X-Men was a weekly title launched by Marvel UK on 27th April 1983. It began reprinting the X-Men's adventures from the beginning, in colour (issue #1 also gave away a free gift, a plastic toy gun, while #2 and #3 gave away free X-Men stickers) but folded after just 17 issues on 23rd May and was merged with the 'Thor' weekly (which had begun in the same month as X-Men) with issue #20, the title being changed to 'Thor & the X-Men' to reflect this. Thor & X-Men lasted a total of 39 issues before being merged with Spider-Man. As with a number of the weeklies launched by Marvel around this time, little thought appears to have gone into the content of these two; the X-Men stories being reprinted were 20 years old and totally at odds with the version of the team then being seen in Marvel Superheroes while the Thor strip seemed to start from a totally random point in the character's history. Possibly, this accounts for the lacklustre reception the two titles received.