Happy MLK Day, Professor X

Charles Xavier Professor X

Thinking about MLK too much makes me well up a bit, and what with Obama on the cusp of achieving our collective dreams, I have to stray from that path, rather than write up some insipid tear-soaked post. (Not going to lie, I started welling up reading Obama books at B&N today.) So…

Instead I’m happy to share a great essay on the fakeworld version of MLK and his fakeworld nemesis, Malcolm X.

Back when I was in high school and someone would question my comic book gluttony, I’d point them to the fact that the X-men was really all about MLK versus Malcolm X (plus spandex), which I thought was a pretty neat idea. I never found an article explicitly saying the same thing for awhile, and thought I must be a kook.

But here it finally is, someone who actually took the time to explore the MLK/Malcolm X mirrors Professor X and Magneto.

Some good reading. Thanks again, fascinating io9 post.

MLK/Prof X Article.

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2 Responses

  1. Evelyn says:

    This is SO cool.

  2. Evelyn says:

    This is SO cool.

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