Reading Order

#1 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok.How come I can't ever figure out the reading order for Marvel events until they are fully done? Why doesn't Marvel lay these things out before hand? I have the Dark Reign checklist...however that can't the right order in which I should read them because there are over a dozen tie-ins missing from the list.Does anyone have or know where I can an actual reading order of Dark Reign?

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#2 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio

NOBODY?!

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#3 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Don't read the Dark Reign tie-ins, they are a waste of money
 
At least, that's the order I read them in.
#4 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't figure them out yet either. The only think I can figure out is that The List Wolverine takes place during Dark Avengers Annual.

#5 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nobody said:
" I can't figure them out yet either. The only think I can figure out is that The List Wolverine takes place during Dark Avengers Annual. "
I didn't read it yet.I just know that's where the checklist stops and there are several issues in between not even on the list.So are they not really part of Dark Reign? Does Dark Reign end at Wolverine? I doubt that.Otherwise Dark Reign is over.That comics is out.I have it.
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#6 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio
@Korg said:
"
  • Don't read the Dark Reign tie-ins, they are a waste of money
 
At least, that's the order I read them in.
"
Actually some of the more obscure tie-ins are the best reads.
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#7 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
" Actually some of the more obscure tie-ins are the best reads. "
I find the entirety of Dark Reign to be extremely tedious and stupid. Every time I pick up a related book, I flip through it, and come to the same conclusion: not worth the money.
#8 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

What's got me confused is all those comics our site has credited to Dark Reign when there's no Dark Reign banner on the cover anywhere...here I actually thought 200 comics were a part of Dark Reign...or maybe Marvel just gave up putting the banner on the covers?

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#9 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
"What's got me confused is all those comics our site has credited to Dark Reign when there's no Dark Reign banner on the cover anywhere...here I actually thought 200 comics were a part of Dark Reign...or maybe Marvel just gave up putting the banner on the covers? "

they gave up on a lot of things
#10 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio
@Korg said:
" @Vance Astro said:
" Actually some of the more obscure tie-ins are the best reads. "
I find the entirety of Dark Reign to be extremely tedious and stupid. Every time I pick up a related book, I flip through it, and come to the same conclusion: not worth the money. "
.........
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#11 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" @aztek the lost said:
"What's got me confused is all those comics our site has credited to Dark Reign when there's no Dark Reign banner on the cover anywhere...here I actually thought 200 comics were a part of Dark Reign...or maybe Marvel just gave up putting the banner on the covers? "
they gave up on a lot of things "
like publishing quality comics?
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#12 Edited by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:

"......... "

Exactly my reaction to the whole thing.
#13 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" @Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" @aztek the lost said:
"What's got me confused is all those comics our site has credited to Dark Reign when there's no Dark Reign banner on the cover anywhere...here I actually thought 200 comics were a part of Dark Reign...or maybe Marvel just gave up putting the banner on the covers? "
they gave up on a lot of things "
like publishing quality comics? "

exactly.....actually Ultimate Comics are still good
#14 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" @aztek the lost said:
"What's got me confused is all those comics our site has credited to Dark Reign when there's no Dark Reign banner on the cover anywhere...here I actually thought 200 comics were a part of Dark Reign...or maybe Marvel just gave up putting the banner on the covers? "
they gave up on a lot of things "
like publishing quality comics? "
exactly.....actually Ultimate Comics are still good "
I never got into the Ultimate Universe, so I feel it'd be a little late to get on the ball now...though I'm going to have to read some of them I expect, just to see what Ultimate Mr. Sinister was like
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#15 Posted by Korg (11931 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
"to see what Ultimate Mr. Sinister was like "
Do not read those issues. Just don't. As a huge Sinister fan, they are just awful. There is no hint of 616 Essex in the character at all.
#16 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" @Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @Emperor Gonzo Noir said:
" @aztek the lost said:
"What's got me confused is all those comics our site has credited to Dark Reign when there's no Dark Reign banner on the cover anywhere...here I actually thought 200 comics were a part of Dark Reign...or maybe Marvel just gave up putting the banner on the covers? "
they gave up on a lot of things "
like publishing quality comics? "
exactly.....actually Ultimate Comics are still good "
I never got into the Ultimate Universe, so I feel it'd be a little late to get on the ball now...though I'm going to have to read some of them I expect, just to see what Ultimate Mr. Sinister was like "

he did the single funniest thing ever "Meet the true greatest enemy of Charles Xavier, Stairs"
#17 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio

No,thanks to anyone I finally have the actual reading order..if anyone cares.Here it is.  

 December 10, 2008
1 - Secret Invasion: Dark Reign
December 17, 2008
2 - Dark Reign: New Nation #1
3 - Invincible Iron Man #8
December 24, 2008
4 - Ms. Marvel #34
5 - New Avengers #48
6 - Secret Invasion: Requiem #1
January 2, 2009
7 - Avengers: The Initiative #20
8 - War Machine #1
January 7, 2009
9 - Invincible Iron Man #9
10 - Marvel Spotlight: Dark Reign
11 - Punisher #1
January 14, 2009
12 - Deadpool #6
January 21, 2009
13 - Dark Avengers #1
14 - Mighty Avengers #21
15 - Thunderbolts #128
16 - Uncanny X-Men Annual #2
17 - War Machine #2
January 28, 2009
18 - Avengers: The Initiative #21
19 - Ms. Marvel #35
20 - New Avengers #49
February 4, 2009
21 - Agents Of Atlas #1
22 - Black Panther #1
23 - Deadpool #7
24 - The Invincible Iron Man #10
25 - Punisher #2
26 - Secret Warriors #1
February 18, 2009
27 - Dark Avengers #2
February 25, 2009
28 - Avengers: The Initiative #22
29 - Dark Reign Files
30 - Mighty Avengers #22
31 - Ms. Marvel #36
32 - New Avengers #50
33 - Thunderbolts #129
34 - War Machine #3
35 - Wolverine: Origins #33
March 4, 2009
36 - Agents Of Atlas #2
37 - Black Panther #2
38 - Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1
39 - Deadpool #8
40 - New Avengers: The Reunion #1
41 - Secret Warriors #2
March 11, 2009
42 - The Invincible Iron Man #11
March 18, 2009
43 - Dark Avengers #3
44 - Punisher #3
45 - Wolverine: Origins #34
March 25, 2009
46 - Dark Reign: Elektra #1
47 - Incredible Hercules #127
48 - Mighty Avengers #23
49 - Ms. Marvel #37
50 - New Avengers #51
51 - Thunderbolts #130
52 - War Machine #4
April 1, 2009
53 - Agents Of Atlas #3
54 - Black Panther #3
55 - Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #2
56 - Deadpool #9
57 - The Invincible Iron Man #12
58 - New Avengers: The Reunion #2
59 - Secret Warriors #3
April 8, 2009
60 - Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1
61 - Savage She-Hulk #1
April 15, 2009
62 - Punisher #4
April 22, 2009
63 - Avengers: The Initiative #23
64 - Dark Reign: Elektra #2
65 - Incredible Hercules #128
66 - Mighty Avengers #24
67 - New Avengers #52
68 - Skrull Kill Krew #1
69 - Wolverine: Origins #35
April 29, 2009
70 - Dark Avengers #4
71 - Dark Reign: The Cabal #1
72 - Ms. Marvel #38
73 - Thunderbolts #131
74 - War Machine #5
May 6, 2009
75 - Agents of Atlas #4
76 - Black Panther #4
77 - Deadpool #10
78 - Invincible Iron Man #13
79 - New Avengers: The Reunion #3
May 13, 2009
80 - Dark Reign: Hawkeye #2
81 - Dark Reign: Young Avengers #1
82 - Savage She-Hulk #2
83 - Secret Warriors #4
May 20, 2009
84 - Agents of Atlas #5
85 - Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #3
86 - Punisher #5
87 - Skrull Kill Krew #2
May 28, 2009
88 - Amazing Spider-Man #595
89 - Avengers: The Initiative #24
90 - Dark Reign: Elektra #3
91 - Dark Reign: The Hood #1
92 - Ms. Marvel #39
93 - New Avengers #53
94 - Wolverine Origins #36
June 3, 2009
95 - Agents Of Atlas #6
96 - Amazing Spider-Man #596
97 - Black Panther #5
98 - Dark Avengers #5
99 - Dark Reign: Mister Negative #1
100 - Mighty Avengers #25
101 - New Avengers: The Reunion #4
June 10, 2009
102 - Amazing Spider-Man #597
103 - Dark Reign: Hawkeye #3
104 - Deadpool #11
105 - Skrull Kill Krew #3
June 17, 2009
106 - Amazing Spider-Man #598
107 - Dark Avengers #6
108 - Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #4
109 - Dark Reign: Lethal Legion #1
110 - Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #1
111 - Dark Reign: Young Avengers #2
112 - Dark Wolverine #75
113 - Invincible Iron Man #14
114 - Mighty Avengers #26
115 - Punisher #6
116 - Savage She-Hulk #3
117 - Thunderbolts #133
118 - War Machine #7
June 24, 2009
119 - Avengers: The Initiative #25
120 - Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia
121 - Dark Reign: Elektra #4
122 - Dark Reign: The Hood #2
123 - Dark Reign: Zodiac #1
124 - Ms. Marvel #40
125 - New Avengers #54
126 - Secret Warriors #5
July 1, 2009
127 - Agents of Atlas #7
128 - Amazing Spider-Man #599
129 - Dark Reign: Mister Negative #2
130 - Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man #2
131 - Dark Reign: Zodiac #2
132 - Invincible Iron Man #15
133 - Uncanny X-Men #513
July 8, 2009
134 - Dark Reign: Young Avengers #3
135 - Dark X-Men: The Beginning #1
136 - Deadpool #12
137 - Ms. Marvel #41
July 15, 2009
138 - Agents of Atlas #8
139 - Dark Avengers #7
140 - Dark X-Men: The Beginning #2
141 - Mighty Avengers #27
142 - Punisher #7
143 - X-Men Legacy #226
July 22, 2009
144 - Avengers: The Initiative #26
145 - Black Panther #6
146 - Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #5
147 - Dark Reign: Hawkeye #4
148 - Dark Wolverine #76
149 - Ms. Marvel #42
150 - New Avengers #55
151 - Savage She-Hulk #4
152 - Skrull Kill Krew #4
July 29, 2009
153 - Dark Reign: Elektra #5
154 - Dark Reign: Lethal Legion #2
155 - Dark Reign: The Hood #3
156 - Secret Warriors #6
157 - Thunderbolts #134
August 5, 2009
158 - Agents of Atlas #9
159 - Hulk #13
160 - Invincible Iron Man #16
August 12, 2009
161 - Dark Reign: Young Avengers #4
162 - Ms. Marvel #43
163 - Uncanny X-Men #514
August 19, 2009
164 - Dark Avengers #8
165 - Dark X-Men: The Beginning #3
166 - Hulk #14
167 - Mighty Avengers #28
168 - Punisher #8
169 - Thunderbolts #135
170 - X-Men Legacy #227
August 26, 2009
171 - Avengers: The Initiative #27
172 - Dark Reign: Hawkeye #5
173 - Dark Reign: Lethal Legion #3
174 - Dark Reign: Mister Negative #3
175 - Dark Reign: The Hood #4
176 - Dark Reign: Sinister Spider-Man #3
177 - Dark Reign: Zodiac #3
178 - Dark Wolverine #77
179 - Ms. Marvel #44
180 - New Avengers #56
181 - Secret Warriors #7
182 - Skrull Kill Krew #5    

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#18 Posted by AtPhantom (14521 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy..... Good job Vance. That must've took a while.

#19 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio
@AtPhantom said:
" Holy..... Good job Vance. That must've took a while. "
It did.I had to actually read through this stuff and piece together how the order goes.Since no site seems to have an actual reading order and the checklist is no type of reading order either.
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#20 Posted by Morpheus_ (29873 posts) - - Show Bio
Awesome. Thanks for this Vance.
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#21 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio
@Morpheus_ said:
" Awesome. Thanks for this Vance. "
Sure :)
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#22 Posted by reshi (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I know this topic is really old, and that I don't plan on reading the story arc being discussed. But I joined this site just to tell Vance Astro that they did an awesome job putting together a reading order.   
 
So, Vance, I thank you for all those who want to read this and use your reading order (even if it's copy pasted somewhere else without credit given) in order to read this story arc.  

#23 Posted by JMLG (135 posts) - - Show Bio

it would be much appreciated if anyone would update that list :(

#24 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio
@reshi said:
I know this topic is really old, and that I don't plan on reading the story arc being discussed. But I joined this site just to tell Vance Astro that they did an awesome job putting together a reading order.    So, Vance, I thank you for all those who want to read this and use your reading order (even if it's copy pasted somewhere else without credit given) in order to read this story arc.  
Thanks alot.
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#26 Posted by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

@vance_astro: Kudos to you Vance. You've done a great job on this.

#27 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio

@vance_astro: Kudos to you Vance. You've done a great job on this.

Thanks! Did you just start reading Dark Reign?

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#28 Edited by JimTheSurfer (560 posts) - - Show Bio

@jimthesurfer said:

@vance_astro: Kudos to you Vance. You've done a great job on this.

Thanks! Did you just start reading Dark Reign?

No, I am in Civil War right now. But afterwards I'm going to read Dark Reign and your list will help me a lot.

#29 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio

@vance_astro said:

@jimthesurfer said:

@vance_astro: Kudos to you Vance. You've done a great job on this.

Thanks! Did you just start reading Dark Reign?

No, I am in Civil War right now. But afterwards I'm going to read Dark Reign and your list will help me a lot.

Oh, ok cool. Enjoy :)

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#30 Edited by Comicazi (1 posts) - - Show Bio

@vance_astro: That's no reading order. You conniving thief. It is just the order in which the comics were published and released. Here is the actual reading order:

The Complete Issue by Issue Reading Order List

  • Secret Invasion: Dark Reign #1 (One Shot)
  • New Avengers #48
  • Thunderbolts #126-127
  • Invincible Iron Man #8
  • Avengers: The Initiative #20
  • Avengers: The Initiative #21-23
  • Secret Invasion: Requiem #1 (One Shot)
  • New Avengers #049
  • Dark Reign Files #1 (One Shot)
  • Dark Avengers #1
  • Dark Reign: Young Avengers #1-2
  • Wolverine Origins #33-36
  • Thunderbolts #128-129
  • Deadpool #6-7
  • Avengers: The Initiative #24
  • Deadpool #8
  • Thunderbolts #130
  • Deadpool #9
  • Thunderbolts #131
  • Dark Avengers #2-4
  • Dark Reign: Young Avengers #3-5
  • Dark Reign: Fantastic Four #1-5
  • Dark Wolverine #75-#77
  • Ms. Marvel #35-46
  • Dark Reign: Elektra #1-5
  • Spider-Woman #1-7
  • Captain America #49-50
  • Dark Reign: New Nation #1 (One Shot)
  • The Skrull Kill Krew #1-5
  • New Avengers: The Reunion #1-4
  • Secret Warriors #1-6
  • Agents of Atlas #1-8
  • Black Panther #1-6
  • Dark Reign: The Hood #1-5
  • Dark Reign: Mr. Negative #1-3
  • The Punisher #1-6
  • Dark Reign: Zodiac #1-3
  • Savage She-Hulk #1-4
  • SWORD #1-5
  • Vengeance of The Moon Knight #1-5
  • War Machine #1-6
  • The Mighty Avengers #21-23
  • Incredible Hercules #127-128
  • MODOK Reign Delay #1 (One Shot)
  • Dark Reign: The Goblin Legacy #1 (One Shot)
  • Dark Reign: Made Men #1 (One Shot)
  • Dark Reign: The Cabal #1 (One Shot)
  • Thor #600-603
  • Mighty Avengers #24-26
  • New Avengers #50-54
  • Dark Avengers #5-6
  • Captain America #600
  • Amazing Spider-Man #595-599
  • Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man #1-4
  • Dark Reign: Hawkeye #1-5
  • Dark Reign: Lethal Legion #1-3
  • Dark Wolverine #78-80
  • Invincible Iron Man #9-11
  • War Machine #6-10
  • Avengers: The Initiative #25
  • War Machine #11-12
  • Invincible Iron Man #12-13
  • Avengers: The Initiative #26-27
  • Avengers: The Initiative #27
  • Deadpool #10-12
  • New Avengers #55-58
  • Mighty Avengers #32-33
  • Uncanny X-Men Annual #2
  • Dark X-men: The Beginning #1-3
  • X-Men Legacy #226-227
  • Dark Avengers X-Men Utopia #1
  • Uncanny X-Men #513
  • Dark Avengers #7
  • Uncanny X-Men #514
  • Dark Avengers #8
  • Dark Avengers X-Men Exodus #1
  • Dark X-Men: The Confession #1
  • Dark Reign The List: X-Men #1
  • Dark X-Men #1-5
  • Planet Skaar Prologue #1
  • Skaar Son of Hulk #11-12 (Skaar vs. Hulk.)
  • Hulk #13
  • Incredible Hulk #601-603
  • Dark Reign The List: Hulk #1
  • Incredible Hulk #604-605
  • Avengers: The Initiative #28-30
  • New Avengers #59-60
  • Dark Reign The List: Avengers #1
  • New Avengers Annual #3
  • Mighty Avengers #34
  • Dark Reign The List: Daredevil #1
  • Dark Wolverine #81
  • Dark Reign The List Wolverine #1
  • Dark Avengers Annual #1
  • Thunderbolts #132-134
  • Secret Warriors #7
  • Thunderbolts #135
  • Secret Warriors #8
  • Thunderbolts #136
  • Secret Warriors #9
  • Dark Reign: Ares #1-3
  • Dark Reign The List: Secret Warriors #1
  • Secret Warriors #10
  • Invincible Iron Man #14-17
  • Thunderbolts #137
  • Dark Reign The List: Punisher #1
  • Dark Reign The List: Spider-Man #1
  • Invincible Iron Man #18-19
  • Dark Avengers 9-12
  • Avengers: The Initiative #31
  • Thunderbolts #138-140
  • Captain America Reborn #1-6
  • Invincible Iron Man #20-24
  • Thor Giant-Size Finale #1 (One Shot)
  • Thor #604-606
  • Captain America: Who Will Wield The Shield?

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#31 Posted by Vance Astro (91238 posts) - - Show Bio

@comicazi said:

@vance_astro: That's no reading order. You conniving thief. It is just the order in which the comics were published and released. Here is the actual reading order:

If I was mistaken and the reading order I posted was incorrect you could have simply just posted it without calling me names. Don't let that happen again.

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