The X-Men comic franchise
began in 1963 with the publication of X-Men #1, featuring the
teen-aged mutants Cyclops, Beast, Angel, Iceman, and Marvel Girl,
mentored by the wheelchair-bound Professor X. The series produced
original stories though issue #66 (published in March of 1970), but,
with the publication of X-Men #67 (December, 1970), these comic books
featured reprinted stories from past X-Men comics. For instance,
X-Men #67 contained the story first printed in X-Men #12, and did not
feature any new or original stories.
This "X-Men Reprint Era"
continued on until the first new story in the regular X-Men series
with X-Men #94 in August of 1975. X-Men #94 featured the new X-Men
team first introduced in Giant-Sized X-Men #1, which came out in May,
1975. That large and historic issue brought together a new team of
X-Men assembled by Cyclops and Professor X to rescue the old team.
These new X-Men included Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, Banshee,
Thunderbird, and Sunfire, who continued on as the main X-Men team in
X-Men #94, and beyond.
Collected here is a list of
those X-Men reprint issues, alongside the original issue the story
came from, the name of the reprint cover artist, the original cover
artist, and notes on differences in the reprint and original