Essential X-Men (Volume 5) is the fifth volume in the Essential X-Men line of comics. The series reprints X-Men comics starring the mainstream Marvel universe team and All-New team from an alternate universe.
Born with genetic mutations that give them abilities beyond those of normal humans, mutants are the next stage in evolution. As such, they are feared and hated by humanity. But a group of mutants known as the X-Men fight for peaceful coexistence between mutants and humankind. But not all mutants see peaceful coexistence as a reality...