X-aminations is a series of posts written with the goal of examining each and every issue of Marvel Comics X-Men and its various spin-off titles. Currently, a new post in the series will appear every Wednesday (Uncanny X-Men alternating with a miscellaneous issue/series), Thursday (New Mutants alternating with Excalibur) and Friday (X-Factor alternating with Wolverine) around noon. New series will be rotated in as necessary.
Part of the goal of this project is to get a feel for what it would be like to walk into a comic shop on a given month and pull these titles off the stands. Thus, issues are examined according to their on sale date, with the titles covered in a given two week period equating to what was on sale in a given month. Annuals, limited series, significant guest appearances and the like will be fit in where they can be, but the main titles will remain in their on-sale date groupings.
On sale dates come mostly from Mike's Amazing World of Comics, a fantastic website and resource you should check out if you haven't already. Matters of chronological appearances are usually determined by the Official Marvel Index and/or the Marvel Chronology Project. Discrepancies/oddities/general notes on the matter of chronology will be discussed in the relevant issues' posts.
X-aminations: What's Coming Up
X-Men & Uncanny X-Men
X-amining X-Men Elsewhere (guest appearances, limited series, etc.).
Chris Claremont & John Byrne
Chris Claremont & Jim Lee
Chris Claremont & Bill Sienkiewicz's New Mutants
Chris Claremont & John Romita Jr.
Chris Claremont & Marc Silvestri
Louise Simonson & Brett Blevins' New Mutants
Louise Simonson & Rob Liefeld's New Mutants
Louise Simonson & Walt Simonson's X-Factor
Larry Hama & Marc Silvestri's Wolverine
"The World Tour"
"The Dark Phoenix Saga"
"The Demon Bear Saga"
"Acts of Vengeance"
The "Non-Team" era of Uncanny X-Men
"Days of Future Present"