X-Men, also known as X-Men: The Animated Series, is an American animated television series which debuted on October 31, 1992, in the United States on the Fox Network as part of its Fox Kids Saturday morning lineup.X-Men is Marvel Comics’ second attempt at an animated X-Men program after the pilot X-Men: Pryde of the X-Menwas not picked up for a series—though it was broadcast multiple times between 1989 and 1992. The show features X-Men similar in look and line-up to the early 1990s X-Men drawn by Jim Lee, composed of Cyclops, Wolverine, Rogue, Storm, Beast, Gambit, Jubilee, Jean Grey, Professor X, as well as an original character, Morph (an adaptation of previous X-Men member Kevin Sydney). Though they were not part of the team as featured in the animated series, the following X-Men have all guest-starred in at least one episode: Colossus, Nightcrawler, Emma Frost, Forge, Havok, Polaris, Cannonball, Banshee, Northstar, Iceman, Archangel, Longshot, Dazzler, Sunfire, Quicksilver, Psylocke, Cable, and Bishop. Keen-eyed fans may also spot cameos by other familiar Marvel heroes, such as Feral, Rictor, Deadpool, Punisher, War Machine, Ghost Rider, Blink,Thor and you can briefly see Spiderman’s hand casting a web.
A number of famous storylines and events from the comics are loosely adapted in the series, such as “The Dark Phoenix Saga”, “Days of Future Past”, the “Phalanx Covenant”, and the “Legacy Virus”. The third episode, “Enter Magneto”, features a confrontation at a missile base: this is largely based on the X-Men’s first battle with Magneto, as told in their 1963 debut The X-Men #1.
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