During the middle of the Bronze Age, the X-Men were a lagging title for Marvel. However, with the release of Giant Size X-Men #1, that all changed. In this issue, a new team of X-Men was assembled by Professor X to save the original X-Men. From this issue, you get a long list of mutants to call X-Men, they are:
- Banshee, who joins as a new X-Men
- Colossus, in his first appearance
- Havok, who joins
- Lorna Dane, who joins
- Marvel Girl
- Nightcrawler, first appearance
- Storm (Ororo), first appearance
- Sunfire, joins team
- Thunderbird, first appearance
- Wolverine, joins team
This issue was on the newstand in May, 1975 with a cover price of 50 cents. Today, Giant Size X-Men #1 is valued at several hundred dollars.
This issue was written by Len Wein. Cover art by Gil Kane and interior cover art by Dave Cockrum.
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