The X-Men’s Latest Death Highlights Why Marvel’s Mutant Metaphor Can’t Be a Substitute for Representation

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Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men #17, from writer Matthew Rosenberg, artist Carlos Gómez, and colorist Guru-eFX, is meant to be an issue about the kinds of evil and hatred the X-Men have sworn to protect their fellow mutants from. Instead, it’s actually an example of how using mutants as a metaphor for persecuted minorities

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