Classic X-Men #1 art cover
Art by Art Adams.
|Publication date||September 1986 to August 1995|
|Number of issues||110|
|Writer(s)||Chris Claremont & various others|
Classic X-Men, later retitled as X-Men Classic, is the Marvel Comics comic book series within the X-Men franchise that reprints classic X-Men stories. The first issue was a partial reprint of Giant-Size X-Men #1 of the All-New All-Different X-Men era (originally published in 1975), and the other issues reprinted Uncanny X-Men #94-206, with the exceptions of #106, #110, and the "Days of Future Past" story from issues #141 and #142. Classic X-Men initially printed additional back-up stories further delving into and explaining the original stories. The series lasted 110 issues.
Created by writer Chris Claremont, the series was launched in 1986, reprinting classic stories from Claremont's run on the X-Men. The first 27 issues have various edits and new pages added to tie in with then-current continuity. The new material is often easy to identify since the artwork is drawn by artists other than those who drew the original artwork in the 1970s. The first 44 issues have new backup stories, mostly written by Chris Claremont or Ann Nocenti and drawn by John Bolton. After Classic X-Men #45, the series was retitled X-Men Classic and from then solely reprinted material from the original Uncanny X-Men series with no edits or additional new material.
|Title||Material Collected||Publication Date||ISBN|
|X-Men: Vignettes, Vol. 1||Back-up stories from Classic X-Men, #1–13||March 2002||ISBN 0-7851-0812-2|
|X-Men: Vignettes, Vol. 2||Back-up stories from Classic X-Men, #14-25||August 2005||ISBN 0-7851-1728-8|
|X-Men: Proteus (Marvel Premiere Classic)||Back-up stories from Classic X-Men, #32-33 & 36, plus Uncanny X-Men #125-128||May 2009||ISBN 0-7851-3768-8|
|Marvel Visionaries: Jim Lee||Back-up story from Classic X-Men, #39, plus Uncanny X-Men #248, #256-258, #268-269, and #273-277.||October 2002||ISBN 0-7851-0921-8|
|X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga||Back-up story from Classic X-Men, #43, plus Uncanny X-Men #129-138, Phoenix: The Untold Story, Bizarre Adventures #27 & What If? (1977) #27||August 2010||ISBN 0-7851-4913-9|
- A brief history of comics in the 1980s during which the Classic X-Men issues were printed
- The Comic Book Database