Marvel Comics Trade Paperback Timeline

Welcome to the Marvel Comics Trade Paperback Timeline! So far, the timeline covers Marvel’s trade paperback and hardcover collections that reprint material originally published from 1939 through 2008. Eventually, the aim is for it to include everything from Marvel’s beginnings all the way up to the present. For more information about how this timeline got started, and to leave comments, questions, and suggestions, please check out this post. You can also feel free to email me at marveltimeline@gmail.com. Enjoy!

Table of Contents
1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949
1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959
1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969
1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008

1939
Marvel Comics Re-Presents: Marvel Comics

This hardcover collects the first issue of Marvel Comics, originally published in October 1939.

1940
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics, Vol. 1

This volume collects the first issue of Marvel Comics (first published Oct. 1939), as well as issues 2 through 4 of Marvel Mystery Comics; the magazine’s title was changed beginning with the second issue. This volume is also collected in Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics, Vol. 2

This volume is also collected in Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Mystic Comics, Vol. 1

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics, Vol. 3

This volume is also collected in Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus, Vol. 1.

1941
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics, Vol. 4

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch, Vol. 1

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America, Vol. 1

The four issues collected in this volume are also collected in Captain America: The Classic Years, Vol. 1, as well as in Captain America: The Classic Years Slipcase Edition. This volume has also been collected as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics, Vol. 5

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics, Vol. 6
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Sub-Mariner, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America, Vol. 2

The first issue collected in this volume is also collected in Captain America: The Classic Years, Vol. 1; the final three issues are also collected in Captain America: The Classic Years, Vol. 2. All four issues are also collected in Captain America: The Classic Years Slipcase Edition.

1942
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery, Vol. 2
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics, Vol. 7
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners, Vol. 1

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America, Vol. 3

The first two issues collected in this volume are also collected in Captain America: The Classic Years, Vol. 2, as well as in Captain America: The Classic Years Slipcase Edition.

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age USA Comics, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Young Allies, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch, Vol. 2
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America, Vol. 4

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Sub-Mariner, Vol. 2
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America, Vol. 5

1943
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America, Vol. 6
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners, Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age USA Comics, Vol. 2
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch, Vol. 3
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Young Allies, Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Sub-Mariner, Vol. 3

1944
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners, Vol. 3

1948
Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners, Vol. 4

This volume collects the final issues of the first All-Winners series, which ended in Winter 1946, along with the first (and only) issue of the second All-Winners series from 1948.

1950
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Venus, Vol. 1

1952
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales, Vol. 1

1953
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Battlefield, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Journey Into Mystery, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales, Vol. 2

1954
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Menace, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Heroes, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales, Vol. 3

Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Jungle Adventure, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Heroes, Vol. 2
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Journey Into Mystery, Vol. 2

1955
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Jungle Adventure, Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Heroes, Vol. 3
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales, Vol. 4
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Jungle Adventure, Vol. 3

1956
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Journey Into Mystery, Vol. 3

Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales, Vol. 5
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Journey Into Mystery, Vol. 4

1957
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Black Knight/Yellow Claw, Vol. 1 (review)
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales, Vol. 6

1960
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense, Vol. 1

1961
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish, Vol. 2
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense, Vol. 2

Maximum Fantastic Four (review)

This hardcover is an oversized reprint of the first issue of Fantastic Four, with commentary by Walter Mosley and Jack Kirby biographer Mark Evanier. Fantastic Four #1 is considered the beginning of the “Marvel Age” and serves as the foundation for what will ultimately become the shared Marvel Universe.

Marvel Masterworks: Rawhide Kid, Vol. 1 (review)

Although it takes place in the days of the Wild West, Rawhide Kid is placed here to coincide with its original publication date (when Stan Lee and Jack Kirby revamped the series). This volume collects Rawhide Kid #17-25; the series’ first sixteen issues remain uncollected.

1962
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish, Vol. 3
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense, Vol. 3

Amazing Fantasy Omnibus

This book collects the entire fifteen-issue run of Marvel’s anthology series Amazing Fantasy. The final issue contains the first appearance of Spider-Man. That issue is also collected in the first Amazing Spider-Man Masterworks volume, as well as The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1.

1963
Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 1

This volume is also collected in Fantastic Four Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 1

This volume collects the entirety of Hulk’s first series, which was cancelled after six issues. The Hulk makes appearances in several other books, including Fantastic Four and Avengers, before resuming his own solo adventures as a co-feature (along with Ant-Man) in the pages of Tales to Astonish. Those stories are collected beginning with Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 2.

The first Incredible Hulk Masterworks volume is also collected in The Incredible Hulk Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Rawhide Kid, Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 2

This volume is also collected in Fantastic Four Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

1964
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 1

This volume is also collected in The Mighty Thor Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: The Human Torch, Vol. 1

This volume collects the Human Torch’s solo adventures from the pages of Strange Tales. Several stories in the book clash with the continuity of other Marvel comics from this time, but most of these inconsistencies are explained away and/or retconned later in the series.

Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 1

This volume is also collected in The Invincible Iron Man Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1 (review)

This volume is also collected in The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish, Vol. 4
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense, Vol. 4

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 3

This volume is also collected in Fantastic Four Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 1

This volume is also collected in The Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 2

This volume is also collected in The Mighty Thor Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Sgt. Fury, Vol. 1

The issues collected in this volume focus on Nick Fury’s activities during World War II, but they were first published at this point.

Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil, Vol. 1

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 2 (review)

This volume is also collected in The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

1965
Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 1

This volume is also collected in The X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 2

This volume is also collected in The Invincible Iron Man Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Human Torch, Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man, Vol. 2
Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 4

This volume is also collected in Fantastic Four Omnibus, Vol. 2. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 2

This volume is also collected in The Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 3

This volume is also collected in The Mighty Thor Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Sgt. Fury, Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 3 (review)

This volume is also collected in The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

1966
Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange, Vol. 1

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 2

This volume is also collected in The Incredible Hulk Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 5

This volume is also collected in Fantastic Four Omnibus, Vol. 2. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback. Its final three issues have also been collected as Silver Surfer: The Coming of Galactus.

Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 2

This volume is also collected in The X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 3

This volume is also collected in The Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 4

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Sgt. Fury, Vol. 3

Marvel Masterworks: Captain America, Vol. 1

This volume is also collected in Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 4 (review)

The first eight issues collected in this volume are also collected in The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 1; the final two are also collected in The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 2. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil, Vol. 2

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 3

This volume is also collected in The Invincible Iron Man Omnibus, Vol. 1.

1967
Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner, Vol. 1

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Vol. 1

Four of the issues collected in this volume are also collected in the trade paperback Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 6

This volume is also collected in Fantastic Four Omnibus, Vol. 2. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 3

This volume is also collected in The X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 4

This volume has also been collected as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 5

Marvel Masterworks: Sgt. Fury, Vol. 4

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 5

This volume is also collected in The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 2. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil, Vol. 3

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Thor: Tales of Asgard

This hardcover collects the Lee/Kirby “Tales of Asgard” back-up stories from Journey into Mystery #97 through Thor #145.

1968
Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 7

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 4

This volume is also collected in The X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 2. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 5

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 3

This volume is also collected in The Incredible Hulk Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Marvel Masterworks: Captain America, Vol. 2

This volume is also collected in Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 6

Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange, Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 4
Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner, Vol. 2

In March 1968, Iron Man appeared for the last time in Tales of Suspense and the Sub-Mariner made his final appearance in Tales to Astonish. The next month, the two characters appeared in the Iron Man & Sub-Mariner one-shot, collected in both the fourth Iron Man Masterwork edition and the second Sub-Mariner Masterwork edition. One month later, in May 1968, self-titled ongoing series for each character began; the inaugural issues of these series constitute the final stories collected in the fourth Iron Man and second Sub-Mariner Masterworks volumes, respectively.

The fourth Invincible Iron Man Masterworks volume is also collected in The Invincible Iron Man Omnibus, Vol. 2.

Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Vol. 2

All but the final three issues collected in this volume are also collected in the trade paperback Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. The final three issues are also collected in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Who is Scorpio?

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 6

This volume is also collected in The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 2. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil, Vol. 4

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 6

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 8

This volume has also been collected as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 4
Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 7

This volume is also collected in The Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus, Vol. 2. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

1969
Marvel Masterworks: Captain Marvel, Vol. 1

This volume has also been collected as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 5

In addition to eleven issues of the ongoing X-Men series, this volume also contains Angel’s solo stories from Ka-Zar and Marvel Tales, which were published about two years after the rest of the book’s contents but can be read here regardless. This volume is also collected in The X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 2.

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 7

The sixth Thor Masterworks volume ends with Thor #151, and the seventh begins with Thor #153. The skipped issue, Thor #152, appears in Essential Thor, Vol. 3 as well as in Marvel Masterworks: The Inhumans, Vol. 1.

Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange, Vol. 3

Marvel Masterworks: Not Brand Echh, Vol. 1

Marvel Masterworks: Captain America, Vol. 3

This volume is also collected in Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 5

This volume is also collected in The Invincible Iron Man Omnibus, Vol. 2.

Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner, Vol. 3

Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil, Vol. 5
Marvel Masterworks: Silver Surfer, Vol. 1

This volume is also collected in Silver Surfer Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 7

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 8

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 5

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 9

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

1970
Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Vol. 3

One issue collected in this volume is also collected in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Who is Scorpio?

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 8

Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 6

Nine of the thirteen issues collected in this volume are also collected in the trade X-Men Visionaries: Neal Adams. This volume is also collected in X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 2.

Marvel Masterworks: Captain America, Vol. 4
Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil, Vol. 6

Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 6

This volume is also collected in The Invincible Iron Man Omnibus, Vol. 2.

Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner, Vol. 4

Marvel Masterworks: Captain Marvel, Vol. 2

Captain Marvel’s series goes on hiatus for two years after this point, but resumes in 1972 with a new writer and artist. This new creative run is collected beginning with the third Captain Marvel Masterworks edition.

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 8
Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 9

Marvel Masterworks: Silver Surfer, Vol. 2

This volume is also collected in Silver Surfer Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 10

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 6
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 9
Marvel Comics Art of Wally Wood

This trade collects several issues of Tower of Shadows and Astonishing Tales drawn by Wally Wood.

1971
Spider-Man: The Death of Captain Stacy

This trade is also collected in Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys and in Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 10.

Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil, Vol. 7
Marvel Masterworks: Captain America, Vol. 5

Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 7
Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner, Vol. 6
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 9

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 10

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 7

Black Widow: The Sting of the Widow

Most of the contents of this hardcover are also collected in Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil, Vol. 8.

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 11

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 10

1972
Marvel Masterworks: The Inhumans, Vol. 1

This volume collects the Inhumans’ 1970-72 appearances in Amazing Adventures and The Avengers. It also collects a Thor storyline originally published from 1967 to 1968.

Marvel Masterworks: Daredevil, Vol. 8

Avengers: The Kree/Skrull War

This story is also collected in Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 10.

Marvel Masterworks: Captain America, Vol. 6

Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner, Vol. 6

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 10

All but three issues collected in this trade are also collected in Avengers: The Kree/Skrull War.

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 11

Marvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 8

Marvel Romance

This trade collects various romance comics from throughout Marvel’s history, the latest of which was published at this point.

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 12
Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 11

Essential Captain America, Vol. 3

So far, Captain America has been collected through issue 148 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The third Essential volume goes eight issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 156.

Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 8

1973
Marvel Masterworks: Ka-Zar, Vol. 1

Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 7

Beginning with issue 67, the X-Men went into reprints through issue 93. This volume collects the covers to X-Men #67-80, as well as actual stories featuring the X-Men from Amazing Spider-Man, Amazing Adventures, Marvel Team-Up, and Hulk.

Marvel Masterworks: Captain America, Vol. 7

Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange, Vol. 4

This volume collects the final issues of Doctor Strange’s original ongoing series (which ended in 1969), as well as the character’s subsequent appearances in Sub-Mariner, Hulk, Marvel Feature, and Marvel Premiere.

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 12
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 11

Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders, Vol. 1

The first Essential Defenders trade collects lead-in issues of Doctor Strange and Incredible Hulk not found in the Masterworks and which predate the rest of the contents in either book by about two years. Those issues can also be found in Essential Doctor Strange, Vol. 2 and Essential Hulk, Vol. 3.

Essential Daredevil, Vol. 4

So far, Daredevil has been collected through issue 84 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The fourth Essential volume goes seventeen issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 101.

Spider-Man: The Death of Gwen Stacy
Spider-Man: Death of the Stacys

Death of the Stacys collects the entirety of the trade Spider-Man: The Death of Captain Stacy, as well as the final two issues collected in The Death of Gwen Stacy. The Gwen Stacy trade includes an additional three issues of Amazing Spider-Man, as well as a short story from 1998 drawn by John Romita.

The issues collected in The Death of Gwen Stacy are also collected in the trade Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin; this trade also includes the Green Goblin’s second appearance from Amazing Spider-Man #17 and a 1993 issue featuring Harry Osborn as the Goblin.

Spider-Man: The Death of Captain Stacy and the first half of the Gwen Stacy trade are also collected in the tenth Spider-Man Masterworks volume. The second half of the Gwen Stacy trade is also collected in the thirteenth Spider-Man Masterworks volume.

Marvel Masterworks: Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 1

Essential Iron Man, Vol. 4

So far, Iron Man has been collected through issue 53 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The fourth Essential volume goes eight issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 61.

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 12

Essential Hulk, Vol. 4

So far, Hulk has been collected up to issue 156 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The fourth Essential volume goes fourteen issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 170.

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 13
Avengers/Defenders War

The contents of this book are also collected, in their entirety, in the twelfth Avengers Masterworks volume and the second Defenders Masterworks volume.

1974
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 12

Vampire Tales, Vol. 1

This trade collects the first three issues of the black-and-white magazine Vampire Tales.

Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 9
Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 13

Marvel Masterworks: Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: Captain Marvel, Vol. 3

Marvel Masterworks: Warlock, Vol. 1
Captain America and the Falcon: Secret Empire

Essential Werewolf by Night, Vol. 1
The Life of Captain Marvel

The contents of this trade, along with the original graphic novel The Death of Captain Marvel, are also collected in the trade The Life and Death of Captain Marvel.

Essential Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 1

So far, Marvel Team-Up has been collected up to issue 22 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The first Essential volume goes two issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 24.

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 14

Marvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 13
Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders, Vol. 2
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 13

Vampire Tales, Vol. 2

Doctor Strange: A Separate Reality

This trade, which collects the second half of Doctor Strange’s appearances in Marvel Premiere and the first five issues of the character’s second ongoing series, is also collected in Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange, Vol. 5.

1975
Essential Man-Thing, Vol. 1

Giant-Size Marvel, Vol. 1

This trade collects Giant-Size issues from a number of different series, including Fantastic Four, Avengers, Defenders, Invaders, and X-Men.

Essential Tales of the Zombie, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 14

Tomb of Dracula Omnibus, Vol. 1

The issues collected in this hardcover are also collected in the trades Tomb of Dracula, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3.

Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders, Vol. 3

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 14
Avengers: Celestial Madonna

The contents of Avengers: Celestial Madonna are also collected, in their entirety, in Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 14.

Essential Captain America, Vol. 4
Captain America and the Falcon: Nomad

Essential Captain America, Vol. 4 collects Captain America #157-186 in black and white. Captain America and the Falcon: Nomad collects #177-186, but in color. The fourth Essential Captain America trade is thus the only book to collect Captain America #157-185 in any format.

Vampire Tales, Vol. 3

Marvel Masterworks: Marvel Two-In-One, Vol. 1

Essential Daredevil, Vol. 5
Essential Monster of Frankenstein, Vol. 1

Essential Luke Cage, Power Man, Vol. 1

Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 8

Beginning with issue 67, the X-Men went into reprints until issue 93. This volume collects the covers to X-Men #81-93, as well as actual stories featuring the X-Men from Avengers, Captain America, Hulk, Defenders, Giant-Size Fantastic Four, and Marvel Team-Up. Brand-new X-Men stories resume in the main title with X-Men #94, which is collected in Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1.

Essential Avengers, Vol. 6

So far, Avengers has been collected up to issue 128 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The sixth Essential volume goes eight issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 140.

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 15

Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders, Vol. 4
Guardians of the Galaxy: Earth Shall Overcome

This hardcover collects the earliest appearances of the Guardians of the Galaxy from Defenders, Marvel Super-Heroes, and Marvel Two-In-One. Five of the issues collected also appear in Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders, Vol. 4.

Marvel Masterworks: Iron Fist, Vol. 1

This volume collects Iron Fist’s earliest appearances in Marvel Premiere, as well as the first two issues of the character’s ongoing series.

1976
Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange, Vol. 5

This volume collects Doctor Strange’s final appearances in Marvel Premiere and the first thirteen issues of the character’s second ongoing series.

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 15

Eight of the issues collected in this volume are also collected in the trade Spider-Man: The Original Clone Saga.

Essential Thor, Vol. 6

So far, Thor has been collected up to issue 228 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The sixth Essential volume goes eighteen issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 247.

Avengers: The Coming of the Beast
Avengers: The Serpent Crown
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 15

The contents of The Coming of the Beast and The Serpent Crown overlap: the former collects Avengers #137-140 and 145-146, and the latter collects Avengers #141-144 and 147-149. All of these issues are collected, in publication order, in Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 15.

Essential Iron Man, Vol. 5
Essential Hulk, Vol. 5

Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1

This volume is also collected in Uncanny X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Essential Captain America, Vol. 5

The contents of this trade actually extend well beyond this point, but it is placed here to coincide with the original publication dates of the only issues it collects that have not been reprinted elsewhere: Captain America #187-192, which bridge the gap between Captain America and the Falcon: Nomad and Madbomb.

Captain America and the Falcon: Madbomb

This trade is also collected in Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus.

Marvel Masterworks: Captain Marvel, Vol. 4

Essential Spider-Man, Vol. 7

So far, Amazing Spider-Man has been collected up to issue 155 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The seventh Essential volume goes five issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 160.

Essential Ghost Rider, Vol. 1

Invaders Classic, Vol. 1

Invaders is an ongoing series starring Captain America, Namor the Sub-Mariner, and the original Human Torch, among others. Although it takes place during World War II, it was originally published at this point.

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four, Vol. 16
Thing: Liberty Legion

Collecting the “Red Skull Strikes” crossover, this hardcover collects issues of Invaders, Marvel Premiere, Fantastic Four, and Marvel Two-in-One. The Invaders and Marvel Premiere issues are also collected in Invaders Classic, Vol. 1.

Marvel Masterworks: The Black Panther, Vol. 1
Essential Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 2
Fantastic Four: Crusaders & Titans
Thor: If Asgard Should Perish

Essential Defenders, Vol. 2

So far, Defenders has been collected up to issue 21 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The second Essential volume goes nine issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 30. It also collects the series’ five Giant-Size issues, as well as various issues of Marvel Team-Up and Marvel Two-in-One.

1977
Captain America: Bicentennial Battles

This trade is also collected in Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus.

Champions Classic, Vol. 1
Avengers: The Private War of Dr. Doom

The contents of this hardcover are also collected in Avengers Epic Collection: The Final Threat.

Essential Marvel Two-In-One, Vol. 1

So far, Marvel Two-In-One has been collected through issue 10 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The first Essential volume goes fifteen issues beyond this point, collecting through issue 25.

Essential Werewolf by Night, Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange, Vol. 6

Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 16

The Eternals by Jack Kirby, Vol. 1

This trade is also collected in The Eternals Omnibus.

Essential Fantastic Four, Vol. 8

So far, Fantastic Four has been collected through issue 175 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The eighth Essential volume goes eight issues beyond this point, collecting through issue 183.

Essential Daredevil, Vol. 6

Captain Britain, Vol. 1: Birth of a Legend

This hardcover collects the character’s first appearances in Captain Britain #1-39 and Super Spider-Man & Captain Britain #231-232. These issues were previously collected by Panini in the trades Captain Britain, Vol. 1: The Birth of a Legend and Captain Britain, Vol. 2: Hero Reborn.

Marvel Masterworks: The Inhumans, Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Power of Starhawk
Nova Classic, Vol. 1

Essential Avengers, Vol. 7

Fantastic Four: Reunited They Stand

Essential Marvel Horror, Vol. 2

This trade collects issues featuring a variety of Marvel’s supernatural characters, including the Living Mummy, Gabriel the Devil Hunter, Brother Voodoo, Golem, Scarecrow, and Modred the Mystic. These issues are unrelated to those collected in Essential Marvel Horror, Vol. 1, the contents of which end several years after this point; thus, there is no need to read the trades in order by volume number.

Fantastic Four Visionaries: George Pérez, Vol. 1

This trade collects a number of issues of Fantastic Four drawn by George Pérez, the latest of which were published at this point.

Invaders Classic, Vol. 2
Captain America and the Falcon: The Swine

This trade is also collected in Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus.

Marvel Masterworks: Iron Fist, Vol. 2
Thor: The Quest for Odin
What If? Classic, Vol. 1

The “What If?” series takes place outside of Marvel continuity for the most part, but makes frequent reference to events in the main universe. Additionally, framing sequences for some stories do take place in the main universe.

Avengers: The Bride of Ultron

The contents of this hardcover are also collected in Avengers Epic Collection: The Final Threat.

Avengers Epic Collection: The Final Threat

This trade collects the same issues as Avengers: The Private War of Dr. Doom and Avengers: The Bride of Ultron, with the addition of two Annual issues published in 1977.

Marvel Masterworks: Warlock, Vol. 2

1978
Black Panther by Jack Kirby, Vol. 1
The Eternals by Jack Kirby, Vol. 2

This trade is also collected in The Eternals Omnibus.

Silver Surfer: The Ultimate Cosmic Experience

This original graphic novel reunited Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for their final collaboration. It was reprinted in 1997 as The Silver Surfer.

Essential Iron Fist, Vol. 1
Essential Luke Cage, Power Man, Vol. 2

Essential Iron Fist, Vol. 1 collects all fifteen issues of the character’s first ongoing series (also collected in the two Marvel Masterworks: Iron Fist volumes); it also collects Power Man #48-49 (also collected as the final two issues of Essential Luke Cage, Vol. 2), as well as the first issues of the ongoing series Power Man & Iron Fist. From here, the story of the two characters continues into Essential Power Man & Iron Fist, Vol. 1.

Marvel Masterworks: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1

Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 2
X-Men Vignettes, Vol. 1

The second Uncanny X-Men Masterworks volume is also collected in Uncanny X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

The X-Men Vignettes trade paperbacks collect the original back-up stories from Classic X-Men, a series that reprinted Uncanny X-Men beginning with issue 94. While these reprint issues were originally published in the late 1980s, the stories collected in this trade expand on events in the first and second Uncanny X-Men Masterworks editions.

Champions Classic, Vol. 2
Thor: Gods, Gladiators & The Guardians of the Galaxy
Spider-Man: A New Goblin

Essential Doctor Strange, Vol. 3

So far, Doctor Strange has been collected up to the 22nd issue of the character’s second ongoing series in the Marvel Masterworks format. The third Essential volume goes seven issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 29.

Essential Defenders, Vol. 3

Essential Hulk, Vol. 6
Marvel Masterworks: Captain Marvel, Vol. 5

Essential Spider-Man, Vol. 8
Nova Classic, Vol. 2

Spider-Man: Marvel Team-Up by Claremont & Byrne
Invaders Classic, Vol. 3
Avengers: The Korvac Saga

Fantastic Four Visionaries: George Pérez, Vol. 2

This trade collects a number of Fantastic Four appearances drawn by George Pérez. Although several of the issues take place beyond this point, the main issues take place just prior to Fantastic Four: The Overthrow of Doom.

• Fantastic Four: The Overthrow of Doom

What If? Classic, Vol. 2
Devil Dinosaur Omnibus
Thor: Ragnarok

1979
Black Panther by Jack Kirby, Vol. 2

Essential Captain America, Vol. 6

The first nine issues collected in this trade are also collected in Captain America and the Falcon: The Swine and in Captain America by Jack Kirby Omnibus.

Essential Marvel Horror, Vol. 1

This trade collects various issues featuring Satana and Son of Satan, the latest of which was published at this point.

Essential Nova, Vol. 1
Essential Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 3

This trade skips two issues of Marvel Team-Up (featuring the cast of Saturday Night Live and Red Sonja, respectively), which Marvel could not reprint for legal reasons. The Red Sonja issue was collected in the Spider-Man/Red Sonja trade.

Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 3
X-Men Vignettes, Vol. 2

The third Uncanny X-Men Masterworks volume is also collected in Uncanny X-Men Omnibus, Vol. 1. It has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

While they were originally published in the late 1980s, the stories collected in the second X-Men Vignettes trade expand on events in the second and third Uncanny X-Men Masterworks editions.

Essential Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 1
Essential Marvel Two-In-One, Vol. 2
Essential Rampaging Hulk, Vol. 1
Essential Fantastic Four, Vol. 9
Essential Avengers, Vol. 8

Significant portions of this trade have also been collected in Avengers: The Korvac Saga and Avengers: Nights of Wundagore.

Essential Godzilla
Night Raven: The Collected Stories

Tomb of Dracula Omnibus, Vol. 2

Invaders Classic, Vol. 4

This trade collects the final issues of the ongoing Invaders series, which were published at this point, as well as a four-issue miniseries published in 1993.

Thunderbolts: Marvel’s Most Wanted

This trade collects the first appearances of characters that would later appear as members of the Thunderbolts in the late 1990s.

Omega the Unknown Classic

This trade collects the entirety of Omega the Unknown, a short-lived series that ran for ten issues from 1976 to 1977. Its plot was wrapped up in two issues of Defenders, which were published at this point and are collected at the end of the book.

Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle

The contents of this trade were previously collected as The Power of Iron Man.

Avengers: Nights of Wundagore

Parts of this trade were also collected as Avengers: The Yesterday Quest. This trade was also collected in a black-and-white, digest-sized volume as part of the Backpack Marvels series.

Thing: Project Pegasus

The contents of this hardcover were previously collected as Thing: The Project Pegasus Saga. The new printing collects an additional two issues.

1980
Nova Classic, Vol. 3
Fantastic Four: In Search of Galactus

Nova Classic, Vol. 3 collects the final six issues of Nova’s first ongoing series, along with ten issues of Fantastic Four. Those issues are also collected in Fantastic Four: In Search of Galactus.

Thor: The Eternals Saga, Vol. 1
Spider-Man: Return of the Burglar

Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 4
X-Men: Proteus

The four issues collected in X-Men: Proteus are also collected in the fourth Uncanny X-Men Masterworks volume, which has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Essential Spider-Woman, Vol. 1
What If? Classic, Vol. 3

• Captain Britain, Vol. 2: Siege of Camelot

This hardcover collects the character’s various appearances in Super Spider-Man & Captain Britain, Marvel Team-Up, Hulk Comic, and Incredible Hulk Weekly. Some of these issues were previously collected by Panini in the trades Captain Britain, Vol. 2: Hero Reborn and Captain Britain, Vol. 3: The Lion and the Spider.

Essential Super-Villain Team-Up, Vol. 1

Hulk: Heart of the Atom
Essential Hulk, Vol. 7

The final three issues collected in Hulk: Heart of the Atom are also the final three issues of Essential Hulk, Vol. 7.

Avengers: Heart of Stone

Wolverine Battles the Incredible Hulk

This trade reprints the two issues of Incredible Hulk in which Wolverine first appears (originally published in 1974), as well as a short story from a 1980 issue of Marvel Treasury. The Hulk issues have been collected in a wide variety of other collections, and the Marvel Treasury story is also collected in X-Men: Road Trippin’!

Howard The Duck Omnibus

The final two issues collected in this book were actually published in 1986, but the other 36 issues were published from late 1973 up to this point in 1980. The two 1986 issues can be read here just as easily as later.

Tomb of Dracula Omnibus, Vol. 3

This book collects full issues of Dracula Lives!, Tomb of Dracula Magazine, and Monster of Frankenstein; the main Tomb of Dracula series is collected across the first two Omnibus editions. Many of the stories featuring Dracula from these issues are also collected in Essential Tomb Of Dracula, Vol. 4.

Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 0

This trade is also collected in Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Essential Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 4

X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga

All of the issues collected in this oversized hardcover are also collected in the fifth and sixth Uncanny X-Men Masterworks volumes, with only two exceptions – an issue of Classic X-Men and an issue of What If?. The former is collected in the hardcover X-Men: Phoenix Rising, while the latter is an otherwise uncollected alternate-universe story that doesn’t contribute to the main plot.

All but one of the issues of Uncanny X-Men collected in this hardcover are also collected in the trade X-Men Legends, Vol. 2: The Dark Phoenix Saga.

Essential Ghost Rider, Vol. 2

Avengers Legends, Vol. 3: George Pérez, Vol. 1

This trade collects a number of issues of Avengers drawn by George Pérez from throughout the title’s history, the latest of which was published at this point.

Essential Spider-Man, Vol. 9

Thor: The Eternals Saga, Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 5

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

1981
Essential Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1

So far, Ms. Marvel has been collected up to issue 14 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The first Essential volume goes nine issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 23.

Essential Defenders, Vol. 4

Captain America: War & Remembrance

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Previous editions of this trade included only Uncanny X-Men #141-142, but the newest one collects Uncanny X-Men #138-143 and Annual #4. The contents of this trade are also collected in the fifth and sixth Uncanny X-Men Masterworks volumes.

Essential Avengers, Vol. 9

Essential Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 2
Spider-Man Visionaries: Roger Stern, Vol. 1

Eleven of the thirteen issues collected in the Roger Stern Visionaries trade also appear in Essential Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 2.

What If? Classic, Vol. 4

Essential Captain America, Vol. 7

Essential Rampaging Hulk, Vol. 2

Essential Man-Thing, Vol. 2

Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson, Vol. 1

The material collected in the Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson trade series was previously collected in the Daredevil Visionaries: Frank Miller trade series, which is now out of print. Material from this first volume was also previously collected in the trades Daredevil: Marked for Death and Daredevil: Gang War. This trade is also collected in its entirety in Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson Omnibus.

Essential Marvel Two-In-One, Vol. 3
Thing: The Serpent Crown Affair

Thing: The Serpent Crown Affair collects several issues of Marvel Two-In-One that are also collected in Essential Marvel Two-In-One, Vol. 3.

Essential Moon Knight, Vol. 1
Moon Knight: Countdown to Dark

Moon Knight: Countdown to Dark collects the character’s appearances in the black-and-white Hulk! Magazine. These issues are also collected in Essential Moon Knight, Vol. 1.

Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 6
Wizard X-Men Masterpiece Edition

This book collects a number of issues that are also collected in the fourth, fifth, and sixth Uncanny X-Men Masterworks, but with some different extras and bonus material.

Essential Power Man and Iron Fist, Vol. 1

Ghost Rider Team-Up

The Sensational Spider-Man
The Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man

The two preceding Spider-Man trades collect a variety of issues from throughout the character’s history. The Sensational Spider-Man and The Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man both collect Amazing Spider-Man Annual #14; all three collect Amazing Spider-Man Annual #15.

1982
DC/Marvel Crossover Classics, Vol. 1

Essential Savage She-Hulk, Vol. 1
Essential Ghost Rider, Vol. 3

Iron Man by Michelinie, Layton & Romita Jr. Omnibus

Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 1

This trade is also collected in Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Spider-Man vs. The Black Cat, Vol. 1

This trade collects a variety of Black Cat appearances, the latest of which were published at this point.

Essential Defenders, Vol. 5

Captain Marvel: The Death of Captain Marvel

The Premiere Classic edition of The Death of Captain Marvel contains the original graphic novel of the same name, Captain Marvel #34, and two issues of Marvel Spotlight which have not been collected elsewhere. The original graphic novel (along with the contents of the trade The Life of Captain Marvel) has also been collected in the trade The Life and Death of Captain Marvel.

What If? Classic, Vol. 5

Spider-Man: Strange Adventures

Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson, Vol. 2

This trade is also collected in Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson Omnibus. The final two issues collected in this trade were also collected as Daredevil/Punisher: Child’s Play.

• Essential Spider-Man, Vol. 10

The final seven issues collected in this trade were also collected in black and white in Spider-Man: Murder by Spider, a digest-sized entry in the Backpack Marvels series.

Spider-Man: Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut

The original trade paperback edition of this story collects just two issues; those issues have also been collected in Spider-Man: Murder by Spider, Wizard Spider-Man Masterpiece Edition and Spider-Man: The Gauntlet, Vol. 4 – Juggernaut. These are also the final two issues collected in Essential Spider-Man, Vol. 10.

Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 7

Essential Dazzler, Vol. 1

Essential Doctor Strange, Vol. 4

X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills

This story, first published as an original graphic novel, is also collected (in black and white) in later printings of Essential X-Men, Vol. 4.

1983
Essential Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 3
Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 2

This trade is also collected in Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Spider-Man: Mark of the Tarantula
Avengers: Vision and the Scarlet Witch

Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson, Vol. 3

One issue of Daredevil collected in this trade was actually published in 1985, and the original graphic novel Daredevil/Elektra: Love & War was published in 1990, but the rest of the material in this book was published at this time. This trade is also collected in Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson Omnibus.

Daredevil vs. Bullseye

This trade collects various issues of Daredevil, including issues 131-132, which were published in 1976 and have not been collected elsewhere. The rest of the book’s contents take place later, with the latest issue taking place at this point.

Marvel Fanfare, Vol. 1: Strange Tales

Parts of this book were also collected in Spider-Man: Strange Adventures, as well as in the trade X-Men/Spider-Man: Savage Land.

Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 8

Essential Moon Knight, Vol. 2
Avengers: The Trial of Yellowjacket
What If? Classic, Vol. 6

Essential Spider-Woman, Vol. 2
Essential Marvel Two-In-One, Vol. 4

Incredible Hulk: Pardoned

Essential Killraven, Vol. 1

Most of the material collected in this trade was originally published from 1973 to 1976, but it is placed here due to its inclusion of the 1983 original graphic novel Killraven, Warrior of the Worlds: Last Dreams Broken. The book also includes a Killraven one-shot from 2001.

Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 3

This trade is also collected in Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Fantastic Four/Spider-Man Classic

This trade collects a variety of issues featuring both Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four; the latest story, from Marvel Team-Up #132-133, was published at this time. The book actually ends with an issue published in 1996, but it takes place in the early days of Spider-Man’s career and can be read here.

Wolverine by Claremont & Miller

This trade, which collects Wolverine’s original four-issue miniseries by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, is also collected in Wolverine Omnibus, Vol. 1, The Best of Wolverine, Vol. 1, Wolverine: The Adamantium Collection, and Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 9. The final two issues it collects are also collected in Essential X-Men, Vol. 4. It has also been collected as a trade paperback.

Essential Defenders, Vol. 6

Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 9

In addition to collecting eight issues of Uncanny X-Men, this hardcover collects Wolverine’s first miniseries and the graphic novel X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills.

Marvel Masterworks: Deathlok, Vol. 1

Most of the material collected in this hardcover was published in the mid- to late 1970s, but the final three issues, Captain America #286-288, were published at this point in late 1983. These three issues were also collected in the trade Captain America: Deathlok Lives.

Doctor Strange vs. Dracula: The Montesi Formula
Essential Power Man and Iron Fist, Vol. 2
Iron Man Epic Collection: The Enemy Within

New Mutants Classic, Vol. 1

In addition to the first seven issues of the ongoing New Mutants series, this trade collects the lead-in original graphic novel The New Mutants.

Avengers: Hawkeye

1984
Essential Spider-Man, Vol. 11
Cloak & Dagger: Child of Darkness, Child of Light

Essential X-Men, Vol. 4

So far, Uncanny X-Men has been collected through issue 168 in the Marvel Masterworks format. The fourth Essential volume goes eleven issues beyond this point, collecting up to issue 179. Later printings of this trade include the original graphic novel X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills. Nine issues collected in this trade have also been collected (in color) in X-Men: From the Ashes; seven have also been collected (in black & white) in X-Men: Target – Angel; and another six have been collected (in black & white) in the digest-sized X-Men: Dark Phoenix Returns.

Avengers: Absolute Vision, Book 1
X-Men: Magik – Storm & Illyana

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Alpha Flight Classic, Vol. 1

Spider-Man: Origin of the Hobgoblin

The latest printing of this trade collects three more issues than the original version.

Thing Classic, Vol. 1

New Defenders, Vol. 1

The Elektra Saga

This trade collects a four-issue miniseries which re-edited pre-existing writing and artwork from Frank Miller’s run on Daredevil in an effort to make Elektra more of a focal point in the story. As such, it very obviously isn’t canon, but is included on the timeline for the sake of completeness.

Secret Wars Omnibus

The Secret Wars miniseries began publication at this point in 1984 and ended about a year later, but it takes place at this point in the timeline. The main series has also been collected as a trade paperback.

Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 4

The first half of this trade is also collected in Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Hercules: Prince of Power

This hardcover collects two Hercules miniseries, one published in 1982 and the other at this point in 1984.

New Mutants Classic, Vol. 2

Incredible Hulk: Regression
What If? Classic, Vol. 7

The Mighty Thor: I, Whom the Gods Would Destroy

Although published in 1988, this original graphic novel takes place just prior to the beginning of Walt Simonson’s run on Thor.

Thor Visionaries: Walt Simonson, Vol. 1

This trade is also collected in the Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus. Parts of this volume were also collected as The Mighty Thor: The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill.

Essential Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 4

Avengers: West Coast Avengers – Assemble

This hardcover includes the original four-issue West Coast Avengers miniseries, as well as issues from the main Avengers title, all published in 1984. It also collects one issue published in 1993. Its contents are also collected in Avengers: West Coast Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Spider-Man: The Saga of the Alien Costume

The contents of this trade have been re-collected in their entirety in Spider-Man: The Birth of Venom, along with a good deal of other material published between 1984 and 1990.

Dazzler: The Movie

This original graphic novel has also been reprinted in black and white in Essential Dazzler, Vol. 2.

1985
Captain America: Death of the Red Skull
Machine Man

Alpha Flight Classic, Vol. 2
Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 5

Cloak & Dagger: Crime and Punishment
New Mutants Classic, Vol. 3

The first half of this trade was previously collected in the trade New Mutants: The Demon Bear Saga.

Thing Classic, Vol. 2

X-Men: Kitty Pryde & Wolverine

This hardcover is also collected in Wolverine Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Power Pack Classic, Vol. 1

This trade collects the first ten issues of the Power Pack ongoing series. The first four issues were previously collected as Power Pack: Origin Album.

Captain Britain by Alan Moore & Alan Davis Omnibus

This hardcover collects a variety of Captain Britain stories, beginning with the character’s first series from 1976 and ending with issues first published at this point. Some of the material in this book was previously collected in the trade paperbacks Captain Britain, Captain Britain, Vol. 4: The Siege of Camelot, and Captain Britain, Vol. 5: Endgame.

Essential Defenders, Vol. 7
X-Men: Iceman
X-Men: Beauty & the Beast

The contents of X-Men: Iceman and X-Men: Beauty & the Beast are also collected in Essential Defenders, Vol. 7.

Essential Ghost Rider, Vol. 4

Star Comics: All-Star Collection, Vol. 1

Star Comics was an imprint aimed at younger readers that lasted from 1984 to 1988. While the line’s place in Marvel continuity is questionable at best, certain titles do feature appearances by Spider-Man and other Marvel characters, and many of the Star Comics characters later appeared in the 2009 X-Babies miniseries. The trades have thus far collected issues from four different series: Planet Terry, Top Dog, Wally the Wizard, and Royal Roy.

Rocket Raccoon: Guardian of the Keystone Quadrant

The miniseries collected in this hardcover is also collected in Annihilation Classic.

Thor Visionaries: Walt Simonson, Vol. 2

This trade is also collected in the Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus.

Revenge of the Living Monolith

Iron Man: Iron Monger

Dr. Strange: Into the Dark Dimension
Incredible Hulk: Crossroads
Alpha Flight Classic, Vol. 3
New Mutants Classic, Vol. 4
Power Pack Classic, Vol. 2

In addition to seven issues of the Power Pack ongoing series, this trade also collects the original graphic novel Power Pack & Cloak and Dagger: Shelter from the Storm.

The Aladdin Effect

This original graphic novel features appearances by She-Hulk, Storm, Tigra, and Wasp.

The Raven Banner: A Tale of Asgard

This original graphic novel features appearances by Thor and a number of other Asgardian gods.

1986
Peter Porker, The Spectacular Spider-Ham, Vol. 1

Essential X-Men, Vol. 5
X-Men: The Asgardian Wars

As of its second printing, Essential X-Men, Vol. 5 includes the two-issue X-Men/Alpha Flight miniseries. The series is also included in X-Men: The Asgardian Wars, along with Uncanny X-Men Annual #9 and New Mutants Special Edition #1 (both of which are also collected in Essential X-Men, Vol. 6). The X-Men/Alpha Flight miniseries was also collected at one point in its own trade, X-Men/Alpha Flight: The Gift.

Daredevil: Love’s Labors Lost

Two of the nine issues collected in this trade are also collected in the Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson Omnibus Companion.

Star Comics: All-Star Collection, Vol. 2
X-Men: Longshot

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Secret Wars II Omnibus

The final Fantastic Four story in the Secret Wars II Omnibus was actually published about two years after the rest of the material collected in the book, but can nonetheless be read here with fairly little confusion. The main series has also been collected as a trade paperback.

Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 6

Most of the issues collected in this trade were first published in 1985, but since it includes an issue of Secret Wars II, it is placed directly after the Secret Wars II Omnibus.

Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 7
X-Men: Phoenix Rising

Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 7 and X-Men: Phoenix Rising both contain the issues Avengers #263, Fantastic Four #286, and X-Factor #1. The only material unique to X-Men: Phoenix Rising are short stories from Classic X-Men #8 and #43.

Captain Britain

Essential Dazzler, Vol. 2

Among the issues collected in this trade is the 1984 original graphic novel Dazzler: The Movie.

Essential Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 5

Four issues collected in this trade are also collected in Spider-Man: The Death of Jean DeWolff.

Avengers: West Coast Avengers – Family Ties

The contents of this hardcover are also collected in Avengers: West Coast Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1.

New Mutants Classic, Vol. 5
X-Men: Firestar

Thor: Balder the Brave

The Balder the Brave miniseries collected here is also collected in Thor Visionaries: Walt Simonson, Vol. 4. The issues of Thor collected here (#360-362) are also collected in Thor Visionaries: Walt Simonson, Vol. 3. This trade is also collected in the Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus.

Essential Punisher, Vol. 1
Punisher: Circle of Blood

Essential Punisher, Vol. 1 collects the Punisher’s earliest appearances in Amazing Spider-Man and other titles, beginning in 1974 and continuing up to this point in 1986. The character’s first miniseries is collected at the end of the Essential volume, as well as in its own hardcover collection, entitled Punisher: Circle of Blood. Two issues collected in Essential Punisher, Vol. 1 were also collected in black and white in the trade Classic Punisher.

Hulk Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 1

Thor Visionaries: Walt Simonson, Vol. 3

This trade is also collected in the Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus.

Avengers: The Once and Future Kang
Avengers: Kang – Time and Time Again

This trade collects various issues of Avengers, Incredible Hulk, and Thor, the latest of which was published at this point. Those issues are also collected in Avengers: The Once and Future Kang.

Star Comics: All-Star Collection, Vol. 3

Squadron Supreme

The Squadron Supreme trade paperback includes the original 12-issue series and a tie-in issue of Captain America. The Squadron Supreme by Mark Gruenwald Omnibus includes these issues, in addition to an original graphic novel from 1989 (which is also collected in the trade Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe).

Daredevil: Born Again

This trade is also collected in Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson Omnibus Companion.

Essential Web of Spider-Man, Vol. 1
Avengers: Vision and The Scarlet Witch – A Year in the Life
X-Men: Ghosts
Power Pack Classic, Vol. 3
Doctor Strange: Into Shamballa

Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 8

Essential Marvel Saga, Vol. 1

Thor Visionaries: Walt Simonson, Vol. 4

Two issues of Thor collected in this trade also appear in X-Men: Mutant Massacre. Also collected here is the four-issue Balder the Brave miniseries, which was collected by itself as a Marvel Premiere Classic hardcover in 2009. This trade is also collected in the Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus.

Spider-Man: Hooky

1987
Avengers: West Coast Avengers – Sins of the Past

The contents of this hardcover are also collected in Avengers: West Coast Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Avengers: West Coast Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1

This hardcover collects the same material as the first three Avengers: West Coast Avengers collections – Assemble, Family Ties, and Sins of the Past.

Essential X-Men, Vol. 6
New Mutants Classic, Vol. 6

One issue collected in this trade is also collected in X-Men: Mutant Massacre.

X-Men: Mutant Massacre

The original Mutant Massacre trade collected five issues of Uncanny X-Men, three issues of X-Factor, two issues of Thor, and one issue each of New Mutants and Power Pack. These issues are all included (in black and white) in Essential X-Men, Vol. 6 as well. The oversized hardcover edition of Mutant Massacre includes these issues, plus an otherwise uncollected issue of Daredevil.

X-Men: Lifedeath

This hardcover collects a number of issues of Uncanny X-Men featuring the work of artist Barry Windsor-Smith. The final issue collected is also collected in X-Men: Mutant Massacre.

Star Comics: All-Star Collection, Vol. 4

This trade was scheduled to be released in July 2010, but it doesn’t seem that it was ever published. It may eventually see its way to print, though, so I’ve included it on the timeline anyway.

Spider-Man vs. Wolverine

Avengers: Under Siege
Elektra: Assassin

This trade is also collected in Elektra by Frank Miller & Bill Sienkiewicz Omnibus, as well as in Daredevil/Elektra: Love & War.

Iron Man: The Many Armors of Iron Man
Essential X-Factor, Vol. 1

Women of Marvel, Vol. 2

This trade collects issues from a wide variety of series, including Avengers, Spider-Woman, Uncanny X-Men, and West Coast Avengers.

X-Men vs. Fantastic Four
X-Men vs. Avengers
Mephisto vs. the Fantastic Four, X-Factor, the X-Men, and the Avengers

The three preceding books form a loose trilogy of sorts. The first two have also been collected together in X-Men vs. Avengers/Fantastic Four. X-Men vs. Fantastic Four has also been collected in trade as Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men.

Star Brand Classic, Vol. 1
Psi-Force Classic, Vol. 1
D.P. 7 Classic, Vol. 1

Star Brand, Psi-Force, and D.P.7 are part of the “New Universe” imprint launched by Marvel in celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary. The imprint was meant to portray superheroes realistically and to be completely separate from the Marvel Universe proper. Many characters eventually did find their way into the main universe, though, providing sufficient reason to place these trades on the timeline.

Avengers: The Contest

This hardcover collects the 1982 miniseries Contest of Champions, but the 1987 issues of Avengers and West Coast Avengers collected here place it at this point on the timeline. Earlier printings were simply titled Contest of Champions.

Spider-Man vs. Silver Sable
Thor Visionaries: Walt Simonson, Vol. 5

This trade is also collected in the Thor by Walter Simonson Omnibus.

New Mutants Classic, Vol. 7
X-Men: Old Soldiers

One of the issues collected in this trade is also collected in X-Men: Mutant Massacre, and two others are also collected in New Mutants Classic, Vol. 6 and Vol. 7.

The ‘Nam, Vol. 1

This series takes place during the Vietnam War, but was published at this point. It eventually crosses over with the Punisher, revealing previously unexplored elements of that character’s early life. The contents of this trade were previously collected in The ‘Nam, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3.

Avengers: West Coast Avengers – Lost in Space and Time

The contents of this hardcover are also collected in Avengers: West Coast Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 2.

Amazing Spider-Man: The Wedding

Iron Man: Armor Wars Prologue
Avengers: Assault on Olympus
X-Men: Fallen Angels

This volume has also been reprinted as a trade paperback.

Essential Web of Spider-Man, Vol. 2
Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt

Essential Marvel Saga, Vol. 2

The Incredible Hulk and the Thing: The Big Change
Emperor Doom

In later printings, this original graphic novel is titled Avengers: Emperor Doom.

1988
Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 1

Avengers: West Coast Avengers – Zodiac Attack

The contents of this hardcover are also collected in Avengers: West Coast Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 2.

Spider-Man: The Death of Jean DeWolff

The initial trade paperback version of this book collected Spectacular Spider-Man #107-110; the newest hardcover edition adds issues 134-136 as well. The original four issues are also collected in Wizard Spider-Man Masterpiece Edition.

Essential X-Men, Vol. 7
X-Men: Fall of the Mutants

The original Fall of the Mutants trade collected three issues each of Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, and X-Factor; the Omnibus collects eight issues each of Uncanny X-Men and X-Factor, seven issues of New Mutants, and tie-in issues from Captain America, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, and Power Pack. The contents of the Omnibus have also been split over two trade paperback collections: X-Men: Fall of the Mutants, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

Thor: Alone Against the Celestials

Thor: The Warriors Three

The ‘Nam, Vol. 2

The first two issues collected in this trade were previously collected in The ‘Nam, Vol. 3.

Avengers: Heavy Metal
Iron Man: Armor Wars

Evolutionary War Omnibus

Collecting the “Evolutionary War” crossover, this hardcover includes the 1988 Annual issues of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Fantastic Four, New Mutants, Punisher, Silver Surfer, Spectacular Spider-Man, Uncanny X-Men, Web of Spider-Man, West Coast Avengers, and X-Factor.

Avengers: Solo Avengers Classic, Vol. 1

Dr. Strange: Strange Tales
Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 2

The first seven issues of this nine-issue collection were previously collected as Hulk: Ground Zero.

Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.

This hardcover collects a six-issue miniseries which leads into the uncollected ongoing series Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. It was originally published as a trade paperback.

Essential Silver Surfer, Vol. 2

Essential X-Factor, Vol. 2
X-Men: Inferno Prologue

Wolverine Legends, Vol. 2: Meltdown

Cloak & Dagger: Predator and Prey
Iron Man: Crash

This original graphic novel actually takes place in an alternate future, but was published at this point.

Punisher: Assassin’s Guild
The Inhumans

Not to be confused with the 1998-99 miniseries of the same name, this book is an original graphic novel by Ann Nocenti.

The Pitt
The Draft

The Pitt and The Draft are original graphic novels that take place in the New Universe.

1989
Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine, Vol. 1

The contents of this trade have also been collected as Wolverine: Save the Tiger. It is also collected in Wolverine Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Silver Surfer: Parable

In addition to the two-issue Silver Surfer: Parable miniseries, the most recent hardcover printing of this volume also collects the 1990 original graphic novel Silver Surfer: The Enslavers.

Punisher: Return to Big Nothing

Avengers: West Coast Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 2

This hardcover collects the same material as the fourth and fifth Avengers: West Coast Avengers collections – Lost in Space and Time, and Zodiac Attack – as well as an additional twelve issues not collected in either of those books.

Captain America: The Captain
Thor Epic Collection: War of the Pantheons
Daredevil Legends, Vol. 4: Typhoid Mary
Thor vs. Seth, the Serpent God

Excalibur Classic, Vol. 1: The Sword is Drawn

In addition to the first five issues of the ongoing Excalibur series, this trade collects the series’ lead-in original graphic novel, Excalibur: The Sword is Drawn.

Wolverine Classic, Vol. 1

This trade is also collected in Wolverine Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 3
Colossus: God’s Country
Dr. Strange & Dr. Doom: Triumph & Torment

This trade collects the 1989 original graphic novel of the same name, along with several earlier issues.

The ‘Nam, Vol. 3

Essential X-Men, Vol. 8

X-Men: Inferno
X-Men: Inferno Crossovers

Collecting the “Inferno” crossover, X-Men: Inferno collects the main storyline from Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, X-Factor and the X-Terminators miniseries. X-Men: Inferno Crossovers collects tie-in issues of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Daredevil, Excalibur, Fantastic Four, Cloak & Dagger, Power Pack, Spectacular Spider-Man, and Web of Spider-Man.

Spider-Man: Parallel Lives

This original graphic novel is also collected in the trade Spider-Man/Mary Jane: You Just Hit the Jackpot.

Women of Marvel, Vol. 1

This trade collects issues from a wide variety of series, including The Cat, Shanna the She-Devil, Ms. Marvel, Dazzler, Avengers, and Uncanny X-Men.

Essential Punisher, Vol. 2

Beginning with this volume, the Essential Punisher trade series reprints the character’s first ongoing series; the first twenty issues are collected here.

Wizard Spider-Man Masterpiece Edition

This hardcover collects a variety of Spider-Man stories from throughout the character’s history, including “The Death of Jean DeWolff,” “Nothing Can Stop the Juggernaut,” and “The Kid Who Collected Spider-Man.” The latest story collected here was published at this point in 1989.

Spider-Man: The Birth of Venom

This trade collects the full contents of the trades Spider-Man: The Saga of the Alien Costume and Spider-Man vs. Venom, as well as additional issues of Fantastic Four and Web of Spider-Man.

Cyclops: Retribution

Marvel Visionaries: John Buscema

This hardcover collects a number of issues drawn by John Buscema from various series, including Strange Tales, Tales to Astonish, Avengers, Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, Thor, and Wolverine.

Excalibur Classic, Vol. 2: Two-Edged Sword

The first two issues collected in this trade are also collected in X-Men: Inferno Crossovers. This trade also collects the original graphic novel Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem.

Wolverine Classic, Vol. 2

This trade is also collected in Wolverine Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Atlantis Attacks Omnibus

Collecting the “Atlantis Attacks” crossover, this hardcover includes the 1989 Annual issues of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Avengers West Coast, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, New Mutants, Punisher, Silver Surfer, Spectacular Spider-Man, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, Web of Spider-Man, and X-Factor.

Punisher War Journal Classic, Vol. 1

This trade collects the first eight issues of the ongoing series Punisher: War Journal. The first three issues were previously collected as Punisher: An Eye for an Eye. Issues 7 and 8 were also previously collected as Punisher/Wolverine: African Saga.

The Life and Times of Death’s Head

Avengers West Coast: Vision Quest
Daredevil: Lone Stranger

This trade continues from events in X-Men: Inferno Crossovers, with the two books actually sharing one issue.

Sensational She-Hulk by John Byrne, Vol. 1
Wolverine Classic, Vol. 3

Iron Man: Doomquest

The contents of this hardcover were previously collected in the trade Iron Man vs. Doctor Doom.

Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 4

Captain America: The Bloodstone Hunt

Punisher: Intruder
Rick Mason: The Agent
Silver Surfer: Judgment Day

1990
Black Widow: Web of Intrigue

This hardcover collects the original graphic novel Black Widow: The Coldest War, which was published in 1990; the rest of the material collected in the book was originally published in Marvel Fanfare in 1983-84.

Daredevil/Elektra: Love & War

This original graphic novel is also collected in Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson, Vol. 3. The 2003 hardcover edition of Love & War also includes the miniseries Elektra: Assassin.

Essential X-Factor, Vol. 3
Hercules: Full Circle

This hardcover collects several issues of Marvel Comics Presents, Marvel Age, and Marvel Tales, as well as the original graphic novel Hercules, Prince of Power: Full Circle.

The Destroyer

Amazing Spider-Man by David Michelinie & Todd McFarlane Omnibus

This hardcover collects all of the content from Spider-Man Visionaries: Todd McFarlane, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, and Vol. 3, plus an additional nine issues that were either skipped or omitted from the trades. Some of these issues have also been collected in X-Men: Inferno Crossovers, the Acts of Vengeance Omnibus, Spider-Man: The Birth of Venom, Spider-Man: The Assassin Nation Plot, and Spider-Man: The Cosmic Adventures.

Acts of Vengeance Omnibus
Acts of Vengeance Crossovers Omnibus

Collecting tie-ins from the “Acts of Vengeance” crossover, the main Omnibus includes issues of Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Avengers Spotlight, Avengers West Coast, Captain America, Iron Man, Quasar, Thor, and Cloak & Dagger. The Spider-Man issues have also been collected as Spider-Man: The Cosmic Adventures.

The Crossovers Omnibus includes issues of Alpha Flight, Damage Control, Daredevil, Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Marc Spector: Moon Knight, Power Pack, Punisher, Punisher War Journal, Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, and X-Factor. The only “Acts of Vengeance” tie-in issue not included is one issue of Iron Man.

Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection: Cosmic Adventures

All but three of the issues collected in this trade have also been collected in one or more of the following trades or hardcovers – Amazing Spider-Man by David Michelinie & Todd McFarlane Omnibus, Acts of Vengeance Omnibus, Spider-Man: The Birth of Venom, and Spider-Man: The Cosmic Adventures.

X-Men: Mutations

This trade collects various issues from throughout the team’s history, the latest of which were published at this point and tie into Acts of Vengeance. The tie-in issues are also collected in Acts of Vengeance Omnibus.

Excalibur Classic, Vol. 3: Cross Time Caper, Book 1
Spider-Man: Spirits of the Earth

Spider-Man: The Original Clone Saga

The two main storylines collected in this trade were originally published in the mid- to late 1970s, but the final issues were published at this point in 1990.

Quasar Classic, Vol. 1
Avengers West Coast: Darker Than Scarlet
Wolverine Classic, Vol. 4

Essential Moon Knight, Vol. 3

Most of the material collected in this trade, including the final issues of Moon Knight’s first ongoing series and the character’s first six-issue miniseries, were actually published in the early to mid-1980s. However, the trade’s final issue was published at this point in 1990.

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic, Vol. 1
Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine, Vol. 2

Fantastic Four Visionaries: Walter Simonson, Vol. 1

Essential X-Men, Vol. 9
Ka-Zar: The Guns of the Savage Land

Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 5
Punisher: Kingdom Gone
Punisher: No Escape

X-Factor: Prisoner of Love

This original graphic novel is also collected in Essential X-Factor, Vol. 4.

Excalibur Classic, Vol. 4: Cross Time Caper, Book 2
Wolverine Classic, Vol. 5
Spider-Man: Sinister Six

X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Omnibus, Vol. 1

Events in this hardcover continue directly from X-Men: Inferno. Of the 28 issues collected, twelve are also collected in X-Men Visionaries: Jim Lee. That trade contains frequent gaps, however, since it omits any issues not drawn by Lee; this volume does not omit any. It continues directly into X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda.

Essential X-Factor, Vol. 4
X-Men: Days of Future Present

Collecting the “Days of Future Present” crossover, this trade includes the 1990 Annual issues of Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, X-Factor, and Fantastic Four. These issues are also collected in Essential X-Factor, Vol. 4.

Essential Punisher, Vol. 3

X-Force: Cable & the New Mutants

Contrary to its title, this hardcover actually collects ten issues of New Mutants; the series changed its name to X-Force beginning with the issues collected in the next volume of this hardcover series, X-Force: A Force to be Reckoned With.

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine, Vol. 3
Captain America: Streets of Poison
Deathlok: The Living Nightmare of Michael Collins
Thor: Black Galaxy Saga

Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos

This hardcover (originally published as a trade paperback) collects five issues of Silver Surfer’s ongoing series, as well as the two-issue Thanos Quest miniseries. The latter was also collected on its own at one point as The Thanos Quest. The contents of Silver Surfer: Rebirth of Thanos are also collected in Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Quest for the Shield
Fantastic Four Visionaries: Walter Simonson, Vol. 2

Namor Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 1
New Warriors Classic, Vol. 1

This trade collects the first six issues of the ongoing New Warriors series, as well as two lead-in issues of Thor. It is also collected in The New Warriors Omnibus, Vol. 1. The series’ first four issues and the two Thor issues were previously collected as New Warriors: Beginnings.

Spider-Man: Torment

In addition to the main storyline, the hardcover edition of Spider-Man: Torment also collects content from Marvel Saga.

Punisher: The Prize

1991
X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda

Collecting the “X-Tinction Agenda” crossover, this hardcover includes issues of Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants, and X-Factor. It also includes four more issues than the original trade paperback.

Essential X-Men, Vol. 10

All of the issues collected in this trade are collected either in X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Omnibus, Vol. 1 or X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda.

Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch Classic, Vol. 1

This trade collects the first ten issues of the second ongoing Ghost Rider series. The first seven issues were also collected at one point as Ghost Rider: Resurrected.

Excalibur Classic, Vol. 5

In addition to six issues of the ongoing Excalibur series, this trade collects the original graphic novel Excalibur: Weird War III.

X-Men Legends, Vol. 3: Arthur Adams

This trade collects a number of issues featuring art by Arthur Adams, the latest being several issues of Fantastic Four published at this point.

Iron Man: Armor Wars II
Wolverine by Larry Hama & Marc Silvestri, Vol. 1

In addition to seven issues of Wolverine’s main series, this trade also collects the original graphic novels Wolverine: The Jungle Adventure and Wolverine: Bloodlust. The latter is also collected in Wolverine/Nick Fury: Scorpio.

Marvel Comics Presents Wolverine, Vol. 4

Most of the contents of this trade were previously collected as Ghost Rider/Wolverine: Acts of Vengeance.

Elektra Lives Again

This original graphic novel is also collected in Elektra by Frank Miller & Bill Sienkiewicz Omnibus.

New Warriors Classic, Vol. 2

In addition to four issues of the New Warriors ongoing series, this trade also collects the “Kings of Pain” crossover, which took place in the 1991 Annual issues of New Warriors, New Mutants, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Factor. This trade is also collected in The New Warriors Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic, Vol. 2

Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 6
Wolverine: Bloody Choices

This original graphic novel was published in an oversized format in its first printing, but subsequent printings were standard-sized.

Fantastic Four Visionaries: Walter Simonson, Vol. 3

The first three issues collected in this trade were previously collected as Fantastic Four: Monsters Unleashed.

Spider-Man: Perceptions

Spider-Man vs. Doctor Doom
Night Raven: House of Cards

Namor Visionaries: John Byrne, Vol. 2

Wolverine: Weapon X

This trade tells the partial story of Wolverine’s origin, and so is set long before this point on the timeline; as such, it can be read at any time and with very little outside knowledge of Wolverine or the Marvel Universe in general. However, it is placed here to coincide with the story’s original publication date, and because the experience of reading earlier Wolverine stories is arguably better (or, at least, more in keeping with the creators’ original intent) without any knowledge of the character’s mysterious past. This trade is also collected in Wolverine Omnibus, Vol. 1 and The Best of Wolverine, Vol. 1.

Wolverine by Larry Hama & Marc Silvestri, Vol. 2

In addition to nine issues of the main Wolverine series, this trade collects the original graphic novel Wolverine: Rahne of Terra.

Avengers West Coast: Along Came A Spider-Woman
Essential Wolverine, Vol. 2
Silver Surfer: Homecoming

The story of this original graphic novel continues in the uncollected miniseries Silver Surfer/Warlock: Resurrection.

X-Force: A Force to be Reckoned With

This hardcover collects the final three issues of New Mutants and the first four issues of X-Force. Also collected is an issue of Spider-Man which, at one point, was collected along with X-Force issues 3 and 4 as X-Force and Spider-Man: Sabotage. A reissue of that trade (which would have added the first two issues of X-Force to the contents), entitled X-Force: Big Guns, was at one point solicited but never published. The last two issues of New Mutants and the first issue of X-Force were also previously collected together as Cable: Second Genesis.

Spider-Man: Masques

The final two issues collected in this hardcover are also collected in X-Force: A Force to be Reckoned With.

Darkhawk Classic, Vol. 1

Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch Classic, Vol. 2
New Warriors Classic, Vol. 3

This trade is also collected in The New Warriors Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Iron Man: The Dragon Seed Saga

Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus

The six-issue Infinity Gauntlet miniseries has also been published as a Premiere Classic hardcover and as a trade paperback. The miniseries was also collected at one point as Thanos, Vol. 1: Infinity Gauntlet.

Wolverine: Blood Hungry
Excalibur: Air Apparent
Punisher: Blood on the Moors
Ghost Rider / Wolverine / Punisher: Hearts of Darkness

Avengers: Deathtrap: The Vault

This original graphic novel was reprinted in a slightly smaller format under the title Venom: Deathtrap: The Vault.

Death’s Head: The Body In Question
Punisher: Bloodlines

1992
Marvel Visionaries: Steve Ditko

This hardcover collects a number of issues written and/or drawn by Steve Ditko from various series, including Amazing Fantasy, Strange Tales, Amazing Spider-Man Incredible Hulk, and Speedball.

Avengers: Citizen Kang

This trade collects the “Citizen Kang” crossover from the 1992 Annual issues of Captain America, Thor, Fantastic Four, and Avengers.

Essential Punisher, Vol. 4
Wolverine Legends, Vol. 6: Marc Silvestri

The first four issues collected in this trade take place soon after Wolverine Classic, Vol. 5, and they are also collected in Wolverine by Larry Hama & Marc Silvestri, Vol. 1. The next two issues were published in 1991, and the final two issues were published at this point in 1992.

Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 7
Daredevil: Fall of the Kingpin
Spider-Man: Round Robin – The Sidekick’s Revenge
Moon Knight: Divided We Fall

X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 1
Spider-Man: Fear Itself

Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis, Vol. 1
X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 2

This trade also collects three issues of Incredible Hulk, picking up from the end of Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 7.

The Punisher Invades the ‘Nam

This trade collects five issues of The ‘Nam (#52-53 and 67-69) which feature pre-Punisher appearances by Frank Castle. The trade is also sometimes referred to by the title Punisher Invades the ‘Nam: Final Invasion.

Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six
Spider-Man: Carnage

The main five-issue storyline collected in this trade was published at this point in 1992; also collected are two issues featuring the first appearances of Cletus Kasady (before he became Carnage) from 1991.

Infinity Gauntlet Aftermath

Avengers: Galactic Storm, Vol. 1
Avengers: Galactic Storm, Vol. 2

These two trades collect the “Galactic Storm” crossover and include issues of Avengers, Avengers West Coast, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Quasar, and Wonder Man.

The New Warriors Omnibus, Vol. 1

This hardcover collects the same material as New Warriors Classic Vols. 1-3 and Spider-Man & the New Warriors: The Hero Killers, plus an additional nine issues.

X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Omnibus, Vol. 2

This hardcover continues directly from X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda, collecting issues of Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor, Ghost Rider, and X-Men. Of the 29 issues collected, six are also collected in X-Men Visionaries: Jim Lee; five of those issues were also collected at one point as X-Men: Crossroads.

The first seven issues of X-Men are also collected in X-Men: Mutant Genesis. The four-issue X-Men/Ghost Rider crossover is also collected in the trade X-Men & Ghost Rider: Brood Trouble in the Big Easy. Plot threads from this storyline are picked up in Gambit Classic, Vol. 1.

Essential X-Factor, Vol. 5

All of the issues collected in this trade are also collected in X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda, and in X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Omnibus, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

Essential X-Men, Vol. 11

All of the issues collected in this trade are also collected in X-Men by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee Omnibus, Vol. 2.

Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 8
Punisher: War Zone
Spider-Man: Soul of the Hunter

X-Men: Bishop’s Crossing

Six of the fifteen issues collected in this hardcover were originally collected in the trade X-Men: The Coming of Bishop.

X-Force: Under The Gun
X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 3

X-Men, X-Force, and X-Factor continue directly from here into X-Men: X-Cutioner’s Song.

Captain America: Man & Wolf

Infinity War
Rise of the Midnight Sons

This trade collects issues of Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider & Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance, as well as the premiere issues of Darkhold, Morbius, and Nighstalkers.

Wolverine: Typhoid’s Kiss
Wolverine: Inner Fury

Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis, Vol. 2
Hulk: Ghost of the Past

Punisher/Black Widow: Spinning Doomsday’s Web
Spider-Man & The New Warriors: The Hero Killers

This trade is also collected in The New Warriors Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Punisher: Die Hard in the Big Easy
Punisher: G-Force
Spider-Man/Dr. Strange: The Way to Dusty Death

1993
Spider-Man: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers
Spirits of Venom

Spider-Man: Life in the Mad Dog World

The first three issues collected in this trade were published immediately after the events of Spider-Man: Kraven’s Last Hunt, in 1987; the final three were published at this point in 1993.

X-Men: X-Cutioner’s Song

Collecting the “X-Cutioner’s Song” crossover, this hardcover collects issues of Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, X-Factor, and X-Force. The original trade paperback collected two issues less than the most recent printing.

The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect

The two-issue Future Imperfect miniseries is also collected in Hulk: The End.

Iron Man: War Machine
X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David, Vol. 4

The first three issues collected in this trade are also collected in X-Men: X-Cutioner’s Song. The final three are also collected in X-Men: Fatal Attractions.

Spider-Man: Son of the Goblin

This trade collects a variety of stories centering on Harry Osborn, concluding with an issue published at this point in 1993.

Essential Wolverine, Vol. 3

Thor: Thunderstrike

Excalibur Visionaries: Alan Davis, Vol. 3
Venom: Lethal Protector
Daredevil/Black Widow: Abattoir

Spider-Man 2099, Vol. 1

This trade takes place in the alternate Marvel 2099 universe, but characters from Spider-Man 2099 do eventually cross over into the main universe.

Cable Classic, Vol. 1
X-Force: Assault on Graymalkin
Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage

Marvel Ghost Stories

This trade collects various issues of series such as Silver Surfer, Captain America, West Coast Avengers, and Hellstorm, the latest of which was published at this point.

X-Men: A Skinning of Souls

Infinity Crusade, Vol. 1
Infinity Crusade, Vol. 2

Wolverine: Killing

Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Master Edition, Vol. 1
Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Master Edition, Vol. 2
Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe – Master Edition, Vol. 3

X-Men: Fatal Attractions

Collecting the “Fatal Attractions” crossover, this hardcover collects issues of Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, X-Factor, Excalibur, X-Force, Wolverine, and X-Men Unlimited. It collects sixteen more issues than the original trade paperback.

Spider-Man: Deadly Foes of Spider-Man

This trade collects two four-issue miniseries. The first, Deadly Foes of Spider-Man, was published in 1991 and was also collected in its own trade. The second, Lethal Foes of Spider-Man, was published at this point in 1993.

Sabretooth: Death Hunt

Avengers/X-Men: Bloodties

Collecting the “Bloodties” crossover, this hardcover includes issues of X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Avengers, and West Coast Avengers. It also includes a Black Knight one-shot that was not included in the original trade paperback.

Spider-Man/Punisher/Sabretooth: Designer Genes

1994
Spider-Man 2099, Vol. 2

Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Omnibus

This hardcover collects issues from a wide variety of series, including Tales to Astonish, Night Nurse, The Cat, Shanna the She-Devil, Fire-Star, Sensational She-Hulk, and Captain Marvel.

Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

This trade tells an updated version of Daredevil’s origin story, and was first published at this point. It is also collected in Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson Omnibus Companion.

X-Force: Toy Soldiers
Thor: Blood & Thunder

Gambit Classic, Vol. 1 (review)

The first story arc in this trade actually takes place between Essential X-Men, Vol. 9 and X-Men: X-tinction Agenda, but the second story (from the 1993-94 Gambit miniseries) was published at this time. This miniseries has also been collected as simply Gambit.

Marvel Weddings

This trade collects various issues featuring weddings between major Marvel characters, the latest of which (the wedding of Scott Summers and Jean Grey) was published at this point.

Spider-Man: The Vengeance of Venom

The first four issues in this trade were previously collected as Spider-Man: Venom Returns. The first two issues take place just prior to Spider-Man: Sinister Six.

Venom: The Enemy Within

X-Men Visionaries: Adam and Andy Kubert

This trade includes an issue of Uncanny X-Men from 1991 and three issues published at this point in 1994.

X-Men 2099, Vol. 1

As with Spider-Man 2099, this series does not take place in the main Marvel Universe, but the two universes do cross over at various points.

Iron Man 2020
Punisher: A Man Named Frank

Marvels

Marvels is a miniseries that weaves its way through Marvel’s history from its beginnings to roughly the start of the Bronze Age (the early 1970s), but it was published at this point. The most recent trade includes the original series, plus the two-issue follow-up miniseries Ruins; earlier printings include only the main series. Marvels was also at one point collected in an oversized 10th Anniversary Hardcover that does not include Ruins, but does include several hundred pages of bonus material unique to that edition.

Cable Classic, Vol. 2
X-Force: Child’s Play

Spider-Man 2099, Vol. 3: The Fall of the Hammer

Avengers: Hawkeye – Earth’s Mightiest Marksman
Punisher: Barbarian with a Gun
Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix

Daredevil Epic Collection: Fall From Grace

The first half of this trade was originally collected as Daredevil: Fall From Grace.

Captain America: Fighting Chance, Vol. 1 – Denial

Fantastic Four: Nobody Gets Out Alive
Wolverine: Evilution

War Machine Classic, Vol. 1
Wolverine/Nick Fury: Scorpio

This trade collects the original graphic novels Wolverine/Nick Fury: The Scorpio Connection, Wolverine: Bloodlust, and Wolverine/Nick Fury: Scorpio Rising.

X-Men: The Origin of Generation X (review)

The issues of X-Men and Uncanny X-Men collected in this trade also appear in Generation X Classic, Vol. 1. Unique to this trade are tie-in issues of Cable, Excalibur, Wolverine, X-Factor, and X-Force.

X-Men Rarities

This trade collects rare X-Men stories from Amazing Adult Fantasy, Bizarre Adventures, Classic X-Men, Marvel Fanfare, and a 1994 San Diego Comic-con special, the latest of which was published at this point.

Punisher: Empty Quarter
Ghost Rider / Wolverine / Punisher: The Dark Design

Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 1

The Clone Saga trade series collects issues in chronological order, rather than in their order of publication. The miniseries Spider-Man: The Lost Years, which details the early adventures of Spider-Man’s clone Ben Reilly, is thus collected as part of the first trade. It was also at one point collected in its own trade, Spider-Man: The Lost Years.

1995
Iron Man/War Machine: Hands of the Mandarin

X-Men: Phalanx Covenant
Essential Wolverine, Vol. 4
Generation X Classic, Vol. 1 (review)
X-Force: Phalanx Covenant
Cable Classic, Vol. 3

Punisher: River of Blood
Fury/Black Widow: Death Duty

Captain America: Fighting Chance, Vol. 2 – Acceptance

Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 2
Venom: Separation Anxiety
Bishop: The Mountjoy Crisis
Punisher: Year One

Rogue

The contents of this trade are also collected in Gambit Classic, Vol. 2.

X-Men: Age of Apocalypse Prelude
X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 1
X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 2
X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 3
X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Book 4

The first Age of Apocalypse trade actually mostly collects material published well after the main storyline; these stories for the most part serve as prequels to the main action, but several involve characters traveling back in time and thus rely on familiarity with events in the later volumes. As a result, the order in which Marvel has chosen to collect this material can be rather confusing.

In the mid-nineties, each of the Age of Apocalypse miniseries was also collected in its own trade paperback: Amazing X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Factor X, Gambit and the X-Ternals, Generation Next, Weapon X, X-Calibre, and X-Man. Additional one-shots and other related issues were collected in Legionquest, Dawn of the Age of Apocalypse and Twilight of the Age of Apocalypse.

The story of Blink continues from the end of the first Age of Apocalypse trade to Exiles, Vol. 1: Down the Rabbit Hole. The Exiles series takes place mostly in alternate universes, but it occasionally affects and is affected by events in the main universe.

Venom: Carnage Unleashed

Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 3

The final story collected in the third Clone Saga trade is the four-part “Planet of the Symbiotes” crossover, which was actually published after the material collected in the fourth trade. However, it can nonetheless be read here with little confusion.

Marvel Visionaries: Stan Lee (review)

This hardcover collects a number of issues written by Stan Lee from various series, including Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, and Thor. The most recent issue, a short story from Spectacular Spider-Man Super Special #1, was published at this point.

Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man

Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 4

Wolverine: Knight of Terra

Excalibur Visionaries: Warren Ellis, Vol. 1

The first half of this trade takes place before the Age of Apocalypse, while the second half takes place afterward.

Spider-Man: The Complete Clone Saga Epic, Book 5

X-Men: The Road to Onslaught, Vol. 1
Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe

This original graphic novel is also collected in Punisher by Garth Ennis Omnibus and in Punisher, Vol. 1 (Hardcover).

Impossible Man

This trade collects various Impossible Man appearances, the latest of which was published at this point.

X-Babies Classic, Vol. 1
X-Men: Wolverine/Gambit: Victims

1996
Generation X Classic, Vol. 2
Skrull Kill Krew
Thor: Worldengine

The four issues collected in this trade also appear in Thor Visionaries: Mike Deodato Jr.

Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Book 1
Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Book 2

Cable and X-Force Classic, Vol. 1
X-Men: The Road to Onslaught, Vol. 2

Doom 2099: The Complete Collection by Warren Ellis
Excalibur Visionaries: Warren Ellis, Vol. 2

Avengers: The Crossing Omnibus

Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Book 3

Captain Universe: Power Unimaginable
X-Man: The Man Who Fell to Earth
X-Men: The Road to Onslaught, Vol. 3
Askani’son
DC vs. Marvel Comics

This intercompany crossover leads directly into the creation of the Amalgam universe, in which elements of pre-existing Marvel and DC characters are combined to create completely new characters.

X-Men 2099: Oasis

Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Book 4

Avengers/Iron Man: First Sign
Captain America: Operation Rebirth
Thor: Sunlight & Shadows

The first four issues collected in Avengers/Iron Man: First Sign constitute the “First Sign” crossover, which takes place during both Captain America: Operation Rebirth and Thor: Sunlight & Shadows.

The second storyline Operation Rebirth was previously collected separately, as Captain America: Man Without a Country.

Three of the issues collected in Thor: Sunlight & Shadows were previously collected in Thor Visionaries: Mike Deodato Jr., and the trade’s final issue is also collected in X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Vol. 3.

X-Men: Prelude to Onslaught
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Vol. 1

Green Goblin: A Lighter Shade of Green

This trade collects the entire thirteen-issue series starring the Phil Urich version of the Green Goblin. The third issue is also collected in Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Book 1. The twelfth issue is an “Onslaught” tie-in and is also collected in X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Vol. 2.

X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Vol. 2
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Vol. 3
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Vol. 4

The Onslaught crossover was also collected in the mid-nineties, in the following trade paperbacks: Onslaught, Vol. 1: The Awakening Onslaught, Vol. 1: The Awakening, Vol. 2: To The Victor…, Vol. 3: Comrades in Arms, Vol. 4: Eye of the Storm, Vol. 5: The Front Line, and Vol. 6: Pyrrhic Victory. All of the material collected in these trades, along with a great deal more, is collected in a much more comprehensible manner in the four Complete Onslaught Epic trades.

Further Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix

Backlash/Spider-Man

This trade collects a two-issue miniseries crossover between Spider-Man and the Wildstorm character Backlash.

X-Men vs. the Brood

This trade collects the two-issue miniseries X-Men vs. the Brood, originally published at this time, as well as several issues of Uncanny X-Men from the late 1980s. This trade is also sometimes referred to as X-Men vs. the Brood: Day of Wrath.

ClanDestine Classic

This hardcover collects Alan Davis’s eight-issue ClanDestine series, as well as the two-issue X-Men/ClanDestine miniseries. Previous printings of this collection were titled ClanDestine vs. the X-Men.

Excalibur Visionaries: Warren Ellis, Vol. 3

Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Book 5
Spider-Man: The Complete Ben Reilly Epic, Book 6

Four of the issues collected in this trade were originally collected as Spider-Man: Revelations.

Hulk/Pitt

This original graphic novel is a crossover between the Hulk and the Image/Full Bleed Studios character Pitt.

Logan: Path of the Warlord
Logan: Shadow Society

The two Logan original graphic novels take place long before the character became Wolverine.

1997
Deadpool Classic, Vol. 1 (review)
Deadpool Classic Companion

Most of the material collected in the first Deadpool Classic trade was published during 1993 and 1994, but because the final issue of the collection (that is, the first issue of Deadpool’s ongoing series) was published in 1997, the book is placed here. Deadpool Classic, Vol. 2 follows directly from where Deadpool Classic, Vol. 1 leaves off with the second issue of the Deadpool ongoing series. The two miniseries collected in Deadpool Classic, Vol. 1 have also been collected in their own trades, Deadpool: The Circle Chase and Deadpool: Sins of the Past. Deadpool Classic Companion collects various Deadpool appearances, most of which take place between The Circle Chase, Sins of the Past, and the beginning of Deadpool’s ongoing series.

The Rise of Apocalypse

The miniseries collected in this trade takes place long before anything else on the timeline, but was first published here.

Essential Wolverine, Vol. 5
Deathblow/Wolverine

This trade collects a two-issue miniseries crossover between Wolverine and the Wildstorm character Deathblow.

DC/Marvel Crossover Classics, Vol. 2

Annihilation Classic

This trade collects various issues featuring characters that will later appear in the “Annihilation” crossovers, including issues of Logan’s Run, Nova, Quasar, Rocket Raccoon, and Bug.

X-Men Visionaries: Joe Madureira

The first four issues collected in this trade take place before the Onslaught collections, while the final three take place at this point.

Spider-Man: The Savage Land Saga

Marvel Visionaries: John Romita Sr.

This hardcover collects a number of issues drawn by John Romita Sr. from various series, including Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, and Vampire Tales.

Elektra: The Movie

Elektra: The Movie contains the “Minus One” issue from Elektra’s 1996 ongoing series, which has yet to be collected elsewhere and was first published at this time. Aside from that and the movie adaptation, all of this trade’s contents are also collected in the Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson trade series.

Thunderbolts Classic, Vol. 1

All but two issues in this trade (Thunderbolts #-1 and Annual 1997) were also collected in Thunderbolts: Justice, Like Lightning. The first two issues of the series were also collected as Thunderbolts: First Strikes.

Thor: The Lost Gods
Thor: The Warriors Three Unleashed

This hardcover collects various issues featuring the Warriors Three, the latest of which was published at this point.

Doctor Strange: What Is It That Disturbs You, Stephen?

Ka-Zar by Mark Waid & Andy Kubert, Vol. 1

The first issue collected in this trade is also collected in Grandson of Origins.

Spider-Man/Kingpin: To the Death
X-Man: All Saints’ Day

Deadpool Classic, Vol. 2 (review)

The first four issues collected in this trade, along with the final issue collected in the first Deadpool Classic trade, are also collected in Deadpool: Mission Improbable.

X-Men: Operation Zero Tolerance

Collecting the “Operation Zero Tolerance” crossover, this hardcover includes issues of X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Cable, Generation X, Wolverine, X-Force, and X-Man. The original trade paperback collected seven issues less than the most recent printing.

Gambit Classic, Vol. 2

The first four issues collected in this trade were originally collected as the trade Rogue.

Wolverine: Doombringer

Heroes Reborn: Avengers
Heroes Reborn: Captain America
Heroes Reborn: Fantastic Four
Heroes Reborn: Iron Man
Heroes Reborn: The Return

Many of Earth’s superheroes, including the Fantastic Four and the Avengers, were transported to an alternate universe at the end of X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Vol. 4. In this new Heroes Reborn universe, their stories and ongoing series started completely anew, with new origin stories and new creative teams. The Heroes Reborn universe lasted just one year, at which point the heroes returned in the aptly titled Heroes Reborn: The Return. Books listed in the timeline between the fourth Onslaught trade and the Heroes Reborn trades take place during the time in which the heroes are absent from the main universe.

The latest printing of Heroes Reborn: The Return includes the eponymous four-issue miniseries as well as seven tie-in one-shots. The original trade included only the miniseries. The latest printing of Heroes Reborn: Fantastic Four includes the entire series, while earlier printings collect only the first six issues.

1998
Sabretooth: Back to Nature (review)

Blade: Black & White (review)

This trade collects various issues from throughout the character’s history, the latest of which was published at this point.

X-Men: Road Trippin’! (review)

This trade collects a number of otherwise uncollected issues of Uncanny X-Men, Generation X, Wolverine, and X-Force, the most recent of which was published at this time.

Wolverine: Not Dead Yet (review)

2099: Manifest Destiny

This original graphic novel brings Marvel’s 2099 line to an end.

Spider-Man: Spider-Hunt

WildC.A.T.S / X-Men

This trade collects a four-issue crossover between the X-Men and the Wildstorm franchise WildC.A.T.S.

Thunderbolts Classic, Vol. 2

X-Men: Alpha Flight

This volume collects five issues of Uncanny X-Men from 1978-1980, the two-issue X-Men/Alpha Flight miniseries from 1985 (also collected in X-Men: The Asgardian Wars, X-Men/Alpha Flight: The Gift, and Essential X-Men, Vol. 5), and the two-issue X-Men/Alpha Flight miniseries from 1998.

Deadpool Classic, Vol. 3 (review)
Ka-Zar by Mark Waid & Andy Kubert, Vol. 2
Spider-Man: Identity Crisis

Hulk: Beauty and the Behemoth (review)

This trade collects issues dealing with the romance between Bruce Banner and Betty Ross from throughout the characters’ history. The most recent issue was published at this point in 1998.

Essential Wolverine, Vol. 6

Spider-Man: Made Men
Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives

This trade collects a three-issue miniseries from 1997 which is essentially a sequel to Spider-Man: The Origin of the Hobgoblin. The latest printing also includes an additional three issues of Spectacular Spider-Man, published at this point in 1998.

Captain America: To Serve and Protect (review)
Iron Man: Deadly Solutions (review)
Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1 (review)
Avengers: Supreme Justice (review)

Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest of Marvel’s superheroes return from the Heroes Reborn universe at the same time (other than Thor, who returns slightly later), so it can be assumed that Captain America: To Serve and Protect and Iron Man: Deadly Solutions take place concurrently, for the most part. Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1 starts shortly after the new Captain America and Iron Man series begin, the events of which (such as Cap losing his round shield in the second issue collected in To Serve and Protect) are reflected in Avengers.

Kurt Busiek’s run on Avengers was originally collected in eight trades paperbacks; it was later re-collected into the five Avengers Assemble hardcovers (which are currently being reprinted as five trade paperbacks). The hardcovers are included on this list, rather than the trades, for several reasons: the original trades skip a number of issues which are included in the hardcovers (namely, the Maximum Security issues and the Jerry Ordway fill-in issues); the trades have been out of print for several years now; and the hardcovers are oversized and generally more nicely put together than the trades.

Because the hardcovers each collect more issues than the original trades did, using the hardcovers on this list does create some minor problems. One is the case of Avengers: Supreme Justice, the second volume in the original trade series, which is the only trade to collect material not present in the hardcover series. As such, it is included on the timeline directly after Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1. The two issues that are unique to Supreme Justice are Captain America #8 and Quicksilver #10, which complete the “Live Kree or Die” storyline. Supreme Justice collects the other two issues in the storyline as well – Avengers #7 and Iron Man #7 – but those issues are also collected in Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1 and Iron Man: Deadly Solutions, respectively. Supreme Justice should thus be read after the Captain America and Iron Man collections, and before the seventh issue collected in Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1.

All of the “Live Kree or Die” issues are also collected, in their proper sequence, in the trade paperback reprinting of Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1. In the original trade series, the contents of the first Avengers Assemble book are collected in Avengers: The Morgan Conquest, the aforementioned Avengers: Supreme Justice, and the first half of Avengers: Clear and Present Dangers.

Finally, the issues collected in Iron Man: Deadly Solutions are also collected in Iron Man by Kurt Busiek & Sean Chen Omnibus.

Avengers: Legion Of The Unliving

This trade collects a variety of issues from throughout the Avengers’ history; the final two are also collected in Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1.

Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe

This trade collects original graphic novels from 1989 and 1998, as well as issues of Thor and Avengers. The Avengers issues are also collected in both Avengers: Supreme Justice and Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1.

Iron Man/Captain America (review)

This trade collects a number of issues in which the title characters appear together from throughout their history. The most recent stories were published at this point.

Spider-Man: The Gathering of Five

Wolverine: Blood Wedding

In addition to collecting ten issues of Wolverine’s solo comic, this trade also collects the original graphic novel Wolverine: Black Rio.

Invaders: The Eve Of Destruction

1999
Thunderbolts Classic, Vol. 3
Captain America: American Nightmare

This hardcover collects the Captain America tie-in to “Live Kree or Die,” as well as the next five issues of the character’s ongoing series.

Thor by Dan Jurgens & John Romita Jr., Vol. 1

The first two issues collected in this trade were previously collected as Thor: Resurrection. This trade also includes an early issue of Peter Parker: Spider-Man.

Deadpool Classic, Vol. 4
Union Jack

Iron Man: Revenge of the Mandarin

The contents of this hardcover are also collected in Iron Man by Kurt Busiek & Sean Chen Omnibus.

Black Panther: The Client

Daredevil, Vol. 1: Guardian Devil

Appearances by the Avengers and the Fantastic Four in Guardian Devil place it well after Heroes Reborn: The Return and its immediate aftermath. Recent printings drop the volume number from the title. Guardian Devil is also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 1 (Hardcover). The first three issues collected in Guardian Devil were also at one point collected as Daredevil: Marvel’s Finest.

Spider-Man: The Next Chapter, Vol. 1

DC/Marvel Crossover Classics, Vol. 3
DC/Marvel Crossover Classics, Vol. 4

Captain America: Red Glare
Magneto: Rogue Nation

This trade collects the X-Men crossover “The Magneto War,” as well as its follow-up miniseries, Magneto Rex.

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty

Thor by Dan Jurgens & John Romita Jr., Vol. 2

The contents of this volume (aside from Thor Annual 1999) were originally collected as Thor: The Dark Gods.

Spider-Man: Chapter One
Deadpool Classic, Vol. 5
Black Panther: Enemy Of The State

With this second volume, the Black Panther trades collect up through the ongoing series’ twelfth issue. The series ran for 62 issues; sadly, it has not been collected beyond this point.

Wolverine/Cable: Guts and Glory

Avengers Assemble, Vol. 2

In the original trade series, the contents of the second Avengers Assemble book are collected in Avengers: Ultron Unlimited and the second half of Avengers: Clear and Present Dangers.

Thor by Dan Jurgens & John Romita Jr., Vol. 3

Collecting the “Eighth Day” crossover, this trade also includes issues of Iron Man and Peter Parker: Spider-Man, as well as a Juggernaut one-shot.

Contest Of Champions II

This trade is a sequel of sorts to the 1982 miniseries Contest of Champions, which is collected in the hardcover Avengers: The Contest.

Wolverine/Punisher: Revelation

Inhumans by Paul Jenkins & Jae Lee

Spider-Man: The Next Chapter, Vol. 2

X-Men: The Shattering

Parts of this trade, including the three-issue Astonishing X-Men miniseries, were originally collected in the trade X-Men: Deathwish.

2000
Avengers Forever
Iron Man by Kurt Busiek & Sean Chen Omnibus

This hardcover collects the first twenty-five issues of the Iron Man series launched in 1998; the first fourteen are also collected in the hardcovers Iron Man: Deadly Solutions and Iron Man: Revenge of the Mandarin. The Omnibus also collects the “Live Kree or Die” crossover, which includes issues of Avengers, Captain America, Iron Man, and Quicksilver.

Also collected is the entirety of the “Eighth Day” crossover, which includes issues of Iron Man, Thor, and Peter Parker: Spider-Man, as well as a Juggernaut one-shot; this storyline is also collected in the trade Thor by Dan Jurgens & John Romita Jr., Vol. 3.

Hulk by John Byrne & Ron Garney
Ant-Man’s Big Christmas

Essential Wolverine, Vol. 7

The final four issues collected in this trade are also collected in X-Men vs. Apocalypse, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

X-Men vs. Apocalypse, Vol. 1: The Twelve
X-Men vs. Apocalypse, Vol. 2: Ages Of Apocalypse

The second X-Men vs. Apocalypse trade contains the miniseries X-Men: The Search for Cyclops, which was published nearly a year after the other material collected in the book. The X-Men: Powerless trade, however, continues directly from the pre-Search for Cyclops material. Because of that, I would not recommend reading the Search for Cyclops issues at this point; it would be better to read them immediately before X-Men: Eve of Destruction instead.

X-Men: Powerless

This trade collects several issues of the main X-Men titles, Cable, Wolverine, and X-Force, bridging the gap between the X-Men vs. Apocalypse trades and the re-launch of Marvel’s X-Men titles which took place in mid-2000. Under this re-launch, several titles briefly bore an “X-Men: Revolution” banner on their covers, while the others bore a “Counter X” banner. The Counter X titles have all been collected, but most of the Revolution ones still have not. However, the fact that Marvel is publishing X-Men: Powerless leads me to believe that they intend to fill the gap in X-Men collections that currently lies between the X-Men vs. Apocalypse trades and X-Men: Dream’s End.

Blaze of Glory

This trade collects a miniseries set in the Old West.

Captain Marvel: First Contact

This trade picks up Captain Marvel’s story following on events in Avengers Forever.

Thor by Dan Jurgens & John Romita Jr., Vol. 4
Iron Man: Mask in the Iron Man
Spider-Man: The Next Chapter, Vol. 3

Wizard Wolverine Masterpiece Edition
Wolverine: Blood Debt

Wizard Wolverine Masterpiece Edition collects five issues of Uncanny X-Men from the 1980s, a 1988 issue of Incredible Hulk, and the same four issues of Wolverine collected in Blood Debt.

Deadpool Classic, Vol. 6
Captain America by Dan Jurgens, Vol. 1

Avengers Assemble, Vol. 3

In the original trade series, the contents of the third Avengers Assemble book are collected in Avengers: Living Legends and Avengers/Thunderbolts, Vol. 1: The Nefaria Protocols.

X-Men: The Hidden Years, Vol. 1

Although first published at this point, this series takes place between Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men, Vol. 8 and Marvel Masterworks: The Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1.

Hulk: Dogs of War

Counter X, Vol. 1: X-Force
Counter X, Vol. 2: Generation X
Counter X, Vol. 3: X-Man

Avengers Infinity Classic

2001
Avengers/X-Men: Maximum Security

This trade collects the “Maximum Security” crossover in its entirety; in addition to the main three-issue miniseries and Dangerous Planet one-shot (which are also collected in Avengers Assemble, Vol. 4), included are issues of Avengers, Bishop, Captain America, Gambit, Iron Man, Thor, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Men Unlimited.

In the original trade series, some of the contents of the fourth Avengers Assemble book are collected in Avengers: Above and Beyond.

Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Vol. 1: A Day in the Life
Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin

Spider-Man: Revenge of the Green Goblin takes place just before the final issue collected in Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Vol. 1: A Day In The Life.

The Sentry

Punisher, Vol. 1: Welcome Back, Frank

This trade is also collected in Punisher by Garth Ennis Omnibus and in Punisher, Vol. 1 (Hardcover), which also includes the Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe one-shot and Marvel Knights Double Shot #1. Recent printings drop the volume number from the title.

Marvel Boy
Fantastic Four: Flesh and Stone
X-Men: Dream’s End

Daredevil, Vol. 2: Parts of a Hole

Later printings drop the volume number and change the title of this trade to Daredevil/Echo: Parts of a Hole. It is also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 1 (Hardcover).

Daredevil/Spider-Man

This trade is also sometimes referred to by the title Daredevil/Spider-Man: Unusual Suspects.

Black Widow: The Itsy-Bitsy Spider

This hardcover collects two separate miniseries, both titled simply “Black Widow.” The first was published in mid-1999, and the other at this point. The two series were also collected together in the trade Black Widow.

Thor: Across All Worlds

Older printings of this trade collect Thor #28-35; the newest one, however, also collects Thor #26-27, bridging the gap between Thor by Dan Jurgens & John Romita Jr., Vol. 4 and this book.

Avengers Assemble, Vol. 4

In addition to several issues of Avengers, this volume also includes the main miniseries of the Maximum Security crossover, as well as the Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet one-shot. It does not, however, include any of that crossover’s tie-ins (which are collected, along with the main miniseries and Dangerous Planet, in the trade Avengers/X-Men: Maximum Security).

Daredevil: Ninja

Counter X: Generation X – Four Days
Counter X: X-Force – Rage War
X-Men: Eve of Destruction

As mentioned earlier, the miniseries X-Men: The Search for Cyclops (collected in X-Men vs. Apocalypse, Vol. 2: Ages of Apocalypse) should be read immediately before X-Men: Eve of Destruction rather than along with the other contents of its own book.

Captain America by Dan Jurgens, Vol. 2
Daredevil, Vol. 3: Wake Up

This trade is also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 6 (Hardcover), Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus, Vol. 1, and Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Deadpool Classic, Vol. 7
Fantastic Four: Into the Breach

Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Vol. 2: One Small Break

X-Treme X-Men, Vol. 1: Destiny

Although it was actually published after the first volume of New X-Men, the first volume of X-Treme X-Men must go here due to events involving the Beast, which clearly occur prior to New X-Men.

New X-Men, Vol. 1: E is for Extinction

This trade is also collected in New X-Men, Vol. 1 (Hardcover), New X-Men Omnibus, and New X-Men Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Captain America/Nick Fury: The Otherworld War

Exiles, Vol. 1: Down the Rabbit Hole

Exiles picks up directly from the end of the miniseries Blink, which is collected in X-Men: The Complete Age of Apocalypse Epic, Vol. 1. The first trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Spider-Man’s Tangled Web, Vol. 1
X-Force, Vol. 1: New Beginnings

This trade is also collected in X-Statix Omnibus and in X-Force: Famous, Mutant & Mortal.

Captain America: Scourge of the Underworld

Five issues collected in this trade (Captain America #318-320, Amazing Spider-Man #278, and Marvel Fanfare #29) were first published in 1986; the next story was originally published in five parts as back-up material in Captain America #358-362 in 1989; and the trade’s final four issues were published in the USAgent limited series at this point in 2001.

Incredible Hulk: Past Perfect

Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Coming Home

This trade is also collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 1, as well as in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Wolverine: The Best There Is
Wolverine/Deadpool: Weapon X

Wolverine: The Best There Is collects Wolverine #159-161 and #167-169, while Wolverine/Deadpool: Weapon X collects Wolverine #162-166 and Deadpool #57-60. The Wolverine issues should be read in chronological order, regardless of how they are separated by the two books, followed by the Deadpool issues. The final part of this storyline, originally published in Wolverine #170-176, has never been collected. All of these issues lead directly into the Weapon X ongoing series.

2002
Thor: Godstorm
Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Comics Magazine
Ghost Rider: The Hammer Lane
Fantastic Four: 1234

In addition to the four-issue miniseries of the same name, the latest hardcover printing of Fantastic Four: 1234 also includes an issue of Marvel Double-Shot written by Grant Morrison.

U.S. War Machine

Punisher, Vol. 2: Army of One

This trade is also collected in Punisher by Garth Ennis Omnibus and in Punisher, Vol. 2 (Hardcover).

Captain America by Dan Jurgens, Vol. 3
Elektra: The Scorpio Key
Thor: The Death of Odin

Previous editions of this trade were titled Thor, Vol. 1: The Death of Odin. The most recent printing drops the volume number from the title. Older printings collected Thor #39-44; the most recent one collects Thor #36-43 and Annual 2001. Thor #44 is now collected in the latest printing of Thor: Lord of Asgard.

Fantastic Four: Resurrection of Galactus
Cable, Vol. 1: The Shining Path
X-Treme X-Men: Savage Land

Doom

This trade collects two miniseries featuring Dr. Doom by the same creative team, one originally published in 2000 and the other at this point in 2002.

Elektra & Wolverine: The Redeemer

Fury
Spider-Man’s Tangled Web, Vol. 2

Deadpool Classic, Vol. 8

The first four issues collected in this trade are also collected in Wolverine/Deadpool: Weapon X.

Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 2: Revelations

Of the four issues collected in this trade, one is also collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 1; the other three are collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 2. All four are also collected in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Daredevil, Vol. 4: Underboss

This trade is also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 2 (Hardcover), Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus, Vol. 1, and Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Exiles, Vol. 2: A World Apart

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Avengers: Celestial Quest

Hulk, Vol. 1: Return of the Monster

This trade is also collected in Incredible Hulk, Vol. 1 (Hardcover).

Marvel Visionaries: John Romita Jr.

This hardcover collects a number of issues drawn by John Romita Jr. from various series, including Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men, Star Brand, Daredevil, Punisher War Zone, and Incredible Hulk.

‘Nuff Said

This trade collects various wordless issues published during Marvel’s “Silent Month” in 2002.

Marvel Visionaries: Chris Claremont

This hardcover collects a number of issues written by Chris Claremont from various series, including Daredevil, Uncanny X-Men, Iron Fist, Wolverine, and Excalibur.

Wolverine: Origin

As its title suggests, this trade actually takes place long before this point on the timeline. However, it was originally published here and thus does not affect Marvel continuity until this point.

Wolverine: The Return of Weapon X

New X-Men, Vol. 2: Imperial

This trade is also collected in New X-Men, Vol. 1 (Hardcover), New X-Men Omnibus, and New X-Men Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Alias, Vol. 1

Alias has been collected in several different formats, but for the purposes of this timeline, I have given each of the original four trades its own entry. It should be noted, however, that these initial trades did print one issue from the series out of sequence, skipping over #10 (which takes place between the first and second trades) and placing it in the third trade instead. This problem was corrected for the two books in the Alias: The Ultimate Collection trade series, as well as in the Alias Omnibus, both of which collect all of the material in the original four trades in proper sequence. The first book in the original trade series is also collected in Alias Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Wolverine Legends, Vol. 1: Wolverine/Hulk

X-Force, Vol. 2: Final Chapter

This trade is also collected in X-Statix Omnibus and in X-Force: Famous, Mutant & Mortal.

Howard the Duck
Thor: Lord of Asgard

Previous editions of this trade were titled Thor, Vol. 2: Lord of Asgard. The most recent printing drops the volume number from the title and collects one issue more than previous editions.

X-Men: X-Corps

The first six issues collected in this trade were previously collected as Uncanny X-Men: Poptopia.

Cable, Vol. 2: The End
Cage
Deadline
Hulk, Vol. 2: Boiling Point

This trade is also collected in Incredible Hulk, Vol. 1 (Hardcover).

Avengers Assemble, Vol. 5

This volume completes Kurt Busiek’s long tenure on Avengers. Geoff Johns’ run begins with the team’s next appearance in Avengers: World Trust. In the original trade series, the contents of the fifth Avengers Assemble book are collected in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. One issue is also collected in Avengers: Above and Beyond.

Captain America: Red, White & Blue

This original graphic novel also includes reprints of several classic Captain America stories.

Fantastic Four / The Inhumans
Spider-Man’s Tangled Web, Vol. 3
Spider-Man: Quality of Life
Thanos, Vol. 2: Infinity Abyss

X-Treme X-Men, Vol. 2: Invasion
The Thing: Freakshow
Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 3: Until the Stars Turn Cold

This trade is also collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 2, as well as in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Vol. 3: Return of the Goblin

This trade is also collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 2.

Captain America, Vol. 1: The New Deal

The most recent hardcover printing of this trade drops the volume number from the title.

Elektra, Vol. 1: Introspect
The Hood: Blood From Stones
New X-Men, Vol. 3: New Worlds

This trade is also collected in New X-Men, Vol. 2 (Hardcover), New X-Men Omnibus, and New X-Men Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Punisher, Vol. 3: Business as Usual

This trade is also collected in Punisher by Garth Ennis Omnibus and in Punisher, Vol. 2 (Hardcover).

Alias, Vol. 2: Come Home

The second of the original Alias trades skips over Alias #10; see the note to Alias, Vol. 1 for more information. The contents of this trade are also collected in the Alias Omnibus and in Alias Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Apache Skies

This trade collects a mature-readers miniseries set in the Old West. It is the sequel to Blaze of Glory.

2003
The Call of Duty, Vol. 1: The Brotherhood & The Wagon
The Call of Duty, Vol. 2: The Precinct

Exiles, Vol. 3: Out of Time

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

X-Statix, Vol. 1: Good Omens

This trade is also collected in X-Statix Omnibus.

Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 1: Hope
Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Vol. 4: Trials and Tribulations
Vision: Yesterday and Tomorrow

This trade is also collected in Avengers: The Complete Collection by Geoff Johns, Vol. 1.

Deadpool Classic, Vol. 9

Daredevil, Vol. 5: Out

All but three of the issues in this trade are also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 2 (Hardcover); the remaining three are in Daredevil, Vol. 3 (Hardcover). This trade is also collected in Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus, Vol. 1, and in Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Avengers: World Trust

Previous editions of this book were titled Avengers, Vol. 1: World Trust. The most recent hardcover printing drops the volume number from the title and collects one issue less than previous editions. That issue is now included in Avengers: Standoff. The contents of this trade are also collected in Avengers: The Complete Collection by Geoff Johns, Vol. 1.

Thor: Gods on Earth

Previous editions of this trade were titled Thor, Vol. 3: Gods on Earth. The most recent printing drops the volume number from the title.

Hulk, Vol. 3: Transfer of Power

This trade is also collected in Incredible Hulk, Vol. 2 (Hardcover).

Weapon X, Vol. 1: The Draft
Spider-Man’s Tangled Web, Vol. 4

Fantastic Four, Vol. 1: Imaginauts

With the exception of its first issue (Fantastic Four #56), this trade is also collected in Fantastic Four, Vol. 1 (Hardcover) and Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 1. The latter also collects an issue of Avengers which is not collected elsewhere.

Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: Nothing to Lose
Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu: The Hellfire Apocalypse
Wolverine Legends, Vol. 3: Law of the Jungle
Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 4: The Life and Death of Spiders

This trade is also collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 3, as well as in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Spider-Man/Mary Jane: You Just Hit the Jackpot

This trade collects a variety of issues featuring Mary Jane Watson, the latest of which was published at this point. It also collects the 1989 original graphic novel Spider-Man: Parallel Lives.

Avengers: Standoff

Four of the five issues collected in this hardcover are also collected in Avengers: The Complete Collection by Geoff Johns, Vol. 1; the other issue is collected in Avengers: The Complete Geoff Johns Collection, Vol. 2.

Marville

Killraven

X-Treme X-Men, Vol. 3: Schism
X-Treme X-Men, Vol. 4: Mekanix
New X-Men, Vol. 4: Riot at Xavier’s

This trade is also collected in New X-Men, Vol. 2 (Hardcover), New X-Men Omnibus, and New X-Men Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 2: Dominant Species
Captain America, Vol. 2: The Extremists
Daredevil, Vol. 6: Lowlife

This trade is also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 3 (Hardcover), Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus, Vol. 1, and Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Hulk/Wolverine: Six Hours

Alias, Vol. 3: The Underneath

This trade collects Alias #10 and 16-21; see the note to Alias, Vol. 1 for more information. Alias #10 is also collected in Alias Ultimate Collection, Book 1; the other issues are in Book 2. All of the issues from this trade are included in the Alias Omnibus.

Elektra, Vol. 2: Everything Old Is New Again
Exiles, Vol. 4: Legacy

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Rawhide Kid: Slap Leather
Wolverine Legends, Vol. 4: Xisle

Punisher, Vol. 4: Full Auto

This trade is also collected in Punisher by Garth Ennis Omnibus and in Punisher, Vol. 3 (Hardcover).

X-Statix, Vol. 2: Good Guys and Bad Guys

This trade is also collected in X-Statix Omnibus.

Hulk, Vol. 4: Abominable

This trade is also collected in Incredible Hulk, Vol. 2 (Hardcover).

X-Men Legends, Vol. 4: Hated & Feared
Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Vol. 5: Senseless Violence

The ongoing Peter Parker: Spider-Man series comes to an end with this volume.

Fantastic Four, Vol. 2: Unthinkable

This trade is also collected in Fantastic Four, Vol. 1 (Hardcover) and Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Thanos, Vol. 3: Marvel Universe – The End

Later printings of this trade are titled simply Marvel Universe: The End.

Thunderbolts, Vol. 1: How to Lose
Captain Marvel, Vol. 2: Coven
Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 3: Holy War
Exiles, Vol. 5: Unnatural Instinct

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Avengers: Red Zone

Previous editions of this book were titled Avengers, Vol. 2: Red Zone. The most recent hardcover printing drops the volume number from the title and collects one issue less than previous editions; that issue is now included in Avengers: Standoff. The contents of this trade are also collected in Avengers: The Complete Geoff Johns Collection, Vol. 2.

Thor: Spiral

Previous editions of this trade were titled Thor, Vol. 4: Spiral. The most recent printing drops the volume number from the title and collects an additional issue.

Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 5: Unintended Consequences

This trade is also collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 3, as well as in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Captain America, Vol. 3: Ice
Daredevil, Vol. 7: Hardcore

This trade is also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 3 (Hardcover), Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus, Vol. 1, and Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Venom, Vol. 1: Shiver

This trade is also collected in Venom by Daniel Way Ultimate Collection.

New X-Men, Vol. 5: Assault on Weapon Plus

The first two issues of this trade are also collected in New X-Men, Vol. 2 (Hardcover) and New X-Men Ultimate Collection, Book 2. The final four issues are collected in New X-Men, Vol. 3 (Hardcover) and New X-Men Ultimate Collection, Book 3. This trade is collected in its entirety in New X-Men Omnibus.

X-Treme X-Men, Vol. 5: God Loves, Man Kills II
Hulk, Vol. 5: Hide in Plain Sight

Weapon X, Vol. 2: The Underground
Human Torch, Vol. 1: Burn
Inhumans, Vol. 1: Culture Shock

Sean McKeever’s Inhumans series ran for twelve issues, but only the first six were originally collected. In 2008, Marvel collected the entire series in one volume entitled Young Inhumans, which is placed on the timeline where the second trade would have gone (had it ever been released).

Mystique, Vol. 1: Dead Drop Gorgeous

This trade is also collected in Mystique by Brian K. Vaughan Ultimate Collection.

Sentinel, Vol. 1: Salvage
Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy

This trade is also collected in Runaways, Vol. 1 (Hardcover). It was originally collected in digest format.

Punisher, Vol. 5: Streets of Laredo

This trade is also collected in Punisher by Garth Ennis Omnibus. The first two issues (Punisher #19 and #27) are collected in Punisher, Vol. 3 (Hardcover).

Wolverine Legends, Vol. 5: Snikt!
Spider-Man Legends, Vol. 4: Spider-Man/Wolverine

Deadpool Classic, Vol. 10
Elektra, Vol. 3: Relentless
New Mutants, Vol. 1: Back to School
Wolverine, Vol. 1: The Brotherhood

This trade is also collected in Wolverine by Greg Rucka Ultimate Collection.

Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 1: The Hunger

Punisher: Born

This trade re-tells the story of Frank Castle’s time served in the Vietnam War.

2004
Stoker’s Dracula

This trade collects a black-and-white adaptation of Bram Stoker’s original novel, which was begun in 1974 but not completed until this point. A colorized version was released in 2010; in 2011, this version was released again in digest format. The version of the character that appears here is different from the one that appears in the rest of Marvel’s comics.

Alias, Vol. 4: The Secret Origin of Jessica Jones

This trade is also collected in the Alias Omnibus and in Alias Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Thor: Vikings
Trouble

Exiles, Vol. 6: Fantastic Voyage

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 4: The Draco
X-Treme X-Men, Vol. 6: Intifada

Captain America, Vol. 4: Captain America Lives Again

This trade collects an alternate-universe story, and as such does not affect the regular Marvel Universe. It is placed here to coincide with the time of its original publication and to preserve the continuity of the Captain America trade series, which carries on for one more volume after this one.

Emma Frost, Vol. 1: Higher Learning

This trade is also collected in Emma Frost Ultimate Collection.

Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 6: Happy Birthday

All but the final two issues of this trade are also collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 3. It is also collected in its entirety in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Avengers: The Search for She-Hulk

Previous editions of this book were titled Avengers, Vol. 3: The Search for She-Hulk. The most recent hardcover printing drops the volume number from the title. The contents of this trade are also collected in Avengers: The Complete Geoff Johns Collection, Vol. 2.

Marvel Visionaries: Roy Thomas

This hardcover collects a number of issues written by Roy Thomas from various series, including Avengers, Captain Marvel, Sub-Mariner, X-Men, Incredibly Hulk, Fantastic Four, Invaders, and Doctor Strange.

Daredevil, Vol. 8: Echo – Vision Quest

Later printings drop the volume number and change the title of this trade to Daredevil/Echo: Vision Quest.

Fantastic Four, Vol. 3: Authoritative Action

This trade is also collected in Fantastic Four, Vol. 2 (Hardcover) and Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

New X-Men, Vol. 6: Planet X

This trade is also collected in New X-Men, Vol. 3 (Hardcover), New X-Men Omnibus, and New X-Men Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

Punisher, Vol. 6: Confederacy of Dunces

This trade is also collected in Punisher by Garth Ennis Omnibus.

X-Treme X-Men, Vol. 7: Storm – The Arena

X-Statix, Vol. 3: Back From the Dead

This trade is also collected in X-Statix Omnibus.

Captain Marvel, Vol. 3: Crazy Like a Fox
Hulk, Vol. 6: Split Decisions

Silver Surfer, Vol. 1: Communion
Thanos, Vol. 4: Epiphany
Runaways, Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland

This trade is also collected in Runaways, Vol. 1 (Hardcover). It was originally collected in digest format.

Sentinel, Vol. 2: No Hero
Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 2: Countdown
Spider-Man/Dr. Octopus: Negative Exposure
Wolverine, Vol. 2: Coyote Crossing

This trade is also collected in Wolverine by Greg Rucka Ultimate Collection.

Hulk, Vol. 7: Dead Like Me
Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 5: She Lies With Angels
New X-Men, Vol. 7: Here Comes Tomorrow

This trade is also collected in New X-Men, Vol. 3 (Hardcover), New X-Men Omnibus, and New X-Men Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

Marvel 1602

The main story in Marvel 1602 does not take place in the main Marvel universe, but its ending suggests it may have some larger connection to it. It is also available in a 10th anniversary hardcover edition.

Young Inhumans
Venom, Vol. 2: Run

This trade is also collected in Venom by Daniel Way Ultimate Collection.

Mystique, Vol. 2: Tinker, Tailor, Mutant, Spy

This trade is also collected in Mystique by Brian K. Vaughan Ultimate Collection.

Elektra, Vol. 4: Frenzy
Exiles, Vol. 7: A Blink in Time

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

Avengers, Vol. 4: Lionheart of Avalon
X-Treme X-Men, Vol. 8: Prisoner of Fire

The X-Treme X-Men series comes to an end with this volume.

Uncanny X-Men, Vol. 6: Bright New Mourning

This trade takes place immediately following the events of Grant Morrison’s New X-Men series.

Marvel/Top Cow Crossovers, Vol. 1

Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 7: The Book of Ezekiel

This trade is also collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 4, as well as in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

Identity Disc
Daredevil, Vol. 9: King of Hell’s Kitchen

This trade is also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 4 (Hardcover), Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus, Vol. 1, and Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Fantastic Four, Vol. 4: Hereafter

This trade is also collected in Fantastic Four, Vol. 2 (Hardcover) and Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

Punisher MAX, Vol. 1: In the Beginning

This trade is also collected in Punisher MAX, Vol. 1 (Hardcover).

Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 3: Here There Be Monsters

Thor: Gods & Men

The issues collected in this trade were originally collected across two trades: Thor, Vol. 5: The Reigning and Thor, Vol. 6: Gods & Men. This volume brings Dan Jurgens’ long tenure on the title to a close.

Truth: Red, White & Black
Captain America, Vol. 5: Homeland

Truth: Red, White & Black takes place during World War II, but its events don’t affect Marvel continuity until the final issues of the fifth Captain America trade. Later printings of Truth are titled Captain America: Truth.

Emma Frost, Vol. 2: Mind Games

This trade is also collected in Emma Frost Ultimate Collection.

Captain America & The Falcon, Vol. 1: Two Americas
Avengers, Vol. 5: Once an Invader

Captain Marvel, Vol. 4: Odyssey
Marvel Knights 4, Vol. 1: Wolf at the Door
Thanos, Vol. 5: Samaritan
Avengers/Thunderbolts, Vol. 2: Best Intentions

The first volume of Avengers/Thunderbolts does not have its own listing on the timeline because it was already collected, in Avengers Assemble, Vol. 3.

Wolverine/Punisher

X-Statix, Vol. 4: X-Statix vs. Avengers

This trade is also collected in X-Statix Omnibus.

Alpha Flight, Vol. 1: You Gotta Be Kiddin’ Me
Cable & Deadpool, Vol. 1: If Looks Could Kill

This trade is also collected in Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

She-Hulk, Vol. 1: Single Green Female
Hulk, Vol. 8: Big Things
Excalibur, Vol. 1: Forging the Sword
Exiles, Vol. 8: Earn Your Wings

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

Mystique, Vol. 3: Unnatural

This trade is also collected in Mystique by Sean McKeever Ultimate Collection.

The Pulse, Vol. 1: Thin Air
Runaways, Vol. 3: The Good Die Young

This trade is also collected in Runaways, Vol. 1 (Hardcover). It was originally collected in digest format.

Wolverine, Vol. 3: Return of the Native

This trade is also collected in Wolverine by Greg Rucka Ultimate Collection.

Uncanny X-Men: The New Age, Vol. 1: The End of History
Venom, Vol. 3: Twist

This trade is also collected in Venom by Daniel Way Ultimate Collection.

Daredevil, Vol. 10: The Widow

This trade is also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 4 (Hardcover), Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus, Vol. 2, and Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

Loki

This trade is also collected in Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers.

Marvel Knights 2099

Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Gifted

This trade is also collected in Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1 (Hardcover) and in Astonishing X-Men Omnibus.

District X, Vol. 1: Mr. M
New X-Men, Vol. 1: Choosing Sides

This series continues from the New Mutants series from 2003, which ran for thirteen issues; the first six were collected in New Mutants, Vol. 1: Back to School, but the rest remain uncollected.

Punisher MAX, Vol. 2: Kitchen Irish

This trade is also collected in Punisher MAX, Vol. 1 (Hardcover).

JLA/Avengers: Collector’s Edition

Venom vs. Carnage

Fantastic Four, Vol. 5: Disassembled

This trade is also collected in Fantastic Four, Vol. 3 (Hardcover) and Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 4.

Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 4: Disassembled
Avengers Disassembled: Captain America
Avengers Disassembled: Thor
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man
Avengers Disassembled

We can infer that the Avengers Disassembled tie-ins take place before the main story for several reasons: Iron Man is still Secretary of State in Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man; Thor does not appear in Avengers Disassembled; and the tie-ins make no reference to the dissolution of the Avengers, which takes place at the end of Avengers Disassembled. There is a three-month gap (in terms of story, not publication date) between the end of Avengers Disassembled and the first New Avengers trade, during which the first Young Avengers trade must take place.

The main Avengers Disassembled trade has also been collected as a deluxe hardcover. The Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America trades are also all collected together in the deluxe hardcover Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America.

Young Avengers, Vol. 1: Sidekicks

This trade is also collected in Young Avengers, Vol. 1 (Hardcover) and in Young Avengers Ultimate Collection.

2005
Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 8: Sins Past

This trade is also collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 4, as well as in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

Araña, Vol. 1: Heart of the Spider
Marvel Knights 4, Vol. 2: The Stuff of Nightmares

X-Men, Vol. 1: Day of the Atom
Rogue, Vol. 1: Going Rogue
Emma Frost, Vol. 3: Bloom

This trade is also collected in Emma Frost Ultimate Collection.

Elektra: The Hand
Hulk/Thing: Hard Knocks

This trade brings Bruce Jones’ long tenure on Hulk’s ongoing series to a close.

Sabretooth: Open Season

X-Force and Cable, Vol. 1: The Legend Returns
Bullseye: Greatest Hits
Exiles, Vol. 9: Bump in the Night

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

X-Factor – Madrox: Multiple Choice
Uncanny X-Men: The New Age, Vol. 2: The Cruelest Cut

Alpha Flight, Vol. 2: Waxing Poetic
Black Widow: Homecoming
Cable & Deadpool, Vol. 2: The Burnt Offering

This trade is also collected in Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Excalibur, Vol. 2: Saturday Night Fever
Jubilee by Robert Kirkman
She-Hulk, Vol. 2: Superhuman Law
Gambit, Vol. 1: House of Cards
Mystique, Vol. 4: Quiet

This trade is also collected in Mystique by Sean McKeever Ultimate Collection.

Nightcrawler, Vol. 1: The Devil Inside
Daredevil, Vol. 11: The Golden Age

This trade is also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 5 (Hardcover), Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus, Vol. 2, and Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Down Among the Dead Men
Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Vol. 2: Venomous
Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Vol. 3: The Last Stand

The first three Marvel Knights Spider-Man trades are also collected in Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Vol. 1 (Hardcover), and in Spider-Man by Mark Millar Ultimate Collection.

Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 1: The Golden Child
Fantastic Four, Vol. 6: Rising Storm

This trade is also collected in Fantastic Four, Vol. 3 (Hardcover) and Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection, Book 4.

New X-Men, Vol. 2: Haunted
New Thunderbolts, Vol. 1: One Step Forward

Punisher MAX, Vol. 3: Mother Russia

This trade is also collected in Punisher MAX, Vol. 2 (Hardcover).

Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 5: Sins Remembered
Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 6: Final Curtain

In addition to three issues published at this point, this trade also contains a 2002 story which takes place shortly before Peter Parker: Spider-Man, Vol. 3: Return of the Goblin.

Exiles, Vol. 10: Age of Apocalypse

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 4.

New Invaders, Vol. 1: To End All Wars
Captain America & The Falcon, Vol. 2: Brothers and Keepers
New Avengers, Vol. 1: Breakout

This trade is also collected in New Avengers, Vol. 1 (Hardcover).

Spider-Man: Breakout

This trade collects a miniseries that was actually released later in 2005, but follows directly on events in the first New Avengers trade.

Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 9: Skin Deep

This trade is also collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 5, as well as in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

X-Men/Fantastic Four
X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong

This trade is also collected in X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong/Warsong Ultimate Collection.

Secret War

The miniseries collected in this trade actually finished publication at the end of 2005, but it takes place at some indefinite earlier point. I have placed it here because The Pulse, Vol. 2 takes place during the events of Secret War and was published at this point.

The Pulse, Vol. 2: Secret War

Captain America: Winter Soldier, Vol. 1

This trade is also collected in Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus, Vol. 1 and in Captain America: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection.

Marvel Knights 4, Vol. 3: Divine Time
Spider-Man/Human Torch

The miniseries collected in this hardcover was originally collected in a digest-sized trade called Spider-Man/Human Torch: I’m With Stupid.

X-23: Innocence Lost

This trade is also collected in NYX / X-23 (Hardcover).

X-Men: Golgotha
X-Force: Shatterstar

In addition to a four-issue miniseries published at this point, this trade also reprints the final two issues of New Mutants (from 1991), which detail the beginnings of X-Force.

Excalibur – House of M: Prelude

Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 2: Dangerous

This trade is also collected in Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1 (Hardcover) and in Astonishing X-Men Omnibus.

District X, Vol. 2: Underground
Araña, Vol. 2: In the Beginning
Fantastic Four: Foes
Hulk: Tempest Fugit
Stormbreaker: The Saga of Beta Ray Bill
Rogue, Vol. 2: Forget-Me-Not
Gambit, Vol. 2: Hath No Fury
Uncanny X-Men: The New Age, Vol. 3: On Ice
Daredevil: Redemption
Wolverine: Soultaker
New X-Men, Vol. 3: X-Posed

Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?
Runaways, Vol. 4: True Believers

This trade is also collected in Runaways, Vol. 2 (Hardcover). It was originally collected in digest format.

Daredevil, Vol. 12: Decalogue

This trade is also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 5 (Hardcover), Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus, Vol. 2, and Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

GLA: Misassembled

NYX: Wannabe

This trade is also collected in NYX / X-23 (Hardcover).

Wolverine: Enemy of the State

Shanna, the She-Devil
Cable & Deadpool, Vol. 3: The Human Race

This trade is also collected in Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Spellbinders: Signs and Wonders
Exiles, Vol. 11: Time Breakers

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 4.

Punisher MAX, Vol. 4: Up Is Down and Black Is White

This trade is also collected in Punisher MAX, Vol. 2 (Hardcover).

Toxin: The Devil You Know
New Avengers, Vol. 2: Sentry

This trade is also collected in New Avengers, Vol. 1 (Hardcover).

New X-Men: Hellions
X-Men: Bizarre Love Triangle

Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 10: New Avengers

This trade is also collected in The Best of Spider-Man, Vol. 5, as well as in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 4.

Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Vol. 4: Wild Blue Yonder
New Thunderbolts, Vol. 2: Modern Marvels
Scorpion: Poison Tomorrow
Machine Teen: History 101001

Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 2: Master of the Ring
Fantastic Four by J. Michael Straczynski, Vol. 1
Gravity: Big-City Super Hero
X-Men: Kitty Pryde – Shadow and Flame

House of M
House of M: Fantastic Four/Iron Man
House of M: Spider-Man
House of M: The Incredible Hulk
House of M: New X-Men
House of M: Uncanny X-Men
House of M: World of M
House of M: Mutopia X

Collecting the “House of M” crossover, these trades collect the tie-in issues by series rather than publication order. The beginning, ending, and main story can be found in the first trade, called simply House of M. The other trades take place in a pocket universe created during the main story and destroyed at the end of it.

“House of M” has also been collected in its entirety across four oversized hardcovers. House of M collects the main miniseries. House of M: Spider-Man, Fantastic Four & X-Men collects the House of M: Spider-Man miniseries and Uncanny X-Men tie-in issues (also collected in their own trades), the House of M: Fantastic Four miniseries (also collected in House of M: Fantastic Four/Iron Man), a Black Panther tie-in issue (also collected in House of M: World of M), and a New Thunderbolts tie-in issue (not collected in any of the House of M trades, but in New Thunderbolts, Vol. 2: Modern Marvels).

House of M: Wolverine, Iron Man & Hulk collects the Wolverine, Captain America, and Pulse tie-in issues (also collected in House of M: World of M), the House of M: Iron Man miniseries (also collected in House of M: Fantastic Four/Iron Man), the Hulk tie-in issues (also collected in their own trade), and a Cable & Deadpool tie-in issue (not collected in any of the House of M trades, but in Cable & Deadpool, Vol. 3: The Human Race and Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection, Book 1).

House of M: No More Mutants collects the Mutopia X and New X-Men tie-in issues, a Ms. Marvel one-shot, the House of M: The Day After one-shot (also collected in X-Men: The Day After), and three issues of Exiles (also collected in Exiles, Vol. 12: World Tour, Book 1).

House of M: Avengers
House of M: Civil War
House of M: Masters of Evil

The three preceding trades collect material published several years after the original crossover, but which nonetheless take place in the pocket universe created and subsequently destroyed in the main House of M story.

Marvel Monsters
X-Men/Black Panther: Wild Kingdom

2006
Nightcrawler, Vol. 2: The Winding Way
Marvel Knights 4, Vol. 4: Impossible Things Happen Every Day
Daredevil vs. Punisher: Means and Ends
Defenders: Indefensible
Weapon X: Days of Future Now
Captain Universe: Universal Heroes
Marvel Holiday Special Digest (review)

Punisher: From First to Last
New Warriors: Reality Check
Araña, Vol. 3: Night of the Hunter
Exiles, Vol. 12: World Tour, Book 1

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 4.

Marvel 1602: New World

This trade is also collected in Marvel 1602: New World/Fantastick Four.

Drax the Destroyer

The four-issue miniseries collected in this trade is also collected in Annihilation, Book 1.

Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do
Daredevil, Vol. 13: The Murdock Papers

This trade is also collected in Daredevil, Vol. 6 (Hardcover), Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Omnibus, Vol. 2, and Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

Runaways, Vol. 5: Escape to New York

This trade is also collected in Runaways, Vol. 2 (Hardcover). It was originally collected in digest format.

Cable & Deadpool, Vol. 4: Bosom Buddies

This trade is also collected in Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

X-Men: Colossus Bloodline
New Avengers, Vol. 3: Secrets and Lies

This trade is also collected in New Avengers, Vol. 2 (Hardcover).

Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big in Japan
Spider-Man: The Other

This trade is also collected in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 4.

Hulk: Planet Hulk Prelude

This trade collects four issues from the Hulk’s ongoing series and three issues of Fantastic Four. In its first printing, it collected only the Hulk issues.

X-Men: The Day After

Punisher: Very Special Holidays
Captain America: Winter Soldier, Vol. 2

This trade is also collected in Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus, Vol. 1 and in Captain America: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection.

Black Widow: The Things They Say About Her…
Ghost Rider: The Road to Damnation
Punisher MAX, Vol. 5: The Slavers

This trade is also collected in Punisher MAX, Vol. 3 (Hardcover).

She-Hulk, Vol. 3: Time Trials
Black Panther: Bad Mutha
Fantastic Four: The Life Fantastic
New X-Men: Childhood’s End, Vol. 1

Iron Man: Extremis (review)

The Pulse, Vol. 3: Fear
New Thunderbolts, Vol. 3: Right of Power
Generation M
Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 3: League of Losers

This trade crosses over with the Image series Invincible.

Punisher vs. Bullseye
Sentinel, Vol. 3: Past Imperfect
Wolverine: Origins & Endings
Uncanny X-Men: The New Age, Vol. 4: End of Greys

The Sentry: Reborn
X-Factor, Vol. 1: The Longest Night
Death’s Head 3.0: Unnatural Selection
Captain America: Red Menace, Vol. 1

This trade is also collected in Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus, Vol. 1 and in Captain America: Red Menace Ultimate Collection.

X-Men: Apocalypse vs. Dracula

Civil War: The Road to Civil War

This trade collects issues of Amazing Spider-Man and Fantastic Four, as well as the New Avengers: Illuminati one-shot. The Spider-Man issues are also collected in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5.

New Excalibur, Vol. 1: Defenders of the Realm
Iron Man: The Inevitable
Son of M
Ares: God of War

This trade is also collected in Dark Avengers: Ares.

Sentinel Squad O*N*E
X-Men: The 198
X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl

This trade is also collected in X-Statix Omnibus.

X-Statix Omnibus

This hardcover collects the same content as the two Milligan/Allred X-Force trades (Vol. 1: New Beginnings, and Vol. 2: Final Chapter), the four X-Statix trades, and X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl. Also collected are an issue of The Brotherhood and material from X-Men Unlimited, an I Heart Marvel one-shot, and Nation X. The Nation X story wasn’t published until 2010, but the two main series were published from 2001 to 2004, with the Dead Girl miniseries taking place at this point.

Young Avengers, Vol. 2: Family Matters

This trade is also collected in Young Avengers, Vol. 1 (Hardcover) and in Young Avengers Ultimate Collection.

Thing: Idol of Millions
Marvel Knights 4: The Resurrection of Nicholas Scratch
Exiles, Vol. 13: World Tour, Book 2

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 5.

Daughters of the Dragon: Samurai Bullets
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E., Vol. 1: This Is What They Want

This trade is also collected in Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. Ultimate Collection.

Cable & Deadpool, Vol. 5: Living Legends

This trade is also collected in Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

New Avengers, Vol. 4: The Collective

This trade is also collected in New Avengers, Vol. 2 (Hardcover).

Sensational Spider-Man: Feral
X-Men: The Blood of Apocalypse
New X-Men: Childhood’s End, Vol. 2: Crusade
Uncanny X-Men: The New Age, Vol. 5: First Foursaken
Marvel Romance Redux: Another Kind of Love

This trade collects various romance comics from throughout Marvel’s history, but with new dialogue by some of today’s top writers.

Annihilation, Book 1
Annihilation, Book 2

Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out, Vol. 1

This trade is also collected in Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Omnibus, Vol. 1 and in and in Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Vol. 1: Derailed
Runaways, Vol. 6: Parental Guidance

This trade is also collected in Runaways, Vol. 3 (Hardcover). It was originally collected in digest format.

Storm
Black Panther: The Bride
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: Best of the Best

Punisher MAX, Vol. 6: Barracuda

This trade is also collected in Punisher MAX, Vol. 3 (Hardcover).

Wolverine Origins, Vol. 1: Born in Blood
Captain America: Red Menace, Vol. 2

This trade is also collected in Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus, Vol. 1 and in Captain America: Red Menace Ultimate Collection.

Marvel Westerns

Iron Man: Execute Program
Moon Knight, Vol. 1: The Bottom

Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 3: Torn

This trade is also collected in Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 2 (Hardcover) and in Astonishing X-Men Omnibus.

Marvel Team-Up, Vol. 4: Freedom Ring
Wolverine & The Black Cat: Claws

Franklin Richards: Lab Brat

This trade is also collected in Franklin Richard: Son of a Genius Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1.

Pet Avengers Classic

Ghost Rider, Vol. 1: Vicious Cycle

This trade is also collected in Ghost Rider by Daniel Way Ultimate Collection.

Stan Lee Meets

Union Jack: London Falling
Daredevil: Father

Civil War

The main seven-issue miniseries of the “Civil War” crossover is collected in this trade. The scripts from this miniseries have also been collected, in Civil War Script Book. Nearly every ongoing series published by Marvel was affected by the crossover at one point or another, which creates some difficulties when attempting to read it in trade. Unless otherwise noted, all Civil War trades listed after this point take place during the events of the main story.

In addition to trades which collect the crossover by series, it has also been collected across a series of oversized hardcovers. Both the main series and the contents of the script book are collected in the oversized hardcover Civil War. Civil War: Avengers collects the Captain America, Iron Man, New Avengers, and Ms. Marvel tie-in issues (also collected in their own trades), as well as several tie-in one-shots.

Civil War: Fantastic Four collects the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, and She-Hulk tie-in issues, as well as the Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways miniseries. Each of these has been collected in its own trade, except for the She-Hulk issue, which is also collected in Civil War: Marvel Universe and She-Hulk, Vol. 4: Laws of Attraction.

Civil War: Front Line collects the Civil War: Front Line miniseries (also collected across two trade paperbacks), as well as two of the three one-shots (Choosing Sides and The Return) that are collected in Civil War: Marvel Universe.

Civil War: Spider-Man collects the Amazing Spider-Man and Sensational Spider-Man tie-in issues (also collected in the trades Civil War: Spider-Man and Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-Man, respectively), as well as several issues of Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (also collected in Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Vol. 2: Mystery Date).

Civil War: The Underside collects the Ghost Rider, Heroes for Hire, Moon Knight, Punisher War Journal, and Thunderbolts tie-in issues. Each of these has been collected in its own trade, although the Ghost Rider and Moon Knight trades do not have the “Civil War” branding – instead, they are titled Ghost Rider, Vol. 2: The Life & Death of Johnny Blaze, and Moon Knight, Vol. 2: Midnight Sun. Civil War: The Underside also collects the Civil War: War Crimes one-shot (also collected in a trade of the same name).

Civil War: X-Men collects the Cable & Deadpool, Wolverine, X-Factor, and Blade tie-in issues, as well as the four-issue Civil War: X-Men miniseries. The Wolverine issues and the miniseries are also collected in their own trades. The Cable & Deadpool and X-Factor issues are collected together in Civil War: X-Men Universe, as well as in their own individual trade paperback series. The Blade tie-in is also collected in Blade, Vol. 1: Undead Again. This hardcover also collects two handbook-style issues best read after the rest of the crossover, which are also collected in Civil War Companion.

Civil War: Thunderbolts

The final three issues collected in this trade are also collected in Civil War: The Underside.

Civil War: Front Line, Vol. 1

This trade is also collected in Civil War: Front Line.

Civil War: X-Men Universe

This trade collects two issues of X-Force and two issues of Cable & Deadpool. It is also collected in the oversized hardcover Civil War: X-Men.

The X-Factor issues are also collected in X-Factor, Vol. 2: Life & Death Matters. The Cable & Deadpool issues are also collected in Cable & Deadpool, Vol. 6: Paved With Good Intentions and in Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection, Book 2.

She-Hulk, Vol. 4: Laws of Attraction
X-Factor, Vol. 2: Life & Death Matters
New Avengers, Vol. 5: Civil War

This trade is also collected in Civil War: Avengers and in New Avengers, Vol. 3 (Hardcover).

Civil War: X-Men

This trade is also collected in the oversized hardcover Civil War: X-Men.

Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways

This trade is also collected in Civil War: Fantastic Four.

2007
Civil War: Wolverine

This trade is also collected in the oversized hardcover Civil War: X-Men.

New X-Men: Childhood’s End, Vol. 3: Nimrod

Civil War: War Crimes

This trade collects the five-issue 2006 miniseries Underworld, as well as the Civil War: War Crimes one-shot. The one-shot is also collected in Civil War: The Underside.

Wolverine: Blood & Sorrow\
Beyond!
Cable & Deadpool, Vol. 6: Paved With Good Intentions

This trade is also collected in Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection, Book 2. Two of its issues are also collected in Civil War: X-Men Universe and the oversized hardcover Civil War: X-Men.

Exiles, Vol. 14: The New Exiles

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 5.

Heroes for Hire, Vol. 1: Civil War

The first three issues collected in this trade are also collected in Civil War: The Underside.

Civil War: Captain America

This trade is also collected in Civil War: Avengers and in Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Punisher MAX, Vol. 7: Man of Stone

This trade is also collected in Punisher MAX, Vol. 4 (Hardcover).

Thunderbolts: Guardian Protocols
Zombie

Civil War: Spider-Man

This trade is also collected in the oversized hardcover Civil War: Spider-Man and in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5.

Civil War: Fantastic Four

This trade is also collected in the oversized hardcover Civil War: Fantastic Four.

Eternals by Neil Gaiman
Civil War: Peter Parker, Spider-Man

This trade is also collected in Civil War: Spider-Man.

New Excalibur, Vol. 2: Last Days of Camelot
Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E., Vol. 2: I Kick Your Face

The second Nextwave volume is also collected in Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. Ultimate Collection.

Agents of Atlas
Daredevil: The Devil, Inside and Out, Vol. 2

This trade is also collected in Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Omnibus, Vol. 1 and in and in Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Ultimate Collection, Book 1.

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, Vol. 2: Mystery Date

This trade is also collected in Civil War: Spider-Man.

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Civil War

The first half of this trade is also collected in Civil War: Avengers.

Runaways, Vol. 7: Live Fast

This trade is also collected in Runaways, Vol. 3 (Hardcover). It was originally collected in digest format.

Wolverine Origins, Vol. 2: Savior
X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong

This trade is also collected in X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong/Warsong Ultimate Collection.

Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four

This trade is also collected in Marvel 1602: New World/Fantastick Four.

Blade, Vol. 1: Undead Again

One of the issues collected in this trade ties in to Civil War; it is also collected in Civil War: X-Men.

Punisher War Journal, Vol. 1: Civil War

The first three issues collected in this trade are also collected in Civil War: The Underside.

Black Panther: Civil War

This trade is also collected in Civil War: Fantastic Four.

Civil War: Front Line, Vol. 2

This trade is also collected in Civil War: Front Line.

The Death of Captain America, Vol. 1: The Death of the Dream

Only the first issue collected in this trade was published by this point, but that issue must be read here in order for the next several books on the timeline to make sense. (Specifically, it leads directly into Civil War: The Confession, a one-shot collected in the Civil War: Iron Man trade.) This dilemma has been resolved in the oversized hardcover Civil War: Avengers, which collects the first issue alongside the issues of Captain America that directly tie in to the crossover. This issue is also collected in Captain America by Ed Brubaker Omnibus, Vol. 1. The entire trade is collected in The Death of Captain America Omnibus.

Civil War: Iron Man

This trade collects two tie-in issues of Iron Man, an Iron Man/Captain America one-shot, and the one-shot Civil War: The Confession. The first three issues take place roughly in the middle of the crossover (and should be read there), but The Confession takes place immediately following the first issue collected in The Death of Captain America, Vol. 1: The Death of the Dream. This trade is also collected in Civil War: Avengers.

Civil War: Marvel Universe

This trade collects three Civil War one-shots – Civil War: Choosing Sides, Civil War: The Return (featuring the return of Captain Marvel), and Civil War: The Initiative – as well as a tie-in issue of She-Hulk. The first two one-shots are both also collected in Civil War: Front Line. Civil War: The Initiative, which builds directly on events in Civil War: Iron Man (specifically, the Civil War: The Confession one-shot), is also collected in Civil War: Avengers.

Civil War Companion

This trade collects a variety of handbook-style issues that give additional background on the Civil War crossover, but it does not include any actual stories. It is best read after the rest of the crossover, as several issues (in particular, Civil War: Battle Damage Report and Marvel Spotlight: Civil War Aftermath) discuss the ending in considerable detail.

Doctor Strange: The Oath
Hellstorm, Son of Satan: Equinox

Annihilation, Book 3
Irredeemable Ant-Man, Vol. 1: Low-Life

This trade is also collected in Irredeemable Ant-Man: The Ultimate Collection.

X-Factor, Vol. 3: Many Lives of Madrox
New X-Men: Childhood’s End, Vol. 4: Mercury Falling
Wonder Man: My Fair Superhero

Hulk: Planet Hulk

Uncanny X-Men: Rise and Fall of the Shi’ar Empire
X-Men: Supernovas
Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story

This trade is also collected in The Immortal Iron Fist Omnibus by Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker & David Aja.

Wisdom: Rudiments of Wisdom
Ghost Rider, Vol. 2: The Life & Death of Johnny Blaze

The final four issues collected in this trade tie in to the Civil War crossover, and are also collected in Civil War: The Underside. This trade is also collected in Ghost Rider by Daniel Way Ultimate Collection.

X-23: Target X
Exiles, Vol. 15: Enemy of the Stars

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 6.

Heroes for Hire, Vol. 2: Ahead of the Curve
Iron Man: Director of SHIELD
Thunderbolts Presents: Zemo – Born Better

New Avengers, Vol. 6: Revolution

This trade is also collected in New Avengers, Vol. 3 (Hardcover).

Cable & Deadpool, Vol. 7: Separation Anxiety

This trade is also collected in Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

Iron Man: Hypervelocity
Silent War

This trade is essentially a spiritual sequel to Son of M.

Punisher MAX Presents: Barracuda
Wolverine Origins, Vol. 3: Swift & Terrible
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America

In addition to the main five-issue miniseries, the oversized hardcover version of Fallen Son also collects Captain America Comics #1 and material from Marvel Spotlight and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Operation Lightning Storm
Punisher MAX, Vol. 8: Widowmaker

This trade is also collected in Punisher MAX, Vol. 4 (Hardcover).

Thunderbolts, Vol. 1: Faith in Monsters

This trade is also collected in Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis & Mike Deodato Jr. Ultimate Collection.

Wolverine: Evolution

This trade has also been collected in a Black & White Edition.

Daredevil: Hell to Pay, Vol. 1

This trade is also collected in Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Ghost Rider: Trail of Tears
Legion of Monsters
Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four: Silver Rage

She-Hulk, Vol. 5: Planet Without a Hulk

Spider-Man: Back in Black
Peter Parker, Spider-Man: Back in Black
Spider-Man Family: Back in Black

These three confusingly titled Spider-Man books take place at basically the same time. Spider-Man: Back in Black collects the main story from Amazing Spider-Man, as well as a side story from the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man series. The Amazing Spider-Man issues are also collected in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5.

Peter Parker, Spider-Man: Back in Black collects a side story from the Sensational Spider-Man series, and although it ends before the main story in the other book, its context is better understood if read afterwards. The same is true for Spider-Man Family: Back in Black, which collects side stories from the Spider-Man Family series. The main story leads directly into Spider-Man: One More Day.

Black Panther: Four the Hard Way

Three of the five issues collected in this trade are also collected in Marvel Zombies: Dead Days

Blade, Vol. 2: Sins of the Father
Omega Flight: Alpha to Omega

White Tiger: A Hero’s Compulsion

Punisher War Journal, Vol. 2: Goin’ Out West
Avengers: The Initiative, Vol. 1: Basic Training
Irredeemable Ant-Man, Vol. 2: Small-Minded

This trade is also collected in Irredeemable Ant-Man: The Ultimate Collection.

New Excalibur, Vol. 3: Battle for Eternity
Fantastic Four: The New Fantastic Four

The first issue collected in this trade is also collected in Fantastic Four: Extended Family.

New X-Men: Childhood’s End, Vol. 5: The Quest for Magik
Nova, Vol. 1: Annihilation – Conquest

This trade collects the first seven issues of Nova’s ongoing series. Issues 4 through 7 are also collected in Annihilation: Conquest, Book 2.

X-Factor, Vol. 4: Heart of Ice
Uncanny X-Men: Extremists
X-Men: Blinded by the Light

This trade was originally solicited under the title X-Men: Marauders, but the title was changed prior to publication.

X-Men: Endangered Species

Annihilation: Conquest, Book 1

New Avengers/Transformers

This trade crosses over with IDW’s Transformers universe. It almost certainly does not take place in the main Marvel Universe, but does make specific reference to events in earlier New Avengers trades.

World War Hulk
World War Hulk: X-Men
World War Hulk: Front Line
World War Hulk: The Incredible Hercules
Heroes for Hire, Vol. 3: World War Hulk
World War Hulk: Gamma Corps

Collecting the “World War Hulk” crossover, these trades collect the tie-in issues by series rather than publication order. The main story is collected in the first trade, while the others take place during that story, for the most part. The main story has also been collected, along with an issue of Marvel Spotlight and the World War Hulk Aftersmash one-shot, in an oversized hardcover of the same name.

The title of the World War Hulk: X-Men trade is a bit of a misnomer. While it does include the three-issue World War Hulk: X-Men miniseries, the majority of its contents have nothing to do with the X-Men at all. Included are tie-in issues of Avengers: The Initiative, Iron Man, Ghost Rider, and The Irredeemable Ant-Man. The Ghost Rider issues are also collected in Ghost Rider, Vol. 3: Apocalypse Soon. The trade World War Hulk: The Incredible Hercules is also collected in Incredible Hercules: Smash of the Titans.

Plot threads from World War Hulk continue directly into several follow-up series, which are collected in World War Hulk: Damage Control and World War Hulk: Warbound.

2008
Ghost Rider, Vol. 3: Apocalypse Soon

This trade is also collected in Ghost Rider by Daniel Way Ultimate Collection.

Moon Knight, Vol. 2: Midnight Sun

This trade collects seven issues of Moon Knight, as well as the series’ first Annual issue. The first three issues collected take place during the Civil War crossover; the first six issues are also collected in Civil War: The Underside.

New Avengers: Illuminati

This trade is also collected in New Avengers, Vol. 4 (Hardcover).

Franklin Richard: Collected Chaos

This trade is also collected in Franklin Richard: Son of a Genius Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1.

The Loners: The Secret Lives of Super Heroes
New Warriors, Vol. 1: Defiant
Mystic Arcana
Sub-Mariner: Revolution

The Order, Vol. 1: The Next Right Thing
Super-Villain Team-Up: MODOK’s 11
Shanna the She-Devil: Survival of the Fittest

Spider-Man: One More Day

This trade is also collected in Amazing Spider-Man by JMS Ultimate Collection, Book 5.

Hulk vs. The Marvel Universe

This trade collects a variety of issues featuring Hulk fighting other prominent Marvel characters (including the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Thor, Wolverine, and Fin Fang Foom), the latest of which was published at this point.

Mighty Avengers, Vol. 1: The Ultron Initiative

This trade is also collected in Mighty Avengers, Vol. 1 (Hardcover).

Exiles, Vol. 16: Starting Over

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 6.

New Avengers, Vol. 7: The Trust

This trade is also collected in New Avengers, Vol. 4 (Hardcover).

Wolverine Origins, Vol. 4: Our War
Spider-Man Family: Untold Team-Ups
Spider-Man/Red Sonja
X-Men: Die By the Sword

This trade is also collected in Exiles Ultimate Collection, Book 6.

Onslaught Reborn

Fantastic Four: The Beginning of the End
Ghost Rider, Vol. 4: Revelations

This trade is also collected in Ghost Rider by Daniel Way Ultimate Collection.

Wolverine: The Death of Wolverine

The first issue collected in this trade is also collected in Wolverine by Jason Aaron Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Penance: Relentless
X-Men: Emperor Vulcan
Black Panther: Little Green Men

Howard the Duck: Media Duckling
X-Men: Messiah Complex

Collecting the “Messiah Complex” crossover, this trade collects issues of Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, New X-Men, and X-Factor, as well as two tie-in one-shots.

Thor by J. Michael Straczynski, Vol. 1

This trade is also collected in Thor by J. Michael Straczynski Omnibus.

Deadpool vs. the Marvel Universe

This trade is also collected in Deadpool & Cable Ultimate Collection, Book 3.

Daredevil: Hell to Pay, Vol. 2

This trade is also collected in Daredevil by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark Omnibus, Vol. 1.

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Monster Smash
Punisher MAX, Vol. 9: Long Cold Dark

This trade is also collected in Punisher MAX, Vol. 5 (Hardcover).

Terror, Inc.
Silver Surfer: In Thy Name
Incredible Hercules: Against the World

This trade is also collected in Incredible Hercules: Smash of the Titans.

The Zombie: Simon Garth
Spider-Man: Brand New Day, Vol. 1

In addition to six issues of Amazing Spider-Man and the Swing Shift one-shot, the first volume of Brand New Day also includes a story by Dan Slott and Mark Bagley originally published in 1995 in Venom Super Special #1.

The Death of Captain America, Vol. 2: The Burden of Dreams

This trade is also collected in The Death of Captain America Omnibus.

Captain America: The Legacy of Captain America

This trade collects a variety of stories featuring different people in the role of Captain America from, culminating with an issue also collected in The Death of Captain America, Vol. 2: The Burden of Dreams.

Punisher War Journal, Vol. 3: Hunter/Hunted
She-Hulk, Vol. 6: Jaded
World War Hulk: Damage Control
Mighty Avengers, Vol. 2: Venom Bomb

This trade is also collected in Mighty Avengers, Vol. 1 (Hardcover).

Secret Invasion: The Infiltration

Annihilation: Conquest, Book 2

The four issues of Nova collected in Annihilation: Conquest, Book 2 also appear in Nova, Vol. 1: Annihilation – Conquest.

Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 2: The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven

The Last Iron Fist Story is also collected in The Immortal Iron Fist Omnibus by Matt Fraction, Ed Brubaker & David Aja.

Iron Man, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Haunted
Captain Marvel: Secret Invasion
Nova, Vol. 2: Knowhere
The Order, Vol. 2: California Dreaming
World War Hulk: Warbound

Foolkiller: Fool’s Paradise
Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 4: Unstoppable

This trade is also collected in Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 2 (Hardcover) and in Astonishing X-Men Omnibus.

Avengers: The Initiative, Vol. 2: Killed In Action
New Exiles, Vol. 1: New Life, New Gambit
Dead of Night Featuring Man-Thing
Wolverine: Get Mystique

This trade is also collected in Wolverine by Jason Aaron Omnibus, Vol. 1.

X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1: Divided He Stands
Spider-Man: Brand New Day, Vol. 2
Wolverine: Logan
X-Men: Divided We Stand

Hulk: Giant-Size
Runaways, Vol. 8: Dead End Kids

This trade was originally collected in digest format.

Thunderbolts, Vol. 2: Caged Angels

This trade is also collected in Thunderbolts by Warren Ellis & Mike Deodato Jr. Ultimate Collection.

New Warriors, Vol. 2: Thrashed
The Twelve, Vol. 1
Young Avengers Presents
ClanDestine: Blood Relative

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