This article is from the X-Men Comic Books FAQ, by Kate the Short (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
This is the Frequently Asked Questions list for the Usenet newsgroup
rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks. FAQs for the rec.arts.comics groups in
general are posted regularly on rec.arts.comics.info. Not wanting to
flood the general rac.* FAQs with a huge amount of X-related subjects,
the FAQ keepers decided to start a number of separate FAQs, to be posted
as needed on rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks (racmx) itself.
Readers are still encouraged to read the main FAQs for the rac hierarchy
in rac.info. Newcomers should also read the many helpful articles in the
news.* hierarchy, especially those in news.newusers.questions. You
should also read the newsgroup news.announce.newusers before you start
posting regularly to the rac.* newsgroups.
X-title fans are energetic and creative people, and a number of them
have written their own FAQs or created their own webpages for topics
close to their hearts. You can find a list of those FAQs, pages, and
mailing lists on more specific subjects than these in the "Where Can I
Find It?" FAQ. Please note that almost all of the rac.* FAQs can be
found at the FAQ page: http://users.rcn.com/kateshort/faqs/.
Please note: Background information on the creators and the X-titles
editorial offices is based on over a decade's worth of interviews,
articles, and personal questions, and as such is not directly
attributed here. Now that some of Marvel's staff members are on Usenet,
they are welcomed to correct and amend any of the answers listed below.