Updated: September 5th, 2013
A Graphical X-Men Timeline From 1969 to 2014
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. You might also be looking for these features:
- Timeline of Events in X-Men Comics
- Timeline of Events in Wolverine Comics (publication order)
Timeline of Events in Wolverine Comics (chronological)
- Top 25 X-Men Stories
- Top 25 Wolverine Stories
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) and its second and third volumes.
- Additional core titles such as X-Men (and its New X-Men and Legacy revamps) which is eventually replaced by the current All-New X-Men, as the current X-Men Legacy becomes Legion-centric.
- X-Treme X-Men and Astonishing X-Men (in lighter blue) are the third core titles. The second adjectiveless X-Men starts the 4th concurrent ongoing core title, which is replaced by another volume for Marvel NOW!. The X-Men-based X-Force and Uncanny X-Force (and its second volume) come next.
- Solo books are included as well such as Wolverine (in teal, related to the core X-Men) and his second, third and fourth volumes, as well as Savage Wolverine, and Cable (in Orange, linking to X-Force). Wolverine and the X-Men fits in between Wolverine and X-Men core titles.
- 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).
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.
The Graphical X-Men Timeline