Admittedly, I’m a bit off my game with X-Men lore. All my reading after 1995 has been on the light-side. So, I definitely feel inadequate speaking on the subject. However, I can confidently and competently say that Charles Xavier (Professor X) founded the X-Men. Seriously, how are they X-men if they’re not Xavier’s students?!
Well, according to Marvel (who clearly isn’t running out of ideas), it was not Xavier that founded the first mutant team, but rather Wolverine. Say Whaaat!?
A new five issue limited series this August will reveal that it was in fact Wolverine who assembled the first team of mutants in the Marvel Universe. Written by Christos Gage and with art from Neal Adams, The First X-Men takes place before X-Men #1 and it sees Logan attempt to recruit both Xavier (who turns him down) AND Magneto to his team. Rather than a school, Logan will put together a team of soldiers which includes Sabretooth, Magneto, Bomb and a new female character. The series is set firmly in continuity and will feature a cameo from Namor the Sub-Mariner before he regained his memory in the pages of Fantastic Four.
So… lets get this straight. If my X-Men knowledge serves me well (I am rusty), Wolverine has taken Xavier’s job, his house and now his origin? Fuck! I know Wolverine is popular and everything, but does he need to be the the center of the entire X-Universe? *shakes head*
OK, so maybe I’m overreacting. It’s not saying that the X-men were founded by Wolverine. It’s saying that Wolverine brought a team together. Weapon X’s Men, more like it. Regardless, what a dumb fucking idea. Seriously, if Wolverine wasn’t overexposed, overplayed and over saturated enough as it is… Ahhhhhhh!
Can someone shoot me with an adamantium bullet so I can forget about all this?