A Graphical X-Men Timeline From 1969 to 2011
Below you will find my graphical X-Men Timeline, a companion to my X-Men Read Order. I though it is best display on the website with years along the X Axis (no pun intended!), as to benefit from scrolling.
What’s included in the Graphical X-Men Timeline?
I’ve included only long running ongoing series. There are some exceptions, as you will see the broken string of “New X-Men” titles neatly tied together in their own X-Men Timeline as they transition from New Mutants Volume 2 to New X-Men: Academy X and Young X-Men, back to featuring the original New Mutants in Volume 3. It features:
- the core title Uncanny X-Men (in dark blue), second and third core titles such as X-Men Vol. 2 (and its New X-Men revamp, among others) and X-Treme X-Men and Astonishing X-Men (in lighter blue)
- Young X-Men titles such as New Mutants (in gold) and its many incarnations (like X-Force) as well as other unrelated young X-Men groups such as Generation X (green – half way between blue and gold).
- It also features offshoots such as X-Factor (red) in its government and investigations team, Excalibur (purple)
- Solo books such as Wolverine (in teal, related to the core X-Men) and Cable (in Orange, linking to X-Force).
How the titles are grouped in the Graphical X-Men Timeline
The grouping here is part compromise in order to reduce the number of columns, while at the same time keeping the same “teams” together, more so than the titles. A notable difference this brings is having the title “X-Factor” on two separate lines, as a part of the series focused on the original X-Men, which then transferred to X-Men #1, volume #2 in the X-Men Timeline, while X-Factor continued with a whole new team. Titles featuring New Mutants are all on the same line, despite not starring in every one of those titles, as the characters occasionally become mentors and teachers themselves.