Now Anti-Mutant Rallies Use Tiki Torches Too (X-Men Red #3 Spoilers)

Posted by April 11, 2018 Comment

The white nationalist-and-related marches in Charlottesville last year were mocked for all manner of reasons. Bleeding Cool covered the occasion by interviewing the Supergirl art model and cosplayer who participated in the march. But it was the use of Polynesian tiki torches that were mocked by many as seemingly antithetical to the marchers’ themes.

Not exactly consistent with ‘blood and soil’.

Well, in today’s X-Men Red #3, it seems that the anti-mutant bigot marches in Louisiana are of a similar mind.

First there seems to be an active attempt to use social media to forment such division and violence.

But then those tiki torches are on display again. And Gambit gives them a price point too…

…and a power up.

X-Men had tried to pride itself on parallels with anti-racist themes since the ’70s and anti-homophobic themes since the ’90s. It looks like it is just turning to more recent headlines for inspiration.

X-MEN RED #3
(W) Tom Taylor (A) Mahmud A. Asrar (CA) Travis Charest
The Hate Machine Part 3
•  The battle rages in India, and the newest X-Men member may be the key to the team’s survival.
•  GAMBIT is caught up the intensifying global frenzy of mutant hate.
•  Plus: Could one of JEAN GREY’s oldest friends turn foe?
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(Last Updated April 11, 2018 11:08 am )

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