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Young X-Men #2 (July 2008):
“New Mutants”
by Marc Guggenheim, Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder

Young X-Men #2

Title: “New Mutants”

Medium: comic

Cover date: July 2008

Publisher: Marvel

Written by: Marc Guggenheim

Art by: Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder


23 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Mirage Mirage (Danielle Moonstar) hero
CBR Scale: M Native American religion (Cheyenne) / Teutonic paganism
Young X-Men (teacher); X-Force...  Marvel 470
Magma Magma (Amara Aquilla) hero
CBR Scale: M Greco-Roman classical religion
Hellions; X-Corporation...  Marvel 269
Dust Dust (Sooraya Qadir) hero
CBR Scale: M Sunni Muslim
Young X-Men; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 102
Rockslide Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Young X-Men; X-Men...  Marvel 82
Blindfold Blindfold (Ruth Aldine) hero
  Young X-Men; Xavier Institute Marvel 66
Wolf Cub Wolf Cub (Nicholas Gleason) hero based on a real person
  Young X-Men; Xavier Institute: Paragons squad Marvel 34
Ink Ink (Eric Gitter) hero
CBR Scale: U manifestly non-religious
Young X-Men Marvel 12
White Bishop White Bishop (Donald Pierce) villain
CBR Scale: M anti-mutant
Hellfire Club; The Reavers (leader) Marvel 86
Greymalkin Greymalkin (Jonas Greymalkin)
(2-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S LGBT
Young X-Men
[ancestor of Charles Xavier]
Marvel 37
Magnum, P.I. Magnum, P.I.
(mentioned in text & seen in picture)
hero
  U.S. Navy Glen A. Larson Productions CBS 66
Tom Selleck Tom Selleck
(photo/picture/video)
real/historical person
  National Guard CBS Marvel 94
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers)
(someone disguised or dressed as)
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 2,604
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen
(voice only)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Catholic
[singer] Marvel 157
Cannonball Cannonball (Sam Guthrie)
(illusion)
hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; X-Force...  Marvel 831
Wolfsbane Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair)
(illusion)
hero
CBR Scale: M Presbyterian
Excalibur; X-Force...  Marvel 576
Sunspot Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta)
(illusion)
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Hellfire Club; The Avengers...  Marvel 574
Karma Karma (Xi'an Coy Manh)
(illusion)
hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic; LGBT
X-Men; The New Mutants...  Marvel 260
Phoenix Phoenix (Jean Grey)
(mentioned)
hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 1,905
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier)
(mentioned)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
The Mutant Underground (founder); Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 4,999
White Queen White Queen (Emma Frost)
(mentioned)
villain hero
CBR Scale: U Episcopalian (nominal); mutant supremacist
Hellfire Club Inner Circle; Generation X (teacher)...  Marvel 3,409
Hope Summers Hope Summers
(mentioned)
supporting character
CBR Scale: U Askani
[first mutant born after M-Day; raised by Cable] Marvel 19
Pocahontas Pocahontas (Matoaka)
(mentioned)
real/historical person
CBR Scale: D Native American religion (Powhatan); Anglican (convert)
[1st app: Superman (vol. 1) #77 (Aug. 1952)] Walt Disney Pictures 30
Antonio Argento Antonio Argento
(mentioned)
supporting character
  [briefly dated Magma; died when depowered on M-Day] Marvel 1

Excerpts

BELOW: Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane) demonstrates her devout Presbyterian faith when she tells teammate Danielle Moonster that she shouldn't think about how cute Tom Selleck is (as "Magnum P.I."). With her thick Scottish accent, Rahne tells her friend, "You should not think such thoughts, Dani. They're not proper."

Rahne Sinclair (Wolfsbane) demonstrates her devout Presbyterian faith when she tells teammate Danielle Moonster that she shouldn't think about how cute Tom Selleck is (as Magnum P.I.).

Source: Young X-Men #2 (July 2008): "New Mutants", pg. 2, panels 4-5. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: purity of thought; modesty in apparel; Presbyterian; Wolfsbane (Rahne Sinclair); Tom Selleck; Magnum, P.I.

BELOW: Eric Gitter ("Ink") explicitly refers to Danielle Moonstar's Native American ethnicity when he calls her "the Indian chick.":

Eric Gitter (Ink) explicitly refers to Danielle Moonstar's Native American ethnicity when he calls her the Indian chick.

Source: Young X-Men #2 (July 2008): "New Mutants", pg. 8, panel 2. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: religious ethnicity identified by name; Native American religion; Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)

BELOW: Rockslide of the Young X-Men is confused by the instructions of leader/teacher Cyclops (actually the villain Donald Pierce in disguse). Rockslide points out that the X-Men don't kill. Right?

Rockslide of the Young X-Men is confused by the instructions of leader/teacher Cyclops (actually the villain Donald Pierce in disguse). Rockslide points out that the X-Men don't kill. Right?

Source: Young X-Men #2 (July 2008): "New Mutants", pg. 9, panels 1-3. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: heroes don't kill; Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro)

BELOW: Although "Cyclops" here is actually the villain Donald Pierce in disguise, his words fairly accurately reflect the brand of often strident "mutant survivalism" and sometimes even mutant supremacy preached by Scott Summers. Here "Cyclops" explains why his followers may need to kill the former New Mutants so that mutantkind can avoid persecution, prejudice and extinction.

Although Cyclops here is actually the villain Donald Pierce in disguise, his words fairly accurately reflect the brand of often strident mutant survivalism and sometimes even mutant supremacy preached by Scott Summers.

Source: Young X-Men #2 (July 2008): "New Mutants", pg. 9, panels 2-5. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: prejudice; persecution; survival; mutant supremacist; Cyclops (Scott Summers)

BELOW: Eric Gitter ("Ink") calls Danielle Moonstar (a Cheyenne Indian) "Pocahontas," using the name as something of an ethnic slur. Moonstar ignores this jibe (as she's busy defending herself from his super-powered punches). The truth is, Danielle Moonstar really does identify strongly with her Native American ethnic background. Even in these action-packed panels one can glimpse the Native American decor she has chosen for her home.

Eric Gitter (Ink) calls Danielle Moonstar (a Cheyenne Indian) Pocahontas, using the name as something of an ethnic slur.

Source: Young X-Men #2 (July 2008): "New Mutants", pg. 16, panels 2-3. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: decor; slurs and nicknames; Native American religion; Mirage (Danielle Moonstar)

BELOW: Devout Muslim heroine Dust reproves teammate Rockslide for ogling their quary: Magma (wearing tight-fitting jogging attire). Rockslide starts to point out Magma's tight something (probably her derrière). Dust snaps at him before he can finish the sentence.

Devout Muslim heroine Dust reproves teammate Rockslide for ogling their quary: Magma (wearing tight-fitting jogging attire).

Source: Young X-Men #2 (July 2008): "New Mutants", pg. 17, panels 4-5. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder. See also: purity of thought; Muslim; Dust (Sooraya Qadir); Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro)