The X-Men are a team of fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
10 Facts about X-men
The X-Men debuted in X-Men #1 in 1963. The first X-Men team composed of Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel, and Beast.
The first comic of X-Men is the eighth greatest Marvel comic according to the 2001 poll, The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time.
The X-Men’s first school was based in Westchester, New York.
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.
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.
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.
The characters were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
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.
Giant-Size X-Men is rated as the fourth greatest Marvel comics according to The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time.
In The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time, five of the top ten greatest Marvel comics are X-Men stories.