X-Men Pin-up FRAMED # 9 All-New X-Men by Bill Sienkiewicz Angel Marvel Girl


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The X-Men were founded by the paraplegic telepath Charles Xavier, also known as Professor X. Xavier gathered the X-Men under the cover of a “School for Gifted Youngsters” at a large country estate at 1407 Graymalkin Lane in Salem Center, a city in Westchester County, New York. Cover-billed as “the strangest heroes of all”, the original X-Men consisted of five teenagers still learning to control their powers: Cyclops (Scott Summers), whose eyes constantly gave off heatless blasts of concussive force that could only be controlled by a “ruby red” visor. He has become the X-Men’s field leader. Marvel Girl (Jean Grey, later known as Phoenix), a telekinetic of limited power. She was Xavier’s first female student. Angel (Warren Worthington III, later known as Archangel), who took his name from the large, angel-like feathered wings which sprouted from his back allowing him to fly. Beast (Hank McCoy), a genius with remarkable physical prowess, whose enlarged hands and feet granted him enhanced agility and dexterity he also was covered with blue fur. Iceman (Bobby Drake), who could transform his body into ice and lower temperatures by absorbing moisture from the air and can create many icy weapons and shields. A precursor to the concept of a school for feared genetic mutants appeared in the 1953 science fiction novel Children of the Atom by Wilmar H. Shiras, which has been credited—though never officially confirmed—with inspiring the X-Men. The title characters of the novel were also mutants, the results of an unintended experiment in genetic mutation. The term “Children of the Atom” has also been used at times during the X-Men franchise’s history, often as a subtitle for various X-Men publications and video games. Despite the philosophical concepts which appeared in The X-Men, Lee has said he invented genetic “mutants” to find a way to create a number of super-powered characters without having to come up with a separate and interesting origin for each one.

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