“Sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them.” That’s always been the X-Men’s catchphrase. But how bad is it getting?
Let’s start with ‘X-Force‘. In Alexandria, a defence symposium was taken out – and mutants were blamed.
And this was the result:
All over the world, governments are watching out for mutants. The level of fear is building. In fact, if you cast your eyes to a scene that nobody’s really thought about in ‘All-New X-Men #18’:
Think about this scene. U.S. schools now run drills for if a mutant manifests their powers. Am I the only one who finds that seriously freaky?
The situation’s gotten even worse. X-Force have uncovered an enemy who is monitoring every single mutant on the planet, using tremendously advanced technology. And it turns out ninety-seven governments in the world are buying the information he has to offer.
Then turn your eyes to ‘Uncanny X-Men’, where the powerful Matthew Malloy has been revealed – and started out by wiping out the town of Newbury. S.H.I.E.L.D., investigating, have lost a lot of forces, and now even a(nother) Hellicarrier!
Yeah, I bet that’s really going to help. Remember the last time anything comparable happened? I think it kicked off ‘Civil War‘ and the Superhuman Registration Act…
Now let me really turn this story to the dark side. Has anybody noticed the intro text in every single issue of Jason Latour’s ‘Wolverine & the X-Men’?
Whoah. It’s a crime to be born a mutant–?!? And then, in the second issue of ‘The Logan Legacy’, there’s a jokey reference to “the mutant underground railroad”. Just what’s going on here?