It's the movie event of the yea - and the action-packed book you've been waiting for. Outcasts from society, the X-Men are genetic mutants, born with superhuman powers, who harness their special abilities for the greater good. But the human race they fight to protect rejects and fears - even hates - them. Not all mutants seek to protect mankind. One terrorist group - led by the supremely powerful Magneto - seeks to strike first. Battling against prejudice and agents of intolerance, the X-Men must establish a peaceful coexistence between mutant and mankind or they will surely perish.