Ages of the X-Men SC (2014 McFarland) Essays on the Children of the Atom in Changing Times comic books
1st printing. By Joseph J. Darowski. With storylines that often contain overt social messages within its "mutant metaphor," X-Men is often credited with having more depth than the average superhero property. In this collection, each essay examines a specific era of the X-Men franchise in relationship to contemporary social concerns. The essays range from an analysis of popular science at the time of the first X-Men comic book in 1963 to an interpretation of a storyline in light of rhetoric of President Obama's first presidential campaign. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 244 pages, Text. Cover price $40.00.