Wolverine has settled in a trailer park outside Las Vegas, working as an extreme fighter – but he’s not sure why he did. Who wrote the note that led him here? And why can’t he bring himself to leave? Ex-showgirl Suzie may have the answers, but is she more than she appears? And when Logan witnesses a crime in his own backyard, will this mystery drag him back into the world of high-stakes adventure whether he likes it or not? Under the control of an evil hypnotist, Logan learns new dark secrets from his past – and one of these secrets may lead him to kill again. As an old friend turns out to be an older enemy, Logan inches closer to finding out who he was. But what he finds out isn’t what he was expecting. Collecting WOLVERINE MAX #11-15.
Wolverine returns to Weapon X! Determined to uncover the secrets of his past, Logan heads back to Canada with Jubilee – and tracks down the facility where his life was turned upside down! As suppressed memories begin bubbling to the surface, perhaps Professor X and Jean Grey can unlock the mysteries inside Wolverine’s head. Or does S.H.I.E.L.D. have the answers he seeks? Logan had better not get too close to the truth, or he’ll trigger the Weapon X fail-safe! Then, a close encounter with Mystique will take Wolverine to the end of time! It’s claws versus blades when Shatterstar attacks! And Wolvie and Gambit must bail out Jubilee in Japan. Facing down the Hand, can Wolverine prevent another death in the family – or will tragedy strike? The Larry Hama/Marc Silvestri run reaches its dramatic conclusion! Collecting WOLVERINE (1988) #47-57. Rated T+
Melita Garner returns – and she’s got something on Logan that throws the entire school into uproar. But little does Melita know she’s also drawn the attention of the Red Right Hand! Meanwhile, Logan and Storm go on a long-overdue date – but when the headmasters are away, villains come out to play! And when Quentin Quire celebrates his birthday, party crasher Wolverine gets more than he bargained for – but how does Quentin’s return mark the beginning of AXIS, and big changes for the Jean Grey School? Then, in the aftermath of tragedy, the school must mourn Wolverine’s death. As Wolverine’s will is read and a reporter digs further into his century-long past, new truths will be uncovered as the X-Men retell their favorite personal adventures and Wolverine stories, bidding farewell to a legend. Collecting WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN (2014) #7-12. Rated T+
The X-Men struggle to deal with the death of one of their own – but before even a moment of silence can pass, the mysterious Mr. Sinister arrives, intent on giving the X-Men a lot more to mourn! Then, Gambit returns – but what does he want? The Fenris twins threaten to expose the Ragin’ Cajun’s past sins unless he obeys them. But with Rogue on the other side, to whom will Remy finally lend his loyalty? And what decision does Rogue make that will affect her budding relationship with Iceman? The X-Men soon discover that mutants are being hunted for sport on the island of Krakoa – but can they pull off the rescue of without becoming part of the game, or will malevolent media mogul Mojo make ‘stars’ of them all? Collecting ULTIMATE X-MEN (2001) #46-57. Rated T
Collects Ultimate X-Men #13-25.
Collecting the second year of Mark Millar’s groundbreaking ULTIMATE X-MEN – issues #13-25 – in one colossal volume! As the X-Men embark on their inaugural world tour, they must confront some unsettling truths about their mentor, Professor Charles Xavier. Before founding his school for young mutants, Xavier abandoned his only son, David, a mutant with uncontrollable reality-warping abilities. Now, David has returned, looking to exact revenge on the father who left him – and he’s willing to eradicate anyone who stands in his way. Will the X-Men be forced to kill Xavier’s son to end his threat against the world? Following the tragedies of their world tour, the X-Men seek the calming protection of Xavier’s school – but their suspicions of his methods only increase. Xavier’s mental blocks on student Jean Grey’s psychic abilities continue to crumble, and she grows increasingly unstable – plagued by visions of a world engulfed in the flames of a fiery phoenix. When the X-Men finally meet Xavier’s mysterious financial backers, Jean’s hallucinations become reality as the otherworldly Phoenix takes possession of the teenage telepath.
Also included in this volume is a bonus tale of Gambit, a Cajun street hustler who must use his mutant gifts to protect a homeless boy in great danger.
‘World War X’ is here! It’s Tian vs. Utopia as Jean Grey takes on Kitty Pryde! Will the planet be torn apart when the two mutant nations go to war? Alliances are broken, sides are chosen and betrayals abound. But after a sneak attack on Utopia, and Jean’s strict warning that the rest of the world should stay out of the war, will the global mutant-on-mutant conflict finally unite mutantkind – or divide them forever? As the war claims its first casualties, Kitty becomes a revolutionary redux, Mach Two displays startling new powers, and James Hudson proves he’s more than just his father’s son! But when Utopia hatches an insane plan to end the war, will anyone remain standing to pick up the pieces? Collecting ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #29-33.
The future Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, last seen in “Battle of the Atom,” is back – and they’re still gunning for yesterday’s X-Men! But even as the Brotherhood takes its next devastating step against the time-tossed teens, the mysteries surrounding Jean Grey begin to unfold! Jean came back from her Shi’ar trial…different. What does this mean for her future, for the past of the woman she’s supposed to become and for the rest of the X-Men? Past, present and future collide when the Future Brotherhood exacts its final judgment on the All-New X-Men! And it’s mutant magic as only Mighty Marvel could do it as artist Stuart Immonen is joined by a practical hall of fame lineup of comic-book artists! Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN #25-30.
Dimension-hopping is something of an X-Men rite of passage, and it’s about time the All-New X-Men took the plunge! You don’t always have to travel Miles away to visit a new place…but will the Web in which these time-displaced young X-Men find themselves tangled Ultimately bring about their end? Okay, enough subtlety: The All-New X-Men meet Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man – and this is a showdown you won’t want to miss! Will either universe ever be the same again? Guest-starring scores of Ultimate characters! Plus: It’s Iceman unleashed as young Bobby Drake takes the offensive! And for someone who’s said she doesn’t find him particularly pleasant to be around, X-23 seems to have taken an odd interest in the highflying Angel. Tune in as yesterday’s X-Men continue to explore the fear-fraught future of the present day! Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN #31-35.
The time-displaced young X-Men continue to adjust to a present day that’s simultaneously more awe-inspiring and more disturbing than any future the young heroes had ever imagined for themselves. As Jean Grey pushes her powers to the limit, shaking her and the rest of the X-Men to the core, one of the young X-Men breaks rank – and leaves to join the adult Cyclops and his revolutionary crew! And when Mastermind targets the young Jean, will history repeat itself? Plus: When the teens find themselves face-to-face with the Uncanny Avengers, young Cyclops meets the adult version of the brother he thought he’d never see again! They never warned us about this sort of thing in temporal mechanics class! Acclaimed writer Brian Michael Bendis further defines the future – and the past – of the X-Men!
Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN #11-15.
The X-Men are shaken to the core by the fallout from Battle of the Atom!
Kitty Pryde and the All-New X-Men’s faith in Wolverine’s Jean Grey School has been completely eroded – so where have they gone instead, and what will they do? Meanwhile, X-23 joins the All-New X-Men – and sets her hunter’s sights on Cyclops?! What does this mean to Jean Grey? When Jean and X-23 are forced to team up against a mysterious force, she’d better figure it out fast!
THEN: Ring in the X-Men’s 50th anniversary with new stories from some of the greatest creators to ever work on Marvel’s mutants!
Collecting ALL-NEW X-MEN #18-21 and X-MEN: GOLD #1.