10 Facts: X-Men

X-Men First IssueThe X-Men have always been some of my favorite comic book heroes. I remember watching the  TV show when I was in high school during the mid nineties on Saturday mornings on K-TV (in South Africa). It was the perfect way to enhance my morning coffee and pap back in those days.

Today I’m featuring 10 Facts about the X-Men. I hope you find these facts interesting.

  • The X-Men were created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. 
  • They first appeared in a comic book in September 1963.
  • Magneto was introduced in the first edition and the Brotherhood of Mutants in the fourth edition of the comic book.
  • To date 5 X-Men movies have been released: X-Men (in 2000), X2 (in 2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (in 2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (in 2009), X-Men First Class (in 2011).
  • Two X-Men movies are in the works: The Wolverine will be released later in 2013 and X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released in 2014.
  • Mystique is Rogue’s adopted mother, Mystique is also Nightcrawler’s true biological mother. Which would make Rogue and Nightcrawler siblings in a sense.
  • In the X-Men comics, Sabretooth is not Wolverine’s brother, they are not related in any way shape or form. They just hate each other’s guts.
  • When he was first introduced in 1974, Wolverine’s costume was blue and yellow. It’s evolved quite a bit over time.
  • Professor X is comically called “Wheels” once in the first X-Men movie.
  • The X-Men first appeared on TV in 1966 in the Marvel Superheroes TV series. They also appeared in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981-82), Pryde of the X-Men (1989), X-Men (1992-1997), Spider-Man (1994-1998), Generation X (1996), X-Men Evolution (2000 – 2003), Wolverine and X-Men (2008-2009), The Super Hero Squad Show (2009 to present), Black Panther (2010), Marvel Anime: Wolverine (2011) and Marvel Anime: X-Men (2011).

I hope that you find these facts interesting. Use one of them the next time you’re out drinking with your friends and arguing about superheroes.

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PS: This post is part of the A-Z Blog Challenge that I have joined for April 2013.

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Henno Kruger
Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant and co-founder of SA Music Zone
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