Venus Dee Milo
is a fictional character
from the Marvel Comics
universe, that was member of the mutant superhero group X-Statix
. She appeared in the first issue of that series and was created by Mike Allred
and Peter Milligan
Venus Dee Milo's name is a pun on the ancient Greek
statue known as the Venus De Milo
. The statue is recognizable because it has been damaged and is missing both arms; Venus Dee Milo's costume is designed to reveal that she has no visible arms.
Fictional character biography
Her mutant powers manifested during a spat with her family when she was a little girl; the explosion completely destroyed her grandmother's home, and Venus grew up believing that she had killed her entire family. Venus struggled with manic-depression
and made numerous suicide attempts, but finally attempted to join X-Force so that she could redeem herself.
Following the death of X-Force
members and a change of the superteam's name to X-Statix
, Venus Dee Milo was considered as a possible replacement for the recently deceased U-Go Girl
. The Orphan
initially rejected her as he was still in a state of mourning for U-Go Girl, thought that he himself was insane and also thought she was too pure to be a part of X-Statix; he changes his mind, however, when Venus took him to the site of her family's death and explained her past to him.
On one of her first missions, she transports a dirty bomb
far below the surface of the ocean. This effort stuns and... Read More