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Senator Robert Kelly – This Day In Comics ( @thisdayincomics)



Senator Robert Kelly, an anti-mutant politician, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #135 (April 15, 1980).

He was a key fomenter of anti-mutant hatred, which is translated very well by a script that lifted lines directly from Joe McCarthy’s communist witch hunts in the 1950s and put them in Kelly’s mouth (just replace “mutants” with “communists in the State Department” in Kelly’s speech here).introduced the Mutant Control Act in the pages of Uncanny X-Men.

Senator Robert Kelly was created by Claremont and John Byrne in X-Men #135 in 1980.