X-Men Reading Order (Work In Progess)

This is just something I’m working on for fun. It’ll be complete eventually, but this is just a look at the barebones of the project.


Silver Age (or books that take place during that time period):

Marvel Masterworks: X-Men or Essential X-Men (Same Material, different format)

X-Men: Season One

X-Men: First Class (non-cannon)


X-Men: The Lost Years (Enter If Ye Dare)


The Claremont/Simonson/Nocenti era (This is only a basic overview, could be more in-depth):

Marvel Masterworks/Essential: Uncanny X-Men

The Dark Phoenix Saga

Days of Future Past

The New Mutants

God Loves, Man Kills

The Mutant Massacre

Essential X-Factor

Fall of the Mutants

Inferno-Availible in two paperbacks

Excalibur Epic Collection: The Sword is Drawn

X-Tinction Agenda

Mutant Genesis


1990’s Post Claremont:

The Wedding of Jean Grey and Scott Summers

Age of Apocalypse

Joe Kelly run-

Alan Davis Run-




Early 2000’s:

New X-Men by Grant Morrison

Astonishing X-Men by Joss Wheadon

Wolverine: Enemy of the State

Old Man Logan (optional)


Mid 2000’s:

X-Force by Yost and  Kyle(?)

Messiah Complex


Uncanny X-Force

Age of X


Wolverine and the X-Men Volumes 1-2

Uncanny X-Men-Gillen

Avengers vs. X-Men

Wolverine and the X-Men Volumes 3-4

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences


Marvel Now:

Uncanny Avengers Volumes 1-4

All-New X-Men Volume 1: Yesterday’s X-Men

All-New X-Men Volume 2: Here to Stay

Uncanny X-Men Volume 1: Revolution

X-Men Volume 1: Primer

Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 5-7

Uncanny X-Men Volume 2:Broken

All-New X-Men Volume 3: Out of Their Depth

X-Men: Battle of the Atom

All-New X-Men Volume 4: All-Different

Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 8

Guardians of the Galaxy/All-New X-Men: The Trial of Jean Grey

Uncanny X-Men Volume 3: The Good, The Bad, The Inhuman

X-Men Volume 2: Muertas

X-Men Volume 3: Bloodline

Amazing X-Men Volume 1: The Quest for Nightcrawler

All-New X-Men Volume 5: One Down

Uncanny X-Men Volume 4: Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.

X-Men Volume 4: Exogenesis

Uncanny Avengers Volume 5

Avengers and X-Men:Axis

All-New X-Men Volume 6: The Ultimate Adventure

X-Men Volume 5: The Burning World

Guardians of the Galaxy X-Men: The Black Vortex

All-New X-Men Volume 7: The Utopians

Uncanny X-Men Volume 5: The Omega Mutant

Uncanny X-Men Volume 6: Storyville


Secret Wars:

Years of Future Past

X-Tinction Agenda


Age of Apocalypse

X-Men ’92

E is for Extinction


All-New All-Different Marvel Universe:




All-New Wolverine-Taylor

Old Man Logan-Lemire


There’s tons more books and series out there. In case of the pre-200’s stuff, I’m pointing in the direction, not giving a comprehensive look.

The modern stuff is more subjective, and I’m only listing ones I like and think you will. (Except Avengers vs. X-Men. I only thought it was okay, but it’s important to the story.)


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