The Abandoned An’ Forsaked - When, Exactly, Did Jean Grey Join the X-Men?

In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically "overturned" by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An' Forsaked. Feel free to e-mail me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com if you have any suggestions for future editions of this feature.

Today, we look at how the formation of the X-Men was retconned years after the fact..

In the original X-Men #1 (by Stan Lee, jack Kirby and Paul Reinman), Jean Grey meets Professor Charles Xavier and the X-Men and becomes the last member of the original group of five...

Or is that really how it went down?

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