X-Men: Legacy #300.
We get questions.
We get a
lot of questions.
But there are some questions we get more than others.
This is the second of a multi-part series. As we post questions and answers on the blog, we’ll also add them to the
I’ve never read any X-Men. Where should I start?
For a self-contained story covering a lot of the silver age:
X-Men: Season One For the long-game path to the present:
Giant-Size X-Men #1 For a fairly thorough walk-up to the modern era: Morrison/Quitely’s run on
New X-Men, followed by Whedon/Cassady’s on Astonishing X-Men, followed by Messiah Complex. Continue in order from there.
I want to jump into current X-books. Where should I start for a vague understanding of what’s currently going on?
Where can I find a good reference guide to crossovers and reading order for multiple X-series?
UncannyXMen.net! For the Silver Age, check out the X-Axis archives.
What current X-books do you recommend?
If you want to keep abreast of current line-wide events and only plan to subscribe to one or two titles:
Uncanny X-Men and All-New X-Men. If you like character-driven stories, space adventures, and solo books that stand alone:
Cyclops. If you like globally-oriented character-driven stories and solo books branching directly from team books:
Storm. If you like cross-genre team stories with strong authorial voice:
X-Force. If you like teenagers and time travel:
Wolverine and the X-Men. If you like war stories:
Savage Wolverine. If you like pictures of Gambit half-naked and covered in kittens:
X-Factor. If you miss old-school Claremont:
For an ongoing guide to what’s on the shelves, you can catch our weekly video reviews of current titles