X-Men Red is part of X-men franchise and it is a spin off of the two books of the X-men series,
X-men: Blue and X-Men: Gold. It follows events from the series Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey, the mini series written by Matthew Rosenberg which released in December,2017.
The first issue of the X-Men Red, released on February 7, 2018.It is written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Mahmud Asrar.
So , what’s new about these series?
It’s the return of Jean Grey of course but most importantly the main issue it deals with is the discrimination and marginalization of the mutant groups by the normal people.
X-Men Red gets back to the franchise’s original politically representation of the original story of mutants as they always stood up for the marginalized groups in society.
They always have shown compassion and empathy towards people although they had been imprisoned and treated unfairly for being different.
Through the story line it is somewhat depicted that the writers are trying to convey the sensitive issues of in today’s era, in the current times there has been a constant prejudice and intolerance towards each other, towards different ethics , etc.
Everywhere and everything nowadays are surrounded with political happenings like these.
By drawing on current political happenings, X-Men:Red asks two important questions;
What should marginalized groups do in a world that fears and hates them?
What can they do about it, to protect themselves and to prove that they mean no harm?
X-Men:Red follows the after events of Phoenix Resurrection, mutant Jean Grey is alive again, and she has a new motive of saving the world.She travels across the world to get the expertise and advice of the most important and inventive minds alive.
Jean gathers some support from these people and sets off to make this world a better place.
All the X-Men movies revolve around the fact that the act of compassion is the
most powerful and impactful tool against the world’s most evil superpowers.
Empathy is something which helps us to feel the pain of our friends and even the people whom we don’t know.
In its first arc, “The Hate Machine,” Jean goes to the UN to ask world leaders to
recognize mutants as a nation and to work with them to establish real peace.
However, Jean’s plans are hindered by Cassandra Nova.
Casandra is the evil telepathic twin sister of Professor X. She utilizes nanite technology
to weaponize humans and mutants in her effort to eradicate mutant kind.
Anti-mutant mutant Cassandra Nova stokes the fear and hatred of mutants worldwide, motivating world leaders to pass anti-mutant legislation across the planet.
Nova also infects some world leaders, humans, and even mutants across the globe with her Sentinites, nanites that turn beings into living sentinels.
Once infected, a person is able to detect the X-Factor chromosome in any individual, and when they do, the Sentinites overload the infected host’s brain with hate, and they find it obligatory to kill the mutants because of the hate developed in them.
X:Men (The empathetic)
Empathy gives us hope to fight for what we think is correct and to turn a hostile
mixture of feelings and thoughts to a comparably more united world.
There’s only ‘us’. The X-Men are the perfect superhero group who fit in accordance to this line perfectly ,
because their entire existence revolves around the fact that they save the world which is in some way or the other not friendly towards them.
The X-Men or the mutants have always been looked down upon with the hostility and they have always represented struggle and;
Therefore none of the other superheros can represent the struggle of racial, religious minorities,
women and other communities facing problems all around the globe better than them.
Details in the X-Men:Red
The first and foremost important thing that we cannot happen to overlook is that how the writer has depicted the role of hatred causing nanite, the modern problems have been personified through this irony and the outcome can be felt around everywhere.
The nanites cause hatred among the people for the mutants and the people go after the mutants without any reason, filled with the thoughts that have been forcefully bundled into them.
Another important fact that we cannot happen to overlook is the role of the media,
Almost every issue in the comic ends with scenes from the media. The first few feature a news-style personality screaming and blasting about the mutants in a negative manner which is mainly intended to initiate and generate hate towards the mutants in its viewers.
The social media and algorithms have also been shown to generate content and instill fear among the people with the anti-mutant content which is shown automatically, drives people away from the mutants.
One of the new things is the new character in the comic-con,Trinary, a new addition to the team. She’s a young woman from India who was kidnapped for using her technopathic abilities to transfer funds from the top 1% of the population (mostly male)to the lowest earners (females).
Trinity is a witty character who symbolizes the struggle between racism and sexism even in the mutant world.
The general view of this comic con X-Men:Red sums up to the fact that it gives us a detail about the ethics.
The team’s strength excels in the end , by the characters of The nightcrawler, and Kurt Wagner it is shown that kindness and politeness wins over everything.
The Nightcrawler may not be the most powerful mutant but he indeed is the one with most kind heart, whereas Kurt on the other hand who has faced a lot of prejudice in the past is still the most empathetic mutant.
We are all different in our own ways, we may vary in color,in gender, in nature, in behavior, in ethics , in many other things but it is what we are , we are a diverse race and we should be proud and happy about it.
We should help to maintain what makes us one and united which is Humanity and love which is what after all X-Men:Red is all about.