NewThe Ultimate Universe 1: Beginnings

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Prequels:

Ultimate Iron Man, vol.1
Reprints Ultimate Iron Man #1-5 (March 2005 – February 2006).
Later stories in the Ultimate Universe have cast doubt on the canonicity of this mini-series, and it may be out of continuity.
Ultimate Iron Man, vol.2
Reprints Ultimate Iron Man II #1-5 (December 2007 – July 2008).
Later stories in the Ultimate Universe have cast doubt on the canonicity of this mini-series, and it may be out of continuity.
Ultimate Daredevil & Elektra
Reprints Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra #1-4 (October 2002 – February 2003).
Ultimate Elektra: Devil’s Due
Reprints Ultimate Elektra #1-5 (August 2004 – December 2004).

The Beginning:

Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.1: Power and Responsibility
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #1-7 (October 2000 – May 2001).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.2: Learning Curve
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #8-13 (June 2001 – November 2001).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.1: The Tomorrow People
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #1-6 (February 2001 – July 2001).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.3: Double Trouble
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #14-21 (December 2001 – June 2002).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.4: Legacy
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #22-27 (July 2002 – November 2002).
Ultimate Marvel Team-up
Reprints Ultimate Marvel Team Up #1-15 (May 2001 – July 2002) & Ultimate Spider-Man Super Special #1 (July 2002).
Ultimate Marvel Team Up is difficult to place – it must occur before The Ultimates 1 for events in the Hulk story, but the same story must occur after USM 4. Compounding this, the Wolverine story appears to occur before UXM 1. However, it can be placed here without doing too much violence to that story. In addition, the appearances of the Fantastic Four in this volume are not considered canonical.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.2: Return to Weapon X
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #7-12 (August 2001 – January 2002).
The appearance of Sabertooth here implies a placement after that of UTU1; also this story occurs prior to the formation of the Ultimates.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.3: World Tour
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #13-20 (February 2002 – August 2002).
The Ultimates, vol.1: Super-Human
Reprints The Ultimates #1-6 (March 2002 – August 2002).
Ultimate Comics Thor
Reprints Ultimate Comics Thor #1-4 (October 2010 – February 2011).
This volume is primarily prequel, but carries right up to the first volume of Ultimates, hence its placement here.
Ultimate Adventures: One Tin Soldier
Reprints Ultimate Adventures #1-6 (November 2002 – September 2003).
Takes place during and after Ultimates.
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.5: Public Scrutiny
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #28-32 (December 2002 – February 2003).
Must occur after Ultimates for the appearance of the Wasp.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.4: Hellfire & Brimstone
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #21-25 (September 2002 – January 2003).
The Ultimates, vol.2: Homeland Security
Reprints The Ultimates #7-13 (September 2002 – April 2004).
The Ultimates: Against All Enemies
Original prose novel by Alex Irvine.
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.6: Venom
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #33-39 (February 2003 – June 2003).
The Ultimates: Tomorrow Men
Original prose novel by Michael Jan Friedman.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.5: Ultimate War
Reprints Ultimate War #1-4 (February 2003 – April 2003).
Must occur after the end of Ultimates 2.
Ultimate X-Men, vol.6: Return of The King
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #26-33 (February 2003 – July 2003).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.7: Irresponsible
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #40-45 (July 2003 – November 2003).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.7: Blockbuster
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #34-39 (August 2003 – November 2003).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.8: Cats & Kings
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #47-53 (December 2003 – April 2004).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.8: New Mutants
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #40-45 (February 2004 – July 2004).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.9: Ultimate Six
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #46 (November 2003) and Ultimate Six #1-7 (November 2003 – June 2004).
Ultimate Galactus, vol.1: Nightmare
Reprints Ultimate Nightmare #1-5 (October 2004 — February 2005).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.1: The Fantastic
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #1-6 (February 2004 – July 2004).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.10: Hollywood
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #54-59 (May 2004 – July 2004).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.9: The Tempest
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #46-49 (July 2004 – September 2004).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.2: Doom
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #7-12 (August 2004 – December 2004).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.11: Carnage
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #60-65 (August 2004 – November 2004).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.10: Cry Wolf
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #50-53 (October 2004 – January 2005).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.3: N-Zone
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #13-18 (January 2005 – June 2005).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.12: Superstars
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #66-71 (December 2004 – March 2005).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.11: The Most Dangerous Game
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #54-57 (February 2005 – May 2005).
Gah! Lak! Tus!Ultimate Galactus, vol.2: Secret
Reprints Ultimate Secret #1-5 (May 2005 — December 2005).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.13: Hobgoblin
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #72-78 (April 2005 – July 2005).
Ultimate X-Men, vol.12: Hard Lessons
Reprints Ultimate X-Men #58-60 (June 2005 – August 2005) & Ultimate X-Men Annual #1 (2005).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.4: Inhuman
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #19-20 (July 2005 – August 2005) & Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #1 (2005).
Ultimate Annuals, vol.1
Reprints Ultimates Annual #1 (2005); Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #1 (2005); Ultimate X-Men Annual #1 (2005); & Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #1 (2005).
All but the Ultimates story are also reprinted in volumes of their respective series.
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.14: Warriors
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #79-85 (August 2005 – January 2006).
Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol.5: Crossover
Reprints Ultimate Fantastic Four #21-26 (September 2005 – February 2006).
This story crosses into the Zombieverse.
Ultimate X4
Reprints Ultimate X4 #1-2 (December 2005 – January 2006).
Ultimate Spider-Man, vol.15: Silver Sable
Reprints Ultimate Spider-Man #86-90 (January 2006 – April 2006) and Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #1 (2005).
Ultimate Galactus, vol.3: Extinction
Reprints Ultimate Extinction #1-5 (March 2006 — July 2006).
Ultimate Vision
Reprints Ultimate Vision #0-5 (January 2007 – January 2008).
Contains two stories, one occurring before Ultimate Galactus 3, one after, but is best read here.

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