NewThe Marvel Universe 1: Before Recorded History

The Era of Myth and Legendry

Pre-History:

Devil DinosaurDevil Dinosaur by Jack Kirby
Reprints Devil Dinosaur #1-9 (April 1978 – December 1978).
There is some dispute as to whether Devil Dinosaur and Moon-Boy’s adventures occur on Marvel Earth, or in an alternate dimension (Earth-78411, a.k.a. Dinosaur World). Assuming that it does take place on Earth-616, this is where it would occur.

The Early Tales of Asgard:

Thor: Ages of Thunder
Reprints Thor: Ages of Thunder (June 2008), Thor: Reign of Blood (August 2008), Thor: Man of War (January 2009) and Thor: God-Size Special #1 (February 2009).
The final story in this volume is set in the current continuity, but the majority of it occurs during previous myth cycles, hence its placement here.
The Mighty Thor: Loki
Reprints Loki #1-4 (September 2004 – November 2004).
This story is also assumed to be set during one of the previous Asgardian myth cycles.
Thor: For Asgard
Reprints Thor: For Asgard #1-6 (November 2010 – April 2011).
The setting of this story is unclear – it may be during a previous iteration of the Ragnarok cycle or during the early days of the last one. It is placed here pending further information.
Thor: Son Of Asgard, vol.1: The Warriors Teen
Reprints Thor: Son of Asgard #1-6 (May 2004 – September 2004).
This volume occurs in the current Asgardian myth cycle, but early in Thor’s life.
Thor: Son of Asgard, vol.2: Worthy
Reprints Thor: Son of Asgard #7-12 (October 2004 – March 2005).
This volume follows on directly from the previous one.
Thor: Tales of Asgard
Reprints backup stories from Journey Into Mystery #97-125 (October 1963 – February 1966) and Thor #126-145 (June 1966 – October 1967).
These stories occur later in Thor’s life, but still prior to the Modern Marvel Era.
Raven Banner: A Tale of Asgard
Marvel Graphic Novel, No. 15 (1985).
The placement of this story historically in unclear, but it appears to occur in the most recent Ragnarok cycle.

The Thurian Age

Kull lived at around 16,500 BCE, in an otherwise unrecorded era of human history. The tales reprinted in the Savage Sword of Kull volume are assumed to take place later in his career than the Chronicles volumes.
Although the reprints listed here are published by Dark Horse Comics, all the listed Kull volumes are reprints of Marvel Comics stories that take place in the Marvel Universe.
The Chronicles of Kull, vol.1: A King Comes Riding And Other Stories
Reprints Kull stories from Conan the Barbarian #10 (October 1971), Creatures on the Loose! #10 (March 1971), Kull The Conqueror #1-9 (June 1971 — July 1973) and Monsters on the Prowl #16 (April 1972).
The Chronicles of Kull, vol.2: The Hell Beneath Atlantis and Other Stories
Reprints Kull The Conqueror #10 (September 1973) and Reprints Kull The Destroyer #11-20 (November 1973 — April 1977).
The Chronicles of Kull, vol.3: Screams in the Dark and Other Stories
Reprints Kull stories from Conan the Barbarian #25, 68 & Annual 3 (April 1973; November 1976; Annual 1977), Kull The Destroyer #21-29 (June 1977 — October 1978) & The Savage Sword of Conan #16 (October 1974).
The Chronicles of Kull, vol.4: The Blood of Kings and Other Stories
Reprints Kull The Conqueror (Vol 2) #1-2 (December 1982 — March 1983) and Kull The Conqueror (Vol 3) #1-2 (May 1983 — July 1983).
The Chronicles of Kull, vol.5: Dead Men of the Deep and Other Stories
Reprints Kull The Conqueror (Vol 3) #3-10 (December 1983 — June 1985).
The Savage Sword of Kull, vol.1
Reprints Kull stories from Bizarre Adventures #26 (May 1981), Kull and the Barbarians #1-3 (May 1975 – September 1975), Marvel Preview #19 (Summer 1975), The Savage Sword of Conan #1-3, 7, 9, 23, 34, 42-43, 55, 119-122, 124-127 and Annual #1 (August 1974 – December 1974; August 1975; December 1975; October 1977; October 1978; July – August 1979; August 1980; December 1985 – March 1986; May 1986 – August 1986; annual: 1975) and Savage Tales #2 (October 1973).
The Savage Sword of Kull, vol.2
Reprints Kull stories from The Savage Sword of Conan #128-#140, #145, #147-#152, #158, #159, #161, #165, #169, #170, #172, #177, #182, #183, #186, #190-#193, #196-#199, #202, #213, #215, #229-#233 (September 1986 – September 1987; February 1988; April 1988 – September 1988; March 1989; April 1989; June 1989; October 1989; January 1990; February 1990; April 1990; September 1990; February 1991; March 1991; June 1991; October 1991 – January 1992; April 1992 – July 1992; October 1992; September 1993; November 1993; January 1995 – May 1995), and Conan Saga #97 (April 1995).

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