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Gil Kane cvr, Dave Cockrum cvr & art; 1st app. of the new X-Men (Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, & Thunderbird), 2nd full app. of Wolverine
Gil Kane cvr, Dave Cockrum cvr & art; 1st app. of the new X-Men (Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, & Thunderbird), 2nd full app. of WolverineIn the pantheon of modern superheroes, the X-Men have made an indelible mark. 2000's "X-Men" was the first, and arguably one of the best, of what was to become a long line of cinematic blockbusters for Marvel. With that film and all of its sequels, the Uncanny X-Men have become household names as Wolverine has cemented himself as one of the most popular heroes of all time. A revamping in 1975 by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum of the book's original lineup from the mid-60s, Giant Size X-Men #1 was the very first appearance of many of the characters we now associate with the movie franchise. Replacing most of the original characters while creating a multi-national team of superheroes, this issue renewed interest in the lagging title that continued through with X-Men #94 shortly after and spawned numerous X-titles all through the 80s, 90s, and the 2000s. To this day, the mutant team and all of their spin-offs continue to be amongst Marvel's best-selling books.