Essential X-Men, Volume 4
Freaks. Nature's mistake. Mutants. They are born different, with characteristics and abilities that make them outcasts. Gathered together by telepath Professor Charles Xavier, the X-Men are sworn to protect a world that fears and hates them. Call them mutants, or Children of the Atom. Or call them the next genetic step for mankind. They are the X-Men. And this is their story.
COLLECTING: Uncanny X-Men #162-179, Annual #7 & Marvel Graphic Novel #5