X-Men and Philosophy: Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the Mutant X-Verse
William Irwin, Rebecca Housel, J. Jeremy Wisnewski
John Wiley & Sons, May 18, 2009 - Philosophy - 272 pages
X-Men is one of the most popular comic book franchises ever, with successful spin-offs that include several feature films, cartoon series, bestselling video games, and merchandise. This is the first look at the deeper issues of the X-Men universe and the choices facing its powerful "mutants," such as identity, human ethics versus mutant morality, and self-sacrifice.
J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Oneonta, NY) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hartwick College and the editor of Family Guy and Philosophy (978-1-4051-6316-3) and The Office and Philosophy (978-1-4051-7555-5). Rebecca Housel (Rochester, NY) is a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she teaches about writing and pop culture. For William Irwin's biography, please see below.
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Some of the essays in this collection are really very engaging, thoughtful, and not so academic. SOme of them are not all of those things. The majority are thought provoking and fun but some of it is very dry. Read, but with some reservations Read full review
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