Amazing X-Men
Cover art for Amazing X-Men #1.
Art by Ed McGuinness.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
Format(vol. 1)
Limited series
(vol. 2)
Ongoing series
Publication date(vol. 1)
(vol. 2)
No. of issues(vol. 1)
(vol. 2)
Main character(s)Beast
Creative team
Written by(vol. 2)
Jason Aaron (issues 1–6)
Kathryn Immonen (issue 7)
Chris Yost & Craig Kyle (issues 8-19)
Artist(s)(vol. 2)
Ed McGuinness (issues 1–)

Amazing X-Men is the name of two X-Men comic book series from Marvel Comics. The first was a limited series published during the Age of Apocalypse storyline. The subsequent ongoing series began in November 2013 in the aftermath of Battle of the Atom and was initially written by Jason Aaron with art by Ed McGuinness, featuring a lineup of long-time X-Men characters led by Wolverine. The first story arc features the return of Nightcrawler, who had been dead since the 2010 story line, X-Men Second Coming. The second series ended in 2015, with issue 19 being the last issue.

Publication history

Limited series (1995)

The original Amazing X-Men was a four-issue limited series that replaced X-Men during the 1995 alternate universe storyline Age of Apocalypse, in which all X-titles were given new names and issue numbers. The Amazing X-Men consisted of team leader Quicksilver and Storm, Dazzler, Banshee, Iceman, and Exodus. The team is sent to Maine by Magneto to aid in the evacuation of humanity to Europe. During this mission, the team fights Apocalypse's Brotherhood of Chaos, as well as the Horseman Abyss, who is defeated (but not killed) by Banshee. During their absence from the Xavier Mansion, Magneto and Bishop are attacked by Apocalypse himself, who captures them both. Fulfilling their mission, Quicksilver splits up his team to help the other X-Men: sending Iceman to rendezvous with Rogue's team (the Astonishing X-Men) and Dazzler and Exodus to find Magneto's son, Charles. Finally, Quicksilver, Storm, and Banshee go to rescue Bishop, who is in the hands of the Madri, Apocalypse's priests.

Ongoing series (2013–2015)

Starting in 2013, Marvel began using the title Amazing X-Men for an ongoing X-Men series written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Ed McGuinness. The first arc of the book is a continuation of a storyline in Wolverine and the X-Men and sees a team of X-Men searching for deceased member Nightcrawler in the afterlife. With All-New X-Men featuring time-displaced original X-Men, Uncanny X-Men featuring Cyclops's renegade X-Men team, Wolverine and the X-Men featuring the Jean Grey School's staff and students in the school setting, and X-Men featuring an all-female X-Men team, Amazing X-Men became the main title to feature Wolverine's X-Men team, replacing Marjorie Liu's Astonishing X-Men, which ended a month before.[1] The premiere issue featured Firestar in her first appearance as a member of the X-Men, though she made her Marvel Comics debut in Uncanny X-Men #193 (1985) as a member of the X-Men's rival team, the Hellions.

Starting with issue #8, Aaron was replaced by former New X-Men and X-Force writers Craig Kyle and Chris Yost as series writers. Also in issue #8 Colossus rejoins the X-Men after being last seen being part of Cable's X-Force. This series was cancelled with issue #19.

Team roster

Issues Years Roster
1-6 2013 Beast, Firestar, Iceman, Nightcrawler, Northstar, Storm, Wolverine
7 2014 Firestar, Iceman, Spider-Man
8-12 2014 Colossus, Firestar, Iceman, Marvel Girl II, Nightcrawler, Northstar, Rockslide, Storm, Wolverine
13 2014 Anole, Nightcrawler, Northstar
14 2014 Mystique, Nightcrawler
15-19 2015 Colossus, Firestar, Iceman, Pixie, Marvel Girl II, Nightcrawler, Northstar, Rockslide, Storm

Collected Editions

Volume 1

Title Material Collected Publication Date ISBN
Amazing X-Men: Ultimate Edition Amazing X-Men (vol. 1) #1-4 1995
X-Men: The Complete Age Of Apocalypse Epic Book 2 Amazing X-Men (vol. 1) #1-2 August 2006 0785122648
X-Men: The Complete Age Of Apocalypse Epic Book 3 Amazing X-Men (vol. 1) #3 April 2006 0785120513
X-Men: The Complete Age Of Apocalypse Epic Book 4 Amazing X-Men (vol. 1) #4 November 2006 0785120521
X-Men: The Age of Apocalypse Book 1 - Alpha Amazing X-Men (vol. 1) #1 September 2015
X-Men: The Age of Apocalypse Book 2 - Reign Amazing X-Men (vol. 1) #2-3 October 2015
X-Men: The Age of Apocalypse Book 3 - Omega Amazing X-Men (vol. 1) #4 January 2016
X-Men: The Age of Apocalypse Omnibus (New Printing) Amazing X-Men (vol. 1) #1-4 April 2016

Volume 2

# Title Material Collected Pages Publication Date ISBN
1 The Quest for Nightcrawler Amazing X-Men (vol. 2) #1-6 136 July 1, 2014 978-0785188216
2 World War Wendigo Amazing X-Men (vol. 2) #7-12 January 6, 2015 978-0785188223
3 Once and Future Juggernaut Amazing X-Men (vol. 2) #13-19, Annual #1 184 July 7, 2015 978-0785192480