X-Men Comics: No Longer Addressing Real-Life Social Issues?

The mutant race is close to total extinction. Once again. No new mutants are being born again. Once again. And a powerful leader will have to unite all of them to get them to a safe haven. Once again. And with yet another annihilation plot being established in Jeff Lemire’s EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1, fans of the franchise start feeling like Marvel’s weird focus on almost letting mutantkind go extinct is preventing the X-Men comics from being able to address recent social issues – something the franchise has always done, and something the franchise is perfectly suited for. But have the comic books about the misfits of the Marvel Universe really stopped thematizing these topics?

Can the X-Men Give Extinction a Break, Already?

Ever since the first teasers about the All-New, All-Different Marvel, fans of the X-Men have watched with curiosity – and some concern.  We heard whispers that the mutant race would once again be brought to the brink of extinction, that key figures such as Cyclops have been taken out of play, and that the Terrigen Mists are responsible.  Now, with …

Buffy Almost Joined The X-Men Family!

As any X-Men fans will tell you, the Summers (Cyclops) family tree might just be the biggest one in comics!  Incredibly, it nearly grew back when Joss Whedon penned the comics – and Buffy almost became one of the clan!