The Unauthorized X-Men
SF and Comic Writers on Mutants, Prejudice, and Adamantium
Publication Date: March 2006
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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 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.
Leah Wilson is a senior editor at BenBella Books and is the editor of "Welcome to Wisteria Lane: On America's Favorite Desperate Housewives" and the coeditor of "James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 "and "Mapping the World of the Sorcerer's Apprentice: An Unauthorized Exploration of the Harry Potter Series Complete Through Book Six," She lives in Dallas.