10 Facts About X-Men

1. DC Comics's Doom Patrol, which debuted several months before X-Men, was suspected by its creator Arnold Drake and its fans of having had the basic concept copied to a great degree - including a wheel-chair bound leader - by Marvel Comics to create the X-Men.

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2. Claremont left after only three issues of X-Men, ending his 16-year run as X-Men writer.

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3. Ultimate X-Men set in Marvel's revised imprint was launched, while Chuck Austen began his controversial run on Uncanny X-Men.

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4. X-Men was renamed into X-Men: Legacy which focused on Professor X, Rogue and Gambit.

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5. In 2012 "Avengers vs X-Men" served as a closure to the "House of M" and "Decimation" storylines.

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6. New flagship title All-New X-Men was launched which featured the original five X-Men members who were brought to the present day by Beast and were made a separate team led eventually by Kitty.

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7. The relaunched Uncanny X-Men featured Cyclops, his team and the new mutants, taking up residency in the Weapon X facility, which they have rebuilt into a school — the New Charles Xavier School for Mutants.

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8. When Sabretooth's human son Graydon Creed ran for office, the X-Men sent in Cannonball and Iceman to discreetly join his campaign team and find anything on his anti-mutant agenda.

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9. X-Men exist in the Marvel Universe along with other characters featured in Marvel Comics series and often interact with them.

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10. Insecurity and anxieties in Marvel's early 1960s comic books such as The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and X-Men ushered in a new type of superhero, very different from the certain and all-powerful superheroes before them, and changed the public's perception of superheroes.

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