A Marvel Comics team.
|First Appearance||X-Men #1 (September 1963)|
|Base||X-Mansion, or Xavier Institute for Higher Learning (formerly Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters)|
Under a cloud of increasing anti-mutant sentiment, Professor Xavier created a safe haven at his Westchester mansion where he could train young mutants to use their powers for the betterment of mankind. Aided by F.B.I. agent Fred Duncan, Xavier spent months recruiting his early students (code-named Cyclops, Iceman, Angel, Beast and Marvel Girl), dubbing them "X-Men" because each possessed an "extra" ability normal humans lacked. The X-Men made their public debut by thwarting M... read more