Freaks. Nature's mistake. Mutants. They are born different, with characteristics and abilities that make them outcasts. Gathered together by telepath Professor Charles Xavier, the X-Men are sworn to protect a world that fears and hates them. Call them mutants, or Children of the Atom. Or call them the next genetic step for mankind. They are the X-Men. And this is their story.
Uncanny X-Men #162-179, Annual #7 & Marvel Graphic Novel #5
About the Author
Chris Claremont is best known for his work on Marvel Comics' The Uncanny X-Men, during which time it was the bestselling comic in the Western Hemisphere; he has sold more than 100 million comic books to date. Recent projects include the dark fantasy novel Dragon Moon and Sovereign SevenTM, a comic book series published by DC Comics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.