Today we got our first glimpse of the X-Men: First Class trailer, an elegant, retro-thriller about the origins of the mutant superhero team. And we can't stop thinking about it.

Mutant Roll Call: 75 gorgeous screencaps from the X-Men: First Class trailer
You've seen the amazing trailer for X-Men: First Class — now pore over every mutant detail, with our insane roundup of 75 screencaps. Welcome to the first meeting of our school for gifted mutants... whose mutant power is over-analyzing screencaps. Shall we begin?

Smouldering first trailer for X-Men: First Class tells the real story of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Holy crap, it is on. The guitar-saturated trailer for X-Men: First Class issues a bold challenge to Green Lantern, Captain America and Thor to raise their game. And the Kennedy-era setting actually adds a whole new layer of coolness to the whole affair.

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X-Men family tree breaks down mutant mating habits with surprising clarity
Confused about which mutants are married to whom? This chart by Joe Stone ought to clear up some of the confusion. It's missing the 10,000 people who've slept with Wolverine, but that topic deserves its own diagram.

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What's next for the X-Men? Transhuman villains and the mutant generation gap
On the eve of the New York Comic Con last year, io9 caught up with Generation Hope author/newly minted Uncanny X-Men writer Kieron Gillen. Gillen filled us in on all things mutant and why Sabretooth is a beaujolais man.

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The Five Most Tear-Jerking X-Men Deaths
Out of all the superteams in comics, the X-Men always seem to rack up the highest body counts. It's like dying is their mutant power! In any case, here are the weepiest passings in X-history.

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