X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (Marvel Graphic Novel #5)
The Uncanny X-Men. Magneto, master of magnetism. The bitterest of enemies for years. But now they must join forces against a new adversary who threatens them all and the entire world besides... in the name of God. One of Chris Claremont's most powerful and influential stories, the partial basis for "X-Men 2," is reprinted here for the first time in years.
Collects Marvel G
This is a graphic novel in the sense that it’s not a TPB collecting comic book issues previously published separately but it has been always published as a whole book. Also, this particular edition includes sketches by Neal Adams who was intended to be the original illustrator for the book, moreover, some interviews with the creative team.
Writer: Chris Claremont
Illustrator: Brent Anderson
Colors: Steve Oliff
Because you have no right t ...more
The on-going discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of Rubbermaid containers previously stored and forgotten at my parent’s house and untouched for almost 20 years. Thanks to my father dumping them back on me, I now spend my spare time unearthing lost treasures from their plastic depths.
Now that there are umpteen million versions of X-Men out there in comics, cartoons, movies and just as many spin-offs, it’s kind of hard to remembe ...more
As a lapse ...more
Lately, I have been reading many “X-Men” comics, especially the ones from the 70s and 80s and I have stumbled upon this unique little story. Since I had heard so many good things about this story, I decided to check it out myself and what I got was probably the darkest, most disturbing, most engaging and most brilliant piece of work I have ever read from any comic! This story is called “God Loves Man Kills” and it was an “X-Men” story written by Chris Claremont al ...more
God Loves, Man Kills is a must have for anyone that considers themself an X-Men fan. God Loves, Man Kills is probably the most effective storyline about humans fearing the mutants. Ofcourse most of the X-Men books there is the fear of mutants but this has to be the most "realistic" one, William Stryker starts a crusade against mutants. What interesting was to me was how William amassed such a huge following through religious fears.
Stryker sends assassins after Xavier, Storm and Cyclops. The thr ...more
I'd say the mental nightmares for Xavier were the best. A lot of this was above average to somewhat good in story elements. Some of the superheroes had t ...more
God Loves, Man Kills is an embarrassing early 80s effort from Marvel as they allegedly attempt to address racism in this book ...more
The basis of self acceptance and self trust was well played.
One shocker for me, being a first time reader, was the use of the Twin Towers as a torture spot...almost a little too close to home. I so miss those beautiful buildings.
A bold statement because there are no enemies here except society itself and Claremont doesn't avoid controversy when he points his finger at the door of either religious intolerance or self-imaging and advertising. O ...more
My edition was released in 1982, so I guess the first time I read this I was 20 years old... Re-reading it today, 30 years later, I had absolutely no memory as to what the story was, not the remotest bit of memory.
However, it's not every comics that gets to sit on a shelf for 30 years without either being sold, given away or dumped in a 30 year period. So, this must have had some sort of effect as I still had it.
WARNING - May Contain Spoilers...
My current ...more
This is an influential story, if only that it served as the inspiration for the second X-Men movie and the best critically received of the trilogy. This is Chris Claremont at his finest, as he is unencumbered by page size and count and the oppressive ...more
Let me start by telling what I did like. I did like the portrayal of Magneto. His grand entrance in Madison Square Garden. I could almost hear the metal squeaking as he tore of the roof. I also liked the way Stryker recited biblical passages in the "appropriate" situations. I didn't like how Professor X was portrayed. Especially in the end. He was a mess, even questioni ...more
It's a very gripping, chilling, and real story about a reverend who has all the power in the world and wants to use it to wipe out mutantkind because they "aren't human beings". The scariest part is how many people support him in his crusade against these people. Horrifying.
Check it out, definitely worth th ...more
This book is 30 years old and, as with any old comic, the art and some of the dialogue do seem very dated. I think the dialogue in comic books (or graphic novels, whatever) suffers more from dating because it's a bit more down-to-earth and colloquial, which makes the language mutations (see what I did there?) more noticeable.
Also, a lot of self-explanation in the dialogue occurs, which can be a bit annoying. I'm s ...more
This is a classic X-Men story that transcends the ranks of mere costumed superhero tales. GOD LOVES MAN KILLS is a scathing social commentary about pre ...more
Xavier's dream meets its biggest roadblock with Stryker's plan to kill all mutants. He has much of society on his side after PR campaigns and religious sermons that demonize mutants...particularly the X-Men.
So much of this is relevant today. We have to learn tolerance and not resort t ...more
Esta novela gráfica es redonda, de principio a fin, y como dice Chris en el prólogo, es una novela gráfica intemporal, citándolo textualmente:
"La ironía de "Dios Ama..." es que fue muy de su momento y de su lugar [publicado en 1982], y sin embargo, casi veinte años después, los sentimientos y la inspiración que le dieron vida conservan su significado. Todavía se juzga a las personas más por el color de su piel, y por su nacionalidad o su origen, y por la ...more
Aimed at an older audience than the regular X-Men series and intended to stand alone, God Loves, Man Kills explores relig ...more
What saddened me, re-reading this book for the first time in over a decade, is how relevant the whole thing sti ...more
Es profundo en muchos niveles. Más allá de darte la trama que en algún momento del comic se esperaba que apareciece, es el ...more
There is a strong emotional and moral thread running through all stories here which pulls together the hodge-podge col ...more
Question: What were Annie's powers and how does she not know that she's a mutant till her ears are bleeding?
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Claremont has written many stories for other publishers including the Star Trek Debt of Honor graphic novel, his creator-owned Sovereign Seven for DC Comics and Aliens vs Predator for Dark Hors ...more