| Across the world, children are born with an extra twist to their chromosomes that allow them to do superhuman abilities: fire a beam of force from their eyes, or born with a set of wings that allows flight, or being able to read men's minds. These 'children of the atom' are often feared and despised by the world, forcing these 'mutants' to resort to desperate actions. However, one group of mutants have banded together to show the world that it need not fear their kind. Apart, they are simply scientific curiousities, freaks and monsters - but together, united by their shared belief, they are more - they are the uncanny X-Men.
Now the team of X-Men face two of their greatest challenges: accepting a ferocious mutant known as 'Wolverine' into their fold; and battling a mutant capable of bending the forces of magnetism to his will - the deadly Magneto.
(updated: 07/12/00) Two days 'til the X-Men movie:)
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