The definitive, chronological, and up-to-date guide on collecting New Mutants, New X-Men, Young X-Men, and other X-Men-in-training comic books via omnibuses, hardcovers, and trade paperback graphic novels. A part of Crushing Krisis’s Collecting X-Men: A Definitive Guide. Last updated December 2017 with titles scheduled for release through August 2018.
X-Men launched as a comic book about a school of mutants, but by the early 80s it was clear that a team featuring the likes of Cyclops, Storm, and Wolverine had outgrown being students. While the injection of the occasional teen into the team would revive the scholastic concept, there was no getting around that Xavier’s School For Gifted Youngsters was neither a school nor filled with many youngsters.
Marvel’s solution to this – and to capitalizing on the X-Men’s massive popularity – was to launch a second X-Men series in 1983 called “New Mutants” that would be about exactly that – a team of teens who had just discovered their powers.
As it turns out, even though comics characters don’t need to age, comics about teens have the same problem as TV shows about high school students – eventually they graduate! Rather than keep New Mutants as a team-in-training title, Marvel has launched several other young mutants titles over the years – and they’re all in this guide (except for X-Force, which has it’s own page).
- New Mutants (1983) – The third class of X-Men, including Cannonball, Sunspot, Rahne, Mirage, Karma, and later Kitty Pryde, Magik, Boom Boom, and Richtor.
- X-Force (1991) – The New Mutants graduated into this title, lead by Cable. Later, the title highlighted non-student teams. See X-Force.
- Generation X (1994) – The fourth class of X-Men, including Jubilee, Husk, M, Sync, Skin, and Penance – lead by Emma Frost and Banshee.
- New Mutants: Truth or Death (1997) – A three-issue mini-series
- New Mutants, Vol. 2 (2003) – A series featuring many of the original New Mutants as they recruited for a fifth class of X-Men.
- X-Men: Academy X / New X-Men (2004) – The fourth class of X-Men, including Surge, Hellion, Pixie, X-23, Rockslide, Anole, Dust, Mercury, and many more!
- Young X-Men (2008) – A continuation of New X-Men, featuring Rockslide, Blindfold, and Dust, and introducing Ink.
- New Mutants, Vol. 3 (2009) – The return of the original New Mutants – including Magik and Legion, in what would be a star-making turn for them both.
- Generation Hope (2011) – The fifth class of X-Men spinning out of Second Coming, including Hope, Idie, Transonic, Primal (Teon), Velocidad, and Zero.
- Wolverine & The X-Men, Vol. 1 (2011) – A class of X-Men as lead by Wolverine at a newly-formed Jean Grey Academy, including Quentin Quire, Broo, Idie, Kid Apocalypse, and many others.
- All-New X-Men (2012) – It’s the first class again – literally! The five original X-Men travel to the present day where they live alongside their adult selves.
- Wolverine & The X-Men, Vol. 2 (2014) – A relaunched continuation of the previous title.
- Spider-Man & The X-Men (2015) – Continues from the prior title with Spider-Man as temporary instructor and a cast of the B-list of students, like Shark Girl and Eye Boy (really).
- All-New X-Men, Vol. 2 (2015) – A relaunched version of the time-traveling first class, minus Jean Grey but plus X-23 as Wolverine, Kid Apocalypse as Genesis, and Idie.
- Generation X (2017)
- New Mutants: Dead Souls (2018)
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The first regular-series X-Men spinoff, New Mutants begins parallel to Uncanny X-Men #167 (which features the team).
Initially penned by regular X-scribe Chris Claremont, New Mutants started out as a full-fledged side team to the main X-Men book, complete with its own strong sense of mythology.
After Claremont’s run completed at issue #54 the book reverted to more typical “teen team” fare from adept writer Louise Jones Simonson. Later, artist, plotter, and human monkey-wrench Rob Liefield pushed the book into a more militaristic direction leading up to its transformation into X-Force.
collected in oversize hardcover editions…
Marvel Graphic Novel 4: Not collected in this format
#1-34 & Annual 1: Not collected in this format
New Mutants Special Edition: X-Men: Asgardian Wars Oversize Hardcover
Collects the entire Asgardian Wars crossover: X-Men and Alpha Flight #1-2, New Mutants Special Edition, and X-Men Annual #9.
#35-45 & Annual 2: Not collected in this format
#46: X-Men: Mutant Massacre Oversize Hardcover (ISBN 0785102248)
Not a true “Marvel Omnibus” – it’s not quite long enough for a $99 price tag. However, it’s printed at that size and quality. Collects Uncanny X-Men #210-214, X-Factor #9-11, New Mutants #46, Thor #373-374, Daredevil #238, and Power Pack #27.
#47-54 & Annual 3: Not collected in this format
#55-61: X-Men: The Fall of the Mutants Oversize Hardcover (ISBN 0785108254)
Collects the entire Fall of the Mutants crossover: New Mutants (1983) #55-61, Uncanny X-Men #220-227, X-Factor (1986) #18-26, Captain America (1968) #339, Daredevil (1964) #252, Fantastic Four (1961) #312, Incredible Hulk (1968) #340, Power Pack (1984) #35.
#62-70 & Annual 4: X-Men: Inferno Prologue Oversize Hardcover
Collects the disparate stories from Uncanny X-Men (1981) #228-238 and Annual 12; X-Factor (1986) #27-32 & Annual 3; New Mutants (1983) #62-70 and Annual 4; and material from Marvel Age Annual 4 and Marvel Fanfare #40.
Annual #4: Evolutionary War Omnibus Oversized Hardcover (ISBN 0785155473)
Presents the Marvel-wide Evolutionary war event in chronological order, including X-Factor Annual #3, Punisher Annual #1, Silver Surfer Annual #1, New Mutants Annual#4, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #22, Fantastic Four Annual #21, Uncanny X-Men Annual #12, Web of Spider-Man Annual #4, West Coast Avengers Annual #3, Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #8 ,and Avengers Annual #17.
#71-73: X-Men: Inferno Oversize Hardcover (ISBN 0785137777)
Collects the entire Inferno crossover: X-Factor #33-40, X-Terminators #1-4, Uncanny X-Men #239-243, New Mutants #71-73, and X-Factor Annual #4.
#74-75: Not collected in this format
#76 & Annual 5: Atlantis Attacks Omnibus Oversize Hardcover (ISBN 0785144922)
Presents the Marvel-wide Atlantis Attacks event in chronological order, which includes excerpting back-up stories into their own separate sequence. Collects Silver Surfer Annual #2, Iron Man Annual #10, Marvel Comics Presents #26, Uncanny X-Men Annual #13, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23, Punisher Annual #2, Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #9, Daredevil Annual #4, Avengers Annual #18, New Mutants #76, Annual #5, X-Factor Annual #4, Web of Spider-Man Annual #5, Avengers West Coast #56, Annual #4, Thor Annual #14, and Fantastic Four Annual #22.
#77-83: Not collected in this format
#84-86: Acts of Vengeance Crossovers Omnibus Oversize Hardcover (ISBN 0785144889)
Collects the disconnected Acts of Vengeance storyline, which featured villains crossing over from other books. New Mutants face Spider-Man’s The Vulture and Asgardian villain Hela, who continues to tie into the story of Dani Moonstar to this day! Collects Fantastic Four #334-336; Wolverine (1988) #19-20; Dr. Strange (1988) #11-13; Incredible Hulk #363; Punisher #28-29; Punisher War Journal #12-13; Marc Spector: Moon Knight #8-10; Daredevil #275-276; Power Pack #53; Alpha Flight (1983) #79-80; New Mutants #84-86; Uncanny X-Men #256-258; X-Factor #49-50; Web of Spider-Man #64-65; and the Damage Control mini-series. A main Acts of Vengeance book collects additional issues, though none are from X-series.
#87-94: Not collected in this format.
Annual 6: X-Men: Days of Future Past Oversize Hardcover (ISBN 0785184422)
Collects the original Days of Future Past story in X-Men #141 and Uncanny X-Men #142; the Days of Future Present 1990 crossover from New Mutants Annual 6, X-Factor Annual 5, Uncanny X-Men Annual 14, and Fantastic Four Annual 23; and Excalibur’s foray into Ahab’s future from #52 and 66-67; plus Wolverine: Days of Future Past and Hulk Broken Worlds #2.
New Mutants Summer Special: Not collected in this format
#95-97: X-Men: X-Tinction Agendaardcover (ISBN 0785155317)
Collects Uncanny X-Men #235-238 and #270-272, New Mutants #95-97, and X-Factor #60-62.
#98-100 & Annual 7: X-Force Omnibus, Vol. 1 Oversize Hardcover (ISBN 0785165959)
Collects New Mutants (1983) 98-100, Annual 7; X-Men Annual (1970) 15; X-Factor Annual 6; X-Force (1991) 1-15; Spider -Man (1990) 16; Cable: Blood & Metal 1-2; material from New Warriors Annual 1, X-Force Annual (1992) 1.
collected by storyline or single issue…
#1-12: New Mutants Epic Collection: Renewal (Epic Vol. 1)
Collects Marvel Graphic Novel 4, New Mutants (1983) #1-12, Uncanny X-Men (1981) #167, Marvel Team-Up Annual 6, Magik (1983) #1-4, and material from Marvel Team-Up (1972) #100
#1-7: X-Men: New Mutants Classic, Vol. 1 (ISBN 0-7851-2194-3)
Also collects the New Mutants’ debut in Marvel Graphic Novel #4, as well as Uncanny X-Men #167.
#8-17: X-Men: New Mutants Classic, Vol. 2 (ISBN 0-7851-2195-1)
#13-31 & Annual 1: New Mutants Epic Collection: The Demon Bear Saga (Epic Vol. 2)
#18-25: X-Men: New Mutants Classic, Vol. 3 (ISBN 0-7851-3119-1)
Also collects Annual #1, which occurs between #21-22. Alternately, the out of print The New Mutants: The Demon Bear Saga collects just #18-21 (ISBN 0-87135-673-2)
#23-25: Cloak & Dagger: Shadows and Light
Collects all but a handful of the pair’s earliest appearances – Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #64, 69-70, 81-82, 94-96; Cloak And Dagger (1983) #1-4; Marvel Team-Up Annual 6; Marvel Fanfare (1982) #19; New Mutants (1983) #23-25.
#26-34: X-Men: New Mutants Classic, Vol. 4 (ISBN 0-7851-3728-3)
#30, 36-37: Also collected in the Secret Wars II Omnibus.
#35-40: X-Men New Mutants Classic, Vol. 5 (ISBN 978-0-7851-4460-1)
Also collects New Mutants Special Edition and Uncanny X-Men Annual #9, which fit after #34.
#41-47: X-Men New Mutants Classic, Vol. 6 (ISBN 0785155449)
Also includes a crossover from New Mutants Annual #2 to Uncanny X-Men Annual #10, which fit after #44.
#46: X-Men: Mutant Massacre (ISBN 0785102248)
Collects Uncanny X-Men (1963) #210-214, X-Factor (1986) #9-11, New Mutants (1983) #46, Thor #373-374, Power Pack (1984) #27, Daredevil #238. Reprinted in 2019 as X-Men Milestones: Mutant Massacre. A 2001 paperback version omitted UXM #214 and Daredevil #238.
#48-54: New Mutants Classic, Vol. 7 (ISBN 0785159711)
Also collects Annual 3, which comes between #52-53.
Fallen Angels Hardcover (ISBN 0785155295)
#1-8: Branching out from #52, this mini-series saw Sunspot and Warlock strike out on their own brought Boom Boom into the New Mutants fold. Also starring Madrox, Siryn, and Ariel.
Magik appears here in a story in Marvel Super-Heroes #1.
#53-54: New Mutants Forever (ISBN 0785147470)
This includes an editorially cooked-up mini-series extension of Chris Claremont’s original run on New Mutants, but it comes with a complimentary pair of previously un-reprinted classic issues!
#59-61:X-Men Milestones: Fall of the Mutants
Collects only the issues originally bannered as “The Fall of the Mutants” on their covers – Uncanny X-Men (1963) #225-227, X-Factor (1986) #24-26, and New Mutants (1983) #59-61. Previously collected in a 2002 paperback version.
#62-70 & Annual 4: Not collected in this format. Annual 4 is part of Evolutionary War and occurs between #66-67.
#71-85: New Mutants Epic Collection: Curse Of The Valkyries (Epic Vol. 6)
Also collects X-Terminators #1-4.
#71-72: X-Men: Inferno, Vol. 1
Collects Power Pack (1984) #40, 42-43; X-Factor (1986) #33-36; X-Terminators #1-4; Uncanny X-Men #239-240; and New Mutants (1983) #71-72
#73: X-Men: Inferno, Vol. 2
This pads itself out with issues that were not contained in the Inferno Omnibus: Collects Uncanny X-Men #241-243, Excalibur #6-7, X-Factor #37-40, New Mutants #73 (but not material fromX-Factor Annual #4), Cloak & Dagger #4 and Power Pack #44.
Annual 5: Not collected in this format. Annual 5 is part of Atlantis Attacks and occurs after #76. It is mistakenly omitted from Epic Collection Vol. 6
#86-94: X-Force: Cable & the New Mutants Hardcover (ISBN 0785149708)
Collects New Mutants #86-94 and Annual #5, which includes Cable’s first appearance.
#87: Cable Classic Volume 1 (ISBN 0-7851-3123-X)
Collects New Mutants #87, Cable: Blood and Metal #1-2, and Cable #1-4
#87-91 & 93-94: Cable and The New Mutants (ISBN 0871359375)
Also includes the last page of #86.
Annual 6: Not collected in this format. Part of the Days of Future Present crossover with Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor, and Fantastic Four. Falls between issues #92-93.
New Mutants Summer Special: Not collected. Directly follows Days of Future past.
#98: Deadpool Classic, Vol. 1 (ISBN 0-7851-3124-8)
Collects The New Mutants (vol. 1) #98 plus Deadpool: The Circle Chase, Deadpool: Sins of the Past, and Deadpool #1
#99-100: X-Force: Shatterstar (ISBN 0-7851-1633-8)
Also collects X-Force: Shatterstar #1-4
#98-100: X-Force: A Force to be Reckoned With (ISBN 0785149848)
Collects early Liefeld-illustrated Cable appearances in New Mutants #98-100, X-Force #1-4, and Spider-Man #16. Note that #98 is Deadpool’s debut!
Annual 7: New Warriors Classic, Vol. 2 (ISBN 0785142630)
Part of Kings of Pain. Collecting New Warriors (1990) #7-10, Annual #1; New Mutants Annual #7, Uncanny X-Men Annual #15, and X-Factor Annual #6. This features the full post-#100 team. Also in New Warriors Omnibus, Vol. 1.
The majority of the team continues in X-Force, Vol. 1.
Begins November 1994, just after Uncanny X-Men #318, X-Men #37, X-Factor #106, Wolverine #85, Excalibur #82, X-Force #38, and Cable #16.
The title that solidified Emma Frost as a good guy and brought Banshee back to a monthly title featured a cast of characters now entire depowered or deceased save for Monet and Husk.
This series is one of the most under-collected of all X-Men ongoings, but if sales of the first “Classic” edition are strong there is a chance we could see at least 2-3 more, taking us through the mid-20s, when the original creative team left the title.
#1: X-Men: Origin of Generation X (ISBN 0785102167) out-of-print
The “Generation Next” crossover that launched Generation X; collects X-Factor #106, X-Force #38, Excalibur #82, Uncanny X-Men #316-317, X-Men #36-37, Wolverine #85, Cable #16, & Generation X #1.
#1-4: Generation X Classic – Volume 1 (ISBN 0785149678)
Collects Uncanny X-Men #316-318, X-Men #36-37, Generation X #1-4, Generation X Ashcan Edition, and material from Generation X Collector’s Preview.
(Here Generation X becomes Generation Next #1-4 for four months as part of the Age of Apocalypse crossover, which does not interrupt the numbering .)
#5-11 & Annual 95: Generation X Classic – Volume 2 (ISBN 0785166866)
Also includes San Diego Preview. The annual falls between #9-10.
#12-17: Not collected.
#18: Though this issue was part of Onslaught, it is not a part of the currently in-print sequence of reprints.
#19-25, Underground, Annual 2/1996 & 3/1997: Not collected. After #23 comes Underground special, Annual ’96, Incredible Hulk Annual ’97 (2nd story), X-Men Annual ’96, Annual 3/1997. Also, the three-issue Daydreamers limited series occurs after #25 (possibly after #26?)
#26-31: X-Men: Zero Tolerance Oversized Hardcover (ISBN 0785162402)
This forthcoming volume will collect Generation X #26-31, Cable #45-47, X-Men #65-70, X-Force #67-70, Uncanny X-Men #346, Wolverine #115-118, X-and Man #30.
#27: Zero Tolerance out of print (ISBN 078510738X)
This very out-of-print book collected Generation X #27, Cable #45-47, X-Men #65-70, X-Force #67-69, and Wolverine #115-118. Note that this is an older reprint – pages are on matte paper, and the trim size is slightly different than newer TPBs.
#1/2: Though this is largely a flashback to Skin’s origin prior to his debut in UXM #317, it nominally occurs after #31 due to it’s framing device.
#32-62, Annual 4/1998, 5/1999, Holiday Special: Not collected. Annual 4/1998 (AKA /Dracula) and Holiday Annual 4/1998 follow #49. Annual 5/1999 follows #58.
#63-70: Counter X, Volume 2 (ISBN 0785133056)
#71-75: Counter X: Generation X – Four Days (ISBN 0785167307)
The cast of Generation X spread to a variety of titles after its conclusion.
- Emma Frost immediately joins Grant Morrison’s New X-Men.
- Chamber appears immediately in Uncanny X-Men in the #390s, with Banshee starting a run in #401, and Husk following soon after (she joins the full-time cast in the 417).
- Monet appears with Husk in UXM #403-406, and then becomes a part of X-Corporation, as later seen in New X-Men #128.
- Jubilee appears in X-Men Unlimited #32, followed by joining her teammates in #403-406, followed by intermittent appearances starting from #425.
- Skin next appears in X-Men Unlimited #34 and Uncanny X-Men #423.
An uncollected three-issue limited series featuring the classic New Mutants roster traveling forward in time to face Magik’s death from the Legacy Virus.
The short-lived New Mutants, Vol. 2 edition brought back Moonstar, Karma, Magma, and Wolfsbane as recruiters for the Xavier School. It introduced more newly conceived mutants in every issue!
As part of Reloaded the book was retitled to: New X-Men: Academy X (see below).
#1-6: New Mutants Vol. 1: Back to School (ISBN 0-7851-1242-1)
New X-Men: Academy X is a direct continuation of New Mutants. It begins July 2004, concurrent with the X-Men Reloaded event – parallel to Uncanny X-Men#444, X-Men#157, and the launches of New Excalibur and Astonishing X-Men.
In the Marvel Universe, it intersects House of M at issue #16.
Stories shifted focus from recruiters to students starting with the first issue as New X-Men: Academy X, which shortened its name to simply New X-Men starting with issue #20.
New X-Men featured an avalanche of newer mutant characters who were whittled down editorially and mortally over the course of the series. Losing so many characters to attrition made the survivors really stand out – Hellion, Surge, X-23, Prodigy, Mercury, Dust, Elixir, Rockslide, Pixie, and Wither all became major characters in their own rights.
It remains to be seen if Marvel will collect it into larger editions, as it has with similarly out-of-print editions of Cable & Deadpool and Exiles.
as recollected in full in a three-volume 2018-2019 series of Complete Collections…
New X-Men: Academy X – The Complete Collection
New X-Men (2004) #1-15, New X-Men: Academy X Yearbook #1, New X-Men: Hellions #1-4
New X-Men: Childhood’s End – The Complete Collection
Collects New X-Men (2004) #16-32
New X-Men: The Quest for Magik – The Complete Collection
Collects New X-Men (2004) #33-39, 40-42 (A-stories; B-Stories are part of Endangered Species), & 43; X-Infernus #1-4 & Saga; and material from X-Men Unlimited (2004) #14 and X-Men: Divided We Stand #2
as originally collected
#1-6: New X-Men: Academy X Vol. 1: Choosing Sides (ISBN 0-7851-1538-2)
#7-11: New X-Men: Academy X Vol. 2: Haunting (ISBN 0-7851-1615-X)
New X-Men: Hellions out-of-print (ISBN 0-7851-1746-6)
Collects limited series of the same name.
#12-15: New X-Men: Academy X Vol. 3: X-Posed (ISBN 0-7851-1791-1)
Also collects New X-Men: Academy X Special (AKA Yearbook)
#16-19: House of M: New X-Men – Academy X (ISBN 0-7851-1941-8)
Also collects material from Secrets of the House of M
#20-23: New X-Men: Childhood’s End, Vol. 1 (ISBN 0-7851-1831-4)
#24-27: New X-Men: Childhood’s End, Vol. 2 (ISBN 0-7851-2024-6)
#28-32: New X-Men: Childhood’s End, Vol. 3 out-of-print (ISBN 0-7851-2025-4)
#33-36: New X-Men: Childhood’s End, Vol. 4 out-of-print (ISBN 0-7851-2238-9)
#37-43: New X-Men: Childhood’s End, Vol. 5 (ISBN 0-7851-2239-7)
World War Hulk: X-Men #1-3: World War Hulk: Marvel Universe (occasionally, World War Hulk: X-Men)
While this ostensibly focuses on Professor Xavier, it’s also a New X-Men story. Collecting Avengers: The Initiative #4-5, Irredeemable Ant-Man #10, Iron Man #19-20, Ghost Rider #12-13, World War Hulk: X-Men #1-3.
#44-46: X-Men: Messiah Complex (ISBN 0785123202)
Collects X-Men: Messiah CompleX One-Shot, Uncanny X-Men #492-494, X-Men #205-207, New X-Men #44-46, X-Factor #25-27, and X-Men: Messiah CompleX – Mutant Files.
In the Marvel Universe, it starts two months prior to Secret Invasion.
A maxi-series continuation of the characters Rockslide, Blindfold, and Dust from New X-Men – it falls a bit flat without the bigger personalities of Hellion, Surge, Elixir, and Pixie – who variously appear next in Uncanny, as well as in concurrent anthology titles X-Men: Divided We Stand and X-Men: Manifest Destiny, and after “Second Coming” in X-Men: To Serve and Protect. Elixir stars in X-Force.
#1-5: Young X-Men, Vol. 1: Final Genesis (ISBN 078513154X)
#6-12: Young X-Men Vol. 2: Book Of Revelations (ISBN 0785131655)
Also collects part of X-Men: Manifest Destiny #3.
In the Marvel Universe, it starts after the majority of Dark Reign has concluded.
After the X-Infernus Saga brought Magik back to the X-titles, Marvel reshuffled nearly all of the characters from the original 1980s New Mutants team back to a book of the same name.
It was an intriguing move, considering some of the remarkable character development the characters experienced over the past nearly-thirty years! Notably, Cannonball became a full-fledged X-Man, Moonstar lost her powers, and Magik reverted to her younger age and perished from the Legacy Virus.
Rather than be a step back for the characters, New Mutants represents a major step forward – for some characters, the first in twenty years!
as recollected in Complete Collections…
New X-Men: The Quest for Magik – The Complete Collection
The X-Infernus saga straddles the line between the ended Academy X series and the upcoming New Mutants series – using the cast of the former to resurrect Magik to star in the latter. Collects New X-Men (2004) #33-39, 40-42 (A-stories; B-Stories are part of Endangered Species), & 43; X-Infernus #1-4 & Saga; and material from X-Men Unlimited (2004) #14 and X-Men: Divided We Stand #2
New Mutants by Zeb Wells Complete Collection
Collects New Mutants (2009) #1-11 & 15-12. Also collects material from Marvel Spotlight: New Mutants and X-Necrosha #1
Issues #12-14 are part of Second Coming. Issues #22-24 are part of Age of X
New Mutants By Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
Collects New Mutants (2009) #25-37. Also includes Journey Into Mystery (2011) #632
New Mutants By Abnett & Lanning: The Complete Collection Vol. 2
Collects New Mutants (2009) #38-50, Exiled #1, and Journey Into Mystery (2011) #637-638
as originally collected…
#1-11 & 15-20: New Mutants by Zeb Wells Complete Collection
Also collects material from Marvel Spotlight: New Mutants; Material From X-necrosha 1
#1-5: New Mutants, Vol. 1: Return of Legion (ISBN 0785139923)
The team reconvenes to capture Legion, who has taken over a small town with his myriad of powerful alternate personalities. Also available in hardcover.
#6-8: X-Necrosha Hardcover (ISBN 0785146741)
Collects the entire Necrosha event, including X-Force #21-25, New Mutants #6-8, X-Men: Legacy #231-234, and X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha One-Shot
#12-14: X-Men: Second Coming (ISBN 0785157050)
A direct crossover between all of the core X-titles. New Mutants play an important early role facing off against an old enemy, and Cypher figures prominently into the climax. Collects Second Coming: Prepare, Second Coming #1-2, Uncanny X-Men #523-525; New Mutants #12-14, X-Men Legacy #235-237, X-Force #26-28. Also available in hardcover. Reissued in 2020 as an X-Men Milestones edition.
You may also wish to purchase X-Men: Second Coming Revelations, which contains companion stories to Second Coming staring Cannonball, Anole, Pixie, and Magik, among others.
Generation Hope is launched here, focusing on a fourth incoming class of New Mutants. It is covered below.
#15-21: New Mutants: Fall of the New Mutants (ISBN 0785145842)
This is one of the most action-packed, entertaining X-adventures in years – especially if you’re passingly familiar with the events of Inferno (and don’t have a problem with Limbo). Also available in hardcover.
#22-24 X-Men: Age of X (ISBN: 0785152903)
An alternate-reality tale in the spirit of the smash Age of Apocalypse. Dani and Cannonball are minor characters, but Legion figures in heavily. Collects Age of X: Alpha, New Mutants #22-24, X-Men Legacy #245-247, and Age of X: Universe 1-2. Also available in oversized hardcover. [Ed Note: The hardcover is worth it – it’s very attractive.]
Writing team Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning take over writing duties, marking a significant decline in quality. Cannonball no longer appears.
#25-28: New Mutants: Unfinished Business (ISBN 0785152318)
A brief adventure in which Dani, Cypher, Sunspot, and Magma collect a captive Nate Grey from Dark Beast. Back on Utopia Magik deals with the ramifications of the Fall of the New Mutants story. Also available in hardcover.
#29-32: Fear Itself: Wolverine / New Mutants (ISBN 0785157433)
Dani leads the team to deal with otherworldly ramifications of the Fear Itself event. Also includes the Wolverine: Fear Itself mini-series. Available in hardcover.
X-Men: Schism Hardcover
Collects the Schism mini-series, X-Men: Choosing Sides, and X-Men: Regenesis. This event reshapes the X-Men line, though New Mutants have very little to do with it save for some scenes in Regenesis. Afterwards, Magik becomes a full-time member of the main X-Men squad.
At this point, Wolverine and The X-Men launches to focus on the new Jean Grey School. The cast includes both students and teachers.
#38-41: New Mutants: Deanimator (ISBN 0785161600)
From this point forward New Mutant is released only in trade paperback.
#42-43: Journey Into Mystery / New Mutants: Exiled (ISBN 0785165401)
The team’s ties to Asgard continue in this crossover. Collects Exiled #1, Journey Into Mystery #637, New Mutants #42, Journey #638, and New Mutants #43.
#44-50: New Mutants: Fight the Future (ISBN 0785161619)
- Sunspot moves on to Avengers (2012) along with Cannonball
- Dani Moonstar moves to the all-female Fearless Defenders.
- Cypher and Warlock eventually turn up in All-New X-Factor
- Magma, Blink, and X-Men are in limbo (not the Hell, the disuse) for a moment
Begins January 2011, parallel to Uncanny X-Men #530, X-Men Legacy #242, X-Factor #211, X-Men #5, Wolverine #3, and Uncanny X-Force #2, and likely after New Mutants #19 and Daken #3. The series ends as Avengers vs. X-Men begins.
This series focuses on Hope and the Five Lights – the new generation of mutants awakened by her powers. It continues directly from the Five Lights arc in Uncanny X-Men #526-529, which followed Hope’s return to the present day in Second Coming.
Uncanny X-Men: The Birth of Generation Hope (ISBN 0785146431)
Collects Uncanny X-Men #526-529, which introduces the characters launched in the new Generation Hope series. Also includes Uncanny X-Men: The Heroic Age One Shot.
#1-5: Generation Hope: The Future’s a Four Letter Word (ISBN 0785147195)
X-Men / Steve Rogers: Journey To the Negative Zone (ISBN 0785155619)
Collects 2011’s Uncanny X-Men, Namor, and Steve Rogers Annuals – but, its star is Hope. Also available in oversized hardcover.
#6-12: Generation Hope: Schism (ISBN 0785152423)
X-Men: Schism (ISBN 0785156887)
Collects the Schism mini-series, X-Men: Choosing Sides, and X-Men: Regenesis. Generation Hope is a major driver of this event, which occurs in parallel to issues #10-11. Also available as an oversized hardcover.
#13-17: Generation Hope: End of a Generation (ISBN 078515244X)
Pixie joins the team at the beginning of thus arc.
- As of #13 Hope also begins to appear as a regular cast-member in Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 2.
- Idie departs after issue #12 to join Wolverine and the X-Men.
- Pixie joins the cast of X-Men, Vol. 3 at issue #28 after GenHope concludes.
- The overall story of the five lights concludes in Avengers vs. X-Men.
Begins after the resolution of Schism, parallel to other “Regenesis” issues of X-Men – including new co-flagship Uncanny X-Men #1, X-Men Legacy #259, X-Factor #230, Astonishing X-Men #44, New Mutants #33, X-Men #20, Uncanny X-Force #19, Wolverine #17, & Generation Hope #13.
In the Marvel Universe, Schism & Regenesis occur after the conclusions of Fear Itself & Children’s Crusade, even though they were published afterward.
After a well-conceived but badly-executed schism in the X-Men, half of the team remains on Utopia while Wolverine returns to New York with the others.
Wolverine takes a small portion of the adult X-Men (less than 10), but the lion’s share of the younger mutants to start the new Jean Grey School For Higher Learning, with Kitty Pryde as an impossibly young headmistress, Beast as chief of technology, and Iceman as head of finance – plus a slew of other classic characters as professors!
It’s clearly a repositioning of the franchise by Marvel – back to school with scripter Jason Aaaron letting out his wacky side along with cartoonish artists Chris Bachalo and Nick Bradshaw – altogether an acquired taste.
#1-35 & 37-42 & Annual 1: Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron Omnibus Oversized Hardcover
Collects the entire series with the exception of the pair of Battle of the Atom issues, available in oversize hardcover, below.
#1-4: Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron, Vol. 1 (ISBN 0785156801)
Wolverine opens the school only to face the twin challenges of the education board and the ground opening up beneath the school to swallow it whole! Prominently stars Kitty Pryde, Beast, Iceman, and Quentin Quire plus newer characters Idie, Broo, and Kid Gladiator – all versus the new Hellfire Clube. Art by Chris Bachalo, with issue #4 by Nick Bradshaw. Available in hardcover.
Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega
A new series wasn’t enough! Wolverine faces off against Quentin Quire AKA Kid Omega in this five-issue mini-series co-starring Armor. It occurs after #3 of the new series. Also available as a wrapped hardcover (i.e., no dustjacket). This is not collected in the Omnibus, as it was not written by Jason Aaron.
#5-8: Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron, Vol 2
Wolverine takes Quentin Quire on an unexpected field trip while Beast contends with Kitty Pryde’s unexpected condition back at the mansion. Art by Nick Bradshaw, with issue #8 by Chris Bachalo. Also available in hardcover.
Avengers vs. X-Men Oversized Hardcover
Collects Avengers vs. X-Men #0-12 and Vs. #1-6.
#9-16 & 18: Avengers vs. X-Men Companion Oversized Hardcover
Collects all of the event tie-in issues , including Avengers Academy 29-33; Secret Avengers 26-28; Avengers 25-30; New Avengers 24-30; X-Men Legacy 266-270; Wolverine & The X-Men 9-16, 18; AVX: Consequences 1-5; Uncanny X-Men 11-20, A-Babies VS. X-Babies 1
#19-24: Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron, Vol. 5 (ISBN 0785165770)
Pending solicitation. This series will be paperback only from this point forward
#25-29: Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron, Vol. 6 (ISBN 0785165991)
#30-35: Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron, Vol. 7 (ISBN 0785166009)
Marvel Knights X-Men #1-4: A mini-series starring Wolverine, Rogue, and Kitty Pryde that occurs prior to Battle of the Atom.
#36-37: X-Men: Battle of the Atom
The 2013 X-Men 50th Anniversary crossover. Collects X-Men Battle of the Atom #1-2, Uncanny X-Men #12-13, All-New X-Men #16-17, Wolverine & The X-Men #36-37, and X-Men # 5-6. Available in oversized hardcover.
Annual 1: See Marvel Universe Events: Infinity
#38-42 & Annual 1: Wolverine and the X-Men by Jason Aaron, Vol. 8
- Wolverine, Storm, Iceman, and Quentin Quire continue to Amazing X-Men and the second Wolverine & The X-Men series, below.
- Storm and Rachel Grey also continue in X-Men, Vol. 3.
- Kitty Pryde continues to All-New X-Men.
Marvel reverses the forward progress of X-Men by bringing the original five X-Men forward in time as a class of new new new new mutants in this Brian M. Bendis penned title with Stuart Immonen as the main artist.
As oversized hardcovers…
#1-10: All-New X-Men, Vol. 1
#11-15 & 18-21: All-New X-Men, Vol. 2
This skips Battle of the Atom, but includes some material from X-Men Gold
#16-17 & UXM #12-13: X-Men: Battle of the Atom
X-Men: No More Humans OGN oversized hardcover
Exact placement to be determined after release.
#22-30: All-New X-Men, Vol. 3
Also includes Guardians of the Galaxy #11-13
As originally released…
ANXM Special: The Arms of the Octopus
Collects a surprisingly pleasing three-part crossover between the specials of All-New X-Men, Indestructible Hulk, and Superior Spider-Man. Also collects a Wolverine one-shot, In the Flesh.
#16-17: X-Men: Battle of the Atom
The 2013 X-Men 50th Anniversary crossover. Collects X-Men Battle of the Atom #1-2, Uncanny X-Men #12-13, All-New X-Men #16-17, Wolverine & The X-Men #36-37, and X-Men # 5-6. Available in oversized hardcover.
From here teen Cyclops continues to his own series – see Other Ongoing Series.
Axis: See Marvel Universe Events: Axis. The placement of this is unclear, as the only real clues are the absence of Wolverine and the presence of Cyclops and a young Jean Grey.
#38-39: Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex
Available in oversized hardcover. Collects: Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha 1, Guardians of the Galaxy 24-25, Legendary Star-Lord 9-11, All-New X-Men 38-39, Guardians Team-Up 2, Nova 28, Cyclops 12, Captain Marvel 14, Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Omega 1.
This volume stars Wolverine, Storm, Fantomex, Quentin Quire, Evan AKA Genesis, and Idie AKA Oya.
This quirky six-issue series by Elliott Kalan strikes the perfect tone between a classic quipping Spider-Man and the hapless newest class of mutants. It’s an enjoyable read with nods to Aaron’s run while still feeling entirely self-contained.
#1-6: Spider-Man & The X-Men
#9-11: X-Men: Apocalypse Wars Oversize Hardcover
Collects ANXM #9-11, ExXM #8-12, and UXM #6-10
#12-16 & Annual 1: Inevitable Vol. 3: Hell Hath So Much Fury (ISBN 978-1-302-90291-9)
#17-20 & Annual 1: Inevitable Vol. 4: IvX
See Marvel Universe Events for more information. It remains to be seen if both this collection and the prior one will collect Annual 1, or if that is in error.
A new Generation X title launches written by Christina Strain.
Generation X #1-6: Vol. 1: Natural Selection
Generation X #6-11: Vol. 2 Survival of the Fittest
#1-6: New Mutants: Dead Souls
A six-issue limited series by Matt Rosenberg