X-Men: Age of X-Man Reading Order Guide

X-Men: Age of X-Man Reading Order Guide

The struggle for equality for mutants has been a major theme throughout the X-Men comics for decades. It’s something that the X-Men are still trying to achieve in the face of bigotry and the hatred that’s directed at them. In the latest X-Men event, Age of X-Man, we get a glimpse of a reality in which this vision has come to fruition, a mutant utopia.

Sometimes events like Age of X-Man can be confusing to read. What order are you meant to read everything in and do you need to read it all? The X-Men: Age of X-Man Reading Order Guide has all the answers as well as handy details such as creative teams and release dates too.

Soon you’ll be able to enter this brand new world of Age of X-Man head first with no issues at all.

Happy reading!

X-Men: Alpha cover by Joe Madureira.
X-Men: Alpha cover by Joe Madureira.

Background Reading

X-Men: Disassembled
Written by Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Mahmud Asrar and R.B Silva.
Issues: Uncanny X-Men (2018 series) #1-10

X-Men: Disassembled opening arc of Uncanny X-Men, the flagship X-Men comic, and set the Age of X-Man. Don’t worry if you haven’t read it though, writer Zac Thompson has mentioned on Twitter that you will be fine as long as you know who the X-Men are.

Age of Apocalypse
Age of Apocalypse was a HUGE alternate universe X-Men story from the 1990’s. It tells the story of a world in which Professor X died before he could form the X-Men and as a result Apocalypse took over the world.

Age of X-Man will take a lot of inspiration from this classic X-Men story, but don’t stress if you haven’t read it. It’s not required reading in order to understand what is going on in Age of X-Man.

If you want to know more about Age of Apocalypse, you can check out this extensive write up that I did around the time that X-Men: Apocalypse was released in cinemas.

Age of X-Man: Alpha cover by Phil Noto.
Age of X-Man: Alpha cover by Phil Noto.

How Do I Read X-Men: Age of X-Man?

With more than 30 issues as part of this X-event, it can be a bit intimidating as to where to begin and whether you have to read them all. Luckily, Marvel has given readers the freedom of choice when it comes to Age of X-Man.

Age of X-Man is made up of six 5-part miniseries, which are bookended by Alpha and Omega issues.

The Alpha issue sets everything and is your introduction to the world that has been created. The Omega issue will conclude everything.

After that, it’s totally up to you as to how you want to read the miniseries in between. You can read them all or pick and choose which ones you want to read based on their premise, characters represented, or the creators involved.

Each miniseries explores it’s own corner of the alternate world and will have a beginning, middle, and end. Although, the more of the miniseries you read the more you will see of this world that has been created.

In the end, it’s totally up to you as to how you want to read it!

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Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men cover by Phil Noto.
Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men cover by Phil Noto.

Age of X-Man Reading Order

Below is the recommended reading order for Age of X-Man. As mentioned above, you can read each miniseries standalone, but reading each issue as they’re released will give you a wider picture of the alternate world that the characters inhabit.

The reading order is laid out for those who want to read everything. But if you are only reading some of the miniseries then this will also give you context as to where each fit in with each other.

Age of X-Man: Alpha #1
Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler. Art by Ramon Rosanas.
Available on January 30th.

Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1 (of 5)
Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler. Art by Marco Failla.
Available on February 6th.

Age of X-Man: Nextgen #1 (of 5)
Written by Ed Brisson. Art by Marcus To.
Available on February 13th.

Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1 (of 5)
Written by Seanan McGuire. Art by Juan Frigeri.
Available on February 20th.

Age of X-Man: The X-Tremists #1 (of 5)
Written by Leah Williams. Art by Georges Jeanty.
Available on February 27th.

Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #1 (of 5)
Written by Vita Ayala. Art by German Peralta.
Available on March 6th.

Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #1 (of 5)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Salva Espin.
Available on March 13th.

Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #2 (of 5)
Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler. Art by Marco Failla.
Available on March 13th.

Age of X-Man: Nextgen #2 (of 5)
Written by Ed Brisson. Art by Marcus To.
Available on March 20th.

Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #2 (of 5)
Written by Seanan McGuire. Art by Juan Frigeri.
Available on March 20th.

Age of X-Man: The X-Tremists #2 (of 5)
Written by Leah Williams. Art by Georges Jeanty.
Available on March 27th.

Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #3 (of 5)
Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler. Art by Marco Failla.
Available on April 3rd.

Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #2 (of 5)
Written by Vita Ayala. Art by German Peralta.
Available on April 3rd.

Age of X-Man: Nextgen #3 (of 5)
Written by Ed Brisson. Art by Marcus To.
Available on April 10th.

Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #2 (of 5)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Salva Espin.
Available on April 10th.

Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #3 (of 5)
Written by Seanan McGuire. Art by Juan Frigeri.
Available on April 17th.

Age of X-Man: The X-Tremists #3 (of 5)
Written by Leah Williams. Art by Georges Jeanty.
Available on April 24th.

Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #3 (of 5)
Written by Vita Ayala. Art by German Peralta.
Available in May 1st.

Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #3 (of 5)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Salva Espin.
Available on May 8th.

Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #4 (of 5)
Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler. Art by Marco Failla.
Available on May 15th.

Age of X-Man: Nextgen #4 (of 5)
Written by Ed Brisson. Art by Marcus To.
Available on May 15th.

Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #4 (of 5)
Written by Seanan McGuire. Art by Juan Frigeri.
Available on May 22nd.

Age of X-Man: The X-Tremists #4 (of 5)
Written by Leah Williams. Art by Georges Jeanty.
Available on May 29th.

Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #4 (of 5)
Written by Vita Ayala. Art by German Peralta.
Available on June 6th.

Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #5 (of 5)
Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler. Art by Marco Failla.
Available on June 12th.

Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #4 (of 5)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Salva Espin.
Available on June 12th.

Age of X-Man: Nextgen #5 (of 5)
Written by Ed Brisson. Art by Marcus To.
Available on June 19th.

Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #5 (of 5)
Written by Seanan McGuire. Art by Juan Frigeri.
Available on June 19th.

Age of X-Man: The X-Tremists #5 (of 5)
Written by Leah Williams. Art by Georges Jeanty.
Available on June 26th.

Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #5 (of 5)
Written by Vita Ayala. Art by German Peralta.
Available on July 10th.

Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #5 (of 5)
Written by Tim Seeley. Art by Salva Espin.
Available on July 10th.

Age of X-Man: Omega #1
Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler. Art by Simone Buonfantino.
Available on July 17th.

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Comments (7)

  • Hi Trevor, i am kind of a character oriented reader. So can you please tell me what main characters appears on each of the miniseries? thx

  • Hey Trevor, I want to read this but I haven’t read any X-Men comics before. Will I be able to understand the storyline without reading any previous X-Men comics?

    • Hey Sreyam, if you know who the X-Men are then you should be fine. The recap page at the start of each comic will give you all the info you need to know.