36 posts down, 16 to go; 52 consecutive weeks worth of columns at Sequart seemed an unlikely project when it kicked off, and now the finishing line's in sight. This week's post in The Year In Comics series is the second part of a look at Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's X-Men, which managed to be both socially radical and politically conservative all at the same time, and should you be at all curious, it can be found here.
But if you've popped in and you've understandably no interest in the above, then why not waste away a nano-second or two on the evidence that the X-Men's founder was not just cruel and incompetent, but quite possibly mentally disordered as well?
|Yet the Sentinels incident was hardly the first time that Xavier had "failed" to "protect" the X-Men. In the same comic in which the Sentinels first appeared, the X-men were shown recuperating from a terrible beating at the hands of Xavier's brother, the Juggernaut. As Xavier oversaw the recovery of his own personal para-military of trusting teenage operatives, he appeared to have no concerns at all about his responsibility for their war-weary condition (Panel: X-Men #14, Lee, Kirby, Roth, Colletta)|