The queer world of the X-Men

Salon: The queer world of the X-Men -- "The point is not that the X-Men are themselves gay, or even that a comic-book reader would necessarily see the parallels I've drawn; it certainly never occurred to me at the time I was reading the comics. Instead, the comics' evocation of the ordeal -- and the hostile rhetoric -- that many gay men and women face allows the adolescent reader to see his or her own alienation in the experiences of these characters."

A great article. I've been craving comic books the last month or so. I'd like to start reading a few titles again. Time to take a trip to the local comic shop. X-Men is going to be great for the industry this summer. :-)

Written on July 12, 2000