Comic books can get notoriously complicated with the relationships between characters, plots, marriages, children, alternate realities, etc… Suffice to say, there is no real easy way to learn everything about a character’s history that gives you full details of their comings and goings, although a Wikipedia page is always a good place to start.
Joe Stone is a graphic designer that created an illustrated guide to the various relationships present in the world of the X-Men from Marvel Comics, which is one of the most convoluted ones in the comics today. While it is no means a perfect image, it does a great showing just how connected all the characters are in the X-Men universe. Check out the full family tree below the jump.
Can you name every character below? There are a few I just cannot remember the names of … but the line at the very bottom sums it up nicely – “Confused? Read more comics.”