Although The Avengers seem like the greatest group of superheroes in comic book history due to the success of the MCU, for many comic book fans the X-Men are still the biggest, baddest and best team to ever battle villains in the Marvel Universe.
Acclaimed comic book writers like Chris Claremont, Brian Michael Bendis and Grant Morrison have all crafted intense, action-packed stories with a strong emphasis on family, using fan favourite characters like Professor X, Wolverine, Cyclops and Jean Grey in different yet exciting ways.
However, despite the talented group of mutants having some of the best stories in comic book history, it's well known that the X-Men timeline is about as convoluted and confusing as anything you'll ever read.
If you still want to delve into the deep history of the X-Men, but feel slightly put off by the years and years of back story you'll have to sift through then don't worry because we've got your back. We've gone through the archives and picked 10 of the greatest X-Men stories that will have you so hooked you'll be picking up every issue of the series from here on out.