The X-Men are a team of mutant superheroes in the Marvel Universe. They were created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The X-Men #1 (September 1963). The basic concept of the X-Men is that under a cloud of increasing anti-mutant sentiment, Professor Xavier created a haven at his Westchester mansion to train young mutants to use their powers for the benefit of humanity, and to prove mutants can be heroes. Xavier recruited Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast, and Marvel Girl, calling them "X-Men" because they possess special powers due to their possession of the "X-gene," a gene which normal humans lack and which gives mutants their abilities. Early on, however, the "X" in X-Men stood for "extra" power which normal humans lacked. It was also alluded to that mutations occurred as a result of radiation exposure. The comic was partially inspired by the African-American civil rights movement of the 1960s..
Return to the Age of Apocalypse, as the AOA X-Men make their final stand against the evil Weapon X - and lose! New AOA super-hero team the X-Terminated must rise to take the fallen X-Men's place - but..
Strap yourselves in, folks! It's Joss Whedon and John Cassaday's final arc on Astonishing X-Men! After the shocking and brain-smashing events of recent issues, the X-Men are off to protect the Earth f..
Like all mutants, X-Force must face a callous and deadly world - but now they've been trained for it by Peter Wisdom, one of the most callous and deadly mutants of all! The proactive paranormal platoo..
Forget super-hero studies, the next generation of mutants may have to train just to survive - and one won't pass the final exam! Their secrets revealed, their school betrayed, Generation X can only ad..
Nate Grey's beside himself! He has to figure out if he's his own best friend or worst enemy when he starts a tour of alternate universes, with a red-headed nemesis who's either his lover Madelyne or h..
Earth X is a 1999 comic book limited series written by Jim Krueger with art by John Paul Leon and published by Marvel Comics. Based on Alex Ross' notes, the series features a dystopian future version ..
X-Men legend Neal Adams returns to Marvel's mutants to reveal the secret history of the X-Men...BEFORE Xavier's team! What terrifying threat led the solitary secret agent nicknamed Wolverine to form a..
You asked for it, X-Fans, and now, you got it! Marvel.com asked you what Chris Claremont's next project should be. You, the fans, said you wanted to know what today's new generation of X-Men would be ..
Mystique has used her powers to go against the X-Men in their battle for mutant-human coexistence for years, but in this complicated world, Mystique begins to find the battle lines are no longer so cl..
A nuclear explosion has ripped a small Montana town to shreds. Cyclops has no idea what his Extinction Team will find inside the 10-mile-wide geodesic dome that has risen up inside the blast zone, or ..
Avengers vs. X-Men! The Marvel Universe's two most powerful teams battle over the fate of Hope Summers. With the cosmically destructive Phoenix Force drawing ever closer to Earth, the planet's heroes ..
An epic tale of triumph and tragedy! When the Dark Phoenix rises, suns grow cold and universes die! Gathered by Charles Xavier, the X-Men have dedicated their wondrous abilities to protect mankind - e..
Earth's mightiest mutants! In the wake of Schism, Cyclops leads a team of X-Men whose express purpose is to deal with extinction-level events. Meet the X-Men's "Extinction Team": Storm, Emma Frost, Ma..
Just when he thought he was out, Chinatown pulled him back in! Wolverine's been to Hell and back - literally - and now he's ready for a fresh start. But before he can move on, he'll need to take care ..
X-Factor is in pursuit of Darwin, whose father is looking for him. She-Hulk and Jazinda are in pursuit of Longshot, who may hold the key to defeating the Skrull invasion. With Darwin and Longshot on t..
Remember when we warned you about the shocking twist involving Madrox's baby? Remember when the return of Shatterstar wound up making every comics-related website? Well, that was just a warm-up for th..
X-Factor has returned from Las Vegas and is ready for business as usual. And for the world's premier mutant detective agency, business as usual is anything but usual! A trio of lovely but lethal lasse..
Rahne Sinclair has a baby on the way - but instead of a calm and peaceful birth, there's a hard labor coming her way. Haunted by her actions as a member of Wolverine's X-Force, Rahne returned to X-Fac..
As Havok and Polaris take the reins of X-Factor Investigations, the Isolationist makes his chilling return! Then, when someone or something begins eviscerating super heroes in Seattle, X-Factor is cal..
The story arc that will change the face of X-Factor forever! As a rejected Strong Guy does the unthinkable, two characters whom you never thought would come face-to-face are finally reunited. Discover..
Warren Worthington III has it made. A senior at St. Joseph's Prep, he's smart, tall, handsome, and rich; a star both on the field and in the classroom. All the girls want to date him, all the guys wan..
For millions of years, mankind's place on Earth was unchallenged - until five young people paved the way for a new kind of human! While students at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, Cyclops, Ma..
Youth is fleeting, powers are growing, and the first class of Charles Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters is about to move on to a bigger, scarier world. What does the future hold - and how will it ..
Based at the new Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Rogue leads a squad of veteran X-Men charged with teaching - and safeguarding - the next generation of mutants. But that proves to be no easy tas..