"Reign of X"
PublisherMarvel Comics
Publication dateDecember 2020 – March 2022
Genre
Main character(s)Excalibur
Hellions
Marauders
New Mutants
Secret X-Men
S.W.O.R.D.
X-Corp
X-Factor
X-Force
X-Men
Creative team
Writer(s)Various
Artist(s)Various

"Reign of X" is a 2020 relaunch of the X-Men line of comic books published by Marvel Comics. It is the sequel to the "Dawn of X" publishing initiative,[1] and was followed by an additional relaunch titled "Destiny of X".[2]

Publication history

The "Dawn of X" initiative was announced at "The Next Big Thing" panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019,[3] intending 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 concludes, redefining X-Men as a brand and its place in the Marvel Universe, with all creative teams working closely under Hickman's supervision.[4]

Development

"Dawn of X" concluded with the crossover event X of Swords, which initiated a sequel relaunch titled "Reign of X" in December 2020.[1] This phase saw the line come together for the Hellfire Gala event, as well as Jonathan Hickman's departure from the line with the miniseries Inferno.[5] "Reign of X" concluded with the twin event series X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine, during which the majority of the line (aside from X-Men, New Mutants, and Sabretooth) was put on pause. X Lives and X Deaths then served as the foundation of a new relaunch titled "Destiny of X".[2]

Titles

Ongoing series

Title Issues Writer(s) Artist(s) Colourist(s) Debut date Conclusion date
Hellions #7–18 Zeb Wells Stephen Segovia
Rogê Antônio
Ze Carlos
David Curiel
Rain Beredo
December 2, 2020[6][7] December 8, 2021[8]
X-Factor (vol. 4) #5–10 Leah Williams David Baldeón
David Messina
Lucas Werneck
Israel Silva June 30, 2021[9]
S.W.O.R.D. (vol. 2) #1–11 Al Ewing Valerio Schiti
Stefano Caselli
Guiu Vilanova
Jacopo Camagni
Marte Gracia
Fernando Sifuentes
December 9, 2020[10][11] December 22, 2021[12]
Marauders #16–27 Gerry Duggan
Stefano Caselli
Matteo Lolli
Klaus Janson
Ivan Fiorelli
Phil Noto
Creees Lee
Edgar Delgado
Rain Beredo
Phil Noto
January 12, 2022[13]
New Mutants (vol. 4) #14–24 Vita Ayala Rod Reis
Alex Lins
Danilo S. Beyruth
Rod Reis
Matt Milla
Dan Brown
December 16, 2020[14][15] February 9, 2022[16]
X-Force (vol. 6) #15–26 Benjamin Percy Joshua Cassara
Garry Brown
Robert Gill
Martin Coccolo
Guru-eFX December 15, 2021[17][18]
Excalibur (vol. 4) #16–26 Tini Howard Marcus To Erick Arciniega December 23, 2020[19]
Wolverine (vol. 7) #8–19 Benjamin Percy Adam Kubert
Viktor Bogdonavic
Scot Eaton
Lan Medina
Paco Diaz
Javier Fernandez
Frank Martin
Matt Wilson
Java Tartaglia
Dijjo Lima
December 30, 2020[20][21] December 22, 2021[22]
X-Men (vol. 5) #16–21 Jonathan Hickman Phil Noto
Brett Booth
Mahmud Asrar
Francesco Mobili
Nick Dragotta
Russell Dauterman
Lucas Werneck
Sara Pichelli
Phil Noto
Sunny Gho
Nolan Woodard
Matt Wilson
Frank Martin
June 9, 2021[23]
Cable (vol. 4) #7–12 Gerry Duggan Phil Noto January 20, 2021[24] July 28, 2021[25]
Children of the Atom #1–6 Vita Ayala Bernard Chang
Paco Medina
Marcelo Maiolo
David Curiel
March 10, 2021[26] August 11, 2021[27]
Way of X #1–5 Si Spurrier Bob Quinn Java Tartaglia April 21, 2021[28] August 18, 2021[29]
X-Corp Tini Howard
Jason Loo
Alberto Foche
Valentine De Landro
Jason Loo
Sunny Gho
Jason Loo
May 12, 2021[30] September 22, 2021[31]
X-Men (vol. 6) #1–9 Gerry Duggan Pepe Larraz
Javier Pina
Ze Carlos
Marte Gracia
Erick Arciniega
July 7, 2021[32] March 2, 2022[33]
X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic [a] #1– Jonathan Hickman
Gerry Duggan
Fabian Nicieza
Declan Shalvey
Emilio Laiso
Matt Horak
Declan Shalvey
Rachelle Rosenberg
Matt Horak
September 9, 2021[34] TBA
  1. ^ Weekly series released exclusively on Marvel Unlimited.

Limited series

Title Issues Writer Artist Colourist Debut date Conclusion date
X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1–5 Leah Williams Lucas Werneck Edgar Delgado August 18, 2021[35] December 22, 2021
Inferno (vol. 2) #1–4 Jonathan Hickman Valerio Schiti
Stefano Caselli
R. B. Silva
Marte Gracia September 29, 2021[36] January 5, 2022
X Lives of Wolverine #1–5 Benjamin Percy Joshua Cassara Frank Martin January 19, 2022[37] March 16, 2022[38]
X Deaths of Wolverine Federico Vicentini January 26, 2022[39] March 23, 2022[40][41]
Devil's Reign: X-Men #1–3 Gerry Duggan Phil Noto January 19, 2022[42]

One-shots

Title Writer Artist Colorist Release date
King in Black: Marauders Gerry Duggan Luke Ross Carlos Lopez February 3, 2021[43]
X-Men: Curse of the Man-Thing Steve Orlando Andrea Broccardo Guru e-FX May 5, 2021[44]
Planet-Size X-Men Gerry Duggan Pepe Larraz Marte Gracia June 16, 2021[45]
Cable: Reloaded Al Ewing Bob Quinn Java Tartaglia August 25, 2021[46]
X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation Si Spurrier September 22, 2021[47]
The Death of Doctor Strange: X-Men/Black Knight Israel Silva January 19, 2022[48]
Secret X-Men Tini Howard Francesco Mobili Jesus Aburtov February 9, 2022[49]

Release order

  1. Hellions #7
  2. X-Factor #5
  3. S.W.O.R.D. #1
  4. Marauders #16
  5. New Mutants #14
  6. X-Force #15
  7. Excalibur #16
  8. X-Men #16
  9. Wolverine #8
  10. X-Factor #6
  11. Hellions #8
  12. Marauders #17
  13. S.W.O.R.D. #2
  14. Cable #7
  15. X-Force #16
  16. New Mutants #15
  17. Excalibur #17
  18. Wolverine #9
  19. X-Men #17
  20. X-Factor #7
  21. Hellions #9
  22. King in Black: Marauders #1
  23. S.W.O.R.D. #3
  24. X-Force #17
  25. Excalibur #18
  26. Marauders #18
  27. Cable #8
  28. New Mutants #16
  29. Wolverine #10
  30. X-Men #18
  31. Hellions #10
  32. Children of the Atom #1
  33. X-Factor #8
  34. S.W.O.R.D. #4
  35. X-Force #18
  36. Cable #9
  37. Excalibur #19
  38. X-Men #19
  39. Excalibur #20
  40. Marauders #19
  41. Children of the Atom #2
  42. Wolverine #11
  43. S.W.O.R.D. #5
  44. Way of X #1
  45. X-Force #19
  46. Cable #10
  47. New Mutants #17
  48. Hellions #11
  49. Marauders #20
  50. Children of the Atom #3
  51. X-Corp #1
  52. X-Factor #9
  53. Way of X #2
  54. Wolverine #12
  55. New Mutants #18
  56. X-Men #20
  57. Marauders #21
  58. X-Force #20
  59. Hellions #12
  60. Excalibur #21
  61. X-Men #21
  62. Children of the Atom #4
  63. Planet-Size X-Men #1
  64. New Mutants #19
  65. X-Corp #2
  66. Wolverine #13
  67. S.W.O.R.D. #6
  68. Way of X #3
  69. X-Factor #10
  70. Cable #11
  71. Children of the Atom #5
  72. Hellions #13
  73. X-Force #21
  74. X-Men #1
  75. Excalibur #22
  76. Way of X #4
  77. X-Corp #3
  78. Marauders #22
  79. New Mutants #20
  80. Cable #12
  81. S.W.O.R.D. #7
  82. Wolverine #14
  83. Hellions #14
  84. X-Men #2
  85. Children of the Atom #6
  86. X-Force #22
  87. Marauders #23
  88. Way of X #5
  89. X-Corp #4
  90. X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1
  91. Cable: Reloaded #1
  92. Wolverine #15
  93. Hellions #15
  94. New Mutants #21
  95. Excalibur #23
  96. X-Force #23
  97. Marauders #24
  98. X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2
  99. X-Corp #5
  100. X-Men #3
  101. X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation #1
  102. Inferno #1
  103. S.W.O.R.D. #8
  104. Wolverine #16
  105. Excalibur #24
  106. Hellions #16
  107. New Mutants #22
  108. X-Force #24
  109. X-Men #4
  110. X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #3
  111. Inferno #2
  112. Marauders #25
  113. S.W.O.R.D. #9
  114. Wolverine #17
  115. Excalibur #25
  116. Hellions #17
  117. S.W.O.R.D. #10
  118. X-Force #25
  119. Wolverine #18
  120. X-Men #5
  121. Marauders #26
  122. New Mutants #23
  123. X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #4
  124. Hellions #18
  125. Inferno #3
  126. Excalibur #26
  127. X-Force #26
  128. S.W.O.R.D. #11
  129. Wolverine #19
  130. X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #5
  131. Inferno #4
  132. X-Men #6
  133. Marauders #27
  134. Devil's Reign: X-Men #1
  135. X Lives of Wolverine #1
  136. Marauders Annual #1
  137. X Deaths of Wolverine #1
  138. X-Men #7
  139. X Lives of Wolverine #2
  140. New Mutants #24
  141. Secret X-Men #1
  142. X Deaths of Wolverine #2
  143. X-Men #8
  144. X Lives of Wolverine #3
  145. X Deaths of Wolverine #3
  146. Devil's Reign: X-Men #2
  147. X-Men #9
  148. X Lives of Wolverine #4
  149. X Deaths of Wolverine #4
  150. X Lives of Wolverine #5
  151. Devil's Reign: X-Men #3
  152. X Deaths of Wolverine #5

Reading order

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

  1. Hellions #7–11
  2. X-Factor #5–7
  3. S.W.O.R.D. #1
  4. Marauders #16
  5. New Mutants #14–18
  6. X-Force #15–19
  7. Excalibur #16–20
  8. X-Men #16
  9. Wolverine #8–10
  10. X-Factor #8
  11. Marauders #17
  12. S.W.O.R.D. #2–4
  13. Cable #7–10
  14. X-Men #17
  15. King in Black: Marauders #1
  16. Marauders #18–20
  17. X-Men #18–19
  18. Children of the Atom #1–3
  19. Wolverine #11–12
  20. S.W.O.R.D. #5
  21. Way of X #1–2
  22. X-Corp #1
  23. Marauders #21
  24. X-Force #20
  25. Hellions #12
  26. Excalibur #21
  27. X-Men #21
  28. Children of the Atom #4
  29. Planet-Size X-Men #1
  30. New Mutants #19
  31. X-Corp #2
  32. Wolverine #13
  33. S.W.O.R.D. #6
  34. Way of X #3
  35. X-Factor #10
  36. Cable #11
  37. Children of the Atom #5
  38. Hellions #13
  39. X-Force #21
  40. X-Men #1
  41. Excalibur #22
  42. Way of X #4
  43. X-Corp #3
  44. Marauders #22
  45. New Mutants #20
  46. Hellions #14
  47. X-Men #2
  48. Children of the Atom #6
  49. X-Force #22
  50. Marauders #23
  51. Way of X #5
  52. X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation #1
  53. X-Corp #4
  54. X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1
  55. Wolverine #15
  56. Hellions #15
  57. New Mutants #21
  58. Excalibur #23
  59. X-Force #23
  60. Marauders #24
  61. X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2
  62. X-Corp #5
  63. X-Men #3
  64. Inferno #1
  65. S.W.O.R.D #8
  66. Wolverine #16

Related material

Title Issues Writer(s) Artist(s) Colourist Dates Notes
The Best Offense Zeb Wells Emilio Laiso Rachelle Rosenberg April 2021 Online exclusive short story revealing that neither Armor nor Marrow were elected to join the first Krakoan X-Men team.[50]
Equality Mike Henderson Online exclusive short story revealing that neither Forge nor Strong Guy were elected to join the first Krakoan X-Men team.[51]
New X-Man David Messina Online exclusive short story revealing that Polaris, but not Banshee, was elected to join the first Krakoan X-Men team.[52]
Over Served Nico Leon Online exclusive short story revealing that neither Boom Boom nor Tempo were elected to join the first Krakoan X-Men team.[53]
Popularity Contest Diego Olortegui Online exclusive short story revealing that neither Cannonball nor Sunspot were elected to join the first Krakoan X-Men team.[54]
Runaways #33–35 Rainbow Rowell Andres Genolet Dee Cunniffe February–April 2021[55][56][57] Wolverine and Pixie respond to Molly Hayes' call to go to Krakoa.

Collected editions

Title Material Collected Format Publication date ISBN
Reign of X Volume 1 S.W.O.R.D. #1, X-Men #16, X-Factor #5, Hellions #7-8 Paperback July 6, 2021 [58] 9781302931513
Reign of X Volume 2 New Mutants #14, Marauders #16, Excalibur #16, X-Force #15-16, X-Men #17 Paperback August 10, 2021 [59] 9781302931520
Reign of X Volume 3 Marauders #17, New Mutants #15, Cable #7, Wolverine #8-9 Paperback August 31, 2021 [60] 9781302931537
Reign of X Volume 4 Wolverine #10, Excalibur #17, X-Factor #6, Cable #8, Children of the Atom #1 Paperback October 12, 2021 [61] 9781302931667
Reign of X Volume 5 Excalibur #18-19, S.W.O.R.D. #2-3, King in Black: Marauders #1 Paperback November 9, 2021 [62] 9781302931728
Reign of X Volume 6 S.W.O.R.D. #4, X-Men #18-19, Marauders #18-19, X-Force #17 Paperback November 23, 2021 [63] 9781302931858
Reign of X Volume 7 X-Force #18-19, Children of the Atom #2, New Mutants #16-17, Cable #9 Paperback December 15, 2021 [64] 9781302932039
Reign of X Volume 8 Cable #10, Children of the Atom #3, Excalibur #20, X-Men #20, Hellions #9-10 Paperback January 19, 2022 [65] 9781302933715
Reign of X Volume 9 Hellions #11, Wolverine #11-12, New Mutants #18, S.W.O.R.D. #5, X-Factor #7 Paperback February 15, 2022 [66] 9781302933821
Reign of X Volume 10 X-Factor #8-9, X-Corp #1, Marauders #20, Way of X #1 Paperback March 15, 2022 [67] 9781302933937
Reign of X Volume 11 Way of X #2, Cable #11-12, Children of the Atom #4-5 Paperback April 19, 2022 [68] 9781302934064
Reign of X Volume 12 Marauders #21, 'X-Force #20, Hellions #12, Excalibur #21, X-Men #21 Paperback July 12, 2022 [69] 9781302944988
Reign of X Volume 13 Planet-Size X-Men (2021) #1, X-Corp #2, New Mutants #19, Wolverine #13, S.W.O.R.D. #6 Paperback August 23, 2022 [70] 9781302945107
Reign of X Volume 14 X-Factor #10, Way of X #3, Children of the Atom #6, Marauders #22, X-Men #1 Paperback September 27, 2022 [71] 9781302945169
X-Men: Hellfire Gala Red Carpet Edition X-Men #21, Marauders #21, Excalibur #21, X-Force #20, New Mutants #19, X-Factor #10, Hellions #12, S.W.O.R.D. #6, Way of X #3, X-Corp #2, Wolverine #13, Planet-Size X-Men (2021) #1 Hardback December 15, 2021 [72] 9781302931568
X-Men: Hellfire Gala Marauders #21, X-Men #21, Planet-Size X-Men (2021) #1, S.W.O.R.D. #6 Paperback January 26, 2022 [73] 9781302931155
Trials of X Volume 1 X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #1-2, S.W.O.R.D. #7, New Mutants #20-21, Marauders #23 Paperback October 19, 2022 [74] 9781302949532
Trials of X Volume 2 Cable: Reloaded #1, X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #3-5, Wolverine #14 Paperback November 15, 2022 9781302949549
Trials of X Volume 3 Wolverine #15-16, Excalibur #22, X-Men #2, Hellions #13-14 Paperback December 13, 2022 9781302949556
Trials of X Volume 4 Hellions #15, X-Force #21-22, S.W.O.R.D. #8, Way of X #4-5 Paperback January 10, 2023 [75] 9781302949563
Trials of X Volume 5 X-Men: The Onslaught Revelation #1, X-Men #3, Excalibur #23, X-Corp #3-4 Paperback February 14, 2023 [76] 9781302949570
Trials of X Volume 6 X-Corp #5, Marauders #24-25, X-Force #23-24, Excalibur #24 Paperback March 7, 2023 [77] 9781302948405
Trials of X Volume 7 X-Men #4, New Mutants #22-23, Wolverine #17-18 Paperback March 21, 2023 [78] 9781302948412
Trials of X Volume 8 Excalibur #25, X-Men #5, X-Force #25-26, S.W.O.R.D. #9 Paperback April 18, 2023 9781302948429
Trials of X Volume 9 S.W.O.R.D. #10-11, Wolverine #19, Marauders #26, Hellions #16-17 Paperback May 9, 2023 9781302948436
Trials of X Volume 10 Hellions #18, Excalibur #26, Marauders #27, New Mutants #24, X-Men #6 Paperback May 23, 2023 9781302948443
Trials of X Volume 11 X-Men #7, Secret X-Men #1, Sabretooth #1, Devil's Reign: X-Men #1-2 Paperback June 20, 2023 9781302948450
Trials of X Volume 12 Devil's Reign: X-Men #3, X-Men #8, Sabretooth #2, Marauders Annual #1 Paperback July 18, 2023 9781302948467

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  59. ^ Reign of X Vol. 2 TPB
  60. ^ Reign of X Vol. 3 TPB
  61. ^ Reign of X Vol. 4 TPB
  62. ^ Reign of X Vol. 5 TPB
  63. ^ Reign of X Vol. 6 TPB
  64. ^ Reign of X Vol. 7 TPB
  65. ^ Reign of X Vol. 8 TPB
  66. ^ Reign of X Vol. 9 TPB
  67. ^ Reign of X Vol. 10 TPB
  68. ^ Reign of X Vol. 11 TPB
  69. ^ Reign of X Vol. 12 TPB
  70. ^ Reign of X Vol. 13 TPB
  71. ^ Reign of X Vol. 14 TPB
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