06/04/2010

X-Men TPB Reading Order

TPB COLLECTS ISSUES COLLECTS ISSUES FROM MONTHS
Essential X-Men v. 1 Giant-Size X-Men #1, UXM #94-119 AUG 75 – MAR 79
Essential X-Men v. 2 UXM #120-144, UXM Annual(1) #3-4 APR 79 – APR 81
Wolverine WOLV(1) #1-4 Essential X-Men v. 3 UXM #145-161, UXM Annual(1) #5-6, Avengers Annual(1) #10 MAY 81 – SEPT 82
Essential X-Men v. 4 UXM #162-179, UXM Annual(1) #7, X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills OCT 82 – MAR 84
Essential X-Men v. 5 UXM #180-198, UXM Annual(1) #8, X-MEN/ALPHA FLIGHT #1-2 APR 84 – OCT 86
Essential X-Men v. 6 UXM #199-213, NM Special Edition #1, UXM Annual(1) #9, X-Factor(1) #9-11, NM(1) #46, Thor(1) #373-374, Power Pack(1) #27 NOV 85 – JAN 87
Essential X-Men v. 7 UXM #214-228, UXM Annual(1) #10-11, Fantastic Four vs. The X-Men #1-4 FEB 87 – APR 88
Essential Wolverine v. 1 WOLV(2) #1-23 Essential X-Men v. 8 UXM #229-243, UXM Annual(1) #12, X-Factor(1) #36-39 MAY 88 – APR 89
Essential Wolverine v. 2 WOLV(2) #24-47 Essential X-Men v. 9 UXM #244-264, UXM Annual(1) #13 MAY 89 – JUL 90
Essential X-Men v. 10 UXM #265-272, UXM Annual(1) #14, Fantastic Four Annual(1) #23, NM(1) #95-97, NM Annual(1) #6, X-Factor(1) #60-62, X-Factor Annual(1) #5 AUG 90 – JAN 91
X-Men: Crossroads UXM #273-277 FEB 91 – JUN 91
Mutant Genesis XM #1-7 OCT 91 – APR 92
Essential Wolverine v. 3 WOLV(2) #48-69 The Coming Of Bishop UXM #282-285, 287-288 NOV 91 – MAY 92
X-Men And Ghost Rider: Brood Trouble In The Big Easy XM #8-9, Ghost Rider(2) #26-27 MAY 92 – JUL 92
X-Cutioner's Song X-Factor(1) #84-86, UXM #294-296, X-Force(1) #16-18, XM #14-16 NOV 92 – JAN 93
Essential Wolverine v. 4 WOLV(2) #70-90 Fatal Attractions Excalibur(1) #71, UXM #304, WOLV(2) #75, X-Factor(1) #92, X-Force(1) #25, XM #25 JUL 93 – NOV 93
Avengers/X-Men: Blood Ties Avengers(1) #368-9, Avengers West Coast #101, XM #26, UXM #307 NOV 93 – OCT 94
The Origin Of Generation X X-Factor(1) #106, X-Force(1) #38, Excalibur(1) #82, UXM #316-317, XM #36-37, WOLV(2) #85, Cable(1) #16, Generation X #1 SEPT 94 – NOV 94
Legionquest UXM #320-321, XM #40-41 JAN 95 – FEB 95
X-Men Visionaries: Joe Madureira UXM #325-326, UXM #329-330, UXM #341-343 OCT 95 – NOV 95
FEB 96 – MAR 96
FEB 97 – APR 97
Dawn Of The Age Of Apocalypse X-Men: Alpha #1, Cable(1) #20, Age of Apocalypse: The Chosen FEB 95 – APR 95
X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic Book 1 X-Men Chronicles #1-2, Tales From the Age of Apocalypse: By the Light, X-Man #1, X-Man ’96 Annual, Tales from the Age of Apocalypse: Sinister Bloodlines, Blink #1-4 MAR 95 – JUN 95
DEC 96
DEC 97
MAR 01 – JUN 01
X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic Book 2 X-Men: Alpha, Age of Apocalypse: The Chosen, Generation Next #1, Astonishing X-Men(1) #1, X-Calibre #1, Gambit and The X-Ternals #1-2, Weapon X(1) #1-2, Amazing X-Men #1-2, Factor X #1-2, X-Man #1 FEB 95 – APR 95
X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic Book 3 X-Calibre #2-3, Astonishing X-Men(1) #2-4, Generation Next # 2-3, X-Man # 2-3, Factor X # 3, Amazing X-Men # 3, Gambit and The Externals # 3, X-Universe # 1 MAR 95 – MAY 95
Essential Wolverine v. 5 WOLV(2) #91-110, WOLV 1996 Annual, UXM #332 X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic Book 4 Generation Next #4, X-Calibre #4, X-Man #4, 53-54, Factor X #4, Gambit and The X-Ternals #4, Amazing X-Men #4, Weapon X(1) #4, X-Universe #2, X-Men: Omega, Blink #4, X-Men: Prime JUN 95 – JUL 95
JUL 99 – AUG 99
JUN 01
X-Men: Prelude to Onslaught XM #50; UXM #333; X-Man #15-17; Cable #32-33 MAR 96 – JUL 96
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Book 1 XM #53-54, UXM #334-335, Avengers(1) #400-401, Onslaught: X-Men, X-Man #18, X-Force #57, Cable(1) #34, Incredible Hulk(2) #444 JUN 96 – AUG 96 NOV 96
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Book 2 Excalibur(1) #100, Fantastic Four(1) # 415, X-Factor(1) #125-126, Generation X #18, WOLV(2) #104, XM #55, UXM #336, Cable(1) #35, X-Force(1) #58 AUG 96 – OCT 96
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Book 3 Incredible Hulk(2) #445, Iron Man #332, Avengers(1) #402, Punisher(3) #11, X-Man #19, Amazing Spider-Man #415, Green Goblin #12, Spider-Man #72, Fantastic Four(1) #416, WOLV(2) #105 SEPT 96
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Book 4 Fantastic Four(1) #416, XM #56-57, Onslaught: Marvel Universe, Cable(1) #36, UXM #337, Onslaught: Epilogue, Iron Man(2) #6, X-Men: Road to Onslaught SEPT 96 – OCT 96
FEB 97
Wolverine: Not Dead Yet WOLV(2) #119-122 X-Men: Zero Tolerance XM #65-69, WOLV(2) #115-118, Cable(1) #45-47, X-Force(1) #67-69 JUN 97 – NOV 97
Magneto: Rogue Nation Magneto Rex #1-3, X-Men: Magneto War #1, XM #85-87, UXM #366 - 367 MAR 99 – JUL 99
X-Men: The Shattering UXM #372-375, XM #92-95, AXM(2) #1-3, X-Men 1999 Yearbook SEPT – DEC 99
X-Men vs. Apocalypse v. 1: The Twelve UXM #376-377, Cable 73-76, XM 96-97, WOLV(2) 145-147, X-Men 1999 Yearbook. DEC 00 – FEB 00
Wolverine: Blood Debt WOLV(2) #151-154 X-Men vs. Apocalypse v. 2: The Ages of Apocalypse X-51 #8, UXM 378, UXM Annual(1) #23, Cable(1) #77, WOLV(2) #148, X-Men Unlimited #26(1), XM #98, X-Men: The Search for Cyclops #1-4 MAR 00
OCT 00 – MAR 01 JAN 99
X-Men: Powerless UXM #379-380, Cable(1) #78, X-Force(1) #101, WOLV(2) #149, XM #99 APR 00 – MAY 00
Avengers/X-Men: Maximum Security UXM #387, XM #107, Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet #1-3, Captain America(3) #36, Thor(2) #30, Bishop: The Last X-Man #15, Iron Man(3) #35, Avengers(3) #35, Gambit(3) #23, X-Men Unlimited #29 OCT 00 – JAN 01
X-Men: Dream's End UXM #388-390, Cable(1) #87, Bishop: The Last X-Man #16, XM #108-110 JAN 01 – MAR 01
Wolverine/ Deadpool: Weapon X WOLV(2) #162-166 X-men: Eve Of Destruction UXM # 391-393, XM #111-113 APR 01 – JUN 01
Uncanny X-Men: Poptopia UXM #394-399 JUL 01 – DEC 01
New X-Men v. 1: E is for Extinction XM #114-117, New X-Men Annual 2001 JAN 01
JUL 01 – OCT 01
New X-Men v. 2: Imperial XM #118-126 NOV 01 – JUL 02
New X-Men v. 3: New Worlds XM #127-133 AUG 02 – DEC 02
Uncanny X-Men: Hope UXM #410-415 OCT 02 – JAN 03
Wolverine Legends v. 3: Law of the Jungle WOLV(2) #181-186 New X-Men v. 4: Riot at Xavier’s XM #134-138 JAN 03 – MAY 03
Wolverine v. 1: The Brotherhood WOLV(3) #1-6 Uncanny X-Men: Dominant Species UXM #416-420 FEB 03 – MAY 03
Uncanny X-Men: Holy War UXM #421-427 JUN 03 – SEPT 03
New X-Men v. 5: Assault on Weapon Plus XM #139-145 JUN 03 – SEPT 03
Uncanny X-Men: The Draco UXM #428-434 OCT 03 – JAN 04
Wolverine v. 2: Coyote Crossing WOLV(3) #7-11 New X-Men v. 6: Planet X XM #146-150 OCT 03 – FEB 04
Uncanny X-Men: She Lies With Angels UXM #437-441 MAR 04 – MAY 04
Wolverine v. 3: Return of the Native WOLV(3) #12-19 New X-Men v. 7: Here Comes Tomorrow XM #151-154 MAR 04 – MAY 04
Uncanny X-Men: Bright New Mourning UXM #435-436, 442-443, XM #155-156 FEB 04
JUN 04
X-Men: Day of the Atom XM #157-165 JUL 04 – FEB 05
Avengers Disassembled Avengers(3) #500-503, Avengers Finale JUL 04 – JAN 05
Astonishing X-Men v. 1: Gifted AXM(3) #1-6 JUL 04 – DEC 04
Uncanny X-Men - The New Age v. 1: The End of History UXM #444-449 JUL 04 – DEC 04
Wolverine: Enemy of the State v. 1 WOLV(3) #20-25 Uncanny X-Men - The New Age v. 2: The Cruelest Cut UXM #450-454 DEC 04 – MAR 05
Astonishing X-Men v. 2: Dangerous AXM(3) #7-12 JAN 05 – AUG 05
Wolverine: Enemy of the State v. 2 WOLV(3) #26-32 X-Men: Golgotha XM #166-170 MAR 05 – JUL 05
Uncanny X-Men - The New Age v. 3: On Ice UXM #455-461 APR 05 – AUG 05
X-Men: Bizarre Love Triangle XM #171-174 AUG 05 – OCT 05
House of M House of M #1-8, Pulse House of M Special Edition Newspaper AUG 05 – DEC 05
JUL 05
House of M: Uncanny X-Men UXM #462-465, Secrets of the House of M SEPT 05 – DEC 05
House of M: World of M, Featuring Wolverine WOLV(3)#33-35, Black Panther(4) #7, The Pulse #10, Captain America(6) #10 X-Men/Black Panther: Wild Kingdom XM #175-176, Black Panther(4) #8-9 NOV 05 – DEC 05
X-Men: Deadly Genesis X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1-6 JAN 06 – JUL 06
Wolverine: Origins & Endings WOLV(3) #36-40 Uncanny X-Men - The New Age v. 4: End of Greys UXM #466-471 JAN 06 – MAY 06
Decimation X-Men: The Day After Decimation: House of M - The Day After, XM #177-181 JAN 06 – MAR 06
Wolverine: Blood & Sorrow Wolverine(3) #41, 49, Giant-Size Wolverine #1, X-Men Unlimited(2) #12 Decimation: X-Men - 198 X-Men: The 198 #1-5, X-Men: The 198 Files MAR 06 – JUL 06
JAN 06
Civil War Civil War #1-7 MAY 06 – FEB 07
Astonishing X-Men v. 3: Torn AXM(3) #13-18 APR 06 – DEC 06
X-Men: Blood of Apocalypse XM #182-187 APR 06 – AUG 06
Wolverine: Civil War WOLV(3) #42-48 Uncanny X-Men - The New Age v. 5: First Foursaken UXM #472-474, UXM Annual(2) #1 JUN 06 – AUG 06
Civil War: X-Men Civil War: X-Men #1-4 SEPT 06 – DEC 06
Civil War: X-Men Universe Cable & Deadpool #30- 32, X-Factor(3) #8-9 AUG 06 – NOV 06
Uncanny X-Men: Rise & Fall of the Shi'ar Empire UXM #475-486 SEPT 06 – JUL 07
X-Men: Supernovas XM #188-199, XM Annual #1 SEPT 06 – JUL 07
Astonishing X-Men v. 4: Unstoppable AXM(3) #19-24 FEB 07 – MAR 08
Wolverine: Evolution WOLV(3) #50-55 X-Men: Endangered Species X-Men: Endangered Species #1-17, X-Men: Endangered Species AUG 07 – DEC 07
JAN 07
Uncanny X-Men: The Extremists UXM #487-491 AUG 07 – DEC 07
Wolverine: The Death of Wolverine WOLV(3) #56-61 X-Men: Blinded By The Light XM #200-204 AUG 07 – DEC 07
X-Men: Messiah Complex X-Men: Messiah CompleX, UXM #492-494, XM #205-207, New X-Men #44-46, X-Factor(3) #25-27, X-Men: Messiah CompleX - Mutant Files DEC 07 – MAR 08
Uncanny X-Men: Divided We Stand UXM #495-499 APR 08 – AUG 08
Wolverine: Get Mystique WOLV(3) #62-65 X-Men: Legacy - Divided He Stands XM #208-212 APR 08 – JUL 08
Wolverine: Old Man Logan WOLV(3) #66-72, Giant-Size Old Man Logan #1 X-Men: Legacy - Sins Of The Father XM #213-216, X-Men: The Unlikely Saga of Xavier, Magneto and Stan, X-Men: Odd One Out AUG 08 – NOV 08
Uncanny X-Men: Manifest Destiny UXM #500-503, X-Men Free Comic Book Day #1, X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1-5 SEPT 08 – MAR 09
MAY 08
Astonishing X-Men v. 5: Ghost Box AXM(3) #25-30, Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1-2 DEC 08 – AUG 09
X-Men Legacy: Original Sin XM #217-218, Wolverine: Origins #28-30, X-Men Original Sin DEC 08 – FEB 09
Uncanny X-Men: Lovelorn UXM #504-507, UXM Annual(2) #2 JAN 09 – MAY 09
X-Men Legacy: Salvage XM #219-225 FEB 09 – AUG 09
X-Force/Cable: Messiah War The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop #1-3, X-Force/Cable: Messiah War, Cable(2) #11-15, X-Force #14-16, X-Men: Future History - The Messiah War Sourcebook APR 09 – AUG 09
Uncanny X-Men: Sisterhood UXM #508-512 JUN 09 – AUG 09
Dark Wolverine v. 1: The Prince WOLV(3) #73-77 Dark X-Men: The Beginning Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1-3, XM #226-227 AUG 09 – OCT 09
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia UXM #513-514, Dark Avengers #7-8, Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia, Utopia Finale SEPT 09 – NOV 09
JUN 09
X-Men: Legacy - Emplate XM #228-230, X-Men Legacy Annual #1 DEC 09 – FEB 10
SEPT 09
Dark Wolverine v. 2: My Hero WOLV(3) #78-81 Uncanny X-Men: Nation X UXM #515-518, Dark Reign: The List - X-Men NOV 09 – FEB 10
X-Necrosha X-Force(3) #21-25, NM(3) #6-8, XM #231-233, X-Necrosha one-shot DEC 09 – MAY 10
Dark X-Men Dark X-Men #1-5 JAN 10 – MAY 10
Astonishing X-Men v. 6: Exogenic AXM(3) #31-35 JAN 10 – APR 10
X-Men: Second Coming Second Coming: Prepare, X-Men: Second Coming #1-2, UXM #523-525, NM(3) #12-14, XM #235-237, X-Force(3) #26-28 FEB 10 – JUL 10
X-Men: Second Coming – Revelations Cable: Hope, X-Men: Second Coming Revelations: Blind Science one-shot, X-Men: Second Coming Revelations: Hellbound #1-3, X-Factor(3) #204-206 APR 10 – JUL 10
Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #1-5 MAY 10 – DEC 10
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants XM(2010) #1-6 JUL 10 – DEC 10
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Oneshots X-Men: Curse of the Mutants - Storm & Gambit, X-Club, Blade, Mutants vs. Vampires AUG 10 – OCT 10
Uncanny X-Men: The Birth of Generation Hope UXM #526-529, Uncanny X-Men: The Heroic Age One Shot JUL 10 – OCT 10
Wolverine v. 1: Wolverine Goes to Hell* WOLV(4) #1-5 X-Men Legacy: Collision XM #238-241 JUL 10 – OCT 10
Uncanny X-men: Quarantine UXM #530-534 NOV 10 - MAR 11
X-Men: Age of X Age of X Alpha, XM #245-247, NM(3) #22-24, Age of X Universe #1-2, Age of X Historical Logs JAN 11 – APR 11
X-Men Legacy: Aftermath XM #242-244, XM #248-249 NOV 10 – MAY 11
X-Men: With Great Power XM(2010) #7-11, Marvel Team-Up Annual #1 JAN 11 – MAY 11
DEC 76
Wolverine v. 2: Wolverine vs. the X-Men WOLV(4) #5.1-9 Astonishing X-Men: Monstrous AXM(3) #36-37, AXM(3) #39, AXM(3) #41; Strange Tales(1) #89 FEB 11 – AUG 11
OCT 61
Uncanny X-Men: Breaking Point UXM #534.1-539 APR 11 – JUN 11
Astonishing X-Men: Inside Pandora's Box ASM(3) #38, ASM(3) #40, ASM(3) #42-43 MAY 11 – OCT 11
X-Men: First to Last XM(2010) #12-15, X-Men: Giant Size #1 MAY 11 – JUL 11
X-Men: Prelude To Schism X-Men: Prelude to Schism #1-4; X-Men First Class Spotlight MAY 11 – JUN 11
X-Men Legacy: Lost Legions XM #250-253 JUN 11 – AUG 11
X-Men: Schism X-Men: Schism #1-5, Generation Hope #10-11, X-Men Regenesis JUL 11 – OCT 11
Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Men UXM #540-544 JUL 11 – OCT 11
X-Men Legacy: 5 Miles South of the Universe XM #254-260 AUG 11 – DEC 11
X-Men: FF XM(2010) #15.1, #16-19 AUG 11 – OCT 11
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron v. 1 WATXM #1-7 OCT 11 – FEB 12
X-Men: War Machine XM(2010) #20-23 NOV 11 – JAN 12
Astonishing X-Men: Exiled AXM(3) #44-47 NOV 11 – FEB 12
Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen v. 1 UXM(2011) #1-4 NOV 11 – FEB 12
Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega #1-5 JAN 12 – MAY 12
Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen v. 2 UXM(2011) #5-10 JAN 12 – APR 12
X-Men Legacy: Back to School XM #260.1-265 JAN 12 – APR 12
X-Men: The Curse is Broken XM(2010) #24-29 FEB 12 – MAY 12
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron v. 2 WATXM #5-8 FEB 12 – APR 12
Avengers vs. X-Men Avengers vs. X-Men #0-12 MAR 12 – OCT 12
Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen v. 3 UXM(2011) #11-14 APR 12 – JUN 12
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron v. 3 WATXM #9-13 APR 12 – JUL 12
X-Men Legacy: AVX XM #266-275 MAY 12 – OCT 12
X-Men by Brian Wood v. 1: Blank Generation XM(2010) #30-33 JUN 12 – AUG 12
Astonishing X-Men: Weaponized AXM(3) #52-56 JUL 12 – NOV 12
Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen v. 4 UXM(2011) #15-20 JUL 12 – OCT 12
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron v. 4 WATXM #14-18 JUL 12 – OCT 12
X-Men by Brian Wood v. 2: Reckless Abandonment issues AUG 12 – FEB 13
Uncanny Avengers v. 1: The Red Shadow UA #1-5 (Marvel NOW!) OCT 12 – MAR 13
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron v. 5 WATXM #19-24 (Marvel NOW!) OCT 12 – JAN 13
AVX: Consequences AVX: Consequences #1-5 OCT 12 – NOV 12
X-Men Legacy v. 1: Prodigal XML #1-6 (Marvel NOW!) NOV 12 – FEB 13
All-New X-Men v. 1: Yesterday’s X-Men ANXM #1-5 (Marvel NOW!) NOV 12 – JAN 13
All-New X-Men v. 2: Here to Stay ANXM #6-10 JAN 13 – APR 13
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron v. 6 WATXM #25-29 FEB 13 – MAY 13
Uncanny X-Men v. 1: Revolution UXM(2013) #1-5 (Marvel NOW!) FEB 13 – APR 13
X-Men: X-Termination Age of Apocalypse #13-14, X-Treme X-Men(2) #12-13, X-Termination #1-2, AXM(3) #60-61 MAR 13 – APR 13
Uncanny Avengers v. 2: Ragnarok Now UA #6-11 APR 13 – AUG 13
X-Men Volume 1: Primer XM(2013) #1-5 (Marvel NOW!) MAY 13 – SEP 13
Uncanny X-Men v. 2: Magik UXM(2013) #6-11 13 – AUG 13
Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron v. 7 WATXM #30-35 MAY 13 – AUG 13
All-New X-Men v. 3: Out of their Depth ANXM #11-15 13 – AUG 13


ABBREVIATIONS:
UXM = Uncanny X-Men
XM = X-Men
AXM = Astonishing X-Men
NM = New Mutants
WOLV = Wolverine
WATXM = Wolverine and the X-Men
XML = X-Men Legacy (2012 series)
ANXM = All-New X-Men
UA = Uncanny Avengers


NOTES:

Items in RED likely to be out of print

* Before reading Wolverine Goes To Hell, it is recommended that you read the following:
  • Wolverine: Weapon X, Vol. 1: The Adamantium Men
  • Wolverine: Weapon X, Vol. 2: Insane in the Brain
  • Wolverine: Weapon X, Vol. 3: Tomorrow Dies Today

All information sourced from uncannyxmen.net, comicvine.com, Wikipedia, Marvel wiki, Amazon and various other sites.

41 comments:

Rizal said...

hi there!i just want to let you know how helpful your table is.im just starting to collect the x titles again after almost two decades of hiatus.i stopped collecting around the time when the new series was introduced (mutant genesis,90's). id been wanting to get back to collecting again for sometime now but i had no idea where to begin as it all got so confusing.but now,thanks to your effort,i can relive some of the greatest memories from my childhood.thanks man.what you did are greatly appreciated :)

Scarlet Witch said...

Hey Rizal, glad I could help you out!

Steve said...

Totally agree with Rizal. Its impressive taking the time to compile this list for your own enjoyment but to make it available to others to enjoy too it fantastic. Huge thanks from me.

Rizal said...

yeah. now do the spiderman. tee-heeeee

Anonymous said...

Thank you sooooooooo much!!!

templesweeper said...

This has been a big help! Thanks. One thing that would help even more (if you were willing) would be to create a column that gave a priority status. In other words, I see all those titles, but realistically can't afford to buy them all. I'd love to know which ones were essential to catching up and so that I wouldn't miss out on the important stuff. I stopped collecting around 1999 but I was looking for a good place to jump back on board. Someone told me that the start of New X-Men was a good place...and then Astonishing X-Men.

Scarlet Witch said...

Hi templesweeper, thanks for your suggestion. Sadly, I'd find it hard to determine which ones are the absolutely vital ones, as I haven't read all of them myself (I'm fairly new to X-books actually). But if someone else wants to chip that would be appreciated. Understandably it's alwmost impossible for anyone to be able to obtain all these books from the prices alone, but at least if people have a couple of them they can see where it all fits in.

templesweeper said...

Have you read all the New X-Men stuff, starting with the beginning of that series (when it changed the title)? I kind of get a sense that that was the start of the modern era for the X-Books. I started reading Astonishing X-Men, which I enjoyed, but realized that there was so much that happened. I want to read the Phoenix stories, but all I know is what happened to Jean. Not how, why, or how Cyclops ended up with Frost (or even how she became a good-guy). So, I am just looking to get my history a bit more well-rounded.

templesweeper said...

I noticed that you don't have Phoenix: Endsong on your list. From what I understand, it was a fairly important part of the X-Men continuity the last 5-6 years or so. Do you know where that falls in the chronology?

Scarlet Witch said...

Hi again templesweeper, Phoenix - Endsong doesn't really impact continuity THAT much although it obviously wouldn't hurt to read it. I'd put it between Astonishing X-Men v. 2: Dangerous and X-Men: Golgotha, as it ran from March 05 - June 05. Hope that helps.

templesweeper said...

Thanks so much! That's a big help. I know it isn't super-crucial, but it was a fairly big event in the X-Men universe.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone let me know where xforce (vol 3) and the two new mutant trades fall into this list? Thanks

templesweeper said...

X-Force Vol 3 is a bit tricky to figure out. It gets split up. Issues 12-13 you can read after the first two volumes pretty independently.

And then vol 3 skips about three issues and picks up at issue 17-19 I think.

Issues 14-16 are part of the Cable/X-Force Messiah War. To read this you need to have read the Messiah Complex Trade Paperback and the Cable series up until the same point. It all deals with Cable and the new Mutant kid. So, you could skip it, but as you can see on the list, it does have the Cable/X-Foce Messiah war listed there. And it is very good. You could skip the Cable seriers up to that point and still kind of get what is going on, but I wouldn't recommend it. Make sense?

Anonymous said...

Does the X-force series also take place right after Messiah Complex? Like which volumes takes place before the move to San Fran and afterwards?

templesweeper said...

It does take place right after Messiah Complex. ButX-Force is fairly independent from the other X-Books. But not always. There are some references made by Emma Frost in the Uncanny X-Men series (in San Francisco) about wondering where Logan and Angle keep going...and X-23 comes into her dorm with blood all over her one time. If you want to be sure you're reading it exactly when you should so it all lines up, you'd have to look up the publication dates of the original independent issues. I do this sometimes with Avengers titles. Just google "X-Force 12" or something like that and it will show up somewhere.

Anonymous said...

^ Thanks, now where would you say the first volume of new mutants i.e. return of legion fits in? Obviously the second one is easier to figure out since it ties into necrosha. I just picked up a bunch of xmen books and am using this guide so Im just wondering where the books that are not listed fit in.

templesweeper said...

Sorry. Haven't really read any of the New Mutants stuff recently. So I can't really say where it all fits. But, again, if you google the individual issues, you should find release dates, and then you can just match up when you read what.

Anonymous said...

Any chance this can be updated?

downthepub said...

Your website is awesome and has been invaluable in putting together my collection. I don't suppose you know if anyone has done a similar table for Avengers or Spider-Man?

Timbotron said...

Nice work.

Eric B said...

Great Work !!!

I keep.refering to your list !

Any chance of an update with X-Force vol.3 uncanny X-Force & Wolverine Origins ?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Eric

List is fantastic but would be even better if the X-Force titles where added to it !!!

Thanks for the hardwork

Chris

Bennie said...

Hi,

thanks for the hard work, very good job ! Would you add to your list x force titled in the futur ?

thanks again !

B

Anonymous said...

very helpful, nice work!!!

@WBandoy said...

Thank you for this. Best compilation ever.

mitchie said...

Hi,after finally having found the courage to enter the marvelverse, I am very gratefull to your site, it has been a great help! Now please forgive my ignorance, but does the Ultimate x-men fit in here anywhere? Can I start there from scratch or is there a way to fit them somewhere into the list.

templesweeper said...

No, Ultimate X-Men is a whole separate world. It does not fit in here at all.

Anonymous said...

Hi there, just like everyone else, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all the hard work you've put into this. It's utterly amazing, I only wish all series'es'es'es'es had a page dedicated to what order to read them in! :)..Oustanding work. Thank you

Cap'n Neurotic said...

Really appreciate the site, it's helped me quite a bit with trying to get caught up on the X-books. I would suggest moving "X-Men: FF" before "X-men: Schism", however, as the plot happens before the rift in the team.

Eric Longo said...

thx for the good work! love the blog, helps a trade-only reader like me alot. could you please make it up to date and add some more of the x-men family of books. thx. keep up the good work!

Scarlet Witch said...

Hey everyone, just letting you know I have received your comments RE: updates and what not. I am horribly busy and swamped in work at the moment but the list WILL be updated eventually as soon as I have a spare moment. Thanks for your patience!

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Anonymous said...

What about Phoenix/Dark Phoenix?

btmline said...

Just wanted to post about how much I appreciate that you've taken the time to create and update this list! I use it often to catch up on X-book history I missed. THANK YOU! Please keep the updates going through 2012 and 2013!

Rodney Raucous said...

Hey! Thanks for creating this, it's a GREAT resource. That's coming from someone who has collected Marvel (both trade paperbacks and single issues) for over 20 years. I used to keep them in no order whatsoever. Then I decided to put what I had of the Marvel Universe (mostly X-Men & Avengers) in chronological order (to the best of my ability). Wow! What a task! I soon concluded that I needed either an X-Men or Avengers reading order to at least get started. So I found this and THANK YOU for it! It has allowed me to put my entire Marvel collection in some semblance of order. Cheers!

Johel Khan said...

This list is very very helpful. I have a blog, http://entertainmentbench.blogspot.com/ where I post movies, comics and other things. So this list helps me to give the posts an order and help me find out how many post I will have to post in future. Way to go ...

Ian said...

Hi - good work and something that is helping me read about seven years of various X-Men tpbs in the correct order.

I think I've found an error, though - Kitty Prude appears in the Blinded By The Light TPB, which you have listed after Astonishing volume 4, at the end of which she I trapped inside the bullet that Breakworld launched at Earth.

Nicolas Merrick said...

Hi - This is awesome. I downloaded it and used it as a template for my own list. My goal is to completely catch up beginning with Astonishing X-Men #1. I've filled in tons of gaps and added all new stuff up to the posted upcoming releases. Would you like a copy. Let me know how to contact you and I'll send it. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this!

James Alvarez said...

Hello, are you still around? If so, where does X-Force by Craig Kyle & Chris Yost: The Complete Collection Volumes 1 ad 2 fit into all of this? Thanks!