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Subj: a thought from another book
Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 at 12:55:26 am CST (Viewed 86 times)
Reply Subj: Re: is the MU more racist than ours?
Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 at 03:12:13 pm CST (Viewed 155 times)



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    I've often thought that Marvel Earth never fully got over the eugenics movements of the 19th and early 20th centuries. So much is still tied to Nazis and super soldiers and genetic supremacy.



In the Punisher series a mummy leads Frank to the Monster Metropolis, where monsters from all over live away from humanity. Frank asks the mummy why they don't go to the X-Men "for a good sob".

The mummy replies that the monsters do not invite conflict like the X-Men and literally want to be left alone, even though they will fight for man when necessary.

The conversation occurs outside of the X-Universe but I do wonder if the X-Men's rather proactive stance promotes more conflict than it should. Even though Deadpool recently put them in a good light with some cheeky media manipulation, the X-Men are still generally seen as a mutant militia force with scary uniforms and a political agenda by many.
Beast is probably exempted due to his Avengers past (and the fact that his mutation is partly artificial) but generally in recent times the X-Men have been fighting to be recognized as a force both in politics and the superhero biz.

The Monster Legion avoids contact as much as possible but the X-Men have engaged America like no other- have they become a magnet and unwitting amplification for mutant hate?


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