X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills by Chris ClaremontThe 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 them all and the entire world besides... in the name of God. One of Chris Claremonts most powerful and influential stories, the partial basis for X-Men 2, is reprinted here for the first time in years. Collects Marvel Graphic Novel #5: God Loves, Man Kills.
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It was written by Chris Claremont and illustrated by Brent Anderson. The book served as a primary inspiration for the film X2. Since Adams insisted that his contract not be a standard-work-for-hire agreement, Marvel eventually chose Brent Anderson as the illustrator — despite the fact that Adams had already penciled some preliminary pages. The original first draft script called for the death of Magneto which was illustrated by Neal Adams before his departure from the project , which would be the trigger event for the X-Men to begin investigating Stryker. Magneto's death was dropped once Adams left the project and the script rewritten into what became the published version. Published in , for years the canonical status of God Loves, Man Kills existed in a state of flux. It was not officially considered canon until , when the second X-Men film which borrowed heavily from the graphic novel was released in theaters and a sequel series God Loves Man Kills II was published in X-Treme X-Men
Two young mutant runaways named Mark and Jill are fleeing from a group of religiously motivated anti-mutant group known as the Purifiers. They chase the two children into a playground where they are executed with guns and strung up on a swing set with a sign labeling them as "Muties". Their bodies are found by the X-Men's long time foe Magneto , who vows to make those who have killed these children, and many others, pay for their crimes. In New York City , the leader of the Purifiers, the popular televangelist Reverend William Stryker finishes reading a Bible passage from Deuteronomy , before getting a call from his operatives. They report to him their findings about the mutant group known as the X-Men , providing him information of their members, powers, and the well guarded secret that they operate from Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.
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