Monday, December 15, 2008

The Beast's God

A beautiful, elegaic moment from Mike Carey and Scot Eaton in X-Men: Divided We Stand #2. Hank McCoy, aka Beast, is standing in the ruins of Xavier's school, casting the ashes of his top secret files to the winds. Xavier's not dead, exactly, but after nearly dying has been remade into someone new who doesn't remember much about the past. Divided We Stand features ten short tales about the scattered X-Men, by a variety of writers and artists, and they're surprisingly good.
Newton and Einstein tended to mean very different things when they used the word "God," but it still works. We know Beast is a scientist, and he's expressing a scientist's spirituality.

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