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Unauthorized X-Men: SF and Comic Writers on Mutants, Prejudice, and Adamantium

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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 chapters such 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 ...

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Overview

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 chapters such 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932100747
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Series: Smart Pop Series
  • Pages: 215
  • Sales rank: 608,421
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Len Wein is the co-creator of Wolverine and the New X-Men. He is a former editor in chief of Marvel Comics, Disney Comics, and Top Cow Comics, as well as a senior editor at DC Comics. His previous work includes The All-New, All-Different X-Men Masterworks; The Untold Legend of Batman; and Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals. He lives in Woodland Hills, CA.
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Table of Contents

Playing God and discovering my own mutanity 9
X-ing the Rubicon 19
Cable's grandfather 29
A plea for more mystery 39
Infinite mutation, eternal stasis 51
"The best there is ... isn't very nice" 65
Pryde and joy 79
Magneto attracts 89
Magneto the Jew 99
Parallel evolution 113
From X to ex 123
Lee, Kirby and Ovid's X-metamorphoses 139
Growing up mutant 153
New mutant message from the underaged 163
Why I didn't grow up to be Marvel Girl 171
Leading by example 183
Dear Magneto 201
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    Posted October 10, 2011

    Did not like it

    I like Xmen but this book stinks.

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