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Part 1:

     PURPOSE/INTRO

     NEW (OR RETURNING) READER INFORMATION
      * The current list of X-Titles and Teams (+)
      * Hints for picking up back issues and older storylines (+)

     WHAT ARE THE X-BOOKS?
      * Philosophical Meanderings and Inspirations
      * What is a mutant? (+)

     RACMX NEWSGROUP QUESTIONS
      * Can you explain Paul O'Brien's review grading system?
      * Why do all those annoying dinos keep on complaining about
        the X-titles here? If they don't like the books, why do they
        read them?
      * What is this Kid Dynamo thing? Where can I find it?
      * Where can I get scans of comic art? Why doesn't anybody post 
        pictures on the newsgroup?

     COMMONLY USED ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS

     OTHER RACMXERS WHO MAY BE OF ASSISTANCE


Part 2:

     HISTORY OF THE X-TEAMS AND X-TITLES
      * The 1960s and 1970s: Early history
      * The 1980s: An explosion of new titles
      * The 1990s: Claremont's exit, mega-crossovers
      * 2000 and beyond: New (and newer) directions


Part 3:

     X-MEN COMIC BOOK QUESTIONS
      * Who were the original X-Men? Who was the first X-Man? Who have 
        been X-Men? (+)
      * How come Professor X has so much money?
      * What classes does the Professor offer at his schools, anyway? (+)
      * Wasn't there a title released in 1963 about a team of super-
        powered misfits who banded together under some smart guy in a 
        wheelchair to fight against prejudice and the right to just be 
        yourself ... by DC Comics?
      * When did Professor X start walking?  Isn't he supposed to be in a 
        wheelchair? (+)
      * Are there any gay X-Men? (+)
      * Why do people hate the X-Men when they love the Avengers and the
        Fantastic Four?
      * Why can't Cyclops just wear contact lenses? 
      * Why doesn't Forge invent something that would neutralize powers 
        so mutants like Cyclops and Rogue can live normal lives? And how 
        can Rogue cut her hair, if she's invulnerable?
      * Did Psylocke dye her hair? What about Rogue's stripe?
      * I've got an idea! Why don't Rogue and Gambit use Leech so
        they can have sex? Have they already had sex? (+)
      * Is Rogue's inability to control her powers psychological in nature?
      * Why does Rogue have claws? When did that happen?
      * Was Rogue raped by the guards in the first Genosha storyline?
      * What is the relationship between Mystique and Nightcrawler? Why 
        is Rogue involved in it, if she isn't blue? (+)

Part 4:

     X-MEN COMIC BOOK QUESTIONS
      * Why do so many people hate Scott Summers?
      * How many Summerses are there, anyways?
          - Simplified family tree
          - The third Summers brother
          - Timelost children
      * What's the relationship between the Phoenix, Jean Grey,
        Madelyne Pryor, and Rachel Summers?
          - Is Maddie Pryor in Avengers Annual #10?
          - Is Jean or Phoenix dead on the moon?
          - When did Jean take the codename Phoenix? Is she Phoenix?
          - Who's the Madelyne in X-Man?
          - The problem with Excalibur #52
      * What's the relationship between Cable, Stryfe, Ahab, and 
        Nate Grey?
          - Cable and Stryfe
          - Who's Ahab?
          - Is Stryfe dead?
          - What's the deal with Nate?


Part 5:

     X-MEN COMIC BOOK QUESTIONS
      * How old is Kitty Pryde? Jubilee? The rest of the X-Men?
      * What are the names and ages of the Guthrie siblings? How
        many of them are mutants?
      * What happened to the New Mutants and X-Force kids? (+)
      * What happened to Excalibur? (+)
      * What happened to X-Factor? (+)
      * What happened to Generation X? (+)
      * What about everyone else? (+)


Part 6:

     X-MEN COMIC BOOK QUESTIONS
      * Is Magneto Jewish or Gypsy? Was Joseph Magneto? (+)
      * What is the Hellfire Club? Who are its members? (+)
      * What is the relationship between Wolverine and Sabretooth
        supposed to be?
      * Does Wolverine have any real memories anyway? How about
        real bones?
      * Who was Wolverine before he was Wolverine? Does he even 
        have a real name? (+)
      * Wolverine can regularly regenerate himself from a drop of
        blood, right?


Part 7:

     X-MEN COMIC BOOK QUESTIONS
      * Which X-Men haven't been mutants?
      * What is the Siege Perilous?
      * Why did the X-Men lose their invisibility to electronic
        scanners?
      * Psylocke, Revanche, Kwannon, Betsy Braddock ... help?
      * When did Psylocke and Phoenix switch powers? Wasn't Psylocke
        telepathically holding the Shadow King captive?
      * When did the Beast turn blue and furry? Wasn't he unfurry 
        again for a while? When did he become a lion?
      * How come other mutants seem to be changing their powers and 
        appearances? (+)
      * Is Longshot Shatterstar's father?
      * There's an External at my door. What does that mean? Should 
        I be concerned? Is it contagious?
      * Who are the Twelve? Why are they important?
      * Is Apocalypse dead?
      * What is the Legacy Virus? Who's had it? Hasn't there been a 
        cure for a while?
      * What is the Soulsword? Who has Magik's Soulsword now?
      * Is the Malice who worked with the Marauders the same one
        that appears in Fantastic Four now and then?
      * Do you lose your mutant powers in the Savage Land? Where is
        the Savage Land, anyway?
      * What happens when the Blob meets the Juggernaut?


Part 8:

     COMICS INDUSTRY QUESTIONS
      * Why did Chris Claremont leave the X-titles? Why did Peter
        David leave X-Factor?
      * Are any Marvel staff reading racmx?
      * What's a dangler? Is it related to a six month gap?
      * What's a Claremontism?

     X-MEN OTHER-MEDIA QUESTIONS
      * How is _X-Men: The Movie_ different from the comics?
      * What cameos are there in _X-Men: The Movie_? (+)
      * What's new in _X-Men 2_? (+)
      * What other movies or cartoons are there?

     HISTORY OF THIS FAQ

     CREDITS (+)


*** Continued in Part 1 ***


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