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X-treme X-Men. Vol. 5, God loves, man kills
Claremont, Chris, 1950-
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Direct edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Marvel Comics, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as X-Treme X-Men #25-30 and X-Men, God loves, man kills."

Includes an afterword by Chris Claremont, consisting of 5 text pages dated 2003.
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Reverend William Stryker, a religious zealot with a plan of genocide for mutants, attempted years ago to harness the telepathic abilities of Professor Charles Xavier in order to destroy the minds of mutants on a global scale. Only by uniting with Magneto, their ultimate enemy, were the X-Men able to preserve all life as we know it. Now, Stryker is back - and his extreme hatred for mutants rages as strong as ever. With a squad of mutant-hating mercenaries and the recruitment of Lady Deathstrike, Stryker tries once more to take down the X-Men - again attempting to break one of their own in the process.

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Library Journal Review

During his original run of X-Men (1975- 92), Claremont saw the series become Marvel's most popular. His God Loves, Man Kills GN (1982)-no longer available as a standalone but reprinted here with a new sequel-is one of his best-remembered stories (it inspired the film X2: X-Men United). The original story involves evangelist William Stryker, who believes that only true humans are God's children and that mutants are tools of Satan. Stryker plans to kill all mutants on Earth, and the X-Men must team with their opponent, Magneto, to stop him. In this sense, Claremont added dimension to the series' traditional theme of prejudice-a power retained here. In the sequel (oddly placed first in the book), Stryker meets his opposition-a zealous mutant who believes that humans are the ones without souls-and the X-Men are caught in the middle. Unfortunately, this follow-up is confusing and has a contrived ending. Still, the X-Men are as popular as ever. Recommended for collections that don't already own the original story. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.