Friday, April 27, 2012

X is for X-MEN

Most-Wanted Monsters is thrilled to be one of more than a thousand blogs taking part in the 2012 A -Z Blogging Challenge - 26 opportunities to help you survive a paranormal apocalypse. Don't let our epic monster limericks fool you - the lore we share about the beasties featured in each daily post could literally save your life. Know them before they GET you!

From the minds of Kirby, and of Lee
Come scientific versions of monstrosity.
Holding up a graphic mirror to human kind
Showing our inner beasts, one comic at a time.

Since 1963 Stan Lee and Jack Kirby have entertained comic lovers with the ever unfolding saga of the X-Men. These two brilliant and creative forces united to put a scientific spin on mythology and folklore. Forget magic and mystery, spells and incantations, the REAL reason behind the lore of our darkest fears - an eXtra gene causing mutations in human DNA.

That's right. They're not monsters, people, they're just human MUTANTS - with good and evil among their diverse ilk. Once outted, the mutants face a hostile reception from the average-Joe human population. They soon see the benefits of aligning with either the caring, "good", Professor Xavier and his X-Men, or with the fierce, "evil", Magneto and his Brotherhood of Mutants.

The two factions serve as a reflection of human society, revealing our darkness: prejudice, fear of the unknown, intolerance, greed - and yet the villains of the Marvel Universe often have sympathetic orgins. Magneto, himself, a survivor of a concentration camp.

SURVIVAL TIP: Arm yourself with knowledge of the mutants - read the X-Men comics, watch the may see something of your own inner beast.

Fess up - what "X" beast looks back at you from your mirror?

Now, teleport on over to some of the other blogs on the A-Z Blogging Challenge.


  1. I love X-Men! Nothing like a little claw in my diet! Thanks for the great post!

  2. Agreed.

    You know....we're going to announce winners of the free SPIRITED ebooks soon - Jack just might clean up - he's been such a great commenter during this tour. Thanks, Jack!

  3. Another X-Men post haha! Awesome - that was my topic too.