X-MEN COLLECTED EDITIONS CHART

A while back I compiled the below charts for a post on the subject of X-Men Collected Editions. The post became one of my most frequently viewed, so I decided to make the chart a permanent page on the blog, to be updated as needed when new books are announced.

The following tables list all issues of both UNCANNY X-MEN and X-MEN collected in full color, beginning with UNCANNY #94 (the debut of the all-new, all-different X-Men) and ending with UNCANNY #350/X-MEN #69 (Scott Lobdell's final issues as writer). Items in red are, obviously, not yet collected. Items in gray, related to the "Onslaught" event, are books I do not personally own because I'm holding out for what I believe to be an inevitable Omnibus collection of that material.

It should be noted, for those who are interested, that all issues of UNCANNY X-MEN prior to issue 94 are collected as well, in both hardcover and paperback Marvel Masterworks, as well as two THE X-MEN Omnibus collections.

Lastly, every book title listed below contains a direct link to Amazon.com for those interested in purchasing any of these volumes.

UNCANNY X-MEN
Issue
Numbers
CollectionFormat
==================== THE CHRIS CLAREMONT ERA ====================
94 - 131UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS, vol. 1Hardcover
132 - 153UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS, vol. 2Hardcover
154 - 175UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS, vol. 3Hardcover
176 - 188UNCANNY X-MEN MASTERWORKS, vol. 10Hardcover
189 - 198X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION: THE GIFTPaperback
199 - 209X-MEN: GHOSTSPaperback
210 - 214X-MEN: MUTANT MASSACREHardcover
215 - 219UNCOLLECTEDN/A
220 - 227X-MEN: FALL OF THE MUTANTSHardcover
228 - 238X-MEN: INFERNO PROLOGUEHardcover
239 - 243X-MEN: INFERNOHardcover
244 - 269X-MEN BY CLAREMONT & LEE OMNIBUS, vol. 1Hardcover
270 - 272X-MEN: X-TINCTION AGENDAHardcover
273 - 280X-MEN BY CLAREMONT & LEE OMNIBUS, vol. 2Hardcover
=============== THE SCOTT LOBDELL/FABIAN NICIEZA ERA ===============
281 - 293X-MEN: BISHOP'S CROSSINGHardcover
294 - 297X-MEN: X-CUTIONER'S SONGHardcover
298 - 305X-MEN: FATAL ATTRACTIONSHardcover
306X-MEN: PHALANX COVENANTHardcover
307AVENGERS/X-MEN: BLOODTIESHardcover
308 - 310X-MEN: THE WEDDING OF CYCLOPS AND PHOENIXPaperback
311 - 314X-MEN: PHALANX COVENANTHardcover
315X-MEN: FATAL ATTRACTIONSPaperback
316 - 317X-MEN: PHALANX COVENANTHardcover
318 - 321X-MEN: LEGIONQUESTHardcover
320 - 321X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE OMNIBUSHardcover
322 - 326X-MEN: THE ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT, vol. 1Paperback
327 - 328X-MEN: THE ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT, vol. 2Paperback
329 - 332X-MEN: THE ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT, vol. 3Paperback
333 - 337X-MEN/AVENGERS: ONSLAUGHT OMNIBUSHardcover
338 - 340UNCOLLECTEDN/A
341 - 350X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF GAMBITPaperback
*Long out of print


X-MEN
Issue
Numbers
CollectionFormat
=============== THE SCOTT LOBDELL/FABIAN NICIEZA ERA ===============
1 - 11X-MEN BY CLAREMONT & LEE OMNIBUS, vol. 2Hardcover
12 - 13X-MEN: BISHOP'S CROSSINGHardcover
14 - 16X-MEN: X-CUTIONER'S SONGHardcover
17 - 24X-MEN: A SKINNING OF SOULSPaperback
25X-MEN: FATAL ATTRACTIONSHardcover
26AVENGERS/X-MEN: BLOODTIESHardcover
27 - 30X-MEN: THE WEDDING OF CYCLOPS AND PHOENIXPaperback
31 - 35UNCOLLECTEDN/A
36 - 37X-MEN: PHALANX COVENANTHardcover
38 - 41X-MEN: LEGIONQUESTHardcover
40 - 41X-MEN: AGE OF APOCALYPSE OMNIBUSHardcover
42 - 45X-MEN: THE ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT, vol. 1Paperback
46 - 49X-MEN: THE ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT, vol. 2Paperback
50 - 52X-MEN: THE ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT, vol. 3Paperback
53 - 57X-MEN/AVENGERS: ONSLAUGHT OMNIBUSHardcover
58 - 61UNCOLLECTEDN/A
62 - 64X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF GAMBITPaperback
65 - 70X-MEN: OPERATION ZERO TOLERANCEHardcover


Beyond the initial goal, for those who would like to see the entirety of the nineties collected (and to some extent I would be on board with this), we have the period immediately after Lobdell's departure, which featured about a year of Steve Seagle and Joe Kelly on the core X-titles, followed by a year-plus of Alan Davis plotting all the stories with various scripters, and then a year or so of Chris Claremont back on the series he had made famous, writing both titles with less-than-stellar results, before Scott Lobdell returns to put a bow on the pre-Grant Morrison X-Men with the "Eve of Destruction" crossover:

UNCANNY X-MEN
Issue
Numbers
CollectionFormat
============THE J. KELLY/S. SEAGLE/C. CLAREMONT/A. DAVIS ERA============
351 - 359X-MEN BLUE: REUNIONPaperback
360 - 365X-MEN: THE HUNT FOR PROFESSOR XPaperback
366 - 367MAGNETO: ROGUE NATIONPaperback*
368 - 371UNCOLLECTEDN/A
372 - 375X-MEN: THE SHATTERINGPaperback
376 - 377X-MEN VS. APOCALYPSE, vol. 1Paperback
378X-MEN VS. APOCALYPSE, vol. 2Paperback
379 - 380X-MEN: POWERLESSPaperback
381 - 386UNCOLLECTEDN/A
387AVENGERS/X-MEN: MAXIMUM SECURITYPaperback
388 - 390X-MEN: DREAM'S ENDPaperback*
391 - 393X-MEN: EVE OF DESTRUCTIONPaperback*
*Long out of print


X-MEN
Issue
Numbers
CollectionFormat
============THE J. KELLY/S. SEAGLE/C. CLAREMONT/A. DAVIS ERA============
70 - 79X-MEN GOLD: HOMECOMINGPaperback
80 - 84X-MEN: THE HUNT FOR PROFESSOR XPaperback
85 - 87MAGNETO: ROGUE NATIONPaperback*
88 - 91UNCOLLECTEDN/A
92 - 95X-MEN: THE SHATTERINGPaperback
96 - 97X-MEN VS. APOCALYPSE, vol. 1Paperback
98X-MEN VS. APOCALYPSE, vol. 2Paperback
99X-MEN: POWERLESSPaperback
100 - 106UNCOLLECTEDN/A
107AVENGERS/X-MEN: MAXIMUM SECURITYPaperback
108 - 110X-MEN: DREAM'S ENDPaperback*
111 - 113X-MEN: EVE OF DESTRUCTIONPaperback*
*Long out of print

62 comments:

  1. Hey, cool list. I'm fairly sure that.....

    X-Men: Operation Zero Tolerance HC collects X-Men #70

    Avengers / X-Men: Maximum Security Tpb collects Uncanny X-Men #387, X-Men #107

    X-Men: Dream's End Tpb (*Long out of print) collects Uncanny X-Men #388-390, X-Men #108-110

    Jacob

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    1. Thanks, Jacob. I'm not sure how I missed issue 70 in the O:ZT collection! I will also list the other two trades you mentioned when I have a moment to update my tables. I knew about the "Dream's End" collection, but somehow I missed that they had published the full "Maximum Security" event in one trade!

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    2. I was about to make this list myself and here it is already, thank you! Like you, my X-Men are represented in 94-350. The beginning and end of my initial off-the-stands run as a kid was 288-361, roughly Lobdell's run, and during that period I bought backwards to 94 in various formats. I really love From the Ashes and am excited to see that coming up in the masterworks line.

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  2. Hey, check the Marvel Solicits for October 2014:


    Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men Vol. 9 HC

    Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #168-175, UNCANNY X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #7, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #5 and WOLVERINE (1982) #1-4


    Yessss....FINALLY!!!!!!
    Jacob

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  3. So, it basically collects...

    X-Men: From the Ashes
    X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills
    Claremont and Miller's Wolverine mini-series

    Jacob

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    1. Great, time to update the list! And I know beggars can't be choosers, but I really wish this upcoming Masterworks could've included issue 176, as did the old FROM THE ASHES trade. It's the start of John Romita, Jr.'s run, but it's really an epilogue to the Madelyne/Mastermind storyline. Oh well...

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  4. Hi,
    Just wanted to congrat you for the list, I tried many times to do something like this, but never managed do do it as clear as you did! My goal is the same as yours but I'll try to read in sequence spin off titles as well (New mutants, X-Factor, X-Force, Excalibur...).
    Oh and don't hesitate do update your shelf picture, it looks great!
    t.

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    1. Thanks for reading! I have much less comprehensive charts for some of the spin-offs, but this one alone is a chore to maintain, so I doubt I'll convert the rest to the blog. But, just for example, did you know that there are only twelve issues of NEW MUTANTS uncollected in one form or another?? I was really impressed when I figured that out.

      I'll probably update the photo when I receive the INFERNO PROLOGUE volume in a few months.

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  5. Well, a listing for X-MEN: THE ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT, vol. 3 has appeared courtesy of the Hachette Book Group. This is exciting news for a few reasons:

    One, the book is coming. Marvel's commitment to finishing series is usually pretty good, but in this day and age you never know for sure. But it appears this volume should be along in the first quarter of 2015.

    Two -- Per the (so far unofficial) solicitation blurb, this volume collects UNCANNY issues 329 - 332 and X-Men 50 - 52, among other one-shots, mini-series, etc. Note that previously, there was a one-off trade called PRELUDE TO ONSLAUGHT, which collected X-MEN 50 (but not 51 - 52) and UNCANNY 333 (but not 329-332).

    Now, the fact that this volume will include an issue that was already in PRELUDE TO ONSLAUGHT makes me think that Marvel is disregarding that previous trade in favor of these new collections. But then, why isn't UXM 333 squeezed into this volume, too? There's really nothing else to collect with it for a ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT vol. 4. Maybe I'm reading too much into this, but all I can think is that they must be planning to put 333 into an ONSLAUGHT OMNIBUS -- one of my most-desired books.

    Time will tell if I'm right, but given that "Onslaught" is really the only remaining X-Men event from the nineties not to have received an oversized hardcover reprint at this point, I have high hopes that I'm correct.

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    1. Oh, additionally, for those who aren't interested in the Omnibus or the old "Complete Epic" trades, it appears that Marvel is reprinting "Age of Apocalypse" again in a new series of trade paperbacks.

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  6. Impressive. Most impressive (not just for the accumulation of the list, but the formatting of it on the page. Seriously).

    The only thing I have to add is that the "Old Soldiers" paperback collects UXM #215 (and maybe even the non-Davis-drawn issues after it, I can't remember), though I think that's out of print, so maybe you excluded it for that reason.

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    1. Thanks! The formatting is a huge pain to deal with, which is the main reason I don't want to create similar charts for the other X-series, though I have them in spreadsheet format.

      I was aware of the OLD SOLDIERS volume but I chose not to include it since it's more like a "best of" book than a collection of consecutive issues. It only includes Claremont/Davis collaborations, as it was released to coincide with their return to UNCANNY (Which somehow happened ten years ago already!).

      At any rate, there may be random single issues that aren't listed up there for this reason. All the "Lifedeath" stories, as well as some other Storm/Forge stuff, came out in an eponymous collection a few years ago, but I didn't include that either since it skips around the timeline. I'm mainly interested in books that include large chunks of ongoing continuity, and generally the only single issues you'll see above are included as parts of those books (UXM #306 in PHALANX COVENANT or 315 in FATAL ATTRACTIONS, for example).

      There are, however, cases where single issues are "grandfathered in" on the list, such as UXM #318 in GENERATION X CLASSIC vol. 1 and #319 in the AGE OF APOCALYPSE prelude -- the reason being that previously, those books were the only way to get the full "Generation Next" and "Legion Quest" storylines, but those crossovers have been supplanted on my lists by hardcovers.

      Hopefully that all makes sense. The above is basically my preferred way to own all these issues in collected edition formats, and does not include certain collections which I don't own/am not interested in owning.

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  7. Yessss... We have an Amazon ghost listing for an ONSLAUGHT OMNIBUES due out next summer! No word on what it contains, but I couldn't be more excited to see this dream come true. Note the clever co-branding, calling it an "X-Men/Avengers" book to capitalize on the Avengers' current insane popularity.

    Also, a dip in the Seagle/Kelly era (I assume) with a volume collecting the HUNT FOR PROFESSOR X storyline.

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  8. Just wanted to thank you for this list. This has been such a lifesaver and is now the basis for me pursuing to collect these books that I grew up reading! Any chance of continuing the list to reflect the current/latest storylines with collected editions? Thank you so much again!

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    1. Thanks, glad to be of help. However I'm afraid I won't be including the more recent stuff. The X-Men, post 2000 or so, just don't hold very much interest for me. But I appreciate your interest!

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    2. Perfectly understandable. A lot of the more current story arcs and even the art in my opinion don't live up to the books that your list comprise of. So thanks again for this list!

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  9. In paperback, X-Men Epic Collection 12 contains Uncanny 189-198, due out in December 2015. http://www.amazon.co.uk/X-Men-Epic-Collection-Chris-Claremont/dp/0785192174/

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    1. Also, the long out of print X-Men Visionaries: Joe Madureira has Uncanny 341-343, but may not fit your remit as it also has some issues covered in the Road to Onslaught volumes, so it's not strictly sequential. http://www.amazon.co.uk/X-Men-Visionaries-Joe-Madureira-TPB/dp/0785107487/

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    2. Thanks! I've been trying to find the contents of THE GIFT Epic Collection, but so far I've had no luck. I'll add it to the above when I have a moment. Do you mind letting me know where you saw that? Amazon still doesn't seem to list the issues.

      As for the Joe Mad Visionaries book, you're correct. Pretty much all the things I've got listed above are full chunks of sequential issues, with very few exceptions (UXM 318 being in GENERATION X book, for example -- though technically that book does contain a sequential run of GEN X issues, I guess). I ignored things like Visionaries books and, for example, the OLD SOLDIERS trade paperback, which reprinted all of the classic Claremont/Davis issues, therefore including UXM 215 but nothing else missing from the above list.

      I'm pretty sure we'll see 215 - 219 collected in full at some point down the line, maybe as part of a a FALL OF THE MUTANTS PROLOGUE book or something. Likewise, Marvel would be crazy not to reprint all the old Joe Mad stuff. Personally, I'm holding out hope for a couple of ROAD TO ZERO TOLERANCE trades, similar to the ROAD TO ONSLAUGHT books they just finished releasing.

      Although, since UNCANNY and X-MEN were pretty well separate starting shortly after "Onslaught", when half the team went into space, maybe something like:

      X-MEN: THE ROAD TO ZERO TOLERANCE (or X-MEN: ONSLAUGHT AFTERMATH depending on how they want to brand it) - Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #338 - 340 and X-MEN #58 - 64.

      X-MEN: INTO THE VOID (or X-MEN: THE TRIAL OF GAMBIT) - Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN #341 - 350 (or 341 - 345 & 347 - 350 since 346 is already in the "Zero Tolerance" hardcover).

      That's an 11-issue collection and a 10 issue collection, bridging the gap. Of course Marvel likes to throw in annuals, one-shots, X-MEN UNLIMITED issues, and all the rest when they do these things, so my first volume would likely wind up being split into two or so. The second seems simple enough as-is, however, since the space team was on their own track that whole time and didn't show up anywhere else.

      Anyway, that's how I'd like to see it done. I would vastly prefer this over reprinting UXM 341 - 350 in the same books as the X-MEN issues from the same time. That would result in a really disjointed experience.

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  10. Holy crap!

    UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS VOL. 3 is coming in October!!!!!!

    It collects UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #154-175, X-MEN ANNUAL (1970) #6-7, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #5, WOLVERINE (1982) #1-4, SPECIAL EDITION X-MEN #1 and MAGIK (1983) #1-4.
    (check the official Marvel Solicits for October 2015)

    So excited!!!

    Jacob

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    1. Wow, talk about fast-tracked! I'm excited too; once I have this book, that's all the definitive Claremont in Omnibus format as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for the heads-up; I haven't had any time to look at the solicits yet.

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  11. Marvel will release X-Men: Inferno vol.1 in February, 2016. Sadly, the OHC remains OOP...
    Includes: POWER PACK (1984) 40, 42-43; X-FACTOR (1986) 33-36; X-TERMINATORS 1-4; UNCANNY X-MEN 239-240; NEW MUTANTS (1983) 71-72

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    1. Thanks, Rafael. I'm going to keep the OHC on my list above since, though it's intended for information purposes, this is really my preferred method to own all this stuff. I'm glad Marvel's doing it in trades for those who prefer that format over the hardcovers (they did "Fall of the Mutants" in two trades last year, too).

      As far OHCs go, though, the AGE OF APOCALYPSE OMNIBUS is going back to press next year, so perhaps we'll see some of the other major crossovers in OHC format again someday as well.

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  12. Hey man! The trail of gambit will be collected next year, to add to your list! Uncanny 341-350 plus other stuff. Love your list and used it to collect all this stuff. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, glad this page is of some use to you! Exciting news about TRIAL OF GAMBIT. We're so close to getting that full 94 - 350 run collected!

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  13. TUXM #371 is collected in Deathlok: Rage Against the Machine (2015) TPB

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    1. And X-Men #91!

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    2. Thanks, Unknown. I typically don't bother with one-off reprints like that if they're part of another line, but in this case since those two issues follow directly from issues already on the lists above, I may need to find a moment to include that book in the charts.

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  14. love the list but i would love it even more if you had alternate lists which include other books that also include listed issues. for example instead of the claremont/lee omni, gambit classic contains uncanny 265-267. for people who already own this book it would be nice to see all new and all different ways to collect the rest without having to buy an omni which already includes issues that people may already own...

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    1. Hi, Unknown -- I have given some thought to expanding this list to include alternate collections, but I haven't for a couple reasons:

      One, this is really my preferred way to read all this stuff. I'm not saying my way is the right way or the only way, but simply that this is, for my purposes, the "definitive" way.

      And two, this table is a pain to manage. Adding new rows and cells for alternate collections would take way more time than I want to invest in this little project!

      Still, you never know when I could change my mind and decide the extra effort is worth it.

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  15. Hay Matt. Have you thought about expanding up to All new?

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    1. Sorry, no. The X-Men pretty much ended for me around 2000 or so. There have been bits and pieces I've enjoyed since then, but I have no real interest in trying to sort out what's what following the conclusion to "Eve of Destruction".

      (Honestly, I have little interest in X-Men after the end of the Alan Davis run, but I included the "Revolution"/"Eve of Destruction" era up there since I think that makes for a nice cutoff between the classic and modern eras.

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  16. hey matt. if someone else gives you the expanded list would you format it nice and pretty like you have here? i have the complete finished run (up to 544) from eve of destruction on and would have no problem emailing you the list or posting it here...

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    1. Bob -- Apparently I never responded to this! I appreciate the offer, but the above table was a nightmare to put together in HTML, plus I'm really not all that interested in the post-2000 X-Men. Someone else out there may put something like that together, but I'm afraid it won't be me.

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  17. Hey Matt,

    There's a ghost listing for "Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men Vol. 10 HC" on Amazon! Check it out if you're interested!

    Jacob (i.e. the first commentator on this page)

    P.S. I noticed in your fourth chart down (under "X-MEN", "THE J. KELLY/S. SEAGLE/C. CLAREMONT/A. DAVIS ERA") you have listed, "70 - 79 UNCOLLECTED." To be completely accurate though....issue #70 is collected in X-Men: Operation Zero Tolerance HC. Thanks man, I love your list! I still reference it on a regular basis!

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    1. Thanks, Jacob. I could've sworn I had updated X-MEN 70 as being in OZT, but I guess not. I will add that and the upcoming Masterworks volume soon as I have some time to do so.

      Now the real question -- do I pick up that Masterworks? I'm not a massive fan of the John Romita, Jr. era and I could easily wait for it to hit the Epic Collection format instead, saving myself a few dollars in the long run... or I could just suck it up, buy the book -- which will almost certainly cover issues 176 - 188 -- and be done with that glaring gap sooner rather than later!

      Decisions, decisions.

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    2. The October 2016 Marvel Solicits have Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men Vol. 10 HC collecting "UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) #176-188, MAGIK (1983) #1-4 and material from MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #40." I don't think the Magik mini-series has been collected in a Marvel Masterworks before (It was, however, collected in the recent Omnibus Vol. 3).

      I haven't read the Romita Jr. era yet. I do like the idea of closing the gap sooner rather than later, but I'm holding out for (possibly?) a Claremont/Romita Jr. Omnibus spanning Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men Vol. 10 (minus the Magik mini), X-Men Epic Collection: The Gift, and X-Men: Ghosts......with X-Men: Asgardians Wars thrown in for good measure. What do you think Matt? Do you think the page count would be too high to make this omnibus idea feasible??
      (If not, I would say....hold out for the omnibus!)

      Jacob

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    3. You're right; MAGIK was in the Omnibus and it had its own Premiere Classic Hardcover and subsequent trade paperback release, but it's not been in Masterworks format yet. Interesting that the Omnibus collects it around where it would've taken place chronologically, while the Masterworks collect it closer to where it was published.

      I would definitely expect an UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS volume 4 at some point, but my guess is we won't see it for a few years, until after some more UXM Masterworks are published.

      It looks like UXM Masterworks 10 will be 456 pages. THE GIFT Epic Collection is 512 pages, and the GHOSTS trade paperback is 360 pages. That's 1,328 pages, plus you would need to add in the two "Asgardian Wars" annuals since they aren't in any of those collections, bringing us up to roughly 1,400 pages. At one time, the SPIDER-MAN BY ROGER STERN OMNIBUS was the biggest book Marvel had ever published, coming it at around 1,300 pages. The ONSLAUGHT OMNIBUS is also right around there. So I could potentially see a 1,400-pager happening, but I don't know if Marvel would go that route since the previous three UXM Omnibuses were all right around 900 - 1,000 pages each. Seems more likely to me that the JR jr. era would be broken into two books, with the latter half joining the beginning of Marc Silvestri's run in UXM Omnibus 5.

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  18. Beside the Omnibus, does anyone know if there's a book or books containing the issues found the in the Marvel Masterworks Volume 3? I have 1,2, and 4, so I don't really want to rebuy stuff I've already got, but I can't seem to find MM3 for under $100, even though 1,2,4, and even 5 are all out there for less than $20.

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    1. Hi Adam -- I was going to suggest the paperback version of UNCANNY MASTERWORKS vol. 3, but I see that thing has skyrocketed in price. Unless I'm mistaken, at this point the Omnibus may be the only option in color. The ESSENTIAL X-MEN books are still out there for bargain prices if you don't mind black-and-white, but even then you would need two volumes (1 & 2) to get all the issues you're after.

      So you may be stuck waiting. The Claremont/Byrne run is pretty evergreen, and I'm sure Marvel will continue to keep it in print. Those issues would be great for an Epic Collection, too. So far the only X-Men Epics have covered the sixties and the eighties; I think we're due for something from the seventies!

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    2. You're right - X-Men Epic vol 5 is coming in April 2017, covering the contents of the first two UXM Masterworks plus a few extras. (An eventual vol 6 Epic would pick up right where Adam wants but would almost certainly duplicate some or all of the vol 4 Masterwork he already owns.)

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    3. Thanks for mentioning the Epic, James -- I hadn't seen it yet. And as usual, Marvel continues to frustrate me! This book includes the MARVEL TEAM-UP 2-parter with the Living Monolith and the final two IRON FIST issues with Sabretooth and the X-Men, which were all skipped over in the Omnibus series. Now I may wind up buying this material for like the fifth time to get all that stuff in once place...

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  19. Thank you so much for authoring and maintaining this informative post! I've referenced it often over the past couple years as I built my UXM and XM collections from Claremont through most of Nicieza (Onslaught is my self-imposed cutoff point).

    Anyway, I was hoping to give back in a small way by letting you know that the upcoming X-Men Origins: Gambit TPB will include X-Men #33, the middle issue of the uncollected 31-35. Hope this helps! :)

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, James, and for the info about the Gambit trade. I don't usually bother with books that collect single issues piecemeal like that, but given this gap has been sitting there for so long, I may need to add that one.

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  20. The entire Claremont era is collected in the Marvel Essentials. Although the last few volumes are harder to hunt down for some reason (volumes 10 & 11) and the cross hatching makes looking at the art difficult in black and white, the earlier stuff is great! Getting the entire Byrne and Claremont run for $9.99 as a kid after hearing so much about the hoopla from Wizard was definitely satisfying.

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    1. Thanks, Eric! My above list is specifically for color collections (and even more specifically for the versions of the books I favor most), but I do like that Marvel got it all out there in black and white too.

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  21. So are you omnibus waiting Matt? Or did you go ahead and buy the MMW edition volume 10?

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    1. I passed on this Masterworks volume. The JR Jr. era is where I start to lose interest in Chris Claremont's X-Men. I don't think I'll grab it in Omnibus format, either -- I'll just wait for an Epic Collection to cover that material. I have most of Jr.'s run in the THE GIFT Epic and the GHOSTS trade, so another trade will be the way to go for me, for that material.

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    2. I see. By the way, I had no idea how deep this blog went. I am now looking at your history of posts and finding we have much in common for taste in Marvel.

      Great stuff man! I'll be reading.

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    3. That's great; glad to have you aboard! Hope you enjoy what you find.

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  22. Recently announced: X-Men Classic Omnibus. http://a.co/1i5kkmP
    The volume will include all of the back-up stories created for the X-Men Classic reprints. Not sure where exactly that should fit into your list but it's definitely great news!

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    1. Thank you, J.J.! I did see they had that book coming, but I wasn't sure about putting it on my list either. I may go ahead and add it though, since people seem to really like the CLASSIC X-MEN backups. I know many readers consider them the height of Chris Claremont's work with the characters. And more power to those people, but I personally don't really get it. Weird as it sounds, I'm actually more excited for this Omnibus because it will feature the new pages that were inserted into the original stories! The stuff added to Dave Cockrum's issues was drawn by Cockrum himself and I want to see it.

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  23. I need to find time to update my chart, but there's some good news for nineties X-Fans coming next year: Marvel is completing the Joe Kelly/Steve Seagle run by way of two trade paperbacks, one collecting Kelly's X-MEN and one collecting Seagle's UNCANNY, up to the start of the already available HUNT FOR PROFESSOR X volume.

    Also, it looks like the AGE OF APOCALYPSE PRELUDE trade will be rendered obsolete by a LEGION QUEST hardcover volume featuring more ancillary issues! I'll try to do an in-depth review of that one when it comes out, to go with all my other X-Men collected edition reviews. I'm finally okay with the fact that I've never bought the (by all reports sub-par) AOA PRELUDE book over all these years!

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  24. Hey Matt any word on the name of those Kelly/Seagle books? Having a hard time finding ANY info on them online... Thanks in advance! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Yeah, I should've been clearer because they're really weird. Marvel is taking an odd route with these, for some reason (I guess maybe to encourage sales) tying them in with the trades that collect the new X-MEN BLUE and X-MEN GOLD series. So they're called:

      X-MEN BLUE VOLUME 0: REUNION
      X-MEN GOLD VOLUME 0: HOMECOMING

      I put Amazon links to both up above. They have solicit blurbs but no cover art at the moment.

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  25. I follow this list religiously.... so far i managed to collect all Hardcovers mentioned here. Thanks a lot for your efforts!

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    1. Forgot to mention that it got me nearly bankrupt! :D

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    2. Thank you! I'm glad the chart is of use to you, though I apologize for the damage to your wallet. But hopefully you've gotten some entertainment out of the bargain.

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  26. hello Matt, I saw recently in Amazon the Legion Quest Hardcover which I guess will be oversized.

    But I saw that some Uncanny X-Men and X-Men issues that are already contained in AoAOmni will be printed again for this collection, do you think they will realise that we will have double printed comics in those collections and correct that issue or they just do not care about it? It already happened with the x-tinction agenda Hc

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  27. I would skip this Legion quest omnibus as it will have some issues contained in other HCs but as I'm a completion guy I need the 4 or 5 "new" issues it will print... will you buy it based on this or will you skip it? what is your opinion on this?

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    1. Hi Enls, thanks for the comment! I do believe the issues listed in the solicit for the LEGION QUEST book are correct. The issues duplicated from the AGE OF APOCALYPSE OMNIBUS are the actual chapters of "Legion Quest" itself, so I can't imagine them leaving those out of a volume with that very title. And for me, there's enough stuff in the LEGION QUEST book that isn't in the AoA book that it's worth it for me.

      However, there's also the AGE OF APOCALYPSE PRELUDE trade paperback, which presents much of the same material as LEGION QUEST. If I had that trade, I might think twice. LEGION QUEST has one extra issue of UNCANNY and one extra issue of X-FACTOR that aren't in the AoA PRELUDE -- but it also includes three issues of X-MEN UNLIMITED and an X-MEN ANNUAL which, to my knowledge, aren't collected anywhere else.

      As far as why they're duplicating contents -- my guess is they wanted to tie it in with the LEGION TV series, which returns to TV early next year, close to the release of this book. "Legion Quest" is a storyline -- possibly the only storyline -- named for the character, so Marvel probably figured giving it its own hardcover would serve the dual purposes of promoting the show and collecting other "orphaned" X-issues from the same era.

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    2. Thanks for your reply Matt and please keep up the great work on this.

      Yeah, you probably are right about Marvel wanting to cash in with the release of the Legion Show. And I am probably going to buy it no matter if I'll have duplicated issues haha.

      Cheers

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