Although The Man introduced us to the X-Men within the Marvel mythology, Chris Claremont was responsible for giving them heart and soul
Over 80 years, marvel comics has given us an interesting range of characters, with whom readers of all ages have felt an affinity.
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An important group of these characters are those emanated by the universe of X Men, that although they were the creation of Stan Lee Y Jack Kirby, they were not the ones who elevated the mutants.
The decade of the 70s were fundamental for the students of Charles Xavier, and the members of the Evil Brotherhood of Mutants, led by magnet They will develop several stories that go beyond the classic struggle of good against evil.
From the defense of two visions of the same ideals, to racial integration are just some of the social issues that this group of heroes and villains have touched on in more than five decades.
The birth of mutants
In the month of September 1963, with hits like Fantastic Four, Thor, Spider-Man, Hulk Y Hombre de Hierro, previously released, Stan Lee again joined forces with the artist Jack Kirby to launch a title that would bring together five young people with special abilities, recruited by him Professor X.
The premise was apparently simple, combat the efforts of magnet and his Evil Brotherhood of Mutants for ending homo sapiens, considering them inferior to mutants, in an attractive fight between the forces of good against evil.
At risk of extinction
Stan Lee Y jack kirby they were in charge of the title from its appearance until title 19. the creative duo left the writing and drawing of X Men For the busy schedule of titles that Marvel launched month by month, so authors and artists such as Roy Thomas, Werner Roth, Arnold Drake, Gary Frederick Y Jim Steranko, among others.
Despite the ideas of the authors and artists, and having a loyal reader base, sales did not favor Mutants, which had been canceled after issue 66, but Marvel publishers changed the periodicity of X Men from monthly to bimonthly, something that was maintained until 1975.
In the month of May 1975, Marvel refreshed some of his titles (Does the idea ring a bell?) and with the help of the writer Len Wein and the cartoonist Dave Cockrum, the teacher Charles Xavier recruited new students Wolverine (Canada) Nightcrawler (Germany), Sunfire (Japan) Storm (maid in Kenya) Y thunder bird (native American).
Len Wein managed to give a touch of suspense and international to the adventures of the mutants, but the title was not yet strong enough in the catalog of Marvel, So one of the most prolific times of the mutants appeared on the horizon.
Claremont, the heart of the X-Men
In August 1975, Len Wein gives him the creative post of X Men to the British writer Chris Claremont, who had a remarkable 17-year career in this title, where the mutants lived their most acclaimed adventures.
Since you arrived at this publication, Claremont He turned heroes and villains into characters so close to his readers, who are afflicted by the individual and social problems that afflicted generations after the 1960s.
Claremont He was the author of acclaimed Sagas as Days of the Future Past, The Birth of Phoenix, The Dark Phoenix SagaY God Loves, Men Kills, where characters like Mystique, Emma Frost, Gambit, Rogue, Sabrethooth and the conversion of marvel girl a Jean Grey, a character who gains strength from the Force of Phoenix.
Magneto: An antagonist with noble intentions
One of the most obvious changes in the era of Claremont within the titles of X Men was the perspective of society, and readers, towards Magnet, whom Stan Lee Y jack kirby presented as an antagonist with aspirations of racial supremacy.
Claremont showed magnet as a social fighter, with an apparently noble mission, but with extreme methods, worthy of the most fearsome terrorist. These endings were accompanied by a reinvention of his origins, as a survivor of the Jewish holocaust in World War II, and a youthful friendship with Charles Xavier.
Yes ok Stan Lee Y jack kirby we were introduced to the mutants, Chris Claremont took it upon himself to fortify his heart and soul, to earn himself a top tier role in The House of Ideas.
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