The X-Men have had a very long,
confusing, sometimes great, and sometimes not so great history. From their quiet
and humble beginnings to the constant modern-day changes, the mutant nation is
a key component to the Marvel landscape.
Since Chris Claremont jumped onto the ship
and sailed into uncharted waters with great success, the X-Men have often been
one of the biggest sellers in Marvel. So much so that multiple spin-off teams
have taken the plunge into the Marvel Universe as well. Some of those teams
have gone onto be successful and boosted the mutant tapestry of lore. Some have
left stains on said tapestry.
The X-Men were brought into life in
1963 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. With a rich history comes plenty of stories. A
lot of stories have had a lasting, often positive, impact on X-Men readers.
Some stories have inspired thoughts about the world we live in.
But not every
story has been great. In fact, with Marvel/Disney purchasing Fox and bringing
the X-Men film rights back home, there’s going to be some moments that Marvel
would like us to forget about the X-Men.