The X-Men are destined -- some would say doomed -- to fight a never ending war to protect a world that hates and fears them. And while most of Marvel's mutants are aware of this fact, for some, it's a little more deeply ingrained in their DNA than others.
In Uncanny X-Men #3, we see one such hero grapple with that very fact, if only for a few panels. While helping his teammates save humans from a rampaging pack of dinosaurs (it's a superhero comic, so just roll with it), Bishop takes a moment to help a fallen bystander up after he was knocked over by a T-Rex. After helping the man to his feet, Bishop then hands him the sign he dropped, a placard declaring "GOD HATES MUTIES."
Though the exchange is brief, it sums up Bishop's reality rather well. He is, after all, from a future where he was raised in a literal concentration camp for mutants. The "M" tattooed over his left eye, a symbol designating him as a mutant and therefore as lesser than non-powered people, serves as a constant reminder of the reality he is fighting to prevent, so when he has exchanges like the one with the protestor, the realization of what's at stake for him and all mutant kind rings a little more true, perhaps, than it might for the X-Men who have never experienced the unrelenting cruelty Bishop was raised in.
Check out our preview for Uncanny X-Men #3, along with the official solicitation info, below. The issue, by Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg and Yildiray Cinar, with a cover by Leinil Francis Yu, hits stores Wednesday, November 28.