December 11, 2006 1:13pm CST
Cyclops (Scott Summers) is a fictional character who exists in the Marvel Comics Universe, a superhero who is the field leader of the X-Men. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, he first appeared in X-Men #1 (September 1963). A mutant, Cyclops produces powerful "optic blasts" from his eyes, forcing him to wear specialized glasses at all times and a specialized visor in combat. His powers may have led to his inhibited, meticulous character. These same qualities, however, make him an ideal field leader for the X-Men and even teammates such as Wolverine, who has deemed him an 'overgrown Boy Scout', admire his leadership skills. The first student recruited by Charles Xavier, and one of the original five X-Men, Cyclops has had a large presence in X-Men-related comics since their inception. He has been featured in almost every animation and video game adaptation of the team. James Marsden plays him in the recent film series.
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