The definitive, chronological, and up-to-date guide and trade reading order on collecting Grant Morrison’s New X-Men and X-Men, Vol. 2 comic books via omnibuses, hardcovers, and trade paperback graphic novels. A part of Crushing Krisis’s Collecting X-Men: A Definitive Guide. Last updated July 2016 with titles scheduled for release through April 2017.
X-Men was rechristened New X-Men when Grant Morrison took the helm with issue #114, indicating his radical (and sometime controversial) departure from X-Men status quo.
Morrison created the first definitive period in the book’s history, stripping down the team to the bare bones of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Emma Frost, and Beast – all acting as the staff at the Xavier school. Notably, he forged the Cyclops and Emma Frost relationship that exists to this day, and was the first writer to develop Jean Grey in years.
Associated Content provides a fantastic guide to understanding Morrison’s run on the book and the symbolism of each team member.
After Morrison’s run ended in 2004 the book reverted back to its prior X-Men, Vol. 2 name while maintaining its issue numbering. Meanwhile, the remainder of his team moves to Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men. [Read more…] about Collecting X-Men #114 – 207 as Graphic Novels