Civil War 2 Reading Order

A decade after Mark Millar and Steve McNiven’s Civil War became the biggest Marvel event of the 2000’s, Marvel’s throwing hero against hero again for Civil War 2. Please note that all of the trade and comics reading orders below have been updated weekly, as new comics were released!

Previously: Secret Wars (2015)

Previously: All-New All-Different Marvel

Previously: Avengers: Standoff!

Civil War 2 Trade Reading Timeline

Invincible Iron Man: War Machines

Civil War 2

Captain Marvel Vol. 2: Civil War II

All-New Wolverine Vol. 2: Civil War II

Ultimates: Omniversal Vol. 2: Civil War II

Ms. Marvel Vol. 6: Civil War II

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man

Civil War II: X-Men

Civil War II: Choosing Sides

Civil War II: Gods of War

Civil War II: The Totally Awesome Hulk

Civil War II: Uncanny Inhumans

Civil War II: Captain America Sam Wilson

Civil War II: New Avengers

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 2

Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears Vol. 2: Civil War II

Power Man and Iron Fist Vol. 2: Civil War II

Mockingbird Vol. 2: My Feminist Agenda

Guardians of the Galaxy: New Guard Vol. 3: Civil War II

Rocket Raccoon & Groot Vol. 2

Squadron Supreme Vol. 2: Civil War II

Squadron Supreme Vol. 3: Finding Namor

Civil War II: Deadpool

Uncanny Avengers: Unity Vol. 3: Civil War II

All-New, All-Different Avengers Vol. 3: Civil War II

Invincible Iron Man Vol. 3: Civil War II

Civil War TwoCivil War 2 Issue by Issue Reading Order

Dave’s Note: For those following along in real-time, new comics will be added in bold, italicized font (like so) the week of their release. Same goes for any changes made that week.

If you want to really be caught up, I recommend 1) Secret Wars and 2) Invincible Iron Man: Reboot, which collects the first 5 issues of the run and explains all the Doctor Doom elements you’ll see in the Invincible Iron Man issues. Civil War #0 also very casually references outcomes from Infinity and Inhumanity, so now would be a very reasonable time to check out more Marvel NOW! comics.

This reading order will continue to be updated as new comics are released, and as I read them to determine placement.

The Road to Civil War 2

Invincible Iron Man #6

Invincible Iron Man #7

Invincible Iron Man #8

Invincible Iron Man #9

Invincible Iron Man #10

Invincible Iron Man #11

All-New Wolverine #8

All-New Wolverine #9

Ultimates #7

It is highly recommended you read the first 6 issues of Ultimates prior to Ultimates #7. For starters, it’s one of Marvel’s best cosmic superteams in years, and Al Ewing and Kenneth Rocafort are crafting one of the absolute best post-Secret Wars comics. Perhaps more importantly for Civil War II, issue #7 isn’t going to make much sense without the background of Carol’s vision. You can grab the first collection of Ultimates #1 to #6.

Civil War #0

Civil War II Daily Bugle Newspaper

This is just a simple preview for the tie-ins that will be taking place during Civil War. It’s a free previews magazine, and not essential reading for the story.

Civil War II: Ulysses Infinite Comic #1

This issue was published after Civil War II #2, but after one issue I think it’s going to fit best shortly after Civil War II #0. Highly recommend this Infinite series for 1) Karnak and 2) some interesting uses of the digital Infinite format.

Civil War II: Ulysses Infinite Comic #2

Civil War II: Ulysses Infinite Comic #3

“All buckets are essentially the same bucket.” Infinite series from Al Ewing continues to excel.

Civil War II: Ulysses Infinite Comic #4

Civil War II: Ulysses Infinite Comic #5

Civil War II: Ulysses Infinite Comic #6

Ms. Marvel #7

Great issue as usual from the Ms. Marvel team. If you’ve never read Ms. Marvel, this is as good a time as any to check out one of Marvel’s best new character creations of the 2010’s.

Civil War II Begins

Civil War II #1 – Note the super ultra tight continuity note below FCBD Civil War II below!

Captain Marvel #6

Free Comic Book Day Civil War II

If you want to get REAL tight with your continuity, Captain Marvel #6 and the FCBD Civil War issues both occur about 3/4 of the way through Civil War II #1. Read Captain Marvel #6 and FCBD Civil War II after Ulysses suggests the Inhumans contact the Ultimates – then go back to Civil War II #1 to finish!

Ultimates #8

Civil War II: Gods of War #1

New Avengers #12

Technically, you could stop Civil War II #1 at the 3/4 mark noted above, read Gods of War #1 and New Avengers #12, then read FCBD Civil War II, and then finish Civil War II #1. But that’s a lot of continuity work for not a lot of payoff, so I recommend you just read them after, aware that the majority of each issue occurs during Civil War II #1!

Sam Wilson Captain America #10

Spider-Man #6

Captain America: Steve Rogers #4

Very loose tie-in, that simply will not make sense if you haven’t read Avengers Standoff and Captain America: Steve Rogers Vol. 1.

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #2

Deadpool #14

Deadpool #15

Deadpool #16

Don’t bother with Deadpool #16 if you want comics actually tied in to Civil War II.

Deadpool #17

Don’t bother with Deadpool #17 if you want comics actually tied in to Civil War II.

Nova #8

Power-Man and Iron Fist #6

Power Man and Iron Fist #7

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #8

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #1

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #2

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #3

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #4

Spider-Woman #9

A-Force #8

A-Force #9

A-Force #10

Ms. Marvel #8

Ms. Marvel #9

Ms. Marvel #10

All-New Wolverine #10

All-New Wolverine #11

All-New Wolverine #12

International Iron Man  #4

This is the loosest of possible Civil War II tie-ins. Unless you’ve been reading International Iron Man (and it’s Bendis and Maleev, so there’s ample reason) I see no good reason to include this issue as part of Civil War II. By the time International Iron Man #5 rolls around were completely removed from Civil War II, so I’d advise against including.

The Totally Awesome Hulk #7

Important tie-in explaining the state of the Hulk if you haven’t been reading The Totally Awesome Hulk.

The Totally Awesome Hulk #8

The Seeds of War

Civil War II #2

Uncanny Inhumans #11

Uncanny Inhumans #12

Uncanny Inhumans #13

Uncanny Inhumans #14

Invincible Iron Man #12

Invincible Iron Man #13

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #7

Civil War II: X-Men #1

Civil War II: X-Men #2

Civil War II: X-Men #3

Captain America: Sam Wilson #11

Captain America: Sam Wilson #12

Captain America: Sam Wilson #13

Civil War II: Kingpin #1

Very strong first issue! Wilson Fisk is back in town.

Civil War II: Kingpin #2

Civil War II: Kingpin #3

Civil War II: Kingpin #4

Scarlet Witch #9

Venom: Space Knight #11

Venom: Space Knight #12

Civil War II: Gods of War #2

Civil War II: Gods of War #3

Civil War II: Gods of War #4

Goodness H. Gracious the “Civil War II” title on this is misleading. Just a Hercules story from Dan Abnett and co.!

Spider-Man (2016-) #7

First Blood

Civil War II #3

Spider-Man #8

Uncanny Avengers (2015-) #13

Spider-Woman #10

Spider-Woman #11

The New Avengers #13

The New Avengers #14

New Avengers #15

New Avengers #16

New Avengers #17

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #3

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #4

You absolutely do not need this comic. I haven’t felt buyer’s remorse like this since I picked up Weezer’s “Make Believe” at Best Buy the day it came out.

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5

Power Man and Iron Fist #8

Power Man and Iron Fist #9

Captain Marvel #7

Captain Marvel (2016-) #8

Ultimates #9

Guardians of the Galaxy (2015-) #11

Mockingbird #6

Mockingbird #7

Mockingbird #8

Nova #9

Ms. Marvel #11

Captain Marvel #9

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #8

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #10

Rocket Raccoon and Groot #8

Rocket Raccoon and Groot #9

Rocket Raccoon and Groot #10

Squadron Supreme #9

Squadron Supreme #10

Very loosely tied to Civil War II, and will not make very much sense if you haven’t been following All-New All-Different Squadron Supreme from the beginning!

Squadron Supreme #11

Squadron Supreme #12

Sides are Chosen

Civil War II #4

Civil War II: The Accused #1

Ultimates #10

Ultimates #11

Ultimates #10 and #11 actually take place during Civil War II #4, in between panels starting on page 12. Your best bet is to simply read them together after Civil War II #4. Also, if it can’t be Jim Starlin every time, I’d like to nominate Kenneth Rocafort for all-time Thanos artist.

The Totally Awesome Hulk #9

As observed by Troy in the comments below, Hulk #9 likely occurs during Civil War II #4, as opposed to strictly after the issue’s conclusion. I’d still read here in one larger chunk.

The Totally Awesome Hulk #10

The Totally Awesome Hulk #11

The Totally Awesome Hulk #12

All-New, All-Different Avengers #13

All-New, All-Different Avengers #14

All-New, All-Different Avengers #15

Spider-Man 2099 #13

Spider-Man 2099 #14

Spider-Man 2099 #15

2099 falls under the “barely a tie-in” category, unfortunately. 

Spider-Man 2099 #16

Civil War II: X-Men#4

Civil War II: Choosing Sides #6

The Fallen (2016) #1

Uncanny Avengers #14

Deadpool (2015-) #18

This is your friendly reminder that Deadpool has Bodiddly to do with Civil War II.

War

Civil War II #5

Captain America: Steve Rogers #5

Civil War II #6

Thunderbolts #5

Captain America: Steve Rogers #6

Guardians of the Galaxy #12

Guardians of the Galaxy #13

Final Battle

Spider-Man #9

Civil War II #7

Civil War II #8

Aftermath

Invincible Iron Man #14

At the time of release (10.5), we really can’t say how far in advance the final issue in Bendis and Deodato’s Invincible Iron Man is meant to foreshadow. The cliffhanger ending is well executed enough, though, that you can plausibly read the issue here, essentially as it was published, and just know that something big is coming.

Spider-Man (2016-) #10

Uncanny Avengers #15

Uncanny Avengers #16

Uncanny Avengers #17

Ultimates #12

Captain Marvel #10

New Avengers #18

Captain America: Steve Rogers #10

This arc of Nick Spencer’s Steve Rogers will be included in Marvel NOW 2.0, but this issue in particular is a directly connected epilogue with Civil War II: The Oath.

Civil War II: The Oath #1

Next: Marvel Now 2.0

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122 Replies to “Civil War 2 Reading Order”

  1. Hi, thanks for making this order. I just wanted to find out do you think it is necessary to read the entire series of each comic which are shown in the Daily Bugle Newspaper? Eg Inhumans, Captain Marvel, Captain America: Steve Rogers and The Totally Awesome Hulk.

    1. Tough to say prior to release. Tie ins can vary pretty dramatically in terms of influence on the main event.

      I’ll be updating relevance as I’ve done for other recent events as issues are released!

  2. “Road to Civil War” Prologue Issues

    Civil War II FCBD Special #1
    Civil War II #0
    All-New Wolverine #8-9
    Invincible Iron Man #6-11
    Ms. Marvel #7
    The Ultimates #7
    Civil War II Tie-Ins

    Civil War II #1-7
    Civil War II: The Accused #1
    Civil War II: The Fallen #1
    Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #1-4
    Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1-6
    Civil War II: Gods of War #1-4
    Civil War II: Kingpin #1-4
    Civil War II: Ulysses #1-3
    Civil War II: X-Men #1-4
    A-Force #8
    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #7-8
    All-New, All-Different Avengers #13
    All-New Wolverine #10-11
    Astonishing Ant-Man #11
    Captain America: Sam Wilson #10-12
    Captain America: Steve Rogers #4-5
    Captain Marvel #6-8
    Deadpool #14-17
    Guardians of the Galaxy #11
    Invincible Iron Man #12
    Mockingbird #6
    Ms. Marvel #8-10
    New Avengers #12-15
    Nova #8-9
    Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat! #8
    Power Man & Iron Fist #6-7
    Rocket Raccoon & Groot #8
    Scarlet Witch #9
    Spider-Man #6-7
    Spider-Man 2099 #13-14
    Spider-Woman #9-10
    Squadron Supreme #9-10
    Totally Awesome Hulk #7-10
    The Ultimates #8-10
    Uncanny Avengers #13
    Uncanny Inhumans #11-13
    Venom: Space Knight #11

  3. Looking forward to it, Dave! However, with this event clearly marking a first mile stone in the All-New, All-Different era, is there a reading order coming up to get to Civil War II? I mean, we have had some events already to work with: Avengers Standoff, Spider-Women, and multiple crossovers.

  4. I’m just a casual reader and I’m lost in this topic.
    I start with “War Machines”, read everything until “Deadpool” and then, read “All New Wolverine”?

    1. Pending Dave, I’ll try to give an answer to your question. I assume you are talking about Pete’s issue list? If so, that ain’t the reading order! That’s a list of all the issues connected to Civil War II. Read Dave’s article and follow it from “Civil War 2 Issue by Issue Reading Order.” That should have you covered.
      However, it never hurts to be up to speed with the affected series up to this point.

      1. I was talking about Dave’s two lists. I was confused because the “Trade Reading Timeline” and the “Issue by Issue” begin with Invincible Iron Man, but then everything else is different.

        Thank you very much.

        1. Agree with Sean’s advice above, the ‘Issue by Issue’ list in my guide will be the best reflection of chronology. I update weekly as new issues come out.

          The trade reading order is based on anticipated trade releases, but until all the comics have come out, this is very loosely ordered. Ironically, I could use Ulysses precognitive abilities to determine in advance… but should I?!

          Hope that helps 🙂

  5. June
    All-New Wolverine #9 (Road to Civil War II)
    Written Tom Taylor. Art by Marcio Takara.
    Available June 1st.

    Invincible Iron Man #10 (Road to Civil War II)
    Written Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Mike Deodato.
    Available June 1st.

    Civil War II #1 (of 7)
    Written Brian Michael Bendis. Art by David Marquez.
    Available June 1st.

    Civil War II: Gods of War #1 (of 4) (tie-in) – Set During Civil War #1
    Written Dan Abnett. Art by Emilio Laiso.
    Available June 8th.

    New Avengers #12 (tie-in) – Set During Civil War #1
    Written Al Ewing. Art by Gerardo Sandoval.
    Available June 8th.

    The Ultimates #8 (tie-in) – Set During Civil War #1
    Written Al Ewing. Art by Kenneth Rocafort.
    Available June 22nd.

    Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #1 (of 4) (tie-in)
    Written Christos Gage. Art by Travel Foreman.
    Available June 8th.

    Civil War II #2 (of 7)
    Written Brian Michael Bendis. Art by David Marquez.
    Available June 15th.

    Captain Marvel #6 (tie-in)
    Written Tara Butters. Art by Kris Anka.
    Available June 15th.

    International Iron Man #4 (tie-in)
    Written Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Alex Maleev .
    Available June 15th.

    Nova #8 (tie-in)
    Written Sean Ryan. Art by R.B. Silva.
    Available June 15th.

    Civil War: X-Men #1 (of 4) (tie-in)
    Written Cullen Bunn. Art by Andrea Broccardo.
    Available June 15th.

    Deadpool #14 (tie-in)
    Written Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Hawthorne.
    Available June 15th.

    Ms. Marvel #8 (tie-in)
    Written G. Willow Wilson. Art by Takeshi Miyagawa.
    Available June 22nd.

    Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1 (of 6) (tie-in)
    Written Declan Shalvey, Brandon Easton, Chad Bowers & Chris Sims. Art by Declan Shalvey, Goran Sudzuka & Leonardo Romero.
    Available June 22nd.

    Captain America: Sam Wilson #10 (tie-in)
    Written Nick Spencer. Art by Angel Unzueta.
    Available June 22nd.

    Totally Awesome Hulk #7 (tie-in)
    Written Greg Pak. Art by Alan Davis.
    Available June 22nd.

    Uncanny Inhumans #11 (tie-in)
    Written Charles Soule. Art by Carlos Pacheco.
    Available June 29th.

  6. Hi, I’ve decided to wait for the whole event to come out before reading t, should I stop reading Marvel comics alltogether right now or is there some titles I can read without fear of getting spoilers on Civil War II ?

    1. There are other comics that you can read while postponing the Civil War II arc. Just check the ones that are not in this list on the weekly updates.

  7. New Releases 06.07.2016:

    – Civil War II: X-Men (2016) #2
    – Civil War II: Ulysses Infinite Comic #2

    Just because it is not noted as in the past weeks!

    1. Sorry, this were just my Subscriptions…so…

      EDIT:

      New Releases 06.07.2016:

      Road to Civil War II:
      – Invincible Iron Man #11

      Main Event Comics:
      – Civil War II #3
      – Civil War II: X-Men (2016) #2
      – Civil War II: Ulysses Infinite Comic #2
      – Civil War II: Kingpin #1

      Tie-Ins:
      – Captain America: Sam Wilson #11
      – Spider-Woman #9
      – The Totally Awesome Hulk #8

  8. New Releases 13.07.2016:

    Main Event Comics:
    – Civil War II #3 (this time for real)
    – Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #2
    – Civil War II: Choosing Sides #2
    – Civil War II: Gods of War #2

    Tie-Ins:
    – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #7
    – Deadpool #15
    – The New Avengers #13
    – Power-Man and Iron Fist #6

    Just for Info, for people that want to know what to expect this week

  9. New Releases 20.07.2016:

    only Tie-Ins today:

    – Ultimates #9
    – Nova #9
    – All-New Wolverine #10
    – Squadron Supreme #9
    – Spider-Man #6

    Again: Just for Info, for people that want to know what to expect this week

      1. Oh, I just looked again and either it was not there as I was looking this morning or I was simply blind XD,

        thanks Donovan!

  10. For this listing:

    “Ms. Marvel #8 (tie-in)
    Written G. Willow Wilson. Art by Takeshi Miyagawa.
    Available June 22nd.”

    Takeshi’s last name is Miyazawa, with a ‘z’ not a ‘g’.

  11. Here I am again:

    New Releases 27.07.2016:

    Main Event Comics:
    – Civil War II #4
    – Civil War II: Choosing Sides #3

    Tie-Ins:
    – The New Avengers #14
    – Captain Marvel #7
    – Ms. Marvel #9
    – The Totally Awesome Hulk

    Not sure if it is a Tie-In (the former Issue was) and in the description it mentions the ongoing event
    Another pro for a possible Tie-In is that the main character is also one of the 2 key-players in this event
    I think it has to be read to know for sure:
    – International Iron-Man #5

  12. Spider-Man #6 should be after #1 not #0, I believe. Unless there’s any reason for that placement.

    Tony talks to Miles about the new Inhuman, but they only find out about him in #1

    1. Hi IAmMiggz,

      Deadpool #16 was not released last week (27.07.2016)

      It will most likely be released this week (03.08.2016) and after Dave read it, he will place it appropiately in the order…(most times, he is placing the new comics on Thursday)

  13. So I finally got up to date on all the books. What an epic story so far.

    One quick point. Id say Hulk #9 probably comes in the middle of Civil War #4. No chance Danvers has time to just go and check up on Amadeus after the end of CW#4 but it’s clearly after some events early on in cw#4.

    Love this site.

  14. Many Tie-Ins today…

    New Releases 27.07.2016:

    Main Event Comics:
    – Civil War II: Kingpin #2

    Tie-Ins:
    – Mockingbird #6
    – Scarlet Witch #9
    – Deadpool #16
    – Squadron Supreme #10
    – Invincible Iron-Man #12
    – Uncanny Unhumans #12

    1. I just saw an error…
      Of course these are the releases for the 3rd of August 2016 and not the 27th of July as written above

    1. I read above that he updates on Thursdays usually. I assume that’s U.S. time where it’s still Wednesday the 3rd. Hoping with you though that there’s an update soon’!

    1. Hi Josh,

      Mockingbird #6 was released this week, yes.
      But for some unknown reason Dave has not made any placements for this week’s released CWII-Comics and Tie-Ins. He normally did it on Friday..

    2. Hi again Josh,

      I have to apologize because it seems that Marvel did postpone Mockingbird #6 from last week (8/3/16) to this week (10/3/16). So I was wrong and that was the reason you did not find it, sorry!

  15. New Releases 10.08.2016 (Information provided are without guarantee):

    No Main Event Comics today 🙁

    Tie-Ins:
    – Scarlet Witch #9
    – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #8
    – A-Force #8
    – Spider-Man 2099 #13
    – ANAD Avengers #13

    One-Shot:
    – The Accused (#1)

    And because Marvel seems to postpone new Issues they post as new on their website for unknown reasons:
    Source as of August 10th 2016:
    http://marvel.com/comics?byZone=marvel_site_zone&options%5Boffset%5D=6&offset=0&options%5Blimit%5D=12&options%5BformatType%5D=issue&options%5BnoVariants%5D=true&options%5BdateDescriptor%5D=thisWeek&options%5BorderBy%5D%5B0%5D=issues.onsale_date+DESC&options%5BorderBy%5D%5B1%5D=issues.id+DESC&contentType=comic_issue&method=fetchByReleaseDate&options%5Boffset%5D=0&totalcount=17

      1. Will typically take me at least the full day the comics are released to update (if not longer!). I’m only half animal part party machine.

        Updated for this week!

      2. Troy, you have to give Dave the time to read the comicsand for him to evaluate the postioning in the reading order.

        When new comics are released, he has to read them (maybe out of order) as you would have to, if not for this awesome website!

        1. Oh I am fully aware of this. I generally read them out of order anyway I just love how this is all panning out 🙂

          I love every Dave is doing here.

  16. Wow that are a lot new Comics for this reading order today, so bear in mind that Dave has to read them ALL to determine their placement! It could take some days before everything is placed accordingly!

    New Releases 17.08.2016 (Information provided are without guarantee):

    Main Event Comics:
    – Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #3
    – Civil War II: Choosing Sides #4
    – Civil War II: Gods of War #3
    – Civil War II: X-Men #3
    – Civil War II: Ulysses #4

    Tie-Ins:
    – Mockingbird #6 (at long last, after several postponements)
    – Power Man & Iron FIst #7
    – The Ultimates #10
    – Captain America: Sam Wilson #12
    – AN Wolverine #11
    – Spider-Woman #10

    One-Shot:
    – The Fallen (#1)

    And because Marvel seems to postpone new Issues they post as new on their website for unknown reasons:
    Source as of August 18th 2016: http://marvel.com/comics

  17. Spiderwoman #10 needs to move way down the list.

    Way way down. Otherwise there’s major spoiler action going on. Jen is clearly doing all the investigation during all the other events.

    Better move it before folks get grumpy!

    1. But having said that Captain Marvel is absolutely required reading. Even if you aren’t reading all of the tie-ins this one is an absolute must.

  18. Does International Iron Man #6 have anything to do with Civil War II? I know it doesn’t have the banner on it, but some sites are listing it as a tie-in.

    1. These issues might not have the Civil War II banner, but they are sure connected. According to Marvel Wikia #7 will tie into Civil War II, so yes, they seem to be connected.

  19. What’s up with the Astonishing Ant-Man #11? Marked as a tie-in everywhere and confirmed as out, but absent from your version of this week’s releases…

  20. I’m back from my vacation and I continue my pre-posting of current weeks new releases so everyone knows about them before Dave does his placements…
    so here we go:

    New Releases 07.09.2016 (Information provided are without guarantee):

    Main Event Comics:
    – Civil War II: Ulysses #5

    Tie-Ins:
    – ANAD Avengers #14
    – Invincible Iron Man #13
    – Squadron Supreme #11

  21. Spider-Man #6 should definitely be moved after Civil War #1!

    Reasons: Iron-Man mentions Ulysses and his ability in front of Miles but meets the new Inhuman (and gets to know about his ability) for the first time in CW #1!
    Also he seems to acknowledge there are differences between him and Carol about using this ability and this is also developed in CW#1.

  22. First of all, thank you for your great job on all your reading orders, I use them a lot!
    I do have a question about this week’s placement though. Why do you think Iron Man 13 is so far in the future from issue 12? Is it because of the memorial for James Rhodes? To me it should just follow issue 12 since 13 starts when 12 ends.

  23. New Releases 14.09.2016 (Information provided are without guarantee):

    Main Event Comics:
    – Civil War II: Gods of War #4
    – Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #4

    Tie-Ins:
    – Mockingbird #7
    – Uncanny Avengers #14
    – Deadpool #18
    – A-Force #9
    – Uncanny Inhumans #13
    – Spider-Man 2099 #15
    – Spider-Man #8
    – Rocket Raccoon & Groot #9

  24. You’ve probably got enough to do without someone badgering you about updating, so I just thought I’d tell you how great your lists are. I’ve used them for all of the events I’ve read, and they’re way better than any of the others I’ve seen. Keep up the amazing work, I’m happy to wait 🙂

  25. Hey there. I just read Scarlet Witch #9 and was wondering if it was placed right since they’re just talking about the War Machine incident there. No word about what happened in Civil War II #3… Are you sure it’s supposed to be number 90 on this list?

  26. Books being published on 21.09.16:

    – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9
    – All-New Wolverine #12
    – Guardians of the Galaxy #12
    – International Iron Man #7
    – Power Man and Iron Fist #8
    – Venom: Space Knight #12

    6 tie-ins this week. I must say I honestly quite enjoy CV II so far. I even like most of the tie-ins. Wouldn’t have thought that when I started. I’ve read every book of this reading order so far.

  27. New Releases 21.09.2016 (Information provided are without guarantee):

    Main Event Comics:
    – Civil War II #5
    – Civil War II: X-Men #4
    – Civil War II: Choosing Sides #6

    Tie-Ins:
    – Power Man and Iron Fist #8
    – Venom: Space Knight #12
    – All-New Wolverine #12
    – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9
    – Guardians of the Galaxy #12

    Possible Tie-In:
    – International Iron Man #7 (No CWII Symbol on the Cover, but it is called a Tie-In in the description: http://marvel.com/comics/issue/55546/international_iron_man_2016_7)

    Sorry ChubbySorcerer, your Info is not wrong but incomplete 😉

      1. I was not correcting your post primarily, if you scroll up in the comments, you’ll notice that I do post the weekly releases for some weeks (month) now 🙂 (with a litte gap due to my vacation)

        I think it will be good…but I am not quite there yet in the reading order…

    1. Sup Dave! 🙂

      First and foremost thank you for the update. I can’t wait to read this weeks books! So hyped for the main books; the tie-ins are surprisingly good, too though. Many of them anyways.

      Also: in case you didn’t notice my comment from earlier:
      “Hey there. I just read Scarlet Witch #9 and was wondering if it was placed right since they’re just talking about the War Machine incident there. No word about what happened in Civil War II #3… Are you sure it’s supposed to be number 90 on this list?”

      I may be wrong about this, but then again I could also be correct! 😀

      Gonna go back to reading the fresh material from this week now. Take care!

      1. Oh I forgot something: is there a way to create an account of some sort here? I noticed several people in the comment section rocking an avatar but couldn’t find a way to “sign up” to CBH. Am I just being dumb again?

        1. Thanks for the feedback!

          I think the avatars kick in if you have a wordpress account set-up. I’m not that advanced honestly, so don’t worry it’s not you 🙂

    2. Hey Dave, what about International Iron Man #7 this week ?
      As I mentioned, it does not have the tie-in Symbol on the Cover but it is called a Tie-In in the comic-description ?

      Have you read it ? If not, are you gonna read it to see if it actually ties in ? (Just a friendly reminder from your friendly neighborhood reminder-seb 😉 )

      1. The other International Iron Mans were far off from relevant tie-ins, so I’m writing off the series until proven otherwise. Personally, I’d avoid unless you’ve been reading the series anyway.

  28. I notice that you’ve put Spider-Woman 11 from this weeks update way before Spider-Woman 10 in the chronology. Does it have flashbacks or something to make it out of sync with the rest of the series, or is that an error?

  29. Uncanny Avengers #15 have a branding of “Civil War II Aftermath”, while Thunderbolts #5 and Invincible Iron Man #14 do not — is it truly supposed to precede all of them?

  30. Great work Dave! I can’t help but notice though, Agents of Shield 10 appears twice on this list now? I don’t know if that’s the only one where this has happened, but I thought I’d point it out

  31. I have an issue with the placement of All-New Wolverine Road to Civil War. Logan appeared in the climactic battle against the celestials which means the ANW #10-12 happens before [redacted] if I understand it correctly.

  32. Hey Dave,

    As always, I appreciate the order, however, I don’t think I really want to read everything in this crossover if I don’t have to. Do you think you might be able to do something like you did with Secret Wars, in which you rate each issue on a scale of 1-5 in terms of how important to the overall story it is? I would really appreciate it.

    1. Dave,

      I don’t mean to be a pest, I’m just commenting on this again in case you didn’t see the first comment or forgot about it. If you don’t want to do this don’t worry about it. However: I would like to clarify that the reason I asked for a 1-5 scale rating is that I would like to know how essential everything is, not just how related it is. In other words, I appreciate that you have noted the issues that aren’t really important at all, but the 1-5 rating would let me know which ones might be good but that are not essential. I don’t want to read the whole thing if I don’t have to. I would much rather only read the main event, the titles I already follow, and whatever else is truly impactful on the whole. So I would greatly appreciate a rating system like you did with Secret Wars, if you are willing.

      Thanks,
      Dan

  33. You are an unsung hero. I love these lists. I’m sure you’re working on it but if you could do something simple like a * before each comic that is a must read that would be fantastic. There is some comics I have no interest in reading and reading the whole of Marvel is too large a task for me. I would love to add these into a google doc. A lot of great organization things can be done there.

  34. Hey Dave,

    I know International Iron Man #4 was a very very very loose tie-in and #5 & #6 weren’t even tie-ins at all.

    But Comixology lists International Iron Man #7 as well as The Astonishing Ant-Man #11 as Tie-Ins to Civil War II!

    It is ok if you dont want to list them here because there is no official “Civil War II” – Tag on the cover but could you tell me/us here in the comment-section where/when to read it, more accurate after which “Civil War II” – Issue?

    Thanks in Advance, keep up the great work!

  35. Dave,

    Are you going to add Thunderbolts #6 and Uncanny Avengers #16, as those are direct follow ups to their previous Civil War II bannered issues?

  36. Contest of Champions #9 was just released on Unlimited and it has a Civil War cover, but I don’t see it on your list anywhere. Should it be in there somewhere?

    1. Yes it has a “Civil War” on the Cover but I think it is no Tie-In for this event (which is Civil War [b]II[/b]).
      It is rather a Tie-In to the first Civil-War, because the Cover has the same style-art as the Tie-Ins from that Event.

  37. So when will this event be complete? End of the year? Because I’m eager to read it, I just want to read it in the best order possible.

    1. Civil War II is as good as done. The final issue, Civil War II #9, is released December 28. The tie-ins are also just a small number anymore. I think it’ll be over when we hit 2017. It does seem so that the first comic after Civil War II is Uncanny Avengers, as #15 has a “Civil War II Aftermath” stamp. Also, Inhumans vs. X-Men is getting started in earnest halfway into December, so as that is the next Marvel event, Civil War II should be done within weeks.

  38. 28.12.2016:
    Civil War II #8
    Uncanny Avengers #18 (AFTERMATH)

    And then… we’ll have to wait until 25 JANUARY for the Civil War II: The Oath release!

  39. The final event issue has been added to the Civil War 2 reading order, and I’ve processed all the feedback here and applied as necessary.

    Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions and help!

    There’s an aftermath one-shot to come but for now…

    Civil War 2 is finished!

  40. These order lists are usually put together very well. This time around, though… We get how a dude’s power works before anyone scans him. A huge death before the character actually dies. One of the younger heroes working with one side AFTER they’d said they were done with it. A huge battle on the news before it breaks out.

    I guess I’m lucky that I think the whole event has been pretty bad. Because there are more, and some of these misfiles are kind of a big deal.

    1. Are you talking about errors in the event itself or in this particular reading order ?

      If you are talking about the order:

      Maybe you should point out the Errors so that Dave can look at them and correct them…

      1. Yeah! Eff that guy! Probably just read Totally Awesome Hulk 9 out of order like a jackass. BOOO! Let’s throw snakes! I don’t even care that Hawkeye being acquitted is at the end of Mockingbird 8, that was OBVIOUS and reading the one issue out of order would be stupid just for that! Frankly, I’d blame Marvel for all that Ulysses’s-powers-are-just-a-stupid-percentage-based-thing-missorder. Just another case of some stupid little topic getting spread around a constantly mismatched and tardy release schedule. That first poster is a JERK! Whoever THAT guy even is… Keep up the good work guys!

  41. These lists are very handy indeed.

    Dave – Would it be possible to maybe include an excel file of the lists for download? Would serve as an awesome checklist when collecting the multiple books in the storyline.

  42. Thank you Dave for ALL you do!!! You make catching up on Marvels a lot easier. I’ve been using your reviews, lists and suggestions for the past 3 years or so while trying to make up for nearly 40 years away from Marvel. Between you and Wiki and Marvel itself, it been a fun mostly-mapped journey … with fun sidetrack adventures!

    One question on Civil War II: Is it OK to read the graphic novels in the list/order you give, or better to go from the story-by-story list? Or wait three to six months from now and tackle it all then? There’s so many options on things I can/want to do: I still haven’t read the House of M series; just wrapping up all the Infernos, and think I need more Uncanny X-men before tackling Wanda’s Biggest Moment.

    Impossible to do everything chronologically, but it’s been fun watching the Marvel Universe grow and shrink, get ugly and get awesome. Feel like Kang time-hopping…

    Keep up the great work, Sir! I’ll be somewhere around here…

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