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Stan Lee's 'X-Men' made it OK — heroic, even — to be different

The distinct instrumental opening theme of "X-Men: The Animated Series" will always remind me of the excitement and wonder I felt whenever I sat down to watch the show as a kid in the '90s.

The thrumming beats and strings that accompanied cuts of animated explosions and blasts of superpowers led me into a brand new world of superheroes that changed my understanding of being different in America.

The "X-Men" cartoon was my introduction

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