The X-Men (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963):
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

12 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Cyclops Cyclops (Scott Summers) hero
CBR Scale: SCBR Scale: I Protestant; mutant supremacist
Brotherhood of Mutant Supremacy; Summers Rebellion...  Marvel 8,371
The Beast The Beast (Hank McCoy) hero scientist
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian; agnostic
Academy of Tomorrow; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 5,233
Phoenix Marvel Girl (Jean Grey) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Metro College; The Twelve...  Marvel 1,905
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Academy of Tomorrow; Horsemen of Apocalypse...  Marvel 1,741
Professor X Professor X (Charles Xavier) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S religious
Brotherhood of Mutants; Genoshan Excalibur...  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 group
  [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 group
  [1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 9,958
mutants mutants supporting character group
  [1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #1 (Sep. 1963)] Marvel 100

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.