The X-Men

(Silver Age Debut: X-Men # 1)

Original X-Men-Art by Jack Kirby

The X-Men- --1st appearance: X-Men #1 (September, 1963)

 The X-Men are a team of super-powered mutants who fight on behalf of the idea that mutants (homo superior) and the majority non-mutant humans (homo sapiens) can live in peace and equality. Opposing this ideal are various mutant and mutant organizations, such as Magneto and his Brotherhood of (Evil) Mutants. The X-Men team lineup changes often, but usually consists of certain key core members, such as Cyclops, Beast, Angel, Iceman, Jean Grey (Marvel Girl/Phoenix), Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler, and, of course, the founder of the X-Men, Professor Charles Xavier.

Professor Charles Xavier (Professor X), is a mutant with powerful mental and telepathic abilities. He saw a need to bring together several young mutants and form them into a team of super-heroes dedicated to protecting society from other mutants who sought dominion over normal humanity.

Seeking to help humanity with their natural super-powered abilities, they took the name X-Men (for the X-Factor in their genes that gives them mutant abilities), and embarked on a path to fight on behalf of a humanity that all too oftem wished them harm and gave them discrimination and hatred.

Original X-Men Lineup

Professor X (Charles Xavier) -Team leader, scientist. Mutant Powers: Telepathy

Cyclops (Scott Summers) -Mutant Powers: Eyes emit optic blasts

The Beast (Hank McCoy) -Mutant Powers: Animal-like physiology, superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility, durability and genius level intelligence.

Iceman (Robert Drake) -Mutant Powers: Ice generation and manipulation

Angel (Warren Worthington III) -Mutant Powers: Flight (with feathered wings growing out of his back)

Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) - -Powers: Telekenesis, telepathy NOTE: Jean Grey later became known as The Phoenix



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