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Encyclopedia > God Loves, Man Kills

God Loves, Man Kills (more fully, Marvel Graphic Novel #5: X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills) is a graphic novel published in 1982 by Marvel Comics, starring their popular superhero team the X-Men. It was written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Brent Anderson.


The novel concerned a reverend, William Stryker, stirring up religious anti-mutant fervor and kidnapping Professor X in an attempt to eradicate all mutants. It is one of the most clear-cut examples of X-Men comics using mutant relations as a metaphor for race relations.


The novel was one of the sources for the second X-Men film, X2.


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X-Men: God Loves Man Kills (Special Edition) (1088 words)
As the title might suggest, God Loves, Man Kills is about religion and faith.
Broadly speaking, the reasoning is that if mankind is made in God's image, then mutants are some kind of horrible deviation from the plan.
God Loves, Man Kills is the distillation of the elements that made Claremont's X-Men work at its peak in the 1980s.
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