What was Generation X?
explanation and introduction to the world of Generation X)
understand what Generation X was you must know what the X-Men
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.'
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.
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
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.
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.
more information on Generation X, the X-Men or
the various other X-Men related comics visit Marvel.com; 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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