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Young X-Men #3 (Aug. 2008):
“LifeDeath”
by Marc Guggenheim, Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder, Kris Justice

Young X-Men #3

Title: “LifeDeath”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Aug. 2008

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Marc Guggenheim
Art by: Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder, Kris Justice


24 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
X-Men; The New Mutants...  Marvel 470
Magma Magma (Amara Aquilla) hero
CBR Scale: M Greco-Roman classical religion
The New Mutants; Hellions...  Marvel 269
Dust Dust (Sooraya Qadir) hero
CBR Scale: M Sunni Muslim
X-Men; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 102
Rockslide Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro) hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
X-Men; Young X-Men...  Marvel 82
Blindfold Blindfold (Ruth Aldine) hero
  Xavier Institute; Young X-Men 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
Greymalkin Greymalkin (Jonas Greymalkin) hero
CBR Scale: S LGBT
Young X-Men
[ancestor of Charles Xavier]
Marvel 37
White Bishop White Bishop (Donald Pierce) villain
CBR Scale: M anti-mutant
The Hellfire Club; The Reavers (leader) Marvel 86
Julio Rodriguez
(5-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
Y-Men Marvel 3
Cannonball Cannonball (Sam Guthrie)
(4-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: S Baptist
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 831
Magneto Magneto (Erik Magnus Lehnsherr)
(3-panel cameo)
villain hero scientist
CBR Scale: S Jewish; Gypsy/Roma
X-Men; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 916
Callisto Callisto
(3-panel cameo)
villain hero
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Morlocks; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 164
Moira MacTaggert Moira MacTaggert
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character scientist
  [Charles Xavier's colleague, girlfriend] Marvel 243
Sharon Friedlander Sharon Friedlander
(3-panel cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: U religious
[nurse] Marvel 19
Storm Storm (Ororo Munroe)
(2-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: M Goddess worship
Morlocks (leader); The Fantastic Four...  Marvel 5,068
Sunspot Sunspot (Roberto Dacosta)
(2-panel cameo)
hero
CBR Scale: I Catholic
The Hellfire Club; The Avengers...  Marvel 574
Carlos Rodriguez
(2-panel cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
Y-Men Marvel 2
Mr. Fantastic Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards)
(photo/picture/video)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I humanist; portrayed alternatively as explicitly believing in God and as atheist
The Fantastic Four; The Avengers...  Marvel 4,661
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy)
(photo/picture/video)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
The Avengers; X-Men...  Marvel 5,233
Nightcrawler Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)
(photo/picture/video)
hero clergy/religious leader
CBR Scale: M Catholic (raised Gypsy/Roma)
X-Men; Excalibur...  Marvel 4,345
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers)
(someone disguised or dressed as)
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
X-Men; X-Factor...  Marvel 8,371
Karma Karma (Xi'an Coy Manh)
(mentioned)
hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic; LGBT
X-Men; The New Mutants...  Marvel 260
Cipher Cipher (Alisa Tager)
(mentioned)
hero
  Young X-Men; black Marvel 5

Excerpts

BELOW: The manifestly non-religious nature of Eric Gitter ("Ink") is clearly evident here as he delivers innocent mutants Danielle Moonstar and Blindfold to the anti-mutant villain Donald Pierce. With his own words Ink acknowledges his morally questionable nature. But Ink refuses to kill the young women he captured, claiming, "Whatever else I am, I'm no killer." Although Ink won't kill them himself, he knows that Pierce might kill them.

The manifestly non-religious nature of Eric Gitter (Ink) is clearly evident here as he delivers innocent mutants Danielle Moonstar and Blindfold to the anti-mutant villain Donald Pierce.

Source: Young X-Men #3 (Aug. 2008): "LifeDeath", pg. 2, panels 2-5. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder, Kris Justice. See also: murder; manifestly non-religious; Ink (Eric Gitter)

BELOW: Anti-mutant villain Donald Pierce points out Eric Gitter's "mercenary" nature. Gitter (a.k.a. Ink) has captured two innocent young women and delivered them to a killer, purely for money.

Anti-mutant villain Donald Pierce points out Eric Gitter's mercenary nature. Gitter (a.k.a. Ink) has captured two innocent young women and delivered them to a killer, purely for money.

Source: Young X-Men #3 (Aug. 2008): "LifeDeath", panel 3. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder, Kris Justice. See also: love of money; mercenary; manifestly non-religious; Ink (Eric Gitter)

BELOW: Rockslide invokes "Holy God!": Young X-Men Rockslide, Wolf Cub and Dust attacked Magma (having been misled by Donald Pierce disguised as Cyclops). Magma super-heated Dust in her sand form, turning her to glass. Rockslide, a nominal Catholic, utters "Holy God!" in shock and perhaps as an unconscious prayer. Coincidentally, the "glassified" Dust (who is a Muslim) appears in this panel remarkably like a statue of the Virgin Mary. This is probably unintentional.

Rockslide invokes Holy God!

Source: Young X-Men #3 (Aug. 2008): "LifeDeath", pg. 9, panel 2. Written by Marc Guggenheim. Art by Yanick Paquette, Ray Snyder, Kris Justice. See also: invoking deity; Catholic; Rockslide (Santo Vaccarro)