There are a lot of different comic book spin-offs of the X-men. Here is a list of the ones Wikipedia considers 'Core'
Astonishing X-Men • New Mutants • Uncanny X-Force • Uncanny X-Men • Wolverine and the X-Men • X-Factor • X-Men • X-Men: Legacy.
How do these all tie into the group? As far as I'm aware X-Men and Wolverine and the X-men are the two main ones. X-force is some secret group of Cyclops'(?), and Ultimate is a different continuity althogether (after a reboot?) But otherwise how do these titles fit together? What makes them different? In essence, why do they 'need' to exist? Are they based in the same 'universe' as the standard X-Men comics? From what I can find they don't seem to be...
It is a continuation of Grant Morrison's New X-Men title and features a similar line-up of characters, including Cyclops and Emma Frost (as co-team leaders), Beast, Shadowcat, Colossus, Lockheed and Wolverine.
Yet these character have been separate since Schism, so is this linked in anyway to X-Men and their storylines? I'm thinking about the results of House of M and the current AvX.
During the Regenesis event, the New Mutants, with the exception of Cannonball and Karma, choose to join Cyclops' side, but rather than remain on Utopia, they establish a new base at the 1128 Mission Street in San Francisco.
This seems more like it's linked into the Core X-Men and Wolverine and the X-Men. Is that right?
X-Factor Investigations is a detective agency run by Jamie Madrox, formerly known as Multiple Man.
I can't tell if this is link to the core X-men comics at all.
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This sounds like it links to Messiah complex but has diverged somewhere....?
In 2007–2008, during the Messiah Complex crossover, a new version of X-Force was formed that had Wolverine leading a more militaristic black ops branch of the X-Men
This seems link in again via the Messiah complex but is possibly happening at a different time? I don't know how this is linked really.
So How do all the different Comic Lines (out of universe) and X-men Teams (In universe) tie together continuity wise?
p.s. I'm mainly askign so I know which titles coincide with AvX but I'm more generally interested too.