Bob Reilly, Venus Dee
Milo/Dee Milo, Vivisector/Myles
Base of Operations: Europa
First Appearance: X-Statix I#13 (October, 2003)
History: (X-Statix I#13 (fb) - BTS) - Five
mutants, each from various nations, had their activities recorded as
showreels that made their way into the hands of X-Statix team owner
(X-Statix I#13) - When Europa's biggest deceased pop
star Henrietta Hunter magically revived herself, causing the Europan
government to contemplate killing her again to cover up their
involvement in her original death, two Europan government agents, Dicky
and Reggie, decided to take matters into their own hands. They met with
X-Statix owner Spike Freeman, who convinced them to create a super team
of mutants to kidnap Henrietta. After viewing each of their potential
agents on video, Dicky and Reggie had their team, dubbed the
Euro-Trash, kidnap Henrietta with the intention of killing her.
(X-Statix I#14) - X-Statix and Spider-Man, who was taking photos at the time, came to Henrietta's defense and when X-Statix scuffled with Spider-Man, whom they wanted to butt out of the situation, the Euro-Trash brought Henrietta into the nearby and newly-built X-Statix Store. Inside, Henrietta convinced the Euro-Trash that since they lacked the popularity of X-Statix, they should not kill her but rather, ransom her for money or use her to improve their own popularity in some fashion. While Hunter was held captive, reporters Bob and Tracy of Channel 7 reported on Henrietta's kidnapping and X-Statix soon teleported into the X-Statix Store, where every member of Euro-Trash was seemingly killed during the ensuing battle.
(X-Statix I#24) - Having survived the encounter with
X-Statix, Surrender Monkey began manipulating the nudist Church of the
Naked Truth but he was discovered during a battle between X-Statix's
Mister Sensitive and the Avengers' Iron Man. Recognizing Surrender
Monkey from the Euro-Trash, Mister Sensitive witnessed the Church turn
on Surrender Monkey and their own leader and rip the duo's clothing
off, revealing Surrender Monkey to be rogue CIA agent Brad Bentley.
Comments: Created by Peter Milligan & Mike Allred.
At a later point in X-Statix#18, X-Statix attacked Europa's president, who was responsible for killing Henrietta, so it is assumed that Reggie blabbed about who killed Henrietta.
The only member of Euro-Trash to be given a
name in the story was the Wall (Günter Gross).
The others' real names were revealed in the All-New Official Handbook
of the Marvel Universe A-Z I#4 (2006).
BTW, it's actually "Europan," according to the book. I think they changed the name of the country when they changed the story from being about Princess Di. It's now about a fictional popstar (as opposed to princess) who is from a fictional country.
The reason these overblown stereotypes were picked to fight X-Statix was simple. As Spike Freeman pointed out - "That's the way Americans like their foreigners." :)
Profile by Proto-Man.
Euro-Trash should not be confused with:
Blind Ali should not to be confused with:
Miz Tree should not to be confused with:
Oxford Blue should not be confused with:
Surrender Monkey should not be confused with:
The Wall should not be confused with:
Ali Al-Zubaidi was an Iraqi mutant who lost his sense of sight in a Baghdad bombing raid, causing his mutant power to kick in. After video footage from Spike Freeman was shown to Europan government agents Dicky and Reggie, Blind Ali was recruited into their Euro-Trash superhuman team. Blind Ali was present during Henrietta's kidnapping and followed the team into the X-Statix Store. When X-Statix arrived to save Henrietta, Blind Ali tried to stab Henrietta before she could be saved, only to be decapitated by el Guapo's flying skateboard.
Blind Ali had superhumanly acute senses including taste, hearing, smell, and touch.
Bob was a news reporter who was
reporting on Henrietta Hunter's kidnapping at the hands of the
Euro-Trash. When his co-anchor Tracy asked if there had been any sign
of X-Statix, Bob reported that X-Statix's disappearance appeared to be
some sort of cunning tactical move.
Dicky & Reggie
Dicky and Reggie were the two Europan government agents who assembled Euro-Trash in an effort to protect government secrets implicating the Europan government in the original death of pop star Henrietta Hunter. Dicky and Reggie were most likely directly responsible for the first death of Henrietta Hunter. Before assembling Euro-Trash, they hired an assassin to kill Henrietta Hunter in Los Angeles, but had their attempt foiled mostly by Doop. After that failure, the two decided to take matters into their own hands, which conveniently coincided with Spike Freeman arriving in Europa. Spike showed them footage of foreign mutants they could use to form a team, which they did in the form of the Euro-Trash. On their first mission, Dicky and Reggie sent Euro-Trash to kidnap Henrietta and hold her hostage in the X-Statix Store. X-Statix unfortunately saved her and killed the whole team, causing Reggie to have a heart attack. As Reggie recovered from the heart attack, he instructed Dicky about the whereabouts of documents that would connect X-Statix to Saddam Hussein. As Dicky left to find the documents, an assassin crept into Reggie's room and suffocated him with a pillow. After finding the documents, Dicky passed them on to Lacuna, hoping she would reveal them to the public.
Dicky -- X-Statix#13 (16,Reggie --X-Statix#13 (14, 16d
Makiko Morioka, alias Miz Tree, was first seen on video footage showing how she busted apart a Japanese sarin sect. After being recruited into the Euro-Trash, Miz Tree she sent roots throughout the ground, cracking the asphalt enough for the Wall to bust through it and kidnap Henrietta Hunter per the Euro-Trash's orders. While the Wall was preoccupied in the fight, Miz Tree grabbed Henrietta and Euro-Trash ran inside the X-Statix Store to hold Henrietta hostage. When X-Statix arrived to save her, Miz Tree was set ablaze by an acidic energy blast from the Anarchist.
Miz Tree appeared to be a living plant capable of elongating her body like a vine. She could also stimulate plant growth and cause giant vines to grow at will.
Preston Allen, alias Oxford Blue was first shown on video footage which stated his base of operations as Oxbridge, England. He was soon recruited into the Euro-Trash team. When Euro-Trash kidnapped Henrietta Hunter, he battled el Guapo until the team retreated to the X-Statix Store, Henrietta in tow. X-Statix later arrived to save her. Oxford Blue was crushed to death against a wall by Phat's fat.
Oxford Blue had only two fingers and two toes. Not much else of his powers were shown. He may or may not have had enhanced strength and durability.
Brad Bentley was a CIA agent sent to France during Operation: Camembert, a mission by the United States to turn public opinion against counties who opposed war in the Middle East. During his stay in France, Brad fell in love with the country: its wines, its romance, its...nudity. He then used the alias of Edouard Pompidou and went rogue from the CIA, becoming a hero in France under the name of Surrender Monkey, claiming that he had the mutant power to always know the best time to surrender. Soon after, Surrender Monkey came to the attention of Europan government agents Dicky and Reggie, who recruited the Monkey into the newly-formed anti-X-Statix group, the Euro-Trash. He joined the Euro-Trash on their first mission to kidnap Henrietta Hunter and part of the way through their battle with X-Statix, Surrender Monkey suggested that they retreat into a nearby X-Statix Store with Henrietta in tow. When X-Statix eventually stormed the store, Surrender Monkey apparently had his neck broken and was killed along with the rest of the team. However, he resurfaced soon after at the Church of the Naked Truth in France, where he convinced the head of the Church to re-clothe himself. Unfortunately for him, a battle erupted at the Church between Iron Man and the X-Statix member, Mister Sensitive, which resulted in the Churchgoers discovery of their leader wearing clothes. Angry at their leader, the followers turned on their leader and Surrender Monkey, ripping off their clothing and revealing Brad's identity to Iron Man and Mister Sensitive.
Surrender Monkey apparently had the ability to know exactly the best time to surrender, although this may have just been a claim at true powers that Bentley did not actually possess.
--X-Statix#13 (14, 24,
Tracy was a newscaster on Channel 7 news and she reported on the kidnapping of Henrietta Hunter at the hands of the Euro-Trash. While Henrietta was held captive inside an X-Statix Store, Tracy told the public about the "Save Saint Henrietta" campaign before going to her co-anchor Bob to ask about X-Statix's seeming disappearance. Later, when Mister Code began having his Random Killers snipe random citizens, Tracy appeared on the news and questioned who the Random Killers really were, suggesting Al Quaeda operatives, Communists, an urban militia or perhaps white supremacists. She then brought up her special guest, new Secretary of Defense Henrietta Hunter, who Tracy asked what she planned to do to protect the citizens besides designing clothing. Tracy later reported on a video sent out by Mister Code, announcing that the random killings would continue until America was changed.
--X-Statix I#14 (#16,
The Wall, a.k.a. Günter Gross, was a mutant from Berlin, Germany. He was a writer and protester until part of the Berlin Wall fell on top of him, activating his mutant power. He rose as a living wall and was later recruited onto the Euro-Trash team. He was the first to attack during the kidnapping of Henrietta Hunter, and later held Henrietta hostage in the X-Statix Store. During X-Statix's rescue of Henrietta, the Wall was blown to pieces by an energy blast from the Anarchist.
He possessed superhuman size and strength, and a rock-like form which could be used to form barriers to entrances, etc.
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X-Statix I#14, p9, pan3 (Euro-Trash, main image)
X-Statix I#13, p18, pan3 (Blind Ali)
X-Statix I#13, p15, pan2 (Dicky & Reggie)
X-Statix I#13, p17, pan1 (Miz Tree)
X-Statix I#13, p18, pan1 (Oxford Blue)
X-Statix I#13, p17, pan4 (Surrender Monkey)
X-Statix I#24, p18, pan4 (Surrender Monkey unmasked)
X-Statix I#14, p10, pan4 (Tracy)
X-Statix I#13, p21, pan1 (The Wall)
X-Statix I#13 (October, 2003) - Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Statix I#14 (November, 2003) - Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Allred (pencils), J. Bone (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Statix I#24 (August, 2004) - Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Allred (pencils), Nick Craine (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
First Posted: 11/21/2003
Last updated: 02/05/2021
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