March 30, 2013 1:21 PM Subscribe
posted by MartinWisse (52 comments total)
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"All of which is admirable, but that's not actually the speech Havok gave. Havok's speech makes a huge leap from, "my minority identity doesn't define me" to a rejection of minority identity. Havok is a mutant, but he says the word is divisive and that it represents everything he hates. He asks people not to use it. He is, definitively and explicitly, self-loathing about his identity." -- Comics Alliance's Andrew Wheeler talks about the identity politics in the new Marvel comic Uncanny Avengers.
The writer of the issue in question, Rick Remender, wasn't too happy with this criticism at first and took to Twitter to say so, but has since apologised
Mutant rights in the Marvel Universe have been long used as a metaphor for various civil right struggles, not always done with the kind of subtlety or dignity you'd want.
is a new title that sprung from Marvel's latest event, Avengers vs X-Men, which has put the whole "mutant civil rights" subplot in the various X-Men titles back on the agenda.