Uncanny X-Men


The X-Men are the Children of the Atom-young men and women with extraordinary abilities led by the mutant telepath Charles Xavier. Even in a world where Homo Sapiens hate and fear them, the X-Men stand together as protectors of humanity and mutantkind alike. Check out these great entry points into one of comics' most celebrated series - Uncanny X-Men!

Uncanny X-Men - The Children of the Atom

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First Class

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #1

Get acquainted with the original generation of X-Men: Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast, and Iceman! Brought to you by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby!


In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #125

Chris Claremont-responsible for many classic X-Men stories-pits the X-Men against Proteus, an insane mutant who can jump into anyone's body and alter the very fabric of reality. Plus, one X-Man will be forced to make a deadly choice.

Dark Phoenix Saga

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #129

Jean Grey, the mutant telepath and love of Cyclops' life, is consumed by a destructive cosmic entity and becomes the Dark Phoenix. Her downfall begins here. Chris Claremont, John Byrne, and Terry Austin tell one of the most influential X-stories of all time.

Days of Future Past

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #141

Another Claremont/Byrne/Austin classic. To save the future, Kitty Pryde must travel to the past to stop the murder of a U.S. senator. Can the X-Men prevent a future where mutantkind is nearly wiped out by the Sentinels?

The Brood

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #155

Dave Cockrum was a major force behind the look and feel of X-Men comics in the 70s, co-creating and designing characters like Storm and Colossus. In this issue, he and Chris Claremont introduce the alien menace known as the Brood for the first time.

"Professor X Is A Jerk!"

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #168

For this issue, Chris Claremont teams with acclaimed X-artist Paul Smith (working with inker Bob Wiacek) for a Kitty Pryde-centric story. When Professor X places Kitty on the New Mutants, she tries to prove that she can still hack it with the varsity mutant squad.

Dancin' In The Dark

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #169

Not all mutants live in mansions and have awesome pool parties. Some are "too mutant" to pass for normal humans. The Morlocks-a group of mutants unable to integrate into society-make their disturbing debut here.

The Wedding of Wolverine

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #172

If you know anything about Wolverine then you know trouble follows him wherever he goes. His own wedding is no exception. Silver Samurai guest stars!


In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #186

Legendary artist Barry Windsor-Smith draws this Chris Claremont-penned story about Storm coming to grip with the loss of her powers and discovering that fellow X-Man Forge is responsible.

Trial of Magento

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #200

Magneto stands accused of many crimes and is judged by the World Court. Another artist who would come to define the look of the X-Men, John Romita Jr., lends his talents to the proceedings.

Wounded Wolf

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #205

An injured Wolverine must team up with Katie Power to evade Lady Deathstrike during Christmas in New York City.

The Man Called Gambit

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #266

He would go on to become one a fan-favorite X-Men and his introduction appears in this issue. Gambit exploded on the scene, aiding Storm, and would go on to become an important part of the Uncanny X-Men for years to come.

X-Tinction Agenda

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #270

The crossover between Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor and New Mutants kicks off here. Will three mutants teams be enough to defeat the entire island nation of Genosha, led by the monstrous Cameron Hodge?

The Gold Team

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #281

The X-Men divide into two squads, the Gold and Blue teams. This issue kicks off the legacy of the Gold Team led by Storm and featuring Jean Grey, Colossus, Archangel and Iceman.

X-Cutioner's Song

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #294

The X-Men, X-Force, X-Factor and Uncanny X-Men crossover starts here with a bang - with Cable assassinating Professor X?!

Gambit's Secret

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #350

What terrible secret has Gambit been keeping from the X-Men? And what does it have to do with Mr. Sinister?

Rise and Fall of the Shi'Ar Empire

In Uncanny X-Men (1981) #475

The X-Men find themselves in an intergalactic conflict when Vulcan, the mad brother of Cyclops, looks to take over the Shi'Ar Empire.