Marvel Events Timeline and Recommended Reading
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What’s in the Marvel Events Timeline?

This Marvel events timeline and recommended reading list attempts to give you the most essential stories from the Marvel universe. Obviously, the Marvel universe has been around for a very long time. In that time, thousands of trade paperbacks have been released with these stories. We’re working on assembling a more comprehensive list, but for now, here is a list of recommended reading (in chronological order), for those who don’t have the time to read everything (probably most of you). To boost readership, Marvel would often create special “events” that usually held some lasting significance for the timeline. Those events often served as crossover opportunities for many of the characters as well. In short, it’s much easier to get a broad idea of the story by reading just the events stories.

This list omits the author and the date for each trade paperback, as each may have several authors, and the date of publication for the trade does not necessarily reflect the same publication date as the original comic issues. Furthermore, if you know of any stories that should be listed here but aren’t, make sure to let us known on our contact page. And with that out of the way, please enjoy our recommended reading of the Marvel events timeline.

1BuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics Vol. 1Graphic NovelVarious2012-01-11The Golden Age
2BuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America Vol. 1Graphic NovelJoe Simon2005-03-23The Golden Age
3BuyFantastic Four: Maximum EditionGraphic NovelStan Lee2005-11-16The Golden Age
4BuyBirth Of Spider-Man Box SetGraphic Novel1997-09-01The Silver Age
5BuyThor: First ThunderGraphic NovelBryan J. L. Glass2011-03-16The Silver Age
6BuyMarvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 1Graphic NovelStan Lee2009-03-11The Silver Age
7BuyHulk: The Coming Of The HulkGraphic NovelStan Lee2004-07-01The Silver Age
8BuyAmazing Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 1Graphic NovelStan Lee1992-09-01The Silver Age
9BuyMarvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1Graphic NovelStan Lee2009-05-13The Silver Age
10BuySilver Surfer: The Coming Of GalactusGraphic NovelStan Lee1992-01-01The Silver Age
11BuyFantastic Four: The Coming Of GalactusGraphic NovelStan Lee2016-01-01The Silver Age
12BuyX-Men Omnibus Vol. 1Graphic NovelStan Lee2009-04-22The Silver Age
13BuyAvengers: The Kree – Skrull WarGraphic NovelRoy Thomas2008-05-07The Early Seventies
14BuyDoctor Strange: Master Of The Mystic ArtsGraphic NovelStan Lee1979-10-15The Early Seventies
15BuySpider-Man: The Death Of Gwen StacyGraphic NovelGerry Conway2002-09-16The Early Seventies
16BuySpider-Man: Death Of The StacysGraphic NovelStan Lee, Gerry Conway2007-02-28The Early Seventies
17BuyMarvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1Graphic NovelChris Claremont1989-06-01The Late Seventies
18BuyEternals by Jack Kirby Vol. 1Graphic NovelJack Kirby2008-06-25The Late Seventies
19BuyEssential Howard The Duck Vol. 1Graphic NovelSteve Gerber2002-03-11The Late Seventies
20BuyIron Man: Demon In A BottleGraphic NovelDavid Michelinie2010-09-01The Late Seventies
21BuyAvengers: Nights Of WundagoreGraphic NovelDavid Michelinie2009-02-18The Late Seventies
22BuyUncanny X-Men Omnibus Vol. 1Graphic NovelChris Claremont2006-08-02The Late Seventies
23BuyX-Men: Days Of Future PastGraphic NovelChris Claremont1989-09-01The Early Eighties
24BuyX-Men: God Loves, Man KillsGraphic NovelChris Claremont2007-12-05The Early Eighties
25BuyThe Life And Death Of Captain MarvelGraphic NovelJim Starlin2002-06-01The Early Eighties
26BuyDaredevil by Frank Miller And Klaus Janson OmnibusGraphic NovelFrank Miller2007-03-21The Early Eighties
27BuyWolverineGraphic NovelChris Claremont2009-03-18The Early Eighties
28BuySecret Wars OmnibusGraphic NovelJim Shooter2008-12-31The Mid Eighties
29BuySecret Wars II OmnibusGraphic NovelJim Shooter2009-05-27The Mid Eighties
30BuySquadron SupremeGraphic NovelMark Gruenwald2005-09-21The Mid Eighties
31BuyDaredevil: Born AgainGraphic NovelFrank Miller2010-01-20The Mid Eighties
32BuyElektra: AssassinGraphic NovelFrank Miller1987-01-01The Late Eighties
33BuyThor by Walter Simonson OmnibusGraphic NovelWalter Simonson2017-10-17The Late Eighties
34BuySpider-Man: Kraven’s Last HuntGraphic NovelJ. M. DeMatteis2008-08-27The Late Eighties
35BuyThe InhumansGraphic NovelAnn Nocenti1988-08-01The Late Eighties
36BuySilver Surfer: Rebirth Of ThanosGraphic NovelJim Starlin2006-03-29The Early Nineties
37BuyInfinity GauntletGraphic NovelJim Starlin2006-06-28The Early Nineties
38BuyInfinity WarGraphic NovelJim Starlin2006-04-05The Early Nineties
39BuySpider-Man: Maximum CarnageGraphic NovelTom Defalco2006-12-13The Early Nineties
40BuyDaredevil: The Man Without FearGraphic NovelFrank Miller2003-04-01The Mid-Nineties
41BuyMarvelsGraphic NovelKurt Busiek2010-01-06The Mid-Nineties
42BuySpider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic Book 1Graphic NovelTom DeFalco2010-04-14The Mid-Nineties
43BuySpider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic Book 2Graphic NovelTom Brevoort2010-06-09The Mid-Nineties
44BuyWeapon XGraphic NovelLarry Hama1995-09-01The Mid-Nineties
45BuyX-Men: Age Of Apocalypse: The Complete Epic Book 1Graphic NovelScott Lobdell2006-05-03The Mid-Nineties
46BuyX-Men: Age Of Apocalypse: The Complete Epic Book 2Graphic NovelAndy Kubert2006-08-09The Mid-Nineties
47BuyX-Men: Age Of Apocalypse: The Complete Epic Book 3Graphic NovelScott Lobdell2006-04-19The Mid-Nineties
48BuyX-Men: Age Of Apocalypse: The Complete Epic Book 4Graphic NovelScott Lobdell2006-11-15The Mid-Nineties
49BuySpider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 3Graphic NovelDavid Mack2010-09-15The Mid-Nineties
50BuySpider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 4Graphic NovelTom DeFalco2010-12-08The Mid-Nineties
51BuySpider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic Book 5Graphic NovelMark Waid2011-02-02The Mid-Nineties
52BuyDaredevil Vol. 1: Guardian DevilGraphic NovelKevin Smith2001-10-01The Late Nineties
53BuyNew Avengers Vol. 2: SentryGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2006-07-262004 and 2005
54BuyUltimate Spider-Man Vol.1: Power and ResponsibilityGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2009-07-22The Beginning
55BuyHouse Of MGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2006-02-01House of M
56BuyIron Man: ExtremisGraphic NovelWarren Ellis2007-02-14Pre-Civil War
57BuySpider-Man Loves Mary Jane Vol. 1Graphic NovelSean McKeever2007-04-11Pre-Civil War
58BuyCivil War: The Road To Civil WarGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2007-02-21Road to Civil War
59BuyAnnihilation Book 1Graphic NovelKeith Giffen2007-09-26Road to Civil War
60BuyAnnihilation Book 2Graphic NovelKeith Giffen2007-11-14Road to Civil War
61BuyMarvel Zombies: The Complete Collection Vol. 1Graphic NovelMark Millar2013-11-05
62BuyCivil WarGraphic NovelMark Millar2007-04-11Civil War Era
63BuyCivil War: Front LineGraphic NovelPaul Jenkins2011-01-26Civil War Era
64BuyDoctor Strange: The OathGraphic NovelBrian K. Vaughan2007-06-06Civil War Era
65BuyAnnihilation Book 3Graphic NovelKeith Giffen2007-12-05Civil War Era
66BuyCaptain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus Vol. 1Graphic NovelEd Brubaker2007-10-03Civil War Era
67BuyIncredible Hulk: Planet HulkGraphic NovelGreg Pak2008-04-16Civil War Era
68BuyWorld War HulkGraphic NovelGreg Pak2008-05-21World War Hulk Era
69BuyAnnihilation: Conquest Book 1Graphic NovelKeith Giffen2008-10-29World War Hulk Era
70BuyAnnihilation: Conquest Book 2Graphic NovelJavier Grillo-Marxuach2009-01-28World War Hulk Era
71BuyNew Avengers: IlluminatiGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2008-05-21World War Hulk Era
72BuyMighty Avengers Vol. 1: The Ultron InitiativeGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2008-09-03World War Hulk Era
73BuyWolverine: Get MystiqueGraphic NovelJason Aaron2008-08-27Secret Invasion Era
74BuyThe Death Of Captain America OmnibusGraphic NovelEd Brubaker2009-12-09Secret Invasion Era
75BuySecret InvasionGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2009-01-21Secret Invasion Era
76BuyInvincible Iron Man Vol. 2: World’s Most Wanted Book 1Graphic NovelMatt Fraction2009-11-11Dark Reign - Fear Itself
77BuySecret Warriors Vol. 1: Nick Fury, Agent Of NothingGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2009-12-30Dark Reign - Fear Itself
78BuyCaptain America: Road To RebornGraphic NovelEd Brubaker2010-02-03Dark Reign - Fear Itself
79BuyDark Avengers / Uncanny X-Men: UtopiaGraphic NovelMatt Fraction2010-03-24Dark Reign - Fear Itself
80BuySiege PreludeGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2010-01-01Dark Reign - Fear Itself
81BuyCaptain America: RebornGraphic NovelEd Brubaker2010-10-06Dark Reign - Fear Itself
82BuyWolverine: Weapon X Vol. 2: Insane In The BrainGraphic NovelJason Aaron2010-07-21Dark Reign - Fear Itself
83BuySiegeGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2010-11-17Dark Reign - Fear Itself
84BuyHeroic AgeGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2010-11-17Dark Reign - Fear Itself
85BuyBlack Widow: In The Name Of The RoseGraphic NovelMarjorie Liu2011-07-06Dark Reign - Fear Itself
86BuyX-23 Vol. 1: The Killing DreamGraphic NovelMarjorie Liu2011-04-20Dark Reign - Fear Itself
87BuyChaos WarGraphic NovelGreg Pak2011-04-20Dark Reign - Fear Itself
88BuyCaptain America: Man Out Of TimeGraphic NovelMark Waid2011-06-22Dark Reign - Fear Itself
89BuyOsbornGraphic NovelKelly Sue Deconnick2011-06-15Dark Reign - Fear Itself
90BuyAvengers: The Children’s CrusadeGraphic NovelAllan Heinberg2012-10-24Dark Reign - Fear Itself
91BuyFear ItselfGraphic NovelMatt Fraction2012-01-04Fear Itself
92BuyBattle ScarsGraphic NovelChristopher Yost2012-06-27Between Battle Scars and Avengers vs. X-Men
93BuySpider-Man: Spider-IslandGraphic NovelDan Slott2012-01-25Between Battle Scars and Avengers vs. X-Men
94BuyAvengers vs. X-MenGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2012-11-21Avengers vs. X-Men
95BuySpider-MenGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2013-05-21Ultimate
96BuyAge of UltronGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2014-05-27Marvel Now!
97BuyInfinityGraphic NovelJonathan Hickman2014-02-25Marvel Now!
98BuyOriginal SinGraphic NovelJason Aaron2014-11-18Marvel Now!
99BuyDeath of WolverineGraphic NovelCharles Soule2015-01-20Marvel Now!
100BuySpider-VerseGraphic NovelDan Slott2015-05-12Marvel Now!
101BuySecret WarsGraphic NovelJonathan Hickman2016-03-15Secret Wars
102BuyOld Man LoganGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2015-12-08Secret Wars
103BuyAvengers: Standoff!Graphic NovelNick Spencer2016-07-12Avengers Standoff!
104BuyAmazing Spider-Man: The Clone ConspiracyGraphic NovelDan Slott2017-04-25Clone Conspiracy
105BuyCivil War IIGraphic NovelBrian Michael Bendis2017-02-14Civil War 2
106BuyInhumans Vs. X-MenGraphic NovelCharles Soule2017-07-18Inhumans v X-men
107BuySecret Empire PreludeGraphic NovelRick Remender2017-05-09Secret Empire
108BuySecret EmpireGraphic NovelNick Spencer2017-11-07Secret Empire
109BuyAvengers & Champions: Worlds CollideGraphic NovelMark Waid2018-02-20Marvel Legacy
110BuyAvengers: No SurrenderGraphic NovelMark Waid2018-06-27Marvel Legacy
111BuyAvengers by Jason Aaron Vol. 1: The Final HostGraphic NovelJason Aaron2018-10-03Fresh Start
112BuySpider-GeddonGraphic NovelChristos N. Gage2019-02-13Fresh Start
113BuyInfinity CountdownGraphic NovelGerry Duggan2018-09-12Fresh Start
114BuyInfinity WarsGraphic NovelGerry Duggan2019-02-13Fresh Start
115BuyWar Of The RealmsGraphic NovelJason Aaron2019-08-14Fresh Start
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