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u/xooxanthellae · 4 pointsr/xmen

Here's what I recommend for a Wolverine fan:

  1. Proteus (Uncanny 125-128) -- their first really dangerous enemy

  2. Dark Phoenix Saga (Uncanny 129-137) -- widely considered the best ever, not my favorite though

  3. Days of Future Past (Uncanny 141-142) -- Kitty travels back in time from a dystopian future

  4. God Loves, Man Kills (graphic novel) -- possibly the best place for a newcomer to start

  5. The Brood Saga (Uncanny 154-158, 161-167) -- a mix of Alien & The Matrix, includes the first meeting of Magneto & Professor X (#161) and the first meeting of the X-men & Rogue

  6. Wolverine (Claremont/Miller limited series 1-4) -- the first Wolverine comics, must-read

  7. From the Ashes (Uncanny 168-176) -- one of Joss Whedon's favorite runs; Wolverine's wedding; Rogue joins the X-Men; Storm gets a mohawk

  8. Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown (limited series 1-4) -- highly recommended, great artwork

  9. Inferno (Uncanny 239-243, ties in with X-Factor etc) -- typical sprawling X-over, the X-Men issues are better than the X-Factor & New Mutants etc.

  10. Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men run 1-24 (the Warren Ellis run after this is also good). The Whedon run also has an amazing motion comic partially available on Netflix.

    Five great single issues:

  • Uncanny 117 - Professor X does mind battle

  • Uncanny 150 - the first great Magneto story

  • Uncanny 153 - the funniest issue, Kitty's Fairy Tale

  • Uncanny 205 - Wolverine vs Lady Deathstrike

  • Uncanny 268 - Wolverine hanging out with Captain America in Madripoor in the '40s

    Stuff that didn't make the cut:

  • Uncanny 94-124 -- highlights include the Phoenix Saga (101-108, good background for Dark Phoenix) and a great Professor X story in issue 117. Otherwise you won't miss too much if you skip to Proteus.

  • Uncanny 177-228 -- there's some good stuff here but for me it's not as good as the previous stuff. Highlights include Lifedeath (tpb), and issue #205 is a must-read for Wolverine fans.

  • Uncanny 229-239 -- I think this run is worth checking out. It includes 3 story arcs leading into Inferno: The Reavers (and the X-Men's move to Australia), the return of the Brood, and Genosha. This would be a good time to check out the Wolverine unlimited series.

  • There's some good stuff after this, esp Psylocke becoming a ninja (256-258) and Wolverine & Cap America in #268, but it's in a bit of a decline (although Jim Lee's art is incredible).

    Grant Morrison's New X-Men run gets recommended a lot, but personally I think it's overrated. The art undergoes jarring shifts as artists change, some of the art is truly bad, and it's a damn shame how Morrison assassinated Magneto's character. And there's basically just 4 X-Men in it, 3 of them being members of the original Stan Lee team.

    I posted a while back asking what to read after all this stuff and got some great replies:

u/ThtGuyIKnw · 8 pointsr/xmen

Here's some help from the r/ComicBooks FAQ:

>X-MEN Reading List

>Here are some popular X-Men books and related titles from Marvel:

>The Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont and John Byrne

>X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson

>New X-Men by Grant Morrison

>X-Force/X-Statix by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred

>Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday

>New Mutants by Zeb Wells

>Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender

>X-Factor by Peter David

>X-Men Legacy by Mike Carey

>All-New X-Men by Brian Michael Bendis, Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger, and Marte Gracia

Personally, I'd strongly recommend Whedon's Astonishing X-Men to any new reader.

If it's JUST Wolverine you're interested in, the Wolverine run by Jason Aaron is a pretty fun jumping on point.

u/quietly41 · 3 pointsr/xmen

You don't need to read anything to understand what is going on in the movie. But probably the best way to understand everything is to first know everything about all of the mutants in the movie. So go to IMDB, write down the names of all of the mutants appearing in DoFP and then go to the main marvel universe is universe-616

Even though he won't be in a lot of it, read up about Biship, a lot of the future stuff has to do with him. Read up on the sentinels and Bolivar Trask. Maybe read about the sentinel Nimrod. There are some links below that could really help you. Really though, wikipedia and the marvel wiki and I'm sure there is an X-Men wiki are amazing resources.

If you're willing to drop some dollars and want to be an X-Men expert for the movies buy these two omnibi from amazon

If you want really want to drop some dollars get these as well, though I don't think they will be as helpful to DoFP

EDIT: Forgot to say that the DoFP story line is in the first Uncanny X-Men Omnibus.

u/binx85 · 2 pointsr/xmen

So Chris Claremont really defined the X-Men back in the 70's and the cartoon show completely drew from his run to write their shows. You can start at the beginning and see the interesting character dynamics. If you want something more modern that really informs where things are now, I'd say start with Morrison's run on New X-men. I am a big fan of Morrison's X-Men work and I genuinely think he kickstarted the X-Men back into an interesting conversation (If you like his work, I strongly encourage you to check out The Invisibles ). Before that was this weird, kind of wretched 90's period run by Scott Lobdell. Personally, I think most of the 90's runs were skippable (Except Age of Apocalypse which is cool af and cherished by most fans).

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u/tec2030 · 8 pointsr/xmen

There are a few different places you can start:

If you HAVE to start from the beginning just read the first 24 issues, you can then skip over to Claremont's era

My recommendation would be to either start with Chris Claremont's 1st era (aka 70's) & 2nd era (aka 80's) on Uncanny X-Men or from 2001-ish (aka modern X-Men) time period onwards onwards. Either way just skip the 90s for now, you can alway go back to that later.

  • Claremont's first era (70s): You can buy them HERE and HERE

  • Claremont's second era (80's): You can buy them HERE and HERE

    If you want to start with Modern X-Men...

  • can start with Grant Morrison's run on New X-Men which you can buy HERE

  • Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men start's right where Morrison's New X-Men leaves off and you can buy that HERE and HERE

    From there you can get caught up pretty easily if you follow this list in order:

  • House of M (buy here)
  • Messiah Complex (buy here)
  • Second Coming(buy here)
  • Schism (buy here)
  • Avengers Vs X-Men (buy here)

    From there I would move on to the current All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men titles:

  • Read all of All-New X-Men (pre Battle of the Atom Crossover) Buy here: VOL 1 & VOL 2 / VOL 3
  • Read all of Uncanny X-Men (pre Battle of the Atom Crossover) Buy Here: VOL 1 / VOL 2
  • Read Battle of the atom crossover (buy here)
  • Catch up with All-New X-Men VOL 4 / TRIAL OF JEAN GREY / VOL 5
  • Catch up with Uncanny X-Men VOL 3 / VOL 4

    Great, now you're all caught up!

    PS, the great thing about X-Men is there is a ton of content to explore aside from the main storyline!

  • X-Statix (buy here)
  • Uncanny X-Force (buy here)
  • X-Factor (starts with these two: HERE and HERE)
  • Cable & Deadpool (buy here)
  • Wolverine & The X-Men (buy here)
  • Ultimate X-Men (start HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE)

    ...and much more!

    Happy reading! :)
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/xmen

I started with the first New Mutants run, which was great. Whedon's Astonishing X-Men is a good place to start too. A lot of the early Claremont stuff is great too. Something I always loved was the Essential books, they contain a ton of stories and are part of what first got me into X-Men

u/adzpower · 2 pointsr/xmen

There are several jumping on points for Modern X-men. I would recommend New X-men by Grant Morrison as it starts off the X-men from the start of the new millenium and sets up stories for many years to come. From there go straight into Astonishing X-men by Joss Whedon. As for super modern titles I'd go for Wolverine and the X-men by Jason Aaaron and All New X-men by Brian Bendis.
As for the Age of Apocalypse event, you could start this in one of two formats, first there is the two omnibuses which feature the whole story, links to those:

Or you could start with the smaller paperback books, these are called "epic collections" and are more affordable over a longer period of time and as far as I'm aware collect pretty much the whole story as well. The first one is here:

u/ObviousAnswerGuy · 2 pointsr/xmen

I bought this

It was pretty expensive, but it's pretty cool, and has all the relevant collections I believe, along with a couple bonus things

u/iPhone2Android · 1 pointr/xmen

He only did 11 issues on the run you're talking about, and they were some of the best selling issues ever, so there are tons of copies out there and buying them individualy is pretty cheap.

The omnibus on the other hand, is ridiculously expensive: I'd recommend buying the actual comics. ebay is your friend.

A quick ebay search, here's a guy selling the whole run including all variants of issue #1 and the Ghost Rider crossover issues: You can probably find it even cheaper if you search a little more.

u/wellssh · 4 pointsr/xmen

From what I understand, the omnibus is basically complete. I own the omnibus and can vouch that it is a beautiful book and the story is a great read. I am told that the omnibus is a (very slightly) abridged version of the story and that the graphic novels 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 are actually more complete

That said, I am not sure exactly what is missing from the omnibus. And to be perfectly honest, I did not feel like I was missing out on anything critical.

u/Hellstormer · 2 pointsr/xmen

In my experience they weren't very successful so they're usually pretty easy to find at cheap price. Try /r/comicswap. That's my favorite place to buy used comics. It also looks like there are a few cheap copies on Amazon

u/mistaketheory · 4 pointsr/xmen

Here are some recommendations based on the characters you said you like. I've linked Amazon links, but these are also all available digitally through ComiXology (to buy digitally) or Marvel Unlimited (Netflix style subscription service).

Jean Grey/Emma Frost: New X-Men by Grant Morrison

Polaris/Nightcrawler: X-Men: Rise & Fall of the Shi'ar Empire by Ed Brubaker

Rogue/Gambit: Gambit Classic Vol 2 (included Rogue and Gambit stories)

u/grailhawk · 7 pointsr/xmen

X-Men (1975 - 1981)
Giant Size X-Men #1
Uncanny X-Men #94 - #124
Uncanny X-Men Annual #3
Uncanny X-Men #125 - #138
Uncanny X-Men Annual #4
Uncanny X-Men #139 - #143
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol. 1
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol. 2
Maybe better ways to get this that are more cost effective but this is one option (goes for all the links in this post).

If you know you can't get into comics from the late 70's and early 80's because the writing style bothers you then I would look at either Grant Morrison's New X-Men or Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men.
X-Men (2001 - 2004)
New X-Men #114 - #117
New X-Men Annual 2001
New X-Men #118 - #154
New X-Men Omnibus

X-Men (2004 - 2006)
Astonishing X-Men #1 - #24
Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1
Astonishing X-Men Ultimate Collection 1
Astonishing X-Men Ultimate Collection 2

IMO the Claremont, Cockrum, and Byrne stuff is much better then the others and holds up to this day however it was written in a time when you did have to read the comics there are lots of words compared to a modern comic, this bothers some people.

u/mattbookpro · 2 pointsr/xmen

Thank you very much, this really helped my understanding.

Based on the information you gave, if I’m looking to read the early run that everybody seems to love, I can get it collected in these two Epic Collections: 1 | 2

Also, for the Vol. 3/Vol. 1 run from the 2000’s it seems there’s two bigger trades (1 | 2) that encompass it.

u/ImperialAgent · 5 pointsr/xmen

Basically Giant Sized X-Men 1, from there go to X-Men 94-200. Gives you some of the best stories Claremont has to offer. From there you can jump to Morrisons New X-Men from I think 2001. Read his, then after that you can read most of the stuff on the recommended reading on the right bar -----> that way. There is a lot to read, but then you can always buy Omnibus to help

u/isuldor · 4 pointsr/xmen

I'm not familiar with lotdk. Try God Loves, Man Kills (1982)

u/ShaqFuGrandMaster · 1 pointr/xmen

my favorite run so far has been Morrison's New X-Men

Edit: although if you like X-Force there's a good bit in Messiah War (Cable, Bishop, Wolverine, Warpath, Deadpool, X-23, Elixir, Domino, Angel)

u/elile · 3 pointsr/xmen

Oh ok. No wonder I liked the colors so well--the version I read is a scan of the singles.

Looks like the issues you mentioned are all in X-Men Visionaries: Jim Lee, and all except #269 are in X-Men: Crossroads, so I'll definitely be looking for those next time I'm at the bookstore. Maybe the coloring will be better than I expect, on one or both of them.

I always thought that the Magneto+Rogue thing was a bit out of left field, but I agree that the arc itself is really awesome. X-Men felt kind of loose and confusing around this time, thanks to the Siege Perilous throwing everyone everywhere, and the return of Rogue was when those loose ends really started being tied back together.

u/conorrhea · 2 pointsr/xmen

Thank you. I've herd Joss Whedons X-Men is a must. I'll check out Morrison's first. That's this one you're talking about, right?

u/systemstheorist · 2 pointsr/xmen

Pick up

  • Essential X-men Volumes 1-3 - These Black and White trade papers back reprints every issue and annual between 1975-1982ish. Almost all of Modern X-men mythos started in this period and every writer attempts to make a connection to it.

  • Grant Morrison's run of "New X-men" ought to bring you into the new Millennium.

    Everyone else seems to have covered the more recent series.
u/welalrightthen · 1 pointr/xmen

The Uncanny X-Men Omnibus Volume 1. Vol 1 is technically not in production anymore, so you won't be able to find it priced fairly on amazon. You should be able to find a decent price on ebay, or other book sites (book depository, abebooks), though.

The omnibus includes the first 40ish issues of Chris Claremont's defining run on Uncanny X-men.

u/dleickhorst · 2 pointsr/xmen

Hardcover collected copy of both is supposed to come out by the end of the year.

House of X/Powers of X

u/EL_DIABLOW · 1 pointr/xmen

This is what i'm thinking about ordering, but this is book #1

u/8fenristhewolf8 · 1 pointr/xmen

Here's a wolverine reading list:

u/Mr_Weeble · 6 pointsr/xmen

I'd start with the MadroX limited run from Peter David, which was so successful, it spawned a new run of X-Factor (which if you are getting the individual issues, be aware that it goes from issue #50 to issue #200)

u/DJToastyBuns · 2 pointsr/xmen

You can buy a new copy for under 50. Be warned that omnibuses are extremely uncomfortable to read...but Mike Allred's art is absolutely gorgeous in the large format (except for the dr strange thing) and there is zero gutter loss due to the sewn binding.