X-Men: it’s realer than you think…

Video: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-611826

There are several reasons I have remained an X-Men fan over the years. Of course, as a kid, my siblings and I couldn’t understand why these preteens got all sad when they got their powers. WE wanted those powers to take care of some bullies at school! More seriously though, it’s the way X-Men has always paralleled with the real world that made me a fan. The constant theme of “People fear what they don’t understand” is what defines most of America’s issues, especially with racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, etc. Many don’t know that Professor X & Dr. King were based off of Dr. King & Malcolm X. When I saw Stan Lee mention this in an interview, it blew me away. With characters like that at the core of X-Men, the comic will always stay relevant. More of us should pay attention as the comic gets a reboot with “X-Men: 1st Class”.

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