In UncannyX-Men (1963) #129 Jean Grey, the mutant telepath and love of Cyclops' life, is consumed by a destructive cosmic entity and becomes the Dark Phoenix. To save the future, Kitty Pride must travel to the past to stop the murder of a U.S. senator.
In UncannyX-Men (1963) #155 Dave Cock rum was a major force behind the look and feel of X-Men comics in the 70s, co-creating and designing characters like Storm and Colossus. In UncannyX-Men (1963) #168 For this issue, Chris Claremont teams with acclaimed X-artist Paul Smith (working with inner Bob Wick) for a Kitty Pryde-centric story.
In UncannyX-Men (1963) #186 Legendary artist Barry Windsor-Smith draws this Chris Claremont-penned story about Storm coming to grip with the loss of her powers and discovering that fellow X-Man Forge is responsible. In UncannyX-Men (1963) #205 An injured Wolverine must team up with Katie Power to evade Lady Death strike during Christmas in New York City.
This issue kicks off the legacy of the Gold Team led by Storm and featuring Jean Grey, Colossus, Archangel and Iceman. Like some mad alchemist, frenetically creating mystery elixirs and potions in search of forming something out of nothing, Chris Claremont single-handedly forged the modern day X-Men universe from almost nothing at all during his initial 16-year run as writer on UncannyX-Men.
During this run, which lasted from 1975-1991, Claremont took what was originally considered a second-rate Fantastic Four knock-off and turned it into the gold standard to which all other series were measured against. Even when other seminal runs were lauded with acclaim, be it Frank Miller’s Daredevil, John Byrne’s Fantastic Four, or Todd Macfarlane’s Amazing Spider-Man, they were all compared against Claremont’s UncannyX-Men.
Easily the most ambitious, and arguably the most influential and important run in all of North American comics, Claremont’s tenure as writer of UncannyX-Men rivaled Stan Lee’s run on Fantastic Four in terms of sheer creative output, while also grounding the franchise in a concrete sense of realism that was unparalleled at the time. The Hellfire Club, Mr. Sinister, Shadow cat, the Readers, Dark Phoenix, Gambit, Mystique, the Warlocks, the fucking Shi’AR, these were all created by Claremont during his initial run.
UncannyX-Men 245: “MEN!” Synopsis: The male members of the team get drunk and single-handedly repel an alien invasion in the middle of the Australian Outback. It’s one of the funniest stories written by Claremont, and it proved that the X-Men weren’t the self-serious masochist team of outsiders that everyone thought they were.
UncannyX-Men 161: “Gold Rush” Synopsis: This flashback issue reveals how Professor Xavier and Magneto first met, and why they eventually parted ways. More importantly, it further explores Magneto’s history as a Jewish Holocaust survivor (an idea conceived by Claremont), and explains how and why he became the man he is today.
No longer was Magneto an inane despot; he became a man who would fight until his dying breath to save his people from enduring another Holocaust. Iconic Moment : Magneto kills Baron On Trucker and funds his pro-mutant agenda with stolen Nazi gold.
Despite only serving as scripter, Claremont proved a boon to this story for his soapy and dramatic style of writing. It’s this emotional core, the depths that a parent will go to save their child, which provides the story with such a strong sense of purpose.
Iconic Moment: Cyclops sends his son into the future in order to save the boys’ life and says to the woman who will heal him, “When he’s better, you’ll bring him back”. The issue starts in media res, after Wolverine has already lost his initial fight to Death strike and her gang.
The dichotomy between Death strike and Wolverine highlights the idea of losing one’s humanity to obsession, and the price of selling one’s soul. UncannyX-Men 117: “Psi War” Synopsis: Back in the day, when a writer wanted to humanize Professor Xavier, they would detail parts of his personal life before he creates the X-Men.
What Claremont did in this issue is give a reason for the X-Men exist: to fight mutants like the Shadow King and prevent them from abusing their powers. With Jonathan Hickman set to take over the reins of Marvel’s mutants, a lot of fans have probably looked back at their collection of comics to see which issues of UncannyX-Men were worth the 12 to 25 cents they originally cost.
After a run in with the local townspeople, Beast has a crisis of conscience and decides to leave the X-Men. After becoming a big-time professional wrestler (after only a week, the most far-fetched thing in this issue), he meets Onus the Untouchable.
While this isn’t their first appearance (the distinction goes to Giant Size X-Men #1), this issue signifies the first regular series debut of the “New” X-Men. Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Thunderbird, Banshee, and Nightcrawler joined Cyclops as the new generation of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters (and one old Canadian).
Magneto and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants attempt to recruit the Blob into their ranks, but the X-Men have other ideas. Upon finding the Crimson Bands of Littoral, Marko became the Unstoppable Juggernaut, gaining immense strength and the ability to block Charles’ psychic attacks.
The Juggernaut’s first appearance came in the last panel of this issue, after spending the rest of the story teasing his massive presence. For years, Magneto has tried to create a world where the mutants are in control, rather than feared and hated.
Too much.” While making its first appearance here, Asteroid M would be the site of many battles over mutant kind for years to come. We mentioned the Blob’s second appearance earlier, but now it’s time to talk about his debut.
Issue #3 was also one of the first times Charles Xavier used his mental abilities to erase memories from a person’s mind. Issue #2 of UncannyX-Men saw the debut of the character and one of the few times during their first year they didn’t have an adventure involving Magneto.
Magneto needed a team of his own if his plan for mutant control of the world was to take hold. Featuring Mastermind, Toad, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch, this group sought to destroy the X-Men and help fulfill Magneto’s dream.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were always questioning Magneto’s motives, eventually leaving the team to become Avengers of all things. Also, if Magneto doesn’t see himself the villain, calling his team “evil” certainly puts a dent in his argument.
Born with special abilities, Beast, Cyclops, Angel, Marvel Girl, and Iceman were taught by Professor Charles Xavier to be superheroes, showing mutants and humans can live together peacefully. Fighting their greatest foe, Magneto, in their first adventure, the X-Men proved they had the capability to stand among the Avengers and The Fantastic Four as a premier team in the Marvel Universe.
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Marvel Made: Paragon Collection may be one of the most impressive offerings this holiday season but there is only a week left to get in on the action. In this inaugural case, work from Chris Claremont, one of the most important writers in Marvel’s history, is being celebrated.
The book offers UncannyX-Men #94, Claremont’s first-authored X-Men issue; UncannyX-Men #129-137, the classic Dark Phoenix Saga ; UncannyX-Men #141-142, the classic Days of Future Past storyline; Wolverine #1-4, his work with Frank Miller; UncannyX-Men #268, a Jim Lee-drawn highlight from the later years; 1991's X-Men #1, the best -selling comic of all time, drawn by Lee; plus a brand-new story that is described as a Days of Future Past prequel illustrated by Salvador APROCA. Other extras include limited edition lithographs from Morocco, Phil Not, Art Adams and Marcos Martin plus variant covers by Oliver Compel.
Though only a limited number of copies will be published, the book bundle will only be produced if it hits at least 1,200 pre-orders by Dec. 4. The title was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, met with a lukewarm reception, and was eventually cancelled in 1970.
Under the guidance of David Cock rum and Chris Claremont, whose 16-year stint began with August 1975's UncannyX-Men #94, the series grew in popularity worldwide, eventually spawning a franchise with numerous spin-off “X-books”, including New Mutants, X-Factor, Excalibur, X-Force, Generation X, other flagship titles like the simply titled X-Men (later New X-Men & X-Men Legacy), Astonishing X-Men, All-New X-Men, Amazing X-Men, Extraordinary X-Men and X-Men Gold. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the series launched in September 1963, introducing in its first issue the original five X-Men (Warren Worthington III/Angel, Hank McCoy/Beast, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Robert “Bobby” Drake/Iceman, and Jean Grey/Marvel Girl) and their teacher, Charles Xavier/Professor X as well as their nemesis, the supervillainErik Magnus Lehnsherr/Magneto.
Although Lee would deny it, it was noticed by contemporary writer Arnold Drake, that the concept of the series emulated his own earlier series for National Periodical Publications's (Now DC Comics), The Doom Patrol, in many respects. Writer Chris Claremont looks through a copy of a hardcover X-Men volume that collects many of the issues he wrote, March 2012.
The title featured a new, international team consisting of Scott Summers/Cyclops (United States), Sean Cassidy/Banshee (Ireland), Shirt Yeshiva/Gunfire (Japan) and James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine (Canada) along with new characters Promo Monroe/Storm (Kenya), Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler (Germany), Piotr “Peter” Rasputin/Colossus (Soviet Union / Russia) and John Proud star/Thunderbird (Native American). Chris Claremont's first issue as writer, #94, featured all the original X-Men leaving the team except Cyclops.
Moira MacTaggert, a human ally of the X-Men, and later to be established as a former fiancée of Xavier, debuted in #96. Comics writers and historians Roy Thomas and Peter Sanderson observed that “'The Dark Phoenix Saga' is to Claremont and Byrne what the Galactic Trilogy is to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
It is a landmark in Marvel history, showcasing its creators' work at the height of their abilities.” The storyline also saw the introduction of recurring antagonists the Hellfire Club, and its Inner Circle consisting of Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Harry Leland, Donald Pierce, along with Mastermind, previously a member of Magneto's Brotherhood.
Teenage mutant Katherine Anne “Kitty” Pride/Shadow cat was introduced in #129 (Jan. 1980) and joined the X-Men in #139. Alison Blair/the Dazzler, a disco-singing, roller-skating mutant, was introduced in #130 (Feb. 1980), but did not join the team, instead having a solo title.
A new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, led by Mystique, was introduced in the Days of Future Past storyline (#141-#142, Jan–Feb 1981) in which a time-travelling Katherine Anne “Kitty” Pride/Shadow cat tried to avert a dystopian future caused by the Brotherhood assassinating Presidential candidate Senator Robert Kelly. Byrne plotted the story wanting to depict the Sentinels as a genuine threat to the existence of the mutant race.
He then left the series after #143, being replaced by a returning Cock rum, who in turn was succeeded by Paul Smith and John Romina Jr. By the mid-1980s, The UncannyX-Men had become one of the best -selling American comic books, turning many of the writers and illustrators into industry stars and leading to numerous spin-offs and miniseries.
Erik Magnus Lehnsherr/Magneto was gradually revealed to be more complex: #150 established that he was a survivor of the Holocaust, and in #161 it is shown that Erik Magnus Lehnsherr/Magneto and Professor Charles Xavier had known each other before Xavier had founded the X-Men. Anna Marie Le Beau/Rogue, a member of Raven Darkroom/Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, defected to the X-Men in #171 (July 1983).
Raven Darkroom/Mystique's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants changed sides and became the government-backed Freedom Force in #199. Their first action was to capture Erik Magnus Lehnsherr/Magneto, who had begun associating with the X-Men during the Secret Wars II crossover.
Erik Magnus Lehnsherr/Magneto surrenders himself, but escapes after his trial is abandoned, he takes over the headmaster ship of the school after Xavier leaves for space in #200 (Dec. 1985). The Warlocks, a group of disfigured mutants living underneath New York City, were introduced in #169 (May 1983).
She was empowered accidentally by government forces aiming for Anna Marie Le Beau/Rogue, and met Jonathan Silver cloud/Forge, a mutant with the power of invention. After Storm left the team temporarily to return to her native Africa, Nightcrawler became field leader.
The character Rachel Summers from the future dystopia presented in “Days of Future Past” had been shown to arrive in the present day in New Mutants #18, and then made appearances in UncannyX-Men from #184 on and was revealed to be Cyclops' daughter. Claremont attempted to write Scott Summers/Cyclops out of the series, by having him marry Madeline Pryor in #175 (Nov. 1983); she gave birth to his son in #201 (Jan. 1986).
This meant the resurrection of Jean Grey (performed by recon, the character appearing from #101 having never really been her), and having Scott Summers/Cyclops abandon his wife and child. Claremont strongly objected to the latter, and was hostile towards the title until Louise Simon son became writer.
The end of 1986 saw the first crossover between X-Men titles, the Mutant Massacre “, which saw many Warlocks killed by the Marauders, acting under orders from the mysterious Nathaniel Essex/Mister Sinister The late 1980s saw several other crossovers: 1988's Fall of the Mutants and 1989's Inferno “, which resolved the issue of Madeline Pryor by revealing her to have been a clone of Jean Grey created by Sinister. The cast was shaken up, with the addition of Locke, the Dazzler, Long shot and Havoc in early 1987, as well as the first appearances of NPR-TV reporter Manor Ethereal in #226 (1988), new teenage mutant Jubilation Lee/Jubilee in #244 (1989), and Remy Le Beau/Gambit in UncannyX-Men Annual #14 (1990).
The X-Men left their traditional residence in Westchester County, New York, and lived variously on Alcatraz, Muir Island and in the Australian outback. The title became twice-monthly from 1988 to 1990 every summer, and helped to launch the careers of artists Marc Silver and Jim Lee.
Claremont wrote the first three issue of this series, in which the X-Factor and X-Men teams reunited with Professor Xavier at the school. Claremont left Marvel after disputes with Bob Harris and artist Jim Lee (of X-Men).
Claremont's final issue of UncannyX-Men was #279, during the Muir Island Saga “, which is set before those events. Jim Lee holding some 1990s issues of the series on which he rose to stardom as an artistAfter Claremont's run, the X-Men were divided into two color-coded squads, with a Blue team headlining the adjectiveless X-Men title, while the Gold team, consisting of Warren Worthington III/Archangel, Piton “Peter” Rasputin/Colossus, Jean Grey, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman and Promo Monroe/Storm, appeared in Uncanny.
This roster was later joined by Lucas Bishop, another refugee from the future. After Claremont's departure, Jim Lee continued as plotter, while John Byrne scripted from #281-286.
Byrne was replaced as scripter from #287 by Scott Lob dell, who was fully credited as writer from #289. The Executioner's Song crossover was released in the fall of 1992 and resulted in the outbreak of the Legacy virus, a mutant-specific plague which continued as a story element in X-Men comics until 2001.
UncannyX-Men briefly ceased publication during the Age of Apocalypse storyline in 1995, which dealt with an alternative present created by a time-travelling assassin killing Xavier; it was replaced by Astonishing X-Men. He was replaced in turn with Alan Davis, as plotter, from issue #366 (Mar.
Davis's run included the Twelve crossover from #370-#375, in which Apocalypse sought the only 12 mutants, which also ran in his X-Men title, again being treated as a biweekly publication. As part of the Revolution relaunch, Chris Claremont made a brief return from #381 (June 2000) to #389, at which point he transferred to the new Extreme X-Men title, as Grant Morrison took over X-Men (vol.
From 2001, Lob dell made a short return, and then Joe Casey and Chuck Austen wrote runs into 2004. The X-Men : Reload reshuffle of titles in 2004 led to Claremont returning to Uncanny with issue #444.
His final story was End of the Grey's in 2006, as part of the Decimation storyline, where the vast majority of mutants had lost their powers. He was replaced by Ed Breaker, who wrote a 12-part epic space opera story “The Rise and Fall of the Shi'AR Empire”, as a follow-up to his miniseries X-Men : Deadly Genesis.
The Nation X storyline focused on the return of the re-powered Magneto, and him coming to Utopia. The Second Coming crossover saw the return of Hope Summers, the baby from the “Messiah Complex” arc, to the present day, as a young adult; and the emergence of the “Five Lights”, the first new mutants to have arisen (apart from Hope) since the Decimation.
Nightcrawler was killed during this storyline and the Beast left in protest after his discovery of Cyclops' secret death squad X-Force. The original series ended with #544 and relaunched as a new volume after the events of the X-Men : Schism miniseries, wherein half the X-Men, led by Wolverine, returned to New York, to found a new school.
The new volume featured the Extinction Team, containing members of the X-Men whom Cyclops had retained to deal with potential threats to the mutant race's survival. Gilles's run led into, and crossed over with, the Avengers vs. X-Men storyline and finished with issue #20 in October 2012.
The volume ended with Cyclops, who had become increasingly hardliner during Gilles's run, in prison for his actions during that storyline. , a new volume of UncannyX-Men was launched in February 2013 with an April 2013 cover date, written by Brian Michael Bends, who is also writing another X-Men title, All-New X-Men, and drawn by Chris Bachelor.
It features Cyclops and remnants of his Extinction Team recruiting new mutants to help them prepare for what Cyclops believes to be an inevitable revolution, coinciding events of the first All-New X-Men story arc. This volume saw Cyclops leading his team to an abandoned Weapon X facility to train new recruits and prepare for impending war against the humans, who see Cyclops as a terrorist due to his actions in Avengers Vs. X-Men.
Eventually, Kitty Pride and the time-displaced X-Men join his cause after facing a team of X-Men from a dystopian future. As part of All-New, All-Different Marvel, UncannyX-Men was relaunched, written by Cullen Burn with art by Greg Land.
The relaunched UncannyX-Men team features Magneto leading Locke, the Archangel, M, Mystique, Fandom and Sabre tooth, while a different team led by Storm will be called the Extraordinary X-Men. The tagline for the relaunched series is “Bigger threats require more threatening X-Men “, and is considered to be a continuation of Burn's previous work on the Magneto solo series.
The series will deal with threats that arise as a result of a new, more dangerous world post- Secret Wars. Summing up the team, Burn states “They're upholding Xavier's dream, but they have no right to do so.”.
5) debuted November 14, 2018, with the weekly 10-part X-Men : Disassembled” arc and follows on from the events of the Extermination miniseries. This incarnation of the team features Lucas Bishop, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Jean Grey, Promo Monroe/Storm, Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock/Locke, Jean-Paul Beau bier/North star, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Hank McCoy/the Beast, Laura Kinney/X-23, Lorna Dane/Polaris, Jubilation Lee/Jubilee, Katherine Anne “Kitty” Pride/Shadow cat and Sam Guthrie/Cannonball as well as trainee X-Men Hispano Chili/Armor, Victor Murkowski/Angle, Megan Wynn/Pixie, Die Okonkwo/Goya, Robert Herman/the Glob, Santa Baccarat/Rock slide.
Following the 10th issue, the series began focusing on a new team of X-Men featuring Scott Summers/Cyclops, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine, Alex Summers/Havoc, Jamie Maddox/the Multiple Man, Rah ne Sinclair/Wolfs bane, Island Rasputin/Magic, Danielle Moon star/Mirage, Xi'an Coy Mind/Karma. After this volume, all X-Men titles were cancelled and two intertwining six-issue miniseries written by Jonathan Hickman, called House of X and Powers of X “, began a weekly run in July 2019 and concluded on October of the same year.
Just after those, the X-Men series relaunched, with X-Men #1, accompanied by the other related teams' regular series, such as Marauders, X-Force, Excalibur, New Mutants, X-Corp, Wolverine, X-Men : Giant Size, and reviving 1987's Fallen Angels ; all part of the 2019-story arc Dawn of X “, which searches to unite all mutant and settle down as a whole species. Issues Years Team roster #1–59 1963–1969 Warren Worthington III/the Angel, Hank McCoy/the Beast, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Jean Grey/Marvel Girl #60–661969–1970 Warren Worthington III/the Angel, Hank McCoy/the Beast, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Alex Summers/Havoc, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Jean Grey/Marvel Girl, Lorna Dane/Polaris #67–93 1970–1975 The comic continued publication only as reprints of earlier stories, UncannyX-Men was not picked up for five years.
The issues variously feature individual characters or small groups who have previously been X-Men or been affiliated with the X-Men. #273–280 1991 Sean Cassidy/the Banshee, Jonathan Silver cloud/Forge, Remy Le Beau/Gambit, Jubilation Lee/Jubilee, Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock/Locke, Promo Monroe/Storm, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine #281–290 1991–1992 Promo Monroe/Storm, Jean Grey, Warren Worthington III/the Archangel, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Piotr “Peter” Rasputin/Colossus, Jonathan Silver cloud/Forge, Lucas Bishop (Gold team) #291–304 1992-1993 Promo Monroe/Storm, Jean Grey, Warren Worthington III/the Archangel, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Piotr “Peter” Rasputin/Colossus, Lucas Bishop (Gold team) #305–315 1993–1994 Promo Monroe/Storm, Jean Grey, Warren Worthington III/the Archangel, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Lucas Bishop (Gold Team) #316–317 1994 Phalanx Covenant crossover #318–321 1994-1995 Scott Summers/Cyclops, Hank McCoy/the Beast, Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock/Locke, Anna Marie Le Beau/Rogue, Remy Le Beau/Gambit, Promo Monroe/Storm, Jean Grey, Warren Worthington III/the Archangel, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Lucas Bishop (Blue and Gold Teams) 1995 Age of Apocalypse event The series was replaced with Astonishing X-Men for four months during the event.
It featured Clarice Ferguson/Blink, Kevin Sydney/Morph, Anna Marie Lehnsherr/Rogue, Victor Creed/Sabre tooth, Shirt Yeshiva/Gunfire, and Kyle Disney/Wild Child. #322–334 1995–1996 Scott Summers/Cyclops, Hank McCoy/the Beast, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine, Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock/Locke, Remy Le Beau/Gambit, Promo Monroe/Storm, Jean Grey, Warren Worthington III/the Archangel, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Lucas Bishop, Sam Guthrie/Cannonball Note UncannyX-Men and X-Men (vol.
#335–336 1996 Onslaught event Scott Summers/Cyclops, Hank McCoy/the Beast, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine, Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock/Locke, Anna Marie Le Beau/Rogue, Remy Le Beau/Gambit, Promo Monroe/Storm, Jean Grey, Warren Worthington III/the Archangel, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Lucas Bishop, Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Joseph #337–342 1996–1997 Warren Worthington III/Archangel, Hank McCoy/the Beast, Lucas Bishop, Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Remy Le Beau/Gambit, Joseph, Jean Grey, Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock/Locke, Anna Marie Le Beau/Rogue, Promo Monroe/Storm, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine #343–349 1997 Hank McCoy/the Beast, Lucas Bishop, Remy Le Beau/Gambit, Joseph, Anna Marie Le Beau/Rogue #350–360 1997–1998 Hank McCoy/the Beast, Lucas Bishop, Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Cecilia Reyes, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Jean Grey, Joseph, Janet/Maggot, Sarah/Marrow, Anna Marie Le Beau/Rogue, Promo Monroe/Storm, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine #361–372 1998–1999 Piotr “Piotr” Rasputin/Colossus, Remy Le Beau/Gambit, Katherine Anne “Kitty” Pride, Sarah/Marrow, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Anna Marie Le Beau/Rogue, Promo Monroe/Storm, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine #373–374 1999 Piotr “Peter” Rasputin/Colossus, Sarah/Marrow #375–378 1999–2000 The Shattering / The Twelve / Age of Apocalypse crossover After Charles Xavier/Professor X briefly disbands the team to expose the Skull infiltrator, the team learns of the Twelve.
#379–380 2000 All mutants worldwide are rendered powerless by the High Evolutionary and Mr. Sinister, leading to an interim team battling them after the X-Men briefly disband. #381–390 2000–2001 Hank McCoy/the Beast, Nathan Summers/Cable, Remy Le Beau/Gambit, Jean Grey, Anna Marie Le Beau/Rogue, Promo Monroe/Storm #391 2001 Scott Summers/Cyclops solo issue #392–393 2001 “Eve of Destruction” crossover: While Scott Summers/Cyclops and James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine infiltrate Kenosha to save Charles Xavier/Professor X, Jean Grey forms an interim team composed of the Dazzler, Jean-Paul Beau bier/North star, Pauline Provenance/Omertà, Levi Yeshiva/Sun pyre, Hector Mendoza/the Wraith, and a mind-controlled Joanna Cargill/Frenzy.
#394 2001 Warren Worthington III/the Archangel, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine #395-398 2001 Warren Worthington III/the Archangel, Jonathan “Jon” Stars more/Chamber, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine #399–414 2001–2002 Warren Worthington III/the Archangel, Jonathan “Jon” Stars more/Chamber, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Miranda Leeward/Stacy X, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine #415–443 2002–2004 Warren Worthington III/the Archangel, Alex Summers/Havoc, Paige Guthrie/Husk, Robert “Bobby” Drake/the Iceman, Jubilation Lee/Jubilee, Cain Marko/the Juggernaut, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Jean-Paul Beau bier/North star, Lorna Dane/Polaris, Charles Xavier/Professor X, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine #444–454 2004–2005 Lucas Bishop, Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers, Tessa/Sage, Promo Monroe/Storm, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine #455–474 2005–2006 Lucas Bishop, Sam Guthrie/Cannonball, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock/Locke, Rachel Summers, Promo Monroe/Storm, James “Logan” Hewlett/Wolverine #475–486 2006–2007 Darwin, Alex Summers/Havoc, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Lorna Dane/Polaris, Charles Xavier/Professor X, Rachel Summers, James Proud star/Warpath #487–491 2007 Caliban, Hepzibah, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler, Charles Xavier/Professor X, Promo Monroe/Storm, James Proud star/Warpath #492–494 2008 Messiah Complex crossover The whole team comes together under Cyclops to protect Hope Summers. #495–499 2008 Although divided, the team gradually starts to reform in San Francisco, California.
As such, the above reflects the team roster for the book at time of publication. Professor X is the Headmaster of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and mentor to the X-Men, but he is rarely (if ever) a member of the X-Men team.
In his role as mentor, he has typically been present in the book, but he has notable absences, including issues #43–64 (dead, later reconned as preparing for the Z'NOX), #200–273 (with Linda German in Shi'AR space; replaced as Headmaster by Magneto during most of this absence), #340–351 (in government custody after the Onslaught crisis), #379–386 (educating Cadre K in space), and #495–513 (rebuilding his mind in X-Men : Legacy). Jean Grey was replaced by the Phoenix Force from issues #101-137.
During issues #370–372, Wolverine was replaced by a Skull infiltrator, leading to “The Shattering”/”The Twelve” storylines, and the Astonishing X-Men (vol. After moving to San Francisco, many other mutants continually appear as background characters or allies, but apart from during crossovers they are rarely considered part of the team roster.
After the series was relaunched as UncannyX-Men #1, it featured Cyclops's “Extinction Team”, composed of himself, Emma Frost, Enamor, Magneto, Storm, Hope Summers, Colossus, Danger and Magic; Locke was briefly a member of this team while Emma was injured. Years Penciled Issues 1963–1965 Jack Kirby #1–17 1965–1967 Werner Roth (a.k.a.
Jay Gavin) #13–29, #31–35, #38–57 1967 Ross Andre #36–37 1967–1970 Don Heck #49, #52, #54–55, #64 1968–1969 Jim Sterno #50–51 1969–1987 Barry Windsor-Smith #53 (as Barry Smith), #186, #198, #205, #214 1969–1970 Neal Adams #56–63, #65 1970 Sal Buscemi #66 1970–1975 reprints #67–93 1975–1977 Dave Cock rum Giant-Size X-Men #1 #94–105, #107 1977 Bob Brown #106 1977–1981 John Byrne #108–109, #111–143 1978 Tony Zúñiga #110 1981–1982 Brent Anderson #144, #160 1981–1982 Dave Cock rum #145–150, #153–158, #161–164 1982 Jim Sherman #151 1982 Bob McLeod #151–152 1982 Bill Sienkiewicz #159 1982–1983 Paul Smith #165–170, #172–175 1983 Walt Simon son #171 1983–1986 John Romina Jr. #176–185, #187–197,#199–200, #202–203, #206–211 1986 Rick Leonard #201, #212 1986 June Bridgman #204 1987 Alan Davis #213, #215 1987 Jackson Guide #216–217 1987–1990 Marc Silver #218, #220–222, #224–230, #232–234, #236, #238–244,#246–247, #249–251, #253–255, #259–261 1987 Bret Blevins #219 1987 Kerry Sawmill #223 1988–1989 Rick Leonard #231, #235, #237, #252 1989 Rob Ziegfeld #245 1989–1991 Jim Lee #248, #256–258, #267–277 1990 Keaton Dwyer #262 1990 Bill Alaska #263, #265 1990 Mike Collins #264, #266 1991 Paul Smith #278 1991–1992 Andy Hubert #279–280, #288 1991–1992 While Portico #281–286, #289–290 1992–1994 John Romina Jr. #287, #300–302, #304, #306–311 1992–1993, 1999–2000 Tom Reyna #291–293, #374, #377, #379–380, #382 1992–1993 Brandon Peterson #294–299 1994–1997 Richard Bennett Lamas #303 1994–1997 Jan Coursera #305 1994–1997 Joe Madeira #312–313, #316–317, #325–326, #328–330, #332, #334–337, #338 (co-artist), #340–343, #345 (co-artist), #346–348, #350 (co-artist) 1994 Lee Weeks #314 1994, 1999 Roger Cruz #315, #318, #320, #324, #327, #376 1994 Steve Eating #319 1995, 2002–2003 Ron Barney #321, #401–402, #409–412, #421–424, #435–436 1995 Tom Grommet #322 1995 Bryan Hitch #323, Annual '95, #331, Minus 1 1996 Pascal Ferry #333 1996, 2000–2001 Salvador APROCA #338 (co-artist), #387–392 1996, 1999–2000 Adam Hubert #339 (co-artist), #368–370, #372–373, #375, #378 (co-artist), #381 1996 Cedric Noon #339 (co-artist) 1997 Melvin Ruby #344, #345 (co-artist) 1997 Duncan Rousseau Annual '97 1997–1999. 2005-2006 Chris Bachelor #349, #353–356, #358, #359 (co-artist), #360, #362–363, #365, #464–468, #472 1997 Andy Smith #350 (co-artist) 1998 Ed Bones #351 1998 Fully Hammer #352 (co-artist) 1998 Tommy Lee Edwards #352 (co-artist) 1998 Darryl Banks #352 (co-artist) 1998, 2008-2011 Terry Dodson #352 (co-artist), #500, #504–507, #513–514, #523–525, #535–538 1998 J.H.
Williams III #352 (co-artist) 1998 John Cassady #352 (co-artist) 1998 Paul Pelletizer Annual 1998 (co-artist) 1998 Leo Fernandez Annual 1998 (co-artist) 1998 Dan Norton #357 (co-artist) 1998 Dexter Vines #357 (co-artist) 1998 Scott Hanna #357 (co-artist) 1998 Ryan Benjamin #359 (co-artist) 1998 Steve Croce #361 1999 Lei nil Francis You #364, #366–367 1999 Jimmy Cheung #371 2000 Graham Nolan #378 (co-artist) 2001 Ian Churchill #394–396 2001–2003 Sean Phillips #397–398, #400, #404–405, #407–409, #413–415 2003 Kia Asama #416–420 2003 Philip Tan #425–426, #429–433 2004 Salvador APROCA #437–443 2004–2005 Alan Davis #444–447, #450–451, #455–459, #462–463 2006–2008 Billy Tan #469–471, #475–476, #478–479, #481–482, #484–486, #492–494 2006–2007 Clayton Henry #477, #480, #483 2007 Salvador APROCA #487–491 2008 Michael Choir #495–499 2008–2011 Greg Land #500–503, #508–511, #515–521, #530–534, #540–544 2010 While Portico #526–529 2012 Carlos Pacheco Vol. 5 #1–22 UncannyX-Men Until 2011, UncannyX-Men remained Marvel Comics' only Silver Age title to retain its consecutive issue numbering since its conception, even during the early 1970s reprint hiatus.
A separate series, titled simply X-Men, launched with an October 1991 cover date. Marvel Masterworks Title Volume Material collected Publication date ISBN Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men 1 The X-Men #1–10 April 2009 978-0785136989 2 The X-Men #11–21 August 2009 978-0785137009 3 The X-Men #22–31 August 2011 978-0785150701 4 The X-Men #32–42 December 2011 978-0785150725 5 The X-Men #43–53, The Avengers #53, Kazan #2–3, Marvel Tales #30 January 2013 978-0785117872 6 The X-Men #54–66 February 2014 978-0785188377 Marvel Masterworks: The UncannyX-Men 1 Giant-Size X-Men #1; UncannyX-Men #94–100 December 2009 978-0785137023 2 UncannyX-Men #101–110 January 2010 978-0785137047 3 UncannyX-Men #111–121 January 2011 978-0785145707 4 UncannyX-Men #122–131, UncannyX-Men Annual #3 February 2012 978-0785158691 5 UncannyX-Men #132–140, UncannyX-Men Annual #4, Phoenix: The Untold Story (one-shot), material from Bizarre Adventures #27 July 2012 978-0785158721 6 UncannyX-Men #141-150 February 13, 2008 978-0785130147 7 UncannyX-Men #151-159, UncannyX-Men Annual #5, Avengers Annual #10 January 12, 2011 978-0785135142 8 UncannyX-Men #160-167, UncannyX-Men Annual #6, X-Men Special Edition #1, Marvel Treasury Edition #26-27 February 22, 2012 978-0785158707 9 UncannyX-Men #168-175, UncannyX-Men Annual #7, Marvel Graphic Novel No.
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2) #1-4 432 January 2015 978-0785191544 10 UncannyX-Men #176-188; Magic #1-4; material from Marvel Fanfare #40 456 February 2017 978-1302903602 11 UncannyX-Men #189-193, UncannyX-Men Annual #8; X-Men /Alpha Flight #1-2; Kitty Pride and Wolverine #1-6 464 January 2019 978-1302915186 12 UncannyX-Men #194-200, UncannyX-Men Annual #9, New Mutants Special Edition #1, Nightcrawler #1-4, material from Bizarre Adventures #27 464 March 2020 978-1302922382 Oversized hardcovers Title Material collected Pages Publication date ISBN The X-Men Omnibus Vol. 2The X-Men #32–66; Avengers #53; Kazan #2–3; Marvel Tales #30; Not Brand Each #4, #8 912 May 2011 978-0785153078 UncannyX-Men Omnibus Vol.
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The X-Men, a comic book series featuring a very different sort of superhero group, made its debut simultaneously with The Avengers in September 1963. ^ The X-Men at the Grand Comics Database ^ Deface, Tom ; Gilbert, Laura, ed.
The X-Men #1 introduced the world to Professor Charles Xavier and his teenage students Scott Summers/Cyclops, Hank McCoy/Beast, Warren Worthington/Angel, Robert “Bobby” Drake/Iceman, and Jean Grey/Marvel Girl. Erik Magnus Lehnsherr/Magneto, the master of magnetism and leader of the Brotherhood of Mutants also appeared.
CS1 main: extra text: authors list (link) ^ Tucker, Reed (2017). Slug fest: Inside the Epic 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC.
^ Deface “1960s” in Gilbert (2008), p. 120: “Writer Roy Thomas wanted to introduce mutants from other countries into the X-Men. ^ Friedrich, Gary (w), Heck, Don ; Roth, Werner (p), Tartaglione, John (i).
^ Sanderson “1970s” in Gilbert (2008), p. 145: “ would be the series' last issue by writer Roy Thomas and artist Sal Buscemi.” ^ Sanderson “1970s” in Gilbert (2008), p. 169: “ Thomas realized that if X-Men was to be successfully revived, it needed an exciting new concept.
Longtime X-Men fans might recall how Chris Claremont used real-life National Public Radio personalities Neal Conan and Manor Ethereal in X-Men comics. ^ Manning, Matthew K. “1990s” in Gilbert (2008), p. 249: “ encountered one of the most popular X-Men of the 1990s the enigmatic thief called Gambit.
^ Manning “2000s” in Gilbert (2008), p. 306: “Renaming the X-Men comic New X-Men, Morrison ignored the convoluted plot threads that had seemed to plague the X-family of books for years, and instead focused on the original idea of a mutant school.” 2 at the Grand Comics Database ^ Sun, Steve (October 23, 2012).