The Marvel Universe 21: 2007

Iron Man: Director of SHIELD
Reprints Iron Man #129 (December 1979); Iron Man #15-16 (April 2007 – May 2007); The Invincible Iron Man #17-18 (June 2007 – July 2007); Marvel Spotlight: Civil War Aftermath #1 (March 2007); & Strange Tales #135 (August 1965).
She-Hulk, vol.5: Planet Without A Hulk
Reprints She-Hulk #14-21 (February 2007 – October 2007).
Iron FistThe Immortal Iron Fist, vol.1: The Last Iron Fist Story
Reprints The Immortal Iron Fist #1-6 (January 2007 – July 2007); & Civil War: Choosing Sides #1 (December 2006; Iron Fist story only).
Occurs shortly after Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out, vol.1.
The Immortal Iron Fist, vol.2: The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven
Reprints The Immortal Iron Fist #8-14 (October 2007 – June 2008) Annual #1 (November 2007).
The Immortal Iron Fist, vol.3: The Book of the Iron Fist
Reprints The Immortal Iron Fist #7 & 15-16 (August 2007 & July 2008 – August 2008); The Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and The Green Mist of Death #1 (April 2008); & The Immortal Iron Fist: The Origin of Danny Rand #1 (August 2008).
These three Iron Fist volumes are effectively are single self-contained story, and fit best here.
Spider-Man: Back in Black
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #539-543 (April 2007 – October 2007); & Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #17-23 (April 2007 – October 2007) & Annual #1 (2007).
Sensational Spider-Man: Back in Black
Reprints Sensational Spider-Man #35-40 (April 2007 – September 2007) & Annual #1 (2007); Spider-Man Family #1-2 (April 2007 – June 2007); Spider-Man: Back in Black Handbook (June 2007); & Marvel Spotlight – Spider-Man: Back in Black (May 2007).
The two Back in Black weave in and out of each other. A more detailed reading order can be found here.
Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out, vol.2
Reprints Daredevil #88-93 (October 2006 – March 2007).
Must occur after Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America.
Silent War
Reprints Silent War #1-6 (March 2007 – August 2007).
Must happen after Civil War but before Black Panther: Four the Hard Way
Ms. Marvel, vol.3: Operation Lightning Storm
Reprints Ms. Marvel #11-17 (March 2007 – September 2007).
Must happen before Omega Flight and Mighty Avengers: The Ultron Imperative.
New Avengers, vol.6: Revolution
Reprints New Avengers #26-31 (January 2007 – August 2007).
X-Men: Endangered Species
Reprints X-Men: Endangered Species #1 (August 2007); & back-up stories from New X-Men #40-42 (September 2007 – November 2007); Uncanny X-Men #488-491 (September 2007 – December 2007); X-Men #200-204 (August 2007 – December 2007); & New X-Factor #21-24 (September 2007 – December 2007).
Takes place during the early stages of New Avengers: Revolution, also includes previously unseen incidents from the Age of Apocalypse
Omega Flight: Alpha to Omega
Reprints Omega Flight #1-5 (June 2007 – October 2007).
Must occur after Ms. Marvel: Lightning Storm.
Moon Knight, vol.3: God & Country
Reprints Moon Knight #14-20 (March 2008 – September 2008).
X-Men – Phoenix: Endsong / Warsong
Reprints X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong #1-5 (March 2005 – June 2005); & X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong #1-5 (November 2006 – March 2007).
Warsong occurs at this time, while Endsong takes place earlier.
Runaways, vol.8: Dead End Kids
Reprints Runaways #25-30 (June 2007 – August 2008).
The Loners: The Secret Lives of Super Heroes
Reprints The Loners #1-6 (June 2007 – January 2008).
Daredevil: Hell to Pay, vol.1
Reprints Daredevil #94-99 (April 2007 – September 2007).
Daredevil: Hell to Pay, vol.2
Reprints Daredevil #100-105 (October 2007 – April 2008).
World War Hulk
Reprints World War Hulk #1-5 (August 2007 – January 2008).
For a full reading order for this crossover, see here.
You really wouldn't like him when he's angryWorld War Hulk: X-Men
Reprints Avengers: The Initiative #4-5 (September 2007 – October 2007); Ghost Rider #12-13 (August 2007 – September 2007); The Invincible Iron Man #19-20 (August 2007 – September 2007); The Irredeemable Ant-Man #10 (September 2007); & World War Hulk: X-Men #1-3 (August 2007 – October 2007).
Avengers: The Initiative, vol.1: Basic Training
Reprints Avengers: The Initiative #1-6 (June 2007 – November 2007).
World War Hulk: The Incredible Hercules
Reprints Incredible Hulk #106-111 (July 2007 – December 2007).
World War Hulk: Front Line
Reprints World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker #1 (July 2007); & World War Hulk: Front Line #1-6 (August 2007 – December 2007).
Heroes For Hire, vol.3: World War Hulk
Reprints Heroes for Hire #11-15 (August 2007 – December 2007).
World War Hulk: Gamma Corps
Reprints World War Hulk: Gamma Corps #1-4 (September 2007 – January2008).
Ghost Rider, vol.3: Apocalypse Soon
Reprints Ghost Rider #12-13 (August 2007 – September 2007) & Annual #1 (January 2008).
Punisher War Journal, vol.3: Hunter/Hunted
Reprints Punisher War Journal #12-17 (December 2007 – May 2008).
The Irredeemable Ant-Man
Reprints The Irredeemable Ant-Man #1-12 (December 2006 – November 2007).
World War Hulk: Warbound
Reprints World War Hulk Aftersmash: Warbound #1-5 (February 2008 – June 2008).
This volume is a World War Hulk: Aftersmash story.
World War Hulk: Damage Control
Reprints World War Hulk Aftersmash: Damage Control #1-3 (March 2008 – May 2008); & World War Hulk: Aftersmash #1 (January 2008).
This volume is a World War Hulk: Aftersmash story.
Incredible Hercules vol.1: Against The World
Reprints Incredible Hulk #112 (January 2008); Incredible Hercules #113-115 (February 2008 – April 2008); & Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Collide (June 2008).
This volume is a World War Hulk: Aftersmash story.
Spider-Man: One More Day
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #544-545 (November 2007 – January 2008); Sensational Spider-Man #41 (December 2007); Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #24 (November 2007); & Marvel Spotlight: Spider-Man – One More Day/Brand New Day (December 2007).
Directly follows the Back in Black volumes.
Ms. Marvel: Monster Smash
Reprints Ms. Marvel #18-24 (October 2007 – April 2008).
She-Hulk, vol.6: Jaded
Reprints She-Hulk #22-27 (December 2007 – May 2008).
Amazing Spider-Man: Brand New Day, vol.1
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #546-551 (February 2008 – April 2008); Spider-Man: Swing Shift (2008); & Venom Super-Special #1 (August 1995).
New Avengers, vol.7: The Trust
Reprints New Avengers #32-37 (September 2007 – February 2008) & Annual #2 (February 2008).
The Trust has a plot that leads into The Ultron Initiative, while also paralleling events in Venom Bomb.
Amazing Spider-Man: Brand New Day, vol.2
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #552-558 (May 2008 – July 2008).
This volume takes place during The Trust.
Mighty Avengers, vol.1: The Ultron Initiative
Reprints Mighty Avengers #1-6 (May 2007 – February 2008).
–> Adam: Legend Of The Blue Marvel
Reprints Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel #1-5 (November 2008 – May 2009).
Patsy Walker:Hellcat
Reprints Patsy Walker: Hellcat #1-5 (September 2008 – February 2009).
Iron Man, Director of SHIELD: Haunted
Reprints Invincible Iron Man #21-28 (October 2007 – June 2008) & Annual #1 (January 2008).
The New Fantastic Four
Reprints Fantastic Four #544-550 (May 2007 – December 2007).
This story takes place immediately prior to Black Panther: Four the Hard Way.
Black Panther: Four The Hard Way
Reprints Black Panther #26-30 (May 2007 – October 2007).
This story crosses into the Zombieverse.
Black Panther: Little Green Men
Reprints Black Panther #31-34 (December 2007 – March 2008).
Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis, vol.1: Faith in Monsters
Reprints Thunderbolts #110-115 (March 2007 – August 2007); Civil War: Choosing Sides #1 (December 2006); Civil War: The Initiative #1 (April 2007); & Thunderbolts: Desperate Measures #1 (September 2007).
Must occur prior to Nova: Annihilation – Conquest.
Moon Knight, vol.4: Death of Marc Spector
Reprints Moon Knight #21-25 (October 2008 – February 2009); & Moon knight Silent Knight #1 (January 2009).
Punisher War Journal, vol.2: Goin’ Out West
Must occur before The Death of Captain America, Vol 2.
Marvel Apes
Reprints Marvel Apes #0-4 (November 2008 – December 2008) & Amazing Spider-Man #110-111 (July 1972 – August 1972).
This story crosses over with the Monkeyverse.
Moon Knight 5: Down South
Reprints Moon Knight #26-30 (March 2009 – July 2009).
Avengers: The Initiative, vol.2: Killed in Action
Reprints Avengers: The Initiative #7-13 (January 2008 – July 2008) & Annuals #1 (January 2008).
Fantastic Four: The Beginning of the End
Reprints Fantastic Four #525-526 & 551-553 (June 2005 – June 2005 & January 2008 – March 2008).
Young Avengers Presents
Reprints Young Avengers Presents #1-6 (March 2008 – August 2008).
The Twelve
Reprints The Twelve #1-12 (March 2008 – June 2012); & The Twelve: Spearhead #1 (May 2010).
The Death of Captain America, vol.2: The Burden of Dreams
Reprints Captain America #31-36 (December 2007 – May 2008).
The Death of Captain America, vol.3: The Man Who Bought America
Reprints Captain America #37-42 (June 2008 – November 2008).
Captain America: Forever Allies
Reprints Captain America: Forever Allies #1-4 (October 2010 – January 2011); Young Allies Comics 70th Annoversary Special #1 (August 2009); & Young Allies #1 (Summer 1941).
Captain America: The Man With No Face
Reprints Captain America #43-48 (December 2008 – May 2009).
Daredevil: Cruel and Unusual
Reprints Daredevil #106-110 (May 2008 – October 2008).
Daredevil: Lady Bullseye
Reprints Daredevil #111-115 (November 2008 – March 2009).
Thor by J. Michael Straczynski, vol.1
Reprints Thor #1-6 (September 2007 – February 2008).
Nova, vol.1: Annihilation – Conquest
Reprints Nova #1-7 (June 2007 – December 2007).
Annihilation: Conquest, Book 1
Reprints Annihilation: Conquest Prologue #1 (August 2007); Annihilation: Conquest – Quasar #1-4 (September 2007 – December 2007); Annihilation: Conquest – Starlord #1-4 (September 2007 – December 2007); & Annihilation Saga #1 (May 2007).
Parallels the latter part of Nova: Annihilation – Conquest. For a more detailed reading order of this storyline, go here.
Nova vol.2: Knowhere
Reprints Nova #8-12 (January 2008 June 2008) & Annual #1 (April 2008).
Annihilation: Conquest, Book 2
Reprints Annihilation: Conquest #1-6 (January 2008 – June 2008); Annihilation: Conquest – Wraith #1-4 (September 2007 – December 2007); & Nova #4-7 (September 2007 – December 2007).
Annihilation: Conquest 2 reprints some of the same issues Nova: Annihilation – Conquest, and the events of Nova: Knowhere take place during AC 2.
X-Men: Emperor Vulcan
Reprints X-Men: Emperor Vulcan #1-5 (November 2007 – March 2008).
More or less parallels the events of Annihilation: Conquest.
Wolverine: The Death of Wolverine
Reprints Wolverine #56-61 (October 2007 – March 2008).
Hulk, vol.1: Red Hulk
Reprints Hulk #1-6 (February 2008 – November 2008); & Wolverine #50 (March 2007).
Must occur before Sub-Mariner: Revolution
Sub-Mariner: Revolution
Reprints Sub-Mariner #1-6 (August 2007 – January 2008).
The Order vol.1: The Next Right Thing
Reprints The Order #1-5 (September 2007 – January 2008).
Eternals: To Slay a God
Reprints Eternals #1-6 (August 2008 – February 2009).
Takes place during The Order.

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The Marvel Universe 22: 2008

The Order vol. 2: California Dreaming
Reprints The Order #6-10 (February 2008 – June 2008).
Must occur before New Avengers: Illuminati and X-Men: Messiah Complex, but after Sub-Mariner: Revolution.
New Avengers: Illuminati
Reprints New Avengers: Illuminati #1-5 (February 2007 – January 2008).
The last story in Illuminati must take place after Mighty Avengers: The Ultron Initiative
X-Men: Messiah Complex
Reprints New X-Men #44-46 (January 2008 – March 2008); Uncanny X-Men #492-494 (January 2008 – March 2008); X-Factor #25-27 (January 2008 – March 2008); X-Men #205-207 (January 2008 – March 2008); & X-Men: Messiah Complex #1(December 2007).
Wolverine: Get Mystique
Reprints Wolverine #62-65 (April 2008 – July 2008).
Uncanny X-Men: Divided We Stand
Reprints Uncanny X-Men #495-499 (April 2008 – August 2008).
X-Men: Legacy – Divided He Stands
Reprints X-Men: Legacy #208-212 (April 2008 – July 2008).
X-Men: Divided We Stand
Reprints X-Men: Divided We Stand #1-2 (June 2008 – July 2008); & X-Men: Messiah Complex – Mutant Files #1 (December 2007).
Young X-Men, vol.1: Final Genesis
Reprints Young X-Men #1-5 (May 2008 – October 2008).
Cable, vol. 1: Messiah War
Reprints Cable #1-5 (May 2008 – September 2008).
The Last Defenders
Reprints The Last Defenders #1-6 (May 2008 – October 2008).
Mighty Avengers, vol. 2: Venom Bomb
Reprints Mighty Avengers #7-11 (March 2008 – May 2008).
Invincible Iron Man, vol.1: The Five Nightmares
Reprints Invincible Iron Man #1-7 (July 2008 – January 2009).
Marvel Zombies 3
Reprints Marvel Zombies 3 #1-4 (December 2008 – March 2009).
This story crosses into the Zombieverse.
Black Panther: Back To Africa
Reprints Black Panther #35-38 (May 2008 – September 2008) & Annual #1 (2008).
Iron Man, Director of SHIELD: With Iron Hands
Reprints Iron Man, Director of SHIELD #29-32 (July 2008 – October 2008); & Iron Man #36 (January 2001).
Spider-Man: New Ways to Die
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #568-573 (October 2008 – December 2008).
She-Hulk, vol.7: Here Today…
Reprints She-Hulk #28-30 (June 2008 – August 2008); & She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision #1 (February 2009).
Hulk, vol.2: Red & Green
Reprints Hulk #7-9 (December 2008 – February 2009); & King-Size Hulk #1 (July 2008).
Immortal Weapons
Reprints Immortal Weapons #1-5 (September 2009 – January 2010).
–> Iron Man Vs. Whiplash
Reprints Iron Man vs. Whiplash #1-4 (January 2010 – April 2010).
Must occur after Five Nightmares but prior to Secret Invasion.
Guardians of the Galaxy, vol.1: Legacy
Reprints Guardians of the Galaxy #1-6 (January 2008 – July 2008).
Ms. Marvel: Secret Invasion
Reprints Ms. Marvel #25-30 (May 2008 – October 2008).
Secret Invasion
Reprints Secret Invasion #1-8 (June 2008 – January 2009).
For a ludicrously detailed breakdown of how the various books in Secret Invasion fit together, please see the Secret Invasion Crossover Reading Order elsewhere on this site.
New Avengers: Secret Invasion, Book 1
Reprints New Avengers #38-42 (April 2008 – August 2008).
Mighty Avengers: Secret Invasion, Book 1
Reprints Mighty Avengers #12-15 (June 2008 – August 2008).
Avengers: The Initiative: Secret Invasion
Reprints Avengers: The Initiative #14-19 (August 2008 – January 2009).
Thunderbolts: Secret Invasion
Reprints Thunderbolts, vol.3 #122-125 (September 2008- December 2008); Thunderbolts: Breaking Point #1 (January 2008); Thunderbolts: International Incident #1 (April 2008); & Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness #1 (July 2008).
Secret Invasion: Inhumans
Reprints Secret Invasion: Inhumans #1-4 (October 2008 – January 2009); & Thor #146-147 (November 1967 – December 1967).
Secret Invasion: X-Men
Reprints Secret Invasion: X-Men #1-4 (October 2008 – January 2009); & Fantastic Four #250 (January 1983).
X-Factor: Secret Invasion
Reprints X-Factor #33-38 (September 2008 – February 2009); & She-Hulk #31 (September 2008).
Secret Invasion: Thor
Reprints Secret Invasion: Thor #1-3 (October 2008 – December 2008); & Thor #142 (July 1967).
Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers
Reprints Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers #1-3 (August 2008 – November 2008).
Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four
Reprints Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four #1-3 (July 2008 – September 2008); & Fantastic Four #300 & 357-358 (March 1987 & October 1991 – November 2001).
Secret Invasion: Front Line
Reprints Secret Invasion: Front Line #1-5 (September 2008 – January 2009).
Captain Britain and MI:13: Secret Invasion
Reprints Captain Britain and MI13 #1-4 (July 2008 – October 2008); & Marvel Team-Up #65-66 (January 1978 – February 1978).
Nova, vol.3: Secret Invasion
Reprints Nova #13-18 (July 2008 – December 2008).
She-Hulk, vol.8: Secret Invasion
Reprints She-Hulk #31-33 (September 2008 – November 2008); & X-Factor #33-34 (September 2008 – October 2008).
Secret Invasion: War Machine
Reprints Iron Man, Director of SHIELD #33-35 (November 2008 – January 2009); & Iron Man #144 (March 1981).
Secret Invasion: Black Panther
Reprints Black Panther #39-41 (September 2008 – November 2008).
Secret Invasion: Amazing Spider-Man
Reprints Secret Invasion: Amazing Spider-Man #1-3 (October 2008 – December 2008); & Secret Invasion: Amazing Spider-Man Annual #35 (December 2008).
Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust?
Reprints Marvel Spotlight: Secret Invasion #1 (July 2008); Secret Invasion Saga #1 (March 2008); Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust? #1 (August 2008); & Skrulls! #1 (July 2008).
Deadpool, vol.1: Secret Invasion
Reprints Deadpool #1-5 (November 2008 – February 2009).
New Warriors, vol.3: Secret Invasion
Reprints New Warriors #14-20 (September 2008 – March 2009).
Secret Invasion: Home Invasion
Reprints Secret Invasion: Home Invasion #1-8 (digital comic: April 2, 2008 – November 12, 2008).
Incredible Hercules, vol.3: Secret Invasion
Reprints Incredible Hercules #116-120 (June 2008 – October 2008).
Mighty Avengers: Secret Invasion, Book 2
Reprints Mighty Avengers #16-20 (September 2008 – February 2009).
New Avengers: Secret Invasion, Book 2
Reprints New Avengers #43-47 (September 2008 – January 2009).
Thor, vol. 2
Reprints Thor #7-12 & 600 (May 2008 – January 2009 & April 2009).
Ms. Marvel: Ascension
Reprints Ms. Marvel #31-34 (November 2008 – February 2009) & Annual #1 (November 2008); & Ms. Marvel: Storyteller Special #1 (November 2008).
X-Force, vol. 1: Angels and Demons
Reprints X-Force #1-6 (April 2008 – October 2008).
X-Force, vol. 2: Old Ghosts
Reprints X-Force #7-11 (November 2008 – March 2009).
Must occur prior to the beginning of the Dark Reign storyline.
Super-Villain Team-Up: Modok’s 11
Reprints Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s Eleven #1–5 (September 2008 – December 2008).
She-Hulk, vol.9: Lady Liberators
Reprints She-Hulk #34-38 (December 2008 – April 2009).

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Earth 1287: The Strikeforce Morituri Universe

Strikeforce: Morituri

For a long, long time, it seemed like this was just a random Marvel storyline of the kind they used to do, not connected to anything else. But no more! Si Spurrier recently brought it back into the Marvel Multiverse.

Strikeforce: Morituri, vol.1
Reprints Strikeforce: Morituri #1-13 (December 1986 – December 1987).
Strikeforce: Morituri, vol.2
Reprints Strikeforce: Morituri #14-26 (January 1988 – February 1989).
Strikeforce: Morituri, vol.3
Reprints Strikeforce: Morituri #27-31 (March 1989 – July 1989) & Strikeforce Morituri: Electric Undertow #1-5 (December 1989 – March 1990).
X-Force, vol.1: Dirty/Tricks
Reprints X-Force #1-6 (April 2014 – July 2014).
This story crosses over with the main Marvel Universe.


Marvel Universe Crossover Reading Orders

As a supplement to the Trade Paperback Timelines, I’ve also created a series of reading orders for individual crossovers or storylines, with complete, issue by issue guides to what order things happen in – and what books you can find those issues reprinted in. Because some events are small enough to fit into single volume collections, they are displayed below italicised and asterisked, with links leading directly to the books for purchase.

They are listed below in the same order as they appear in the main timeline:

12: The Early Eighties

13: The Mid-Eighties

14: The Late Eighties

15: The Early Nineties

16: The Mid-Nineties

17: The Late Nineties

18: The Early Noughts

19: 2004 and 2005

20: 2006

21: 2007

22: 2008

23: 2009

24: 2010

25: 2011

Pt 9 – From just after Spider Island to just before Avengers vs. X-Men

Pt 10 – From Avengers vs. X-Men onwards


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Marvel Ultimate Universe Crossover Reading Orders

As a supplement to the Trade Paperback Timelines, I’ve also created a series of reading orders for individual crossovers or storylines, with complete, issue by issue guides to what order things happen in – and what books you can find those issues reprinted in.

They are listed below in the same order as they appear in the main timeline:

2: Ultimatum

3: The Death of Spider-Man


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Vertigo Timelines

Technically speaking, Vertigo is not a universe, but an imprint. Many of its most famous titles, notably Preacher, Transmetropolitan and Fables, do not exist in its shared universe. But enough of them do to make possible the construction of the lead timeline in this section:

The Vertigo Universe, part 1: The Pre-Vertigo Years
The Vertigo Universe, part 2: Imprinted
Most of the original Vertigo characters originated as DC Universe characters, and only later became Vertigo characters. Some have shuttled back and forth, others have spent time in Vertigo then become part of the mainstream universe again. With rare exceptions, this timeline lists only their appearances in Vertigo collections. Occasional exceptions are made for appearances of Vertigo characters in mainstream DC comics (predominately cast members from Swamp Thing, Hellblazer and Sandman).
The Complete Neil Gaiman’s Sandman Reading Order
A more detailed reading order for the Vertigo Universe’s single best series.

Some of the other titles published by the Vertigo imprint are independent universes which are also sufficiently complicated as to deserve their own timelines:

The Fables Universe
Including Fables, Jack of Fables, and assorted spin-offs.

The Expanded Preacher Universe
Including Preacher and related works by Garth Ennis


Alternate Earths

Sub-Universe Timelines

The DC Universe has a long and proud history of subsuming other publisher’s universes into its own. The timelines in this section cover those universes as independent entities.

The Amalgam Universe

Alternate Timelines

The DC Universe is merely the most well-documented of an infinite multitude of earths. This section includes timelines for some of those Earths:

Earth 22 – The Kingdom Come Universe


The Marvel Universe 25: 2011

The Punisher: In the Blood
Reprints The Punisher: In the Blood #1-5 (January 2011 – May 2011).
Wolverine: Wolverine Goes to Hell
Reprints Wolverine #1-5 (November 2010 – March 2011) & “Falling” from Wolverine: The Road to Hell (November 2010)..
Hawkeye & Mockingbird/Black Widow: Widowmaker
Reprints Widowmaker #1-4 (February 2011 – April 2011); & Solo Avengers #14-16 (January 1989 – March 1989).
Wolverine: Wolverine vs. the X-Men
Reprints Wolverine #5.1 & 6-9 (April 2011 & April 2011 – July 2011).
Wolverine: Wolverine’s Revenge
Reprints Wolverine #10-16 (August 2011 – November 2011).
Despite the long span covered by these three Wolverine volumes, they are one continuous story, and read best that way.
Namor, the First Mutant, vol.2: Namor Goes to Hell
Reprints Namor, the First Mutant #5-11 (February 2011 – August 2011).
Follows Wolverine Goes to Hell.
Chaos War
Reprints Chaos War #1-5 (December 2010 – March 2011).
The absence of Daredevil from this story strongly implies a placement following Shadowland despite the overlap in publication dates. A more detailed reading order for this crossover can be found here.
Chaos War: X-Men
Reprints Chaos War: X-Men #1-2 (February 2011 – March 2011); Chaos War: Alpha Flight (January 2011); Chaos War: Chaos King (January 2011); & Chaos War: God Squad (February 2011).
Chaos War: Avengers
Reprints Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1-3 (January 2011 – March 2011); Chaos War: Thor #1-2 (January 2011 – February 2011); & Chaos War: Ares (February 2011).
Chaos War: Incredible Hulks
Reprints Incredible Hulks #618-620 (February 2011 – March 2011).
Hope Summers and her GenerationNew Avengers, vol.1
Reprints New Avengers #1-6 (August 2010 – January 2011).
Must occur here based on Doctor Voodoo‘s appearances here and in Chaos War.
Uncanny X-Men: The Birth of Generation Hope
Reprints Uncanny X-Men #526-529 (September 2010 – December 2010); Uncanny X-Men: The Heroic Age (September 2010).
Marvel Zombies Supreme
Reprints Marvel Zombies Supreme #1-5 (May 2011 – August 2011).
Captain America: No Escape
Reprints Captain America #606-610 (August 2010 – November 2010).
Uncanny X-Force: The Apocalypse Solution
Reprints Uncanny X-Force #1-4 (December 2010 – March 2011) and Wolverine: Road to Hell (2010).
Captain America: The Trial of Captain America
Reprints Captain America #611-615 & 615.1 (December 2010 – April 2011 & May 2011).
Uncanny X-Men: Quarantine
Reprints Uncanny X-Men #530-534 (January 2011 – April 2011).
X-Men Legacy: Aftermath
Reprints X-Men Legacy #242-244 & 248-249 (January 2011 – March 2011 & July 2011 – July 2011).
X-Men: Age of X
Reprints Age of X: Alpha #1 (January 2011); New Mutants #22-24 (February 2011 – May 2011); X-Men Legacy #245-247 (February 2011 – May 2011) and Age of X: Universe #1-2 (April 2011 – May 2011).
Captain America: Hail Hydra!
Reprints Captain America: Hail Hydra! #1-5 (March 2011 – July 2011).
Although the stories in this volume occur at various points in Captain America’s career, it is placed here based on the ‘present day’ story, and the line-up of Avengers depicted in it.
Invaders Now!
Reprints Invaders Now! #1-5 (November 2010 – March 2011).
Spider-Man: Matters of Life and Death
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #652-657 & #654.1 (March 2011 – May 2011; & April 2011).
Power Man and Iron Fist: The Comedy of Death
Reprints Power Man and Iron Fist #1-5 (April 2011 – July 2011).
Uncanny X-Force, vol.2: Deathlok Nation
Reprints Uncanny X-Force #5-7 & 5.1 (April 2011 – June 2011 & May 2011).
Uncanny X-Men: Breaking Point
Reprints Uncanny X-Men #534.1 & 535-539 (June 2011; June 2011 – August 2011).
Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier
Reprints Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier #1-4 (September 2010 – December 2010) and Captain America Comics #1 (1941).
X-Men/Steve Rogers: Escape From the Negative Zone
Reprints Namor: The First Mutant Annual #1 (July 2011); Steve Rogers: Super-Soldier Annual #1 (June 2011); & Uncanny X-Men Annual #3 (2011).
Generation Hope: The Future’s a Four-Lettered Word
Reprints Generation Hope #1-5 (January 2011 – May 2011); & X-Men: Curse of the Mutants Spotlight #1 (January 2011).
Spider-Man: The Fantastic Spider-Man
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #658-662 (June 2011 – July 2011).
Secret Avengers, vol.2: Eyes of the Dragon
Reprints Secret Avengers #6-12 (December 2010 – June 2011).
Avengers Academy, vol.2: Will We Use This in the Real World?
Reprints Avengers Academy #7-14 (February 2011 – July 2011).
Avengers Academy: Arcade – Death Game
Reprints Avengers Academy Giant-Size #1 (July 2011); Marvel Team-Up #89 (January 1980); & Spider-Man #25 (August 1992).
Takes place between issues #9 and #10 of Avengers Academy.
Onslaught Unleashed
Reprints Onslaught Unleashed #1-4 (April 2011 – July 2011).
Hawkeye: Blindspot
Reprints Hawkeye: Blindspot #1-4 (April 2011 – July 2011); & Hawkeye: Earth’s Mightiest Marksman #1 (October 1998).
Iron Age
Reprints Iron Age: Alpha #1 (August 2011); Iron Age #1-3 (August 2011 – October 2011); & Iron Age: Omega #1 (August 2011).
Moon Knight, vol.1
Reprints Moon Knight #1-7 (July 2011 – January 2012).
Moon Knight, vol.2
Reprints Moon Knight #8-12 (February 2012 – June 2012).
Despite the publication dates, this entire series takes place prior to Fear Itself.
Spider-Man / Fantastic Four
Reprints Spider-Man / Fantastic Four #1-4 (September 2010 – December 2010).
New Mutants, vol.4: Unfinished Business
Reprints New Mutants #25-28 (July 2011 – September 2011).
X-Men: FF
Reprints X-Men 15.1 & 16-19 (October 2011 – December 2011).
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade
Reprints Uncanny X-Men #526 (September 2010; B-Story); Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #1-9 (September 2010 – May 2012); & Avengers: The Children’s Crusade – Young Avengers #1 (May 2011).
Thor: Heaven & Earth
Reprints Thor: Heaven & Earth #1-4 (July 2011 – November 2011)
Although the first story in this volume appears to take place in a prior Asgardian myth cycle (as it features a two-eyed Odin facing Ragnarok), the remainder all take place somewhere between Siege and Fear Itself.
Secret Warriors, vol.5: Night
Reprints Secret Warriors #20-24 (November 2010 – March 2011).
Secret Warriors, vol.6: Wheels Within Wheels
Reprints Secret Warriors #25-28 (May 2011 – September 2011).
Punisher: Nightmare
Reprints Punisher: Nightmare #1-5 (all March 2013).
Despite the publication dates, this series must take place prior to Greg Rucka’s run on the title. It is placed here as a speculative best fit.
Incredible Hulks: Heart of the Monster
Reprints Incredible Hulks #630-635 (August 2011 – October 2011).
Immediately precedes Fear Itself.
Spider-Man: The Return of Anti-Venom
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #663-665 (August 2011 – September 2011); & Free Comic Book Day 2011 – Spider-Man (May 2011).
Fear Itself
Reprints Fear Itself: Book of the Skull #1 (May 2011) and Fear Itself #1-7 (June 2011 – December 2011).
For a more detailed breakdown of this crossover, please visit the Fear Itself crossover reading order.
Avengers: Fear Itself
Reprints Avengers #13-17 (July 2011 – November 2011) & New Avengers #14-16 (September 2011 – November 2011).
Fear Itself: Secret Avengers
Kid LokiReprints Secret Avengers #12.1 & #13-15 (June 2011 & July 2011 – September 2011) & Fear Itself: Black Widow #1 (August 2011).
Journey Into Mystery: Fear Itself
Reprints Journey Into Mystery #622-626 (June 2011 – October 2011).
Invincible Iron Man: Fear Itself
Reprints Invincible Iron Man #504-509 (July 2011 – December 2011) & Fear Itself: Iron Man #7.3 (January 2012).
Fear Itself: Avengers Academy
Reprints Avengers Academy #14-20 (July 2011 – December 2011) & 14.1 (August 2011).
Hulk: Fear Itself
Reprints Hulk 37-41 (September 2011 – November 2011).
Fear Itself: Thunderbolts
Reprints Thunderbolts #158-162 (August 2011 – October 2011).
Fear Itself: Heroes for Hire
Reprints Heroes for Hire #6-12 (July 2011 – November 2011).
Uncanny X-Men: Fear Itself
Reprints Uncanny X-Men #540-544 (September 2011 – December 2011).
Fear Itself: Ghost Rider
Reprints Ghost Rider #0.5 & #1-5 (August 2011 & September 2011 – January 2012).
Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force / The Deep
Reprints Fear Itself: The Deep #1-4 (August 2011 – November 2011); & Fear Itself: Uncanny X-Force #1-3 (September 2011 – December 2011).
Fear Itself: Spider-Man
Reprints Fear Itself: Spider-Man #1-3 (July 2011 – September 2011); Fear Itself: FF #1 (September 2011); & Fear Itself: The Worthy #1 (September 2011).
Fear Itself: The Home Front
Reprints Fear Itself: The Home Front #1-7 (June 2011 – December 2011).
Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt
Reprints Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt #1-6 (July 2011 – December 2011).
Fear Itself: Deadpool / Fearsome Four
Reprints Fear Itself: Deadpool #1-3 (August 2011 – October 2011); & Fear Itself: Fearsome Four #1-4 (August 2011 – December 2011).
Fear Itself: Dracula
Reprints Death Of Dracula #1 (August 2010); Fear Itself: Hulk vs. Dracula #1-3 (November 2011 – December 2011); & Tomb Of Dracula Presents: Throne Of Blood #1 (June 2011).
Herc: The Complete Series by Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente
Reprints Herc #1-10 & 6.1 (June 2011 – January 2012 & October 2011).
This volume also crosses over with Spider Island.
Fear Itself: Black Panther: The Man Without Fear
Reprints Black Panther: The Man Without Fear #519-523 (August 2011 – November 2011) & Black Panther: The Deadliest Man Alive #524 (December 2011).
Also reprints an issue crossing over with Spider Island.
Fear Itself: Shattered Heroes
Reprints Fear Itself: Captain America #7.1 (January 2012); Fear Itself: Thor #7.2 (January 2012) & Fear Itself: Iron Man #7.3 (January 2012).
This volume is an epilogue to Fear Itself.
Journey Into Mystery: Fear Itself Fallout
Reprints Journey Into Mystery #626.1 (October 2011) & #627-631 (November 2011 – January 2012).
This volume is an epilogue to Fear Itself.
The Mighty Thor, vol.2
Reprints Fear Itself: Thor #7.2 (January 2012) & The Mighty Thor #7-12 (December 2011 – May 2012).
This volume is an epilogue to Fear Itself.
Fear Itself: The Fearless
Reprints Fear Itself #7 (December 2011); & Fear Itself: The Fearless #1-12 (December 2011 – June 2012).
This volume is an epilogue to Fear Itself.
Winter Soldier, vol.1: The Longest Winter
Reprints Fear Itself: Captain America #7.1 (January 2012) & Winter Soldier #1-5 (April 2012 – July 2012).
This volume is an epilogue to Fear Itself.
Battle Scars
Reprints Battle Scars #1-6 (January 2012 – June 2012).
This volume is an epilogue to Fear Itself.
Incredible Hulk (2011), vol.1
Reprints Incredible Hulk #1-7 (December 2011 – June 2012).
This volume follows on directly from Fear Itself.
Avengers Solo: Hawkeye
Reprints Avengers Solo #1-5 (December 2011 – April 2011).
This volume follows on directly from Fear Itself.
Defenders by Matt Fraction, vol.1
Reprints Defenders #1-6 (February 2012 – July 2012).
This volume follows on directly from Fear Itself.
Defenders by Matt Fraction, vol.2
Reprints Defenders #7-12 (August 2012 – December 2012)
Venom, vol.1
Reprints Venom #1-5 (May 2011 – October 2011).
X-Men Legacy: Lost Legions
Reprints X-Men Legacy #250-253 (August 2011 – October 2011).
Deadpool/Amazing Spider-Man/Hulk: Identity Wars
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man Annual #38 (June 2011); Deadpool Annual #1 (July 2011) & Incredible Hulks Annual #1 (August 2011).
Secret Avengers, vol. 3: Run the Mission, Don’t Get Seen, Save the World
Reprints Secret Avengers #16-21 (October 2011 – March 2012).
Captain America, vol.1
Reprints Captain America #1-5 (September 2011 – February 2012).
Spider-Man: Spider-Island
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #666-673 (September 2011 – January 2012); Venom #6-8 (October 2011 – December 2011); Spider-Island: Deadly Foes (October 2011); material from Spider-Island Spotlight (September 2011); & the Infested prologues from Amazing Spider-Man #659-660 (June 2011 – July 2011) & #662-665 (July 2011 – September 2011).
For a more detailed reading order of this crossover, please go here.
Spider-Man: Spider Island Companion
Reprints Spider Island: The Amazing Spider-Girl #1-3 (October 2011 – December 2011); Spider Island: Cloak & Dagger #1-3 (October 2011 – December 2011); Spider Island: Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #1-3 (October 2011 – December 2011); Herc #7-8 (both November 2011); Spider Island: Avengers #1 (November 2011); Spider Island: Spider-Woman #1 (November 2011); Spider Island: I Love New York City #1 (November 2011); Black Panther: The Deadliest Man Alive #524 (December 2011); Spider Island: Heroes for Hire #1 (December 2011); & Spider Island Spotlight (September 2011).

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The Marvel Universe 24: 2010

Incredible Hercules: The Mighty Thorcules
Reprints Incredible Hercules #132-137 (October 2009 – December 2009).
Must occur after Thor vol.2.
Incredible Hercules: Assault on New Olympus
Reprints Incredible Hercules #138-141 (January 2010 – April 2010); & Assault on New Olympus Prologue #1 (January 2010).
Follows on directly from the previous Incredible Hercules volume.
Thor, vol.3
Reprints Thor #601-603 (June 2009 – November 2009) & Giant-Size Finale #1 (January 2010).
Thor: Latverian Prometheus
Reprints Thor #600 & 604-606 (April 2009 & February 2010 – March 2010) & Giant-Size Finale #1 (January 2010); & Sif #1 (June 2010).
Incredible Hercules: The New Prince of Power
Reprints Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #1-2 (May 2010 – June 2010); & Heroic Age: Prince of Power #1-4 (July 2010 – October 2010).
Must occur before Captain America: Reborn.
Secret Warriors, vol.3: Wake the Beast
Reprints Secret Warriors #11-16 (February 2010 – July 2010).
Captain America: Reborn
Reprints Captain America Reborn Prelude #1 (2009); & Captain America: Reborn #1-6 (September 2009 – March 2010).
Invincible Iron Man, vol.4: Stark Disassembled
Reprints Invincible Iron Man #20-24 (January 2010 – May 2010).
Must occur after Captain America: Reborn.
X-Necrosha
Reprints X-Force #11 and #21-25 (March 2009 and January 2010 – May 2010), New Mutants #6-8 (December 2009 – February 2010), X-Men: Legacy #231-233 (February 2010 – April 2010), and X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha One-Shot (December 2009).
X-Force, vol.4: Necrosha
Reprints X-Force #21-25 (January 2010 – May 2010), Necrosha The Gathering #1 (February 2010), and X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha One-Shot (December 2009).
X-Men Legacy: Necrosha
Reprints X-Men Legacy #231-234 (February 2010 – May 2010); & X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha One-Shot (December 2009).
New Mutants, vol.2: Necrosha
Reprints New Mutants #6-11 (December 2009 – May 2010) and X-Force/New Mutants: Necrosha One-Shot (December 2009).
The issues of New Mutants reprinted in this volume include crossovers with both Necrosha and Siege.
New Avengers: Luke Cage – Town without Pity
Reprints New Avengers: Luke Cage #1-3 (June 2010 – August 2010); Daredevil: Cage Match (July 2010); Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular #2 (June 2009) & Hero for Hire #1 (June 1972).
Takes place immediately prior to Siege.
Siege
Reprints Siege #1-4 (March 2010 – June 2010); Free Comic Book Day 2009 Avengers #1 (May 2009); Origins of Siege #1 (February 2010); Siege: The Cabal #0 (February 2010).
The Siege storyline represents the conclusion of the Dark Reign era.
For a more detailed reading order for Siege, go here.
Siege: New Avengers
Reprints New Avengers #61-64 (March 2010 – June 2010), Annual #3 (February 2010), & Finale #1 (June 2010); & Dark Reign: The List – Avengers #1 (November 2009).
Siege: Dark Avengers
Reprints Dark Avengers #13-16 (March 2010 – July 2010), Annual #1 (February 2010).
Siege: Mighty Avengers
Reprints Mighty Avengers #32-36 (March 2010 – June 2010).
Siege: Embedded
Reprints Siege: Embedded #1-4 (March 2010 – July 2010).
Siege: Thor
Reprints Thor #607-610 (April 2010 – July 2010); Siege: Loki #1 (June 2010); & New Mutants #11 (May 2010).
Siege: Thunderbolts
Reprints Thunderbolts #138-143 (January 2010 – July 2010).
Siege: Battlefield
Reprints Siege: Loki #1 (June 2010); Siege: Captain America #1 (June 2010); Siege: Secret Warriors #1 (June 2010); Siege: Spider-Man #1 (June 2010); & Siege: Young Avengers #1 (June 2010);.
Siege: Avengers – The Initiative
Reprints Avengers: The Initiative #32-36 (February 2010 – June 2010) & Special #1 (January 2009).
Siege: X-Men
Reprints New Mutants #11 (May 2010); Dark Wolverine #82-84 (March 2010 – May 2010); & Siege: Storming Asgard – Heroes & Villains #1 (March 2010).
Avengers Prime
Reprints Avengers Prime #1-5 (August 2010 – March 2011).
This volume directly follows on from Siege.
Thor: Siege Aftermath
Reprints Thor #179-181 & 611-614 (August 1970 – October 1970 & August 2010 – November 2010).
Follows directly from Avengers Prime.
Secret Warriors, vol.4: Last Ride of the Howling Commandos
Reprints Siege: Secret Warriors (June 2010) & Secret Warriors #17-19 (August 2010 – October 2010).
Heralds
Reprints Heralds #1-5 (weekly, August 2010).
Hawkeye & Mockingbird: Ghosts
Reprints Hawkeye & Mockingbird #1-6 (August 2010 – January 2011); & Enter the Heroic Age #1 (Hawkeye & Mockingbird story only, July 2010).
Astonishing Thor
Reprints Astonishing Thor #1-5 (January 2011 – September 2011).
X-Men: To Serve and Protect
Reprints X-Men: To Serve And Protect #1-4 (January 2011 – April 2011).
Thor / Iron Man: God Complex
Reprints Iron Man / Thor #1-4 (January 2011 – April 2011).
This story takes place shortly after Siege, but prior to any other stories involving these characters.
The Punisher, vol.3: Franken-Castle
Reprints Dark Reign: The List – Punisher #1 (December 2009); Punisher #11-16 (January 2010 – June 2010); Franken-Castle #17-21 & (); Dark Wolverine #88-89 (August 2010 – November 2010).
Occurs shortly after Siege and prior to Shadowland.
Deadpool Team-Up, vol.1: Good Buddies
Reprints Deadpool Team-Up #899-894 (January 2010 – June 2010).
Occurs during Franken-Castle. And yes, the numbering of this title does run backwards
Avengers Academy, vol.1: Permanent Record
Reprints Avengers Academy #1-6 (August 2010 – January 2011); & Enter the Heroic Age #1 Avengers Academy story only, July 2010).
Hulk; vol.5: Fall of the Hulks
Reprints Fall of the Hulks: Gamma #1 (February 2010); & Hulk #19-21 (March 2010 – May 2010).
Fall of the Hulks and World War Hulks form a single continuous arc, albeit one with a very complex internal chronology. A more detailed reading order for this storyline can be found here.

Incredible Hulk, vol.2: Fall Of The Hulks
Reprints Fall of the Hulks: Alpha #1 (February 2010); & Incredible Hulks #606-608 (March 2010 – May 2010).
Hulk: Fall of the Hulks – The Savage She-Hulks
Reprints Fall of the Hulks: The Savage She-Hulks #1-3 (May 2010 – July 2010); & The Incredible Hulk #600-605 (Savage She-Hulk stories only, September 2009 – February 2010).
Hulk: Fall of the Hulks – Red Hulk
Reprints Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk #1-4 (March 2010 – June 2010).
Hulk, vol.6: World War Hulks
Reprints Hulk #22-24 (July 2010 – October 2010).
Incredible Hulk, vol.3: World War Hulks
Reprints Hulked-Out Heroes #1-2 (both June 2010); The Incredible Hulk #312 & #609-611 (October 1985 & July 2010 – October 2010); Savage She-Hulk #1-3 (June 2009 – August 2009); World War Hulks #1 (June 2010); World War Hulks: Spider-Man vs. Thor #1-2 (both September 2010); & World War Hulks: Wolverine vs. Captain America #1-2 (both September 2010).
These two volumes follow on directly from Fall of the Hulks, and like those, occur more or less in parallel with each other, with complex internal chronology.
Young Allies
Reprints Young Allies #1-6 (August 2010 – January 2011).
X-Force: Sex and Violence
Reprints X-Force: Sex and Violence #1-3 (September 2010 – November 2010) and New X-Men Annual (2001).
Despite coming out later, the line-up of the X-Force team in this story argues for a placement prior to Second Coming.
Spider-Man: The Gauntlet, vol.3 – Vulture & Morbius
Reprints The Amazing Spider-Man #622-625 (April 2010 – May 2010); & Web of Spider-Man #2 & 5 (January 2010 & April 2010).
Marvel Zombies 5
Reprints Marvel Zombies 5 #1-5 (June 2010 – September 2010).
This story crosses into the Zombieverse.
Daken: Dark Wolverine, vol.1: Empire
Reprints Dark Wolverine #90 (October 2010); & Daken: Dark Wolverine #1-4 (November 2010 – February 2011).
Captain America: Two Americas
Reprints Captain America #602-605 (March 2010 – June 2010) and Captain America: Who Will Wield The Shield? (February 2010).
Captain America: Allies & Enemies
Reprints Captain America and Falcon #1; Captain America And Batroc #1; Captain America And Crossbones #1; Captain America And The First Thirteen #1 & Captain America And The Secret Avengers #1 (ALL May 2011).
Must occur after Crossbones is fired from the Thunderbolts. Also, the Captain America And The First Thirteen story is set in 1943, but the volume as a whole fits best here.
Deadpool Team-Up, vol.2: Special Relationship
Reprints Deadpool Team-Up #893 – 889 (July 2010 – November 2010) and Deadpool Corps: Rank and Foul #1 (May 2010).
Note that at least one story in this volume – the Aaron Stack team-up – is not in continuity, and possibly some of the others as well.
DoomWar
Reprints Doomwar #1-6 (April 2010 – September 2010).
Must occur prior to Second Coming.
Cable, vol.4: Homecoming
Reprints Cable #21-25 (February 2010 – June 2010); & X-Men: Hope #1 (June 2010).
X-Men: Second Coming
Reprints Second Coming: Prepare (April 2010), Second Coming #1-2 (May 2010 – September 2010), Uncanny X-Men #523-525 (June 2010 – August 2010); New Mutants #12-14 (June 2010 – August 2010), X-Men Legacy #235-237 (June 2010 – August 2010) and X-Force #26-28 (June 2010 – September 2010).
X-Men: Second Coming – Revelations
Reprints X-Factor #204-206 (June 2010 – August 2010); X-Men: Blind Science #1 (July 2010); X-Men: Hellbound #1-3 (July 2010 – September 2010); & X-Men: Hope #1 (May 2010).
Wolverine: Weapon X, vol.3: Tomorrow Dies Today
Reprints Wolverine: Weapon X #11-16 (May 2010 – October 2010); & Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine #1 (December 2009).
X-Men Legacy: Collision
Reprints X-Men Legacy #238-241 (September 2010 – December 2010).
Spider-Man: One Moment in Time
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #638-641 (September 2010 – October 2010).
Thor: The Deviants Saga
Reprints Thor: The Deviants Saga #1-5 (January 2012 – May 2012).
Placed here as a best fit, as it must take place at some point prior to Fear Itself.
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants
Reprints X-Men vol.3, #1-6 (July 2010 – May 2011).
A full reading order for this crossover can be found here.
Namor: The First Mutant, vol.1: Curse of the Mutants
Reprints Namor: The First Mutant #1-5 (August – December 2010).
X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – Mutants vs. Vampires
Reprints X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – Storm & Gambit #1 (August 2010); X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – Smoke and Blood #1 (September 2010); X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – Blade #1 (August 2010); and X-Men: Curse of the Mutants – X-Men Vs. Vampires #1-2 (September – October 2010).
Shadowland
Reprints Shadowland #1-5 (September 2010 – January 2011).
For a more detailed reading order of the Shadowland event, please see this page.
Daredevil: Shadowland
Reprints Daredevil #508-512 (September 2010 – January 2011).
Shadowland: Street Heroes
Reprints Shadowland: Daughters Of The Shadow #1-3 (November 2010 – January 2011 ), Shadowland: Bullseye #1 (October 2010), Shadowland: Elektra #1 (November 2010), Shadowland: Ghost Rider #1 (November 2010) and Shadowland: Spider-Man #1 (December 2010).
Shadowland: Moon Knight
Reprints Shadowland: Moon Knight #1-3 (October 2010 – December 2010).
Shadowland: Thunderbolts
Reprints Thunderbolts #148-153 (November 2010 – April 2011).
Shadowland: Blood on the Streets
Reprints Shadowland: Blood on the Streets #1-4 (October 2010 – January 2011).
Shadowland: Power Man
Reprints Shadowland: Power Man #1-4 (October 2010 – January 2011).
X-Men: With Great Power
Reprints X-Men #7-11 (March 2011 – July 2011).
Spider-Man: Origin of the Species
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #642-647 (November 2010 – December 2010); Web of Spider-Man #12 (Doctor Octopus story only, November 2010); & Spider-Man Saga (December 2010).
One Month To Live
Reprints One Month To Live #1-5 (September 2010, weekly).
Must occur here based on the appearance of the Avengers.
Realm of Kings
Reprints Realm of Kings #1 (January 2010); Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard #1-5 (January 2010 – May 2010); Realm of Kings: Inhumans #1-5 (January 2010 – May 2010); & Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk #1-4 (April 2010 – July 2010).
Nova, vol.6: Realm of Kings
Reprints Nova vol.4 #29-36 (November 2009 – June 2010).
The conclusion of this volume leads directly into The Thanos Imperative.
Secret Avengers, vol.1: Mission to Mars
Reprints Secret Avengers #1-5 (July 2010 – November 2010).
The best fit for this volume is during the immediately preceding Nova volume.
Guardians of the Galaxy, vol.4: Realm of Kings
Reprints Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 #20-25 (January 2010 – June 2010).
The conclusion of this volume leads directly into The Thanos Imperative.
The Thanos Imperative
Reprints The Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1 (July 2010), The Thanos Imperative #1-6 (August 2010 – January 2011), The Thanos Imperative: Devastation #1 (March 2011) and Thanos Sourcebook #1 (2011).

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The Marvel Universe 23: 2009

Fantastic Four: Island of Death
Reprints Fantastic Four: ¡Isla De La Muerte! #1 (February 2008); Spider-Man & The Human Torch In… Bahia de los Muertos! #1 (May 2009); & Fantastic Four in… Ataque del M.O.D.O.K.! #1 (November 2010).
Spider-Man: Election Day
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #583-588 (March 2009 – May 2009); Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! #1 & 3 (September 2008 & May 2009); & Amazing Spider-Man: President’s Day Celebration #1 (digital; February 16, 2009).
Thunderbolts: Burning Down The House
Reprints Thunderbolts #126-129 & 132 (January 2009 – April 2009 & July 2009).
President Obama states that Norman Osborn was appointed by his predecessor in Burning Down The House, ergo Election Day must occur before it.
Dark Reign: Elektra
Reprints Dark Reign: Elektra #1-5 (May 2009 – October 2009).
Dark Reign: Elektra occurs during Burning Down The House, but is best read afterwards.
Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.
Reprints Spider-Woman #1-7 (November 2009 – May 2010).
Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D. occurs during Burning Down The House, but is best read afterwards.
Secret Warriors, vol.1: Nick Fury, Agent of Nothing
Reprints Dark Reign: New Nation #1 (February 2009) & Secret Warriors #1-6 (April 2009 – September 2009).
New Avengers: The Reunion
Reprints New Avengers: The Reunion #1-4 (May 2009 – August 2009).
Captain Britain and MI13, vol.2: Hell Comes to Birmingham
Reprints Captain Britain and MI13 #5-9 (November 2008 – March 2009).
Cable, vol.2: Waiting for the End of the World
Reprints Cable #6-10 (October 2008 – March 2009); & King-Size Cable Spectacular #1 (November 2008).
Invincible Iron Man, vol.2: World’s Most Wanted, Book 1
Reprints Invincible Iron Man #8-13 (February 2009 – July 2009).
Wolverine: Flies to a Spider
Reprints Wolverine: Chop Shop #1 (January 2009); Wolverine: Flies to a Spider #1 (February 2009); Wolverine: Switchback #1 (March 2009); and Wolverine: The Anniversary #1 (June 2009).
Dark Reign: Accept Change
Reprints Dark Avengers #1 (March 2009); Dark Reign Files #1 (April 2009); Dark Reign: New Nation #1 (February 2009); Marvel Spotlight: Dark Reign #1 (March 2009); Secret Invasion: Dark Reign #1 (February 2009); & Uncanny X-Men Annual #2 (2009).
Dark Avengers: Dark Avengers Assemble
Reprints Dark Avengers #1-6 (March 2009 – August 2009).
Dark Reign: Young Avengers
Reprints Dark Reign: Young Avengers #1-5 (July 2009 – December 2009).
Occurs during Dark Avengers Assemble.
The Torch
Reprints The Torch #1-8 (November 2009 – July 2010).
Occurs during Dark Avengers Assemble.
Dark Wolverine, vol.1: The Prince
Reprints Wolverine #73-74 (July 2009 – August 2009) & Dark Wolverine #75-77 (August 2009 – October 2009).
Occurs during Dark Avengers Assemble.
Wolverine: Weapon X, vol.1 – Adamantium Men
Reprints Wolverine #73-74 (July 2009 – August 2009) & Wolverine: Weapon X #1-5 (June 2009 – November 2009).
Mighty Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest
Reprints Mighty Avengers #21-26 (March 2009 – Avengers 2009) & Secret Invasion: Requiem #1 (January 2009).
War of Kings Omnibus
Reprints Marvel Spotlight: War of Kings #1 (February 2009); Secret Invasion: War of Kings #1 (March 2009); War of Kings #1-6 (May 2009 – October 2009); War of Kings: Savage World of Skaar #1 (August 2009); War of Kings: Warriors #1-2 (September 2009 – October 2009); War of Kings: Ascension #1-4 (June 2009 – September 2009); War of Kings: Darkhawk #1-2 (April 2009 – May 2009); War of Kings: Warriors – Blastaar #1-2 (digital, July 1, 2009 – July 15, 2009); War of Kings: Warriors – Crystal #1-2 (digital, June 3, 2009 – June 17, 2009); War of Kings: Warriors – Gladiator #1-2 (digital, May 6, 2009 – May 20, 2009); War of Kings: Warriors – Lilandra #1-2 (digital, July 29, 2009 – August 5, 2009); & War of Kings: Who Will Rule? #1 (November 2009).
For a more detailed reading order of this event, go here.
Guardians of the Galaxy, vol.2: War of Kings, Book 1
Reprints Guardians of the Galaxy #7-12 (January 2009 – May 2009).
Nova, vol.5: War of Kings
Reprints Nova #23-28 (May 2009 – October 2009).
Guardians of the Galaxy, vol.3: War of Kings, Book 2
Reprints Guardians of the Galaxy #13-19 (June 2009 – November 2009).
X-Force, vol.3: Not Forgotten
Reprints X-Force #12-13 and #17-19 (April 2009 – May 2009 and September 2009 – November 2009)
X-Force/Cable: Messiah War
Reprints X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop #1-3 (April 2009 – June 2009), Cable #11-15 (April 2009 – August 2009), X-Force #14-16 (June 2009 – August 2009), X-Force/Cable: Messiah War One-Shot (May 2009) and X-Men: Future History – The Messiah War Sourcebook (2009).
Occurs during X-Force: Not Forgotten.
New Avengers, vol.10: Power
Reprints New Avengers #48-50 (February 2009 – April 2009) &
Secret Invasion: Dark Reign
#1 (February 2009).
Agents of Atlas: Dark Reign
Reprints Agents Of Atlas #1-5 (April 2009 – July 2009); Dark Reign: New Nation #1 (February 2009); Giant-Size Marvel Adventures: Avengers #1 (September 2007); & Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust? #1 (August 2008).
Marvel Zombies 4
Reprints Marvel Zombies 4 #1-4 (June 2009 – September 2009).
This story crosses into the Zombieverse.
Dark Reign: The Hood
Reprints Dark Reign: The Hood #1-5 (July 2009 – November 2009 ).
Must occur after Invincible Iron Man: World’s Most Wanted, Book 1 but before Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia.
The Punisher, vol.1: Dark Reign
Reprints The Punisher #1-5 (March 2009 – July 2009).
War Machine, vol.1: Iron Heart
Reprints War Machine #1-5 (February 2009 – June 2009); & Dark Reign: New Nation #1 (February 2009).
Spider-Man: American Son
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #595-599 (July 2009 – September 2009); & Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! #3 (May 2009).
Deadpool, vol.2: Dark Reign
Reprints Deadpool #6-12 (March 2009 – September 2009).
Dark Reign: Deadpool/Thunderbolts
Reprints Deadpool #8-9 (May 2009 – June 2009); & Thunderbolts #130-131 (May 2009 – June 2009).
Deadpool: Suicide Kings
Reprints Deadpool: Suicide Kings #1-5 (June 2009 – October 2009).
Must occur after The Punisher: Dark Reign.
Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man
Reprints Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #1-4 (August 2009 – November 2009).
Must occur after American Son.
New Avengers, vol.11: Search for the Sorcerer Supreme
Reprints New Avengers #51-54 (May 2009 – August 2009).
Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth
Reprints Deadpool: Merc With A Mouth #1-13 (September 2009 – September 2010).
This story crosses into the Zombieverse.
Prelude to Deadpool Corps
Reprints Prelude to Deadpool Corps #1-5 (All May 2010).
This story follows on directly from Merc With A Mouth and also crosses into the Zombieverse.
Deadpool Corps, vol.1: Pool-Pocalypse Now
Reprints Deadpool Corps #1-6 (June 2010 – November 2010).
This story crosses into the Zombieverse.
Deadpool Corps, vol.2: You Say You Want a Revolution
Reprints Deadpool Corps #7-12 (December 2010 – May 2011).
This story crosses into the Zombieverse.
Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural
Reprints Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural #0-5 (September 2009 – April 2010); Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #16-17 & 20 (April 1990 – May 1990 & August 1990); Strange Tales #169-170 (September 1973 – October 1973); & Tales of the Zombie #6 (July 1974).
Strange: The Doctor is Out
Reprints Strange #1-4 (January 2010 – April 2010).
Mighty Marvel: Women of Marvel
Reprints Dazzler #1 (July 2010); Firestar #1 (June 2010); Galacta #1 (July 2010); Lady Deadpool #1 (September 2010); Marvel Assistant-Sized Spectacular #2 (June 2009); Namora #1 (August 2010); Rescue #1 (July 2010); Sif #1 (June 2010); Spitfire #1 (October 2010); Valkyrie #1 (November 2010); Women of Marvel #1-2 (January 2011 – February 2011); & X-23 #1 (May 2010).
X-Infernus
Reprints X-Infernus #1-4 (February 2009 – May 2009); New X-Men #37 (June 2007); X-Men Unlimited #14 (June 2006); & X-Men: Divided We Stand #2 (June 2008).
X-Men Legacy, vol.3: Salvage
Reprints X-Men Legacy #219-225 (February 2009 – August 2009).
Immediately precedes Utopia.
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia
Reprints Dark Avengers #7-8 (September 2009 – October 2009); Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Exodus #1 (November 2009); Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 (August 2009); Dark Reign: The Cabal #1 (June 2009); Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1-3 (September 2009 – October 2009); Dark X-Men: The Confession #1 (November 2009); Uncanny X-Men #513-541 (September 2009 – October 2009); & X-Men Legacy #226-227 (September 2009 – October 2009).
New Mutants, vol.1: Return of Legion
Reprints New Mutants (2009 series) #1-5 (July – November 2009).
Mostly precedes Utopia, but contains spoilers for it that make it best read afterwards.
X-Men Legacy, vol.4: Emplate
Reprints X-Men Legacy #228-230 (December 2009 – February 2010) and Giant-Size X-Men Legacy #1 (2009).
This story follows on directly from Utopia.
Runaways, vol.9: Dead Wrong
Reprints Runaways #1-6 (October 2008 – March 2009).
The three Runaways volumes form one continuous story that must take place after Utopia.
Runaways, vol.10: Rock Zombies
Reprints Runaways #7-10 (April 2009 – July 2009).
The three Runaways volumes form one continuous story that must take place after Utopia.
Runaways, vol.11: Homeschooling
Reprints Runaways #11-14 (August 2009 – November 2009).
The three Runaways volumes form one continuous story that must take place after Utopia.
Marvel Divas
Reprints Marvel Divas #1-4 (September 2009 – December 2009).
Cable, vol.3: Stranded
Reprints Cable #16-20 (September 2009 – January 2010).
New Avengers, vol.12: Powerloss
Reprints New Avengers #55-60 (September 2009 – February 2010).
Secret Warriors, vol.2: God of Fear, God of War
Reprints Secret Warriors #7-10 (October 2009 – January 2010); & Dark Reign: The List – Secret Warriors #1 (December 2009).
Dark Reign: The List
Reprints Dark Reign: The List – Avengers #1 (November 2009); Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil #1 (November 2009); Dark Reign: The List – Hulk #1 (December 2009); Dark Reign: The List – Punisher #1 (December 2009); Dark Reign: The List – Secret Warriors #1 (December 2009); Dark Reign: The List – The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (January 2010); Dark Reign: The List – Wolverine #1 (December 2009); & Dark Reign: The List – X-Men #1 (November 2009).
The List specials mark the approximate mid-point of the Dark Reign storyline.
The Punisher, vol.3: Franken-Castle
Reprints Punisher #11-16 (January 2010 – June 2010); Dark Reign: The List – Punisher #1 (December 2009); Franken-Castle #17-21 (August 2010 – November 2010); & Dark Wolverine #88-89 (September 2010 – October 2010).
Daredevil: The Devil’s Hand
Reprints Daredevil #501-507 (December 2009 – August 2010); & Dark Reign: The List – Daredevil #1 (November 2009).
The Incredible Hulk, vol.1: Son of Banner
Reprints Incredible Hulk #601-605 (October 2009 – February 2010); & Dark Reign: The List – Hulk #1 (December 2009).
Spider-Man: The Gauntlet, vol.1 – Electro & Sandman
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #612-616 (January 2010 – February 2010); Dark Reign: The List – The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (January 2010); & Web of Spider-Man #2 (January 2010).
Uncanny X-Men: Nation X
Reprints Dark Reign: The List – X-Men #1 (November 2009); Nation X #1-4 (February 2010 – May 2010); & Uncanny X-Men #515-522 (November 2009 – May 2010).
Marvel Apes: The Evolution Starts Here
Reprints Marvel Apes: Speedball #1 (May 2009); Marvel Apes: Amazing Spider-Monkey #1 (June 2009); Marvel Apes: Grunt Line #1 (July 2009); & Marvel Apes: Prime Eight #1 (August 2009).
This story crosses over with the Monkeyverse and the Zombieverse.
Dark Wolverine, vol.2: My Hero
Reprints Dark Wolverine #78-81 (November 2009 – February 2010).
Wolverine: Weapon X, vol.2: Insane in the Brain
Reprints Wolverine: Weapon X #6-10 (December 2009 – April 2010).
Invincible Iron Man, vol.3: World’s Most Wanted, Book 2
Reprints Invincible Iron Man #14-19 (August 2009 – December 2009).
War Machine, vol.2: Dark Reign
Reprints War Machine #6-12 (July 2009 – February 2010).
War Machine’s appearance in Invincible Iron Man must occur before this volume.
The Punisher, vol.2: Dead End
Reprints The Punisher #6-10 (August 2009 – December 2009) & Annual #1 (November 2009).
Thor: Wolves of the North
Reprints Thor: Wolves of the North #1 (February 2011); Thor: The Truth of History #1 (December 2008); & Thor Annual #1 (November 2009).
Contains stories of the past and present, placed here as this is where the present day stories fall.
Thor, vol.2
Reprints Thor #7-12 & 600 (May 2008 – January 2009 & April 2009).
Includes a story taking place on the anniversary of Captain America‘s death.
Captain America: Road to Reborn
Reprints Captain America #49-50 & 600-601 (June 2009 – July 2009 & August 2009 – September 2009).
Includes a story taking place on the anniversary of Captain America‘s death.
Nomad: Girl without a World
Reprints Nomad: Girl Without a World #1-4 (November 2009 – February 2010); & Captain America #600 (August 2009).
Includes a story taking place on the anniversary of Captain America‘s death.

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The Marvel Universe 20: 2006

House of M: Excalibur – Prelude
Reprints Excalibur #11-14 (May 2005 – July 2005).
House of M
Reprints House of M #1-8 (August 2005 – November 2005); & The Pulse: House of M Special #1 (September 2005).
This story crosses over with the House of M universe, naturally. A full reading order for the crossover can be found here
New Thunderbolts, vol.2: Modern Marvels
Reprints New Thunderbolts #7-12 (June 2005 – November 2005).
Contains a House of M crossover.
Decimation: X-Men – The Day After
Reprints Decimation: House of M – The Day After #1 (January 2006); & X-Men #177-181 (January 2006 – March 2006).
Decimation: X-Men – Generation M
Reprints Generation M #1-5 (January 2006 – May 2006).
Decimation: Sentinel Squad O*N*E
Reprints Sentinel Squad O*N*E #1-5 (March 2006 – July 2006).
Decimation: X-Men – The 198
Reprints X-Men: The 198 #1-5 (March 2006 – July 2006); & X-Men: The 198 Files #1 (March 2006).
New Excalibur, vol.1: Defenders Of The Realm
Reprints New Excalibur #1-7 (January 2006 – July 2006).
Must occur before Deadly Genesis.
X-Men: Deadly Genesis
Reprints X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1-6 (January 2006 – July 2006).
Sentry: Reborn
Reprints Sentry #1-8 (November 2006 – June 2007).
The Thing: Idol of Millions
Reprints The Thing #1-8 (January 2006 – August 2006).
Young Avengers, vol.2: Family Matters
Reprints Young Avengers #7-12 (October 2005 – August 2006) & Special #1 (February 2006).
Must occur before Jessica Jones quits her job at the Daily Bugle.
Nextwave: Agents Of H.A.T.E., vol.1: This Is What They Want
Reprints Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #1-6 (March 2006 – August 2006).
The two volumes of Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. do not connect with any other stories being published at that time, and are best read one after the other.
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E., vol.2: I Kick Your Face
Reprints Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #7-12 (September 2006 – February 2007).
Despite more or less paralleling it in publication, Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. occurs entirely prior to Civil War.
Black Panther: Bad Mutha
Reprints Black Panther #10-13 (January 2006 – April 2006).
Occurs after Monica Rambeau joins Nextwave.
New Thunderbolts, vol.3: Right Of Power
Reprints New Thunderbolts #13-18 (December 2005 – April 2006); & Thunderbolts #100 (May 2006).
Must occur after the Avengers publicly announce their reformation.
Marvel Team-Up, vol.3: League of Losers
Reprints Marvel Team-Up #14-18 (January 2006 – May 2006).
This volume features a crossover with the Invincible Universe.
The Pulse, vol.3: Fear
Reprints The Pulse #11-14 (November 2005 – May 2006); & New Avengers #1 (June 2006).
Must occur after Jessica Jones quits her job at the Daily Bugle.
Runaways, vol.5: Escape to New York
Reprints Runaways #7-12 (October 2005 – March 2006).
Cage mentions that he is now a father in this book
Runaways, vol.6: Parental Guidance
Reprints Runaways #13-18 (April 2006 – October 2006).
Spider-Man: The Other
Reprints The Amazing Spider-Man #525-528 (December 2005 – March 2006); Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1-4 (December 2005 – March 2006); & Marvel Knights Spider-Man #19-22 (December 2005 – March 2006).
X-Factor, vol.1: The Longest Night
Reprints X-Factor #1-6 (January 2006 – June 2006).
Iron Man, vol.2: Execute Program
Reprints Iron Man #7-12 (June 2006 – November 2006).
Moon Knight, vol.1: The Bottom
Reprints Moon Knight #1-6 (June 2006 – November 2006).
Fantastic Four: The Life Fantastic
Reprints Fantastic Four #533-535 (January 2006 – April 2006) & Special #1 (February 2006); Fantastic Four: A Death in the Family #1 (July 2006); & Fantastic Four: The Wedding Special #1 (January 2006).
Incredible Hulk: Prelude to Planet Hulk
Reprints Incredible Hulk #88-91 (January 2006 – March 2006); & Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Hulk 2004 (2004).
Marvel Knights Fantastic Four, vol.5: The Resurrection of Nicholas Scratch
Reprints Marvel Knights 4 #25-27 (February 2006 – April 2006); & Four #28-30 (May 2006 – August 2006).
Immediately follows Prelude to Planet Hulk but precedes Road to Civil War
Union JackCaptain America: Red Menace, Book One
Reprints Captain America #15-17 (April 2006 – June 2006) & 65th Anniversary Special #1 (May 2006).
Captain America: Red Menace, Book Two
Reprints Captain America #18-21 (July 2006 – October 2006).
Union Jack: London Falling
Reprints Union Jack #1-4 (November 2006 – February 2007).
Ares: God of War
Reprints Ares #1-5 (March 2006 – July 2006).
Ghost Rider, vol.1: Vicious Cycle
Reprints Ghost Rider #1-5 (September 2006 – January @007).
Beyond!
Reprints Beyond! #1-6 (September 2006 – February 2007).
Runaways, vol.4: True Believers
Reprints Runaways #1-6 (April 2006 – September 2006).
The Road to Civil War
Reprints New Avengers: Illuminati #1 (May 2006); Fantastic Four #536-537 (May 2006 – June 2006); & Amazing Spider-Man #529-531 (April 2006 – June 2006).
Must occur after the Prelude to Planet Hulk.
Decimation: X-Men – Son of M
Reprints Son of M #1-6 (February 2006 – July 2006).
Although labelled a Decimation title, it fits best here based on Black Bolt’s appearances in the three immediately preceding books.
Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk
Reprints Incredible Hulk #92-105 (April 2006 – June 2007); Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook #1 (July 2006); Amazing Fantasy #15 (January 2006); & Giant-Size Hulk #1 (August 2006).
The Silver Surfer’s appearance here must occur before his appearances in the Annihilation books.
Annihilation, Book 1
Reprints Drax the Destroyer #1-4 (November 2005 – February 2006); Annihilation Prologue #1 (April 2006); & Annihilation: Nova #1-4 (June 2006 – September 2006).
For a more detailed reading order of this event, go here.
Annihilation, Book 2
Reprints Annihilation: Ronan #1-4 (June 2006 – September 2006); Annihilation: Silver Surfer #1-4 (June 2006 – September 2006); & Annihilation: Super-Skrull #1-4 (June 2006 – September 2006).
Uncanny X-Men: Rise & Fall of the Shi’ar Empire
Reprints Uncanny X-Men #475-486 (September 2006 – July 2007).
Occurs more or less in parallel with Annihilation.
Daredevil: The Murdock Papers
Reprints Daredevil #76-81 (October 2005 – March 2006).
New Avengers, vol.4: The Collective
Reprints New Avengers #14-20 (April 2006 – August 2006).
Must occur after Spider-Man gets the ‘Iron Spider‘ costume in Road to Civil War.
Ms. Marvel, vol.1: Best of the Best
Reprints Giant-Size Ms. Marvel #1 (April 2006); & Ms. Marvel #1-5 (May 2006 – September 2006).
Contains a story set during House of M, but is best read following her appearance in New Avengers: the Collective. It immediately leads into Civil War.
Black Panther: The Bride
Reprints Black Panther #14-18 (May 2006 – September 2006).
This story overlaps with Civil War but contains no particular plot spoilers and can safely be read before the main action of Civil War.
Civil War
Reprints Civil War #1-7 (July 2006 – January 2007).
A complete reading order for this event can be found here.
Civil War: Front Line, Book 1
Reprints Civil War: Front Line #1-6 (August 2006 – November 2006).
New Avengers, vol.5: Civil War
Reprints New Avengers #21-25 (August 2006 – December 2006).
Cable & Deadpool, vol.6: Paved with Good Intentions
Reprints Cable & Deadpool #30-35 (September 2006 – February 2007).
Black Panther: Civil War
Reprints Black Panther #19-25 (October 2006 – April 2007).
Ms. Marvel, vol.2: Civil War
Reprints Ms. Marvel #6-10 (October 2006 – February 2007) & Special #1 (March 2007).
Civil War: X-Men
Reprints Civil War: X-Men #1-4 (September 2006 – December 2006).
Civil War: Thunderbolts
Reprints Thunderbolts #101-105 (Hune 2006 – October 2006).
Civil War: Heroes For Hire
Reprints Heroes For Hire #1-5 (October 2006 – February 2007).
Punisher War Journal, vol.1: Civil War
Reprints Punisher War Journal #1-4 (January 2007 – April 2007).
Civil WarCaptain America, vol.5: Civil War
Reprints Captain America #22-24 (November 2006 – January 2007); & Captain America: Winter Kills #1 (February 2007).
Civil War: War Crimes
Reprints Civil War: War Crimes #1 (February 2007); & Underworld #1-5 (April 2006 – August 2006).
Civil War: Fantastic Four
Reprints Fantastic Four #538-543 (August 2006 – March 2007).
Amazing Spider-Man and Fantastic Four also cross over with each other.
Civil War: Amazing Spider-Man
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #532-538 (July 2006 – March 2007).
Amazing Spider-Man and Fantastic Four also cross over with each other.
Civil War: Marvel Universe
Reprints Civil War: Choosing Sides #1 (December 2006); Civil War: The Initiative #1 (April 2007); Civil War: The Return #1 (March 2007); & She-Hulk #8 (July 2006).
Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways
Reprints Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways #1-4 (September 2006 – December 2006).
Civil War: Wolverine
Reprints Wolverine #42-48 (July 2006 – January 2007).
X-Factor, vol.2: Life and Death Matters
Reprints X-Factor #7-12 (July 2006 – December 2006).
Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-Man
Reprints The Sensational Spider-Man #28-34 (September 2006 – March 2007).
She-Hulk, vol.4: Laws of Attraction
Reprints She-Hulk #6-13 (May 2006 – December 2006).
Thunderbolts: Guardian Protocols
Reprints Thunderbolts #106-109 (November 2006 – February 2007).
Ghost Rider, vol.2: The Life & Death of Johnny Blaze
Reprints Ghost Rider #6-11 (February 2007 – July 2007).
Civil War: Front Line, Book 2
Reprints Civil War: Front Line #7-11 (December 2006 – April 2007).
This volume contains epilogue stories to Civil War and is best read at the end of the storyline.
The Death of Captain America, vol.1: The Death of the Dream
Reprints Captain America #25-30 (April 2007 – November 2007).
This volume contains epilogue stories to Civil War and is best read at the end of the storyline.
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America
Reprints Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #1-5 (June 2007 – August 2007).
Iron Man, vol.3: Civil War
Reprints Iron Man #13-14 (December 2006 – January 2007); Iron Man/Captain America: Casualties of War #1 (February 2007); & Civil War: The Confession #1 (May 2007).
This volume contains epilogue stories to Civil War and is best read at the end of the storyline.
Annihilation, Book 3
Reprints Annihilation #1-6 (October 2006 – March 2007); Annihilation: The Nova Corps Files #1 (October 2006); & Annihilation: Heralds Of Galactus #1-2 (April 2007 – May 2007).
This volume occurs during Civil War, but do not directly cross over with it.
Eternals
Reprints Eternals #1-7 (August 2006 – March 2007).
This volume occurs during Civil War, but do not directly cross over with it.
Moon Knight, vol.2: Midnight Sun
Reprints Moon Knight #7-13 (January 2007 – December 2007) & Annual #1 (January 2008).
This volume occurs during Civil War, but do not directly cross over with it.
Runaways Vol. 7: Live Fast
Reprints Runaways #19-24 (October 2006 – March 2007).
Contains events that occur both before and after Civil War: Young Avengers/Runaways, but is best read here.
Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out, vol.1
Reprints Daredevil #82-87 (April 2006 – September 2006).
Occurs more or less in parallel with Civil War, but finishes after it.
White Tiger: A Hero’s Compulsion
Reprints White Tiger #1-6 (January 2007 – November 2007).
Occurs in parallel with Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out, vol.1 but takes place immediately prior to Civil War – placed here to avoid spoilers for the Daredevil story.
Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo – Born Better
Reprints Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo – Born Better #1-4 (April 2007 – July 2007)>.
Occurs immediately after Civil War.

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–> Daredevil, vol.12: Decalogue
Reprints Daredevil #71-75 (May 2005 – September 2005).
This volume takes place in the gap separating Daredevil: Hardcore and Daredevil: The King of Hell’s Kitchen.
Fantastic Four, vol.3: Authoritative Action
Reprints Fantastic Four #503-508 (November 2003 – February 2004).
Avengers, vol 4: Lionheart of Avalon
Reprints Avengers #77-81 (March 2004 – June 2004).
Runaways, vol.2: Teenage Wasteland
The RunawaysReprints Runaways #7-12 (December 2003 – April 2004).
Daredevil, vol.9: King of Hell’s Kitchen
Reprints Daredevil #56-60 (March 2004 – July 2004).
Daredevil, vol.10: The Widow
Reprints Daredevil #81 (November 1971); & Daredevil #61-66 (August 2004 – November 2004).
Fantastic Four, vol.4: Hereafter
Reprints Fantastic Four #509-513 (March 2004 – July 2004).
Runaways, vol.3: The Good Die Young
Reprints Runaways #13-18 (May 2004 – November 2004).
Avengers, vol.5: Once An Invader
Reprints Avengers #82-84 (July 2004 – August 2004); New Invaders #0 (August 2004); The Avengers #71 (December 1969); & The Invaders Annual #1 (1977).
Marvel Knights 4, vol.1: Wolf at the Door
Reprints Marvel Knights 4 #1-7 (April 2004 – September 2004).
She-Hulk, vol 1: Single Green Female
Reprints She-Hulk #1-6 (May 2004 – October 2004).
Spider-Man: Venom vs. Carnage
Reprints Venom vs. Carnage #1-4 (September 2004 – December 2004).
Marvel Knights 4, vol.2: The Stuff of Nightmares
Reprints Marvel Knights 4 #8-12 (September 2004 – January 2005).
The Pulse, vol.1: Thin Air
Reprints The Pulse #1-5 (January 2005 – July 2005).
X-Factor: Madrox – Multiple Choice
Reprints Madrox #1-5 (November 2004 – March 2005).
Marvel Knights Spider-Man, vol.1: Down Among the Dead Men
Reprints Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1-4 (June 2004 – September 2004).
Marvel Knights Spider-Man, vol.2: Venomous
Reprints Marvel Knights Spider-Man #5-8 (October 2004 – January 2005).
Marvel Knights Spider-Man, vol.3: The Last Stand
Reprints Marvel Knights Spider-Man #9-12 (February 2005 – May 2005).
She-Hulk, vol.2: Superhuman Law
Reprints She-Hulk #7-12 (November 2004 – April 2005).
–> Wonder Man: My Fair Super Hero
Reprints Wonder Man: My Fair Super Hero #1-5 (February 2007 — May 2007).
This story does not fit into continuity based on internal references, as the beginning of the story places it after the events of Avengers Disassembled, but the conclusion must take place prior to it. I have chosen to place it here as the best fit.
Elektra: The Hand
Reprints Elektra: The Hand #1-5 (November 2004 – February 2005).
Avengers DisassembledSpectacular Spider-Man, vol.4: Disassembled
Reprints Spectacular Spider-Man #15-20 (August 2004 – December 2004).
Avengers Disassembled: Thor
Reprints Thor #80-85 (August 2004 – December 2004).
Avengers Disassembled
Reprints Avengers #500-503 (September 2004 – December 2004); & Avengers Finale #1 (January 2005).
A more detailed Reading Order for this event can be found here.
Avengers Disassembled: Captain America
Reprints Captain America #29-32 (September 2004 – December 2004); & Captain America & the Falcon #5-7 (September 2004 – November 2004).
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man
Reprints Iron Man #84-89 (August 2004 – December 2004).
Hercules: New Labors of Hercules
Reprints Hercules #1-5 (June 2005 – September 2005).
Black Widow: Homecoming
Reprints Black Widow #1-6 (November 2004 – April 2005).
Daredevil: Golden Age
Reprints Daredevil #66-70 (December 2004 – April 2005).
Uncanny X-Men – The New Age, vol.3: On Ice
Reprints Uncanny X-Men #455-461 (April 2005 – August 2005).
Wolverine: Enemy of the State
Reprints Wolverine #20-25 (December 2004 – April 2005).
New Thunderbolts, vol.1: One Step Forward
Reprints New Thunderbolts #1-6 (January 2005 – May 2005).
Occurs during Wolverine: Enemy of the State.
The New Invaders: To End All Wars
Reprints New Invaders #1-9 (August 2004 – June 2005).
Occurs during Wolverine: Enemy of the State.
Wolverine: Agent of SHIELD
Reprints Wolverine #26-31 (May 2005 – October 2005).
X-Men – Phoenix: Endsong / Warsong
Reprints X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong #1-5 (March 2005 – June 2005); & X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong #1-5 (November 2006 – March 2007).
Endsong occurs at this time, while Warsong takes place later.
Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her
Reprints Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her #1-6 (November 2005 – April 2006).
Despite its publication date, this story must take place prior to Secret War.
Secret War
Reprints Secret War #1-5 (April 2004 – December 2005); & Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury #1 (July 2005).
The Pulse, vol.2: Secret War
Reprints The Pulse #1-5 (January 2005 – July 2005).
Fantastic Four Vol. 5: Disassembled
Reprints Fantastic Four #514-519 (July 2004 – December 2004).
Fantastic Four Vol. 6: Rising Storm
Reprints Fantastic Four #514-519 (January 2005 – May 2005).
Stormbreaker – The Saga of Beta Ray Bill
Reprints Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill #1-6 (March 2005 – August 2005).
FF: Disassembled occurs after Avengers: Disassembled, but FF: Rising Storm must occur prior to Stormbreaker.
Captain America: Winter Soldier, Book One
Reprints Captain America #1-7 (January 2005 – July 2005).
Captain America: Winter Soldier, Book Two
Reprints Captain America #8-9 & 11-14 (September 2005 – October 2005 & November 2005 – April 2006).
G.L.A., vol.1: Misassembled
Reprints G.L.A. #1-4 (June 2005 – September 2005); West Coast Avengers #46 (July 1989); & Marvel Super-Heroes #8 (Winter 1991).
Iron Man, vol.1: Extremis
Reprints Iron Man #1-6 (January 2005 – May 2006).
She-Hulk, vol.3: Time Trials
Reprints She-Hulk #1-5 (December 2005 – April 2006).
Young Avengers, vol.1: Sidekicks
Reprints Young Avengers #1-6 (April 2005 – September 2005).
New Avengers, vol.1: Breakout
Reprints New Avengers #1-5 (January 2005 – June 2005).
Spider-Man: Breakout
Reprints Spider-Man: Breakout #1-5 (June 2005 – October 2005).
Toxin: The Devil You Know
Reprints Toxin #1-6 (June 2005 – October 2005).
New Avengers/Transformers
Reprints New Avengers/Transformers #1-4 (September 2007 – December 2007).
The canonicity of this volume is unclear, since it implies that the Transformers live in the Marvel Universe. This volume is canon for IDW’s Transformers series. It is placed here based on statements made by the author.
The Amazing Spider-Man, vol.9: Skin Deep
Reprints The Amazing Spider-Man #515-518 (February 2005 – May 2005).
The SentryThe Amazing Spider-Man, vol.10: New Avengers
Reprints The Amazing Spider-Man #519-524 (June 2005 – November 2005).
Spider-Man and the Human Torch
Reprints Spider-Man/Human Torch #1-5 (March 2005 – July 2005).
Contains five stories set at various points in Marvel history, placed here based on the date of the present day story.
Marvel Knights Spider-Man, vol.4: Wild Blue Yonder
Reprints Marvel Knights Spider-Man #13-18 (June 2005 – November 2005).
Must occur after Spider-Man and the Human Torch based on the FF’s knowledge of Spider-Man’s secret identity
Iron Man: The Inevitable
Reprints Iron Man: Inevitable #1-6 (February 2006 – July 2006).
Black Panther, vol.1: Who Is The Black Panther?
Reprints Black Panther #1-6 (April 2005 – September 2005).
New Avengers Vol. 2: Sentry
Reprints New Avengers #7-10 (July 2005 – October 2005); & The New Avengers: Most Wanted Files #1 (February 2006).
X-Men/Black Panther: Wild Kingdom
Reprints Black Panther #8-9 (November 2005 – December 2005); & X-Men #175-176 (November 2005 – December 2005).
New Avengers Vol. 3: Secrets and Lies
Reprints New Avengers #11-15 (November 2005 – March 2006); & Giant-Size Spider-Woman #1 (September 2005).

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New Mutants, vol.7: Fight the Future
Reprints New Mutants #44-50 ().
Issue #50 occurs after Avengers Vs. X-Men but can be read before without spoilers.
Nova, vol.1: Origin
Immediately precedes Avengers Vs. X-Men.
Avengers: X-Sanction
Avengers vs. X-Men
For a complete reading order for this crossover, go here.
Avengers vs. X-Men: VS
Wolverine and the X-Men, vol.3
Uncanny X-Men, vol.3
Avengers, vol.4
New Avengers, vol.4
X-Men Legacy: Avengers vs. X-Men
Avengers Academy: Avengers vs. X-Men
Wolverine and the X-Men, vol.4
Uncanny X-Men, vol.4
X-Men Legacy, vol.1: Prodigal
Uncanny Avengers, vol.1: The Red Shadow
Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences
Avengers Academy: Final Exams
Dark Avengers: Masters of Evil
Reprints Dark Avengers #184-190 (February 2013 – July 2013).
Appears to occur more or less in parallel with Avengers Vs. X-Men but neither story directly references the other.
New Avengers, vol.5
Avengers, vol.5
Gambit, vol.1: Once A Thief
Reprints Gambit #1-7 (October 2012 – February 2013).
Gambit, vol.2: Tombstone Blues
Reprints Gambit #8-12 (March 2013 – July 2013) & A+X #3 (Gambit story only, February 2013).
Captain America by Ed Brubaker, vol.4
Reprints Captain America #15-19 ().
This story appears to take place after the events of Avengers vs. X-Men.
Captain Marvel, vol.1: In Pursuit of Flight
Reprints Captain Marvel #1-6 ().
This volume must take place after the events of Avengers vs. X-Men.
Avengers Assemble: Science Bros
A+X, vol.1: = Awesome
Fantastic Four, vol.1: New Departure, New Arrivals
Avenging Spider-Man: The Good, the Green and the Ugly
Reprints Avenging Spider -Man #7, 9-10, 12-13 ().
This volume must take place after Captain Marvel volume 1.
Iron Man, vol.1: Believe
Spider-Man: Danger Zone
Spider-Men
Reprints Spider-Men #1-5 (August 2012 – November 2012).
This story crosses over with the Ultimate Universe.
Avenging Spider-Man: Threats & Menaces
Reprints Avenging Spider-Man 14-15 & Annual 1, Amazing Spider-Man Annual 39, Amazing Spider-Man 692, Spider-Man vs. Vampires.
Savage Wolverine, vol.1: Kill Island
Reprints Savage Wolverine #1-5 (March 2013 – July 2013).
Must precede Indestructible Hulk.
Indestructible Hulk, vol.1: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Must occur after Iron Man: Believe.
Avengers: Endless Wartime
Original graphic novel (2013).
Red She-Hulk, vol.1: Hell Hath No Fury
Reprints Red She-Hulk #58-62 (December 2012 – April 2013).
Red She-Hulk, vol.2: Route 616
Reprints Red She-Hulk #63-67 (May 2013 – September 2013).
Winter Soldier, vol.4: The Electric Ghost
Reprints Winter Soldier #15-19 (April 2013 – August 2013).
Punisher: Enter the War Zone
Must occur after Iron Man: Believe.
Thor: God of Thunder, vol.1: The God Butcher
Thor: God of Thunder, vol.2: Godbomb
Cable and X-Force, vol.1: Wanted
New Avengers, vol.1: Everything Dies
Reprints New Avengers #1-6 ().
Thunderbolts, vol.1: No Quarter
Reprints Thunderbolts #1-6 ().
Avengers, vol.1: Avengers World
Reprints Avengers #1-6 ().
Spider-Man: Dying Wish
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #698-700 ().
This volume takes place during Avengers World.
Superior Spider-Man, vol.1: My Own Worst Enemy
Reprints Superior Spider-Man #1-6 ().
This volume takes place during Avengers World.
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up: Superiority Complex
Reprints Avenging Spider-Man #15.1; 16-19 ().
Morbius: The Living Vampire: The Man Called Morbius
Reprints Morbius: The Living Vampire #1-9 (March 2013 – November 2013); & Amazing Spider-Man #699.1 (February 2013).
All-New X-Men, vol.1: Yesterday’s X-Men
Uncanny X-Men, vol.1: Revolution
A+X, vol.2: = Amazing
Takes place during Revolution but is best read after.
Wolverine and the X-Men, vol.5
Uncanny X-Force, vol.1: Let It Bleed
Captain Marvel, vol.2: Down
Iron Man, vol.2: The Secret Origin of Tony Stark, Book 1
Guardians of the Galaxy, vol.1: Cosmic Avengers
Thanos Rising
X-Men: X-Termination
Reprints Age of Apocalypse #13-14 (); X-Treme X-Men #12-13 (); X-Termination #1-2 (); & Astonishing X-Men #60-61 ().
This story crosses over with the Age of Apocalypse universe.
X-Men, vol.1: Primer
Age of Ultron
Reprints Age of Ultron #1-10 (May 2013 – August 2013); Avengers Assemble #14AU -15AU (June 2013 – July 2013); Fantastic Four #5AU (May 2013); Fearless Defenders #4AU (July 2013); Superior Spider-Man #6AU (May 2013); Ultron #1AU (June 2013); Uncanny Avengers #8AU (July 2013); Wolverine & the X-Men #27AU (June 2013); Avengers #12.1 (July 2011); & Age of Ultron #10A.I. (August 2013).
This story crosses over with the Ultimate Universe.
Uncanny Avengers, vol.2: The Apocalypse Twins
Captain America, vol.1: Castaway in Dimension Z, Book 1
Captain America, vol.2: Castaway in Dimension Z, Book 2
Avengers A.I., vol.1: Human After All
Reprints Avengers A.I. #1-6 (September 2013 – January 2014).
This story directly follows on from Age of Ultron.
Guardians of the Galaxy, vol.2: Angela
This story directly follows on from Age of Ultron.
Uncanny X-Force, vol.2: Torn and Frayed
Avengers: The Enemy Within
Uncanny X-Men, vol.2: Broken
All-New X-Men, vol.2: Here to Stay
All-New X-Men, vol.3: Out of Their Depth
X-Men: Battle of the Atom
Avengers Arena, vol.1: Kill or Die
Avengers Arena, vol.2: Game On
Savage Wolverine, vol.3: Wrath
Reprints Savage Wolverine #12-17 (January 2014 – June 2014).
Contains two stories, one set in the modern day, the other in 1933.
Avengers, vol.3: Prelude to Infinity
Iron Man, vol.4: Iron Metropolitan
Iron Man: Fatal Frontier
Infinity
A reading order for this crossover can be found here.
Infinity Companion
Inhumanity
A reading order for this crossover can be found here.
Avengers A.I., vol.2: 12,000 A.D.
Reprints Avengers A.I. #7-12 (February 2014 – June 2014).
Includes an issue that crosses over with Inhumanity.
Revolutionary War
Reprints Revolutionary War: Alpha #1 (March 2014); Revolutionary War: Dark Angel #1 (March 2014); Revolutionary War: Knights Of Pendragon #1 (March 2014); Revolutionary War: Death’s Head II #1 (April 2014); Revolutionary War: Supersoldiers #1 (April 2014); Revolutionary War: Motor-mouth #1 (May 2014); Revolutionary War: Warheads #1 (May 2014); Revolutionary War: Omega #1 (May 2014).
Moon Knight, vol.1: From the Dead
Reprints Moon Knight #1-6 (May 2014 – October 2014).
Moon Knight, vol.2: Dead Will Rise
Reprints Moon Knight #7-12 (November 2014 – May 2015).
Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex
Reprints Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1 (April 2015); Guardians of the Galaxy #24-25 (April 2015 – May 2015); Legendary Star-Lord #9-11 (April 2015 – June 2015); All-New X-Men #38-39 (April 2015 – May 2015); Guardians Team-Up #3 (May 2015); Nova #28 (May 2015); Cyclops #12 (June 2015); Captain Marvel #14 (June 2015); & Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Omega #1 (June 2015).
Guardians Team-Up, vol.1: Guardians Assemble
Reprints Guardians Team-Up #1-5 (May 2015 – July 2015); & Tails of the Pet Avengers #1 (April 2010).
Guardians Team-Up, vol.2: Unlikely Story
Reprints Guardians Team-Up #6-10 (August 2015 – October 2015); & Deadpool Team-Up #883 (May 2011).
Moon Knight, vol.3: In the Night
Reprints Moon Knight #13-17 (May 2015 – September 2015).

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