For decades, the X-Men have been a cornerstone of Marvel Entertainment content, though the “ins, outs and retcons” (thanks, Jay & Miles) make the history of these mutants hard to follow, especially for new fans. Now Marvel is seeking to rectify that with a new series of trades that will chronicle some of the biggest, most plot-altering events throughout the team’s 50+ years of history. On Monday, Marvel announced that they will release X-Men Milestones, which is billed as a “new series of [X-Men] trade paperbacks designed to form one complete library of X-Men events!”
X-Men Milestones will include the Dark Phoenix Saga, Fall of the Mutants, and Mutant Massacre. According to a press release from Marvel, other “earth-shattering events” will follow. Check out the covers for the above three TPBs below.
X-Men Milestones: Dark Phoenix Saga by Chris Claremont and John Byrne
“Dive into history with the tragic Jean Grey story that rocked the X-Men and the Marvel Universe.”
X-Men Milestones: Fall of the Mutants by Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Marc Silvestri, Bret Blevins and Walter Simonson
“Brace yourself as the specter of death looms over three X-teams (X-Men, X-Factor, and the New Mutants).”
X-Men Milestones: Mutant Massacre by Chris Claremont, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, Ann Nocenti, John Romita Jr., Bret Blevins, Rick Leonardi, Alan Davis, Barry Windsor-Smith, Terry Shoemaker, Butch Guise, Sal Buscema and Jon Bogdanove
“Charge into the epic first battle between the Morlocks and the Marauders.”