Issue One of The X-men


Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Marvel


Comic Book


It is suppose to grant the reader the skills and abilities of one of the original X-men at random for a brief period of time.


People at large will see the person as a freak and try to cause them harm.


Reading the comic.

Collected by

Mr. Kipling, Pete Lattimer







Date of Collection




The X-Men are a superhero team in the Marvel Comics Universe. They were created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The X-Men #1 (September 1963). The basic concept of the X-Men is that under a cloud of increasing anti-mutant sentiment, Professor Xavier created a haven at his Westchester mansion to train young mutants to use their powers for the benefit of humanity, and to prove mutants can be heroes. Xavier recruited Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast, and Marvel Girl, calling them "X-Men" because they possess special powers due to their possession of the "X-gene," a gene which normal humans lack and which gives mutants their abilities. Early on, however, the "X" in X-Men stood for "extra" power which normal humans lacked. It was also alluded to that mutations occurred as a result of radiation exposure.

The first issue also introduced the team's archenemy, Magneto, who would continue to battle the X-Men for decades throughout the comic's history, both on his own and with his Brotherhood of Mutants (introduced in issue #4). The X-Men universe also includes such notable heroes as Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Shadowcat, Dazzler, Emma Frost, Thunderbird, Cable, and Gambit. Besides the Brotherhood of Mutants, other villains that the X-Men have fought include the Sentinels, Apocalypse, Mister Sinister, and the Hellfire Club.


Agent Kipling and Lattimer were sent on a biding run to snag this artifact and a few others that had cropped up in random, but private, auction houses. Luckily they did not draw attention to themselves as they were giggling like a bunch of fan-boys as they bought the issues. Artie was worried about sending the two agents to gather the artifacts, but no one else was into the comics as much as they were, so he had no choice. Still, at least nothing bad happened, like Pete reading one of them and activating the ability of the comic. The artifacts are now stored safely in the Schuster-Lee sector.

(Just to note, I tried to title the comic book artifacts as Fantastic Four #1 or Action Comics #1 etc, but they will not let me create a page with an # in the title, so I went with the next best title I could think of. Also with the way the page on the comic book sector is set up, lets try to keep all artifacts on the same aisles and shelves; so the Marvel side has a particular code, so does the DC side and so on and so forth.)

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