Following the beginning of Marvel’s Hickman era of X-Men in the Dawn of X and Reign of X, the X-Men line of comics will move into the Destiny of X, what is effectively the third part of life on Krakoa for the mutants.
Previously: Dawn of X
Previously: Reign of X
The Destiny of X is a true changing of the guard for the X-Men, as Head of X Jonathan Hickman leaves the franchise following the events of Inferno. Entering the Destiny of X, there are significant changes in the mutant leadership of Krakoa, as the Quiet Council adapts to new players like Irene Adler, Destiny, a mutant with the ability to see the future, and a destabilized power base for Professor X and Magneto.
If you’re looking to get started with this era of X-Men, make sure to check out House of X / Powers of X before beginning the Destiny of X, and again, you’ll likely want to check out portions of the Dawn of X and Reign of X guides linked above for the first two parts of this reading order.
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The follow up to Inferno begins in X Lives and X Deaths of Wolverine
X Lives & X Deaths of Wolverine Reading Order:
X Lives of Wolverine #1
X Deaths of Wolverine #1
X Lives of Wolverine #2
X Deaths of Wolverine #2
X Lives of Wolverine #3
X Deaths of Wolverine #3
X Lives of Wolverine #4
X Deaths of Wolverine #4
X Lives of Wolverine #5
X Deaths of Wolverine #5
Destiny of X Comics
Ok, so realistically the first issue of the five issue Sabretooth miniseries by Victor Lavalle and Leonard Kirk can be read any time after X-Force #1 in the Dawn of X (or really just after House and Powers). That said, it’s published here after Inferno, and there are small details that may make reading it more in line with publication order a better fit.
By the time we get to issue #4, Sabretooth is caught up to X Lives / X Deaths of Wolverine in the timeline.
Chronologically, you could argue this issue likely occurs even later into the Destiny of X, but it reads better in sequence with the rest of the mini, and to my knowledge isn’t referenced elsewhere.
Chronologically, Secret X-Men could be read any time after the Hellfire Gala.
Giant-Size X-Men: Thunderbird #1
Free Comic Book Day: A.X.E. Judgment Day (2022)
As you’d expect this is a prelude to Marvel’s Judgment Day event. The issue also offers a huge tease for 2022’s Hellfire Gala!
Free Comic Book Day: Spider-Man / Venom (2022)
As you probably wouldn’t expect, Zeb Wells is bringing his Hellions / X-Men skills to Amazing Spider-Man!
Nightcrawler asks Jen to represent Krakoa.
This is listed as a “Judgement Day” event tie-in but it’s not related at all. The remainder of this arc does continue into “Judgement Day” with clearer tie-ins (although it’s still very skippable as part of the event!).
Up Next: Judgment Day!
Technically, this issue references “eve of Judgment,” but it makes more sense after the event in my view.
Event Crossover: Dark Web
Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain #1
Besty Braddock: Captain Britain #2
Betsy Braddock: Captain Britain #3
Gerry Duggan’s “Iron Man” is borderline an X-book, and will clearly play a role in the build to Fall of X.
Next: Sins of Sinister
Then: Fall of X
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Sam Fisher says
Does anyone know the TPB order after Sabretooth: The Adversary?
Danner Freeman says
Where would you put X-Men: Unforgiven and Invincible Iron Man #4?
Love this thanks – so you know the trade reading order? I get the individual series trades
Sorry, correct me if I am wrong but you seem to be missing xtreme x men #1
Oops sorry nevermind I just realized that isnt krakoa age
Also Marauders #10 is on here twice.
X-Terminators #5 as well
Couldn’t help but notice there is no X-Terminators #4 on this list. Anyone know where it happens to fit in?
Michael D Gonzoles says
Where does X-Men Annual 1 (2022) come in?
Anybody know if this ers will be released as multiple volumes, like Dawn, Reign, and Trials of X? I have all of the other ones so far and I wanted to collect the whole Krakoa era in this way.
This guide appears to be missing Immortal #8 and Legion of X #8
Where do Immortal X-Men 08, New Mutants 31, X-Force 34, X-Men 17, and X-Terminators 03 fall in the reading order?
Where does the new Gambit series fit into all this?!
The Black King says
I would assume Marauders Annual 1 should still be somewhere in the Reign of X reading order. Because Sebastian Shaw is still the Black King, which he shouldn’t be anymore by the end of Reign of X.
Where does X-Men Green #1 fit?
Is AXE Judgement day part of the Destiny of X storyline or its own seperate crossover ?
Cam Moore says
It’s going to seemingly impact the DoX, and you should at least read the main series to get the full DoX story I would imagine
Cam Moore says
You seem to be missing Sabretooth #5! I just put it in after #4, but let me know if anything is different
FCBD Spider-man/Venom isn’t actually a part of this reading order, right?
madelyne pryor is working with prowler in this book on an arc called “dark web”, it’s teased as x-men’s inferno meets spider-man’s clone saga. i doubt it will be related to the x-books too much.
Kurt H. says
Immortal X-Men #1 must take place after X-Force Annual #1 and X-Force #27 because the Quiet Council hearing with Beast and Sage has Magneto present.