Guide Part 16 (Avengers Vs. X-Men)

All Out War Between Marvel’s Greatest Heroes!

It would be easy to see the above tag-line and think Avengers vs. X-Men is just a cheap marketing attempt at a refried Civil War. While this may not be entirely incorrect, when you factor in the return of the Phoenix and the recent path of Cyclops and the X-men, Avengers vs. X-Men starts to make a whole lot of Marvel Universe sense. This event is quite a bit more than Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Return of the Wealth.

Plus, when you really boil it down, isn’t Magneto vs. Iron Man a fight we all want to see? Cyclops vs. Cap? Juggernaut vs. The Hulk? I won’t sit here and pretend I’m above any of that.

AvX is an entertaining, enjoyable event with plenty of repercussions playing there way through Marvel Now! titles.

Previously: Fear Itself & Shattered Heroes

AvX Trade Reading Order

Issue by Issue Avengers vs. X-Men Reading List

Avengers: X-Sanction #1

Avengers: X-Sanction #2

Avengers: X-Sanction #3

Avengers Academy #26

Avengers #24

Avengers: X-Sanction #4

Avengers vs. X-Men #0

Avengers vs. X-Men #1

Uncanny X-Men #10

Wolverine & The X-Men #9

Avengers #25

New Avengers #24

Avengers vs. X-Men #2

Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #1

Uncanny X-Men #11

Secret Avengers #26

New Avengers #25

Avengers Academy #29

Avengers vs. X-men #3

Wolverine & The X-Men #10

New Avengers #26

Uncanny X-Men #12

Avengers Academy #30

Avengers #26

Avengers #27

Avengers vs. X-Men #4

Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #2

Wolverine & The X-Men #11

Secret Avengers #27

X-Men Legacy #266

X-Men Legacy #267

Uncanny X-Men #13

Avengers Academy #31

Avengers vs. X-Men #5

Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #3

X-Men Legacy #268

Uncanny X-Men #14

Avengers Academy #32

Secret Avengers #28

New Avengers #27

Avengers vs. X-Men #6

Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #4

Avengers #28

Uncanny X-Men #15

Wolverine & The X-Men #12

Avengers #29

Avengers vs. X-Men #7

Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #5

Uncanny X-Men #16

Uncanny X-Men #17

Wolverine & The X-Men #13

New Avengers #28

New Avengers #29

Wolverine & The X-Men #14

Avengers vs. X-Men #8

Avengers Academy #33

Avengers Academy #34

Avengers vs. X-Men #9

Avengers vs. X-Men #10

Wolverine & The X-Men #15

Wolverine & The X-Men #16

Avengers vs. X-Men #11

New Avengers #30

Avengers vs. X-Men #12

Wolverine & The X-Men #18

Avengers vs. X-Men: Versus #6

Uncanny X-Men #18

Uncanny X-Men #19

Avengers #30

AvX: Consequences #1-#5

 

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24 Replies to “Guide Part 16 (Avengers Vs. X-Men)”

  1. Hi. Im really new to the whole Marvel comics universe ans just stumbled upon your reading list. I’d like to know if the list is still up to date or not… I stumbled upon another list of reading which included several comics you did not put on your list:

    -Marvel Now! Point One 001 (at the very beginning)
    -Avengers vs X-Men 001 Infinite (before AvX 01)
    -X-Men Legacy 266-267 (after Wolverine and X-Men 10)
    -X-Men Legacy 268 (after AvX Versus 03)
    -X-Men Legacy 269-270 (after New Avengers 27)
    -Avengers vs X-Men 006 Infinite (before AvX 06)
    -Uncanny X-Men 20 (after Wolverine and x-men 18)
    -A-Babies vs X-Babies 01 (after AvX Consequenses 05)
    -What If AvX 001 to 004 (after AvX Consequenses 05 & after AvX Babies)

    I wanted to know if those should be included. Thanks and sorry for the long list :S

      1. X-Men Legacy 266 should definitely be included, I noticed on MU that it was sporting the AvX banner on the cover but it wasn’t on the list (it’s also not listed as part of the event on Marvel.com). Not sure about the rest of the issues mentioned (I haven’t gotten that far yet), although X-Men Legacy 267 & 268 are already on your list.

          1. I saw that the back catalog of “Infinite Comics” was added Marvel Unlimited this past week which reminded me about this list. So the three “,5” Infinite comics mentioned above could probably be added to the reading order now:

            #1.5 – http://marvel.com/comics/issue/42862/avengers_vs_x-men_2012_1
            #6.5 – http://marvel.com/comics/issue/43442/avengers_vs_x-men_2012_6 (AKA Cyclops does his best Dr. Manhattan routine)
            #10.5 – http://marvel.com/comics/issue/43556/avengers_vs_x-men_2012_10

            As for the other suggestions, here’s my thoughts:

            Marvel Now! Point One is the wrong “Point One”. The one relevant to this list is the 2011 “Point One” which has a tiny prelude for AvX: http://marvel.com/comics/issue/41163/point_one_2011_1

            X-Men Legacy 269 / 270 while they aren’t really essential, they’re a fun little side-story dealing with Rogue / Ms. Marvel and explains a little about what Magik is doing with her Phoenix powers.

            Uncanny #20 ties up Sinister’s and Magik’s subplots and segue’s in the epilogue content pretty well.

            A-Babies and What If? are both fun reads but very very optional.

  2. your list is amazing, a real life saver 🙂 if I may, I would make a correction. Before Avengers vs Xmen 12 you placed Wolverine and the Xmen 18, which spoilers the ending of Avengers vs Xmen 12 and the whole saga! I just read it, I just got spoiled, I’m still gonna read all the rest but… 🙁
    Apart from that, thank you so much for your list!

  3. X-Men Legacy #269 and #270 need to be included.

    Avengers Academy #34 should probably be excluded, and #33 grouped with #32.

  4. Hey, I love your lists! However, while I was reading, I noticed something that should be changed. Uncanny X-Men #13 takes place after Avengers Academy #31. It also takes place during AvX #5, but there are references to it in Uncanny X-Men #13 and not the other way around, so I feel it should be read after AvX #5.

    Just a little feedback. Keep up the good work!

  5. Hi there. I’m starting to read this series now, but I’m getting majorly confused here. I have your list, the reading order from Marvel Unlimited (which is more often than not wrong), and the reading order from the AVX companion purchased from Google play store and all three have different issues in different places. I don’t mean to say you’re wrong, because I’ve used your site before for the Age of Ultron series and it was perfect, but is the reading order from the official companion book from Marvel wrong or is it an alternate reading order that would still make sense in the end? Thank you and sorry for the long post. Keep up the great work!

    1. Marvel’s lists are typically based entirely on publication date, which doesn’t always lend to the best read. So inevitably you’ll find some differences among guides. Naturally, I’m partial to my order, with the added benefit of updates should readers provide suggestions. Enjoy the comics!

      1. I’m just getting back into marvel after a long time and have collected the build up to Secret Wars from your lists. After starting to read the all new all different marvel I’ve realized I’d benefit from avx and uncanny Avengers. Is there anything I can cut from this order to cheapen it up for me?

  6. so where do i really start to read first? the above list one Avengers vs. X-Men: It’s Coming and so on. Or the below on when u put an issues? Or them both? Please help me i’m so new to this 🙁

    1. So the first list highlights trade collections where you can find this story collected. If you want to read these books via amazon, or a local library, those are the volumes you’ll want to check out.

      The second list is for each individual comic book issue – this list makes the most sense if you’re using Marvel Unlimited (great value, I reccomend!)

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