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The X-Men (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963):
“X-Men”
by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman

The X-Men (vol. 1) #1

Title: “X-Men”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Sep. 1963

Publisher: Marvel

Written by: Stan Lee

Art by: Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman


11 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers) hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Protestant; mutant supremacist
The Twelve; X-Factor...  Marvel 2,604
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
Brotherhood of Mutants; The Defenders...  Marvel 5,233
Phoenix Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Metro College; X-Men...  Marvel 1,905
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
The Twelve; The Champions...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
X-Force; X-Saviours...  Marvel 1,741
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
The Mutant Underground (founder); Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 4,999
Magneto Magneto (Erik Magnus Lehnsherr) villain hero scientist
CBR Scale: S Jewish; Gypsy/Roma
Brotherhood of Mutants; Genoshan Excalibur...  Marvel 916
Xavier Institute Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters supporting character
  [high school] Marvel 373
unnamed general supporting character
 prob. indeterminate  U.S. Air Force Marvel 1
unnamed taxi driver supporting character
 prob. indeterminate  [taxi driver] Marvel 1
X-Men X-Men hero
  [1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 8,290

This publication is also known as: Uncanny X-Men #1 or X-Men #1.

This is the first issue of the first X-Men series. This is indeed X-Men volume 1, issue #1. Sometimes this is referred to as Uncanny X-Men #1, but the word "Uncanny" was not actually added to the title of this series on the cover until issue #114, and the word was not added to the official name of the publication (as shown in the indicia) until issue #142.

The use of the title "Uncanny X-Men" to retroactively refer to the entire publication since its beginning is often done to distinguish this series from X-Men volume 2, which began in 1991 and has since that time been published concurrently with Uncanny X-Men.

In this database, we are listing issues of this series by the title that appeared on the cover.

Sources vary regarding who was actually the inker on this issue. Instead of Paul Reinman, it may have been Sol Brodsky or Frank Giacoia.