Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite characters in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at Marvel's merry mutants, the X-Men! Find out how laziness is ultimately at the root of one of the most popular franchises in history, how the Legion of Super-Heroes' loss was the X-Men's gain, and who the weirdest, wildest and grossest friends and foes of the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters are, as well as several other equally interesting facts.

Show notes:

  • Just to clarify a point from the video: while the word "Uncanny" starts showing up on the cover of the book as early as issue #113, it doesn't officially become part of the title --- i.e., get included in the indicia --- until issue #142.
  • Here is an article with suggestions on X-Men storylines to get you caught up.
  • Are you listening to Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men? You should be doing that.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.