Giant-Size X-Men #1 kicked off a new era of the X-Men back in 1975, introduced Storm, Nightcrawler, Thunderbird and Colossus to the Marvel Universe, and bringing Wolverine and Banshee onto the team.
With Jonathan Hickman introducing a new era to the X-Men this fall, Marvel is bringing back Giant-Size X-Men as a series, written by Hickman and drawn by different artists. The first issue will feature Russell Dauterman and Matt Wilson on a story featuring Jean Grey and Emma Frost.
“I’ve wanted to draw X-Men comics since I was a kid, so drawing this issue of X-Men is a dream come true,” Dauterman said. “I’m so thrilled to be working on this with Jonathan and Matt, and it’s co-starring my favorite character, Jean Grey!”
While Giant-Size X-Men #1 stands tall in the halls of comics history, it’s not the only issue of the title that was published. A second issue, featuring reprints of earlier stories, came out later in 1975. And in 2005, Marvel published issues #3 and #4 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of issue #1’s publication. They featured stories by Joss Whedon and Dave Cockrum, and Chris Claremont and Paul Smith.