From Morrison to Now-the list version

September 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm (Comics, How to Read X-Men) (, , , )

Please head over to for the updated list!

Down and dirty, what to get. For more information, caviats, and warnings on the various books, click here. This skips around, but it’s a decade’s worth of x-stuff hitting the high points/essential read. Bold are what I consider faves. If you just want the ‘faves’ wiki the plots of the ones inbetween so you are not totally lost. Or, better, head over to your local store and ask about it.

Grant Morrison’s runVol. 1, Vol. 2Vol. 3
Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3
Avengers Disassembled
House of M

Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men Vol. 4
X-Factor vol. 1
New X-Men Childhood’s End single issues (trades too hard to find)
Deadly Genesis
Rise and Fall of the Shi’ar Empire  and Supernovas –these two took place at the same time
Civil War X-Men (for the X-Factor issues)
X-Factor vol. 2vol. 3vol. 4
Endangered Species
Messiah Complex-if you are going to read Cable, start after Messiah Complex, vol. 1, & vol. 2
X-Factor vol. 5
Uncanny X-Men: Divided We Stand
X-Force Vol. 1
X-Men Legacy: Divided He Stands-there are two, the other one is an anthology collection
X-Force Vol. 2
Uncanny X-Men: Manifest Destiny (again there are two, the other is an anthology-you don’t need it to know what’s going on)
X-Men: Legacy-Sins of the Father
X-Men Legacy: Original Sin-skipable?-if you like Xavier and Wolverine, get it.
X-Men Legacy: SalvageLegacy starts being a Rogue centric book
MESSIAH WAR-hard to find, and you can live with out it, but it’s pt. 2 of 3 in the Messiah Trilogy
Cable vol. 3 – if you are reading Cable
Secret Invasion-or wiki what it’s about-About now you should have read X-Factor through vol. 5, here is vol. 6
–there was also a pretty good X-Men Secret Invasion-decently cheap used
Dark Avengers/X-Men Utopia
X-Men Legacy: Emplate
Uncanny X-Men: Nation X-psuedo skipabe, but find out what happens. Enjoyable none the less
New Mutants vol. 1-if you are into New Mutants
X-Force vol. 3
New Mutants vol. 2
X-Factor vol. 7, vol. 8, vol 9
Cable vol. 4-if you are reading Cable
X-Men Second Coming-if you are going to read X-Men (yes, there is a new one) start after Second Coming
X-Factor vol. 10
Get the mini X-Force Sex and Violence-just cuz it’s good
Uncanny X-Men: Birth of Gen Hope-if you are going to read Generation Hope, start after this.
Uncanny X-Force (you can read vol. 1-4) vol. 1, vol. 2, vol.3 (pre-order), vol. 4(pre-order)-seriously, really good
X-Men Legacy: Collision
New Mutants vol. 3
Uncanny X-Men: Quarantine
X-Factor vol. 11
Age of X
Uncanny X-Men: Breaking Point-new writer (Kieron Gillen, give him a shot)
X-Factor vol. 12
X-Men Legacy: Age of X Aftermath
below are currently pre-orders
X-Factor vol. 13
X-Men Legacy: Lost Legions
Uncanny X-Men: Fear Itself-event tie-in
New Mutants vol. 4
X-Men Legacy: 5 Miles South of the Universe

You are now caught up. Head over to Where do I start with X-Men…right now? to figure out what books you are going to keep up with

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