The definitive issue-by-issue comic book collecting guide and trade reading order for New X-Men by Grant Morrison and X-Men (1991) #157-207 comic books via omnibuses, hardcovers, and trade paperback graphic novels.Part of Crushing Krisis’s Crushing Comics. Last updated March 2023 with titles scheduled for release through August 2023.
X-Men (1991) was rechristened New X-Men in 2001 when Grant Morrison took the helm with issue #114, indicating their radical (and sometime controversial) departure from X-Men status quo.
Morrison created the first truly definitive period in X-Men history since Chris Claremont’s departure. They stripped down the core team to the bare bones of Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Emma Frost, and Beast – all also acting as the staff at the Xavier school.
New X-Men is a challenging, often off-putting run packed with new ideas, challenging concepts, and artwork that ranges from beautiful to near-obscene (sometimes in the space of a few panels).
This is the run that forged the Cyclops and Emma Frost relationship that exists to this day, but not at the expand of Jean Grey. Morrison was the first writer to meaningfully develop Jean Grey in years. They also introduced Fantomex (in Annual 1) and exploded the size and scope of the world of mutants at large, developing the idea of mutant culture outside of the X-Men.
After Morrison’s run ended in 2004 the book reverted back to its prior X-Men, Vol. 2 name while maintaining its issue numbering for another 52 issues as written by Chuck Austen, Peter Milligan, and Mike Carey.
Meanwhile, the remainder of Morrison’s team continued directly to Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men. [Read more…] about New X-Men by Grant Morrison & X-Men (1991) #157-207 – Definitive Collecting Guide