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Dark Phoenix Saga

Happy X-Men Day!

Fox celebrates 20 years of X-Men movies today and to join in, here is the reading order to "The Dark Phoenix Saga" in theaters June 7

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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 1
  • 1st appearance of Kitty Pryde
  • 1st appearance of Emma Frost, the White Queen
  • 1st cameo team appearance of The Hellfire Club (in shadows)
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 2
  • 1st appearance of Dazzler
  • 2nd appearance of Kitty Pryde
  • 2nd appearance of Emma Frost
  • 1st cameo appearance of the Black King, Sebastian Shaw (in shadows)
  • *to appear in the Dark Phoenix film according toCBR and comicbook.com
  • 📈 +192% copies sold vs previous week
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 3
  • Jean Grey becomes The Black Queen of The Hellfire Club
  • 3rd appearance of Kitty Pryde
  • 1st cover appearance of the White Queen, Emma Frost
  • 2nd appearance of Dazzler
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 4
  • 1st full team appearance of the Hellfire Club
  • 1st full appearance of the Black Bishop, Harry Leland
  • 1st full appearance of the White Bishop, Donald Pierce
  • 1st appearance of Tessa, later becomes Sage
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 5
  • 1st solo Wolverine cover appearance
  • Wolverine demonstrates remarkable healing powers
  • *healing ability first hinted at in X-Men #116
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 6
  • 1st appearance of Jean Grey as The Dark Phoenix
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 7
  • 2nd appearance of Jean Grey as The Dark Phoenix
  • 1st appearance of Senator Robert Kelly
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 8
  • Jean Grey reclaims control after suppressing the Dark Phoenix with the help of Professor X
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  • The Dark Phoenix Saga Part 9
  • Death of Jean Grey
  • *controversial issue due to Jean Grey taking her own life knowing she could not control The Phoenix Force
  • 1st appearance of Raksor, a Skrull and Bel-Dann, a Kree who later will battle as representatives of their race to end the Kree-Skrull War
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  • Reprint of X-Men #137, the final chapter of The Dark Phoenix Saga
  • Includes the 5-page original ending where Jean Grey survives
  • 13-page interview with the creators who discuss why the ending was changed
  • Pin-up of the original splash page to X-Men #138
  • Wraparound cover art by John Byrne