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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
Publication date (Vol. 1): September 1963 – December 2011
(Vol. 2): January 2012 – December 2012
(Vol. 3): April 2013 – September 2015
(Vol. 4): 2015
Number of issues (Vol. 1): 545 (#1–544 and #-1) and 18 Annuals
(Vol. 2): 20
(Vol. 3): 36 and 1 Annual (as of January 2016 cover date)
Creative team
Creator(s) Stan Lee
Jack Kirby

Uncanny X-Men, originally published as The X-Men, is an American comic book series published by Marvel Comics since 1963, and is the longest-running series in the X-Men comics franchise. It features a team of superheroes called the X-Men, a group of mutants with superhuman abilities led and taught by Professor X.

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, Essential X-Men, All-New X-Men and Extraordinary 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][7] The X-Men #45 (June 1968) featured a crossover with The Avengers #53 (June 1968).[8][9] After brief runs by Gary Friedrich and Arnold Drake – the latter of which introduced the new X-Men Lorna Dane[10] and Havok,[11] 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.[12][13] After a battle with the Hulk in issue #66 (March 1970),[14] 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, March 2012.

X-Men was relaunched in May 1975 with Giant-Size X-Men #1, by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum.[15] 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.[7] 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.[16] Moira MacTaggert, a human ally of the X-Men, and later to be established as a former fiancée of Xavier, debuted in #96.[16] Marvel Girl became the Phoenix in issue #101.[17] This was followed by the first Shi'ar space opera story. Cockrum was replaced as penciller by John Byrne as of #108.[18] Byrne became co-plotter, and during his run the series became a monthly title again.[7] 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,[19] and MacTaggert's son Proteus.[20] In 2010, Comics Bulletin ranked Claremont and Byrne's run on The X-Men second on its list of the "Top 10 1970s Marvels".[21]

The "Dark Phoenix Saga" in 1980 led to a change in the line-up of the team, with the death of Phoenix (Jean Grey),[22] 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."[23][24] 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.[25] Byrne plotted the story wanting to depict the Sentinels as a genuine threat to the existence of the mutant race.[26] 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,[27] 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,[28] 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.[7]

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.[29]

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.[30] The late 1980s saw several other cross-overs: 1988's "Fall of the Mutants"[31] 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; the first appearance of NPR-TV reporter Manoli Wetherell in #226 (1988);[32] new teenage mutant Jubilee in 1989, Forge in #255 (1989), and Gambit[33] in Uncanny X-Men Annual #14 (1990). The X-Men left their traditional residence in Westchester County, New York, 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.[7][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 alternative 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. 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]

2013–2015: 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.[54]


Cyclops, Magneto, Magik, and Emma Frost, who only have a fraction of their previous powers, have taken up a revolutionary, and sometimes violent course to promote mutant rights, and started up a new school for newly powered mutants, the New Charles Xavier School for the Gifted in an abandoned Weapon X bunker somewhere in Canada. Currently with only to students, healer Triage and mimicker Benjamin Deeds, Cyclops goes to Wolverine's school for mutants to recruit any new students. Only the Stepford Cuckoos and time-displaced Angel from the original X-Men join him. They go to San Diego to recruit Fabio Medina, aka Goldballs, who just manifested his powers and is being tracked by Sentinels. They then travel to Australia to recruit time controlling mutant Tempus only to scuffle with The Avengers. Tempus creates a time bubble that freezes the Avengers. It turns out that Magneto has been working with SHIELD and notifying them of the X-Men's movements. Cyclops discovers this, but Magneto claims that it as to cause internal disruption within SHIELD. As the team escapes they are pulled into Limbo by Magik.


The demon Dormammu has made a move to control Limbo from Magik. Cyclops and Magneto try to fight of the hordes of demons, but they are too depowered. The rest of the team have little or no battle experience and cower until the Stepford Cuckoos brainwash away their fears. Magik powers into her demonic form Darkchylde and collapses Limbo into herself and traps Dormammu and frees the X-Men. She then teleports into the past and trains with pre-Avengers Dr. Strange. Cyclops realizes how close of a call that was, so he begins training the X-Men. Fabio decides he wants to quit the X-Men, so he is returned to San Diego. Magik returns him, but then he is apprehended by newly appointed Mutant Liaison for SHIELD, Dazzler.

The X-Men return to save Fabio and with the help of new mechanical manipulating member, David Bond, aka Hijack briefly take control of the SHIELD Helicarrier. Later Dazzler is kidnapped and replaced by Mystique, who will try to use Dazzlers clout with SHIELD for her personal benefit. Cycplos is shocked to learn that many humans are actually taking his side and don't believe the propaganda from SHIELD about him, so he and the team travel to a pro-mutant human rally to thank them. It turns out a new indestructible Sentinel that learns and adapts to mutant powers. Hijack and Magneto cannot control it, but the Stepfords are somehow able to read its mind, proving that it may be sentient. Magneto is able to stop it by moving millions of tiny metal shards through the robot, but then it is teleported back to its mysterious owner.[55]

Battle of the Atom[edit]

A team of X-Men travel from the future to warn of great dangers. The Uncanny X-Men, the time displaced original X-Men, and Wolverine's X-Men need to set aside their differences and cooperate. See X-Men: Battle of the Atom.

The Good, the Bad, the Inhuman[edit]

Cyclops is getting frustrated with the lack of progress for Benjamin Deeds and considers him a liability in the field. Emma Frost helps him unlock another level of his powers: the power of persuasion. By partially mimicking people he lowers their defenses and gets them to do what ever he asks. Emma tasks him with delivering a message to SHIELD HQ—Stop sending sentinels or we will go to war.

The girls on the X-Men team decide that they need a girls night out and to do some shopping. They all travel to downtown Paris, but are interrupted by terrigen mist cocoon opening with a new Inhuman. AIM comes and kidnaps the new Inhuman.The team then sends all the younger members to Tabula Rasa for on the job training. The team is able to survive, but David Bond brings a cell phone with him that allows SHIELD to track them down. Magik helps them egress, but Cyclops is furious and kicks Hijack off the team. Kitty Pryde and the All-New X-Men are invited to Cyclops' New Charles Xavier School for the Gifted since they don't feel comfortable in Westchester, but not before almost mind melting Cyclops by phasing her fist into his skull.

Magneto travels to Madripor and is shocked to learn that Mystique is impersonating Dazzler and working with Silver Samurai, The Blob, and Sabertooth in selling Mutant Growth Hormone, which gives humans mutant powers and enhances mutant powers, but is extremely addictive. He attacks them and barely escapes.

Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.[edit]

The team travel to Chicago to investigate a mutant disturbance and are attacked by the new sentinels, that have adapted to all their powers, except Magik's sorcery, which she just recently learned under the tutelage of Dr. strange. Cyclops thinks SHIELD is behind these mutants and declares war on SHIELD and Maria Hill. He knows that the sentinels are tracking him via cerebro, so he travels to the only other person than Magneto who understands Cerebro—Hank McCoy at X-Mansion. Magik and Cyclops arrive only to have their powers hijacked and Agent Dazzler coming into arrest them, but Maria Hill comes and gives them a few minutes to investigate cerebro, despite Dazzler's protests. Then suddenly the SHIELD Helicarrier attacks the school and sets a nuclear countdown. Hank is able to surmise that Cyclops, Magik, Magneto, and Emma Frost are depowered and controlled by nano-technology sentinels and only one person has that technology--Beast from Age of Apocalypse. Cyclops and current Beast confront AOA Beast who is living in a life-support suit after experimenting on himself. His suit breaks and he dies.

Meanwhile, back at the X-Mansion, Firestar, Storm, and Iceman try to stop the Helicarrier, except the dozens of new indestructible sentinels come that have all adapted to the X-Men's powers. Unbeknownst, David Bond, the exiled X-man, has returned and used his power of control over electronic devices and vehicles to stop the nuclear launch and self-destruct the sentinels, which have not yet adapted to his powers since he was kicked off the team during the previous battle. Magneto was unavailable, sin he was in Madripor, following The Blob to the real Dazzler, who has been in a drug induced coma and Mystique has been using her blood to create Mutant Growth Hormone. Magneto frees and brings her to Maria Hill to prove she wasn't involved with the Helicarrier incident. Dazzler decides she doesn't want to work for SHIELD and joins the X-Men. She has a brief mental break down and cuts her hair and takes on a goth-like appearance.

The Uncanny X-Men are summoned back to the X-Mansion after Jessica Walters receives the last will and testament of Charles Xavier. He recorded his dying wishes on a Shi'ar projection device. He married Mystique before hsi death and before he announced his inheritor he wanted Scott and Wolverine to investigate a mutant named Michael Malloy, who he brainwashed and depowered as a young boy because he feared the child's powers.

The Omega Mutant[edit]

SHIELD has made contact with a new plus-Omega level mutant named Matthew Malloy in Newberry, SC. The mutant has unlimited power over time, the mind, and psychics. He took out a SHIELD SWAT team with a flick of a finger. SHIELD asks Exodus and Headlok to psychically stop the mutant, but they are both killed. Meanwhile, back at Westchester, the X-Men are having difficulty understanding Xavier's action. Xavier also promised a future where all mutants live in peace and train to protect humans, but he has been brainwashing Malloy and preventing him from using his powers. He, Rachel Grey and Wolverine agree to confront and reason with the mutant, as per Xavier's wishes. They are intercepted by SHIELD who advise against confronting, so Rachel Grey uses a physic projection of Xavier, that Malloy sees through and then destroys the ruse and destroys the helicarrier. Luckily all the SHIELD agents have emergency bubbles that save them and the X-Men are teleported away.

Cyclops has another idea and asks Magik to teleport him and Malloy to Devils Tower to recruit him for the mutant revolution. Even Magneto sees the danger and tries to stop him, but is teleported away by Malloy. Magik tries to use the Eye of Agamotto from Dr. Strange to reveal Malloy's true self, but the SHIELD shoots rockets at the three of them—killing them. Malloy is able to resurrect himself, but cannot help Magik or Cyclops. He then teleports to the Jean Grey School hoping that he can become a student, but Emma Frost is upset that Cyclops was killed and attacks Malloy. She is accidentally killed by Malloy's immense power.

A Dead man's switch activated a pre-recorded message when the three professors died and tells the students at the New Xavier School to go to a separate bunker and board a plane to the Jean Grey School. Eva Bell, who is it uncovered earlier has feelings for Cyclops, decides to use her time traveling powers to meet with Charles Xavier before he started the X-Men and warn him of the future danger he created with brainwashing Michael Malloy. Eva and Xavier then travel and Xavier prevents Malloy's parents from ever meeting. Xavier understands that something serious needs to be done to prevent Cyclops from starting a mutant revolution, so he changes his will. Because Malloy never existed, nobody ever died and time is reset back to the reading of the Last Will and Testament. Eva Bell is the only one aware of the time shift, but she lets Cyclops know of what she did and warns if he ever tries to do something reckless like that again she'll go back in time and prevent Cyclops from being born. The Will stipulates that Xavier left the entire school and property to the current Scott Summers. Scott is shocked by this and racked with guilt, so he gives his inheritance to Storm. He also decides to close the New Xavier School and asks Storm if she will accept all his students, since he's giving up his Mutant Revolution.


Cyclops is alone at his school and his brother Havok came to visit him the New Xavier School after quitting the Uncanny Avengers. Dazzler comes up with a plan with Maria Hill to capture Mystique, but only under the condition that they erase all records against the students and professors of the New Xavier School. Maria only agrees to the students' records. The Dazzler and the Uncanny X-Men students use the Stepford Hive mind to brainwash Mystique and capture her, who has been posing as a Bollywood star. The students at first don't report immediately to the Jean Grey School, but instead use the X-Jet to go battle on their own. They form their own team called "The Squad."

Goldballs eventually becomes an Internet sensation and is featured on the Tonight Show. At first they do well, but eventually things get out of hand when an anti-mutant mob attacks them and police almost arrest them. They report the next day to the Jean Grey School for proper training. Younger Bobby Drake confronts the older Bobby Drake about secretly being a homosexual. He admits that he didn't want to be discriminated for being a mutant and a homosexual, and was too busy being an X-Man to explore his sexuality. He decides to stop hiding it from everybody.

Jean Grey decides that the All-New X-Men should go on a hiatus. Young Hank McCoy is upset, but she catches up to him and expresses that she still has feelings for him and they share a kiss. Magik and Emma Frost track down Colossus and brother and sister reconcile. All the current X-Men then give Hank McCoy an intervention. They are concerned that his taking too many liberties and justifying the ends for the means. Beast is upset and feels confronted and storms out. Suddenly an alert goes off in Washington DC and all the X-Men teams and students teleport to hear a speech from Scott Summers who announces the end of his Mutant Revolution. The volume ends with Beast packing his bags as he leaves the school, but is confronted by an older Eva Bell who tells him ominously, "What do you do with what happened today?".[56]

2015–present: Volume 4[edit]

As part of All-New, All-Different Marvel, Uncanny X-Men will be relaunched, written by Cullen Bunn with art by Greg Land. The relaunched Uncanny X-Men team will feature Magneto leading Psylocke, Archangel, M, Mystique, Fantomex and Sabretooth while a different team led by Storm will be called the Extraordinary X-Men. Cyclops fate after Battleworld is still unknown.[57]

The tagline for the relaunched series is "Bigger threats require more threatening X-Men", and is considered to be a continuation of Bunn's previous work on the Magneto solo series. The series will deal with threats that arise as a result of a new, more dangerous world post-Secret Wars. Summing up the team, Bunn states "They're upholding Xavier's dream, but they have no right to do so.".[57]

Survival of the Fittest[edit]

The comic book starts in Detroit, Michigan, where Magneto stops a convoy of trucks owned by Someday Enterprises, a company which mutants scared of the terrigen mist can pay to be put to sleep and stored until the world is safe for them. Magneto, disgusting by the choices made by these mutants, threatens the men but when they shoot at him he defeats them with ease, accompanied by Sabretooth, Monet St. Croix, and Psylocke. Towards the end of this battle Magneto tires, having pushed himself too far after being brought back to life. One of the Someday Enterprises trucks drives away but Psylocke uses her psychic powers to control the blank slate Archangel into chasing it down. Magneto then removes the suspended animation chambers from the trucks and releases the mutants. The team realize somebody is injured and find a stasis tube has been pierced with shrapnel, stabbing the mutant inside. One of the mutants is revealed to be a healer and heals the dying mutant, talking about how he paid all his money to just dream until the horror of the mists had passed. Magneto is unsympathetic and gives a speech about how their species is at a crossroads and he needs to help, warning that if he discovers the healer goes back to Someday, Magneto will treat him as an enemy to Mutantkind.[58]

The healer released from his voluntary suspended animation wanders the city, finding a child and his sick mother in an underground car park. He heals the mother but is then instantly killed by the Dark Riders who believe those with the ability to heal are unnatural, due to being against the Darwinian theories of evolution and survival of the fittest as they can heal people who the Dark Riders view as too weak to be allowed to survive.[58]

In San Francisco Mystique is undercover at Someday Enterprises but is discovered and has to fight her way out after just two weeks.[59] Fantomex is also working with Mystique and the HellFire Club on uncovering the mystery behind Someday.[60] Psylocke, using a portable Cerebro, realizes that the Dark Riders are killing mutants with healing powers, so they split up the team to track Elixer, Triage, and Xorn. Sabertooth and M track Exiler to a religious convent in Cooper's Mountain, Vermont. The Dark Riders kill the convent members and Elixer goes out to revive them, but not realizing it was an ambush, in which Gauntlet snipers him down.[59] Magneto and Psylocke track Triage to a mutant hospital, where he is able to temporally cure mutants of M-Pox. Hurricane, Barrage, and HardDrive attack the hospital, but Magneto fends them off.[60] M travels to Tibet where she meets Shen Xorn. He has secluded himself to a life of solitude and meditation and doesn't want the protection of the X-Men. Soon the Dark Riders attack his monastery, but he kills Barrage before the rest escape after not accepting his offer of tea [61] Sabertooth, Psylocke, Arcangel and M track the Riders to a pyramid in Egypt, but it was a trap to split the team. The Riders teleport to Genosha and try to kill Triage. Spyne is able to strike a killing blow to Triage, but he can heal himself. Psynapse uses his power to prevent Triage from reviving, but Magneto kills him and Spyne. The rest of the X-Men are able to return in time to assist Magneto in finishing off the Riders. Magneto then ties the rest of the team to a bomb and blows up the Riders and the entire island of Genosha.[62] Psylocke then brings Triage to X-Haven and Magneto tracks down Mystique and Fantomex for questioning.[62]

Apocalypse Wars[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 to 2001.[63][64] A second series of Uncanny X-Men Annual began in 2006 as volume 2, issue #1.[65]

Team roster[edit]

Issues Team Roster
Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl
Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Havok, Iceman, Marvel Girl, Polaris
The comic continued publication only as reprints of earlier stories, Uncanny X-Men wasn't picked up for 5 years.
Banshee, Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Storm, Sunfire, Thunderbird, Wolverine
Banshee, Colossus, Cyclops, Jean Grey (as Phoenix starting in #101), Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine
Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Jean Grey (as Phoenix), Storm, Wolverine
Angel, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine
Colossus, Cyclops, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Storm, Wolverine
Colossus, Cyclops, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
Colossus, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers, Rogue, Wolverine
Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Magneto, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
Dazzler, Havok, Longshot, Magneto, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
Colossus, Dazzler, Havok, Longshot, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
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.
Banshee, Forge, Gambit, Jubilee, Psylocke, Storm, Wolverine
Archangel, Bishop, Colossus, Iceman, Jean Grey, Storm (Gold team)
Archangel, Bishop, Iceman, Jean Grey, Storm (Gold Team)
"Phalanx Covenant" crossover: Generation X forms as Banshee, White Queen, Jubilee, and Sabretooth protect Blink, M, Husk, Synch, and Skin from the Phalanx.
Archangel, Beast, Bishop, Cyclops, Gambit, Iceman, Jean Grey, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm
Age of Apocalypse
The series was replaced with Astonishing X-Men for four months during the "Age of Apocalypse" event. It featured Blink, Morph, Rogue, Sabretooth, Sunfire, and Wild Child.
Archangel, Beast, Bishop, Cannonball, Cyclops, Gambit, Jean Grey, Iceman, Psylocke, Storm, Wolverine
Archangel, Bishop, Cannonball, Cyclops, Dark Beast (impersonating Beast), Gambit, Iceman, Jean Grey, Psylocke, Storm, Wolverine
Archangel, Beast, Bishop, Cannonball, Cyclops, Gambit, Joseph, Jean Grey, Psylocke, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
Beast, Bishop, Gambit, Joseph, Rogue
Beast, Bishop, Cannonball, Cecilia Reyes, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, Joseph, Maggott, Marrow, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
Colossus, Gambit, Kitty Pryde, Marrow, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Storm, Wolverine
Colossus, Marrow
"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.
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.
Beast, Cable, Gambit, Jean Grey, Rogue, Storm
Cyclops solo issue
"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.
Archangel, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine
Archangel, Chamber, Iceman, Nightcrawler, Wolverine
Archangel, Chamber, Iceman, Nightcrawler, Stacy X, Wolverine
Archangel, Havok, Husk, Iceman, Jubilee, Juggernaut, Nightcrawler, Northstar, Polaris, Professor X, Wolverine
Bishop, Cannonball, Nightcrawler, Rachel Summers, Sage, Storm, Wolverine
Bishop, Cannonball, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Rachel Summers, Storm, Wolverine
Darwin, Havok, Nightcrawler, Polaris, Professor X, Rachel Summers, Warpath
Caliban, Hepzibah, Nightcrawler, Professor X, Storm, Warpath
"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.
Although divided, the team gradually starts to reform in San Francisco.
Angel, Beast, Cannonball, Colossus, Cyclops, Dazzler, Emma Frost, Karma, Nightcrawler, Pixie, Stepford Cuckoos, Storm, Wolverine
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
"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.
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
"Second Coming" crossover
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
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
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
Colossus, Cyclops, Danger, Emma Frost, Hope Summers, Magik, Magneto, Namor, Psylocke, Storm
Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik, Magneto, Tempus, Triage, Goldballs, Hijack, Benjamin Deeds, Stepford Cuckoos, Angel (Past)
"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.
Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik, Shadowcat, Lockheed, Dazzler, Havok, Tempus, Triage, Goldballs, Benjamin Deeds, Hijack, Stepford Cuckoos, Jean Grey (Past), Beast (Past), Iceman (Past), Angel (Past), X-23
Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik, Shadowcat, Lockheed, Dazzler, Havok, Triage, Goldballs, Benjamin Deeds, Hijack, Stepford Cuckoos, Jean Grey (Past), Beast (Past), Iceman (Past), Angel (Past), X-23
#32-35, 600
Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magik, Shadowcat, Lockheed, Dazzler, Havok, Cyclops (Past), Jean Grey (Past), Beast (Past), Iceman (Past), Angel (Past), X-23
#1-present (2015–present) Archangel, M, Magneto, Psylocke, Sabretooth

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. 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.



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
1975–1991 Chris Claremont #94–279
X-Men Annual #3–14
1978–1981 John Byrne
(co-plotter with Claremont)
1991–1992 Jim Lee,
Whilce Portacio
John Byrne
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 #534.1-#544
Vol. 2 #1–20
2013–2015 Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 3 #1-35, #600
2015- Cullen Bunn Vol. 4 #1–


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
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
2013–2015 Chris Bachalo Vol. 3 #1–4, #8–9, #12–14, #16-17, #19-22, #25, #27, #29-32, #600
2013-2015 Frazer Irving Vol. 3 #5–7, #10–11, #600
2013–2015 Kris Anka Vol. 3 #11, #15, #23-24, #26, #28, #33-34, #600
2014 Marco Rudy Vol. 3 #18
2015 Valerio Schiti Vol. 3 #35
2015- Greg Land Vol. 4 #1-


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
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. In 2015, Marvel released Uncanny X-Men #600, following Vol. 3 #35, as a conclusion to the Brian Michael Bendis' run on both "All New X-Men" and Vol. 3.

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,[66] 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]


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


Title Volume Material collected Publication Date ISBN
Essential Classic X-Men 1 X-Men #1–24 June 1999 978-1904159636
2 X-Men #25–53; Avengers #53 May 2006 978-0785121169
3 X-Men #54–66, #67–93 (covers only); Amazing Adventures #11–17; Marvel Team-Up #4; Incredible Hulk #150, #161 February 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

Epic Collections[edit]

Title Material collected Publication Date ISBN
X-Men Epic Collection Vol. 1: Children of the Atom X-Men #1–23 January 6, 2015 978-0785189046
X-Men Epic Collection Vol. 2: Lonely are the Hunted X-Men #24–45; Avengers #53 December 20, 2016 978-0785195832
X-Men Epic Collection Vol. 5: Second Genesis Giant Size X-Men #1; Uncanny X-Men #94-110; Iron Fist #14-15; Marvel Team-Up #53, #69-70, Annual #1; material from FOOM #10 April 11, 2017 978-1302903909
X-Men Epic Collection Vol. 12: The Gift Uncanny X-Men #189-198, Annual #8; X-Men/Alpha Flight #1-2; Nightcrawler #1-4 January 5, 2016 978-0785192176

Other TPBs[edit]

Volume 1[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; The Incredible Hulk #340; New Mutants #55–61 February 26, 2013 978-0785167440
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: Crossroads Uncanny X-Men #273–277 September 1998 0-7851-0662-6
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: 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
Avengers/X-Men: Bloodties X-Men vol. 2 #26; Uncanny X-Men #307; Avengers #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; X-Men: The Wedding Album; What If vol. 2 #60 October 2012 978-0-7851-6290-2
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 #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 #9; Sabretooth #1 July 2014 978-07851-8830-8
X-Men: Road to Onslaught Volume 3 Uncanny X-Men #329–332; X-Men/Brood #1–2; X-Men vol. 2 #50–52; Wolverine #101; X-Men Unlimited #10; Archangel #1; Xavier Institute Alumni Yearbook January 2015 978-07851-9005-9
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 Uncanny X-Men #333; X-Men #50; 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; The 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; The Amazing Spider-Man #415; The 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; The 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: The Trial of Gambit UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 341-350, -1; X-MEN (1991) 62-64, -1 August 2, 2016 978-1302900700
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
X-Men: The Hunt for Professor X Uncanny X-Men #360-365, X-Men #80-84, #1/2, X-Men Unlimited #22 June 30, 2015 978-0785197201
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
Deathlok: Rage Against The Machine Uncanny X-Men #371; X-Men #91; X-Men Annual '99; Cable #58–62; Deathlok #1-11. February 2015 978-0-7851-9291-6
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 978-0-7851-1800-8
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
Uncanny X-Men: The Complete Collection by Matt Fraction Vol. 2 Uncanny X-Men #512–519, Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia (2009) #1, Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus (2009) #1, Dark Avengers(2009) #7-8, Dark Reign The List X-Men (2009) #1, material from Dark Reign The Cabal (2009) #1 April 2013 0-7851-6594-0
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
Uncanny X-Men: The Complete Collection by Matt Fraction Vol. 3 Uncanny X-Men #520-522,526–534, Uncanny X-Men Heroic Age (2010) #1 June 2013 0-7851-8450-3
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 0785157050
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 978-0-7851-4643-8
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 978-0-7851-5226-2
Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Men Uncanny X-Men #540–544 March 2012 0-7851-5797-2
Volume 2[edit]
Title Material collected Publication Date ISBN
Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1: Everything is Sinister Uncanny X-Men (vol. 2) #1–4 March 28, 2012 Hardcover: 978-0785159933

Paperback: 978-0785159940

Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 2: Tabula Rasa Uncanny X-Men (vol. 2) #5–10 June 20, 2012 Hardcover: 978-0785159957

Paperback: 978-0785159964

Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 3: AvX: Book 1 Uncanny X-Men (vol. 2) #11–14 October 3, 2012 Hardcover: 978-0785159971

Paperback: 978-0785159988

Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 4: AvX: Book 2 Uncanny X-Men (vol. 2) #15–20 December 12, 2012 Hardcover: 978-0785165293

Paperback: 978-0785165309

Volume 3[edit]
Title Material collected Publication Date ISBN
Uncanny X-Men, Volume 1: Revolution Uncanny X-Men (vol. 3) #1–5 July 23, 2013 Hardcover: 978-0785168461

Paperback: 978-0785167020

Uncanny X-Men, Volume 2: Broken Uncanny X-Men (vol. 3) #6–11 November 26, 2013 Hardcover: 978-0785167853

Paperback: 978-0785167037

X-Men: Battle of the Atom X-Men: Battle of the Atom (vol. 1) #1-2; All-New X-Men #16-17; X-Men (vol. 4) #5-6; Uncanny X-Men (vol. 3) #12-13; Wolverine and the X-Men #36-37 January 21, 2014 Hardcover: 978-0785189060

Paperback: 978-1846535727

Uncanny X-Men, Volume 3: The Good, the Bad, the Inhuman Uncanny X-Men (vol. 3) #14–18 May 27, 2014 Hardcover: 978-0785154310

Paperback: 978-0785189374

Uncanny X-Men, Volume 4: Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. Uncanny X-Men (vol. 3) #19-25 October 7, 2014 Hardcover: 978-1846536281

Paperback: 978-0785189381

Uncanny X-Men/Iron Man/Nova: No End in Sight Uncanny X-Men Special #1; Iron Man Special #1; Nova Special #1 November 18, 2014 Paperback: 978-0785191056
Uncanny X-Men, Volume 5: The Omega Mutant Uncanny X-Men (vol. 3) #26-31 April 7, 2015 Hardcover: 978-0785154907

Paperback: 978-0785189398

Uncanny X-Men, Volume 6: Storyville Uncanny X-Men (vol. 3) #32-35; Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #600 August 11, 2015 Hardcover: 978-0785192305

Paperback: 978-0785192312

Volume 4[edit]
Title Material collected Pages Publication Date ISBN
Uncanny X-Men: Superior Vol. 1: Survival of the Fittest Uncanny X-Men (vol. 4) #1–5 112 July 12, 2016 Paperback: 978-0785196075
X-Men: Apocalpyse Wars All-New X-Men (vol. 2) #9-11, Extraordinary X-Men (vol. 1) #8-12, Uncanny X-Men (vol. 4) #6-10 336 October 18, 2016 Hardcover: 978-1302902452
Uncanny X-Men: Superior Vol. 2: Apocalypse Wars Uncanny X-Men (vol. 4) #6–10 112 November 29, 2016 Paperback: 978-0785196082
Uncanny X-Men: Superior Vol. 3: Waking from the Dream Uncanny X-Men (vol. 4) #11–15, Uncanny X-Men Annual (vol. 4) #1 112 February 7, 2017 Paperback: 978-1302903138



Title Volume Material collected Pages Publication Date ISBN
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men 1 The X-Men #1–10 241 May 2002 0-7851-0845-9
2 The X-Men #11–21 240 November 2003 0-7851-0983-8
3 The X-Men #22–31 224 September 2003 0-7851-1269-3
4 The X-Men #32–42 240 September 2004 0-7851-1607-9
5 The X-Men #43–53; The Avengers (vol.1) #53; Ka-Zar #2–3; Marvel Tales #30 304 July 2005 0-7851-1787-3
6 The X-Men #54–66 320 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) 256 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) 304 March 2010 978-0785142232
Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men 1 Giant-Size X-Men #1; Uncanny X-Men #94–100 176 December 2003 0-7851-1192-1
2 Uncanny X-Men #101–110 192 December 2004 0-7851-1193-X
3 Uncanny X-Men #111–121 208 March 2004 0-7851-1194-8
4 Uncanny X-Men #122–131, Uncanny X-Men Annual #3 224 October 2004 0-7851-1630-3
5 Uncanny X-Men #132–140, Uncanny X-Men Annual #4; Phoenix: The Untold Story 312 January 2005 0-7851-1698-2
6 Uncanny X-Men #141–150 256 January 2008 978-0785130130
7 Uncanny X-Men #151–159, Uncanny X-Men Annual #5; Avengers Annual #10 304 January 2011 978-0785135135
8 Uncanny X-Men #160–167, Uncanny X-Men Annual #6; Special Edition X-Men #1; Marvel Treasury Edition #26–27 288 February 2012 978-0785158707
9 Uncanny X-Men #168-175, Uncanny X-Men Annual #7, Marvel Graphic Novel #5, Wolverine #1-4 432 January 2015 9780785191544
10 Uncanny X-Men #176-188, Magik #1-4, Marvel Fanfare #40 456 February 2017 9781302903602

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 (Reprinted Sept 2013) 0-7851-2101-3 978-0785185697
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, Annual #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
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 3 Uncanny X-Men #154-175, Annual #6-7; Marvel Graphic Novel #5; Wolverine (1982) #1-4; X-Men Special Edition (1983) #1; Magik 1-4 1056 February 2016 978-0-7851-9922-9
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; The Amazing Spider-Man #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 #1–2, New Mutants 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 #55–61; X-Factor #19–26; Captain America #339; Daredevil #252; Fantastic Four #312; Incredible Hulk #340; Power Pack #35 824 October 2011 978-0785153122
X-Men: Inferno Prologue Uncanny X-Men #228-238, Annual #12; New Mutants #62-70, Annual #4; X-Factor #27-32, Annual #3; material from Marvel Age Annual #4, Marvel Fanfare #40 824 December 2014 978-0785192732
X-Men: Inferno Uncanny X-Men #239–243; New Mutants #71–73; X-Factor #33–40, Annual #4; X-Terminators #1–4 600 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, Days of Future Present: Uncanny X-Men Annual #14; X-Factor Annual #5; New Mutants Annual #6; material from Fantastic Four Annual #23; Excalibur #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 Agenda Uncanny X-Men #235–238 & #270–272; X-Factor #60–62; New Mutants #94–96 304 August 2011 978-0785155317
X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Vol. 2 Uncanny X-Men #273–280; X-Factor #63–70; X-Men #1–9 and material from #10–11; Ghost Rider #26–27 832 January 2012 978-0785159056
X-Men: Bishop's Crossing Uncanny X-Men #281–293, X-Men Vol. 2 #12–13 and material from #10–11 392 October 2012 9780785153498
X-Men: X-Cutioner's Song Uncanny X-Men #294–297; X-Factor #84–86; X-Men #14–16; X-Force #16–18; Stryfe's Strike File 368 October 2011 978-0785153122
X-Men: Fatal Attractions Uncanny X-Men #298–305 and 315; X-Factor #87–92; X-Men Unlimited #1–2; X-Force #25; X-Men #25; Wolverine #75; Excalibur #71 816 April 2012 978-0785162452
X-Men: Phalanx Covenant Uncanny X-Men #306, #311–314 and #316–317; Excalibur #78–82; X-Men #36–37; X-Factor #106; X-Force #38; Wolverine #85; Cable #16 552 February 2014 978-0785185499
X-Men: Age of Apocalypse Uncanny X-Men #320–321, X-Men #40–41, Cable #20, X-Men Alpha, Amazing X-Men #1–4, Astonishing X-Men #1–4, Factor X #1–4, Gambit & the X-Ternals #1–4, Generation Next #1–4, Weapon X #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 #60–61; X-Men: Age of Apocalypse one-shot, #1–6; What If? #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/Avengers: Onslaught Omnibus Cable #32-36; Uncanny X-Men #333-337; X-Force #55, #57-58; X-Man #15-19; X-Men #53-57, Annual '96; X-Men Unlimited #11; Onslaught: X-Men, Onslaught: Marvel Universe, Onslaught: Epilogue; Avengers #401-402; Fantastic Four #415; Incredible Hulk #444-445; Wolverine #104-105; X-Factor #125-126; Amazing Spider-Man #415; Green Goblin #12; Spider-Man #72; Iron Man #332; Punisher #11; Thor #502; X-Men: Road to Onslaught #1; material from Excalibur #100, Fantastic Four #416 1296 July 14, 2015 978-0785192626
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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  4. ^ DeFalco "1960s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 99: "Stan Lee and Jack Kirby decided to try their hands at a pair of reluctant super villains when they created the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in The X-Men #4."
  5. ^ DeFalco "1960s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 107: "Originally created for pulp magazines, and then used in Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939), Ka-Zar the Great was brought up by tigers...When Stan Lee and Jack Kirby revived the character, they also paid homage to...[Edgar Rice] Burroughs' ideas: The dinosaur-filled Savage Land is based on Burroughs' Savage Pellucidar."
  6. ^ DeFalco "1960s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 120: "Writer Roy Thomas wanted to introduce mutants from other countries into the X-Men. His first attempt was Banshee...Drawn by Werner Roth, Banshee was a former Irish Interpol agent who eventually joined the X-Men."
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  11. ^ DeFalco "1960s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 135: "Alex [Summers] was the younger brother of the X-Man Scott 'Cyclops' Summers. He appeared in The X-Men #54, by writer Arnold Drake and artist Don Heck."
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  15. ^ Sanderson "1970s" in Gilbert (2008), p. 169: "[Editor Roy] Thomas realized that if X-Men was to be successfully revived, it needed an exciting new concept. Thomas came up with just such an idea: the X-Men would become an international team, with members from other countries as well as the United States. Writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum were assigned to the new project and the result was Giant-Size X-Men #1."
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  26. ^ Cooke, Jon B.; Nolen-Weathington, Eric (2006). Modern Masters, Vol. 7: John Byrne. TwoMorrows Publishing. pp. 31–32. ISBN 978-1893905566. I came up with a Sentinels story where the Sentinels had taken over the world and killed everybody. That's about as tough as you get right? 
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