X-Men: First Class (Comics)
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format vol. 1: Limited series vol. 2: Ongoing series vol. 3: Limited Series
Genre Superhero
Publication date vol. 1: Sep '06 - Apr '07 vol. 2: Jun '07 - Nov '08 vol. 3: Feb '09 - May '09
Number of issues vol. 1: 8 vol. 2: 16 vol. 3: 4 Specials: 2
Main character(s) CyclopsMarvel GirlBeastIcemanAngelProfessor X
Writer(s) Jeff Parker
Creator(s) Jeff Parker
Tomorrow's Brightest ISBN 0-7851-2427-6

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X-Men: First Class (Comics)

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Cover art for X-Men: First Class (vol. 1) #1. Art by Marko Djurdjevic.

X-Men: First Class is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics starring the X-Men.The concept is in production as a film of the same name.

Publication history

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The original series was an eight-issue limited series. It began in September 2006 and ended in April 2007. It was written by Jeff Parker and penciled by Roger Cruz. It was followed by a special issue in May 2007 and a monthly series that premiered in June 2007 with the same creative team.

Many of the series' stories are done in single issues, some are two-parters and multiple issue arcs. The original team of X-Men are wearing new costumes in the series. The series guest-stars many other characters, such as Lizard, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Man-Thing, Gorilla-Man, Doctor Strange, Invisible Woman and Thor.

The series has spawned a few spin-offs, titles including the ongoing series Wolverine: First Class, and the miniseries Weapon X: First Class.

The ongoing series lasted sixteen issues and it was followed by Giant-Size X-Men: First Class special issue. Starting February 2009, a four issue miniseries titled X-Men: First Class Finals will encompass volume 3. This ends with the team going on to the Krakoa island mission.

A new volume called Uncanny X-Men: First Class premiered in the August 2009 one-shot Uncanny X-Men: First Class Giant-Sized. The new series will concentrate on the team first introduced originally back in Giant-Sized X-Men #1.

Lineups

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  • 1-8: Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, Professor X
  • Special: Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Dragon Man, Iceman, Jean Grey, Professor X
  • 1-12: Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, Professor X
  • 13-14: Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, Machine Man, Professor X
  • 15: Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, Medusa, Professor X
  • 16: Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, Professor X


Creative teams

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  • X-Men: First Class (vol. 1)
    • Writer: Jeff Parker
    • Pencils: Roger Cruz
    • Inks: Victor Olazaba
    • Colored by: Val Staples
    • Lettered by: Nate Piekos
    • Cover by: Marko Djurdjevic


  • X-Men: First Class Special
    • Writer: Jeff Parker
    • Pencils: Kevin Nowlan, Paul Smith, Mike Allred, Nick Dragotta
    • Inks: Kevin Nowlan
    • Colored by: Kevin Nowlan
    • Lettered by: Nate Piekos


  • X-Men: First Class (vol. 2)
    • Writer: Jeff Parker
    • Pencils and Inks: Roger Cruz
    • Colored by: Val Staples
    • Lettered by: Nate Piekos
    • Cover by: Eric Nguyen


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Publications

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  • X-Men: First Class (vol. 1) (8-issue limited series, September 2006 - April 2007)
  • X-Men: First Class Special (one-shot, May 2007)
  • X-Men: First Class (vol. 2) #1-16 (ongoing series, June 2007 - November 2008)
  • Giant Size X-Men: First Class #1 (one-shot, November 2008)
  • X-Men: First Class Finals #1-4 (February - May 2009)
  • Giant Size Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1 (one-shot, August 2009)
  • Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1-8 (September 2009 - April 2010)
  • Wolverine: First Class #1-21 (ongoing series, May 2008 - January 2010)
  • Weapon X: First Class #1-3 (January - March 2009)
  • Weapon X: First Class Gambit #1


Collected editions
The stories are being collected into trade paperbacks:

TitleMaterial collectedPagesISBN#
Tomorrow's BrightestX-Men: First Class vol. 1 #1-8184ISBN 0-7851-2427-6
Mutant MayhemX-Men: First Class vol. 2 #1-5 and Special152ISBN 0-7851-2781-X
Band of BrothersX-Men: First Class vol. 2 #6-10192ISBN 0-7851-2599-X
The Wonder YearsX-Men: First Class vol. 2 #11-16 and Giant-Size X-Men: First Class #1168ISBN 0-7851-3347-X
FinalsX-Men: First Class Finals #1-4 and Giant-Size X-Men vol. 1 #1136ISBN 0-7851-3348-8
Hated And FearedGiant-Size Uncanny X-Men: First Class and Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1-4136ISBN 0-7851-4104-9
Knights Of HykonUncanny X-Men: First Class #5-8136ISBN 0-7851-4237-1
The RookieWolverine: First Class #1-4, plus a classic Wolverine reprint120ISBN 0-7851-3316-X
To Russia, With LoveWolverine: First Class #5-8, and Uncanny X-Men #139-140160ISBN 0-7851-3317-8
Wolverine-By-NightWolverine: First Class #9-12120ISBN 0-7851-3534-0
Ninjas, Gods And DivasWolverine: First Class #13-16, and FCBD 2009120ISBN 0-7851-3535-9
Class ActionsWolverine: First Class #17-21120ISBN 0-7851-3678-9


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