The 20 Best X-Men Sto­ries

They’re one of the cor­ner­stones of the Mar­vel Uni­verse, but which x‑Men sto­ries are the all-t ime best? Carl Anka starts the fight

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Count­ing down our favourites from Mar­vel’s mu­tants...

For over 50 years the X-Men have charmed, daz­zled and shocked comic read­ers, thanks to their heady mix of block­buster ac­tion and soap opera melo­drama. Their dis­tin­guished his­tory is crammed with clas­sic sto­ries, and we thought it would be fun to pick out our top 20 all-time best. How wrong we were. The rich work of Chris Clare­mont mer­its its own list alone, so how would we pos­si­bly also ac­knowl­edge the best of Joss Whe­don, Grant Mor­ri­son, Mark Mil­lar and more? How much Wolver­ine should we in­cor­po­rate? Should a story arc get brownie points be­cause it served as the ba­sis for a film adap­ta­tion?

See? Dis­till­ing the 20 best X-Men sto­ries is a fool’s er­rand. But luck­ily we are noth­ing but fools. Tin hats at the ready, we’re go­ing in...

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