X-Men are a team of imaginary superheroes appearing in American comics published by Marvel Comics. Produced by artist/co-writer Jack Kirby and also writer Stan Lee, the characters initially appeared in The X-Men # 1 (September 1963) and also created among the most recognizable as well as effective franchise business of Marvel Comic books, appearing in numerous books, tv shows, films, and computer game.
A lot of the X-Men are mutants, a subspecies of human beings that are born with superhuman abilities triggered by the “X-Gene”. The X-Men defend peace and equality between regular human beings and also mutants in a world where anti-mutant bigotry is intense and widespread. They are led by Charles Xavier, additionally referred to as Teacher X, an effective mutant telepath that can regulate and also review minds. Their adversary is Magneto, a powerful mutant with the capability to manipulate and also manage electromagnetic fields that leads the League of Mutants. Both have opposing views and also viewpoints regarding the partnership between mutants and humans. While the former jobs in the direction of tranquility as well as understanding between mutants and people, the last views people as a danger and also relies on taking an aggressive strategy versus them, though he has actually located himself functioning alongside the X-Men every so often.
Teacher X is the founder of Xavier’s College for Gifted Children at an area commonly called the X-Mansion, which hires mutants from worldwide to instruct them just how to utilize their powers as well as exist together with mankind. Located in Salem Facility in Westchester County, New York City, the X-Mansion is the house as well as training website of the X-Men. The founding 5 members of the X-Men that show up in The X-Men # 1 (September 1963) are Angel-Archangel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, as well as Jean Grey (as Marvel Woman); Professor X as well as Magneto additionally made their first appearances in The X-Men # 1 and in the future new members such as Havok, Polaris, Mimic as well as Changeling signed up with though just the previous 2 managed to become a regular persisting staple of the group schedule. Ultimately a lot more popular X-Men included Wolverine, Storm, Rogue, Gambit, Jubilee, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat, Psylocke and also Bishop. Ever since, dozens of mutants from numerous nations and also varied histories, and also a variety of non-mutants, have actually held membership as X-Men.
The X-Men has actually shown up in a variety of media beyond comics, including a variety of various animated tv collection and direct-to-video movies. Most especially, the superhero team has been the primary focus of the X-Men film series with each movie drawing impacts from the comics stories.