High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! X-Men: Children of the Atom was a six-issue comic book limited series in 1999, retelling the origins of the X-Men. THe first issue is about the teenagerhood of Cyclops, Jean Gray, Iceman, Beast and Angel, while the mutants have just appeared in the news. PRofessor X is pretending to be a school coordinator, in order to help the young mutants. A Comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a funny book, comic paper or comic magazine) is a magazine made up of narrative artwork, often accompanied by dialog (usually in word balloons, emblematic of the comic book artform) and often including brief descriptive prose.