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CSBG’s Complete Celebration of the X-Men’s 50th Anniversary!

The last couple of months we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the X-Men with a variety of features, such as a countdown of the 50 Greatest X-Men Stories of All-Time (based on YOUR votes) as well as a collection of Top Five Lists involving the X-Men (like the Top Five X-Men Battles) and a collection of Cool X-Men Moments (like the time Wolverine stabbed that guy or the other time Wolverine stabbed that other guy). I thought it would be nice to collect all of these features into one handy dandy spot for you all, rather than forcing you to flip through all of the Avengers features, as well (as we celebrated THEIR 50th Anniversary last month, as well).

Enjoy!
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50 GREATEST X-MEN STORIES OF ALL-TIME
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Click on any story for a write-up on that story…

50. The Phalanx Covenant (Generation Next: Uncanny X-Men #316-317, X-Men #36-37, Life Signs: X-Factor #106, X-Force #38 and Excalibur #82 and Final Sanction: Wolverine #85 and Cable #16)

49. The Trial of Magneto” Uncanny X-Men #200

48. “Wounded Wolf” Uncanny X-Men #205

47. “Magik” Uncanny X-Men #160 (plus the Magik mini-series)

46. “I, Magneto” Uncanny X-Men #150

45. “In the Shadow of…Sauron” X-Men #60-63

44. “Imperial” New X-Men #118-126

43. “World Tour” X-Men #114-121

42. “An Age Undreamed Of” Uncanny X-Men #190-191

41. “Rise and Fall of the Shi’Ar Empire” Uncanny X-Men #475-486

40. “Professor Xavier is a Jerk!” Uncanny X-Men #168

39. “House of M” House of M #1-8

38. “Earthfall” Uncanny X-Men #232-234

37. “From the Ashes” Uncanny X-Men #174-175

36. “He’ll Never Make Me Cry” Uncanny X-Men #183

35. “Blood Feud!” Uncanny X-Men #159/X-Men Annual #6

34. “The Rise of the Phoenix!” X-Men #101, 105, #107-108

33. “A Green And Pleasant Land” Uncanny X-Men #235-238

32. “Here Comes Tomorrow” New X-Men #151-154

31. “Second Coming” X-Men: Second Coming #1-2, Uncanny X-Men #523-525, New Mutants #12-14, X-Men: Legacy #235-237 and X-Force #26-28

30. “X-Tinction Agenda” New Mutants #95-97, Uncanny X-Men #270-272 and X-Factor #60-62

29. “SuperNovas” X-Men #188-193

28. “Crossroads” Uncanny X-Men #269, 273-277

27. “X-Cutioner’s Song” Uncanny X-Men #294-297, X-Factor #84-86, X-Men #14-16 and X-Force #16-18

26. “Torn” Astonishing X-Men #13-18

25. “Mutant Genesis” X-Men #1-3

24. “Dancin’ in the Dark” Uncanny X-Men #169-170

23. “Demon” Uncanny X-Men #143

22. “Magneto Triumphant!” X-Men #112-113

21. “LifeDeath” Uncanny X-Men #186, 198

20. “Planet X” New X-Men #146-150

19. “The Sentinels Live!” X-Men #54-59

18. “Second Genesis” Giant-Size X-Men #1

17. “Riot at Xavier’s” New X-Men #134-138

16. “The Brood Saga” Uncanny X-Men #156-157, 162-167

15. “Fatal Attractions” X-Factor #92, X-Force #25, Uncanny X-Men #304, X-Men #25, Wolverine #75 and Excalibur #71

14. “Fall of the Mutants” Uncanny X-Men #225–227, X-Factor #24-26, and The New Mutants #59-61

13. “Asgardian Wars” X-Men and Alpha Flight #1-2, New Mutants Special Edition #1 and X-Men Annual #9

12. “Messiah Complex” X-Men: Messiah CompleX”, Uncanny X-Men #492-494, X-Men #205-207, New X-Men #44-46 and X-Factor #25-27

11. “Inferno” New Mutants #71-73, Uncanny X-Men #239-243, X-Factor #35-39 and a ton of other issues

10. “The Proteus Saga” X-Men #125-128

9. “Unstoppable” Astonishing X-Men #19-24, Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men #1

8. “To Have and Have Not” Uncanny X-Men #172-173

7. “Mutant Massacre” Uncanny X-Men #210-213, X-Factor #9-11, Thor #373-374, New Mutants #46 and Power Pack #27

6. “Gifted” Astonishing X-Men #1-6

5. “E is for Extinction” New X-Men #114-116

4. “God Loves, Man Kills” Marvel Graphic Novel #5

3. “The Age of Apocalypse” X-Men: Alpha #1, Amazing X-Men #1-4, Astonishing X-Men #1-4, X-Men: Omega #1 plus a bunch of tie-ins

2. “Days of Future Past” X-Men #141/Uncanny X-Men #142

1. “Dark Phoenix Saga” X-Men #129-137
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50 GREATEST X-FAMILY STORIES OF ALL-TIME
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Click on any story for a write-up on that story…

50. “The Good and the Famous” X-Statix #21-25

49. “Days of Future Yet to Come” Excalibur #66-67

48. “Road Trip” X-Force #71-75

47. “A World Apart” Exiles #8-10

46. “Renewal” Marvel Graphic Novel #4

45. “Good Omens” X-Statix #1-5

44. “Multiple Issues” X-Factor #14-17

43. “Longshot” Longshot #1-6

42. “Pawns of the White Queen” New Mutants #38-40

41. “Angels and Demons” X-Force #1-6

40. “Judgement War” X-Factor #43-50

39. “The Open Hand, The Closed Fist” X-Force #19

38. “Old Man Logan” Wolverine #66-72, Wolverine: Old Man Logan Giant-Sized #1

37. “Multiple Problems” X-Factor #71-75

36. “The Shiva Scenario” Wolverine #48-50

35. “Slumber Party!” New Mutants #21

34. “Re-X-aminations” X-Factor #13

33. “Magneto Testament” X-Men: Magneto Testament #1-5

32. “The Black Sword Saga” Wolverine #1-3

31. “The Quest for Magik” New X-Men #38-41

30. “The Sword is Drawn” Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn, Excalibur #1-2

29. “Final Execution” Uncanny X-Force #25-35

28. The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix #1-4

27. “The Necrom Saga” Excalibur #42-50

26. Generation Next #1-4

25. “24 Hours” Wolverine #10

24. “Multiple Choice” Madrox #1-5

23. “We Were Only Foolin'” New Mutants #45

22. “Magik” Uncanny X-Men #160/Storm and Illyana: Magik #1-4

21. “Third Genesis” Generation X #1-3

20. “Why Do We Do the Things We Do?” New Mutants Annual #2/X-Men Annual #10

19. “Origin” Wolverine: The Origin #1-6

18. “Endgame” X-Factor #65-68

17. “Soulwar” New Mutants #26-28

16. “Final Chapter” X-Force #125-129

15. “Enemy of the State” Wolverine #20-31

14. “The Longest Night” X-Factor #1-6

13. “Chilhood’s End” New X-Men #20-31

12. Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1-6

11. “Time and a Half/Overtime” X-Factor #39-50

10. “New Beginning” X-Force #116-120

9 “Fall of the Mutants” X-Factor #24-26

8 “The Cross-Time Caper” Excalibur #12-24

7 “The Apocalypse Solution” Uncanny X-Force #1-4

6. “Home is Where the Heart Is” New Mutants Special Edition #1/X-Men Annual #9

5. “Weapon X” Marvel Comics Presents #72-84

4. “The Dark Angel Saga” Uncanny X-Force #8, 10-18

3. “The Demon Bear Saga” New Mutants #18-20

2. “X-Aminations” X-Factor #87

1. Wolverine mini-series #1-4
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X-MEN TOP FIVE LISTS
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1. Top Five X-Men Cover Appearances!

2. Top Five Lies/Deceptions by Professor X

3. Top Five X-Men Created in the Past Ten Years

4. Top Five Most Pointless Deaths in the Pages of the X-Men

5. Top Five Artists Who Have Penciled the Most Issues of X-Men

6. Top Five Last Page Magneto Reveals

7. Top Five X-Men Who Debuted Outside the X-Titles

8. Top Five Guest Appearances by Non-X-Men Related Marvel Characters in the Pages of X-Men

9. Top Five Ragtag Temporary X-Men Teams

10. Top Five Writers Who Have Written the Most Issues of X-Men

11. Top Five Non-Mutant X-Men Supporting Cast Members

12. Top Five Non-Mutant Members of the X-Men

13. Top Five John Byrne X-Men Covers

14. Top Five “Bang. You Dead”s

15. Top Five Most Heroic X-Men Deaths

16. Top Five X-Men Villains Affected by the “Team Effect”

17. Top Five X-Men Battles
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COOL X-MEN COMIC BOOK MOMENTS
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1. Wolverine emerges from the sewers for revenge(Uncanny X-Men #132)

2. Jim Lee draws an iconic splash page of Captain America(Uncanny X-Men #268)

3. Rogue forces Wolverine to change his opinion of her after a noble sacrifice on her part (Uncanny X-Men #173)

4. Emma Frost tricks Namor into believing she meted out some medieval justice on Sebastian Shaw(Uncanny X-Men Annual (Vol. 2) #1)

5. “Professor Xavier is a Jerk!” (Uncanny X-Men #168)

6. Jean Grey sacrifices herself for her teammates and the man she loves(Uncanny X-Men #100)

7. Kitty Pryde fights a demon by herself(Uncanny X-Men #143)

8. Magneto makes one of his greatest last page reveal (Magneto is well known for his last page reveals) (X-Men (Vol. 1) #62)

9. J. Jonah Jameson shows how awesome he can be at times (Uncanny X-Men #346)

10. Wolverine kills someone with his claws for the first time(Uncanny X-Men #116)

11. Wolverine will do anything to stop Rachel from becoming a murderer…even stabbing her himself(Uncanny X-Men #207)

12. A tragic killing spurs Magneto into action. (God Loves, Man Kills OGN )

13. Reverand Stryker’s plans hit a detour(God Loves, Man Kills OGN )

14. Jubilee and Professor Xavier spend some time together. (Uncanny X-Men #297)

15. Wolverine Somehow Survives the Citadel of Light and Shadow (X-Men Annual #11)

16. Wolverine Pulls a “Dirty Harry” on a Hellfire Club Guard (X-Men #133)

17. Wolverine Asks a Lot of Katie Power (Uncanny X-Men #205)

18. Cannonball Makes Gladiator Doubt Himself, Just a Bit (Uncanny X-Men #341)

19. “Harpoon, Make Peace With Your Gods, Little Man…” (Uncanny X-Men #211)

20. The Return of Colossus (Astonishing X-Men #4)

21. Cyclops Pushes the X-Men in a Unique Fashion (X-Men #127)

22. Magneto Begins His Long Road to Redemption (Uncanny X-Men #150)

23. All-New, All-Different X-Men in Freefall (X-Men #95

24. Psylocke’s First Run-In with Sabretooth (Uncanny X-Men #213)

25. Rogue’s Special Coin Trick (Uncanny X-Men #182)

26. The Third Time’s the Charm for the X-Men Against Magneto (X-Men #113)

27. Namor Sends Norman Osborn a Message (Dark Reign: The List – X-Men #1)

28. Psylocke Breaks Up the X-Men (Uncanny X-Men #251)

29. The Long-Awaited Return of the Fastball Special! (Astonishing X-Men #6)

30. Rogue Goes Boom! (Uncanny X-Men #247)

31. Nightcrawler Believes! (Uncanny X-Men #159)

32. Magneto Tears Apoclaypse a New One (X-Men Omega)

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I’m just glad that September is finally over. Now nobody will ever talk about Wolverine ever again. Forever. ;)

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