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Uncanny X-Men
Cover to The X-Men #1 (Sept. 1963).
Art by Jack Kirby.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date (Vol. 1): September 1963 – December 2011
(Vol. 2): January 2012 – December 2012
(Vol. 3): April 2013 – Present
Number of issues (Vol. 1):545 (#1–544 and #-1) and 18 Annuals
(Vol. 2): 20
(Vol. 3): 22 (as of June 2014 cover date)
Creative team
Writer(s)
Penciller(s)
Inker(s)
Creator(s) Stan Lee
Jack Kirby

Uncanny X-Men, originally published as The X-Men, is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics since 1963, and is the longest-running series in the X-Men franchise. It featured the adventures of the eponymous group of mutant superheroes, a group of teenagers led and taught by Professor Xavier.

The title was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, met with a lukewarm reception, and was eventually cancelled in 1970. Interest was rekindled with 1975's Giant-Size X-Men and the debut of a new, international team. Under the guidance of David Cockrum and Chris Claremont, whose 16-year stint began with August 1975's Uncanny X-Men #94, the series grew in popularity worldwide, eventually spawning a franchise with numerous spin-off "X-books", including New Mutants, X-Factor, Excalibur, X-Force, Generation X, the simply titled X-Men, and a number of prefixed titles such as New X-Men, Astonishing X-Men and All-New X-Men.

Publication history[edit]

1963–1970: Original run[edit]

Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, the series launched in September 1963,[1][2] introducing in its first issue the original five X-Men (Angel, the Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, and Marvel Girl) and their teacher, Professor X, as well as their nemesis, the supervillain Magneto.[3] Initially published bi-monthly, it became a monthly with issue #14 (November 1965). Lee's run lasted 19 issues, and featured X-Men battling villains such as Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants which included the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver;[4] the Sentinels giant robots programmed to destroy all mutants, and their creator Bolivar Trask; and Juggernaut, Xavier's stepbrother transformed by a mystical gem and seeking revenge on Xavier. The series was placed firmly in the Marvel Universe, with guest appearances by Namor in #6 and the Avengers in #9. The jungle adventure hero Ka-Zar and the Savage Land were introduced in issue #10.[5] Roy Thomas wrote the series from #20 (May 1966) to #44 (May 1968). Thomas and artist Werner Roth created the Banshee in #28 (Jan. 1967).[6] In issue #42 (Mar. 1968) the comic took the dramatic step of killing off Professor X, intended at the time to be permanent.[7][8] The X-Men #45 (June 1968) featured a crossover with The Avengers #53 (June 1968).[9][10] After brief runs by Gary Friedrich and Arnold Drake – the latter of which introduced the new X-Men Lorna Dane[11] and Havok,[12] and during which the series adopted a new logo designed by Jim Steranko, Thomas returned to the series with issue #55 and was joined by artist Neal Adams the following issue for an acclaimed run of stories.[13] Writer Dennis O'Neil and Adams revived Professor Xavier in #65 by revealing that it was actually an Xavier imposter named the Changeling who had died in issue #42.[14] After a battle with the Hulk in issue #66 (March 1970),[15] the title ceased publishing original material and featured reprints in issues #67 (Dec. 1970) through #93 (June 1975).

1975–1991: Chris Claremont era[edit]

Writer Chris Claremont looks through a copy of a hardcover X-Men volume that collects many of the issues he wrote.

X-Men was relaunched in May 1975 with Giant-Size X-Men #1, by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum.[16] The title featured a new, international, team consisting of Cyclops, Banshee, Sunfire and Wolverine, along with new characters Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus and Thunderbird. The original plan was to continue Giant-Size X-Men as a quarterly, but instead original stories were printed in Uncanny, again initially bimonthly.[8] Chris Claremont's first issue as writer, #94, had all the original X-Men (bar Cyclops) leave, along with Sunfire; Thunderbird was killed in #95.[17] Moira MacTaggert, a human ally of the X-Men, and later to be established as a former fiancée of Xavier, debuted in #96.[17] Marvel Girl became the Phoenix in issue #101.[18] This was followed by the first Shi'ar space opera story. Cockrum was replaced as penciller by John Byrne as of #108.[19] Byrne became co-plotter, and during his run the series became a monthly title again.[8] For the remainder of the decade the X-Men fight enemies such as Stephen Lang and his Sentinels, Magneto, Banshee's cousin Black Tom and the Juggernaut, the Shi'ar Erik the Red and the Imperial Guard, Arcade, Wolverine's former colleagues, Canada's superhero team Alpha Flight,[20] and MacTaggert's son Proteus.[21] In 2010, Comics Bulletin ranked Claremont and Byrne's run on The X-Men second on its list of the "Top 10 1970s Marvels".[22]

The "Dark Phoenix Saga" in 1980 led to a change in the line-up of the team, with the death of Phoenix (Jean Grey),[23] and Cyclops leaving the team to mourn for her. Comics writers and historians Roy Thomas and Peter Sanderson observed that "'The Dark Phoenix Saga' is to Claremont and Byrne what the 'Galactus Trilogy' is to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. It is a landmark in Marvel history, showcasing its creators' work at the height of their abilities."[24][25] The storyline also saw the introduction of recurring antagonists the Hellfire Club, and its Inner Circle consisting of Sebastian Shaw, Emma Frost, Harry Leland, Donald Pierce, along with Mastermind, previously a member of Magneto's Brotherhood. The new teenage mutant Kitty Pryde was introduced in #129 (Jan. 1980) and joined the X-Men in #139. The Dazzler, a disco-singing, roller-skating mutant, was introduced in #130 (Feb. 1980), but did not join the team, instead headlining her own solo title.

A new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, led by Mystique, was introduced in the "Days of Future Past" storyline (#141-#142, Jan–Feb 1981) in which a time-travelling Kitty Pryde tried to avert a dystopian future caused by the Brotherhood assassinating Presidential candidate Senator Robert Kelly.[26] Byrne plotted the story wanting to depict the Sentinels as a genuine threat to the existence of the mutant race.[27] He then left the series after #143, being replaced by a returning Cockrum, who in turn was succeeded by Paul Smith and John Romita, Jr..

By the mid-1980s The Uncanny X-Men had become one of the best-selling American comic books,[28] turning many of the writers and illustrators into industry stars and leading to numerous spin-offs and miniseries.

Magneto was gradually revealed to be more complex: #150 established that he was a survivor of the Holocaust, and in #161 it is shown that Magneto and Professor Xavier had known each other before Xavier had founded the X-Men. Rogue, a member of Mystique's Brotherhood, defected to the X-Men in #171 (July 1983). Mystique's Brotherhood changed sides and became the government-backed Freedom Force in #199. Their first action was to capture Magneto, who had begun associating with the X-Men during the "Secret Wars II" crossover. Magneto surrenders himself, but escapes after his trial is abandoned, he takes over the headmastership of the school after Xavier leaves for space in #200 (Dec. 1985).

The Morlocks, a group of disfigured mutants living underneath New York City, were introduced in #169 (May 1983). Storm became their leader in #170. She was de-powered accidentally by government forces aiming for Rogue, and met Forge,[29] a mutant with the power of invention. After Storm left the team temporarily to return to her native Africa, Nightcrawler became field leader.

The character Rachel from the future dystopia presented in "Days of Future Past" had been shown to arrive in the present day in New Mutants #18, and then made appearances in Uncanny from #184 and was revealed to be Cyclops's daughter.

Claremont attempted to write Cyclops out of the series, by having him marry Madelyne Pryor in #175 (Nov. 1983); she gave birth to his son in #201 (Jan. 1986). The X-Factor series was launched two months later and featured the original five X-Men. This meant the resurrection of Jean Grey (performed by retcon, the character appearing from #100 having never really been her), and having Cyclops abandon his wife and child. Claremont strongly objected to the latter, and was hostile towards the title until Louise Simonson became writer.[8]

Artist Arthur Adams began a long association with the team by drawing The Uncanny X-Men Annual #9 (1985) and would serve as the artist on several of the annuals in the next few years.[30]

The end of 1986 saw the first crossover between X-Men titles, the "Mutant Massacre", which saw a large number of Morlocks killed by the Marauders, acting under orders from the mysterious Mister Sinister.[31] The late 1980s saw several other cross-overs: 1988's "Fall of the Mutants"[32] and 1989's "Inferno", which resolved the issue of Madelyne Pryor by revealing her to have been a clone of Jean Grey created by Sinister. The cast was shaken up, with the addition of Psylocke, Dazzler, Longshot and Havok, in early 1987; new teenage mutant Jubilee in 1989, Forge in #255 (1989), and Gambit[33] in Uncanny Annual X-Men #14 (1990). The X-Men left Westchester, and lived variously on Alcatraz, Muir Island and in the Australian outback. The "X-Tinction Agenda" crossover, in which the X-Men, X-Factor and the New Mutants fight against the Genoshan government for mutant rights, was published in the fall of 1990.[34]

The title became twice-monthly from 1988 to 1990, and helped to launch the careers of artists Marc Silvestri and Jim Lee. In 1991 another X-Men title was launched, titled simply X-Men;[35] both titles were now published monthly. Claremont wrote the first three issue of this series, in which the X-Factor and X-Men teams reunited with Professor Xavier at the school. Claremont left Marvel after disputes with Bob Harras and artist Jim Lee (of X-Men). Claremont's final issue of Uncanny was #279, during the "Muir Island Saga", which is set before those events.[8][36]

1991–2011: Post-Claremont era[edit]

Jim Lee holding some of the 1990s issue of the series on which he rose to stardom as an artist.

After Claremont's run, the X-Men were divided into two color-coded squads, with a Blue team headlining the adjectiveless X-Men title, while the Gold team, consisting of Archangel, Colossus, Jean Grey, Iceman and Storm, appeared in Uncanny. This roster was later joined by Bishop, another refugee from the future.[37] After Claremont's departure, Jim Lee continued as plotter, while John Byrne scripted from #281 to #286. Byrne was replaced as scripter from #286 by Scott Lobdell, who was fully credited as writer from #289. The "X-Cutioner's Song" crossover was released in the fall of 1992[38] and resulted in the outbreak of the Legacy virus, a mutant-specific plague which continued as a story element in X-Men comics until 2001.[36]

Crossovers continued through the 1990s. The "Fatal Attractions" crossover of 1993 saw the X-Men battle Magneto again, and the "Phalanx Covenant" story of 1994 focused mostly on the techo-organic Phalanx. Uncanny briefly ceased publication during the "Age of Apocalypse" storyline in 1995, which dealt with an alternate present[39] created by a time travelling assassin killing Xavier; it was replaced by Astonishing X-Men. Lobdell was writing X-Men as well from 1995.

Lobdell was replaced by Steven T. Seagle with issue #350 (Dec. 1997). He was replaced in turn with Alan Davis, as plotter, from issue #366 (Mar. 1999) to #380. Davis's run included "the Twelve" crossover from #370-#375, in which Apocalypse sought the only twelve mutants, which also ran in his X-Men title, again being treated as a biweekly publication. As part of the Revolution relaunch, Chris Claremont made a brief return from #381 (June 2000) to #389, at which point he transferred to the new X-Treme X-Men title, as Grant Morrison took over the X-Men vol. 2[40] and that became the flagship X-Men title.[36] From 2001 Lobdell made a short return, and then Joe Casey and Chuck Austen wrote runs into 2004. The title became bimonthly from 2003 to 2004.[36]

The X-Men: Reload reshuffle of titles in 2004 led to Claremont returning to Uncanny with issue #444. The stories addressed the new status quo established by Morrison, with Jean Grey having died again, and Cyclops in a relationship with Emma Frost. Claremont remained until #473. His final story was the "Death of the Greys" in 2006, as part of the "Decimation" storyline, where the vast majority of mutants had lost their powers. He was replaced by Ed Brubaker, who wrote a 12-part epic space opera story "The Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire", as a follow-up to his miniseries X-Men: Deadly Genesis. After this the title led into the "Messiah Complex" crossover event, dealing with the first mutant birth since the Decimation.

Matt Fraction became co-author from #500, and sole author from #504. The entire X-Men team relocated to San Francisco – firstly to the city, and then, after the "Utopia" crossover with Dark Avengers, to an island named Utopia in San Francisco Bay.[41][42] The Nation X storyline focused on the return of the re-powered Magneto, and him coming to Utopia.[43] The Second Coming crossover saw the return of Hope Summers, the baby from the "Messiah Complex" arc, to the present day, as a young adult; and the emergence of the "Five Lights", the first new mutants to have arisen (apart from Hope) since the Decimation. Nightcrawler was killed during this storyline and Beast left in protest after his discovery of Cyclops's secret death squad X-Force.[44][45]

Kieron Gillen took over co-authorship of the series with #531, and became sole writer from #534.1.[46][47]

2011–2012: Volume 2[edit]

The original series ended with #544 and relaunched as a new volume after the events of the X-Men: Schism miniseries, wherein half the X-Men, led by Wolverine, returned to New York, to found a new school.[48][49] The new volume featured the Extinction Team, containing members of the X-Men whom had remained with Cyclops to deal with potential threats to the mutant race's survival. Gillen's run led into and crossovered with the Avengers vs. X-Men event and finished with issue #20 in October 2012. The volume ended with Cyclops, who had become increasingly hardline during Gillen's run, in prison for his actions during that event.[50] Gillen wrote a five-part epilogue, AvX: Consequences.[51]

2013–present: Volume 3[edit]

As part of Marvel NOW!, a new volume of Uncanny X-Men was launched in February 2013 with an April 2013 cover date,[52] written by Brian Michael Bendis, who is also writing another X-Men title, All-New X-Men, and drawn by Chris Bachalo.[53] It features Cyclops and remnants of his Extinction Team after the events of the first All-New X-Men story arc. The team has taken up a revolutionary, and sometimes violent course to promote mutant rights, and started up a new school for new mutants, the New Charles Xavier School for the Gifted.[54]

Annual[edit]

Like many comic book series, Uncanny X-Men had an associated double-sized annual series, once in both 1970 and 1971, then regularly from 1979–2001.[55][56] A second series of Uncanny X-Men Annual began in 2006 as volume 2, issue #1.[57]

Team roster[edit]

Issues Team Roster
#1–64
(1963–1969)
Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey (as Marvel Girl)
#65–66
(1970)
Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Havok, Iceman, Jean Grey, Polaris
#67–93
(1970–1975)
The comic continued publication only as reprints of earlier stories, although the characters did make guest appearances in a number of other Marvel comics.
#94–95
(1975)
Banshee, Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Storm, Sunfire, Thunderbird, Wolverine
#96–128
(1975–1979)
Banshee, Colossus, Cyclops, Jean Grey (as Phoenix starting in #101), Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine
#129–138
(1980)
Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Jean Grey (as Phoenix), Storm, Wolverine
#139–148
(1980–1981)
Angel, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine
#149–170
(1981–1983)
Colossus, Cyclops, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine
#171–183
(1983–1984)
Colossus, Cyclops, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
#184–192
(1984–1985)
Colossus, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
#193-200
(1985)
Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers, Rogue, Wolverine
#201–213
(1986–1987)
Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Magneto, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
#214–224
(1987)
Dazzler, Havok, Longshot, Magneto, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
#225–250
(1988–1989)
Colossus, Dazzler, Havok, Longshot, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
#251–272
(1989–1991)
The X-Men are disassembled. The issues variously feature individual characters or small groups who have previously been X-Men or been affiliated with the X-Men.
#273–280
(1991)
Banshee, Forge, Gambit, Jubilee, Psylocke, Storm, Wolverine
#281–304
(1991–1993)
Archangel, Bishop, Colossus, Iceman, Jean Grey, Storm (Gold team)
#305–315
(1993–1994)
Archangel, Bishop, Iceman, Jean Grey, Storm (Gold Team)
#316–317
(1994)
"Phalanx Covenant" crossover: Generation X forms as Banshee, White Queen, Jubilee, and Sabretooth protect Blink, M, Husk, Synch, and Skin from the Phalanx.
#318–321
(1994–1995)
Archangel, Beast, Bishop, Cyclops, Gambit, Iceman, Jean Grey, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm
Age of Apocalypse
(1995)
The series was replaced with Astonishing X-Men (vol. 1) for four months during the "Ages of Apocalypse" event. It featured Blink, Morph, Rogue, Sabretooth, Sunfire, and Wild Child.
#322–330
(1995–1996)
Archangel, Beast, Bishop, Cannonball, Cyclops, Gambit, Jean Grey, Iceman, Psylocke, Storm, Wolverine
#331–336
(1996)
Archangel, Bishop, Cannonball, Cyclops, Dark Beast (impersonating Beast), Gambit, Iceman, Jean Grey, Psylocke, Storm, Wolverine
#337–342
(1996–1997)
Archangel, Beast, Bishop, Cannonball, Cyclops, Gambit, Joseph, Jean Grey, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
#343–349
(1997)
Beast, Bishop, Gambit, Joseph, Rogue
#350–360
(1997–1998)
Beast, Bishop, Cannonball, Cecilia Reyes, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, Joseph, Maggott, Marrow, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
#361–372
(1998–1999)
Colossus, Gambit, Kitty Pryde, Marrow, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
#373–378
(1999–2000)
"The Shattering"/"The Twelve"/"Age of Apocalypse" crossover: After Professor X briefly disbands the team to expose the Skrull infiltrator, the team learns of the Twelve. As Apocalypse's plans come to fruition, many X-Men, as well as the members of the Twelve, come together to battle him, even as he warps reality.
#379–380
(2000)
All mutants worldwide are rendered powerless by the High Evolutionary and Mr. Sinister, leading to an interim team battling them after the X-Men briefly disband.
#381–390
(2000–2001)
Beast, Cable, Gambit, Jean Grey, Rogue, Storm
#391
(2001)
Cyclops solo issue
#392–393
(2001)
"Eve of Destruction" crossover: While Cyclops and Wolverine infiltrate Genosha to save Professor X, Jean Grey forms an interim team composed of Dazzler, Northstar, Omerta, Sunpyre, Wraith, and a mind-controlled Frenzy.
#394
(2001)
Archangel, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine
#395-398
(2001)
Archangel, Chamber, Iceman, Nightcrawler, Wolverine
#399–414
(2001–2002)
Archangel, Chamber, Iceman, Nightcrawler, Stacy X, Wolverine
#415–443
(2002–2004)
Archangel, Havok, Husk, Iceman, Jubilee, Juggernaut, Nightcrawler, Northstar, Polaris, Professor X, Wolverine
#444–454
(2004–2005)
Bishop, Cannonball, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers, Sage, Storm, Wolverine
#455–474
(2005–2006)
Bishop, Cannonball, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Rachel Summers, Storm, Wolverine
#475–486
(2006–2007)
Darwin, Havok, Nightcrawler, Polaris, Professor X, Rachel Summers, Warpath
#487–491
(2007)
Caliban, Hepzibah, Nightcrawler, Professor X, Storm, Warpath
#492–494
(2008)
"Messiah Complex" crossover: The whole team comes together under Cyclops to protect Hope Summers. Also featuring the debut of the new X-Force team, consisting of Caliban, Hepzibah, Warpath, Wolfsbane, Wolverine, and X-23.
#495–499
(2008)
Although divided, the team gradually starts to reform in San Francisco.
#500–507
(2008–2009)
Angel, Beast, Cannonball, Colossus, Cyclops, Dazzler, Emma Frost, Karma, Nightcrawler, Pixie, Stepford Cuckoos, Storm, Wolverine
#508–512
(2009)
Angel, Beast, Colossus, Cyclops, Dazzler, Doctor Nemesis, Emma Frost, Iceman, Karma, Kavita Rao, Madison Jeffries, Nightcrawler, Northstar, Pixie, Psylocke, Stepford Cuckoos, Storm, Yuriko Takiguchi, Wolverine
#513–514
(2009)
"Dark Avengers"/"Utopia" crossover: All the mutants in San Francisco battle against Norman Osborn's Dark Avengers and the group of Dark X-Men he forms under the Black Queen, including Cloak and Dagger, Daken, Dark Beast, Mimic, Mystique (posing as Professor X), Namor, and Weapon Omega.
#515–522
(2009–2010)
Angel, Boom Boom, Colossus, Cyclops, Dazzler, Doctor Nemesis, Emma Frost, Fantomex, Iceman, Kavita Rao, Madison Jeffries, Magneto, Namor, Nightcrawler, Northstar, Pixie, Professor X, Psylocke, Rogue, Stepford Cuckoos, Storm, Wolverine
#523–525
(2010)
"Second Coming" crossover
#526–529
(2010)
Angel, Cecilia Reyes, Colossus, Cyclops, Dazzler, Doctor Nemesis, Emma Frost, Fantomex, Hope Summers, Iceman, Kavita Rao, Kitty Pryde, Madison Jeffries, Namor, Northstar, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
#530–534
(2010–2011)
Angel, Cecilia Reyes, Colossus, Cyclops, Dazzler, Doctor Nemesis, Emma Frost, Fantomex, Hope Summers, Iceman, Kavita Rao, Kitty Pryde, Madison Jeffries, Magneto, Namor, Northstar, Pixie, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
#534.1–544
(2011)
Angel, Colossus, Cyclops, Dazzler, Doctor Nemesis, Emma Frost, Hope Summers, Iceman, Kavita Rao, Kitty Pryde, Madison Jeffries, Magneto, Namor, Northstar, Pixie, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
#1–20
(2011–2012)
Colossus, Cyclops, Danger, Emma Frost, Hope Summers, Magik, Magneto, Namor, Psylocke, Storm
#1–11
(2013)
Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik, Magneto, Tempus, Triage, Goldballs, Hijack, Benjamin Deeds, Stepford Cuckoos, Angel (Past)
#12–13
(2013)
"Battle of the Atom" crossover, featuring X-Men of the Jean Grey School, Cyclops' X-Men team, the time-displaced original X-Men from the past, and X-Men and Brotherhood teams from the future.
#14-
(2013)
Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik, Shadowcat, Lockheed, Dazzler, Tempus, Triage, Goldballs, Benjamin Deeds, Hijack, Stepford Cuckoos, Jean Grey (Past), Beast (Past), Iceman (Past), Angel (Past), X-23
Timeline

Notes

This is an article about the comic book, and thus the publication history, not the in-continuity history. As such, the above reflects the team roster for the book at time of publication. Similarly, this article only reflects the team roster for the X-Men team whose home is this publication.

Professor X is the Headmaster of Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and mentor to the X-Men, but he is rarely (if ever) a member of the X-Men team. In his role as mentor he has typically been present in the book, but he has notable absences including issues #43–64 (dead, later retconned as preparing for the Z'Nox), #200–273 (with Lilandra Neramani in Shi'ar space; replaced as Headmaster by Magneto during most of this absence), #340–351 (in government custody after the Onslaught crisis), #379–386 (educating Cadre K in space), and #495–513 (rebuilding his mind in X-Men: Legacy).

Jean Grey was replaced by the Phoenix Force from issue #101 through #137. However, this was a retcon that was only revealed years later.

At many times the team roster has been the same as that appearing in X-Men (vol. 2), and during two periods the two books have even been treated by their writer as a single bi-weekly title (issues #289–350 by Scott Lobdell and issues #366–380 by Alan Davis).

During issues #370–372 Wolverine was replaced by a Skrull infiltrator, leading to "The Shattering"/"The Twelve" storylines, and the Astonishing X-Men (vol. 2) limited series.

After moving to San Francisco, many other mutants continually appear as background characters or allies, but apart from during crossovers they are rarely considered part of the team roster. Characters featured include former X-Men such as Iceman and Hepzibah; New X-Men students such as Rockslide, Surge, and Hellion; Cannonball's New Mutants squad; and other mutants such as Toad, Frenzy, Diamond Lil, and Meld.

After the series was relaunched as Uncanny X-Men #1, it featured Cyclops's "Extinction Team", composed of himself, Emma Frost, Namor, Magneto, Storm, Hope Summers, Colossus, Danger and Magik; Psylocke was briefly a member of this team while Emma was injured.

Contributors[edit]

Writers[edit]

Years Writer Issues
1963–1966 Stan Lee #1–19
1966–1968 Roy Thomas #20–44
1968 Gary Friedrich #44–47
1968–1969 Arnold Drake #47–54
1969–1970 Roy Thomas #55–64, 66
1970 Dennis O'Neil #65
1970–1975 reprints #67–93
1975 Len Wein Giant-Size X-Men #1
#94–95
1975–1991 Chris Claremont #94–279
X-Men Annual #3–14
1978–1981 John Byrne
(co-plotter with Claremont)
#113–143
1991–1992 Jim Lee,
Whilce Portacio
John Byrne
#280–288
1992–1997 Scott Lobdell #286–350
1997–1999 Steven T. Seagle #350–365
1999–2000 Alan Davis #366–380
2000–2001 Chris Claremont #381–389
2001 Scott Lobdell #390–393
2001–2002 Joe Casey #394–409
2002–2004 Chuck Austen #410–443
2004–2006 Chris Claremont #444–474
2006–2008 Ed Brubaker #475–503
2008–2011 Matt Fraction #500–534
2010–2012 Kieron Gillen #531-#544
Vol. 2 #1–20
2013– Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 3 #1-

Pencilers[edit]

Years Penciler Issues
1963–1965 Jack Kirby #1–17
1965–1967 Werner Roth
(a.k.a. Jay Gavin)
#13–29, #31–35, #38–57
1967 Ross Andru #36–37
1967–1970 Don Heck #49, #52, #54–55, #64
1968–1969 Jim Steranko #50–51
1969 Barry Smith #53
1969–1970 Neal Adams #56–63, #65
1970 Sal Buscema #66
1970–1975 reprints #67–93
1975–1977 Dave Cockrum Giant-Size X-Men #1
#94–105, 107
1977 Bob Brown #106
1977–1981 John Byrne #108–109, #111–143
1978 Tony DeZuniga #110
1981–1982 Brent Anderson #144, #160
1981–1982 Dave Cockrum #145–150, #153–158, #161–164
1982 Jim Sherman #151
1982 Bob McLeod #151–152
1982 Bill Sienkiewicz #159
1982–1983 Paul Smith #165–170, #172–175
1983 Walt Simonson #171
1983–1986 John Romita, Jr. #175–185, #187–197,
#199–200, #202–203, #206–211
1984–1987 Barry Windsor-Smith #186, #198, #205, #214
1986 Rick Leonardi #201, #212
1986 June Brigman #204
1987 Alan Davis #213, #215
1987 Jackson Guice #216–217
1987–1990 Marc Silvestri #218, #220–222, #224–230,
#232–234, #236, #238–244,
#246–247, #249–251, #253–255, #259–261
1987 Bret Blevins #219
1987 Kerry Gammill #223
1988–1989 Rick Leonardi #231, #235, #237, #252
1989 Rob Liefeld #245
1989–1991 Jim Lee #248, #256–258, #267–277
1990 Kieron Dwyer #262
1990 Bill Jaaska #263, #265
1990 Mike Collins #264, #266
Years Penciler Notes
1991 Paul Smith #278
1991–1992 Andy Kubert #279–280, #288
1991–1992 Whilce Portacio #281–286, #289–290
1992–1994 John Romita, Jr. #287, #300–302, #304, #306–311
1992–1993 Tom Raney #291–293
1992–1993 Brandon Peterson #294–299
1994–1997 Richard Bennett #303
1994–1997 Jan Duursema #305
1994–1997 Joe Madureira #312–348 #350
1997–1999 Chris Bachalo #349, #353–365
1999–2000 Adam Kubert #368–384
2000–2001 Salvador Larroca #387–392
2001 Ian Churchill #394–396
2001–2003 Sean Phillips #397–398, #400, #404–405, #407–409, #413–415
2002–2003 Ron Garney #401–402, #409–412, #421–424, #435–436
2003 Kia Asamiya #416–420
2003 Philip Tan #425–426, #429–433
2004 Salvador Larroca #437–443
2004–2005 Alan Davis #444–447, #450–451, #455–459, #462–463
2005–2006 Chris Bachalo #464–468, #472
2006–2008 Billy Tan #469–471, #475–476, #478–479,
#481–482, #484–486, #492–494
2006–2007 Clayton Henry #477, #480, #483
2007 Salvador Larroca #487–491
2008 Michael Choi #495–499
2008–2011 Greg Land #500–503, #508–511, #515–521,
#530–534, #540–544
2008–2011 Terry Dodson #500, #504–507, #513–514, #523–525, #535–538
2010 Whilce Portacio #526–529
2012 Carlos Pacheco Vol. 2 #1–3, #9–10, #20
2012 Brandon Peterson Vol. 2 #4
2012 Greg Land Vol. 2 #5–8, #11–12
2012 Billy Tan Vol. 2 #13
2012 Dustin Weaver Vol. 2 #14
2012 Daniel Acuña Vol. 2 #15–17
2012 Ron Garney Vol. 2 #18
2012 Dale Eaglesham Vol. 2 #19
2013– Chris Bachalo Vol. 3 #1–4, #8–9, #12–14
2013– Frazer Irving Vol. 3 #5–7, #10–11
2013– Kris Anka Vol. 3 #11, #15

Title[edit]

Issues Title Indicia title
#1–49 The X-Men The X-Men
#50–93 X-Men
#94–113 X-Men
#114–138 The Uncanny X-Men
#139–141 The X-Men
#142–393 The Uncanny X-Men
#394–407 Uncanny X-Men
#408–544;
Vol. 2 #1–20;
Vol. 3 #1-
Uncanny X-Men

Until 2011, Uncanny X-Men remained Marvel Comics' only Silver Age title to retain its consecutive issue numbering since its conception, even during the early 1970s reprint hiatus. The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, Fantastic Four and other legacy titles have all, at one time or another, restarted their numbering at #1, though all later returned to their original numbering. The final issue to be published under the original numbering was #544, published in October 2011 with a December 2011 cover date, which was followed by a new #1 the following month.

From issue #1 through #93 the indicia title was The X-Men. After the relaunch with issue #94, and up to #138, the article The was dropped from the indicia title, making it X-Men, but the article was added back in issues #139 to #141.

The title The Uncanny X-Men was first used in the issue #95 title block following the "Stan Lee Presents:" tagline, though the title did not appear on the covers or indicia titles yet. Covers begin displaying this title in #114. Beginning with issue #142,[58] and up to #407, the indicia title was finally changed to The Uncanny X-Men. Issue #408 was the first to use the indicia title Uncanny X-Men.

A separate series, titled simply X-Men, launched with an October 1991 cover date.

Collected editions[edit]

Trade paperbacks[edit]

Masterworks[edit]

Title Volume Material collected Publication Date ISBN
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men 1 The X-Men #1–10 April 2009 978-0785136989
2 The X-Men #11–21 August 2009 978-0785137009
3 The X-Men #22–31 August 2011 978-0785150701
4 The X-Men #32–42 December 2011 978-0785150725
5 The X-Men #43–53, The Avengers #53, Ka-Zar #2–3, Marvel Tales #30 January 2013 978-0785117872
6 The X-Men #54–66 February 2014 978-0785188377
Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men 1 Giant-Size X-Men #1; Uncanny X-Men #94–100 December 2009 978-0785137023
2 Uncanny X-Men #101–110 January 2010 978-0785137047
3 Uncanny X-Men #111–121 January 2011 978-0785145707
4 Uncanny X-Men #122–131, Uncanny X-Men Annual #3 February 2012 978-0785158691
5 Uncanny X-Men #132–140, Uncanny X-Men Annual #4, Phoenix: The Untold Story, Bizarre Adventures #27 July 2012 978-0785158721

Essentials[edit]

Title Volume Material collected Publication Date ISBN
Essential Classic X-Men 1 X-Men #1–24 July 2002 978-1904159636
2 X-Men #25–53; Avengers #53 May 2006 978-0785121169
3 X-Men #54–66, #67–80 (covers only); Amazing Adventures #11–17; Marvel Team-Up #4; Incredible Hulk #150, #161 March 2009 978-0785130604
Essential X-Men 1 X-Men #94–119; Giant-Sized X-Men #1 May 2008 978-0785132554
2 X-Men #120–141; Uncanny X-Men #142–144, Uncanny X-Men Annual #3–4 December 2005 978-0785120070
3 Uncanny X-Men #145–161, Uncanny X-Men Annual #5 August 2001 978-0785106616
4 Uncanny X-Men #162–179, Uncanny X-Men Annual #6; X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills May 2006 978-0785122951
5 Uncanny X-Men #180–198, Uncanny X-Men Annual #7–8 April 2007 978-0785126928
6 Uncanny X-Men #199–213; New Mutants Special Edition #1; Uncanny X-Men Annual #9; X-Factor #9–10; New Mutants #46; Thor #373–374; Power Pack #27 September 2005 978-0785117278
7 Uncanny X-Men #214–228, Uncanny X-Men Annual #10–11; Fantastic Four vs. The X-Men #1–4 April 2006 978-0785120551
8 Uncanny X-Men #229–245, Uncanny X-Men Annual #12–13; X-Factor #36–39 December 2007 978-0785127635
9 Uncanny X-Men #244–264, Uncanny X-Men Annual #13 June 2009 978-0785130796
10 X-Men #265–272, Uncanny X-Men Annual #14; Fantastic Four Annual #23; New Mutants #95–97, material from New Mutants Annual #6; X-Factor #60–62, material from X-Factor Annual #5 March 2012 978-0785163244
11 Uncanny X-Men #273–280, Uncanny X-Men Annual #15; X-Factor #69–70; X-Men Vol. 2 #1–3; and material from X-Factor Annual #6; and New Mutants Annual #7 December 2012 978-0785166849

Other TPBs[edit]

Title Material collected Publication Date ISBN
X-Men Visionaries: Neal Adams X-Men #56–63, #65 July 1996 978-0785101987
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga Uncanny X-Men #129–137 April 2006 0-7851-2213-3
X-Men: Days of Future Past Uncanny X-Men #138–143, Uncanny X-Men Annual #4 October 2004 0-7851-1560-9
Uncanny X-Men: From the Ashes Uncanny X-Men #168–176 March 1991 0-8713-5615-5
Power Pack Classic volume 2 Uncanny X-Men #195; Power Pack #11–17; Power Pack & Cloak and Dagger: Shelter from the Storm May 2010 978-0785145929
X-Men: Ghosts Uncanny X-Men #199–209; Uncanny X-Men Annual #10; May 2013 978-0-7851-8449-2
X-Men: Mutant Massacre Uncanny X-Men #210–214; X-Factor #9-11; New Mutants #46; Thor #373–374; Power Pack #27; Daredevil #238 February 12, 2013 978-0785167419
X-Men: Fall of the Mutants – Volume 1 Uncanny X-Men #220–227; Incredible Hulk #340; New Mutants #55–61 February 26, 2013 978-0785167440
X-Men: Inferno Prologue X-Factor #27–32, Annual #3; Uncanny X-Men #228–238;New Mutants #62–70, Annual #4; X-Men Annual #12; Material from Marvel Age Annual #4, Marvel Fanfare #40 December 2014 978-0785192732
X-Men Vs. The Brood: Day of Wrath Uncanny X-Men #232–234; X-Men Vs. Brood #1–2 September 1997 0-7851-0558-1
X-Men: Inferno Uncanny X-Men #239–243; X-Factor #36–39; New Mutants #71–73 December 1996 0-7851-0222-1
X-Men Visionaries: Jim Lee Uncanny X-Men #248, #256–258, #268–269, #273–277 October 2002 978-0785109211
X-Men: Mutations Amazing Adventures (vol. 2) #11, #17; X-Factor #15, #24–25; Uncanny X-Men #256–258 October 1996 0-7851-0197-7
X-Men: Gambit Classic Uncanny X-Men #265–267; Gambit #1–4 May 2009 0-7851-3729-7
X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda Uncanny X-Men #270–272; X-Factor #60–62; New Mutants #95–97 December 1998 0-7851-0053-9
X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda Uncanny X-Men #235–238, #270–272; X-Factor #60–62; New Mutants #95–97 August 2011 0-7851-5531-7
X-Men: Crossroads Uncanny X-Men #273–277 September 1998 0-7851-0662-6
X-Men: Bishop's Crossing Uncanny X-Men #281–293, X-Men Vol. 2 #12–13, material from X-Men (1991) 10–11 October 2012 978-0785153498
X-Men: The Coming of Bishop Uncanny X-Men #282–283, #286 (and pages regarding Bishop from #284–285, #287) March 1995 0-7851-0099-7
X-Men: X-Cutioner's Song Uncanny X-Men #294–296; X-Factor #84–86; X-Men Vol. 2 #14–16; X-Force #16–18 May 1994 0-7851-0025-3
X-Men: X-Cutioner's Song (Second Printing) Uncanny X-Men #294–296; X-Factor #84–86, X-Men Vol. 2#14–16,X-Force #16–18 and Stryfe's Strike File October 2011 978-0785156109
X-Men: Fatal Attractions X-Factor #92; X-Force #25; Uncanny X-Men #304; X-Men Vol. 2 #25; Wolverine #75; Excalibur #71 January 1995 0-7851-0065-2
X-Men: Fatal Attractions (Second Printing) Uncanny X-Men #298–305, 315 and Uncanny X-Men Annual #17; X-Factor #87–92; X-Men Unlimited #1–2; X-Force #25; X-Men #25; 'Wolverine #75; and Excalibur #71. May 2012 0-7851-6245-3
Avengers/X-Men: Bloodties X-Men (vol. 2) #26; Uncanny X-Men #307; Avengers (vol. 1) #368–369; West Coast Avengers #101 April 1995 0-7851-0103-9
X-Men: The Wedding of Cyclops & Phoenix X-Men (vol. 2) #27–30, X-Men Annual #2; Uncanny X-Men #308–310, Uncanny X-Men Annual #18; X-Men Unlimited #3 (vol. 1); X-Men: The Wedding Album; What If (vol. 2) #60 October 2012 0-7851-6290-2
Origin of Generation X: Tales of the Phalanx Covenant Uncanny X-Men #316–317; X-Men (vol. 2) #36–37; X-Factor #106; X-Force #38; Excalibur #82; Wolverine (vol. 2) #85; Cable #16; Generation X #1 June 2001 0-7851-0216-7
X-Men: Legion Quest Uncanny X-Men #320–321; X-Factor #109; X-Men (vol. 2) #40–41 March 1996 0-7851-0179-9
X-Men: Prelude to the Age of Apocalypse Uncanny X-Men #319–321; X-Factor #108–109; X-Men (vol. 2) #38–41; Cable #20; X-Men: Age of Apocalypse Ashcan Edition May 2011 978-0-7851-5508-9
X-Men: Road to Onslaught Volume 1 Uncanny X-Men #322–326; X-Men: Prime; X-Men (vol. 2) #42–45; X-Men Annual '95; X-Men Unlimited (Vol. 1) #8 February 2014 978-0-7851-8825-4
X-Men: Road to Onslaught Volume 2 Uncanny X-Men #327–328; X-Men/Clandestine 1–2; X-Men (vol. 2) #46–49; X-Men Annual '95; X-Men Unlimited (Vol. 1) #9; Sabretooth (1995) #1 July 2014 978-07851-8830-8
X-Men Visionaries: Joe Madureira Uncanny X-Men #325–326, #329–330, #341–343 August 2000 0-7851-0748-7
X-Men: Prelude to Onslaught X-Men #50; Uncanny X-Men #333; X-Man #15–17; Cable #32–33 March 2010 978-0785144632
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Vol. 1 X-Men #53–54; Uncanny X-Men #334–335; Avengers #400–401; Onslaught: X-Men; X-Force #57; Cable #34; Incredible Hulk #444; Fantastic Four #414–415 December 2007 0-7851-2823-9
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Vol. 2 Excalibur #100; Fantastic Four #415; Amazing Spider-Man #415; Sensational Spider-Man #8; Spider-Man #72; Green Goblin #12; Punisher #11; X-Factor #125–126; Wolverine #104; X-Man #17; X-Men #55; Uncanny X-Men #336; X-Force #58 June 2008 0-7851-2824-7
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Vol. 3 Avengers #402; Incredible Hulk #445; Iron Man #332; Thor #502; Wolverine #105; Cable #35; X-Men #55; Uncanny X-Men #336; X-Man #19; X-Force #57 August 2008 0-7851-2825-5
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic Vol. 4 Fantastic Four #416; Iron Man #6; Cable #36; X-Men #56–57; Uncanny X-Men #337; Onslaught: Epilogue #1; Onslaught: Marvel #1; X-Men: Road to Onslaught #1 February 2009 0-7851-2826-3
X-Men: Operation Zero Tolerance Generation X #26–31, X-Force #67–70, X-Men 65–70, Uncanny X-Men #346, Wolverine Vol. 2 #115–118, Cable #45–47, X-Man #30 August 2012 978-0785162407
Magneto: Rogue Nation Uncanny X-Men #366–367; Magneto Rex #1–3; X-Men: The Magneto War; X-Men (vol. 2) #85–87 March 2002 0-7851-0834-3
X-Men: The Shattering Uncanny X-Men #372–375; X-Men #92–95; Astonishing X-Men #1–3; X-Men 1999 Yearbook July 2009 0-7851-3733-5
Astonishing X-Men: Deathwish (Apocalypse: The Twelve Prelude) X-Men #92, #95; Astonishing X-Men (vol. 2) #1–3; Uncanny X-Men #375 October 2000 0-7851-0754-1
X-Men Vs. Apocalypse Vol. 1: The Twelve Uncanny X-Men #376–377; Cable #75–76; X-Men #96–97; Wolverine #146–147 March 2007 0-7851-2263-X
X-Men Vs. Apocalypse Vol. 2: Ages of Apocalypse Uncanny X-Men #378; Cable #77; Wolverine #148; X-Men Unlimited #26; X-Men #98; Search for Cyclops #1–4 October 2008 0-7851-2264-8
X-Men: Powerless Uncanny X-Men #379–380; Cable #78; X-Force #101; Wolverine #149; X-Men #99 August 2010 0-7851-4677-6
Avengers/X-Men: Maximum Security Uncanny X-Men #387; Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet #1–3; Captain America (vol. 3) #36; Thor (vol. 2) #30; Bishop: The Last X-Man #15; Iron Man (vol. 3) #35; Avengers (vol. 4) #35; Gambit (vol. 3) #23; X-Men #107; X-Men Unlimited #29 November 2010 0-7851-4499-4
X-Men: Dream's End Uncanny X-Men #388–390; Cable #87; Bishop #16; X-Men #108–110 December 2004 0-7851-1551-X
X-Men: Eve of Destruction Uncanny X-Men #391–393; X-Men #111–113 May 2005 0-7851-1552-8
Poptopia (Uncanny X-Men) Uncanny X-Men #394–399 February 2002 0-7851-0801-7
X-Men: X-Corps Uncanny X-Men #394–409, Uncanny X-Men Annual 2001 October 2013 978-0785185024
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1: Hope Uncanny X-Men #410–415 January 2003 0-7851-1060-7
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2: Dominant Species Uncanny X-Men #416–420 July 2003 0-7851-1132-8
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3: Holy War Uncanny X-Men #421–427 October 2003 0-7851-1133-6
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 4: The Draco Uncanny X-Men #428–434 March 2004 0-7851-1134-4
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 5: She Lies with Angels Uncanny X-Men #437–441 July 2004 0-7851-1196-4
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 6: Bright New Mourning Uncanny X-Men #435–436, #442–443; New X-Men #155–156 August 2004 0-7851-1406-8
Uncanny X-Men – The New Age Vol. 1: The End of History Uncanny X-Men #444–449 December 2004 0-7851-1535-8
Uncanny X-Men – The New Age Vol. 2: The Cruelest Cut Uncanny X-Men #450–454 February 2005 0-7851-1645-1
Uncanny X-Men – The New Age Vol. 3: On Ice Uncanny X-Men #455–461 August 2005 0-7851-1649-4
House of M: Uncanny X-Men Uncanny X-Men #462–465; Secrets of the House of M February 2006 0-7851-1663-X
Uncanny X-Men – The New Age Vol. 4: End of Greys Uncanny X-Men #466–471 June 2006 0-7851-1664-8
Uncanny X-Men – The New Age Vol. 5: First Foursaken Uncanny X-Men #472–474, Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 October 2006 0-7851-2323-7
Uncanny X-Men: Rise and Fall of the Shi'ar Empire Uncanny X-Men #475–486 January 2008 0-7851-1800-8
Uncanny X-Men: The Extremists Uncanny X-Men #487–491 December 2007 0-7851-1982-5
X-Men: Messiah Complex X-Men: Messiah Complex (one-shot); Uncanny X-Men #492–494; X-Men #205–207; New X-Men #44–46; X-Factor #25–27; X-Men: Messiah Complex – Mutant Files November 2008 0-7851-2320-2
Uncanny X-Men: Divided We Stand Uncanny X-Men #495–499 October 2008 0-7851-1983-3
Uncanny X-Men: Manifest Destiny Uncanny X-Men #500–503; X-Men Free Comic Book Day #1; X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1–5 October 2009 0-7851-2451-9
Uncanny X-Men: Lovelorn Uncanny X-Men #504–507, Uncanny X-Men Annual #2 June 2009 0-7851-2999-5
Uncanny X-Men: Sisterhood Uncanny X-Men #508–512 August 2009 0-7851-4105-7
Uncanny X-Men: The Complete Collection by Matt Fraction Vol. 1 Uncanny X-Men #500–511, Uncanny X-Men Annual #2, X-Men Unlimited #9, Divided We Stand #1 March 2013 0-7851-6593-2
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia Uncanny X-Men #513–514; Dark Avengers #7–8; Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia (one-shot); Utopia Finale April 2010 0-7851-4234-7
Uncanny X-Men: Nation X Uncanny X-Men #515–522; Dark Reign: The List – X-Men; Nation X #1–4 November 2010 0-7851-4103-0
X-Men: Second Coming Second Coming: Prepare, Second Coming #1–2, Uncanny X-Men #523–525, New Mutants #12–14, X-Men: Legacy #235–237, X-Force #26–28 June 2011 0-7851-5521-8
Uncanny X-Men: The Five Lights (aka Uncanny X-Men: The Birth of Generation Hope) Uncanny X-Men #526–529; Uncanny X-Men: The Heroic Age (one shot) December 2010 0-7851-4643-8
Uncanny X-Men: Quarantine Uncanny X-Men #530–534 June 2011 0-7851-5225-3
Uncanny X-Men: Breaking Point Uncanny X-Men #534.1; #535–539 September 2011 0-7851-5226-2
Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Men Uncanny X-Men #540–544 March 2012 0-7851-5797-2
Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 #1–4 March 2012 HC: 978-0785159933

SC: 978-0785159940

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 #5–10 June 2012 HC: 978-0785159957

SC: 978-0785159964

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 #11–14 October 2012 HC: 978-0785159971

SC: 978-0785159988

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 4 Uncanny X-Men Vol. 2 #15–20 December 2012 HC: 978-0785165293

SC: 978-0785165309

Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1: Revolution Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #1–5 July 2013 HC: 978-0785168461

SC: 978-0785167020

Uncanny X-Men, Vol 2.: Broken Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #6–11 November 2013 HC: 978-0785167853
X-Men: Battle of the Atom Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #12–13, Wolverine & The X-Men #36–37, All -New X-Men 16–17, X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1–2, X-Men Vol. 4 #5–6 January 2014 HC: 978-0785189060

SC: 978-1846535727

Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 3: The Good, the Bad, the Inhuman Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #14–18 May 2014 HC: 978-0785154310
Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 4: Uncanny X-Men vs. S.H.I.E.L.D Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #19-24 September 2014 HC: 978-1846536281
Uncanny X-Men/Iron Man/Nova: No End in Sight Uncanny X-Men Special #1, Iron Man Special #1, Nova Special #1 November 2014 HC: 978-0785191056

Hardcovers[edit]

Masterworks[edit]

Title Volume Material collected Publication Date ISBN
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men 1 The X-Men #1–10 May 2002 0-7851-0845-9
2 The X-Men #11–21 November 2003 0-7851-0983-8
3 The X-Men #22–31 September 2003 0-7851-1269-3
4 The X-Men #32–42 September 2004 0-7851-1607-9
5 The X-Men #43–53; The Avengers (vol.1) #53; Ka-Zar #2–3; Marvel Tales #30 July 2005 0-7851-1787-3
6 The X-Men #54–66 January 2006 0-7851-2056-4
7 Amazing Adventures #11–17; Incredible Hulk #150, #161; Amazing Spider-Man #92; Marvel Team-Up #4; The X-Men #67–80, The X-Men Annual #1–2 (covers only) October 2008 0-7851-3048-9
8 Avengers #110–111; Incredible Hulk #172, #180–181; Captain America #172–175; Marvel Team-Up #23, #38; Defenders #15–16; Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4; The X-Men #81–93 (covers only) March 2010 978-0785142232
Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men 1 Giant-Size X-Men #1; Uncanny X-Men #94–100 December 2003 0-7851-1192-1
2 Uncanny X-Men #101–110 December 2004 0-7851-1193-X
3 Uncanny X-Men #111–121 March 2004 0-7851-1194-8
4 Uncanny X-Men #122–131, Uncanny X-Men Annual #3 October 2004 0-7851-1630-3
5 Uncanny X-Men #132–140, Uncanny X-Men Annual #4; Phoenix: The Untold Story January 2005 0-7851-1698-2
6 Uncanny X-Men #141–150 January 2008 978-0785130130
7 Uncanny X-Men #151–159, Uncanny X-Men Annual #5; Avengers Annual #10 January 2011 978-0785135135
8 Uncanny X-Men #160–167, Uncanny X-Men Annual #6; Special Edition X-Men #1; Marvel Treasury Edition #26–27 February 2012 978-0785158707

Oversized hardcovers[edit]

Title Material collected Pages Publication Date ISBN
The X-Men Omnibus Vol. 1 The X-Men #1–31 768 October 2008 0-7851-2958-8
The X-Men Omnibus Vol. 2 The X-Men #32–66, Avengers #53, Ka-Zar #2–3, Marvel Tales #30, Not Brand Ecch #4, #8 912 May 2011 978-0785153078
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 1 Giant-Size X-Men #1; Uncanny X-Men #94–131, Annual #3 848 May 2006 0-7851-2101-3
X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga Uncanny X-Men #129–138; Classic X-Men #43; Bizarre Adventures #27; Phoenix: The Untold Story (one-shot), What If? #27 352 July 2010 978-0-7851-4913-2
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 2 Uncanny X-Men #132–153, Annuals #4–5; Avengers Annual #10; Marvel Fanfare #1–4; Marvel Treasury Edition #26–27; Marvel Team-Up #100; Bizarre Adventures #27; Phoenix: The Untold Story 912 April 2014 978-07851-8572-7
Secret Wars II Omnibus Uncanny X-Men #198, #202–203; Secret Wars II #1–9; New Mutants #30, #36–37; Captain America #308; Iron Man #197; Fantastic Four #282, #285, #288, #316–319; Web of Spider-Man #6; Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #268, #273–274; Daredevil #223; Incredible Hulk #312; Avengers #260–261, #265–266; Dazzler #40; Alpha Flight #28; Thing #30; Doctor Strange #74; Cloak and Dagger #4; Power Pack #18; Thor #363; Power Man and Iron Fist #121; Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man #111; Defenders #152; Quasar #8 1184 May 2009 978-0785131113
X-Men: Asgardian Wars Uncanny X-Men Annual #9, X-Men & Alpha Flight (1985) #1–2, New Mutants (1983) Special Edition #1 248 February 2010 0-7851-4148-0
X-Men: Mutant Massacre Uncanny X-Men #210–214; New Mutants #46; X-Factor #9-11; Thor #373–374; Power Pack #27; Daredevil #238 320 January 2010 0-7851-3805-6
X-Men: Fall of the Mutants Uncanny X-Men #220–227; New Mutants (1983) #55–61; X-Factor (1986) #19–26; Captain America (1968) #339; Daredevil (1964) #252; Fantastic Four (1961) #312; Incredible Hulk (1968) #340; Power Pack (1984) #35 824 October 2011 978-0785153122
X-Men: Inferno Prologue Uncanny X-Men (1981) 228-238; X-Factor (1986) 27-32, ANNUAL 3; New Mutants (1983) 62-70, ANNUAL 4; X-Men ANNUAL (1970) 12; material from Marvel Age ANNUAL 4, Marvel Fanfare (1982) 40 824 December 2014 978-0785192732
X-Men: Inferno Uncanny X-Men #239–243; X-Factor #33–40; X-Terminators #1–4; New Mutants #71–73; X-Factor Annual #4 600 June 2009 978-0785137771
X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Vol. 1 Uncanny X-Men #244–269, Annual #13; Classic X-Men #39 720 October 2011 978-0785158226
X-Men: Days of Future Past Uncanny X-Men #141–142, Annual #14; X-Factor (1986) Annual #5; New Mutants (1983) Annual #6; material from Fantastic Four Annual #23; Excalibur (1988) #52, #66–67; Wolverine: Days of Future Past #1–3; material from Hulk: Broken Worlds #2 392 March 2014 978-0785184423
X-Men: X-Tinction Uncanny X-Men #235–238 & #270–272; X-Factor (1986) #60–62; New Mutants (1983) #94–96 304 August 2011 978-0785155317
X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Vol. 2 Uncanny X-Men #273–280; X-Factor (1986) #63–70; X-Men (1991) #1–9 + material from #10–11; Ghost Rider (1990) #26–27 832 January 2012 978-0785159056
X-Men: Bishop's Crossing Uncanny X-Men #281–293; X-Men (1991) #12–13 + material from #10–11 392 October 2012 9780785153498
X-Men: X-Cutioner's Song Uncanny X-Men #294–297; X-Factor (1986) #84–86; X-Men (1991) #14–16; X-Force (1991) #16–18; Stryfe's Strike File 368 October 2011 978-0785153122
X-Men: Fatal Attractions Uncanny X-Men #298–305 & 315; X-Factor (1986) #87–92; X-Men Unlimited (1993) #1–2; X-Force (1991) #25; X-Men (1991) #25; Wolverine #75; Excalibur (1988) #71 816 April 2012 978-0785162452
X-Men: Phalanx Covenant Uncanny X-Men (1963) #306, #311–314 & #316–317; Excalibur (1988) #78–82; X-Men (1991) #36–37; X-Factor (1986) #106; X-Force (1991) #38; Wolverine (1988) #85; Cable (1993) #16 552 February 2014 978-0785185499
X-Men: Age of Apocalypse Uncanny X-Men (1963) #320–321, X-Men (1991) #40–41, Cable (1993) #20, X-Men Alpha, Amazing X-Men #1–4, Astonishing X-Men (1995) #1–4, Factor X #1–4, Gambit & the X-Ternals #1–4, Generation Next #1–4, Weapon X (1995) #1–4, X-Calibre #1–4, X-Man #1–4, X-Men Omega, Age of Apocalypse: The Chosen and X-Men Ashcan #2 1072 March 2012 978-0785159827
X-Men: Age of Apocalypse Companion X-Men Chronicles #1–2; X-Universe #1–2; Tales from the Age of Apocalypse #1–2; X-Man #-1, #53–54, Annual '96; Blink #1–4; Exiles (2001) #60–61; X-Men: Age of Apocalypse One-Shot, #1–6; What If? (1989) #77, #81; What If? X-Men Age of Apocalypse; material from Hulk: Broken Worlds #2; X-Men Prime; X-Men: Endangered Species; Exiles: Days of Then & Now; OHOTMU: Age of Apocalypse 2005 992 April 2014 978-0785185147
X-Men: Operation Zero Tolerance Uncanny X-Men #346; X-Men #65–70; Generation X #26–31; X-Force #67–70; Wolverine #115–118; Cable #45–47; X-Man #30 640 April 2012 978-0785162407
Uncanny X-Men: Rise & Fall Of The Shi'ar Empire Uncanny X-Men #475–486 312 July 2007 0-7851-2515-9
X-Men: Messiah Complex X-Men: Messiah Complex (one-shot); Uncanny X-Men #492–494; X-Men #205–207; New X-Men #44–46; X-Factor #25–27 352 April 2008 0-7851-2899-9
Uncanny X-Men: Manifest Destiny Uncanny X-Men #500–503; X-Men Free Comic Book Day #1; X-Men: Manifest Destiny #1–5 200 May 2009 0-7851-3817-X
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia Uncanny X-Men #513–514; Dark Avengers #7–8; Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia; Utopia Finale 368 November 2009 0-7851-4233-9
Uncanny X-Men: Nation X Uncanny X-Men #515–522; Dark Reign: The List – X-Men; Nation X #1–4 360 June 2010 0-7851-3873-0
X-Men: Second Coming Second Coming: Prepare, Second Coming #1–2, Uncanny X-Men #523–525, New Mutants #12–14, X-Men: Legacy #235–237, X-Force #26–28 392 September 2010 0-7851-4678-4

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