X-Men

English

Genre: superhero

Created in: 1963

Notes:
The X-Men are a group of characters created in 1963 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The characters are usually depicted as students or graduates of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters in Salem Center, Westchester, New York. Xavier is a mutant who founded the school as a haven and training ground for other mutants. As a team, they frequently protect mutant-kind from attacks by bigoted humans, and humankind from attacks by other mutants or mutant groups who want to subjugate humanity. Persecution and prejudice are common themes of the feature, with the group often serving as allegorical stand-ins for persecuted minorities in the real world.

The original team was less successful than other Marvel titles, and eventually disbanded in the early 1970s, with all of the members "graduating" and moving on to solo features and/or membership in other super-teams. The title was revived in 1975 with a mostly new, international cast. Chris Claremont wrote the series for nearly 20 years, and the title slowly became Marvel's top-selling title, leading to a number of spin-off titles. Claremont eventually left the feature when a second monthly X-Men title was added and the group became a franchise too big (and too profitable) to be controlled by a single writer.

Spin-offs include New Mutants, Alpha Flight, X-Factor, X-Force, Wolverine, Excalibur, X-Man, and numerous limited series featuring cross-overs with other groups or solo X-Men or pairs of X-Men. Since the 1990s the franchise has been large enough that annual summer cross-over events have become routine between different titles within the franchise.

Keywords
mutant; persecution; prejudice; school; students; team; tolerance


Feature Logos

Logo Name Year Began Year Ended
The Uncanny X-Men ? ?
Classic X-Men 1986
Ultimate X-Men 2001 ?
X-Men Black 2018

Feature Relations

as feature in other language: Gruppe X (German)
as feature in other language: Hombres X (Spanish)
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as feature in other language: Rhymä-X (Finnish)
as feature in other language: De X-Mannen (Dutch)
as feature in other language: X-Männer (German)
as feature in other language: X-Men (Portuguese)
as feature in other language: X-Men (Dutch)
as feature in other language: X-Men (Spanish)
as feature in other language: X-Men (French)
as feature in other language: X-Men (Swedish)
as feature in other language: X-Men (German)
as feature in other language: X-mennene (Norwegian)
as feature in other language: X-Menschen (German)