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Wein, Len und Leah Wilson (Hgg.): The Unauthorized X-Men. SF and Comic Writers on Mutants, Prejudice and Adamantium. (Smart Pop.) Dallas: Benbella Books, 2006. (215 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1932100741
BibTeX citation key: Wein2006a
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Categories: General
Keywords: "X-Men", Collection of essays, Superhero, USA
Creators: Wein, Wilson
Publisher: Benbella Books (Dallas)
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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.

Table of Contents

Len Wein: Introduction (1)

Joe Casey: Playing God and Discovering My Own Mutantity (9)
Robert N. Skir: X-ing the Rubicon (19)
Robert Weinberg: Cable’s Grandfather (29)
Karen Haber: A Plea for More Mystery (39)
James Lowder: Infinite Mutation, Eternal Stasis (51)

Charlie W. Starr: “The best there is … isn’t very nice” (65)
Keith R.A. DeCandido: Pryde and Joy (79)
Christopher Allen: Magneto Attracts (89)
Marie-Catherine Caillava: Magneto the Jew (99)

Don DeBrandt: Parallel Evolution (113)
Max Moore: From X to Ex (123)
Adam Roberts: Lee, Kirby and Ovid’s X-Metamorphoses (139)
Lawrence Watt-Evans: Growing Up Mutant (153)
Nick Matatas: New Mutant Message from the Underaged (163)
Christy Marx: Why Didn’t I Grow Up to Be Marvel Girl (171)
Carol Cooper: Leading by Example (183)
Adam-Troy Castro: Dear Magneto (201)
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