With gorgeous illustrations and impeccable linework, I was hooked by the first page; the writing is fast paced but continually creates a story of oppression and a steady rise to power.
We shouldn’t box the very real oppression faced by people of color in America and around the world with the kind of oppression the X-Men face, we can draw parallels and X-Men is undoubtedly about loving the skin/or power you were born with despite the oppression you face, an inherently political act, especially if that skin is blue.
All of us Snowflakes MUST listen to and learn from leaders of color in the movement, call out hateful speech, and most importantly, act! There is more to being an ally then reading a book.
'Battleground', though subtle for some readers, is a story of identity and belonging.
Perhaps the biggest harm of xenophobia is the tendency to turn away refugees.
To deny one's identity is to deny a person’s needs.
Come along as I read my way through 80’s comic series including Batman, Cloak and Dagger and The New Teen Titans.
If there is anything you, my loving readers, should know about me it’s that I love just about anything Sci-fi and Horror and I have a sweet spot for comics with either. Add a nibble of politics to that combo and my heart races!