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X-Men imprints of classic books


Wolverine on the cover of a Frans Masereel novel? Dostoyevsky's Russian classic, following the relationships of Cyclops? When did Marvel get so high brow?

Our mistake. These are the work of Chad Miller, for his brilliantly obscure X-Men Classics series.

Set in a world in which mutants are real, Miller strikes upon a collection of the X-Men's own imprints of classic titles while rummaging through a thrift store. Subtle rewrites of literature usually found on high school reading lists, the Xavier Classics appear to be an attempt by the X-Men to help young Americans become more familiar with mutants and their powers.

"I knew I was in X-Men territory, only a few miles from their mansion, but I never expected such a prize," writes Miller on his Tumblr. "Now that I know these exist, I am on the hunt. I'm not sure what titles the X-Men printed--so far it seems like anything you'd find on a high school reading list--but I aim to collect and share them all."

You can join Miller in his search and find more of his discoveries on his Tumblr site.

Magik in Alice in Wonderland

No Girl in The Bell Jar

Havok, Cyclops, and Vulcan in The Brothers of Karamazov

Jean Grey in As I Lay Dying

Quentin Quire in Lord of the Flies

Colossus and Nightcrawler in Of Mice and Men

Wolverine in Passionate Journey

Wolverine and Xavier in Passionate Journey

(Images: X-Men Classics)


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