Top Five Month continues (check here to see an archive of all the top five lists featured so far) with a slightly different list. This time, I'm just counting which X-Men have appeared on the most covers of the X-Men titles (Uncanny X-Men #1-66,94-499, X-Men #1-207, X-Treme X-Men #1-46, Astonishing X-Men #1-25 and all the Annuals of those books).
Would the huge lead the original five have be enough to overcome the popularity of the All-New, All-Different X-Men?
Just had to note that he appeared a lot higher than I would have thought - above Professor X and Kitty Pryde!
Now, the Top Five!!
5. Jean Grey
And yes, I counted the Phoenix appearances as her. Even if you took those out, I think she might have more cover appearances than Beast.
Storm and Cyclops were so close that I think you can basically call it a tie, but my count had her ahead - the modern trend of each character getting a solo cover really helped Storm - she had a ton of solo covers.