X-Men by Jonathan Hickman Reading Order: How to read the most ambitious X-Men run in a long time?

Last Updated 3 weeks ago.For a long time, X-Men comics were just a second thought at Marvel Comics. And then, Jonathan Hickman came.

What are the X-Men by Jonathan Hickman about?

A new era begins for the mutants of the Marvel World. With artists Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva, writer Jonathan Hickman uses past, present and future to build a new kind of X-Story for the Mutantkind.

Charles Xavier has a plan. He makes an offer to the human in order to build a new Mutant nation on Krakoa Island where all the mutants in the world—good or bad—are welcome. Together, they will take their place in the future and nothing will stop them. It’s a new beginning, but humans may not be ready to accept it.

X-Men by Jonathan Hickman Reading Order:

I. House of X/Powers of X

These two miniseries work in concert to build a prologue to the newly revised world of the X-Men by Jonathan Hickman.

X-Men Jonathan Hickman Reading Order

The House of X & Powers of X are collected in one book, but if you want to read issue by issue, this is the reading order:

  1. House of X #1
  2. Powers of X #1
  3. House of X #2
  4. Powers of X #2
  5. Powers of X #3
  6. House of X #3
  7. House of X #4
  8. Powers of X #4
  9. House of X #5
  10. Powers of X #5
  11. House of X #6
  12. Powers of X #6 (of 6)

II. Dawn of X

The new X-Men statu quo is in place. Now, new series are created to tell the multiple stories written by Jonathan Hickman and his Marvel collaborators.

  1. X-Men #1 – Written by Jonathan Hickman.
  2. Marauders #1 – Kate Pryde, Storm, Pyro, Bishop and Iceman sail the seas of the world to protect those hated and feared! Written by Gerry Dugan.
  3. Excalibur #1 – The Otherworld is rocked by war! A new Captain Britain holds the amulet, fighting for the Kingdom of Avalon with her Excalibur at her side – Rogue, Gambit, Rictor, Jubilee…and Apocalypse. Written by Tini Howard.
  4. X-Men – Fantastic Four #1-4 – Every mutant on Earth lives on Krakoa… except for one. But now it’s time for Frankin Richards to come home. 4-part miniseries.
  5. X-Force #1 – X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. Written by Benjamin Percy
  6. New Mutants #1 – The classic New Mutants (Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Karma, Magik, and Cypher) get together with a few new friends (Chamber, Mondo) to seek out their missing member and share the good news… Written by Jonathan Hickman and Ed Brisson.
  7. Fallen Angels #1 – Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it… but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance.
  8. X-Men #2
  9. Excalibur #2
  10. Marauders #2
  11. New Mutants #2
  12. X-Force #2
  13. Fallen Angels #2
  14. X-Men #3
  15. Marauders #3
  16. Excalibur #3
  17. New Mutants #3
  18. X-Force #3
  19. Fallen Angels #3
  20. Giant-Size X-Men – Magneto #1
  21. Marauders #4
  22. Excalibur #4
  23. New Mutants #4
  24. X-Force #4
  25. Fallen Angels #4
  26. X-Men #4
  27. Marauders #5
  28. Excalibur #5
  29. New Mutants #5
  30. X-Force #5
  31. Fallen Angels #5
  32. X-Men #5
  33. Marauders #6
  34. Excalibur #6
  35. Fallen Angels #6
  36. New Mutants #6
  37. X-Force #6
  38. Marauders #7
  39. Excalibur #7
  40. X-Men #6
  41. X-Force #7

Interlude #1 : The Collected Editions

X-Men by Jonathan Hickman Vol. 1 X-Force by Benjamin Percy Vol 1 New Mutants by Jonathan Hickman Vol 1

  1. X-Men by Jonathan Hickman Vol. 1: Collect X-Men (2019) #1-6.
  2. X-Force by Benjamin Percy Vol. 1: Collect X-Force (2019) #1-6.
  3. New Mutants by Jonathan Hickman Vol. 1: Collect New Mutants (2019) #1-6.

Marauders by Gerry Duggan Vol 1 Fallen Angels Vol. 1 Excalibur by Tini Howard Vol 1

  1. Marauders by Gerry Duggan Vol. 1: Collect Marauders #1-6.
  2. Fallen Angels Vol. 1: Collect Fallen Angels #1-6.
  3. Excalibur by Tini Howard Vol. 1: Collect Excalibur (2019)#1-6.

  1. New Mutants #7
  2. Giant-Size X-Men – Nightcrawler #1
  3. Wolverine #1
  4. Marauders #8
  5. X-Men #7
  6. X-Force #8
  7. Giant-Size X-Men – Jean Grey And Emma Frost #1
  8. New Mutants #8
  9. Excalibur #8
  10. Marauders #9
  11. Cable #1
  12. X-Men #8
  13. New Mutants #9
  14. Excalibur #9
  15. X-Force #9
  16. Hellions #1
  17. Wolverine #2
  18. X-Men #9
  19. Marauder #10
  20. Excalibur #10
  21. New Mutants #10
  22. X-Force #10
  23. New Mutants #11
  24. Wolverine #3
  25. Hellions #2
  26. X-Factor #1
  27. Cable #2
  28. X-Men #10
  29. Marauder #11
  30. X-Force #11
  31. Excalibur #11
  32. Wolverine #4
  33. Cable #3
  34. Hellions #3
  35. X-Factor #2
  36. X-Men #11
  37. Cable #4
  38. New Mutants #12
  39. Wolverine #5
  40. Hellions #4
  41. Marauders #12
  42. X-Factor #3
  43. X-Force #12

X of Swords >> The X-Men Crossover of the Year begins here

  1. Excalibur #12
  2. Giant-Size X-Men – FantomeX #1
  3. Giant-Size X-Men – Storm #1
  4. X-Men #12
  5. Empyre: X-Men #1-4
  6. Juggernaut #1
  7. X of Swords: Creation #1
  8. Giant-Size X-Men – Tribute to Wein & Cockrum #1
  9. X-Factor #4
  10. Wolverine #6
  11. X-Force #13
  12. Marauders #13
  13. Hellions #5
  14. New Mutants #13
  15. Cable #5
  16. Excalibur #13
  17. X-Men #13
  18. X of Swords: Stasis #1
  19. X-Men #14
  20. Marauders #14
  21. Marauders #15
  22. Excalibur #14
  23. Wolverine #7
  24. X-Force #14
  25. Hellions #6
  26. Cable #6
  27. X-Men #15
  28. Excalibur #15
  29. X of Swords: Destruction #1

X-Men by Jonathan Hickman Reading Order

III. Reign of X

  1. Hellions #7
  2. X-Factor #5
  3. S.W.O.R.D. #1
  4. Marauders #16
  5. New Mutants #14
  6. X-Force #15
  7. Excalibur #16
  8. X-Men #16
  9. Wolverine #8
  10. Hellions #8
  11. X-Factor #6
  12. S.W.O.R.D. #2
  13. Marauders #17
  14. Cable #7
  15. X-Force #16
  16. New Mutants #15
  17. Excalibur #17
  18. X-Men #17
  19. Wolverine #9
  20. X-Factor #7
  21. Hellions #9
  22. King in Black: Marauders #1
  23. S.W.O.R.D. #3
  24. X-Force #17
  25. Excalibur #18
  26. Marauders #18
  27. Cable #8
  28. New Mutants #16
  29. Wolverine #10
  30. X-Men #18
  31. Demon Days: X-Men#1
  32. Hellions #10
  33. Children of the Atom #1
  34. X-Factor #8
  35. S.W.O.R.D. #4
  36. X-Force #18
  37. Cable #9
  38. Excalibur #19
  39. X-Men #19
  40. Excalibur #20
  41. Marauders #19
  42. Children of the Atom #2
  43. Wolverine #11
  44. S.W.O.R.D. #5
  45. Way of X #1
  46. X-Force #19
  47. Cable #10
  48. New Mutants #17
  49. Hellions #11
  50. Marauders #20
  51. Children of the Atom #3
  52. X-Corp #1
  53. X-Factor #9
  54. Way of X #2
  55. Wolverine #12
  56. New Mutants #18
  57. X-Men #20

Hellfire Gala –>The X-Men Crossover of the Year begins here

  1. Marauders #21
  2. X-Force #20
  3. Hellions #12
  4. Excalibur #21
  5. X-Men #21
  6. Children of the Atom #4
  7. Planet-Size X-Men #1
  8. New Mutants #19
  9. X-Corp #2
  10. Wolverine #13
  11. S.W.O.R.D. #6
  12. Way of X #3
  13. X-Factor #10
  14. Cable #11
  15. Children of the Atom #5
  16. Hellions #13
  17. X-Force #21
  18. X-Men #1
  19. Excalibur #22
  20. Way of X #4
  21. X-Corp #3
  22. Marauders #22
  23. New Mutants #20
  24. Cable #12
  25. S.W.O.R.D. #7 (part of The Last Annihilation crossover)
  26. Wolverine #14
  27. Hellions #14
  28. X-Men #2
  29. Children of the Atom #6
  30. X-Force #22
  31. Marauders #23
  32. Way of X #5
  33. X-Corp #4
  34. X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1
  35. Cable: Reloaded #1 (part of The Last Annihilation crossover)
  36. Wolverine #15
  37. Hellions #15
  38. New Mutants #21
  39. Excalibur #23
  40. X-Force #23
  41. Marauders #24
  42. X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2
  43. X-Corp #5
  44. X-Men #3
  45. Inferno #1
  46. S.W.O.R.D. #8
  47. Wolverine #16

32 thoughts on “X-Men by Jonathan Hickman Reading Order: How to read the most ambitious X-Men run in a long time?”

          1. At the beginning, X-Men and X-Force seemed to be more important than the others. I used the bold type to make it easier to read and I just stuck with it. Also, the number #1s are in Bold too.

        1. Thank you for compiling and maintaining this list. Marvel has been hit and miss with its listing having not included it in books for a month and occasionally not including some issues (NM #8, X-MEN/FF #’s 2 & 3).

        2. I just finished reading everything up through X-Men #9 and have a couple suggestions. The order listed in the back of most books seems to simply follow the publication order. If one were to read the books chronologically based on events in the books, I would place the entire X-Men/FF mini-series fairly early in the order. Certainly before Kate’s status changed and maybe even before she adopted her pirate outfit. I would also move Hellions #1 to the end and have it continue to float down until Havok’s status in the other books catches up with his “joining” the Hellions. That said, there’s always room for flashback stories. :}

          1. This does seem to follow publication date more than chronological story telling. Other sites have deviated dramatically from this order. I’m still trying to piece together the best way to read them as i haven’t read any but the very first couple of issues after House and Powers, and it seems wildly interconnected (for better or worse).

        3. I don’t know yet. The “dark ages” part is 4 pages about Tony Stark. The X-Men part of this FCBD book is more of a teasing for the “X of Swords” event. The two of them will start this fall. I’ll say that it could take place before Excalibur #12 and X-Men #12, two books that will serve as a prelude to the X-event. It’s a supposition for now.

        4. Thanks so much for reading order, got behind with X-Men after the HOX/POX event and was confused with some of the continuity! About half way through now, slowly catching up, thanks again!

        5. Does the Dawn of X series collect all the issues in this list? wondering what the most finance-friendly route is with regards to reading every issue

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