Chris Claremont's God Loves, Man Kills Ending Aimed At Current X-Men?

The recent Dawn of X comic books that have relaunched and revived the X-Men at Marvel Comics have done so revealing that Professor Xavier was living a lie his whole life, that he knew what future was coming and his role in it courtesy of the Groundhog Day mutant abilities of Moira Mactaggert. And every time he spoke about tolerance, of integration, of peace between humanity and mutantkind, he knew where it would always inevitably lead and that by leading up to creating the island nation of Krakoa, an isolationist pursuit, mutantkind might have its last best hope for survival, even if it meant sacrificing all the principles that he had taught his X-Men. Which, after all, it now transpired, was him just going through the motions, playing the part that destiny – and Destiny – had for him.  You can see why, to some, this may be a controversial take on the X-Men franchise, with Jonathan Hickman as lead showrunner on the comic books.

Today' final issue of the extended remix of Chris Claremont and Brent Eric Anderson's God Loves, Man Kills, is firmly set in the pre-Hickman era. Indeed, it pretty much defined it. And Claremont and Anderson have revisited the classic to create bookends, a new beginning and a new ending. Anf, from that ending, there is one short scene that seems rather directed at the current state of X-Men affairs…

Chris Claremont's God Loves, Man Kills Ending Aimed At Current X-Men?
Chris Claremont's God Loves, Man Kills Ending Aimed At Current X-Men?

"Winning is good – how we win, far more so" as spoken by Scott Summers to Charles Xavier. Something that the current crop of mutants on Krakoa, led by a newly revived Charles Xavier, seem to have put behind them… from today's X-Men #11 by Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Francis Yu.

Chris Claremont's God Loves, Man Kills Ending Aimed At Current X-Men?
Chris Claremont's God Loves, Man Kills Ending Aimed At Current X-Men?

X-MEN #11 EMP
MARVEL COMICS
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(W) Jonathan Hickman (A/CA) Leinil Francis Yu
THE TREES ARE KILLING THE CHILDREN!
Rated T+In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
SRP: $3.99

X-MEN GOD LOVES MAN KILLS EXTENDED CUT #2 (OF 2)
MARVEL COMICS
MAR200885
(W) Chris Claremont (A) Brent Anderson (CA) Phil Noto
The Uncanny X-Men. Magneto, master of magnetism. The bitterest of enemies for years. But now they must join forces against a new adversary who threatens not only mutantkind, but all of humanity beside it…in the name of God. The members of the Stryker Crusade are poised to cleanse the Earth, no matter how much blood stains their hands. Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson's influential X-Men story is re-presented with all-new pages from the legendary creators themselves!
Rated T+In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Published today from Marvel Comics. I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.

Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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