Marvel Universe

'90s X-Men

Enjoy these classic storylines from one of the most influential decades of the X-Men! From creators like Jim Lee, Chris Claremont, Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, Fabian Nicieza, Joe Madureira and more, dive into one of the most celebrated and fan-favorite eras of Marvel’s mutants.


X-Tinction Agenda

in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #270

Try the event as a Reading Guide! Three X-teams united for the very first time. Cameron Hodge, biomechanically enhanced anti-mutant terrorist, apprehended a handful of New Mutants and Storm on the X-Men’s turf, kicking off conflict in the mutant nation of Genosha. X-Men, X-Factor and New Mutants raced against the clock to save their own from becoming brainwashed mutate slaves!

X-Men: Blue & Gold

in X-Men (1991) #1

The dynamic duo of Chris Claremont and Jim Lee divvied up the X-Men into two distinct squads following the X-TINCTION AGENDA event. The result? A game-changing issue #1 that still maintains its record as a best-seller. With a 4-part gatefold cover that showcased the sheen and modernity of the Blue and Gold teams, this series kicked off a Golden Age of X.

Fatal Attractions

in X-Factor (1986) #92

Try the event’s Reading Guide! As Magneto's Acolytes amped up their attacks on humans, the X-teams joined forces to end the zealots' crusade. But matters came to a head in the most shocking way possible, culminating in Wolverine being stripped of his Adamantium skeleton!

Feral Wolverine

in Wolverine (1988) #100

Following FATAL ATTRACTIONS, Wolverine and his teammates were left shattered by the loss of his Adamantium. Wolverine would remain in this unbonded state for a while, sporting bony claws instead of metallic ones. Although, Cable’s time-tossed son Genesis attempted an Adamantium graft to restore what Logan lost. Genesis’ procedure left Wolverine feral, unable to control his primal rage and acting on animal instinct.

Age of Apocalypse

in X-Men: Alpha (1995) #1

One of the greatest X-crossovers ever! Charles Xavier is dead—killed twenty years in the past during a freak time-travel accident—and the world that has arisen in his absence is ruled by the mutant despot Apocalypse. But not all mutants agree with Apocalypse's rule, including a group of ragtag freedom fighters led by Xavier's oldest friend, Magneto: the Amazing X-Men.

Post-Age of Apocalypse

in X-Men: Prime (1995) #1

The issue that established the next chapter for the X-Men, X-Factor, and X-Force! Plus, see what Age of Apocalypse heroes and villains crossed over to the prime Earth-616 reality.

Onslaught Event

in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #322

Try the complete event as a Reading Guide! The saga that re-made the Marvel Universe of the 90s starred the psionic force known only as Onslaught. Sprang forth from the fractured psyche of Charles Xavier and Magneto, this being was powered by his progenitors' rage and laid siege to humanity—touching off a cataclysmic conflict destined to deprive a world of its revered icons!

Trial of Gambit

in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #350

In this pivotal issue, the roguish Gambit answered for a laundry list of crimes…including his past employment with the villain geneticist Mister Sinister. As the reluctant leader of the Morlock Massacre, Gambit was in part responsible for the death of hundreds. Rogue makes an excruciating choice, and Gambit’s X-Men status is challenged.

Return to the 90s

in X-Men '92 (2016) #1

Continuing from the SECRET WARS series (2015’s X-MEN '92 #1). With Cassandra Nova defeated, the 90s X-Men took in all the young mutants she had rounded up and officially reopened the Xavier School for Gifted Children...but being responsible won't stop them from having crazy adventures. Especially when Omega Red shows up with the (Formerly) Soviet Super Soldiers!

House of XCII

in X-Men ’92: House of XCII (2022) #1

The ’90s are back—again! Mutantkind is taking a huge leap forward by founding their own nation on the island of Krakoa, guided by Professor X, Magneto, and a mysterious long-lived woman who knows more than she should. The ’90s X-Men are tackling the Krakoan Age thirty years early…and it’s not going to go the way you expect.