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Interesting facts about X-Men

The X-Men are a team of fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

10 Facts about X-men

X-Men

Fact 1

The X-Men debuted in X-Men #1 in 1963. The first X-Men team composed of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast. 

Fact 2

The first comic of X-Men is the eighth greatest Marvel comic according to the 2001 poll, The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time. 

Fact 3

The X-Men’s first school was based in Westchester, New York. 

Fact 4

As the X-Men grew older and new mutants entered the team, the five original members decided to formed their own team called X-Factor. 

X-Man Fact: X-Facter

Fact 5

A second series of X-Men was released in 1992. The first issue of this series is the fifth greatest Marvel comic according to The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time. 

Fact 6

X-Men was on the brink of cancellation between 1963 to 1975. Ironically, X-Men was the most successful Marvel comic during the 1980s and early 1990s. 

Fact 7

The characters were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. 

Fact 8

X-Men changed forever upon the release of Giant-Size X-Men in 1975. The Marvel writers realized they were going about the X-Men the wrong way. If mutants were hated for being different, the X-Men should have different cultures and ethnicity. As a result, the new X-Men team was composed of an African woman (Storm,) a demonic-looking German (Nightcrawler,) a Canadian (Wolverine,) a Russian (Colossus,) and a Native American (Thunderbird.) This approach was an immediate success as the stories focused on the X-Men fighting hate-groups rather than aliens, robots, and locust people. 

Fact 9

Giant-Size X-Men is rated as the fourth greatest Marvel comics according to The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time. 

X-Men fact: Giant-Size X-Men

Fact 10

In The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time, five of the top ten greatest Marvel comics are X-Men stories.

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