Science fiction and comic writers trace the X-Men series’ evolution, challenge its metaphors, and draw from its truths about human nature and human society in this exploratory look at the still-timely and often-revamped classic. With such essays as “Magneto the Jew,” “The New Mutants and the Corruption of the Teenager” and “The Sexuality of X-Men,” the contributors highlight the strange ties between the characters and current society. From mutant subcultures in the real world to the reality of racism and heterosexism not so different from that of the world of the X-Men, this book takes on the intersection between fiction and truth in a manner perfect for long-time comic readers, cartoon fans and Johnny-come-lately moviegoers.
Len Wein, Adam-Troy Castro, Karen Haber, Marie-Catherine Caillava, Carol Cooper, Christopher Allen, Charlie W. Starr, Christy Marx, James Lowder, Keith DeCandido, Joe Casey, Robert Weinberg, Nick Mamatas, Max More, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Adam Roberts, Bob Skir, Don Debrandt
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