Emergent Immanent Spiritualities in Ultimate X-Men
Since the mid-1970s the X-Men comics have offered one of the most diverse superhero teams in mainstream comics. By 1985 under the X-men umbrella, a Catholic, Jew, Goddess worshipper, Presbyterian, Native spirituality practitioner, and follower of Bushido – to name only those explicitly identified – all worked together. This variety was later increased to also include conscious Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, as well as atheists and humanists, into the wider community of X-men mutants. Depending upon the writer, the X-men have served as metaphors for ethnic and racial minorities, native-government relations, as well as LGBTQ interactions with wider society.
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