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Note: This is part of the X-Men Reading Order article.

Every story listed here features at least one of the core characters.
A core character is a past, present or future member of one of the X-Men teams, with some exceptions.
Some dates are taken as circa.


Circa 1900
Origin #1 (Wolverine)
Origin #2 (Wolverine)
Origin #3 (Wolverine)

Circa 1906
Origin #4 (Wolverine)
Origin #5 (Wolverine)
Origin #6 (Wolverine)

1907
Origin II #1 (Wolverine)
Origin II #2 (Wolverine & Sabretooth)
Origin II #3 (Wolverine & Sabretooth)
Origin II #4 (Wolverine & Sabretooth)
Origin II #5 (Wolverine & Sabretooth)

1918
Savage Wolverine #21
Savage Wolverine #22

1929
Savage Wolverine #20

Early 1930s
Wolverine: The Amazing Immortal Man & Other Bloody Tales #1 first story

1933
Savage Wolverine #14.NOW
Savage Wolverine #15
Savage Wolverine #16
Savage Wolverine #17

1935
X-Men: Magneto Testament #1

1939
X-Men: Magneto Testament #2

1942
Wolverine Vol 3 #32
X-Men: Magneto Testament #3
X-Men: Magneto Testament #4

1944
Wolverine Vol 2 #1000 fifth story

1945
X-Men: Magneto Testament #5
Wolverine Vol 2 #1000 first story

Early 1950s
Logan: Path of the Warlord #1 (Wolverine)

1958
Wolverine: Agent of Atlas #1
Wolverine: Agent of Atlas #2
Wolverine: Agent of Atlas #3

1959
Avengers 1959 #1 (Sabretooth)
Avengers 1959 #2 (Sabretooth)
Avengers 1959 #3 (Sabretooth)
Avengers 1959 #4 (Sabretooth)
Avengers 1959 #5 (Sabretooth)

1963
Savage Wolverine #18

Pre-Modern Era
X-Men Unlimited #40 second story (Sabretooth & Mystique)


Classic X-Men #16 second story (Banshee)
First X-Men #1 (Wolverine, Sabretooth, Professor X, Magneto)
First X-Men #2 (Wolverine, Sabretooth, Professor X, Magneto)
First X-Men #3 (Wolverine, Sabretooth, Professor X, Magneto)
First X-Men #4 (Wolverine, Sabretooth, Professor X, Magneto)
First X-Men #5 (Wolverine, Sabretooth, Professor X, Magneto)


Ororo: Before The Storm #1 (Storm)
Ororo: Before The Storm #2 (Storm)
Ororo: Before The Storm #3 (Storm)
Ororo: Before The Storm #4 (Storm)

Storm Vol 2 #1
Storm Vol 2 #2
Storm Vol 2 #3
Storm Vol 2 #4
Storm Vol 2 #5
Storm Vol 2 #6

Classic X-Men #15 second story (Hepzibah, fb Cyclops & Havok)
Classic X-Men #19 second story (Magneto)
Classic X-Men #41 second story (Cyclops)
Classic X-Men #42 second story (Cyclops, Professor X, Marvel Girl)

Before the Fantastic Four: Ben Grimm and Logan #1 (Wolverine)
Before the Fantastic Four: Ben Grimm and Logan #2 (Wolverine)
Before the Fantastic Four: Ben Grimm and Logan #3 (Wolverine)
Weapon X: First Class #1 second story (Sabretooth)

Logan: Shadow Society #1 (Wolverine, Sabretooth, Angel)

Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #72 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #73 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #74 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #75 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #76 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #77 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #78 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #79 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #80 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #81 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #82 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #83 (Wolverine)
Weapon X/Marvel Comics Presents #84 (Wolverine)
Weapon X: First Class #3 second story (Gambit)
Wolverine: Hunger #1
Angel: Revelations #1
Angel: Revelations #2
Angel: Revelations #3

X-Men #54 second story (Angel)
Angel: Revelations #4
Angel: Revelations #5

Modern Era - First Year
X-Men #38 second story (Professor X)
X-Men #39 second story (Professor X & Cyclops)
X-Men #40 second story (Professor X & Cyclops)
X-Men #41 second story (Professor X & Cyclops)
X-Men #42 second story (Professor X recruits Cyclops)
X-Men #44 second story
X-Men #45 second story
X-Men #46 second story (Iceman joins)
X-Men Origins: Iceman #1
Marvel 75th Anniversary Celebration #1 first story (Angel, Professor X, Cyclops, Iceman, Wolverine, Storm)
X-Men #55 second story
X-Men #56 second story (Angel joins)
Magneto/Marvel Comics Presents Vol 2 #3
Wolverine/Cable: Guts and Glory #1
X-Men #49 second story
X-Men #50 second story
X-Men #51 second story
X-Men #52 second story
X-Men #53 second story (Beast joins)
X-Men Origins: Beast #1
X-Men #1 (Marvel Girl joins)
X-Men Origins: Jean Grey #1
X-Men #2
Rise of the Black Panther #5 (Storm)

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