Current Ranking of X-Men Stories

These master rankings are the truth. There is no room for arguments, no room for disagreement. It is the definitive ranking of the X-Universe. This is not a quantitative measurement, there is no cumulative score, and there never will be. Factors such as uniqueness, historical significance, and the ever important how-much-I-want-to-reread-it-test, but the whole is not dependent on the sum of its’ parts. So why don’t you sit back and pick a couple of your favorite stories?


"While you slept, the world changed."

House of X
Powers of X


Face the future — and fear the future — as Jonathan Hickman  changes everything for the X-Men! In HOUSE OF X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind — one that will bring mutants out of humankind’s shadow and into the light once more! Meanwhile, POWERS OF X reveals mutantkind’s secret history, changing the way you will look at every X-Men story before and after. But as Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men’s future blossoms into trouble for all of mutantdom. Stories intertwine on an epic scale as Jonathan Hickman reshapes the X-Men’s past, present and future!



"Jean Grey could have lived to become a god. But it was more important to her that she die...a human."

The Dark Phoenix Saga


The X-Men have fought many battles, embarked on galaxy-spanning adventures and defeated enemies of limitless might — but none of it prepared them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own, Jean Grey, has gained cosmic power beyond all comprehension — and that power has corrupted her absolutely! Now the X-Men must decide between the life of the friend they cherish…and the possible destruction of the entire universe!



"Tha' stench -- I smelt it when we found Dani -- Her bear's inside the hospital. He's here!"

The Demon Bear


The visionary talents of writer Chris Claremont and legendary illustrator Bill Sienkiewicz bring the Demon Bear that has haunted Danielle Moonstar’s dreams to horrifying life! It took her parents, and now it has returned for Dani — and only the combined efforts of her fellow New Mutants can stop it from finishing the job!



"We fought. We lost. We d-died. And now... seeing you all alive -- oh God, I didn't think it would hurt so much."

Days of Future Past


It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: The legendary first journey into the dystopian future of 2013 – where Sentinels stalk the Earth, and the X-Men are humanity’s only hope…until they die!



"We have to do more than that... We have to astonish them."



Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of “astonishing” the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started?