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Our very ambitious Marvel chronological reading order (WIP)

There are a lot of reading orders online, we try to create our own very ambitious reading order in a chronological way. This will be a work in progress for a long time since we will be reading the comics and then decide what is next or should have been read earlier.


We start with Thor, as the oldest Avengers it seems logical to start with him. There are a lot of older comics which you can use for your introduction but we chose a more modern imagining of Thor to start with. We start with Thor: Son of Asgard #1 - #12.

Young Thor is destined to wield the mighty war hammer Mjolnir, but he can't even lift it, much to the amusement of his friends, Sif and Balder. But when his jealous half brother Loki sends monsters to bedevil the three, his plan backfires by raising the All-Father Odin's esteem for the young trio who he then sends on a Quest that will bring them even greater glory.


After Thor we visit Wolverine, the oldest X-men and general fan favorite. In 2013 Paul Jenkins and Andy Kubert went deep into Logan's history and wrote about his childhood. What better point in time is there to start reading about Wolverine?

For decades, Wolverine's shadowy past has been shrouded in mystery. But before he was the savage mainstay of the X-Men, before he was a tormented secret agent codenamed Weapon X - even before he was a barroom brawler in the wilds of Canada - he was a child. And now, in this landmark event, Marvel reveals all! The birth and childhood of sickly young James Howlett, the secrets and intrigue of his family history, the first struggle with his subconscious savagery that culminated in tragedy, and how James' flight from everything he once knew led to the forging of the man known as Logan! Paul Jenkins and Andy Kubert, two of Marvel's most capably acclaimed creators, unite to tell the tale that shaped mutantdom's mightiest misfit. Collecting ORIGIN #1-6.

The origin story was such a succes that immediatly after they published a sequel, ORIGIN II.

The next chapter in the story of the man who will become Wolverine! In his short life, Logan has seen such suffering. Little wonder he sought sanctuary in the wilderness, far from humanity. Just him and the wolves, hunting, surviving. But when tragedy strikes his adopted home, Logan is forced back into the world. And he's about to discover how truly cruel it can be. For civilization masks monsters: men like Hugo Haversham, who would exploit Logan as a circus freak. Fiends like the sinister Dr. Essex, prepared to inflict torture in the name of science. And worst of all, another mutant very much like Logan, also torn between man and animal. One who could be his greatest ally - or his fiercest foe. When Logan meets Victor Creed, a rivalry for the ages is born. Collecting ORIGIN II #1-5.

Captain America

Captain America, the first Avenger, the ultimate good guy. His story starts with a recap of all he has accomplished since he was injected with the Super human concoction in Captain America #255.

It's the 40th anniversary of Captain America! Join Cap and his comrades down memory lane, and witness the legend that is Captain America!

Marvels: The human torch

The first human torch arrives in a stunning book by Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek. Made in 1994 they set out to deliver an amazing origin story of the torch in Marvels #0 & Marvels #1.

Phineas Horton was like a modern day Prometheus, stealing fire from heavens and handing a human torch down to man. Writer, Kurt Busiek, and Artist, Alex Ross, tells the origin of The Human Torch in stunning detail. Don't miss out on this Epic storytelling event in Book I of Marvels!

Captain America and Bucky 

The Captain America and Bucky comics tells the famous tales of Bucky and the Captain from the perspective of Bucky. We see a young kid who encounters the Captain in the army and become his famous sidekick.

Think you know the story of Cap and Bucky's origins? Well, think again.  The secret story of the early days of Captain America, told from Bucky Barnes's point of view. From co-writers Ed Brubaker and Marc Andreyko with artist Chris Samnee (Thor: The Mighty Avenger).

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