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What was Generation X?
(a brief explanation and introduction to the world of Generation X)

To understand what Generation X was you must know what the X-Men are.

The concept of the X-Men is simple. Mankind is still in the process of evolving. The next stage of evolution gifts humans with extraordinary powers and abilities. Feared and despised by mainstream humanity these 'mutants' live in fear of exposure. The X-Men are a group of mutants who follow Professor Charles Xavier, also a mutant, who is gifted with immense telepathic abilities and believes that peaceful co-existence is possible between mutants and humans. The X-Men share this belief and fight for it by protecting humans from mutants who would use their powers to harm others.

Originally the X-Men were also students, teenagers who needed training in order to better control and develop their powers, and attended Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. The first class soon graduated and dedicated themselves fully to Xavier's dream. Eventually a second class of teenage students enrolled and were known as the 'New Mutants'. Later, when they graduated, this group became known as 'X-Force.'

The third, and most recent, class of students went under the name 'Generation X'. The original members were Jonothan Starsmore (Chamber), Paige Guthrie (Husk), Jubilation Lee (Jubilee), Monet St. Croix (M), Penance, Angelo Espinosa (Skin) and Everett Thomas (Synch). Under the tutelage of Sean Cassidy (Banshee) and Emma Frost (White Queen), these teens represented the next generation of X-Men. However, recently, the school was shut down. One of the students, Jonothan Starsmore, has gone on to become a member of the X-Men along with his former teacher, Emma Frost. The others have gone their separate ways and it is unknown whether they will meet again.

'X-Men' is a comic book that was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in the 1960's. Published by Marvel comics it was eventually cancelled due to low sales. Eventually revived, the title was changed to 'The Uncanny X-Men', given a new creative team and soon had a strong following among comic book fans. 'X-Men' joined 'The Uncanny X-Men' as a core book in 1991 and sold over 9 million copies of it's first issue. The two books are still being published and are consistently among the top 5 best selling comics every month.

Generation X was created by Scott Lobdell and Chris Bachalo. The first issue went on sale in 1994. The comic book ran for seven years and ended with it's 75th issue in May 2001. The final creative team on the book was Brian Wood and Steve Pugh.

X-Men: The Movie was released by 20th Century Fox in the summer of 2000 and went on to break numerous box office records. Generation X character 'Jubilee' had a brief cameo role. The movie is available on video and DVD.

For more information on Generation X, the X-Men or the various other X-Men related comics visit; the official website of Marvel comics, or some of the numerous fansites on the internet. Some fansites are listed in the links section of this website while others can be found by using a search engine, such as Yahoo!, by typing in the keyword X-Men.

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