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Timeline of Events in X-Men Comics – 1963-2012

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Below you will find a listing of major events in X-Men. This list will help you get up to date on how the X-Men got where they are today and how they came to be. This list has been created in anticipation of the upcoming “All-New X-Men” series, which has a special focus on the evolution of the X-Men, as the original five X-Men are plucked from time to help deal with how their future went off the rails.

SPOILER WARNING! Reading this list of events will spoil what happens in X-Men comics (which kinda goes without saying, but still…)

The dates listed below are in relation comics published this year (2012) are current, extrapolating from that point using Marvel’s loose 3-or-4-years-to-one rule.

The X-Men are formed

When: 12 to 16 years ago (published 1963)

Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman and Angel are assembled under the professorship of Charles Xavier to learn to use their mutant powers for good against threat of evil mutants like Magneto while protecting the humans that hate and fear them.

Collections:
X-Men, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks)

The Original 5 X-Men Are Plucked from Time

When: About 11 to 15 years ago (published 1963-1967)

During All-New X-Men, the original 5 X-Men are plucked from their time into the future.  At this point, there are two timelines in existence; one where the X-Men continue their adventures, and one where they meet there future selves.  This event occurs during Uncanny X-Men #8.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #8 BUY

Collections:
X-Men, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks)

All-New, All-Different X-Men Recruited to Rescue the Original X-Men

When: 9 to 12 years ago (published 1975)

Xavier recruits a new, international X-Men team of Wolverine, Colossus, Storm, Nighcrawler, Sunfire, Thunderbird and Banshee to rescue the original X-Men, which now includes Havok and Polaris, with the guidance of Cyclops.

Key Issues:
Giant-Size X-Men #1 BUY

Collections:
The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks)
Essential X-Men, Vol. 1 (Marvel Essentials)

Jean Grey Becomes the Phoenix


When: 9 to 12 years ago (published 1976)

Helping land a crashing shuttle after an adventure in space, Jean Grey “dies”, only to reborn as the Phoenix. She begins to display more power and an altered personality thereafter.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #101 BUY

Collections:
The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 2 (Marvel Masterworks)
Essential X-Men, Vol. 1 (Marvel Essentials)

Jean Grey Sacrifices Herself After Becoming the Dark Phoenix


When: 8 to 10 years ago (published 1980)

During the Dark Phoenix Saga, Jean Grey loses control of the Phoenix Force and destroys an entire planet.  The Shi’ar, an alien race with close ties to the X-Men, demand the Phoenix be dealt with, and Jean Grey decides to sacrifice herself.  Kitty Pryde joins the team as Cyclops exits.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #129 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #130 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #131 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #132 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #133 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #134 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #135 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #136 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #137 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga
Essential X-Men, Vol. 2 (Marvel Essentials) (v. 2)

A First Possible Dystopian Future is Revealed

When: 7 to 10 years ago (published 1981)

In “Days of Future Past”, the X-Men meet a Kitty Pryde from the future, who comes to the present to change the events that would lead to Mutants being hunted down.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #141 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #142 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Essential X-Men, Vol. 2 (Marvel Essentials) (v. 2)

The New Mutants Are Formed

When: 7 to 10 years ago (published 1983)
With the X-Men though dead in space during a battle with the Brood, Xavier seeks out new mutants to train.  This latest breed of students named the New Mutants are Cannonball, Mirage/Dani Moonstar, Karma, Wolfsbane and Sunspot.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #162 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #163 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #164 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #165 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #166 BUY
Marvel Graphic Novel #4 : New Mutants BUY
New Mutants #1 BUY
New Mutants #2 BUY
New Mutants #3 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #167 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: New Mutants Classic, Vol. 1

Cyclops Meets and Marries Madelyne Pryor as Storm leads the Morlocks

When: 7 to 10 years ago (published 1983)

In this short period, Cyclops meets and then marries Madelyne Pryor, who is a spitting image of Jean Grey.  In the meantime, we meet the Morlocks, a group of disfigured mutants exiled in New York’s sewers, who adopt Storm as leader.  Rogue joins the X-Men.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #168 BUY – 1st Pryor
Uncanny X-Men #169 BUY – 1st Morlocks
Uncanny X-Men #170 BUY – Storm becomes Morlock leader
Uncanny X-Men #171 BUY – Rogue Joins the X-Men
Uncanny X-Men #174 BUY – Cyclops is engaged to Madelyne
Uncanny X-Men #175 BUY – Cyclops marries Madelyne
Uncanny X-Men #176 BUY – Cyclops and Madelyne go their honeymoon

Collections:
Essential X-Men, Vol. 4 (Marvel Essentials) (v. 4)

 Magneto replaces Xavier, Storm over Cyclops as Nathan Summers is born

When: 6 to 9 years ago (published 1985)

Xavier, suffering form life-threatening injuries, is exiled with the Sh’iar and hands over the school to Magneto, who is recently acquitted of his crimes.  Storm replaces Cyclops as leader, just as his son, Nathan, is born.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #200 BUY – Magneto replaces Xavier
Uncanny X-Men #201 BUY – Nathan is born

Collections:
Essential X-Men, Vol. 6 (Marvel Essentials)

Jean Grey returns as X-Factor forms

When: 6 to 9 years ago (published 1986)

Jean Grey is discover, as it is explained that the Phoenix Force had replaced her, keeping her safe to heal after the event of Uncanny X-Men #101.  The original five X-Men form X-Factor, as Cyclops abandons his with wife and son.

Key Issues:
Avengers #263 BUY
Fantastic Four #286 BUY
X-Factor #1 BUY

Collections:
Essential X-Factor, Vol. 1 (Marvel Essentials)

The Morlocks are killed during the Mutant Massacre

When: 6 to 9 years ago (published 1986)

Sinister has his Marauders kill most of the Morlocks.  Many X-Men are injured, which leads Kitty and Nightcrawler to leave to heal at the Muir Island facility and eventually form Excalibur.

Key Issues:
X-Factor #9 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #210 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #211 BUY
New Mutants #46 BUY
X-Factor #10 BUY
Thor #373 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #212 BUY
Thor #374 BUY
X-Factor #11 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #213 BUY
X-Factor #12 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Mutant Massacre

The Fall of the Mutants see Apocalypse turn Angel to Archangel, and the X-Men fake their death

When: 6 to 8 years ago (published 1988)

The Fall of the Mutants event sees increased stress on mutants, as Apocalypse, a new foe, turns Angel bad as he gains metal wings and blue skin.  The X-Men, now consisting of Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, and recently joined Dazzler, Longshot, Psylocke and Havok, get an opportunity to fake their death, and find a new base in the Australian Outback.  A student, Doug Ramsey, is killed in battle with his fellow New Mutants.

Key Issues:
X-Factor #24 BUY
X-Factor #25 BUY
X-Factor #26 BUY
New Mutants #59 BUY
New Mutants #60 BUY
New Mutants #61 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #225 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #226 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #227 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: The Fall of the Mutants

Madelyne gets her Revenge on Cyclops as she turns into the Goblin Queen, invoking Inferno

When: 5 to 8 years ago (published 1989)

Madelyne Pryor becomes the Goblin Queen, and attempts to take revenge on Cyclops for leaving (though he believed her dead, along with the other other X-Men).  After a heated battles as New York slowly turns into a demon world, the X-Men defeat Sinister and the Goblin Queen, and Nathan reverts to Cyclops to be raised.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #239 BUY
New Mutants #71 BUY
New Mutants #72 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #240 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #241 BUY
X-Factor #36 BUY
X-Factor #37 BUY
New Mutants #73 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #242 BUY
X-Factor #38 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #243 BUY
X-Factor #39 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Inferno
Essential X-Men, Vol. 8 (Marvel Essentials)

Cable takes the New Mutants Under His Leadership

When: 5 to 7 years ago (published 1990)

Cable, a man eventually revealed to be from the future with a mission to kill the future ruler Apocalypse, takes the New Mutants under their wing, after Magneto defects.

Key Issues:

New Mutants #75 BUY – Magneto and New Mutants part ways
New Mutants #87 BUY – Cable joins the New Mutants

Collections:
X-Force: Cable & the New Mutants

The X-Men Enter Siege Perilous

When: 5 to 7 years ago (published 1990)

Risking their composure by entering the Siege Perilous portal, the X-Men are scattered.  Storm is de-aged and meets with Gambit, while Psylocke is merged with an assassin named Kwannon and Rogue is sent to the Savage Land.  Wolverine picks up a new mutant, Jubilee, as he travels to regroup the X-Men.

Key Issues:

Uncanny X-Men #246 BUY – The Master Mold Sentinel Attacks
Uncanny X-Men #247 BUY – The X-Men Enter Siege Perilous
Uncanny X-Men #251 BUY – Wolverine vs. the Reavers
Uncanny X-Men #252 BUY – Wolverine Meets Jubilee
Uncanny X-Men #253 BUY – Storm Becomes A Young Girl
Uncanny X-Men #256 BUY – Psylocke merges with Kwannon
Uncanny X-Men #257 BUY – Wolverine Meets Psylocke
Uncanny X-Men #258 BUY – Psylocke Freed
Uncanny X-Men #265 BUY – Storm
Uncanny X-Men #266 BUY – 1st Gambit
Uncanny X-Men #267 BUY – Gambit joins with Storm

Collections:
X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Omnibus – Volume 1 (X-Men Omnibus)

Mutants and X-Men Are Enslaved in Genosha

When: 5 to 7 years ago (published 1990)

Masterminded by X-Factor’s traitorous administrator Cameron Hodge, Genosha, an island nation in Africa, has enslaved mutants and their manufactured “mutates” to maintain their economic edge.  X-Men, New Mutants and X-Factor intervene, and Warlock of the New Mutants is one of the unfortunate ones to not make it out alive of “X-Tinction Agenda”.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #270 BUY
New Mutants #95 BUY
X-Factor 1st series #60 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #271 BUY
New Mutants #96 BUY
X-Factor 1st series #61 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #272 BUY
New Mutants #97 BUY
X-Factor 1st series #62 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda HC
Essential X-Factor – Volume 5 (Contains X-Tinction Agenda, Endgame and the Muir Island Saga)

 

Nathan Gets Infected by Techno-Organic Virus, Gets Sent To the Future

When: 5 to 7 years ago (published 1991)

In “Endgame”, Apocalypse kidnaps Nathan Summers and infects him with a techno-organic virus.  To save his son, Cyclops allows the Askani to take him to the future to help him survive the virus.

Key Issues:
X-Factor 1st series #65 BUY
X-Factor 1st series #66 BUY
X-Factor 1st series #67 BUY
X-Factor 1st series #68 BUY

Collections:
Essential X-Factor – Volume 5 (Contains X-Tinction Agenda, Endgame and the Muir Island Saga)

An Assault on Muir Island Against the Shadow King Unites the X-Teams

When: 5 to 7 years ago (published 1991)

During the “Muir Island Saga”, the Shadow King, a telepathic being with a past history with Xavier, takes over the minds of those at the Muir Island facility.  Xavier returns from his healing in space and unites X-Factor, the New Mutants and the X-Men against his old foe.  The aftermath sees the original five return to the X-Men and form two teams, the Gold team and Blue team.  Other X-Men form the new government backed X-Factor, lead by Havok and includes Polaris, Strong Guy, Wolfsbane, Madrox and Quicksilver.  Cable turns the New Mutants into a strike force called X-Force.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #278 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #279BUY
X-Factor 1st series #69BUY
Uncanny X-Men #280 BUY
X-Factor 1st series #70 BUY

Collections:
Essential X-Factor – Volume 5 (Contains X-Tinction Agenda, Endgame and the Muir Island Saga)

From Another Potential Future, Bishop Arrives With News of an X-Man Traitor

When: 5 to 7 years ago (published 1992)

Bishop, a mutant from a future where mutants rule and are policed by the Xavier Security Enforcers (X.S.E.).  He is chasing a mutant from his future, who ends up killing most of the Hellions, Emma Frost’s New Mutants counterparts.  Frost herself is injured and placed in a coma.  He joins the X-Men, and reveals that in his future a traitor destroys the X-Men and that he believes it is the new X-Man Gambit.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #282 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #283 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #284 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #287 BUY
X-Men #8 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #288 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Bishop’s Crossing

Stryfe Infects Xavier with Techo-Organic Virus, Releases Legacy Virus

When: 5 to 7 years ago (published 1992)

Stryfe frames Cable for the attempted assassination of Xavier, infecting him with the Techno-Organic Virus.  It is strongly hinted that Cable is Nathan Summers, returned from the future, and Stryfe is his clone.  At the end of “X-Cutioner’s Song”, Xavier is saved, but the Legacy Virus, a deadly virus affecting only mutants, is released by Stryfe.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #294 BUY
X-Factor #84 BUY
X-Men #14 BUY
X-Force #16 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #295 BUY
X-Factor #85 BUY
X-Men #15 BUY
X-Force #17 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #296 BUY
X-Factor #86 BUY
X-Men #16 BUY
X-Force #18 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #297 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: X-Cutioner’s Song

Magneto Gets Mindwiped by Xavier, After Pulling All Adamantium From Wolverine

When: 4 to 6 years ago (published 1993)

in “Fatal Attractions”, Magneto is goaded into returning to his roots by a new set of followers, the Acolytes.  After Colossus defects to Magneto following the death of his to the Legacy Virus, the X-Men confront Magneto.  Magneto pulls all the metal from Wolverine’s bones, resulting in Xavier completely wiping Magneto’s mind.

Key Issues:
X-Men #1 BUY
X-Men #2 BUY
X-Men #3 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #298 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #299 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #300 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #301 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #302 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #303 BUY
X-Factor #92 BUY
X-Force #25 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #304 BUY
X-Men Unlimited #2 BUY
X-Men #25 BUY
Wolverine #75 BUY
Excalibur #71 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #305 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #315 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Fatal Attractions

Cable Is Confirmed As Cyclops’ Son

When: 4 to 6 years ago (published 1994)

In a confrontation with Stryfe, Cyclops and Jean Grey learn that Cable is in fact Nathan Christopher Charles Summers, his son with Madelyne Pryor.

Key Issues:
Cable #6 BUY
Cable #7 BUY
Cable #8 BUY

The Phalanx Kidnap the Next Generation of Mutants

When: 4 to 6 years ago (published 1994)

The Phalanx, a race of techno-organic beings, kidnap a group of next generation mutants, as well as the X-Men.  Banshee, Sabretooth and a newly awakened Emma Frost track them down and save them.   Frost and Banshee become headmasters of the new School for Gifted Youngsters, who take on the team name “Generation X”.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #316 BUY
X-Men #36 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #317 BUY
X-Men #37 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #318 BUY
Generation X #1 BUY
Generation X #2 BUY
Generation X #3 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Generation X Classic, Vol. 1

Legion Creates An Alternate “Age of Apocalypse” Timeline

When: 4 to 6 years ago (published 1995)

Legion, Xavier’s son, goes back in time to kill Magneto, but ends up killing his own father, thus creating a new dystopian timeline where mutants rule under the dictatorship of Apocalypse. Bishop, the already time-displaced X-Man, remains unchanged in this timeline, helping the new X-Men to revert what was undone. Some manage to travel back to the original timeline, such as that timeline’s Nathan Grey (Cable), a villanous Beast and other new villains.

Key Issues:
X-Men Alpha #1 BUY
Generation Next #1 BUY
Astonishing X-Men 1st Series #1 BUY
X-Calibre #1 BUY
Gambit & The X-Ternals #1 BUY
Weapon X 1st Series #1 BUY
Amazing X-Men #1 BUY
Factor X #1 BUY
X-Man #1 BUY
Amazing X-men #2 BUY
Factor X #2 BUY
Generation Next #2 BUY
Weapon X 1st Series #2 BUY
Gambit & The X-Ternals #2 BUY
X-Calibre #2 BUY
Astonishing X-Men 1st Series #2 BUY
X-Man #2 BUY
Astonishing X-Men 1st Series #3 BUY
Factor X #3 BUY
Amazing X-men #3 BUY
X-Calibre #3 BUY
Weapon X 1st Series #3 BUY
Gambit & The X-Ternals #3 BUY
Generation Next #3 BUY
X-Man #3 BUY
Astonishing X-Men 1st Series #4 BUY
Generation Next #4 BUY
X-Calibre #4 BUY
X-Man #4 BUY
Factor X #4 BUY
Gambit & The X-Ternals #4 BUY
Amazing X-men #4 BUY
Weapon X 1st Series #4 BUY
X-Men Omega #1 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Age of Apocalypse

Xavier Becomes the X-Men Traitor Onslaught

When: 4 to 5 years ago (published 1996)

Onslaught a psychic construct of the merged minds of Magneto and Xavier attacks the X-Men and world. Rogue, after a hiatus from the team after having pulled some of Gambit’s memories, returns to the X-Men with a younger Magneto. The Fantastic Four and Avengers are killed defeating Onslaught. Xavier is placed in prison following his return to form.

Key Issues:
X-Men #54 BUY
Onslaught X-Men #1 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #335 BUY
X-Man #18 BUY
X-Force 1st series #57 BUY
Cable #34 BUY
Incredible Hulk #444 BUY
Avengers #401 BUY
Excalibur 1st Series #100 BUY
X-Factor 1st series #125 BUY
Fantastic Four #415 BUY
Wolverine 1st Series #104 BUY
X-Men #55 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #336 BUY
X-Factor 1st series #126 BUY
Cable #35 BUY
X-Force 1st series #58 BUY
Incredible Hulk #445 BUY
Avengers #402 BUY
X-Man #19 BUY
Fantastic Four #416 BUY
X-Men #56 BUY
X-Men Unlimited #12 BUY
Onslaught Marvel Universe #1 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #337 BUY
X-Men #57 BUY
Onslaught Epilogue #1 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 1
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 2
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 3

Graydon Creed Is Shot, Leading to Operation: Zero Tolerance

When: 3 to 5 years ago (published 1997)

Graydon Creed, Sabretooth and Mystique’s son, campaigns as an anti-muntant president.  He is assassinated, which leads to the government launching Operation: Zero Tolerance.  Bastion, the head of the operation, sends out Sentinels to capture mutants, notably the X-Men.  Meanwhile, the X-Men returning from space are captured in Magneto’s old antarctic base, where it is revealed that Gambit had assembled the Marauders for Sinister’s Mutant Massacre.

Key Issues:
X-Factor #130 BUY
X-Men #65 BUY
X-Force #67 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #346 BUY
Cable #45 BUY
X-Force #68 BUY
Cable #46 BUY
X-Force #69 BUY
Cable #47 BUY
Generation X #29 BUY
X-Men #66 BUY
Wolverine #115 BUY
X-Men #67 BUY
Wolverine #116 BUY
Generation X #30 BUY
Generation X #31 BUY
X-Men #68 BUY)
Wolverine #117 BUY
X-Men #69 BUY
Wolverine #118 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #347 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #348 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #349 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #350 BUY
X-Men #70 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Operation Zero Tolerance

Magneto is ceded the nutant island nation of Genosha

When: 3 to 4 years ago (published 1999)

Xavier returns to the X-Men after being (somewhat) freed after Operation: Zero Tolerance (See: The Hunt for Xavier).  Meanwhile, it is revealed that Joseph is only a clone of Magneto, and the real Magneto shows up, along with a new set of demands.  In a non-standard denouement for the “Magneto War”, the world’s leaders cede the island of Genosha to Magneto, allowing him to create his own mutant nation.

Key Issues:
X-Men Magneto War #1 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #366 BUY
X-Men #86 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #367 BUY
X-Men #87 BUY

Collections:
Magneto: Rogue Nation (X-Men)

Cyclops “Dies” While Apocalypse Gathers the Twelve

When: 3 to 4 years ago (published 2000)

Apocalypse gathers the twelve most powerful mutants to siphon their powers.  Cyclops, one of those mutants, sacrifices himself to stop Apocalypse.  Cyclops is eventually found alive.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #376 BUY
Cable #75 BUY
X-Man #59 BUY
X-Men #96BUY
Wolverine 1st Series #146 BUY
Wolverine 1st Series #147 BUY
X-Man #60 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #377 BUY
Cable #76 BUY
X-Men #97 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #378 BUY
Cable #77 BUY
X-Men Unlimited #26 BUY
Wolverine 1st Series #148 BUY
X-Men #98 BUY
X-Men Search For Cyclops #1 BUY
X-Men Search For Cyclops #2 BUY
X-Men Search For Cyclops #3 BUY
X-Men Search For Cyclops #4 BUY

Collections:
X-Men vs. Apocalypse Vol. 1: The Twelve
X-Men Vs. Apocalypse – Volume 2: Ages of Apocalypse

Colossus Dies Curing the Legacy Virus

When: 2 to 4 years ago (published 2001)

Colossus sacrifices himself in order to get a cure for the Legacy Virus. Not long after, Magneto is killed in Genosha.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #390 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #392 BUY
X-Men #112 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #393 BUY
X-Men #113 BUY

Genocide on the Island of  Genosha

When: 2 to 4 years ago (published 2001)

As Xavier goes public with his school for mutants, the mutant island nation of Genosha is attacked by Sentinels, with most inhabitants dying.  Cassandra Nova is responsible for the attack. Xorn is recruited to aid in defeating Nova.

Key Issues:
New X-Men #114 BUY – E for Extinction
New X-Men #115 BUY – E for Extinction – The Genocide
New X-Men #116 BUY – E for Extinction
New X-Men #117 BUY
New X-Men Annual 2001 BUY – Xorn is Discovered
New X-Men #121 BUY – Cassandra Nova Origin
New X-Men #122 BUY – Imperial
New X-Men #123 BUY – Imperial
New X-Men #124 BUY – Imperial
New X-Men #125 BUY – Imperial
New X-Men #126 BUY – Imperial

Collections:
New X-Men Omnibus
New X-Men, Vol. 1

Xorn Revealed As Magneto, Jean Grey Dies Again

When: 2 to 3 years ago (published 2004)

Xorn is revealed to be Magneto in disguise, secretly using his position to put together a Brotherhood to once again take over from the humans.  He is defeated, but Jean Grey is once again a victim and dies during this struggle.  As she goes, she gives Cyclops her blessing to have a relationship with Emma Frost.

Key Issues:
New X-Men #146 BUY – Planet X
New X-Men #147 BUY – Planet X
New X-Men #148 BUY – Planet X
New X-Men #149 BUY – Planet X
New X-Men #150 BUY – Planet X

Collections:
New X-Men, Vol. 3
New X-Men Omnibus

Colossus Is Found Alive

When: 2 to 3 years ago (published 2004)

As a new school takes in new mutants, the latest X-Men team deal with the potential for a “cure”.  It is revealed that Colossus, still alive, was used to help develop the cure.  He is reunited with Kitty Pryde and joins the team. However, he loses Kitty as she is left phased in a giant bullet heading for earth.

Key Issues:
Astonishing X-Men #1 BUY – Torn
Astonishing X-Men #2 BUY – Torn
Astonishing X-Men #3 BUY – Torn
Astonishing X-Men #4 BUY – Torn
Astonishing X-Men #5 BUY – Torn
Astonishing X-Men #6 BUY – Torn
Giant Size Astonishing X-Men #1 BUY – Kitty Lost in Space

Collections:
Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1: Gifted
Astonishing X-Men By Joss Whedon & John Cassaday Ultimate Collection Book 1
Astonishing X-Men By Joss Whedon & John Cassaday Ultimate Collection Book 2

Scarlet Witch Reduces the Mutant Population to 198

When: 2 to 3 years ago (published 2005)

The Scarlet Witch, Magneto’s daughter, uses her powers to create a new reality with mutants in charge.  After it was revealed that it was her brother Quicksilver that put her up to it, she says “No More Mutants”, and has most of Earth’s mutant population unpowered.

Key Issues:
House of M #1 BUY
House of M #2 BUY
House of M #3 BUY
House of M #4 BUY
House of M #5 BUY
House of M #6 BUY
House of M #7 BUY
House of M #8 BUY

Collections:
House of M

Hope Is First New Mutant Born

When: Over 1 year ago (published 2008)

A New Mutant is born, Hope, which leads to a race to get her, from X-Men, Cable to Sinister and his team. Cable takes the baby to the future, much like what happened to him.

Key Issues:
X-Men Messiah Complex #1 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #492 BUY
X-Factor 3rd series #25 BUY
New X-Men #44 BUY
X-Men #205 BUY
>Uncanny X-Men #493 BUY
X-Factor 3rd series #26 BUY
New X-Men #45 BUY
X-Men #206 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #494 BUY
X-Factor 3rd series #27 BUY
New X-Men #46 BUY
X-Men #207 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Messiah Complex

The X-Men Relocated to San Francisco

When: Over 1 year ago (published 2008)

The X-Men are disbanded and reform in a new location in San Fransisco.

Key Issues:
Uncanny X-Men #495 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #496 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #497 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #498 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #499 BUY

Collections:
Uncanny X-Men: Divided We Stand

The X-Men Establish Utopia

When: About 1 year ago (published 2009)

Cyclops’ X-Men build Utopia, refuge home for mutants, off the coast of San Francisco.  Magneto, who has regained his powers, visits Utopia and requests to join with the X-Men.  They accept his membership, though not unanimously  which causes tensions between the group.

Key Issues:
Dark Avengers X-Men Utopia #1 BUY – Utopia
Uncanny X-Men #513 BUY  – Utopia
Dark Avengers #7 BUY – Utopia
Uncanny X-Men #514 BUY – Utopia
Dark Avengers #8 >BUY – Utopia
Dark avengers X-Men Exodus #1 BUY – Utopia
Dark Reign The List X-Men #1 BUY – Utopia
Dark X-Men The Confession #1 BUY – Utopia
Uncanny X-Men Annual 2nd series #2 BUY – Utopia
Nation X #1 BUY – Nation X
Nation X #2 BUY – Nation X
Nation X #3 BUY – Nation X
Nation X #4 BUY – Nation X
Uncanny X-Men #515 BUY – Nation X
Uncanny X-Men #516 BUY – Nation X
Uncanny X-Men #517 BUY – Nation X
Uncanny X-Men #518 BUY – Nation X
Uncanny X-Men #519 BUY – Nation X
Uncanny X-Men #520 BUY – Nation X
Uncanny X-Men #521 BUY – Nation X
Uncanny X-Men #522 BUY – Nation X
Nation X X-Factor #10 BUY – Nation X

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Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia
X-Men: Nation X

More New Mutants Appear As Hope and Cable Return

When: About 6 months ago (published 2010)

Hope and Cable return from the future and become targets of the classic anti-mutant humans and Sentinel creators Bastion, Graydon Creed, Stephen Lang, Cameron Hodge and the like.  New Mutants being to appear, and it is hinted that Hope might be a future host of the Phoenix Force.

Key Issues:
X-Men Second Coming Prepare #1 BUY
X-Men Hope #1 BUY
X-Men Second Coming #1 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #523 BUY
New Mutants 3rd series #12 BUY
X-Men Legacy #235 BUY
X-Force 3rd series #26 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #524 BUY
New Mutants 3rd series #13 BUY
X-Men Legacy #236 BUY
X-Force 3rd series #27 BUY
Uncanny X-Men #525 BUY
New Mutants 3rd series #14 BUY
X-Men Legacy #237 BUY
X-Force 3rd series #28 BUY
X-Men Second Coming #2 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Second Coming

More New Mutants Appear As Hope and Cable Return

When: A few months ago (published 2011)

As the X-Men dispute the use of children in battle, a rift appears between Cyclops and Wolverine, as each go their separate ways with their own X-Men Team; Wolverine at a the new Jean Grey School and Cyclops on Utopia.

Key Issues:
X-Men Schism #1 BUY
X-Men Schism #2 BUY
X-Men Schism #3 BUY
X-Men Schism #4 BUY
X-Men Schism #5 BUY

Collections:
X-Men: Schism

The Phoenix Force Returns and brings back Mutants

When: Lately (published 2012)

With the Phoenix Force returning, the Avengers and Cyclops’ X-Men battle over Hope.  The force is splintered between 5 hosts during battle, who use the force to do good in the world.  As always, the force corrupts, and the Avengers take down the final host, Cyclops, but fail to keep him from killing Xavier.  Hope becomes the next host, who uses its power to return mutants to the world before banishing the force from good.

Key Issues:
Avengers Vs X-Men #1 BUY
Avengers Vs X-Men #2 BUY
Avengers Vs X-Men #3 BUY
Avengers Vs X-Men #4 BUY
Avengers Vs X-Men #5 BUY
Avengers Vs X-Men #6 BUY
Avengers Vs X-Men #7 BUY
Avengers Vs X-Men #8 BUY
Avengers Vs X-Men #9 BUY
Avengers Vs X-Men #10 BUY
Avengers Vs X-Men #11 BUY
Avengers Vs X-Men #12 BUY

Collections:
Avengers vs. X-Men

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