Magneto the Jew

Marie-Catherine Caillava:

One of the unique aspects of the X-Men universe is that it is a three-layer cake: layer one, the action and hype; layer two, the soap opera (my child!); and layer three, the underlying message about the world we live in. Like all high-quality fictions, X-Men is a comment on reality, more specifically on prejudice and being different. And that third layer is what has made the franchise such a long-lasting success while other comics have come and gone.