Avengers Vs X-Men

Finally. A big crossover story that really changes things. Well written and plotted, and almost all of the tie-ins actually serve a purpose for once.

Plus (spoiler), Scott Summers finally gets the ass-kicking he’s had coming for the last few years.

You can find it on the larger timeline here.

Prologues:
Uncanny X-Men #9 [1] Uncanny X-Men, vol.2
Uncanny X-Men #10 [1] Uncanny X-Men, vol.2
Point One (Nova story only) Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers vs. X-Men: It’s Coming
Nova, vol.1: Origin
Avengers #25 [2] Avengers, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers: X-Sanction #1 [3] Avengers: X-Sanction
Avengers vs. X-Men: It’s Coming
Avengers: X-Sanction #2 [3] Avengers: X-Sanction
Avengers: X-Sanction #3 [3] Avengers: X-Sanction
Avengers: X-Sanction #4 [3] Avengers: X-Sanction
Avengers Vs X-Men #0 Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers Vs X-Men
Avengers Vs X-Men #1 Avengers vs. X-Men
Wolverine and the X-Men #9 Wolverine and the X-Men, vol.3
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
New Avengers #24 New Avengers, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers Vs X-Men #2 Avengers vs. X-Men
AVX: VS #1 Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers vs. X-Men: VS
Uncanny X-Men #11 Uncanny X-Men, vol.3
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Secret Avengers #26 Secret Avengers, vol.2
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Secret Avengers #27 Secret Avengers, vol.2
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Secret Avengers #28 Secret Avengers, vol.2
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers #26 Avengers, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers #27 Avengers, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers Vs X-Men #3 Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers Academy #29 [4] Avengers Academy: AVX
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers Academy #30 Avengers Academy: AVX
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers Academy #31 Avengers Academy: AVX
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Wolverine and the X-Men #9 [4] [5] Wolverine and the X-Men, vol.3
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers Vs X-Men #4 Avengers vs. X-Men
AVX: VS #2 [6] Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers vs. X-Men: VS
AVX: VS #5 [6] Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers vs. X-Men: VS
Wolverine and the X-Men #11 [6] Wolverine and the X-Men, vol.3
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Uncanny X-Men #12 [6] Uncanny X-Men, vol.3
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers Vs X-Men #5 Avengers vs. X-Men
AVX: VS #3 [7] Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers vs. X-Men: VS
Uncanny X-Men #13 [7] Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Uncanny X-Men, vol.3
X-Men Legacy #268 Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
X-Men Legacy: Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers Academy #32 Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers Academy: Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers Academy #33 Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers Academy: Avengers vs. X-Men
Uncanny X-Men #14 Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Uncanny X-Men, vol.3
Avengers Vs X-Men #6 Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers Vs X-Men: Infinite #6 [8] Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers #28 Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis, vol.4
Uncanny X-Men #15 Uncanny X-Men, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Uncanny X-Men #16 Uncanny X-Men, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Uncanny X-Men #17 Uncanny X-Men, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers #29 Avengers, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers #28 Avengers, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Wolverine and the X-Men #12 Wolverine and the X-Men, vol.3
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Wolverine and the X-Men #13 Wolverine and the X-Men, vol.3
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers Vs X-Men #7 Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers Vs X-Men #8 Avengers vs. X-Men
New Avengers #26 New Avengers, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
New Avengers #27 New Avengers, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
New Avengers #28 New Avengers, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Wolverine and the X-Men #14 Wolverine & the X-Men, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
X-Men Legacy #269 Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
X-Men Legacy: Avengers vs. X-Men
X-Men Legacy #270 Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
X-Men Legacy: Avengers vs. X-Men
AVX: VS #4 Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers vs. X-Men: VS
Avengers Vs X-Men #9 Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers Vs X-Men #10 Avengers vs. X-Men
Wolverine and the X-Men #15 Wolverine & the X-Men, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Wolverine and the X-Men #16 Wolverine & the X-Men, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers Vs X-Men #11 Avengers vs. X-Men
Uncanny X-Men #18 Uncanny X-Men, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers Vs X-Men #12 Avengers vs. X-Men
AVX: VS #6 [9] Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers vs. X-Men: VS
Uncanny X-Men #19 [10] Uncanny X-Men, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Epilogues
X-Men Legacy #1 [10] X-Men Legacy, vol.1: Prodigal
New Avengers #30 New Avengers, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers #30 Avengers, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
X-Men Legacy #274 X-Men Legacy: Avengers vs. X-Men
Uncanny X-Men #20 [11] Uncanny X-Men, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Wolverine and the X-Men #18 Wolverine & the X-Men, vol.4
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Uncanny Avengers #1 [11] [12] Uncanny Avengers, vol.1: The Red Shadow
Uncanny Avengers #2 [12] Uncanny Avengers, vol.1: The Red Shadow
Uncanny Avengers #3 [12] Uncanny Avengers, vol.1: The Red Shadow
Uncanny Avengers #4 [12] Uncanny Avengers, vol.1: The Red Shadow
Avengers vs X-Men: Consequences #1 Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers vs X-Men: Consequences #2 Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers vs X-Men: Consequences #3 Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers vs X-Men: Consequences #4 Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
Avengers vs X-Men: Consequences #5 Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences
Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
New Mutants #50 New Mutants, vol.7: Fight the Future
Gambit #1 [13] Gambit, vol.1: Once A Thief
Captain Marvel #1 [14] Captain Marvel, vol.1: In Pursuit of Flight
All-New X-Men #1 [15] All-New X-Men, vol.1: Yesterday’s X-Men
Indestructible Hulk #1 [16] Indestructible Hulk, vol.1: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Iron Man #6 [17] Iron Man, vol. 2: The Secret Origin of Tony Stark, Book 1
Iron Man #7 [17] Iron Man, vol. 2: The Secret Origin of Tony Stark, Book 1
Iron Man #8 [17] Iron Man, vol. 2: The Secret Origin of Tony Stark, Book 1

Footnotes:

  1. The last team-up between the Avengers and the X-Men prior to the crossover. Not strictly necessary, but damned good.
  2. Takes place before the Avengers as a whole become aware of the Phoenix heading for Earth.
  3. Cable tears through the Avengers for no good reason. This is four issues of unconvincingly one-sided fights which has little relevance to the crossover or anything else other than Marvel’s bottom line. Can safely be skipped.
  4. Wolverine’s appearance in this issue appears to occur during AVX #3.
  5. Rachel Summers’ appearance in this issue appears to occur during AVX #3.
  6. This issue takes place during AVX #4.
  7. This issue takes place during AVX #5.
  8. This issue takes place during AVX #6.
  9. This issue takes place during AVX #12.
  10. Overlaps somewhat with the last two issues of AvX but is best read after them.
  11. Must take place prior to Consequences, as Cyclops is still in prison.
  12. The first four issues of Uncanny Avengers form a single continuous storyline.
  13. Gambit strikes out on his own again, wanting a little space. Disposable, but enjoyable.
  14. Following up on her earlier decision, Ms. Marvel now adopts the Captain Marvel name.
  15. Unhappy with the outcome of AVX, Hank McCoy makes a questionable decision.
  16. Unhappy with his actions in AVX, Bruce Banner decides to try a very different tack. The best new concept for the Hulk in years.
  17. Iron Man is put on trial for his role in the conclusion of AVX. Not essential, but fun.