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See also [http://with-great-power.blogspot.com/p/marvel-comics-trade-paperback-timeline.html With Great Power] for the Marvel Universe.
 
See also [http://with-great-power.blogspot.com/p/marvel-comics-trade-paperback-timeline.html With Great Power] for the Marvel Universe.
 
==Marvel Universe==
 
 
{| class="sortable wikitable" style="margin:0.8em auto;"
 
! style="width:660px;"|Name!!Start!!End
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 1-10.''
 
|| 1961-11 || 1963-01
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Fantasy 15 (1962-08), Amazing Spider-Man 1-10.''
 
|| 1963-01 || 1964-03
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 2 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 2 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 11-20, Annual 1 (1963-06).''
 
|| 1963-02 || 1963-11
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 3 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 3 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 21-30.''
 
|| 1963-12 || 1964-09
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 11-19, Annual 1 (1964-01).''
 
|| 1964-04 || 1964-12
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 4 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 4 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 31-40, Annual 2 (1964-11).''
 
|| 1964-10 || 1965-07
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 20-30, Annual 2 (1965-01).''
 
|| 1965-01 || 1965-11
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 5 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 5 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 41-50, Annual 3 (1965-01).''
 
|| 1965-08 || 1966-05
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 31-40.''
 
|| 1965-12 || 1966-09
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 6 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 6 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 51-60, Annual 4 (1966-11).''
 
|| 1966-06 || 1967-03
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 5 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 5 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 41-50, Annual 3 (1966-11).''
 
|| 1966-10 || 1967-07
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 7 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 7 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 61-71, Annual 5 (1967-11).''
 
|| 1967-04 || 1968-02
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 6 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 6 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 51-61, Annual 4 (1967-11).''
 
|| 1967-08 || 1968-06
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 8 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 8 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 72-81, Annual 6 (1968-11).''
 
|| 1968-03 || 1968-12
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 7 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 7 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 62-67, Annual 5 (1967-11),<br />Spectacular Spider-Man Magazine 1-2 (1968-07, 1968-11).''
 
|| 1968-07 || 1968-12
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 8 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 8 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 68-77, Marvel Super-Heroes 14 (1968-05).''
 
|| 1969-01 || 1969-10
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 9 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 9 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 82-93.''
 
|| 1969-01 || 1969-12
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 9 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 9 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 78-87.''
 
|| 1969-11 || 1970-08
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 10 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 10 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 94-104.''
 
|| 1970-01 || 1970-11
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 10 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 10 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 88-99.''
 
|| 1970-09 || 1971-08
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 11 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 11 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 105-116.''
 
|| 1970-12 || 1971-11
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 11 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 11 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 100-109.''
 
|| 1971-09 || 1972-06
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Fantastic Four Vol. 12 (Marvel Masterworks)|Fantastic Four Vol. 12 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Fantastic Four 117-128.''
 
|| 1971-12 || 1972-11
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 12 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 12 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 110-120.''
 
|| 1972-07 || 1973-05
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 13 (Marvel Masterworks)|Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 13 (Marvel Masterworks)}}
 
:''Amazing Spider-Man 121-131.''
 
|| 1973-06 || 1974-04
 
|-
 
| {{AmazonBookSearch|Eternals|Eternals}}
 
:''Eternals 1-7.''
 
|| 2006-08 || 2007-03
 
|}
 
  
 
==Ultimate Universe==
 
==Ultimate Universe==

Revision as of 18:31, 14 May 2013

What follows is a Marvel Comics trade paperback reading order based on the collected work's original publication date, not a "suggested reading order" sourced on an in-world timeline. I tend to believe that the revealing of a story's nuances, secrets, and twists "as the need arises" is greater than the thrill of reading things from Year 1 to Year 2099, and maintains a storytelling style that can become chaotic when you read a book written in 1961 followed in-timeline by one from 2008. There are plenty of great in-world timeline reading orders already - this approach is just my particular preference.

See also With Great Power for the Marvel Universe.

Ultimate Universe

Name Start End
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 1: Power and Responsibility
Ultimate Spider-Man 1-7.
2000-10 2001-05
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 1: The Tomorrow People
Ultimate X-Men 1-6.
2001-02 2001-07
Ultimate Marvel Team-Up: Ultimate Collection
Ultimate Marvel Team-Up 1-16, Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special.
2001-04 2002-07
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 2: Learning Curve
Ultimate Spider-Man 8-13.
2001-06 2001-11
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 2: Return to Weapon X
Ultimate X-Men 7-12.
2001-08 2002-01
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 3: Double Trouble
Ultimate Spider-Man 14-21.
2001-12 2002-06
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 3: World Tour
Ultimate X-Men 13-20.
2002-02 2002-09
The Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human
The Ultimates 1-6.
2002-03 2002-08
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 4: Legacy
Ultimate Spider-Man 22-27.
2002-07 2002-11
The Ultimates Vol. 2: Homeland Security
The Ultimates 7-13.
2002-09 2004-04
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 4: Hellfire and Brimstone
Ultimate X-Men 21-25.
2002-10 2003-02
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 5: Public Scrutiny
Ultimate Spider-Man 28-32.
2002-12 2003-02
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 6: Venom
Ultimate Spider-Man 33-39.
2003-02 2003-06
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5: Ultimate War
Ultimate War 1-4.
2003-02 2003-04
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 6: Return of the King
Ultimate X-Men 26-33.
2003-03 2003-07
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 7: Irresponsible
Ultimate Spider-Man 40-45.
2003-07 2003-11
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 7: Blockbuster
Ultimate X-Men 34-39.
2003-08 2004-01
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 8: Cats & Kings
Ultimate Spider-Man 47-53.
2003-12 2004-04
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 9: Ultimate Six
Ultimate Spider-Man 46, Ultimate Six 1-7.
2003-12 2004-06
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 1: The Fantastic
Ultimate Fantastic Four 1-6.
2004-02 2004-07
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 8: New Mutants
Ultimate X-Men 40-45.
2004-02 2004-07
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 10: Hollywood
Ultimate Spider-Man 54-59.
2004-05 2004-07
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 9: The Tempest
Ultimate X-Men 46-49.
2004-07 2004-09
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 2: Doom
Ultimate Fantastic Four 7-12.
2004-08 2004-12
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 11: Carnage
Ultimate Spider-Man 60-65.
2004-08 2004-11
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 10: Cry Wolf
Ultimate X-Men 50-53.
2004-10 2005-01
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 12: Superstars
Ultimate Spider-Man 66-71.
2004-12 2005-03
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 3: N-Zone
Ultimate Fantastic Four 13-18.
2005-01 2005-06
The Ultimates 2 Vol. 1: Gods and Monsters
The Ultimates 2 1-6.
2005-02 2005-07
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 11: The Most Dangerous Game
Ultimate X-Men 54-57.
2005-02 2005-05
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 13: Hobgoblin
Ultimate Spider-Man 72-78.
2005-04 2005-08
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 12: Hard Lessons
Ultimate X-Men 58-60, Annual 1 (2005-10).
2005-06 2005-08
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 4: Inhuman
Ultimate Fantastic Four 19-20, Annual 1 (2005-10).
2005-07 2005-08
The Ultimates 2 Vol. 2: Grand Theft America
The Ultimates 2 7-13.
2005-09 2007-05
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 5: Crossover
Ultimate Fantastic Four 21-26.
2005-09 2006-02
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 14: Warriors
Ultimate Spider-Man 79-85.
2005-09 2006-01
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 13: Magnetic North
Ultimate X-Men 61-65.
2005-09 2006-01
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 15: Silver Sable
Ultimate Spider-Man 86-90, Annual 1 (2005-10).
2006-01 2006-04
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 14: Phoenix?
Ultimate X-Men 66-71.
2006-03 2006-08
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 6: Frightful
Ultimate Fantastic Four 27-32.
2006-04 2006-08
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 16: Deadpool
Ultimate Spider-Man 91-96, Annual 2 (2007-01).
2006-05 2006-08
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 17: Clone Saga
Ultimate Spider-Man 97-105.
2006-09 2007-04
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 15: Magical
Ultimate X-Men 72-74, Annual 2 (2006-10).
2006-09 2006-11
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 7: God War
Ultimate Fantastic Four 33-38.
2006-10 2007-03
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 16: Cable
Ultimate X-Men 75-80.
2006-12 2007-05
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 8: Devils
Ultimate Fantastic Four 39-41, Annual 2 (2006-10).
2007-04 2007-06
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 18: Ultimate Knights
Ultimate Spider-Man 106-111.
2007-05 2007-09
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 17: Sentinels
Ultimate X-Men 81-88.
2007-06 2008-01
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 9: Silver Surfer
Ultimate Fantastic Four 42-46.
2007-07 2007-11
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 19: Death of the Goblin
Ultimate Spider-Man 112-117.
2007-10 2008-02
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 10: Ghosts
Ultimate Fantastic Four 47-53.
2007-12 2008-06
The Ultimates 3 Vol. 1: Who Killed the Scarlet Witch?
The Ultimates 3 1-5.
2008-02 2008-11
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 20: And His Amazing Friends
Ultimate Spider-Man 118-122.
2008-02 2008-07
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 18: Apocalypse
Ultimate X-Men 89-93.
2008-02 2008-06
Ultimate X-Men Vol. 19: Absolute Power
Ultimate X-Men 94-97.
2008-06 2008-10
Ultimate Fantastic Four Vol. 11: Salem's Seven
Ultimate Fantastic Four 54-57.
2008-07 2008-10
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 21: War of the Symbiotes
Ultimate Spider-Man 123-128.
2008-08 2009-01
Ultimatum: X-Men/Fantastic Four
Ultimate X-Men 98-100, Ultimate Fantastic Four 58-60.
2009-01 2009-04
Ultimate Spider-Man Vol. 22: Ultimatum
Ultimate Spider-Man 129-133, Annual 3 (2008-12).
2009-02 2009-06