Every once in a while, Marvel Comics publishes a series of trade paperbacks collecting together key stories from the Marvel Universe – epic tales from years gone by. One such series of trade paperbacks is the X-Men: Epic Collection, which serves up some of the best X-Men stories of the past.

If you are just getting into the Epic Collection, and you don’t know your ‘Second Genesis’ from your ‘Children of the Atom’, then you may wish to know what titles are in the collection and what order they should be read. Well, that’s where this post can help you out, as it contains a chronological reading order for all the X-Men: Epic Collection books – including X-Men-related titles.

As you will see below, the list includes X-Men: Epic Collection, X-Factor: Epic Collection, X-Force: Epic Collection, Excalibur: Epic Collection, Wolverine: Epic Collection and The New Mutants: Epic Collection. So, if you want to work your way through all the X-books, this will prove to be a handy guide.

Please note: The list is as close to a chronological reading order as possible, but some of the contents of each book may blur the timelines a little.

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A list of X-Men: Epic Collection in order

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Below is a list of the trade paperbacks in the X-Men: Epic Collection. The books are listed in chronological order.

  • X-Men: Children of the Atom X-Men #1 – #23
  • X-Men: Lonely are the Hunted – X-Men #24 – #45, Avengers #53 and Not Brand Echh #4 and 8
  • X-Men: The Sentinels Live – X-Men #46 – #66, Ka-Zar #2 – #3 and Marvel Tales #30
  • X-Men: It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn – Amazing Adventures #11 – #17, Amazing Spider-Man #92, Incredible Hulk #150, #161, #172 and #180 – #182, Marvel Team-Up #4 and #23, Avengers #110 – #111, Captain America #172 – #175, Defenders #15 – #16, and Giant-Size Fantastic Four #4
  • X-Men: Second Genesis – Giant-Size X-Men #1, Uncanny X-Men #94 – #110, Marvel Team-Up #53, and #69 – #70, X-Men Annual #1, Iron Fist #14 – #15 and FOOM #10
  • X-Men: Proteus – Uncanny X-Men #111 – #128, X-Men Annual #3, Marvel Team-Up #89 and Incredible Hulk Annual #7
  • X-Men: The Fate of the Phoenix – Uncanny X-Men #129 – #143, Uncanny X-Men Annual #4, Marvel Treasury Edition #26 – #27, Phoenix: The Untold Story, and Marvel Team-Up #100
  • The New Mutants: Renewal – Marvel Graphic Novel #4, New Mutants #1 – #12, Uncanny X-Men #167, Marvel Team-Up Annual #6, Magik #1 – #4 and Marvel Team-Up #100
  • The New Mutants: The Demon Bear Saga – New Mutants #13 – #31 and New Mutants Annual #1
  • X-Men: The Gift – Uncanny X-Men #189 – #198, X-Men Annual #8, X-Men and Alpha Flight #1 – #2, and Nightcrawler #1 – #4
  • X-Factor: Genesis & Apocalypse – Avengers #263, Fantastic Four #286, X-Factor #1 – #9, X-Factor Annual #1, Iron Man Annual #8, The Amazing Spider-Man #282 and Classic X-Men #8 and #43
  • X-Factor: Angel of DeathX-Factor #21 – #36, X-Factor Annual #3, and Power Pack #35
  • Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn – Captain Britain #1 – #2, Excalibur #1 – #11, Special Edition, Mojo Mayhem and material from Mighty World of Marvel #7 and #14 – #15 and Marvel Comics Presents #31-38
  • The New Mutants: Curse of the Valkyries – X-Terminators #1 – #4 and New Mutants #71 – #85
  • Wolverine: Madripoor Nights – Wolverine #1 – #16, Marvel Comics Presents #1 – #10, and Marvel Age Annual #4
  • X-Men: Dissolution Rebirth – Uncanny X-Men #248 – #267
  • Excalibur: The Cross-Time Caper – Excalibur #12 – #30
  • Wolverine: Back to Basics – Wolverine #17 – #30, Wolverine/Nick Fury: The Scorpio Connection and Wolverine: The Jungle Adventure
  • The New Mutants: Cable – New Mutants #86 – #94, New Mutants Annual #5 – #6, New Mutants Summer Special #1, X-Factor Annual #5 and X-Men Annual #14
  • Excalibur: Girls’ School From Heck – Excalibur #31 – #41, Excalibur: Weird War III, The Possession and Air Apparent, Sensational She-Hulk #26 and Marvel Comics Presents #75
  • X-Men: Mutant Genesis – X-Men Annual #15, X-Factor #65 – #70, Uncanny X-Men #278 – #280, X-Men #1 – #3, New Mutants Annual #7 and X-Factor Annual #6
  • Excalibur: Curiouser and Curiouser – Excalibur #42 – #58, Excalibur: XX Crossing #1, Marvel Comics Presents #110
  • X-Factor: All-New, All-Different X-Factor – X-Factor #71 – #83, X-Factor Annual #7 and Incredible Hulk #390 – #392
  • X-Force: Under the Gun – X-Force #1 – #15, X-Force Annual #1, Spider-Man #16 and Wolverine #54
  • X-Factor: X-Aminations – X-Factor #84 – #100 and X-Factor Annual #8
  • X-Force: X-Cutioner’s Song – Cable: Blood & Metal #1 – #2, Uncanny X-Men #294 – #296, X-Factor #84 – #86, X-Men #14 – #16, X-Force #16 – #19, Stryfe’s Strike File #1 and New Warriors #31
  • Wolverine: Inner Fury – Wolverine #69 – #75, Wolverine: Inner Fury #1, Wolverine: Killing #1, Wolverine: Global Jeopardy #1, Sabretooth #1 – #4, and X-Men #25
  • Wolverine: The Dying Game – Wolverine #87 – #100, Wolverine Annual ’95, and Wolverine: Knight of Terra
  • Wolverine: Shadow of Apocalypse – Wolverine #133 – #149, Incredible Hulk #8, and Wolverine/Cable: Guts and Glory #1
  • Wolverine: Blood Debt – Wolverine #150 – #158, Wolverine Annual ’99 and Wolverine: Origin #1 – #6
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