"Dawn of X"
PublisherMarvel Comics
Publication dateOctober 2019 – November 2020
Genre
Main character(s)X-Men
Creative team
Writer(s)Various
Artist(s)Various

Dawn of X is a 2019 relaunch initiative presented by Marvel Comics of various comics related to the X-Men franchise.[1]

Publication history

The initiative was announced at "The Next Big Thing" panel as San Diego Comic-Con 2019,[1] intended to tell the story of mutantkind in a new status quo established by Jonathan Hickman after the House of X/Powers of X (HOX/POX) event concluded, redefining X-Men as a brand and its place in the Marvel Universe, with all creative teams working closely under Hickman's supervision.[2]

The line concluded with the crossover event X of Swords, which initiated a sequel relaunch named "Reign of X" in December 2020.[3]

Titles

Prelude series

Title Issues Writer Artist Colorist Debut date Conclusion date
House of X #1–6 Jonathan Hickman Pepe Larraz Marte Gracia July 24, 2019[4] October 2, 2019[5]
Powers of X R. B. Silva July 31, 2019[6] October 9, 2019[7]

Ongoing series

Title Issues Writer(s) Artist(s) Colourist(s) Debut date Conclusion date
X-Men (vol. 5) #1–15 Jonathan Hickman Leinil Francis Yu
R.B. Silva
Matteo Buffagni
Mahmud Asrar
Sunny Gho
Marte Gracia
October 16, 2019[8] November 25, 2020[9]
Marauders Gerry Duggan
Vita Ayala
Benjamin Percy
Matteo Lolli
Michele Bandini
Lucas Werneck
Mario Del Pennino
Stefano Caselli
Federico Blee
Erick Arciniega
Edgar Delgado
October 23, 2019[10] November 11, 2020[11]
Excalibur (vol. 4) Tini Howard Marcus To
Wilton Santos
R. B. Silva
Phil Noto
Mahmud Asrar
Erick Arciniega
Nolan Woodard
Phil Noto
Sunny Gho
Rachelle Rosenberg
October 30, 2019[12] November 25, 2020[13]
New Mutants (vol. 4) #1–13 Jonathan Hickman
Ed Brisson
Rod Reis
Flaviano
Marco Failla
Rod Reis
Carlos Lopez
November 6, 2019[14][15] October 14, 2020[16]
X-Force (vol. 6) #1–14 Benjamin Percy Joshua Cassara
Stephen Segovia
Jan Bazaldua
Viktor Bogdanovic
Dean White
Guru-eFX
Matt Wilson
November 18, 2020[17]
Fallen Angels (vol. 2) #1–6 Bryan Edward Hill Szymon Kudranski Frank D'Armata November 13, 2019[18] January 29, 2020[19]
Wolverine (vol. 7) #1–7 Benjamin Percy Adam Kubert
Viktor Bogdanovic
Joshua Cassara
Frank Martin
Matt Wilson
Guru-eFX
February 19, 2020[20] November 11, 2020[21]
Cable (vol. 4) #1–6 Gerry Duggan Phil Noto March 11, 2020[22] November 18, 2020[23][24]
Hellions Zeb Wells Stephen Segovia
Carmen Carnero
David Curiel March 25, 2020[25]
X-Factor (vol. 4) #1–4 Leah Williams David Baldeón
Carlos Gomez
Israel Silva July 29, 2020[26] September 30, 2020[27]

Limited series

Title Issues Writer(s) Artist(s) Colorist(s) Debut date Conclusion date
Empyre: X-Men #1–4 Jonathan Hickman
Tini Howard
Gerry Duggan
Benjamin Percy
Leah Williams
Vita Ayala
Ed Brisson
Zeb Wells
Matteo Buffagni
Lucas Werneck
Andrea Broccardo
Jorge Molina
Nolan Woodard July 22, 2020[28] August 19, 2020[29]
Juggernaut #1–5 Fabian Nicieza Ron Garney Matt Milla September 23, 2020[30] January 6, 2021[31]

One-shots

Giant-Size X-Men

See also: Giant-Size X-Men

Title Writer Artist Colorist Release date
Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost Jonathan Hickman Russell Dauterman Matt Wilson February 26, 2020[32]
Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler Alan Davis Carlos Lopez March 25, 2020[33]
Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto Ramon Perez David Curiel July 15, 2020[34]
Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex Rod Reis August 5, 2020[35]
Giant-Size X-Men: Storm Russell Dauterman Matt Wilson September 16, 2020[36]
Giant-Size X-Men: Tribute to Wein & Cockrum Len Wein Various September 30, 2020[37]

X of Swords

See also: X of Swords

Title Writer Artist Colorist Release date
X of Swords Handbook Not applicable October 14, 2020[38]
X of Swords: Creation Jonathan Hickman
Tini Howard
Pepe Larraz Marte Gracia September 23, 2020[39]
X of Swords: Stasis Pepe Larraz
Mahmud Asrar
October 28, 2020[40]
X of Swords: Destruction Pepe Larraz November 25, 2020[41]

Other

Title Writer Artist Colorist Release date
Free Comic Book Day: X-Men Jonathan Hickman Pepe Larraz Marte Gracia July 15, 2020[42]

Release order

  1. House of X #1
  2. Powers of X #1
  3. House of X #2
  4. Powers of X #2
  5. Powers of X #3
  6. House of X #3
  7. House of X #4
  8. Powers of X #4
  9. House of X #5
  10. Powers of X #5
  11. House of X #6
  12. Powers of X #6
  13. X-Men #1
  14. Marauders #1
  15. Excalibur #1
  16. New Mutants #1
  17. X-Force #1
  18. Fallen Angels #1
  19. X-Men #2
  20. Excalibur #2
  21. Marauders #2
  22. New Mutants #2
  23. X-Force #2
  24. Fallen Angels #2
  25. X-Men #3
  26. Marauders #3
  27. Excalibur #3
  28. New Mutants #3
  29. X-Force #3
  30. Fallen Angels #3
  31. Marauders #4
  32. Excalibur #4
  33. New Mutants #4
  34. X-Force #4
  35. Fallen Angels #4
  36. X-Men #4
  37. Marauders #5
  38. Excalibur #5
  39. New Mutants #5
  40. X-Force #5
  41. Fallen Angels #5
  42. Marauders #6
  43. Excalibur #6
  44. X-Men #5
  45. Fallen Angels #6
  46. New Mutants #6
  47. X-Force #6
  48. Marauders #7
  49. Excalibur #7
  50. X-Force #7
  51. X-Men #6
  52. Marauders #8
  53. New Mutants #7
  54. Wolverine #1
  55. Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1
  56. New Mutants #8
  57. X-Force #8
  58. X-Men #7
  59. Excalibur #8
  60. Marauders #9
  61. Cable #1
  62. New Mutants #9
  63. X-Men #8
  64. Excalibur #9
  65. X-Force #9
  66. Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1
  67. Hellions #1
  68. Wolverine #2
  69. X-Men #9
  70. Marauders #10
  71. Excalibur #10
  72. New Mutants #10
  73. X-Force #10
  74. Free Comic Book Day: X-Men #1
  75. Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1
  76. New Mutants #11
  77. Wolverine #3
  78. Hellions #2
  79. Empyre: X-Men #1
  80. X-Factor #1
  81. Cable #2
  82. X-Men #10
  83. Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1
  84. Empyre: X-Men #2
  85. Empyre: X-Men #3
  86. Marauders #11
  87. X-Force #11
  88. Empyre: X-Men #4
  89. Excalibur #11
  90. Wolverine #4
  91. Cable #3
  92. Hellions #3
  93. X-Factor #2
  94. X-Men #11
  95. Cable #4
  96. New Mutants #12
  97. Wolverine #5
  98. X-Force #12
  99. X-Factor #3
  100. Marauders #12
  101. Hellions #4
  102. Excalibur #12
  103. Giant Size X-Men: Storm #1
  104. X-Men #12
  105. Juggernaut #1
  106. X of Swords: Creation #1
  107. X-Factor #4
  108. Wolverine #6
  109. X-Force #13
  110. Marauders #13
  111. Hellions #5
  112. New Mutants #13
  113. Cable #5
  114. Excalibur #13
  115. X-Men #13
  116. X of Swords: Stasis #1
  117. X-Men #14
  118. Marauders #14
  119. Marauders #15
  120. Excalibur #14
  121. Wolverine #7
  122. X-Force #14
  123. Hellions #6
  124. Cable #6
  125. X-Men #15
  126. Excalibur #15
  127. X of Swords: Destruction #1

Premise

Mutants are offered asylum on the island of Krakoa, ruled under a council formed by Professor X, Magneto and Apocalypse, among others. While several factions deal with their own issues, Moira MacTaggert warns them all about an incoming threat that may doom mutantkind, and probably the whole world.

Storylines

Title Cast Plot
X-Men Full cast list here The lead title and the primary 'anchor' of the initiative, described as a hub where all characters can freely enter and exit at any time. The lineup fluidly changes, with Cyclops being the primary constant.
Marauders Full cast list here Seafaring group of rescuers who free mutants that are being prevented from entering Krakoa by their nation's government.
Excalibur Full cast list here This series focuses more heavily on the mystical and fantastical side of the Marvel Universe, with a new kind of "mutant magic" being learned.
New Mutants Full cast list here This relaunch of the New Mutants sees the team taking a more science fiction direction, with the team going into deep space, as opposed to their traditional horror roots in previous runs.
X-Force Full cast list here The "Mutant C.I.A." branch of Krakoa, an intelligence agency and strike team meant to keep up with any and all possible threats to the nation and its people.
Fallen Angels Full cast list here The outsiders of Krakoa, who don't belong in paradise, due to their anti-heroic pasts.
Wolverine Wolverine Solo title focusing on James "Logan" Howlett, aka Wolverine, as he deals with being haunted by his old past in his new home.
Giant-Size X-Men Varies Collection of one-shots focusing on different characters. The five one-shots focus on Jean Grey, Emma Frost, Magneto, Nightcrawler, Fantomex and Storm.
Cable Kid Cable First title focusing on the younger version of Cable, who is at the center of Krakoa's teenage revolution.
Hellions Full cast list here Mister Sinister's new team, dedicated to turning Krakoa's worst criminals into productive members of society.
X-Factor Full cast list here Investigation team dedicated to tracking deceased mutants in the world of murder and missing persons for The Five to resurrect.
Juggernaut Juggernaut, D-Cel Juggernaut, a former member of the X-Men, isn't allowed in Krakoa for not being a mutant. He teams up with new non-mutant hero D-Cel to find himself in the face of rejection.
X of Swords[43] Varies Ten mutants will raise their swords when Krakoa faces a threat from the unknown.

Reading order

Issues marked in bold are marked as red/important in the issue list found in the back of each comic.[45]

  1. House of X #1
  2. Powers of X #1
  3. House of X #2
  4. Powers of X #2
  5. Powers of X #3
  6. House of X #3
  7. House of X #4
  8. Powers of X #4
  9. House of X #5
  10. Powers of X #5
  11. House of X #6
  12. Powers of X #6
  13. X-Men #1
  14. Marauders #1
  15. Excalibur #1
  16. New Mutants #1–2, 5, 7
  17. New Mutants #3–4, 6
  18. X-Force #1
  19. Fallen Angels #1–6
  20. X-Men #2–3
  21. Incoming! #1
  22. Wolverine #1.A–3
  23. Marauders #2–6
  24. X-Force #2–3
  25. Excalibur #2–6
  26. X-Force #4–5
  27. X-Men #4–6
  28. X-Force #6
  29. Marauders #7–10
  30. X-Force #7–8
  31. Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1
  32. Excalibur #7–8
  33. New Mutants #8
  34. Cable #1–4
  35. New Mutants #9–12
  36. X-Men #8–9
  37. Excalibur #9–12
  38. X-Force #9–10
  39. Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1
  40. Hellions #1–4
  41. Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1
  42. Empyre: X-Men #1–4
  43. X-Men #10–11
  44. X-Factor #1–3
  45. Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1
  46. Marauders #11–12
  47. X-Force #11–12
  48. Giant-Size X-Men: Storm #1
  49. X-Men #12
  50. X of Swords: Creation #1
  51. X-Factor #4
  52. Wolverine #6
  53. X-Force #13
  54. Marauders #13
  55. Hellions #5
  56. New Mutants #13
  57. Cable #5
  58. Excalibur #13
  59. X-Men #13
  60. X of Swords: Stasis #1
  61. X-Men #14
  62. Marauders #14–15
  63. Excalibur #14
  64. Wolverine #7
  65. X-Force #14
  66. Hellions #6
  67. Cable #6
  68. X-Men #15
  69. Excalibur #15
  70. X of Swords: Destruction #1

Collected editions

Title Material Collected Format Publication date ISBN
House of X/Powers of X House of X #1–6, Powers of X #1–6 Hardcover November 2019[46] ISBN 978-1-302-91570-4
Dawn of X Volume 1 X-Men #1, Marauders #1, Excalibur #1, New Mutants #1, X-Force #1, Fallen Angels #1 Trade paperback February 12, 2020[47] ISBN 978-1-302-92156-9
Dawn of X Volume 2 X-Men #2, Marauders #2, Excalibur #2, New Mutants #2, X-Force #2, Fallen Angels #2 March 10, 2020[48] ISBN 978-1-302-92157-6
Dawn of X Volume 3 X-Men #3, Marauders #3, Excalibur #3, New Mutants #3, X-Force #3, Fallen Angels #3 March 24, 2020[49] ISBN 978-1-302-92158-3
Dawn of X Volume 4 X-Men #4, Marauders #4, Excalibur #4, New Mutants #4, X-Force #4, Fallen Angels #4 April 7, 2020[50] ISBN 978-1-302-92159-0
Dawn of X Volume 5 X-Men #5, Marauders #5, Excalibur #5, New Mutants #5, X-Force #5, Fallen Angels #5 April 21, 2020[51] ISBN 978-1-302-92160-6
Dawn of X Volume 6 X-Men #6, Marauders #6, Excalibur #6, New Mutants #6, X-Force #6, Fallen Angels #6 July 14, 2020[52] ISBN 978-1-302-92161-3
Dawn of X Volume 7 X-Men #7, Marauders #7, New Mutants #7, Excalibur #7–8, material from Wolverine #1 September 1, 2020[53] ISBN 978-1-302-92760-8
Dawn of X Volume 8 Marauders #8, Wolverine #2–3, X-Force #7–8, Giant Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1 October 20, 2020[54] ISBN 978-1-302-92761-5
Dawn of X Volume 9 New Mutants #8, Marauders #9, Cable #1, X-Men #8–9, X-Force #9 November 10, 2020[55] ISBN 978-1-302-92766-0
Dawn of X Volume 10 X-Force #10, Excalibur #9, Giant Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1, Hellions #1, New Mutants #9 December 1, 2020[56] ISBN 978-1-302-92767-7
Dawn of X Volume 11 Excalibur #10, New Mutants #10–11, Hellions #2–3 material from Wolverine #1 February 2, 2021[57] ISBN 978-1-302-92768-4
Dawn of X Volume 12 Hellions #4, Marauders #10, X-Factor #1, Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto #1, Cable #2 February 16, 2021[58] ISBN 978-1-302-92769-1
Dawn of X Volume 13 Cable #3–4, X-Men #10, Empyre: X-Men #1–2 March 2, 2021[58] ISBN 978-1-302-92770-7
Dawn of X Volume 14 Empyre: X-Men #3–4, X-Men #11, Wolverine #4, X-Factor #2 March 30, 2021[58] ISBN 978-1-302-92771-4
Dawn of X Volume 15 Marauders #11–12, X-Factor #3, Wolverine #5, New Mutants #12, Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex May 4, 2021[59] ISBN 978-1-302-92772-1
Dawn of X Volume 16 Giant-Size X-Men: Storm #1, X-Force #11–12, , Excalibur #11–12 June 8, 2021[60] ISBN 978-1-302-92773-8
X of Swords X-Men #12, X of Swords: Creation #1, X-Factor #4, Wolverine #6, X-Force #13, Marauders #13, Hellions #5, New Mutants #13, Cable #5, Excalibur #13, X-Men #13, X of Swords: Stasis #1, X-Men #14, Marauders #14, Marauders #15, Excalibur #14, Wolverine #7, X-Force #14, Hellions #6, Cable #6, Excalibur #15, X-Men #15, X of Swords: Destruction #1[61] Hardcover March 16, 2021 ISBN 978-1-302-92717-2
Juggernaut Juggernaut #1–5 (Even though this series is not part of Dawn of X, it happens during the Dawn of X period) Paperback March 23, 2021 ISBN 978-1-302-92450-8

Related material

References

  • a The release dates of these series is currently unknown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[62]
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  5. ^ House of X #6
  6. ^ Powers of X #1
  7. ^ Powers of X #6
  8. ^ X-Men #1
  9. ^ X-Men #15
  10. ^ Marauders #1
  11. ^ Marauders #15
  12. ^ Excalibur #1
  13. ^ Excalibur #15
  14. ^ New Mutants #1
  15. ^ X-Force #1
  16. ^ New Mutants #13
  17. ^ X-Force #14
  18. ^ Fallen Angels #1
  19. ^ Fallen Angels #6
  20. ^ Wolverine #1
  21. ^ Wolverine #7
  22. ^ Cable #1
  23. ^ Cable #6
  24. ^ Hellions #6
  25. ^ Hellions #1
  26. ^ X-Factor #1
  27. ^ X-Factor #4
  28. ^ Empyre: X-Men #1
  29. ^ Empyre: X-Men #4
  30. ^ Juggernaut #1
  31. ^ Juggernaut #5
  32. ^ Giant Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1
  33. ^ Giant Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1
  34. ^ Giant Size X-Men: Magneto #1
  35. ^ Giant Size X-Men: Fantomex #1
  36. ^ Giant Size X-Men: Storm #1
  37. ^ Giant Size X-Men: Tribute to Wein & Cockrum #1
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  39. ^ X of Swords: Creation #1
  40. ^ X of Swords: Statis #1
  41. ^ X of Swords: Destruction #1
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