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First Draft: "The Mutants."


    Stan Lee relates the story:  The Uncanny X-Men got their superhero-group name because of an editorial veto.  When he introduced the initial stories, he called them "The Mutants."


    His boss said no.

    The opinion:  the fans aren't educated enough to know what "mutants" mean.  So back to the literal drawing board for The Man.  And the name he came up with was "The Uncanny X-Men," and the rest is decades of history.


    With that in mind, this play for the stage begins, which I, your author, a true Friend Of Ol' Marvel sweated and grieved over for years, to take it to the stage.   This bitter comedy of gen-x outcasts is simply entitled: 


    The Mutants.