Appearing in "X-Men"Edit
- Professor X (Professor Xavier) (First appearance)
- X-Men (First appearance)
- Magneto (First appearance)
- New York
- Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters (First appearance)
- Military base at Cape Citadel
- Cyclops' visor 1.0 (First appearance)
- Magneto's Helmet (First appearance)
- US nuclear missile
- Hunter missile
- Professor X's Remote-Controlled Jet
- Professor X's Rolls Royce
Synopsis for "X-Men"Edit
- Synopsis not yet written.
- Professor Xavier claims that he lost the use of his legs in a childhood accident. It is later revealed in X-Men #9, that he actually was disabled while fighting Lucifer. This retcon is critical to Cain Marko's origin X-Men #12 and Xavier's time in Israel and Egypt (eg, X-Men #117 and Uncanny X-Men #161.
- This issue is reprinted in many other comics and books, see references for more info.
- Cyclops is referred to as "Slim" throughout this issue. His real first name, Scott, is not revealed until X-Men #3.
- Professor Xavier and Jean Grey claim not to know each other when Jean arrives at the school. It is later revealed in Bizarre Adventures #27, and Classic X-Men #42, that the two of them had several training sessions prior to Jean's arrival at the school.
- Magneto's power shows that he can create manipulate the magnetic field around things to enclose them in the field. This theory was debunked and rather explained by the writers as his power to control the iron in one's blood and use that to contain them.
- This comic's title was later changed to Uncanny X-Men and continued under that name until its numbering was rebooted with a new Uncanny X-Men series in 2013. A second X-Men title was introduced in the 90's, was briefly renamed "New X-Men", and was finally changed to X-Men Legacy. 2010 introduced a third series to use the adjective-less X-Men title. 2013 introduced a fourth.
- Iceman was originally drawn as a "snowman" when his powers are activated and he regularly threw snowballs as weapons. This would later be changed to give him more of an icy look rather than snow-like.
- Professor X's "training machine" that is shown is a precursor to the giant Danger Room that is created in the mansion.
- Although this issue is the first appearance of the X-Men, the team has already been formed. Their previous storylines are shown in other titles and flashbacks.
- The newspaper that headlines Magneto's first terrorist act is a Daily Globe newspaper.
- Magneto makes a statement in the air using levitating bullets. The phrase says "Surrender the base or I'll take it by force - Magneto". This phrase is similar to the one used by the Wicked Witch in the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, produced by MGM Studios.
- Xavier's signature catch phrase "to me my X-Men" debuts on the final page.
- This Comic Book was referenced in Marvel: Avengers Alliance and is one of the Comic Book Covers required in order to recruit Magneto in the game.
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- Cover gallery for the X-Men series
Links and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ Reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:
- Sons of Origins of Marvel Comics
- 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time #5 - story 2
- Essential Uncanny X-Men #1
- Fantastic Firsts TPB - story 15
- Marvel Collectible Classics X-Men #1
- Marvel Masterworks: X-Men #1
- Marvel Masterworks: X-Men Vol 2 #1
- Marvel Milestone Edition: X-Men #1
- Marvel Tales Annual Vol #2 #2
- Target Marvel Classic Origins #1 - story 2
- Target X-Men Classic #1
- X-Men: The Early Years #1
- Amazing Adventures Vol 3 #1 - story 2
- Amazing Adventures Vol 3 #2 - story 2
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