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X-Men Graphic Novels: 25 Best X-Men Stories

Updated on July 16, 2014

The Top X-Men Graphic novels

Are you looking for the top X-Men graphic novels? If so you will find 25 the best X-Men comic book graphic novels of all time here on this page.

I have been a fan of the X-Men for long time. I began reading the X-Men comic books in the early 80's when I was just a boy.. At the time writer Chris Claremont was at the helm of the X-Men franchise, and was making was probably some of the best X-Men graphic novels to this date.

Since that date writer/director Joss Weldon and writer Grant Morrison have also done exceptional jobs at the helm of the X-Men comic book franchise. Unfortunately there've also been quite a few other writers who, at best, to be described as just writing, "average" comic book stories.

So if you're looking for the very best X-Men graphic novels, you're going to want to find one by Claremont, Whedon or Morrison as most on this list are. (There have been a few other good ones...but those tend to be the best)

When done right the X-Men have the potential to be the coolest collection of all the superhero groups, so check out this list of great X-Men graphic novels, if you don't agree with the list, please feel free to add your own, or vote up and down on the list at the bottom of the page.

X-Men:Schism on

This graphic novel is a classic. It marks the end of the Chris Claremont era of the X-Men, considered by many to be the very best time for X-Men comic books. It begins by dealing with the aftereffects of the dark Phoenix, and then the story quickly moves to the days of future past plot line, where the X-Men in the future try to stop the horrible events and dystopian future by contacting the X-Men present to stop single event that began things spinning out of control. A great story and one of the best X-Men graphic novels ever.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Saga on

Jean Grey is losing control of her powers and could bring about the destruction of the world as we know it as the "Dark Phoenix". It is up to her friends and compatriots, the X-Men to find a way to stop her, even if it means they may have to kill her. One of the classic stories of the X-Men series from the early 1980s and the writing of Chris Claremont.

X-Men:God Loves, Man Kills on

This is yet ANOTHER Run of stories from the classic Chris Claremont era of the X-Men. This story was the basis for the X2 movie, and holds up well with time from what was written in the 80s. A great story and a great graphic novel that surely has to be considered one of the best of all time.

X-Men:Mutant Massacre on

The Morlocks are a group of mutants who live underneath the streets, they are set to be attacked and wiped out by another group of mutant killer's, where the only thing standing in their way are the X-Men and some other mutants superheroes trying to save this pitiful group of mutants.

Astonishing X-men - Writer/Director Joss Weldon and his time making some of the best X-men Comics

Joss Whedon Xmen Graphic Novels Collection
Joss Whedon Xmen Graphic Novels Collection

Joss Whedon is one of the most popular names in science fiction these days. With Buffy, the Vampire slayer, Firefly, Serenity, the Avengers, Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods and the recently, Agents of Shield to his name. Not everyone who is not already a X-Men fan knows that he is also one of the most popular writers of the -men series.

In 2004, right after Whedon's popular Firefly ended, he began to write a brand new X-men series, featuring a slightly different lineup of character from the "Uncanny" X-Men. This group featured Emma Frost and Cyclops (as co-team leaders), along with Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Beast, Colossus and Lockheed

X-Men:New X-men on

After while many comic books fail because of strain oh just too many world shattering events. Sometimes there is the quest for bigger and better enemies to face. Grant Morrison came along and brought the X-Men to the 21st century where many of their battles have to do is much with dealing with issues like problems in Jean Gray's and Scott's marriage as much as the battles they fight. These are actually must read comics for any fan of the X-Men. They certainly make some of the best X-Men graphic novels to date

Grant Morrison run of X-Men graphic novel's - Some of the bext X-men graphic novels of all time

Grant Morrison -Best X-Men Graphic Novels
Grant Morrison -Best X-Men Graphic Novels

Grant Morrison is considered by many to be one of the very best writer's in the history of the X-Men franchise. Prior to this his rebooting the X-Men series, they had begun to be a bit cartoonish, with the spandex suits and a few predictable story lines. Morrison changed all of that.

Under his run of the New X-Men he created a tougher more realistic group, dragging them firmly into the 21st century. This run is easily one of the best all time, and these five episodes are worthy of their place as five of the top 25 X-Men stories.

X-Men:Schism on

X-Men Schism is a fairly recent X-Men Graphic novel from 2011. It tells the story of the split and battles amongst the x-men into two separate groups based on differing core philosophies. One group being led by Wolverine, the other by cyclops.

MORE XMen Schism Graphic Novels

After the Events of Schism Wolverine formed a new group of X-men. These are the stories ritten about it so well as an interesting prelude to the events of schism, that mainly deals with the psychology behind the split and fracture of the x-men

5 MORE "MUST READ" X-men graphic novels - The REST of the X-men Graphics Novels every fans should check out

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X-Men GUESTBOOK - Share YOUR thoughts on the X-Men both Graphic Novels and movies

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    • Roger Hackney profile image

      Roger Hackney 

      4 years ago from Arizona

      I liked the mutant massacre because the storyline crossed into so many other titles, even Thor to name one.

    • zentao profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @Projectlazy: I have to agree! They are two of the best runs in all comic books!

    • Scarlet Spider profile image

      Scarlet Spider 

      5 years ago

      Great lens, the X-Men have an amazing variety of characters and comics for people to read about!

    • kabbalah lm profile image

      kabbalah lm 

      5 years ago

      Wolverine was good

    • Projectlazy profile image


      5 years ago

      I loved morrison and whedon's runs

    • Camden1 profile image


      5 years ago

      The X-Men graphic novels sound like wonderful birthday presents for my teenaged son!


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