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THE X-MEN PROJECT: AN ISSUE GUIDE TO CHAPTERS 1-20

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A brief word about this interstitial guide

While working on this project and the previous Spidey Project, I’ve casual readers and new comic fans asking for direct references to the comics I discuss. Below, I’m going to give you a breakdown of each comic mentioned, context and the issue that in which you may find the material.

Chapter 1 – Professor X

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #3 (Professor X lusts after Jean Grey for the first time)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #12 (Origin of the Juggernaut, Charles’s childhood)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #161 (Professor X and Magneto meet for the first time in Haifa, Israel)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #168 (Kitty Pryde calls out Professor X for bumping her down to the New Mutants)

X-Force Vol. 1 #19 (Professor X reluctantly lets Cable’s recruits go solo)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #309 (Professor X meets Amelia Voight for the first time)

House of M #1-8 (Magneto succeeds where Xavier failed)

Chapter 2 – Magneto

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #1 (Magneto fights the X-Men for the first time)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #150 (Magneto nearly kills Kitty Pryde, begins path to redemption)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #200 (Magneto stands trial for his crimes at the World Court)

New Mutants Vol. 1 #49 (Magneto’s nightmare reveals how he survived being buried alive via his first use of his powers)

X-Men Vol. 2 #25 (Magneto rips the adamantium from Wolverine)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #507 (Magneto regains his powers after House of M)

Avengers vs. X-Men #11 (Magneto teams up with the X-Men and Avengers to stop the Phoenix Five)

Chapter 3 – Cyclops

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #7 (Cyclops officially becomes the team leader of the X-Men)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #32 (Jean and Scott officially begin dating)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #138 (Scott leaves the team following Jean’s death)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #154 (Corsair reveals that he is Scott’s father)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #175 (Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor get married)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #201 (Scott’s son Nathan is born, leaves X-Men)

X-Factor Vol. 1 #1 (Jean Grey returns, Scott leaves his wife and son to be with her)

X-Factor Vol. 1 #36 (Scott finds out that Mr. Sinister cloned Madelyne Pryor from Jean, meant for her to be a brood mare to capture Summers genetic material)

X-Men Vol. 2 #16 (Cyclops and Jean Grey find out that Cable is Nathan Summers)

X-Men Vol. 2 #30 (Jean Grey and Cyclops get married)

New X-Men Vol. 1 #138 (Cyclops and Emma Frost begin affair)

Avengers vs. X-Men #1 (fights the Avengers and Wolverine to save Hope Summers)

Avengers vs. X-Men #5 (becomes infused with the Phoenix)

Avengers vs. X-Men #11 (Cyclops kills Professor X)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #1 (Cyclops form his own X-Men team inside of the Weapon X facility)

Chapter 4 – Jean Grey (Phoenix I)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #101 (The Phoenix first appears)

Bizarre Adventures #27 (Jean’s childhood tragedy kickstarting her powers)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #334 (Jean Grey holds down the Juggernaut by herself)

X-Men Vol. 1 #30 (Scott and Jean get married)

New X-Men Vol. 1 #128 (Jean becomes Phoenix again)

Chapter 5 – Dazzler

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #130 (Dazzler saved from The Hellfire Club)

Dazzler #1 (Dazzler reveals her origins)

Dazzler #10 (Dazzler becomes a temporary herald for Galactus)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #260 (Guido Carosella and Lila Cheney find Dazzler after she goes through the Siege Perilous)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #511 (Dazzler rejoins the X-Men, saves Psylocke)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #24 (Dazzler takes on a brand-new look after Mystique had been impersonating her for months)

Chapter 6 – The Angel

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #5 (Warren captured by The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #139 (Warren rejoins the team after Jean Grey’s death and Cyclops leaving)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #148 (Warren quits the team over Wolverine’s increasing rages)

X-Factor Vol. 1 #1 (Warren introduces everyone to his friend Cameron Hodge)

Thor Vol. 1 #373-374 (Harpoon damages Warren’s wings, Thor rescues him)

X-Factor Vol. 1 #14 (Warren loses his wings due to Mutant Massacre trauma)

X-Factor Vol. 1 #15 (Warren fakes his death)

X-Factor Vol. 1 #24 (Archangel reverts back to Warren and saves team from Apocalypse)

X-Force Vol. 2 #6 (Elixir reveals that Warren can return to Archangel at any time)

Uncanny X-Force #11-16 (Archangel takes over the Apocalypse Death Cult and goes Dark Angel)

Wolverine and the X-Men Vol. 1 #4 (After Psylocke wipes his mind, Wolverine agrees to take care of him at the Jean Grey School)

Uncanny Avengers #7 (The Apocalypse Twins reveal themselves to be Warren’s kids)

Chapter 7 – Iceman

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #8 (Iceman first changes his outer form)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #18 (Iceman fights Magneto solo)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #145-146 (Tries to rescue X-Men from Arcade and Dr. Doom)

X-Factor Vol. 1 #70 (Iceman regains control of his powers)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #314 (Emma Frost takes possession of Iceman and shows him how to use his powers)

Wolverine and the X-Men Vol. 1 #1 (Iceman joins the Jean Grey School)

Chapter 8 – The Beast

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #13 (The Beast is badly injured fighting The Juggernaut)

Amazing Adventures #11 (The Beast gains his furry form)

The Avengers Vol.1 #137 (Beast joins the Avengers)

Uncanny X-Men Vol.1 #504-505 (The Beast forms the X-Club to begin investigating how to kickstart the mutant race)

All-New X-Men #1 (The Beast brings the Original X-Men to the present to stop Adult Cyclops)

Chapter 9 – Polaris

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #51-52 (Polaris is first led to believe that she’s Magneto’s daughter)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #58 (Polaris first falls in love with Havok)

Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Polaris joins the rescue mission and uses her powers to hurl Krakoa into space)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #97 (first gets the code name Polaris)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #219 (mind possessed by Malice)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #255 (joins Banshee’s Muir Isle X-Men team to find the missing X-Men)

X-Factor Vol. 1 #87 (Doc Samson helps Polaris get over her mental possession issues)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #431 (Polaris confirmed as Magneto’s daughter)

All-New X-Factor #1 (joins the team sponsored by Serval Industries; gets ocular implants that are used to spy and record)

Chapter 10 – Havok

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #54-56 (Havok first meets Cyclops since childhood, graduates from college, kidnapped by Living Pharaoh)

Uncanny X-Men Vol.1 #57-60 (Larry Track and Sauron tweak Havok’s powers, as Alex continues to grow)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #158 (Havok finds out that Corsair is his father)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #219 (Havok rejoins the X-Men to be closer to Madelyne, as Polaris has gone nuts)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #270 (Havok emerges through the Siege Perilous as a magistrate in Genosha)

X-Factor Vol. 1 #71 (Havok works with the U.S. Government to reform X-Factor)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #475-486 (Havok joins with Professor X to chase after Vulcan through the Shiar Empire)

Uncanny Avengers #1 (Havok becomes the first leader of the Avengers Unity Squad)

Chapter 11 – The Deadly Genesis Team

X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1-5 (Vulcan and Darwin return, Sway and Petra revealed to have died on Krakoa)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #477 (Vulcan first attacks the Shiar Empire)

Chapter 12 – Banshee

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #28 (Banshee first encounters the X-Men)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #39 (infiltrates Factor Three for Professor X)

Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Banshee recruited for the Krakoa rescue mission)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #119 (Banshee’s vocal cords are damaged fighting Moses Magnum)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #253-255 (Banshee helps form the Muir Isle era X-Men)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #316-317 (teams up with Sabretooth, Emma Frost, Jubilee to fight the Phalanx)

X-Men Vol. 2 #36-37 (begins recruiting members of Generation X)

X-Men: Deadly Genesis #5 (Banshee is killed by Vulcan)

Uncanny Avengers #9 (The Apocalypse Twins use a Celestial Death Seed to turn Banshee into the Horseman of Death)

Chapter 13 – Nightcrawler

Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Nightcrawler recruited for the Krakoa rescue mission)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 Annual #4 (Nightcrawler reunites with Amanda Sefton)

X-Men Unlimited #4 (Nightcrawler finds out that Mystique is his mother)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #428-434 (Nightcrawler meets his father, learns his origins)

X-Force Vol. 2 #26 (Nightcrawler is killed Bastion, while saving Hope Summers)

Amazing X-Men Vol. 2 #1-6 (Nightcrawler is resurrected his little brothers dubbed The Bamfs and rejoins the X-Men)

Chapter 14 – Colossus

Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Colossus joins the Krakoa rescue mission)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #123-124 (Arcade brainwashes Colossus into becoming the Proletariat)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #128 (Piotr saves Moira MacTaggert by killing her evil mutant son Proteus)

Secret Wars Vol. 1 #1-12 (Piotr is taken by The Beyonder, meets Zsaji the Healer, falls in love and she dies)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #183 (Peter breaks up with Kitty)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #211 (Colossus snaps Riptide’s neck after finding out the Marauders have slain most of the Morlocks)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #278-280 (Colossus is possessed by Shadow King. Nearly kills Professor X and Stevie Hunter. Professor X destroys damage done to him by Siege Perilous)

X-Men Vol. 2 #17-19 (Piotr’s parents are murdered by the Soul Skinner)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #304 (Piotr leaves X-Men at his sister Illyana’s funeral. Joins Magneto and the Acolytes)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #390 (Colossus sacrifices himself to cure The Legacy Virus)

Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 #4 (saved from death by Ord, begins a new relationship with Kitty Pryde)

Avengers vs. X-Men #5 (Colossus becomes one of the Phoenix Five)

Chapter 15 – Storm

Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Storm recruited for the Krakoa rescue mission)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #117 (Professor X first meets Storm as a child)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #139 (Storm first takes leadership of The X-Men)

Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 #100 (Storm meets The Black Panther as a child)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #162-166 (Storm survives nearly being turned into a Brood Queen)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #170 (Storm nearly kills Callisto, takes over as leader of the Morlocks)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #173 (Storm shows off her mohawk)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #186 (Storm turns to Forge to deal with the loss of her powers)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #201 (Depowered, Storm fights Cyclops for leadership of the X-Men and wins)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #253-257 (Storm is deaged by Nanny, goes through Siege Perilous and chased by The Shadow King)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #270-271 (Storm is returned to normal age by mutate process in Genosha)

Black Panther Vol. 2 #18 (The Black Panther and Storm get married)

Avengers vs. X-Men #9 (The Black Panther has their marriage annulled following Namor’s Phoenix fueled destruction of Wakanda)

Chapter 16 – Wolverine

Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #181 (Wolverine is first deployed as a government agent)

Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Wolverine joins the Krakoa rescue mission)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #107 (Wolverine’s healing factor is first explored)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #133 (Wolverine vs. The Hellfire Club)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #172-173 (Wolverine’s planned marriage falls apart in Japan. Wolverine vs. Silver Samurai. Wolverine kills Mariko’s father)

Wolverine Vol. 1 #57 (Mariko is poisoned while trying to bring peace between the Yakuza and the Hand. Wolverine uses his claws to end her suffering)

Wolverine Vol. 1 #100 (A botched attempt to replace his lost adamantium leads to Wolverine devolving)

Wolverine and the X-Men Vol. 1 #1 (Wolverine opens the Jean Grey School)

Chapter 17 – Sunfire

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #64 (Sunfire attacks Washington, D.C. in a fury; first encounters the X-Men)

Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Sunfire joins the Krakoa rescue mission)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #392 (Sunpyre joins the Jean Grey X-Men squad)

X-Men Vol. 1 #182 (Sunfire is rebuilt by Apocalypse into the Horseman of Famine)

Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1 #5 (Wolverine finds Sunfire after his time with the Apocalypse Cult)

Chapter 18 – Thunderbird

Giant-Size X-Men #1 (Thunderbird I recruited for the Krakoa rescue mission)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #95 (Thunderbird I dies when Count Nefaria’s jet explodes)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #193 (James Proudstar becomes Thunderbird II to avenge his brother’s death)

X-Men Vol. 2 #100 (Neil Shaara becomes Thunderbird III)

X-Men Vol. 2 #103-105 (Neil Shaara and Karima Shapandar fight Bastion, Karima becomes a Prime Sentinel)

Chapter 19 – Shadowcat

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #129 (The X-Men come to Chicago to recruit Kitty Pryde)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #139 (Kitty joins the team)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #141-142 (Kitty gets used as a vessel for older herself to stop Days of Future Past timeline)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #143 (Kitty vs. the N’Garai)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #153 (Kitty’s Fairy Tale)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #165 (Kitty puts the moves on Piotr)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #183 (Piotr and Kitty break up)

Kitty Pryde & Wolverine #1-6 (Kitty and Wolverine vs. Ogun)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #211 (Kitty attacked by Harpoon; first time trapped in intangible state)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #225 (Kitty, Nightcrawler and Rachel Summers watch the X-Men die in Dallas)

X-Men: Black Sun Vol. 1 #1 (beginning of a scientific explanation of Kitty’s powers)

Excalibur Vol. 3 11-14 (Kitty Pryde’s father serving with Professor X in Vietnam)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #543 (Kitty and Piotr break up again after Piotr takes on the powers of Juggernaut)

Chapter 20 – Rogue

Avengers Vol. 1 Annual #10 (Rogue first appears, attacks Carol Danvers, fights Avengers to a standstill)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #171 (Rogue pleads with Professor X to train her and help battle the Carol Danvers persona overtaking her mind)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #182 (Rogue loses control over the Carol Danvers persona for the first severe bout)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #236 (Rogue is sexually molested by the Genoshan Press Gang)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #244 (Carol Danvers persona begins making Rogue dress like Ms. Marvel)

Classic X-Men Vol. 1 #44 (Rogue’s first kiss/first power transfer with a boy named Cody is revealed)

Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #269 (Magneto destroys the Carol Danvers persona, freeing Rogue)

Rogue Vol. 1 #1-4 (Rogue’s first crush is killed by Bella Donna as part of a rivalry with Gambit)

X-Men Unlimited #4 (details on Mystique and Destiny taking Rogue into their custody)

Rogue Vol. 3 #1-6 (details on Rogue’s childhood and parents)

Uncanny Avengers #14 (Rogue takes Wolverine’s powers and kills Scarlet Witch; events undone by Havok resetting the timeline)

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