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Publication history of Marvel Comics crossover events

Throughout its history of publication, Marvel Comics has produced many crossover stories combining characters from different series of comics. The following is a list of crossover events involving superheroes and characters from different series.


  • Bold: "Event" (main story starts and ends in core limited series and side stories runs in multiple books)
  • Italics: "Crossover" (main story can start or end with bookends and continue in multiple books or main story starts and ends in multiple books and side stories run in single or multiple books)
  • Normal: "Limited Series" (main story starts and ends in single limited issue book)
  • Normal: "Story Arc" (main story starts and ends in a single ongoing book)


Major eventsEdit

Golden AgeEdit

Event Date Contained in Type Developments
Namor vs the Original Human Torch (android) June–August 1940 Marvel Mystery Comics #8-10 Story Arc Namor and the Torch battle it out and establish the idea of a shared continuity of the Marvel universe.
All-Winners Squad Fall-Winter 1946 (All-Winners Comics #19 and #21).[1] A short lived creation, this team was composed of Captain America, Bucky, the original Human Torch, Toro, Sub-Mariner, the Whizzer, and Miss America.

Silver AgeEdit

Event Date Contained in Type Developments
Reed Richards and Susan Storm's Wedding November 1965 Fantastic Four Annual #3 Story Arc On the wedding day of Reed Richards and Susan Storm, Doctor Doom and an assembly of super villains (consisting of Attuma, Awesome Android, Beetle, Black Knight, Cobra, Diablo, Electro, Enchantress, Executioner, Grey Gargoyle, Human Top, some HYDRA agents, Kang the Conqueror, Mandarin, Melter, Mister Hyde, Mole Man, Porcupine, Puppet Master, Red Ghost and his Super Apes, Super-Skrull, and Unicorn) crash the wedding but are defeated by every super hero who was attending the wedding. This is the first time that almost every super character in the Marvel Universe at the time were gathered into one book.
Sub-Mariner's Quest for Krang 1966 Tales to Astonish #79-87, Tales of Suspense #79-80 Crossover Krang wages war and Dorma leaves with him in order to save Namor, not knowing the reason he declares Dorma a traitor and goes after her, battling Iron Man along the way. The story started in the pages of Tales to Astonish #79-87, and ended up being referenced in the pages of Avengers. The Namor vs Iron Man story was told in Tales of Suspense #79-80, and finishes inTales to Astonish #82, the first time a story had begun and finished in 2 different titles.
Daredevil-Dr Doom Swap 1968 Daredevil #37-38, Fantastic Four #73 Involved Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, Thor, Spider-Man.
Terrible Trio 1969 Sub-Mariner #14, Captain Marvel #14, The Avengers #63-64. A plot by Egghead, The Thinker, and Puppet Master to take over the world.
Formation of the Defenders 1969–1970 Doctor Strange #183, Sub-Mariner #22, The Incredible Hulk #126 The future Defenders stop a plot by the Undying Ones. Barbara Norriss, future alter ego of the Valkyrie, also appears.[2]


Event Date Contained in Type Developments
Mr. Kline War 1971–1972 Daredevil #78-84, Iron Man #41-45, Sub-Mariner #42 Crossover A plot by Mister Kline.
Kree-Skrull War 1971–1972 The Avengers #89-97, Amazing Adventures #5-8 New Avengers Illuminati #1 FantaCo Chronicles Series #4 Earth is caught up in the war between Kree and Skrulls. Involves Avengers, Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel and the Inhumans.
Avengers-Defenders War 1973 The Defenders #8-11, The Avengers #115-118. FantaCo's Chronicles Series #4 A plot by Loki and Dormammu. Most of Marvel's heroes featured in the last chapter.
Thanos War 1973–1974 Iron Man #54-55; Captain Marvel #25-33; The Avengers #125, #219-220, Annual #7; Marvel Feature #12; Daredevil #97-98 100-107; Logan 's Run #6; Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2; Strange Tales #178-181; Thor #314; Warlock #9-15 Marvel Holiday Special #1992
They Who Wield Power 1974–1979 Marvel Team-Up #15, 19, 20, 26, 28; The X-Men #119, The Incredible Hulk #209, 238-243 Tyrannus Keeper of the Flame, and Prince Rey use the Sacred Flame of Life in order to take over the world and gain immortality.
The Private War of Doctor Doom 1976–1977 The Avengers #150-156 Annual 6; Super-Villain Team-Up #9 Doctor Doom conscripts the Avengers in his war with Attuma the Warlord.
Corporation 1977–1979 Captain America #213-214, 217-218, 220, 222-223, 225, 228, 230-231, The Incredible Hulk #212, 228-237, Machine Man #7-9, Marvel Premiere #39-40, 44, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #23, 25, 27, 29-31, Marvel Two-In-One #47-48 The Corporation was a nationwide criminal and political manipulating organization. They used blackmail, kidnapping, murder, narcotic sales, and terrorism to gain money and power.


Event Date Contained in Type Developments
Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions 1982 (Marvel Super-Hero Contest of Champions #1–3 June 1982), The West Coast Avengers Annual #2, The Avengers Annual #16, Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #1[3] Limited Series The Grandmaster and Death manipulate the heroes of Earth in a game to decide the fate of The Collector.
Casket of Ancient Winters 1984 Thor vol. 1 #346-350, The Avengers vol. 1 #249 Crossover Snow falls all over Earth as a prelude to Surtur's attack.
Wraith War 1984–1985 The Avengers #244-245, The Incredible Hulk #296, The Uncanny X-Men #185-188, ROM #52-65 A new, more powerful invasion force of Dire Wraiths attack the Earth.
Secret Wars 1984–1985 (Secret Wars #1-12, May 1984-April 1985).The Amazing Spider-Man #251-252, The Avengers #242-243, Captain America 292, The Incredible Hulk #294-295 Iron Man #181-183 The Thing #10 22 Fantastic Four #265 Marvel Team-Up #141 Thor #341 383 The Uncanny X-Men #178-181[4] The Spectacular Spider-Man #89 Quasar #8 Marvel Age #12 New Avengers Illuminati #3 What If? #114 What If? Secret Wars #1 Spider-Man & The Secret Wars #1-4 Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #1-4 Event The Beyonder kidnaps selected heroes and villains of Earth to battle on a planet of his creation. Spider-Man finds his Symbiote costume. Doctor Doom steal the powers of the Beyonder, becoming almost god-like in the process, but is ultimately defeated by the assembled heroes.
Secret Wars II 1985–1986 Secret Wars II #1-9, The Amazing Spider-Man #268, 273-274, The Spectacular Spider-Man #111, Web of Spider-Man #6, The Avengers #260-261 265-266, Captain America #308, Iron Man #197, The Incredible Hulk #312, Thor #363, Fantastic Four #282, 285, 288, The Thing #30, The Uncanny X-Men #196, 202-203, The New Mutants #30, 36-37, Alpha Flight #28, Dazzler #40, Daredevil #223, Rom #72, Doctor Strange #74, Cloak and Dagger #4, Micronauts #16, Power Pack #18, Power Man and Iron Fist #121, The Defenders #152, Quasar #8, Deadpool Team Up #1 Event The Beyonder heads to Earth in a bid to understand humanity, creating a human form for himself in the process.
Mutant Massacre 1986 The Uncanny X-Men #210-213 350, The New Mutants #46, X-Factor #9-11, Thor #373-374, Power Pack #27, Daredevil #238 Crossover Primarily involving the superhero teams the X-Men, X-Factor and the New Mutants. Power Pack, Thor, and Daredevil crossed over for an issue in their own comic books. The sewer dwelling mutants the Morlocks suffer multiple murders from the mercenary team the Marauders.
Fall of the Mutants 1988 The Uncanny X-Men #225–227, The Incredible Hulk #340, The New Mutants #59-61, X-Factor #24-26, Captain America #339, Daredevil #248-249 252, Fantastic Four #312, Power Pack #35 Marvel Age #58 What If? #50 This "thematic crossover" involved primarily the three X-Men titles (Uncanny X-Men, New Mutants and X-Factor). Unlike most crossovers, the storylines did not intertwine, but were instead linked thematically as each team underwent major ordeals and drastic changes in their status quo. The X-Men are slain in Dallas during a cataclysmic battle against the Adversary. Cypher dies battling the Ani-Mator. The X-Factor team battles Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen.
The Evolutionary War September 1988 X-Factor Annual #3, The Punisher Annual #1, Silver Surfer Annual #1, The New Mutants Annual #4, Fantastic Four Annual #21, The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #22, The X-Men Annual #12, Web of Spider-Man Annual #4, The West Coast Avengers Annual #3, The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #8, concluding in The Avengers Annual #17. Alf Annual #1 What If? #1 Marvel Age #64[5] The High Evolutionary unleashes attacks all over the world to guide the way of human evolution.
Inferno 1988–1989 The New Mutants #71-73, The Uncanny X-Men #239-243, X-Factor #36-40, X-Terminators #1-4, Excalibur #6-7, The Avengers #298-300, Daredevil #262-263, 265, Power Pack #42-44, The Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger (vol. 3) #4, Fantastic Four #322-324, The Spectacular Spider-Man #146-148, Web of Spider-Man #47-48, The Amazing Spider-Man #311-313, X-Factor Annual #4 (backup), Damage Control #4 (frame story only), What If? (vol. 2) #6 (alternate version) Demons from Limbo invade earth.
Saga of the Serpent Crown
Atlantis Attacks
1989 Silver Surfer Annual #2, Iron Man Annual #10, Marvel Comics Presents #26, The X-Men Annual #13, The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23, The Punisher Annual #2, The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #9, Daredevil Annual #5, The Avengers Annual #18, The New Mutants #76, The New Mutants Annual #5, X-Factor Annual #4, Web of Spider-Man Annual #5, West Coast Avengers #52 56, The West Coast Avengers Annual #4, Thor Annual #14, Fantastic Four Annual #22, What If? vol. 2 #25 Marvel Age #76 By the time the dinosaurs rolled up, Set started feeding off their life energies as they violently tore each other apart. Gaea decided to let the dinosaurs die so that mammals - the creatures with the most potential - could live. From his otherdimensional plane, Set encouraged the dinosaurs to purposely attack the mammals until he merged a few together to take physical form once more upon the Earth.

The disembodied Ghaur baits Silver Surfer into restoring his physical form by hijacking Surfer's surfboard. After a brief battle, Ghaur escapes and flees to Earth, where he convinces Lemuria's ruler, Llyra, to form an alliance to summon Set back to Earth.

Acts of Vengeance 1989–1990 Alpha Flight #79-80, The Amazing Spider-Man #326-329, The Avengers #311-313, The Avengers Annual #19, Avengers Spotlight #26-29, Avengers West Coast #53-55, Captain America #365-367, The Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger (vol. 3) #8-10, Damage Control (vol. 2) #1-4, Daredevil #275-276, Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #11-13, Fantastic Four #334-336, The Incredible Hulk #363 369, Iron Man #250-252, Marc Spector: Moon Knight #8-10, The New Mutants #84-86, Power Pack #53, The Punisher (vol. 2) #28-29, The Punisher War Journal #12-13, Silver Surfer #33 Quasar #5-7, The Spectacular Spider-Man #158-160, Thor #410-412, The Uncanny X-Men #256-258, X-Factor #50, Web of Spider-Man #59-65, Wolverine (vol. 2) #19-20 Marvel Age #81 Loki unites Doctor Doom, Magneto, Kingpin, Mandarin, Wizard, and Red Skull in a plot to use lesser enemies to defeat the superheroes that aren't their usual enemies.


Event Date Type Developments
X-Tinction Agenda 1990–1991 Crossover The New Mutants and the X-Men are kidnapped and taken to Genosha, which culminates in their escape; the Genoshan government is overthrown. (Story arc begins in The Uncanny X-Men #270, November 1990).
Muir Island Saga 1991 Crossover A five-part Marvel Comics crossover event involving the Uncanny X-Men and X-Factor, published in 1991. It was written by Chris Claremont and Fabian Nicieza. Leads to a change of teams.
The Infinity Gauntlet 1991 Event Thanos uses the power of the Infinity Gems to become Supreme Being. Involves all Marvel heroes. (The Infinity Gauntlet #1-6, July–December 1991).[6] Crossover with selected titles. Cloak and Dagger #18 Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #31-36 The Incredible Hulk #384-385 The Infinity Gauntlet #1-6 New Avengers Illuminati #2 Quasar #26 Silver Surfer #34-35 51-60 Sleepwalker #7 Spider-Man #17 The Thanos Quest #1-2 Warlock and the Infinity Watch #1 What If? Newer Fantastic Four #1 What If? #34 49 104
Operation: Galactic Storm 1992 Crossover The Avengers become involved in a war between the Kree and the Shi'ar.[7][8] What If? #55-56 Avengers Strike File #1 Silver Surfer #79 X-Men Unlimited #5 Avengers Forever #8
Rise of the Midnight Sons 1992 Crossover Horror based heroes of the Marvel Universe unite against Lilith. This launched the new "Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance" #1, "Morbius: The Living Vampire" #1, "Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins" #1, and the "Nightstalkers" #1. (Story arc begins in "Ghost Rider" Vol.3 #28 31).
Revenge of the Sinister Six 1992 Story Arc The Sinister Six seek revenge on Doctor Octopus who asks Spider-Man for help. After failing to defeat Doctor Octopus the gang steal deadly weapons to start a massacre which leads Spider-Man to recruit various heroes to help stop them. (Starting in Spider-Man (1990) issues #18-23).
The Infinity War 1992 Event Magus, Adam Warlock's "Evil Side", creates evil doppelgangers of Earth's heroes to gain ultimate power. Crossover with major part of Marvel titles.
X-Cutioner's Song 1992–1993 Crossover Stryfe arrives in the present to take vengeance against Cable & the X-Men by capturing his parents Cyclops and Jean Grey. The Legacy Virus is released during its epilogue. (Story arc begins in Uncanny X-Men #294, November 1992). Cable - Blood and Metal #1-2 What If? #69
Infinity Crusade 1993 Event Goddess, Adam Warlock's "Good Side", recruits an army of heroes to fight her holy war. Thanos and Adam Warlock unite to stop her. Crossover with nearly every Marvel Title. Marvel Age #124
Maximum Carnage 1993 Crossover Taking place through all the running Spider-Man titles at the time, Spider-Man teams up with Venom and various heroes to stop Carnage and his group of killers. (Story arc begins in Spider-Man Unlimited #1 and would include Web of Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man, and The Spectacular Spider-Man)
Fatal Attractions


Crossover Magneto returns more powerful and determined than ever, ripping the adamantium from Wolverine's bones and enraging Professor X. Colossus defects to Magneto's side. (Story arc begins in X-Factor #92, July 1993).

It details the fallout from Charles Xavier's infamous mindwipe of Magneto and Magneto's ultimate defeat.
MyS-TECH Wars 1993 Limited Series MyS-TECH create a duplicate voodoo version of Earth called Unearth in a bid to take control of the planet while coordinating a demonic invasion. While Earth's mightiest heroes (including a majority of the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and X-Men, as well as Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and Nick Fury) fighting the invasion with crossover books including Warheads #11, Motormouth & Killpower #9, Dark Angel #10-11 and Death's Head II #5 Knights of Pendragon #12 MyS-TECH Wars #1-4.
Siege of Darkness 1993 Crossover Sequel to the "Rise of the Midnight Sons" crossover. This included the titles "Ghost Rider" #44-45, "Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of Vengeance" #17-18, "Morbius: The Living Vampire" #16-17, "Darkhold: Pages from the Book of Sins" #15-16, "Nightstalkers" #14-15, and "Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme" #60-61 Marvel Comics Presents #143-146 Midnight Sons Unlimited #4. (Story arc begins in "Nightstalkers" #14) Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #19
Child's Play 1994 Crossover "Child's Play" is a 1994 Marvel Comics crossover featuring the New Warriors, X-Force, and the Upstarts. It is also the first time Karma reunites with the New Mutants since she left the team in New Mutants #54 from 1987.
Phalanx Covenant 1994 Crossover The Phalanx race attacks Earth. Generation X is founded in its aftermath. What If? #75
Clone Saga 1994–1996 Crossover Peter Parker is told he is the clone of the original Peter Parker who has returned to reclaim his life. The highly controversial arc would create Scarlet Spider as well as various other clones. Eventually Peter would discover he was the original and the others were clones created by a villain called Jackal.
Legion Quest

Age of Apocalypse
1995–1996 Crossover Legion travels back in time to kill Magneto, but accidentally kills his own father, Charles Xavier. What If? #77

A dystopian alternative timeline in which Apocalypse rules the world is created after Legion inadvertedly killed his own father. (Story arc begins in X-Men Alpha, February 1995).[9] Blink #1-4 Exiles #60-61 Hulk Broken Worlds #2 Marvel Riot #1 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: X-Men -- Age of Apocalypse 2005 #1 Tales from the Age of Apocalypse #1 Tales from the Age of Apocalypse: Sinister Bloodlines #1 X-Men Prime #1 X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #1-6 X-Men: Age of Apocalypse One-Shot #1 Age of Apocalypse #1-14 X-Men: Year of the Mutants Collector's Preview #1 What If? X-Men Age of Apocalypse #1 What If? #81
DC vs Marvel 1996 Limited Series Two brothers who personify the DC and Marvel universes become aware of the other's existence, and challenge each other to a series of duels involving each universe's respective superheroes. The losing universe will cease to exist. The story has an out of universe component in that although there are eleven primary battles, the storyline does not show one side as being victorious. The "brothers" resolve the situation by temporarily creating a new universe, called the Amalgam universe, which is occupied by merged versions of many of the heroes. An inter-dimensional character called Access eventually manages to restore the universes to their normal state. Two associated follow up mini-series involve characters from both Publishers, DC/Marvel All Access #1-4 and Unlimited Access #1-4. DC versus Marvel/Marvel versus DC #1 4 Marvel versus DC/DC versus Marvel #2-3 Green Lantern #87
Onslaught Saga 1996 Crossover The seed was planted when Xavier mind-wiped Magneto during Fatal Attractions, and he was born by the time warp of the Age of Apocalypse. Onslaught has arrived and defeating him results in the apparent "deaths" of many superheroes. (X-Men #53, June 1996, Onslaught: X-Men Special, August 1996, Onslaught: Marvel Universe, October 1996).[10] Leads to a relaunch of Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America and Avengers. The Uncanny X-Men #322-332 X-Men #42-52 X-Men Prime #1 X-Unlimited #8-10 X-Men '95 #1 Sabretooth Special #1 Uncanny X-Men '95 #1 X-Men Clan Deastine #1-2 Archangel #1 X-Men vs. Brood #1-2 Wolverine #101 Xavier Institute Alumni Yearbook #1 X-Men #50 X-Man #15-17 The Uncanny X-Men #333 Cable #32-33 Onslaught X-men #1 The Uncanny X-Men #334-337 X-Men #53-57 X-Man #18-19 X-Factor #125-126 X-Force #57-58 X-Men Unlimited #12 Generations X #18-19 Wolverine #104-105 Cable #34-36 Excalibur #100 Fantastic Four #414-416 The Avengers #400-402 Thor #502 Iron Man #332 The Incredible Hulk #444-445 The Amazing Spider-Man #415 Spider-Man #72 Green Goblin #12 Punisher #11 X-Men Road to Onslaught #1 Onslaught Marvel Universe #1 Onslaught Epilogue #1 Iron Man #6
Heroes Reborn 1996–1997 Crossover Following the apparent deaths of the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, and Dr. Doom battling Onslaught, they were "reborn" and certain aspects of their earlier stories were expanded with the intent of telling their adventures anew for modern generations. Heroes Reborn 1/2 Avengers #1-13 Captain America #1-13 Fantastic Four #1-13 Iron Man #1-13 Marvel Spotlight Heroes Reborn/Onslaught Reborn #1 Exiles #80-81 Heroes Reborn Ashema #1 Doom #1 Doomsday #1 Masters of Evil #1 Rebel #1 Remnants #1 Young Allies #1 Heroes Reborn The Return #1-4 Doom #1-3
Operation: Zero Tolerance 1997 Crossover The story followed from the "Onslaught Saga" and focused on individuals within the United States government, including Bastion and Henry Peter Gyrich, and their attempts to use their positions to hunt down all mutants across the country. X-Man #30
Heroes Return 1997–1998 Limited Series The heroes who died during the "Onslaught Saga" return from a Limbo created by Franklin Richards. (Heroes Reborn: The Return #1-4, November 1997).[11] Leads to a new relaunch of Fantastic Four #1-4, Iron Man #1-2, Captain America #1-3, Avengers #1-2 and Thor #1.
The Hunt for Xavier 1998–1999 Crossover The X-Men attempt to find the location of Professor Xavier, who has been missing ever since the authorities arrested him in the wake of the "Onslaught Saga" disaster.
The Magneto War

Magneto Rex
1999 Crossover

Limited Series
The charismatic, mutant, subversive known as Magneto as made his return known and sends his robot Ferris to the UN to announce that he's created another electromagnetic pulse, and that it will not stop until Magneto's given a mutant sanctuary on Earth. Joseph is revealed as a clone of Magneto and gives his own life to stop Magneto attack who at the end is given the island-nation of Genosha to appease his plans for the advancement of Homo Superior. X-Men Magneto War #1 The Uncanny X-Men #366-367 X-Men #85-87

With his rise to power will Magneto tolerate a faction of mutate rebels within his own borders and how will he deal with the humans also living within his new island nation? Magneto Rex #1-3


Event Date Type Developments
The Twelve 2000 Crossover Apocalypse emerges once more, along with a mysterious prophecy of 12 powerful mutants capable of destroying him.
  • Ages of Apocalypse, the aftermath of Apocalypse: The Twelve. X-Men: Search for Cyclops #1-4
Nefaria Protocols 2000 Crossover The Thunderbolts and the Avengers stand side-by-side against Count Nefaria, master of ionic energy! But before they can confront the Count, they'll have to deal with their own ion-empowered teammates, Atlas and Wonder Man, both of whom have fallen under Nefaria's thrall and now act as his henchmen. (Story arc contained in Thunderbolts v1 #42-44 and Avengers v3 #31-34)
Maximum Security 2000–2001 Crossover Fed up with Earth's interference in intergalactic affairs, the starfaring alien community quarantines the Sol System and turns Earth into a prison for the universe's worst criminals. Avengers Infinity #1-4
Eve of Destruction 2001 Crossover A cure for the Legacy Virus has been released, providing Magneto with a brand new army of healthy mutants ready to wage a final battle against humanity. Finale to the more traditionalist, old-school X-Men storylines. Leads to a reorganization of the X-Men titles.
Infinity Abyss 2002 Limited Series Mad partial-clones of Thanos try to destroy the universe.
JLA/Avengers 2003 Limited Series Krona, an exiled Oan, travels across the Multiverse and destroys universes seeking the truth of creation. When he arrives in the Marvel Universe, the Grandmaster, wanting to save his universe, proposes that they play a game. JLA/Avengers #1 3 Avengers/JLA #2 4
Avengers Disassembled 2004 Crossover Scarlet Witch uses her powers to attack the Avengers physically and psychologically, resulting in the Avengers disbanding, setting the stage for the franchise being relaunched as New Avengers. (Main story arc in Avengers #500-503, Avengers Finale, September–December 2004.).[12] Meanwhile, Thor brings about the end of Asgard. (Thor #80-85, 2004).[13] Leads to a cancellation and relaunch of Avengers titles. What If? Avengers Disassembled #1
Secret War 2004–2005 Limited Series In 2003, Nick Fury, Director of the international security force S.H.I.E.L.D., uncovers a secret plot by Latverian Prime Minister Lucia von Bardas to fund a group of B-List supervillains with advanced technology. Fury recruits Captain America, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Black Widow, Luke Cage, Wolverine, and superhuman S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson in a private attempt to covertly overthrow Latveria. Secret War #1-5 The Pulse #6-9 Secret War From the Files of Nick Fury #1
Wild Kingdom 2005 Crossover While investigating a sudden outburst of strange, mutated wild animals in Africa, the X-Men - led by Storm - come face to face with something worse: mutant bio-organisms the likes of which the world has never seen. The key to unraveling their secret - and defeating them - may lie in that region's protector - the Black Panther! (Story arc contained in Black Panther v4 #08-09 and X-Men v2 #175-176).
House of M 2005 Event Scarlet Witch uses her powers to create a world in which mutants are in charge but ultimately resulting in the population of the world's mutants being brought to near extinction. (Main story arc in House of M #1-8.)[14]Secret of the House of M #1 What If? House of M #1 What If? Spider-Man House of M #1
Annihilation 2006–2007 Crossover Silver Surfer, Super-Skrull, Nova, and Ronan face the Annihilation Wave. Annihilation The Nova Corps Files #1 Annihilation Saga #1 Nova #1 What If? Annihilation #1 Marvel Encyclopedia #1
Civil War 2006–2007 Event Heroes are divided when the U.S. government passes the Super-human Registration Act. Captain America seeks freedom, while Iron Man seeks to institute the 50 State Initiative. (Main story arc in Civil War #1-7, July 2006-January 2007.)[15] Major events in the saga include Peter Parker's revealing his identity to the public (Civil War #2, August 2006)[15] and Captain America's death (Captain America #25, 2007).[16] Leads to a number of new launches. Civil War Poster Book #1 Civil War Opening Shot #1 Daily Bugle Civil War Newspaper Special #1 Marvel Encyclopedia #1 Marvel Spotlight Captain America Remembered #1 Marvel Spotlight Civil War Aftermath #1 Marvel Spotlight Mark Millar/Steve McNiven #1 Ultimate Civil War Spider-Ham #1 What If? Civil War #1 Daredevil #87 Incredible Hulk #100 New X-Men #28
  • Initiative: With Captain America dead, the world moves on under a single united team, the Fifty States Initiative. Unfortunately, Luke Cage leads a renegade team of Avengers against Iron Man while Norman Osborn and the Skrulls lurk under the surface of Iron Man's new order. Thor #3 Marvel Previews Special Initiative Edition #1
World War Hulk 2007 Event Following his exile into space (New Avengers Illuminati One-Shot, 2006),[17] The Hulk returns to Earth to exact revenge on those responsible. (World War Hulk #1, August 2007). Hulk Saga #1 Marvel Encyclopedia #1 What If? Newer Fantastic Four #1 What If? World War Hulk #1 Marvel Spotlight #19[18]
  • World War Hulk : Aftersmash: The events following World War Hulk. Hulk #1 Skaar: Son of Hulk #1 World War Hulk: Aftersmash #1 WWH Aftersmash: Damage Control #1-3 WWH Aftersmash: Warbound #1-5
Annihilation: Conquest 2007–2008 Crossover After the devastation of the wake of the Annihilation Wave, Nova, Starlord, Wraith, and a new Quasar (Phyla-Vell) lead a group of cosmic heroes against the Phalanx, who threaten to conquer and annihilate all of Kree space. Marvel Encyclopedia #1
Messiah CompleX 2007–2008 Crossover The birth of the first child with the X-gene since Decimation sparks a race between the X-Men, the Marauders, the Acolytes, the Reavers, the Purifiers, and Predator X to see who will find the child first. Bishop turns rogue in an attempt to assassinate the child who he believes will cause his dystopian future to occur. Marvel Spotlight X-Men Messiah Complex #1
Secret Invasion 2008 Event A stealthy invasion by the Skrull race comes to fruition, as the New Avengers and Mighty Avengers and Thunderbolts must unite to stop the villains. (Main story arc in Secret Invasion #1-8, June 2008-January 2009.)[19] Franklin Richards Not-So-Secret Invasion #1 Marvel Spotlight Secret Invasion #1 Marvel Spotlight Secret Invasion Aftermath #1 Marvel Encyclopedia #1 What If? Secret Invasion #1
  • Dark Reign: The world of heroes is in its darkest period. Norman Osborn is now the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., rebranded H.A.M.M.E.R. and formed his own dark cabal with Emma Frost, the Hood, Namor, Doctor Doom, Loki, and the Void to control the world and steal the Avengers name from the team, with the creation of the Dark Avengers. Iron Man faces the consequences of his crimes during Civil War, as he becomes a wanted fugitive and near death. Meanwhile, Hank Pym forms his own team of Avengers to combat Norman Osborn while the Hood assumes control over the Avengers Initiative. Marvel Encyclopedia #1 Marvel Preview Special Dark Reign Edition #1 Marvel Spotlight Dark Reign #1 What If? Dark Reign #1
War of Kings 2009 Event Vulcan is rapidly expanding the Shi'ar Empire, while Black Bolt and the Inhumans become leaders of the Kree empire following the events of "Secret Invasion", and a cosmic war begins, drawing in Nova, Darkhawk, the Starjammers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. Marvel Spotlight War of Kings #1 War of Kings Saga #1
Messiah War 2009 Crossover Learning that Bishop was after Cable and the first mutant born since House of M, Cyclops had Beast develop time travelling devices so Cyclops could send his secret wetworks team, X-Force (consisting of Wolverine, Warpath, X-23, Domino, Vanisher, Archangel and Elixir), into the future after Bishop, hoping that they'll end the threat once and for all and the future of mutant kind will be safe in the hands of his son.
Utopia 2009 Crossover Norman Osborn forms the "Dark X-Men" to deal with anti-mutant riots and captures/tortures Beast and Professor X. Unwilling to tolerate Osborn's evil scheme to harm her teammates, Emma Frost and Namor, the Sub-Mariner, plot a coup against Osborn while Cyclops attempts to create a new safehaven for mutantkind by way of creating an island paradise.
Necrosha 2009–2010 Crossover The once Black Queen of the Hellfire Club brings forth a new Inner Circle of deadly mutants as well as a new threat to the entire mutant population as she sets her plan into motion of becoming a goddess.
Fall of the Hulks 2009–2010 Crossover The smartest minds in the Marvel Universe are being captured by a group known only as the Intelligencia which is a collection of some of the smartest supervillains in the Marvel canon. Fall of the Hulks: M.O.D.O.K. #1 Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk #1-4 Fall of the Hulks: The Savage She-Hulks #1-3


Event Date Type Developments
Siege 2010 Event In the aftermath of "Dark Reign", Norman Osborn invades Asgard. Siege Captain America #1 Siege Loki #1 Siege Secret Warriors #1 Siege Spider Man #1 Siege Young Avengers #1
  • Heroic Age: Norman Osborn has finally been overthrown, and the heroes can now bask in the sun - for now. Captain America #606-610 Deadpool #23 Fantastic Four #579-582 Invincible Iron Man #25-27 New Mutants #15 Secret Warriors #17-19 Thunderbolts #144-146 Uncanny X-Men #526 Vengeance of the Moon Knight #8-10 X-Men Legacy #238
DoomWar 2010 Limited Series Doctor Doom ruthlessly takes control of Wakanda to pillage the country's Vibranium vaults, forcing the royal family of Wakanda to tap into new resources to execute on a counter-coup. The storyline is self-contained in the six limited issues, with Black Panther (vol. 5) #11-12 serving as prelude to the story. Doomwar #1-6
Realm of Kings 2010 Crossover The follow-up to "War of Kings".
Second Coming 2010 Crossover "Second Coming" was the final part of a trilogy of stories that began with Messiah Complex and continued in Messiah War. Intended as a conclusion to Cable's efforts to save Hope from Bishop, who has hunted the so-called Mutant Messiah since her birth; the series also builds on the Utopia, Nation X and Necrosha storylines of 2009 in the X-Men books. The story centers on the return of Cable and Hope Summers to the present day and Bastion's final campaign to destroy the X-Men. Leads to a number of new launches. Second Coming Prepare #1 X-Men Blind Science #1 X-Men Hellbound #1-3 X-Men Second Coming #1-2
The Thanos Imperative 2010 Limited Series The follow-up to "Realm of Kings". The Thanos Imperative: Devastation #1 Guardians of the Galaxy #25 Nova #36
World War Hulks 2010 Crossover The follow-up to Fall of the Hulks. The plan of the Intelligencia is put in action plus the identities of the Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk are finally revealed.
Curse of the Mutants 2010 Crossover Vampires from around the globe descend on San Francisco to claim the city as their own, causing the X-Men and Blade to team up to stop them. Deadpool #30-31 Death of Dracula #1 Namor The First Mutant #1-4 Wolverine and Jubilee #1-4 X-Men #1-6 11 X-Men Curse of the Mutants Blade #1 X-Men Curse of the Mutants Smoke and Blood #1 X-Men Curse of the Mutants Storm & Gambit #1 X-Men Curse of the Mutants X-Men Vs. Vampires #1-2 X-Men Curse of the Mutants Saga #1 X-Men Curse of the Mutants Spotlight #1
Shadowland 2010 Event A prison-temple is constructed on the ruins of a Hell's Kitchen building, destroyed (along with numerous lives) by Bullseye during the Dark Reign event. Murdock returns to Hell's Kitchen from Japan and seeks to utilise the Hand as a force for justice; however, Murdock is not the same person anymore.
Chaos War 2010–2011 Event The Chaos King Amatsu-Mikaboshi, the living embodiment of the void before time and space began, has chosen to annihilate all reality and to return the Marvel Universe back to its state of primordial darkness, thus launching a massive assault on Earth to wipe out all of existence with an army of thousands of alien deities at his back. This forces the remaining heroes, gods and cosmic beings, rallied by a restored Hercules, to join forces in a last desperate effort to stop him. Marvel Encyclopedia #1
Age of X 2011 Crossover Reality has changed, Earth-616 was replaced by a world where the X-Men never came to be, mutantkind has been hunted to extinction, the few remaining mutants band together to make their last stand.
Fear Itself 2011 Event The Asgardian god of fear is sowing fear and doubt among Marvel's superheroes to use it against them.
Schism 2011 Event After a mutant-triggered international incident, anti-mutant hatred hits new heights. It's at this moment, when the mutant race needs most to stand together, that a split begins that tears apart the X-Men.
  • Regenesis: Following the schism among the members of the X-Men, Cyclops and Wolverine start recruiting their teammates; some members of the X-Men leave with Wolverine, while part of the team stays in Utopia with Cyclops. Cyclops' team will become a peacekeeping force, while Wolverine will take on the headmaster role at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. Marvel Holiday Magazine 2011 #1
Spider-Island 2011 Crossover The Jackal has given to every New Yorker spider-like powers, even heroes and villains. Spider Island Spotlight #1 Spider Island #1-5
Avengers vs. X-Men 2012 Event Aftermath of the mini series Avengers: X-Sanction, which brings back Cable to the Marvel Universe ahead of the Phoenix Force which has been discovered heading directly for Earth. The Avengers believe that the Phoenix Force will destroy mankind, but the Uncanny X-Men believe it will bring mutantkind to its former glory after House of M. Only a war can create a win-win solution - though in the process, Professor X will die. Iron Man #6-8
  • Marvel NOW!: A number of re-launches follows "Avengers vs. X-Men", and each were branded under the name "Marvel NOW!".
Age of Ultron 2013 Event For years, Marvel Heroes feared that Hank Pym's artificial intelligence Ultron will one day return and exterminate everything. That day has come, and the fate of the world now rests in the hands of Wolverine and Invisible Woman. Marvel Encyclopedia #1 Avengers #12.1 Point One #1 Free Comic Book Day 2012 (Avengers: Age of Ultron Point One)
X-Termination 2013 Crossover Billions of years ago, the Celestials created an unimaginable horror and, in realizing their error, locked it away in the space between realities. However, with all the constant travelling between realities by the worlds' heroes and villains, the barriers between realities have become weak. With the monsters released and threatening the entire multiverse, it falls to three teams from different realities (Astonishing X-Men #60-61, X-Treme X-Men #13 and the X-Termination #1-2 Age of Apocalypse #14) to find a way to stop the monsters and save all of creation.
Infinity 2013 Event While the Avengers are in space to combat the Builders, Thanos attacks a very now-vulnerable Earth.
  • Inhumanity The Marvel Universe must deal with the consequences of Infinity as brand new Inhumans are created due to Black Bolt releasing the Terrigen Mists on a global scale.
  • All-New Marvel NOW!: Further relaunches came about following Infinity and simultaneous with Inhumanity; all were released under the name All-New Marvel NOW!
Battle of the Atom 2013 Crossover The X-Men of the future travel to the present in order to force the All-New X-Men back to their own time, but things get complicated when another group of future X-Men arrives. All-New X-Men #16-17 Uncanny X-Men #12-13 Wolverine & the X-Men #36-37 X-Men #5-6 X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1-2
Vendetta 2014 Crossover Stryfe returns to the present and manipulates Hope into killing Bishop. Stryfe wants Bishop to suffer after he betrayed him during Messiah War and claims that he was imprisoned and tortured by Apocalypse for years until he planned a successful escape and killed him. Cable and both teams of X-Force soon intervene and defeat Stryfe. Uncanny X-Force #16-17 Cable & X-Force #18-19
The Trial of Jean Grey 2014 Crossover The Guardians of the Galaxy #11-13 and the All-New X-Men #22-24 must team up to save Jean Grey after the capture and trial of her by the Shi'ar empire for her supposed crimes as the Phoenix.
Revolutionary War 2014 Crossover The UK's greatest heroes come together to face a threat that could destroy the world. Revolutionary War Alpha #1, Revolutionary War Dark Angel #1, Revolutionary War Knights of Pendragon #1, Revolutionary War Death's Head II #1, Revolutionary War Supersoldiers #1, Revolutionary War Motormouth #1, Revolutionary War Warheads #1, Revolutionary War Omega #1.
Original Sin 2014 Event Uatu the Watcher has been murdered. Nick Fury must now lead the Marvel heroes into uncovering the mystery of who killed the Watcher and why as Marvel's deepest darkest secrets are unleashed. But Punisher is leading his own investigation, and that can't end well. Incredible Hulks #17-18 Original Sin Secret Avengers (infinite Comic) #1-2
  • Avengers NOW! A new initiative set after the events of Original Sin showing the new Man on the Wall, Thor becoming unworthy of holding his hammer, Angela in her new role as sister of Thor and a new Deathlok.
Death of Wolverine 2014 Event Without the aid of his healing factor, Wolverine fights a losing battle to the death as he looks back on his life. The mini series is preceded by Three Months to Die in Wolverine vol. 6 #8-12 and involves numerous aftermath tie ins.
AXIS 2014 Event From the ashes of the once proud mutant haven Genosha, the Red Skull has taken Charles Xavier's body and enslaved thousands and amassed an army. Channeling the unstoppable force known as Onslaught, the Red Skull's ruthless and unparalleled evil now wields a destructive power unmatched by even the most powerful heroes. The fractured teams of Avengers and X-Men are now all that stands in the way of total obliteration. But things take a turn for the worse when the battle causes dozens of heroes and villains to be "inverted", transforming their mindsets into the exact opposite of what they once were.
Spider-Verse 2014–2015 Crossover Morlun has escaped the realm of the dead following being trapped there by the Black Panther. Now, every Spider-Man in the entire multiverse must stand together to defeat the only villain Spider-Man himself never defeated.
Time Runs Out 2014–2015 Crossover On September 2014 Avengers #34 and #35 time jump ahead by 8 months where it's said (via Bleeding Cool[20]): "Time Runs Out" sees everything Jonathan Hickman has been building towards comes to a close and will affect the entire Marvel company across the board, forcing them to do something the company has never done in its 75 years, rebooting the Marvel Universe. Though the series is restricted to the two titles, Avengers World #17 onwards will have a storyline called Before Time Runs Out to help catch up readers with how the events of Time Runs Out happened. The Time Runs Out event is a direct prelude to Secret Wars. Avengers #35-44, New Avengers #24-33, Avengers World #17-21, Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man #12.
The Black Vortex 2015 Crossover A dangerously powerful artifact known as the Black Vortex is somewhere in the spaceways of the Marvel Universe, and people from all corners of the universe are looking for it—heroes, villains, aliens, and even some people in between. Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex is an expansive crossover event coming to Marvel comics in spring 2015, and it will tie into Guardians of the Galaxy #24-25 and All-New X-Men #38-39, as well as Legendary Star-Lord #9-11, Nova #28, Cyclops #12, Captain Marvel #14 and Guardians Team-Up #3. The event will have both and Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1 launch issue and an Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Omega #1 concluding one that along with the tie-ins will make 13 separate issues.
Secret Wars 2015–2016 Event Originally running until September 2015 - the series which spins out of the Avengers and New Avengers Time Runs Out storylines, began in May 2015 with an eight issue mini series, was later changed to nine issues (plus a Free Comic Book Day issue #0) and extended to December 2015 but eventually pushed to January 2016. The basic premise involves the collision of the Marvel Universe with the Ultimate Marvel Universe and destroying both. Pieces of the two universes (called domains) are combined with other post collision universes creating the Battleworld where in which the Marvel Universe will be reforged and birthed anew in October 2015. Many past Marvel events will be revisited with new stories being told and include Iron Man: Armor Wars, Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk, Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect, Infinity Gauntlet, X-Men: Age of Apocalypse, Civil War, Wolverine: Old Man Logan, X-Men: Inferno, Marvel Zombies, Age of Ultron, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Avengers: The Korvac Saga, House of M, The Amazing Spider-Man: Spider Island, The Amazing Spider-Man: Spider-Verse, X-Tinction Agenda, X-Men: Mutant Massacre, Marvel 1602, E Is for Extinction, Marvel 2099, Siege, One More Day, Killraven, New Warriors Forever Yesterday, Weirdworld, Avengers vs. X-Men (a Skottie Young version) and a return to the stories of the 1990s X-Men cartoon with X-Men '92. Marvel Free Previews Secret Wars #1-2 Marvel's New York bulletin Secret Wars Newspaper #1
Avengers: Standoff! 2016 Crossover To celebrate Captain America's 75th anniversary, the Avengers will find themselves in what looks like any other remote small town known as Pleasant Hill, only this gated community holds a dark and sinister secret – one that keeps its residents locked away behind its walls. Now, the time has come for its townsfolk to finally escape. As their revolt begins - why then are the Avengers trying to keep them inside?! And what does it have to do with S.H.I.E.L.D.? Even Earth's Mightiest Heroes won't be prepared for the truth behind Pleasant Hill. The event kicks off with a one-shot issue Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1 (in February there will be a prelude called Avengers Standoff: Welcome to Pleasant Hill #1) and will continue through Avengers family titles, including Sam Wilson, Captain America #7-8, All-New, All-Different Avengers #7-8, Uncanny Avengers #7-8, New Avengers #8-10, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D #3-4, Illuminati #6 and Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6 before finishing with Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega #1.
Spider-Women 2016 Crossover The event will begin with an Alpha issue before going into the three ongoing books, then culminating with a finale "Omega" issue and will see Jessica Drew and Cindy Moon stuck in Spider-Gwen's alternate reality and while they're away from the main Marvel universe, doppelgangers masquerading as them began causing havok in New York. Spider-women Alpha #1 Spider-Gwen #7-8, Silk #7-8, Spider-Woman #6-7,Spider-Women Omega #1.
Apocalypse Wars 2016 Crossover This "thematic crossover" will involve the three X-Men titles and but will not intertwine, instead each will contain a story arc related to Apocalypse. Beginning in Extraordinary X-Men #8-12, the Extraordinary X-Men must travel through time to retrieve mutantkind's "last hope" from Apocalypse. Uncanny X-Men #6-10 begins a story where the team deals with problems pertaining to Archangel. An arc beginning in All-New X-Men #9-11 will focus on Kid Apocalypse.[21]
Civil War II 2016 Event Brian Micheal Bendis and David Marquez team up for a sequel to the popular event by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven. A mysterious new Marvel character comes to the attention of the world, one who has the power to calculate the outcome of future events with a high degree of accuracy. This predictive power divides the Marvel heroes on how best to capitalize on this aggregated information, with Captain Marvel leading the charge to profile future crimes and attacks before they occur, and Iron Man adopting the position that the punishment cannot come before the crime. The event will begin in June 2016 and will directly follow Avengers: Standoff!. It begins when a precognitive individual foresees the murder of one famous character by a superhero, sparking the 2nd Civil War. The Unbelievable Gwenpool #6 Civil War II Daily Bugle Newspaper #1
  • Marvel NOW 2.0: In the aftermath of Civil War II, the Marvel Universe explodes with new heroes, new villains, new teams, and more! The greatest creators in comics provide a fresh take on the best characters ever
Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy 2016–2017 Crossover The storyline will see the return of Jackal, who is revealed to be the mysterious man in the red suit and wearing the Anubis mask that has been seen approaching several of Spider-Man's enemies with a peculiar deal to them, if they follow his orders he will revive their lost loved ones. "The Clone Conspiracy" will start in October and will be primarily a standalone five-issue miniseries; the storyline will also cross through the issues #20-24 of the Amazing Spider-Man as well the "Silk" ongoing series and a Prowler miniseries The storyline is preceded by a story arc called "Before Dead No More" which run in Amazing Spider-Man #16-19 and will be concluded with Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy: Omega. The series will also result in a new Scarlet Spider ongoing series. Free comic book day 2016 The Clone Conspiracy #1-5
Death of X 2016 Limited Series Set during the 8 months after the events of Secret Wars, it chronicles the previously untold story of the rising tensions between the Inhumans and Mutants and sets the stage for the blockbuster Inhumans Vs. X-Men event. Death of X #1-4
Inhumans vs X-Men 2016–2017 Event Soon the Terrigen Mists will reach 100 percent saturation worldwide and the X-Men are in desperate straights. The M-Pox caused by the mists are ravaging numerous mutants and soon there will be no where left to hide, everyone of them may become infected. There is only one choice left and that is to destroy the mists, only the Inhumans will not allow it to happen. The mists have swelled the ranks of the Inhumans and they see any interference in their form of evolution as a direct threat to their existence. The war between both will begin in December 2016 with a six-part series and will spill over into every X-Men and Inhuman ongoing title.
  • ResurrXion: In the fallout of the Inhuman-mutant war, the X-Men and Inhuman lines are relaunched with two one-shot issues entitled X-Men: Prime and Inhuman: Prime, which pick up directly after Inhumans vs. X-Men. The standalone issues will set the stage for the X-Men's and Inhumans' status quo and introduce the new teams that are part of the line, primarily Jean Grey, Iceman, Cable, Weapon X, Generation X, X-Men Blue, X-Men Gold, Royals, Black Bolt and Secret Warriors.
Grounded 2017 Crossover In the wake of Civil War II, the Guardians of the Galaxy found themselves stranded on Earth. This "thematic crossover" will involve the issues of Guardians of the Galaxy #15-19, Star-Lord #1-6 and Rocket Raccoon #1-5 but will not intertwine, instead each will contain a story about each member of the team while they redefine themselves given their current situation.
Monsters Unleashed 2017 Limited Series Monstrous behemoths threaten to destroy every corner of the Marvel Universe and its all hands on deck with the Avengers, Champions, Guardians, X-Men and the Inhumans to prevent this monstrous invasion. The storyline will be self contained in a five standalone special issue series but several monthly titles will tie-in with it with each issue gaining the suffix .MU attached much like what was done during the Age of Ultron and Inhumanity. Marvel Free Previews Monsters Unleashed #1
Secret Empire 2017 Event The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Due to the manipulations of The Red Skull, Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, uses the trust and respect he has gained over the years to a position where he can enact Hydra's ideals against the Marvel Universe and it's up to all heroes to unite against one of the greatest challenges they have ever faced. The story is preceded by Steve Rogers: Captain America, an ongoing series where we learn about Steve's new history as a Hydra agent.
  • Generations: Once upon a time, a skinny kid from New York City picked up a shield and charged into battle… a prodigal son lifted a sacred hammer and proved himself worthy… and an arrogant genius forged an armor that would harness his true potential. And together, they became Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Today, that heroic legacy lives on in the next generation of heroes – and it will be put to the test as the Marvel Universe's greatest champions unite and charge headlong into tomorrow! The series involves 10 self contained one-shots, all of which take place in between Secret Empire #10 and Secret Empire Omega #1.
  • Marvel Legacy: Following the conclusion of the storyline, the initiative will bring a greater focus to Marvel's core superheroes, unlike recent relaunches which gave prominence to newer and younger heroes. The relaunch will begin in late 2017 with the release of a one-shot titled Marvel Legacy #1. Marvel comic series are expected to revert to their classic cumulative numbering system. The series having their Legacy numbering are Amazing Spider-Man, Avengers, Black Panther, Cable, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, Despicable Deadpool, Doctor Strange, Falcon, Generation X, Guardians of the Galaxy, Incredible Hulk, Invincible Iron Man, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, The Mighty Thor, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Punisher and Spider-Man. Marvel is also reviving six cancelled comic book series along with their classic numbering as special one-shots: Darkhawk, Dazzler, Master of Kung Fu, Not Brand Ecch, Power Pack and Silver Sable and the Wild Pack.
'Til Death Do Us 2017 Crossover When an affront to Shiklah's people demands justice, a line is crossed. As the Monster Metropolis declares war on the surface world, Deadpool must choose between the wife to whom he's pledged himself and the role he's been crafting for himself as a hero. Wade and Shiklah's simmering animosity comes to a boil in deadpool #28-29, before spilling over into Spider-Man/Deadpool #15-16 and Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #9-10.
Weapons of Mutant Destruction 2017 Crossover The mysterious director of the Weapon X Program has a very specific mission in mind and it involves the Hulk. Amadeus Cho teams up with the team lead by Old Man Logan to fight the new incarnation of the Weapon X Program exterminating mutants. The event kicks off with an weapons of mutant destruction Alpha issue and will continue in the books Totally Awesome Hulk #19-22 and Weapon X #4-6.
Venomverse 2017 Limited Series Kicking off in June, the event, a spiritual successor to Spider-Verse, will be bringing back Eddie Brock to the forefront of the Marvel Universe as Venom coupled with a multitude of alternate universe counterparts, as a new sinister alien race known as Poisons, the nature's answer to the symbiotes, began a quest for insatiable powers as they discover the existence of the Multiverse. Contained within Edge of Venomverse #1-5 and Venomverse #1-5. It will also feature anthology stories in Venomverse: War Stories #1. Incidentally Monsters Unleashed #6-8 serves as an epilogue to the event and sees the first attempt of the Poisons to invade Prime Marvel Universe.
Worlds Collide 2017 Crossover Following the events of GENERATIONS comes the long-promised clash between the Avengers and the Champions! The countdown has started as the High Evolutionary, a twisted scientist determined to create a better world at all costs, sets the Earth on a collision course with destruction! The Avengers and the Champions are ready to meet this threat — but will their first cataclysmic clash deter them from Changing the World? Contained within Avengers #672-674 and Champions #13-15.
Mojo World Wide 2017 Crossover Mojo, the demented creature obsessed with melding deadly television shows with reality, has made Earth his focus and it's going to take the combined might of two X-MEN teams to fight back! But when threats from their past are thrown at them, how will these teams react? With SENTINELS and BROOD and BAD MEMORIES attacking at every opportunity, will KITTY and JEAN and their teams be able to save Manhattan? Or is this the trick that finally boosts MOJO's ratings? Contained within X-Men Gold #13-15 and X-Men Blue #13-15.
Venom Inc. 2017 Crossover Lee Price, the former host of the Venom symbiote, is able to steal the Maniac symbiote from Andi Benton in order to regain his former power back. Becoming Maniac, Lee is also able to unlock a new power set which enables him to spit symbiote globes onto other people and control their minds. This storyline will also see Eddie Brock make his way back into Spider-Man's world in the six-part story kicking off in Venom Inc. Alpha #1, and continuing in Amazing Spider-Man #792-793, Venom #159-160 and concluding in Venom Inc. Omega #1.
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return of Jean Grey 2017–2018 Limited Series Jean Grey had died and her friends had mourned her, but like a Phoenix, she will rise from the ashes. When strange events start happening all over the world, the X-Men can only come to one conclusion – the one true Jean Grey is back! Phoenix Resurrection The Return of Jean Grey #1-5
Poison X 2018 Crossover The Poisons, a species that hunger for super-powered symbiotes and their hosts, are back in this follow up to Venomverse, and have picked their next target…The Marvel Universe Itself! Beginning in X-Men Blue Annual #1 before running for the entire month of February throughout X-Men Blue #21-22 and Venom #162-163 issue titles, Cyclops and his X-Men team need to stop the Poisons, so they're going to kidnap Venom to do it.
Venomized 2018 Limited Series The epic conclusion of the storyline that began with Venomverse! With planet Earth defenseless following the events of "Poison X", the Poisons' finally reveal their first objective, put every superhuman in a symbiote – and consume them! Venomized #1-5
Damnation 2018 Limited Series In a follow-up of Secret Empire, Doctor Strange uses his magic to restore the lives that were lost during Hydra's attack on Las Vegas. Though it attracts the attention of Mephisto and other demons.[22] While the main story occurs in the four issues limited series of the same name, Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider #15–17, Doctor Strange #386–389, Iron Fist #78–80, and Johnny Blaze: Ghost Rider #1 will tie-in with the storyline.
Infinity Countdown 2018 Event Coming in February 2018, this storyline depicts the Ultron/Hank Pym going after the Infinity Gems that were recreated when the Multiverse was restored.,[23] Infinity Countdown Adam Warlock #1, Infinity Countdown Prime #1, Infinity Countdown #1-5, Infinity Countdown Captain Marvel #1, Infinity Countdown Daredevil #1, Infinity Countdown Darkhawk #1-4, Infinity Countdown Black Widow #1, Infinity Countdown Champions #1-2
Hunt for Wolverine 2018 Limited Series The follow up of Infinity Countdown which will reveal the timeline of events that leads to Wolverine's shocking return to the Marvel Universe. Beginning with the one-shot Hunt for Wolverine #1 it will then spin out into four stories, each with a different genre bent: the action-adventure Hunt for Wolverine Adamantium Agenda #1-4, the horror story Hunt for Wolverine Claws of the Killer #1-4, the dark romance Hunt for Wolverine Mystery in Madripoor #1-4 and the noir/detective tale Hunt for Wolverine Weapon Lost #1-4 and conclude with Hunt for Wolverine Dead Ends #1.
Extermination 2018 Limited Series The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, jumping 20 years into the future, they find mutants are on the verge of extinction once again and the survival of their kind lies squarely in the hands of its past. The Extermination preludes begins with X-Men Gold #27, X-Men Blue #27, X-Men Red #5, Astonishing X-Men #13 and Cable #159. Extermination #1-5, X-Men: The Exterminated.
Infinity Wars 2018 Event Following Infinity Countdown the search for the Infinity Stones leads to cosmic madness like never before. A new enemy going by the name Requiem is searching for the Infinity Stones and no one is prepared to its true identity. Asgardians of the Galaxy #1-5 Doctor Strange #3 Infinity Wars: Prime #1 Infinity Wars #1-6 Infinity Wars: Fallen Guardian #1 Infinity Wars: Infinity #1 Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #1-4 Thanos Legacy #1 Avengers #10 Venom #8
  • Infinity Warps: spinning-out from Infinity Wars #3, Requiem had gathered the Infinity Stones and uses them in a more creative fashion, to reduce the universe’s lifeforms in half, however things don't go as she planned and only the reality around the heroes of Earth is warped and transported inside Soulworld where a cosmic entity dwelling at the heart of the Soul Gem named Devondra is waiting to feed. Infinity Warps: Iron Hammer #1-2 Infinity Warps: Soldier Supreme #1-2 Infinity Warps: Arachknight #1-2 Infinity Warps: Weapon Hex #1-2 Infinity Warps: Ghost Panther #1-2 Infinity Warps: Infinity Warps #1-2
Spider-Geddon 2018 Limited Series During the events of "Spider-Verse", it was clear that all versions of Spider-Man and his allies were connected by a much greater and mystical force, the Great Web. Now, beginning with "Edge of Spider-Geddon #1-4" whatever threat is approaching, things aren't looking too good for the surviving Spider-Men and Women. Spider-Geddon #0-5 Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #311-313 Spider-Force #1-3 Spider-Girls #1-3 Spider Gwen: Ghost Spider #1-4 Superior Octopus #1 Vault of Spiders #1-2 Superior Spider-Man #1 Spider-Geddon Handbook #1
X-Men: Black 2018 One-Shots A one month event, kicking off in October, with 5 one-shot stories that spotlight the darker side of mutantkind and each containing a backup story featuring Apocalypse. The one-shot stories will featuring, Magneto #1, Mojo #1, Mystique #1, Juggernaut #1 and Emma Frost #1.
Return of Wolverine 2018 Limited series A five-issue limited series that will be the final installment of the trilogy that started with The Death of Wolverine and The Hunt for Wolverine, and will see at long last the return of Wolverine and his encounter with the group Soteira. The Return of Wolverine #1-5
Defenders: The Best Defense 2018 One-Shots The Defenders: The Best Defense #1 Doctor Strange: The Best Defense #1 Immortal Hulk The Best Defense #1 Namor The Best Defense #1 Silver Surfer The Best Defense #1
Age of X-Man 2019 Event A new dawn rise with X-Man presenting himself as a kind of mutant messiah that the X-Men cannot stop. Welcome to a perfect world, where everyone is a special and powerful mutant and strife, oppression or dependence no longer exist. Its a dream made real. A dream that must be protected by any cost. Evocating Marvel's 1995-1996 Age of Apocalypse event, here comes the "Age of X-Man" which begins with Age of X-Man Alpha #1 and is contained in six different five-issue miniseries,Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1-5, Age of X-Man: Nextgen #1-5, Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1-5, Age of X-Man: The X-Tremists #1-5, Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #1-5, Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #1-5. Age of X-Man Omega #1
  • The Last X-Men. After the devastating events of “X-Men Disassembled,” it falls to Cyclops to rebuild the X-Men in the face of overwhelming hatred. Uncanny X-Men #11-12.
Wolverine: Infinity Watch 2019 Event In the aftermath of Infinity Wars, the powerful Infinity Stones gained a soul and are now choosing individually new bearers to form a new Infinity Watch, but what is the role of Logan in this event? Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1-5
War of the Realms 2019 Event Thor and the heroes of the Marvel Universe must unite to stop the twisted Dark Elf Malekith and his evil armies from conquering Earth from across the Ten Realms. War of the Realms #1-6 War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1-5 War of the Realms: The Punisher #1-3 War of the Realms: Spider-Man & the League of Realms #1-3 War of the Realms: The New Agents of Atlas #1-4 War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men #1-3 War of the Realms: War Scrolls #1-3 War of the Realms Strikeforce: The Dark Elf Realm #1 War of the Realms Strikeforce: The Land of Giants #1 War of the Realms Strikeforce: The War Avengers #1 Asgardians of Galaxy #7-9 Avengers #16-20 Champions #5-6 Fantastic Four #10 Giant-Man #1-3 Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #43 Thor #10-13 Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #43-44 Venom #13-14 Tony Stark: Iron Man #12-13

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Event Date Type Developments
Ultimate War 2002–2003 Limited Series After the government discovers that Charles Xavier lied about killing Magneto they order the Ultimates to hunt down the X-Men. Ultimate War #1-4
Ultimate Six 2003–2004 Limited Series Electro, Kraven, Doc Oc, Sandman, and Spider-Man's nemesis, the Green Goblin are incarce#rated by the Ultimates. Hank Pym (Giant Man/Ant Man) attempts to rehabilitate them. Ultimately, this doesn't go well. They escape and force Spider-Man to launch an attack upon the White House. Ultimate Six #1-7
Ultimate Galactus Trilogy 2004–2006 Limited Series The story chronicles the coming of Gah Lak Tus. Ultimate Nightmare #1-5 Ultimate Secret #1-5 Ultimate Extinction #1-5 Ultimate Vision #1-6
Ultimate X4 2005–2006 Limited Series Cerebro has been stolen and the trail points directly at the government's premier think tank, the Baxter Building. The X-Men aren't happy about it and the Baxter Building's most famous residents, the Fantastic Four aren't happy about an angry team of mutants showing up on their doorstep. Ultimate X-Men/Fantastic Four #1 Ultimate Fantastic Four/X-Men #1
Ultimate Power 2006–2008 Limited Series A few days after Reed Richards sends five probes into other dimensions the roof of the Baxter Building is ripped open by a massive explosion, heralding the sudden appearance of the Squadron Supreme. They declare Reed Richards under arrest for his crimes against their planet. Ultimate Power #1-9
Ultimatum 2008–2009 Event The story deals with Magneto's attempts to destroy the world following the apparent deaths of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Ultimates 3. Following the Ultimatum storyline, each Ultimate title was given a Requiem follow-up series or one-shot, dealing with the status each book's characters in the aftermath of Ultimatum. March on ultimatum Saga #1 Ultimate Captain America #1 Ultimate Fantastic Four/Ultimate X-Men Annual #1 Ultimate Hulk Annual #1 Ultimate Origins #2-5 Ultimate Power #8-9 Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #3 Ultimate X-Men #94-97 Ultimate X-Men/Ultimate Fantastic Four Annual #1 Ultimates 3 2-4 Ultimatum #1-5 Ultimate Spider-Man #129-133 Ultimate Fantastic Four #58-60 Ultimate X-Men #98-100 Ultimatum Spider-Man Requiem #1-2 Ultimatum Fantastic Four Requiem #1 Ultimatum X-Men Requiem #1 Marvel Spotlight Ultimatum #1
Doomsday 2010–2011 Limited Series The story mainly focuses on what remains of the Fantastic Four after Ultimatum, specifically dealing with an unknown threat trying to alter the entire Ultimate Universe, in the process causing a significant amount of destruction. Ultimate Enemy #1-5 Ultimate Mystery #1-5 Ultimate Doom #1-5
Death of Spider-Man 2011 Event The story details the death of Spider-Man. It also crosses over with Ultimate Avengers vs. New Ultimates 1-6. After this the entire Ultimate line was relaunched with Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn tagline. The titles relaunched were Ultimate Comics: X-Men, Ultimate Comics: Ultimates, and Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, with Ultimate Comics: Fallout and Ultimate Comics: Hawkeye being released as mini-series. Ultimate Spider-Man #150-160 Ultimate Avengers vs. New Avengers #1-6 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #15
Ultimate Fallout 2011 Limited Series Aftermath of Death of Spider-Man Ultimate Fallout #1-6
Spider-Men 2012 Limited Series Crossover between Spider-Man (Peter Parker) & Ultimate Spider-Man (Miles Morales). The story features both Spider-Men being brought together after Mysterio creates a rift between their universes. Spider-Men #1-5 Spider-Men II #1-5
Divided We Fall 2012 Event Return of Ultimate Captain America after the death of Ultimate Spider-Man. Ultimate Comics X-Men #14-15 Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #13-14 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #13-14
United We Stand 2012 Event Captain America is elected the new president of the United States and a new mutant nation is born. Ultimate Comics The Ultimates #15-18 Ultimate Comics X-Men #16-18 Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #15-18
Hunger 2013 Limited Series In the aftermath of Age of Ultron, the timestream is broken and Earth-616's Galactus entered the Ultimate Universe. Hunger #1-4
Cataclysm 2013–2014 Event Wounded at the end of Hunger, Galactus comes to the Ultimate Earth to feed, leading the heroes on a last ditch attempt to stop him. Cataclysm #0.1 Cataclysm The Ultimates' Last Stand #1-5 Cataclysm Ultimate Spider-Man #1-3 Cataclysm Ultimates #1-3 Cataclysm Ultimate X-Men #1-3 Hunger #1-4 Survive! #1
Ultimate End 2015 Limited Series Part of the Secret Wars event, this mini series tells the final Ultimate Universe story ahead of the birth of a new combined universe with the Earth-616 universe in September 2015. Ultimate End #1-5


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