The very first page and Iceman is pole dancing.
The first seven pages of issue #1 has the boys training, and the reader gets a great sense of their power sets.
Making things cold and becoming a snowman!
Being good looking!
Sigh. Stan Lee never did know how to write for females.
Agility! And basket ball!
Incidentally, sports will be a big part of the X-Men comic. Chris Claremont loved to show the heroes playing.
We also see Professor X in his typical top-down leadership style.
It’s also suggested that his telepathy is not simply broadcasting thought–the team had to learn to “read” Professor X’s mental commands.
We also get a glimpse of how X is kind of creepily attracted to young Jean Grey. All the teen boys are, too, of course.
The very first issue also introduces Magneto.
Even from the beginning he’s a pompous ass who is high on power.
No real depth to him yet. He’s just a bastard.
And look: Professor X got them together so they could be his footservants.
So, issue #1 is full of promise: Interesting characters, a great villain, and a premise that teen readers of the day could certainly relate to: Being in school. No indication yet of how the book would morph into an allegory about civil rights, but we’ve got time.