NewThe Marvel Universe 26: 2012

(Last Updated On: November 7, 2018)
Thunderbolts, vol.10: The Great Escape
Reprints Thunderbolts #163-168 & 163.1 (November 2011 – March 2012 & November 2011).
Invincible Iron Man, vol.9: Demon
Reprints Invincible Iron Man #510-515 (January 2012 – June 2012).
Captain America & Bucky: Old Wounds
Reprints Captain America and Bucky #625-628 (February 2012 – May 2012); & What If? #4 (August 1977).
Villains for Hire: Knight Takes King
Reprints Villains for Hire #0.1 & 1-4 (January 2012 & February 2012 – May 2012).
Venom: Circle of Four
Reprints Venom #10-14 & 13.1-13.4 (February 2012 – May 2012 & April 2012 – April 2012).
Astonishing X-Men, vol.8: Children of the Brood
Reprints Astonishing X-Men #38; 40; 42-43 (July 2011; September 2011; November 2011 – December 2011) & Uncanny X-Men #162 (October 1982).
Secret Avengers by Rick Remender, vol.1
Reprints Secret Avengers #21.1 & 22-25 (March 2012 & April 2012 – June 2012).
X-Men: Prelude To Schism
Reprints X-Men: Prelude To Schism #1-4 (July 2011 – August 2011).
X-Men: Schism
Reprints X-Men: Schism #1-5 (November 2011 – December 2011) & X-Men: Regenesis #1 (December 2011).
For a more detailed reading order of this crossover, go here.
Generation Hope: Schism
Reprints Generation Hope #6-12 (June 2011 – November 2011).
Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga, Book 1
Reprints Uncanny X-Force #8-13 (June 2011 – October 2011).
This story crosses over with the Age of Apocalypse universe.
Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga, Book 2
Reprints Uncanny X-Force #14-19 (October 2011 – February 2012).
This story crosses over with the Age of Apocalypse universe. Occurs mostly prior to Schism but is best read after.
Astonishing X-Men, vol.9: Exalted
Reprints Astonishing X-Men #44-47 (January 2012 – April 2012).
X-Men: War Machines
Reprints X-Men #20-23 (January 2012 – March 2012).
X-Men Legacy: Five Miles South of the Universe
Reprints X-Men Legacy #254-260 (October 2011 – February 2012).
Occurs mostly prior to Schism but is best read after.
Wolverine: Goodbye, Chinatown
Reprints Wolverine #17-20 (December 2011 – February 2012).
Uncanny X-Men, vol.1
Reprints X-Men #1-4 (January 2012 – March 2012).
X-Men: Blank Generation
Reprints X-Men #30-35 (August 2012 – November 2012).
The Amazing Spider-Man: Flying Blind
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #674-677 (January 2012 – March 2012) & Daredevil #8 (March 2012). This volume contains a Spider-Man/Daredevil team-up also reprinted in Daredevil, vol.2.
Daredevil, vol.2
Reprints Daredevil #7-10 & 10.1 (February 2012 – May 2012 & June 2012); & Amazing Spider-Man #677 (March 2012).
This volume contains a Spider-Man/Daredevil team-up also reprinted in Spider-Man: Flying Blind.
Wolverine & the X-Men, vol.1
Reprints Wolverine & the X-Men #1-4 (December 2011 – March 2012).
X-Men: X-Club
Reprints X-Club #1-5 (February 2012 – June 2012).
New Mutants: A Date with the Devil
Reprints New Mutants #33-37 (January 2012 – April 2012).
X-Men Legacy: Back to School
Reprints X-Men Legacy #260.1 & 261-265 (March 2012 & March 2012 – June 2012).
Captain America, vol.2: Powerless
Reprints Captain America #6-10 (February 2012 – June 2012).
Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine
Reprints Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #1-6 (July 2010 – July 2011).
Despite being published considerably earlier, this is the best place to fit in the personal histories of both Spider-Man and Wolverine.
Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega
Reprints Wolverine and the X-Men: Alpha & Omega #1-5 (March 2012 – July 2012).
Amazing Spider-Man: Trouble on the Horizon
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #678-681 & 679.1 (March 2012 – May 2012 & April 2012).
The Punisher by Greg Rucka, vol.2
Reprints The Punisher #6-10 (February 2012 – June 2012); Daredevil #11 (June 2012) & Avenging Spider-Man #6 (June 2012).
Daredevil, vol.3
Reprints Daredevil #11-15 (June 2012 – September 2012); The Punisher #10 (June 2012) & Avenging Spider-Man #6 (June 2012).
Incredible Hulk (2011), vol.2
Reprints Incredible Hulk #7.1-15 (July 2012 – December 2012).
Wolverine: Rot
Reprints Wolverine #305-309 (June 2012 – September 2012).
Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #682-687 (Amazing Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth #1 (July 2012); & Avenging Spider-Man #8 (August 2012).
Spider-Man: Lizard – No Turning Back
Reprints Amazing Spider-Man #688-691 (August 2012 – October 2012) & Untold Tales of Spider-Man #9 (May 1996).
Captain America and Iron Man
Must occur prior to the events of the next Invincible Iron Man story.
Avengers Assemble
Reprints Avengers Assemble #1-8 (May 2012 – December 2012).
Must occur prior to Avengers vs. X-Men and Long Way Down.
Invincible Iron Man, vol.10: Long Way Down
Reprints Invincible Iron Man #516-520 (July 2012 – September 2012).
Captain America, vol.3: Shock to the System
Reprints Captain America #328 & 11-14 (April 1987 & July 2012 – September 2012).
The Mighty Thor/Journey Into Mystery: Everything Burns
Reprints The Mighty Thor #18-22 (October 2012 – December 2012) & Journey Into Mystery #642-645 (October 2012 – December 2012).
The Punisher by Greg Rucka, vol.3
Reprints The Punisher #11-16 (July 2012 – November 2012).
Uncanny X-Force: Otherworld
Reprints Uncanny X-Force #19.1 & 20-24 (March 2012 & March 2012 – June 2012).
This is primarily set within the main Marvel Universe universe, but contains a story set in the Age of Apocalypse universe.
Minimum Carnage
Reprints Minimum Carnage: Alpha #1 (December 2012); Minimum Carnage: Omega #1 (January 2013); Scarlet Spider #10-11 (December 2012 – January 2013); & Venom #26-27 (December 2012 – January 2013).
Scarlet Spider, vol.2: Lone Star
Reprints Scarlet Spider #7-9, 12.1, 13-15 (September 2012 – November 2012, February 2013 & March 2013 – May 2013).
Contains issues either side of Minimum Carnage but best read after.
Red Hulk: Mayan Rule
Reprints Hulk #53-57 (August 2012 – October 2012).
Marvel Zombies Destroy!
Reprints Marvel Zombies Destroy! #1-5 (July 2012 – September 2012).
This story crosses into the Zombieverse.
Wolverine: Sabretooth Reborn
Reprints Wolverine #310-313 (September 2012 – November 2012).
Invincible Iron Man, vol.11: The Future
Reprints Invincible Iron Man #521-527 (September 2012 – December 2012).
There is a six month gap (in Marvel Universe time) between this volume of Iron Man and its predecessor.
Captain America and Black Widow
Reprints Captain America and Black Widow #636-640 (November 2012 – February 2013).
New Mutants, vol.7: Fight the Future
Reprints New Mutants #44-50 (August 2012 – December 2012).
Issue #50 occurs after Avengers Vs. X-Men but can be read before without spoilers.
Nova, vol.1: Origin
Reprints Nova #1-5 (April 2013 – August 2013); Point One #1 (January 2012, Nova story only); & Marvel Now! Point One #1 (December 2012, Nova story only).
Immediately precedes Avengers Vs. X-Men.
Avengers: X-Sanction
Reprints Avengers: X-Sanction #1-4 (February 2012 – May 2012).
Avengers vs. X-Men
Reprints Avengers vs X-Men #0-12 (May 2012 – December 2012); & Point One #1 (January 2012).
For a complete reading order for this crossover, go here.
Avengers vs. X-Men: VS
Reprints AVX: VS #1-6 (June 2012 – December 2012); & A-Babies Vs. X-Babies #1 (December 2012).
Wolverine & the X-Men, vol.3
Reprints Wolverine & the X-Men #9-13 (June 2012 – September 2012).
Uncanny X-Men, vol.3
Reprints Uncanny X-Men #11-14 (June 2012 – August 2012).
Avengers, vol.4
Reprints Avengers #25-30 (June 2012 – November 2012).
New Avengers, vol.4
Reprints New Avengers #24-30 (June 2012 – November 2012).
X-Men Legacy: Avengers vs. X-Men
Reprints X-Men Legacy #266-275 (July 2012 – December 2012).
Avengers Academy: Avengers vs. X-Men
Reprints Avengers Academy #29-33 (July 2014 – September 2012).
Wolverine & the X-Men, vol.4
Reprints Wolverine & the X-Men #14-18 (September 2012 – December 2012).
Uncanny X-Men, vol.4
Reprints Uncanny X-Men #15-20 (September 2012 – December 2012).
X-Men Legacy, vol.1: Prodigal
Reprints X-Men: Legacy #1-6 (January 2013 – April 2013).
Uncanny Avengers, vol.1: The Red Shadow
Reprints Uncanny Avengers #1-5 (December 2012 – May 2013).
Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences
Reprints AVX: Consequences #1-5 (December 2012 – January 2013).
Avengers Academy: Final Exams
Reprints Avengers Academy #34-39 (October 2012 – January 2013).
Dark Avengers: Masters of Evil
Reprints Dark Avengers #184-190 (February 2013 – July 2013).
Appears to occur more or less in parallel with Avengers Vs. X-Men but neither story directly references the other.
New Avengers, vol.5
Reprints New Avengers #31-34 (December 2012 – January 2013).
Avengers, vol.5
Reprints Avengers #31-34 (December 2012 – January 2013) & Annual #1 (March 2012); & New Avengers Annual #1 (November 2011).
Gambit, vol.1: Once A Thief
Reprints Gambit #1-7 (October 2012 – February 2013).
Captain America by Ed Brubaker, vol.4
Reprints Captain America #15-19 (September 2012 – December 2012).
This story appears to take place after the events of Avengers vs. X-Men.

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