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In celebration of the show, together we’ve written not one but TWO books on the behind-the-scenes creation of the X-Men: Animated Series! 

X-Men: The Art and Making of an Animated Series

An encyclopedic examination of the crafting of one of the most celebrated and revolutionary animated series of all time


X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series takes fans behind the scenes of the landmark cartoon that laid the groundwork for the dozens of Marvel Comics adaptations that followed. Nearly 300 pages of model sheets, storyboards, animation cels and  never-before-seen artwork in full color detail the tough decisions, compromises, and brilliant solutions that resulted in a series that has been lauded by critics and fans for three decades.

"...many a comic fan considers the 1990's X-Men animated series to be the definitive screen version of Marvel's iconic mutant team - and this encyclopedic new volume is the definitive guide."
Yahoo Enterainment

Previously on X-Men: The Making of an Animated Series

The definitive oral history by the people who were there on the making of X-Men: The Animated Series 


In late 1992, on small budgets and under tight schedules, the cast and crew of X-MEN: The Animated Series crafted a television show that, despite an industry full of naysayers, immediately shot to #1. This  “kids’ show” often landed more than half the TV viewers across America, and began a multi-decade long gold rush of Marvel motion pictures and TV series.  “Previously on X-Men” is Eric Lewald’s personal, inside account of how the series got on the air, the many challenges that were overcome, and how the show prevailed. This story editor/showrunner  interviewed 36 of the artists, writers, voice cast, and executives who helped make this game-changing series a worldwide success. This book is  the authoritative look into the creation of the animated series that nobody expected to succeed. Lewald offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Saturday-morning cartoon series that changed Hollywood, and pop culture, forever.

" 11 out of 10 ... a treasure trove of value for pop culture historians as well as television production nerds. Above all else, Eric delivered jaw-dropping revelations for longtime Marvel fans."
Jay Sandlin