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


Earth 616: The Marvel Universe, pt 10

From Avengers vs. X-Men onwards

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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Crossover Reading Orders

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

These are divided up according to which universe they are relevant to:

Marvel Universe Crossover Reading Orders

Marvel Ultimate Universe Crossover Reading Orders

Miscellaneous DC Universe Reading Orders


The Marvel Ultimate Universe 1: Beginnings

Prequels:

Ultimate Iron Man, vol.1
Reprints Ultimate Iron Man #1-5 (March 2005 – February 2006).
Later stories in the Ultimate Universe have cast doubt on the canonicity of this mini-series, and it may be out of continuity.
Ultimate Iron Man, vol.2
Reprints Ultimate Iron Man II #1-5 (December 2007 – July 2008).
Later stories in the Ultimate Universe have cast doubt on the canonicity of this mini-series, and it may be out of continuity.
Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra
Reprints Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra #1-4 (October 2002 – February 2003).
Ultimate Elektra: Devil’s Due
Reprints Ultimate Elektra #1-5 (August 2004 – December 2004).
 

The Beginning:

Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.1: Power and Responsibility
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #1-7 (October 2000 – May 2001).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.2: Learning Curve
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #8-13 (June 2001 – November 2001).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.1: The Tomorrow People
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #1-6 (February 2001 – July 2001).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.3: Double Trouble
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #14-21 (December 2001 – June 2002).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.4: Legacy
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #22-27 (July 2002 – November 2002).
Ultimate Marvel Team-up
Reprints Ultimate Marvel Team Up #1-15 (May 2001 – July 2002) & Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special #1 (July 2002).
Ultimate Marvel Team Up is difficult to place – it must occur before The Ultimates 1 for events in the Hulk story, but the same story must occur after USM 4. Compounding this, the Wolverine story appears to occur before UXM 1. However, it can be placed here without doing too much violence to that story. In addition, the appearances of the Fantastic Four in this volume are not considered canonical.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.2: Return to Weapon X
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #7-12 (August 2001 – January 2002).
The appearance of Sabertooth here implies a placement after that of UTU1; also this story occurs prior to the formation of the Ultimates.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.3: World Tour
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #13-20 (February 2002 – August 2002).
The Ultimates, vol.1: Super-Human
Reprints The Ultimates #1-6 (March 2002 – August 2002).
Ultimate Comics Thor
Reprints Ultimate Comics Thor #1-4 (October 2010 – February 2011).
This volume is primarily prequel, but carries right up to the first volume of Ultimates, hence its placement here.
Ultimate Adventures: One Tin Soldier
Reprints Ultimate Adventures #1-6 (November 2002 – September 2003).
Takes place during and after Ultimates.
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.5: Public Scrutiny
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #28-32 (December 2002 – February 2003).
Must occur after Ultimates for the appearance of the Wasp.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.4: Hellfire & Brimstone
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #21-25 (September 2002 – January 2003).
The Ultimates, vol.2: Homeland Security
Reprints The Ultimates #7-13 (September 2002 – April 2004).
The Ultimates: Against All Enemies
Original prose novel by Alex Irvine.
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.6: Venom
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #33-39 (February 2003 – June 2003).
The Ultimates: Tomorrow Men
Original prose novel by Michael Jan Friedman.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.5: Ultimate War
Reprints Ultimate War #1-4 (February 2003 – April 2003).
Must occur after the end of Ultimates 2.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.6: Return of The King
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #26-33 (February 2003 – July 2003).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.7: Irresponsible
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #40-45 (July 2003 – November 2003).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.7: Blockbuster
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #34-39 (August 2003 – November 2003).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.8: Cats & Kings
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #47-53 (December 2003 – April 2004).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.8: New Mutants
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #40-45 (February 2004 – July 2004).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.9: Ultimate Six
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #46 (November 2003) and Ultimate Six #1-7 (November 2003 – June 2004).
Ultimate Galactus, vol.1: Nightmare
Reprints Ultimate Nightmare #1-5 (October 2004 — February 2005).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.1: The Fantastic
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #1-6 (February 2004 – July 2004).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.10: Hollywood
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #54-59 (May 2004 – July 2004).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.9: The Tempest
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #46-49 (July 2004 – September 2004).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.2: Doom
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #7-12 (August 2004 – December 2004).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.11: Carnage
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #60-65 (August 2004 – November 2004).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.10: Cry Wolf
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #50-53 (October 2004 – January 2005).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.3: N-Zone
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #13-18 (January 2005 – June 2005).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.12: Superstars
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #66-71 (December 2004 – March 2005).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.11: The Most Dangerous Game
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #54-57 (February 2005 – May 2005).
Ultimate Galactus, vol.2: Secret
Reprints Ultimate Secret #1-5 (May 2005 — December 2005).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.13: Hobgoblin
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #72-78 (April 2005 – July 2005).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.12: Hard Lessons
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #58-60 (June 2005 – August 2005) & Ultimate X-Men Annual #1 (2005).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.4: Inhuman
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #19-20 (July 2005 – August 2005) & Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #1 (2005).
Ultimate Annuals, vol.1
Reprints Ultimates Annual #1 (2005); Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #1 (2005); Ultimate X-Men Annual #1 (2005); & Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #1 (2005).
All but the Ultimates story are also reprinted in volumes of their respective series.
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.14: Warriors
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #79-85 (August 2005 – January 2006).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.5: Crossover
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #21-26 (September 2005 – February 2006).
This story crosses into the Zombieverse.
Ultimate X4
Reprints Ultimate X4 #1-2 (December 2005 – January 2006).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.15: Silver Sable
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #86-90 (January 2006 – April 2006) and Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #1 (2005).
Ultimate Galactus, vol.3: Extinction
Reprints Ultimate Extinction #1-5 (March 2006 — July 2006).
Ultimate Vision
Reprints Ultimate Vision #0-5 (January 2007 – January 2008).
Contains two stories, one occurring before Ultimate Galactus 3, one after, but is best read here.

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Marvel Timelines: The Ultimate Universe

Also known as Earth-1610 the Ultimate Marvel Universe is a reimagining of the original Marvel universe, with a lot of the same characters, but very different histories for them. It started out more or less as a retelling of original stories in a more modern style, but over time it has increasingly become a separate entity with a very different feel to the Marvel Universe.

The Marvel Ultimate Universe 1: Beginnings
The Marvel Ultimate Universe 2: Ultimatum
The Marvel Ultimate Universe 3: The Death of Spider-Man


The Marvel Ultimate Universe 3: The Death of Spider-Man

Ultimate Comics Iron Man: Armor Wars
Reprints Ultimate Armor Wars #1-4 (November 2009 – April 2010).
Takes place very shortly after Ultimatum, possibly even in parallel with Requiem
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.1: The World According to Peter Parker
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #1-6 (October 2009 – March 2010).
Begins six months after Ultimatum.
Ultimate Comics Avengers, vol.1: The Next Generation
Reprints Ultimate Avengers #1-6 (October 2009 – June 2010).
Begins six months after Ultimatum.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.2: Chameleons
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #7-14 (April 2010 – November 2010).
Ultimate Comics Captain America
Reprints Ultimate Captain America #1-4 (March 2011 – June 2011).
Ultimate Comics X: Origins
Reprints Ultimate Comics X #1-5 (April 2010 – August 2011).
Ultimate Comics New Ultimates: Thor Reborn
Reprints Ultimate Comics Ultimates #1-5 (May 2010 – March 2011).
Ultimate Comics Avengers, vol.2: Crime and Punishment
Reprints Ultimate Avengers #7-12 (June 2010 – October 2010).
Ultimate Comics: Doomsday
Reprints Ultimate Enemy #1-4 (April 2010 – July 2010); Ultimate Mystery #1-4 (September 2010 – December 2010) & Ultimate Doom #1-4 (February 2011 – May 2011).
Ultimate Comics Avengers: Blade vs. the Avengers
Reprints Ultimate Avengers #13-18 (October 2010 – Marh 2011).
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.3: Death of Spider-Man Prelude
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #15, 150-151 (December 2010, January 2011 – May 2011).
Ultimate Comics Avengers vs. New Ultimates: Death of Spider-Man
Reprints Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates #1-6 (February 2011 – September 2011).
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.4: Death of Spider-Man
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #156-160 (May 2011 – August 2011).
Ultimate Spider-Man: Death of Spider-Man Fallout
Reprints Ultimate Comics Fallout #1-6 (July 2011 – August 2011).
Ultimate Comics X-Men by Nick Spencer, vol.1
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #1-6 (November 2011 – March 2012).
Ultimate Comics Hawkeye
Reprints Ultimate Comics Hawkeye #1-4 (October 2011 – January 2012).
Ultimate Comics Ultimates by Jonathan Hickman, vol.1
Reprints Ultimates #1-6 (October 2011 – March 2012).
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.1
Reprints Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #1-5 (September 2011 – February 2012).
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.2
Reprints Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #6-10 (March 2012 – July 2012).
Ultimate Comics X-Men by Nick Spencer, vol.2
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #7-12 (April 2012 – August 2012).
Ultimate Comics Ultimates by Jonathan Hickman, vol.2
Reprints Ultimate Comics Ultimates #7-12 (April 2012 – July 2012).
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol 3
Reprints Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #11-18 (August 2012 – February 2013).
Overlaps with Divided We Fall, United We Stand below.
Ultimate Comics: Divided We Fall, United We Stand
Reprints Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #13-17 (October 2012 – January 2013), Ultimate Comics X-Men #13-18 (August 2012 – December 2012); & Ultimate Comics Ultimates #13-18 (September 2012 – January 2013).
A reading order for this storyline can be found here.
Spider-Men
Reprints Spider-Men #1-5 (August 2012 – November 2012).
This story must occur after the events of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.3. It crosses over with the main Marvel Universe.
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, vol.4
Reprints Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #16.1 & #19-22 (December 2012 & March 2013 – June 2013).
Galactus comes!Ultimate Comics Ultimates by Sam Humphries, vol.1
Reprints Ultimate Comics Ultimates #18.1 & #19-24 (January 2013 & Feburary 2013 – July 2013).
Ultimate Comics Wolverine: Legacies
Reprints Ultimate Comics Wolverine #1-4 (May 2013 – July 2013).
Ultimate Comics X-Men by Brian Wood, vol.1
Reprints Ultimate Comics X-Men #18.1 & #19-23 (January 2013 – April 2013).
Ultimate Comics Iron Man
Reprints Ultimate Comics Iron Man #1-4 (December 2012 – March 2013).
Ultimate Comics X-Men by Brian Wood, vol.2
Reprints Ultimate Comics X-Men #24-28 (May 2013 – August 2013).
Ultimate Comics X-Men by Brian Wood, vol.3
Reprints Ultimate Comics X-Men #29-33 (September 2013 – December 2013).
Ultimate Comics Ultimates: Disassembled
Reprints Ultimate Comics Ultimates #25-30 (August 2013 – November 2013).
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis, vol.5
Reprints Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #23-28 (July 2013 – December 2013).
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 Marvel Universe.
Cataclysm: The Ultimates’ Last Stand
Reprints Hunger #1-4 (September 2013 – December 2013); Cataclysm #0.1 (December 2013); Cataclysm: The Ultimates’ Last Stand #1-5 (January 2014 – April 2014); Cataclysm: Ultimate Spider-Man #1-3 (January 2014 – March 2014); Cataclysm: Ultimate X-Men #1-3 (January 2014 – March 2014); Cataclysm: Ultimates #1-3 (January 2014 – March 2014); & Survive #1 (May 2014).

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The Marvel Ultimate Universe 2: Ultimatum

The Ultimates 2, vol.1: Gods and Monsters
Reprints Ultimates 2 #1-6 (February 2005 – July 2005).
Must occur before UXM 13 based on the appearance of the Black Widow and the armour she wears in that story, but placed after the end of the Ultimate Galactus storyline for sinmplicity.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.13: Magnetic North
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #61-65 (September 2005 – January 2006)
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.6: Frightful
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #27-32 (April 2006 – October 2006).
This story crosses into the Zombieverse.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.14: Phoenix?
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #66-71 (March 2006 – August 2006)
Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk
Reprints Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #1-6 (December 2005 – May 2009)
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.16: Deadpool
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #91-96 (May 2006 – August 2006) and Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #2 (2006).
The Ultimates 2, vol.2: Grand Theft America
Reprints Ultimates 2 #7-13 (September 2005 – February 2007).
Must occur before UXM15 since Nightcrawler is still with the X-Men in this story.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.15: Magical
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #72-74 (September 2006 – November 2006); & Ultimate X-Men Annual #2 (2006).
Must occur after Grand Theft America.
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.7: God War
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #33-38 (October 2006 – March 2007).
Ultimate Annuals, vol.2
Reprints Ultimates Annual #2 (2006); Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #2 (2006); Ultimate X-Men Annual #2 (2006); & Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #2 (2006).
All but the Ultimates story are also reprinted in volumes of their respective series.
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.17: Clone Saga
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #97-105 (September 2006 – April 2007).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.16: Cable
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #75-80 (December 2006 – May 2007)
Ultimate Power
Reprints Ultimate Power #1-9 (December 2006 – February 2008).
This story crosses into the Supremeverse.
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.8: Devils
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #39-41 (April 2007 – June 2007) & Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #2 (2006).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.18: Ultimate Knights
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #106-111 (May 2007 – September 2007).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.9: Silver Surfer
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #42-46 (May 2007 – September 2007).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.17: Sentinels
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #81-88 (June 2007 – January 2008).
Ultimate Human
Reprints Ultimate Human #1-4 (January 2008 – April 2008).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.19: Death of a Goblin
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #112-117 (October 2007 – February 2008).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.10: Ghosts
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #47-53 (October 2007 – April 2008).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.18: Apocalypse
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #89-93 (February 2008 – June 2008).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.20: And His Amazing Friends
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #118-122 (March 2008 – July 2008).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.11: Salem’s Seven
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #54-57 (May 2008 – August 2008).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.21: War of the Symbiotes
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #123-128 (August 2008 – January 2009).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.19: Absolute Power
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #94-97 (July 2008 – October 2008).
Ultimates 3: Who Killed The Scarlet Witch?
Reprints Ultimates 3 #1-5 (February 2008 – November 2008).
Ultimate Origins
Reprints Ultimate Origins #1-5 (August 2008 — December 2008).
Dated here based on the framing story.
Ultimatum: March on Ultimatum
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four/X-Men Annual #1 (2008), Ultimate X-Men/Fantastic Four Annual #1 (2008), Ultimate Captain America Annual #1 (2008), Ultimate Hulk Annual #1 (2008) & Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #3 (2008).
Ultimatum
Reprints Ultimatum #1-5 (November 2008 — July 2009).
A reading order for this storyline can be found here.
Ultimatum: Ultimate Fantastic Four / Ultimate X-Men
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #58-60 (November 2008 – February 2009) & Ultimate X-Men #98-100 (November 2008 – February 2009).
Occurs in parallel with Ultimatum.
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.22: Ultimatum
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #129-133 (February 2009 – June 2009) and Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #3 (2008).
Occurs preceding and in parallel with Ultimatum.
Ultimatum: Requiem
Reprints Ultimatum: Spider-Man Requiem #1-2 (August 2009 – September 2009); Ultimatum: X-Men Requiem #1 (September 2009); & Ultimatum: Fantastic Four Requiem #1 (September 2009).

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Marvel Timelines: Miscellaneous Universes

Marvel, even more than DC, has tended to spin off alternate timelines from its main universe at a tremendous – even alarming – rate. For the most part, I have only listed timelines here that have made multiple appearances (or, in a few cases, that I expect to make multiple appearances).

Where these timelines cross over with other timelines, notations are included on both timelines.

Season One Reading Order
Earth 295 – the Age of Apocalypse
Earth 311 – the 1602 universe
Earth 712 – the Squadron Supreme Universe
Earth 811 – Days of Future Past
Earth 829 – Hercules in the 24th Century
Earth 1287 – The Strikeforce Morituri Universe
Earth 2149 – the Zombieverse
Earth 8101 – the Monkeyverse
Earth 8410 – Machine Man and Iron Man 2020
Earth 9602 – the Amalgam Universe
Earth 31916 – the Supreme Power Universe
Earth 58163 – the House of M Universe
Earth 90210 – Old Man Logan


The Vertigo Universe, part 2: Imprinted

For the most part, this timeline includes only books that are set in the Vertigo Universe. Occasional references to other DC titles may be made for the sake of clarity or curiosity value, but generally only where an established Vertigo character appears in a DC Universe title. (Notably, this timeline does not track appearances of Zatanna, Etrigan the Demon, or the Phantom Stranger.) Such volumes are marked with a * preceding the title.

Free Country: A Tale of The Children’s Crusade
Sandman: Brief Lives
Sandman: Worlds’ End
Sandman: The Kindly Ones
Sandman: The Wake
The Dreaming: Beyond the Shores of Night
The Dreaming: Through the Gates of Horn & Ivory
The Sandman: Endless Nights
The Sandman Presents: The Furies
The Sandman Presents: Thessaly – Witch for Hire
Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits
Hellblazer: Bloodlines
Hellblazer: Fear and Loathing
Hellblazer: Tainted Love
Hellblazer: Damnation’s Flame
Hellblazer: Rake at the Gates of Hell
Hellblazer: Son of Man
Hellblazer: Haunted
Hellblazer: Setting Sun
Lucifer: Devil in the Gateway
Hellblazer: Hard Time
Lucifer: Children and Monsters
John Constantine appears in this book, and mentions the events of Hard Time, placing it after that collection.

Lucifer: A Dalliance with the Damned
Lucifer: The Divine Comedy
Lucifer: Inferno
Lucifer: Mansions of the Silence
Lucifer: Exodus
Lucifer: The Wolf Beneath the Tree
Lucifer: Crux
Lucifer: Morningstar
Lucifer: Evensong
Hellblazer: Good Intentions
Hellblazer: Freezes Over
Hellblazer: Highwater
Sandman Mystery Theater: Sleep of Reason
Haunted Tank
Published in 2009, but set in 2003.
* JLA: Strength in Numbers
This JLA collection includes a Gaiman-approved and Morrison-written tale in which the JLA meets the Sandman.
Hellblazer: Red Sepulchre
Hellblazer: Black Flowers
Hellblazer: Papa Midnite
Pape Midnite occurs during Black Flowers, but is best read after.
Hellblazer: Staring at the Wall
John Constantine, Hellblazer: War Lord
Original prose novel by John Shirley.
Takes place about a year after Red Sepulchre.
Hellblazer: All His Engines
Although released later, All His Engines fits in best here so as to not disrupt the ongoing storyline.
Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross
Hellblazer: Reasons to Be Cheerful
Hellblazer: The Gift
Swamp Thing: Bad Seed
Spins out of Staring at the Wall, but is best read here to avoid interrupting Carey’s run.
Hellblazer: Empathy is the Enemy
Hellblazer: The Red Right Hand
Hellblazer: Joyride
Hellblazer: The Laughing Magician
Hellblazer: Roots of Coincidence
John Constantine, Hellblazer: Pandemonium
Hellblazer: Scab
* JSA: Lost
* JSA: Mixed Signals
These two volumes include appearances by Dream and other Sandman characters.
* The Brave and the Bold: Lords of Luck
* The Brave & the Bold: The Book of Destiny
These two volumes include appearances by Destiny and his book.
House of Mystery: Room and Boredom
House of Mystery: Love Stories for Dead People
John Constantine: Hellblazer – City of Demons
John Constantine: Hellblazer – Bloody Carnations
John Constantine, Hellblazer – The Devil’s Trenchcoat