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

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Len Wein, Leah Wilson
BenBella Books, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 215 pages
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** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED ** 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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An interesting collection of essays on the X-Men, written by a wide variety of academics and comic creators. I particularly like the essays on the X-Women, especially Christy Marx's commentary on Jean ... Read full review

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THIS IS A GREAT BOOK. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF EVERYONE GOT THIS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES SO THAT THEY CAN UNDERSTAND IT AND ENJOY JUST THE WAY I HAVE.
I ALSO HOPE THAT THERE IS A SERIES TO THIS BOOK
THAT WOULD ALSO BE AMAZING TO HAVE LIKE AN EXAMPLE OF ALL THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS EACH ONE OF THE BOOKS STARTED THREW THE FIRST ONE SO MAYBE JUST MAYBE IF YOU DO THIS YOUR BOOKS WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST SELLERS.
YOURS SINCERELY
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About the author (2006)

The Unauthorized X-Men is edited by Len Wein, co-creator of the New X-Men. In his work for Marvel, Wein had a hand in the creation of such classic X-Men characters as Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Colossus and Storm, as well as writing for Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk. In addition, he has worked as Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, Disney Comics and Top Cow Comics, as well as Senior Editor at DC Comics.

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