The early 1960s were a busy time for Stan Lee of Marvel Comics. In November of 1961, he and Jack Kirby came up with The Fantastic Four, an answer to The Justice League, a comic that had been doing well for rival publisher DC. In March of 1963, The Amazing Spider-Man was given his own comic after an auspicious debut the previous fall. And then, in September of 1963, The X-Men appeared.

In that first issue, which is still the most collectible vintage X-Men comic available, the world was introduced to not just one new superhero but five—Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, and Marvel Girl. Also introduced in that first issue was Professor Xavier, the leader of the X-Men, and Magneto, the group’s arch-villain who, like them, is also a mutant with superpowers.

Besides issue number one, collectible vintage X-Men comics include issue four, which features the return of Magneto, issue 12, which focused on the origins of Professor Xavier and the introduction of Juggernaut, and Giant Size X-Men in the summer of 1975. That was the first X-Men comic to feature Wolverine, who had appeared in October of 1974 in Incredible Hulk issue 180. In 1975, the New X-Men was launched—that first issue, number 94, is also much sought-after.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Cover Browser

Cover Browser

Philipp Lenssen's incredible archive of over 94,000 comic book covers - Wow! Wham! Yikes! Browse by title from the … [read review or visit site]

TheComicBooks.com

TheComicBooks.com

Jamie Coville's in-progress ode to the history of 20th century comic books. Start with his Newsstand Period Part 1 … [read review or visit site]

Popeye's Thimble Theatre

Popeye's Thimble Theatre

Bruce Shults takes us on a comprehensive Popeye fan tour, from the early comic strips to cartoons and collectible m… [read review or visit site]

Barnacle Press

Barnacle Press

This collection of obscure newspaper comic strips provides scans browsable by title, year and date. Showcases comic… [read review or visit site]



Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Hulk #181 Cgc 9.6 Marvel 1974 Wolverine! White Pages! X-men The X-men #1 (sep 1963, Marvel)X-men #101 -near Mint- 9.0 Nm - Marvel 1976 - Origin Phoenix - Cyclops & Storm!X-men #3 Vol 1 Super High Grade Unrestored 1st Appearance Of The BlobX-men #94 Marvel 1975 - 2nd App Colossus & Nightcrawler - 3rd App Of Wolverine!Uncanny X-force Omnibus Hc Marvel Comics Rick Remender X-men Wolverine OopGiant Size X-men #1 1975 1st Nightcrawler Colossus Storm 2nd Wolverine! X-men #2 (1963 Marvel Comics) 1st Appearance Vanisher No Reserve Silver Age Fn-Marvel X-men Comic Book #60 Cgc 9.2 Key IssueUncanny X-men 101 Vf+ 1st App Phoenix Marvel Wolverine Nightcrawler StormX-men #11 ('65) Cbcs 7.5 Vf- 1st Stranger Appearance (like Cgc)Tales Of Suspense #49 - Unrestored Higher Grade - X-men, Avengers, Hulk 1963The Avengers #53 Cgc 8.0 X-men Vs AvengersX-men #101 Fn/vf 1976 PhoenixPaul Smith X-men #167 Rare Large Production Art CoverGiant-size X-men #1 ([july] 1975, Marvel) Cgc 7.0 No Reserve!Marvel X-men Comic Book #112 Cgc 9.6Uncanny X-men (1963) 1st Series #100 Vf+ 8.5 MarvelWolverine And The X-men Omnibus Marvel Comics Omnibus Avengers Jason AaronMarvel Wolverines 3 Comic Parel Variant X-23 Fantomelle X-men Rare 1:25X-men #119 Cgc 9.8 Nm/mint - Moses Magnum ! - Issue: 03/1979X-men # 141 Cgc 9.2 White Pages. Unrestored Uncanny X-men #104 Cgc 9.4 Key Issue Marvel X-men Comic Book #135 Cgc 9.61976 X-men No. 100 Vf+ 8.5 And 101 Fine/vf 7.0 NrDeath Of Wolverine #1 Cgc 9.4 Ss Stan Lee ~foil Cover/x-men/4/movieWolverine Origins #10 Ss Cgc 9.4 Signed By Stan Lee ~death/1/4/movie/x-menUncanny X-men #2 Silver Age 1st Vanisher Huge Key 2nd X-men Issue WowX-men #108 Nm- 9.2 Ow/white Pages 1st John Byrne Art Marvel 1977 No ReserveMarvel X-men Comic Book #134 Cgc 9.6 Key IssueX-men #266 Cgc Graded! Key Issue! First Gambit Appearance! Look!Uncanny X-men #282 Cgc 9.8 White 1991 1st App BishopX-men #49 High Grade 1st Appearanc Of Lorna Dane (polaris) & 1st Mesmero AppThe Uncanny X-men #266 (aug 1990, Marvel)X-men 160 Pg. 25 Salvador Largo CaUncanny X-men #221 First Appearance Of Mr Sinister Cgc 9.6 Chris ClaremontMarvel Comic 72 Cgc 9.6 Nm+ Wolverine X Men Weapon X Fresh From Cgc! White PagesX-men Rogue Bust By Dynamic Forces Statue Mib #107/1000 Custom Face Low Number!The Uncanny X-men #266 1st Appearance Of Gambit (aug 1990, Marvel)Joe Quesada Autographed X-men Wolverine: Origins #4 Cgc 9.8 Ss Signature SeriesHuge Lot #122: 101 Of Marvel Comics, Spider-man, X-men, Punisher, Ghost RiderX-men #141 Nm- 9.2 Ow/white Pages Intro Future X-men Marvel 1980 No ReserveX-men # 125 Cgc 9.2 Off White To White Pages. Unrestored John Byrne X-men #140 Rare Production Art Pg 18The X-men #9/silver Age Marvel Comic Book/avengers X-over/reader MinusX-men #101 Origin Phoenix! Chris Claremont & Dave Cockrum Art 1975 Vf/nmMarvel X-men Comic Book #125 Cgc 9.6 Key IssueX-men #266 Vf/nm 1990 1st GambitThe X-men #3 (jan 1964, Marvel) - Pgx Graded (fn) [6.0] - 1st App Of The Blob!!!Marvel X-men Comic Book #116 Cgc 9.4 White PagesX-men #1! (2013) Cgc Graded 9.8!Marvel X-men Comic Book #63 Cgc 8.5 Key IssueUncanny X-men #129 Marvel Comics 1980 1st App. Of Kitty Pryde Emma Frost ByrneVintage Lot Of 2 X-men Comics, 11 And 58, First AppearancesMarvel X-men Comic Book #114 Cgc 9.4 Key Issue.Uncanny X-men #108 Cgc 9.0 Key Issue X-men #7 (1964 Marvel Comics) 1st Appearance Of Cerebro No Reserve Silver Age VgMarvel X-men Comic Book #137 Cgc 9.0 Key IssueMarvel X-men Comic Book #122 Cgc 9.4Marvel X-men Comic Book #126 Cgc 9.6