Total Nerd The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever  

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The X-Men have been around since 1963. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the X-Men fight for mutant rights in the hope that one day mutants and humans can co-exist peacefully. But there are those out there that don't have the same vision... which makes for great X-Men stories. 

It's hard to keep characters fresh, but Marvel always seems to keep the X-Men one of their top priorities with the talent they assign(writers and artists), their huge crossovers, and amazing characters who just get better with age.

Below is a list of X-Men story arcs from the past 50 years. Which X-Men storyline is the best? You decide. Vote up the most memorable X-Men storylines to date.  

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176 26
The Dark Phoenix Saga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
The Dark Phoenix Saga

2
154 30
Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Days of Future Past

3
160 33
Age of Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever

4
43 4
Uncanny X-force is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
labrecheman added Uncanny X-force

5
61 8
Astonishing X-Men is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
MatthewGillette added Astonishing X-Men

6
98 27
God Loves, Man Kills is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
God Loves, Man Kills

7
96 29
Messiah CompleX is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Messiah CompleX

8
78 19
Mutant Massacre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Mutant Massacre

9
89 29
Fatal Attractions is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Fatal Attractions

10
103 38
House of M is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever

11
83 30
X-Cutioner's Song is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
X-Cutioner's Song

12
79 29
Second Coming is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Second Coming

13
71 28
Inferno is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Inferno

14
52 18
Fall of the Mutants is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Fall of the Mutants

15
61 25
X-Tinction Agenda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
X-Tinction Agenda

16
62 27
E is for Extinction is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
E is for Extinction

17
24 3
Dark Angel Saga is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
flameback added Dark Angel Saga

18
72 42
Avengers Vs. X-Men is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Avengers Vs. X-Men

19
48 24
Muir Island Saga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever

20
50 28
Phalanx Covenant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever

21
53 32
Schism is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Schism

22
47 27
Necrosha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Necrosha

23
41 22
Trial of Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Trial of Jean Grey

24
43 24
Deadly Genesis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Deadly Genesis

25
57 38
Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Onslaught

26
43 26
Planet X is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Planet X

27
44 29
Apocalypse: The Twelve is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Apocalypse: The Twelve

28
41 27
Age of X is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Age of X

29
40 27
Days of Future Present is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Days of Future Present

30
35 23
Messiah War is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Messiah War

31
40 28
Battle of the Atom is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Battle of the Atom

32
32 21
Utopia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Utopia

33
34 23
Endangered Species is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Endangered Species

34
41 30
Operation: Zero Tolerance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Operation: Zero Tolerance

35
30 20
Decimation is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Decimation

36
33 24
Here Comes Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Here Comes Tomorrow

37
24 20
Nation X is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Nation X

38
23 21
Regenesis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Regenesis

39
21 19
Manifest Destiny is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Manifest Destiny

40
21 23
Eve of Destruction is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Eve of Destruction

41
18 22
Divided We Stand is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Divided We Stand

42
21 26
X-Infernus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
X-Infernus

43
5 8
X-Men: The End is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever

44
21 32
Curse of the Mutants is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Curse of the Mutants

45
15 31
Axis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best X-Men Comics Story Arcs Ever
Axis