The Comic Book Reading Order Philosophy
When it comes to finding a comic book reading order online, the resources out there are either incomplete or “too” complete. Some sites will focus only on trade paperbacks, while others will split books up by page, sending a flashback from 2009 all the way back to 1972. Neither allows you to put your single issues in the order they were meant to be read. It’s with this goal that we set out to create our first reading order, and upon many requests have spread out to many other popular franchises.
Our Comic Book Reading Order Lists
Below you will find all of our comic book reading order lists. While each were made with idea that single issues will be placed in an order that allows for the best reading experience, each contain specific attributes to their particular franchise. For example, X-Men issues have their active roster displayed, while the Green Lantern reading order can be filtered for your favorite lantern only.
Read on, and let us know what we change in our forums!
- All New, All Different Marvel and Legacy Reading Order
- Batman Reading Order
- Buffy Comics Reading Order
- Captain America Reading Order
- Complete Spider-Man Reading Order
- Complete X-Men Reading Order
- Graphical X-Men Timeline
- Green Lantern Reading Order (Post Crisis)
- Iron Man Reading Order
- Marvel NOW! Reading Order
- New 52 Superman Reading Order
- New 52 Trinity (Superman – Batman – Wonder Woman) Reading Order
- Planetary Reading Order
- Secret Wars Reading Order
- Starman Reading Order
- Superman Reading Order (Post-Crisis)
- The Avengers Reading Order
- The Indispensable Spider-Man Essential Issues Master List
- The Rocketeer Reading Order
- Thor Reading Order
- Ultimate Marvel Reading Order
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For more about comic book reading order, and what I think about essential issues, read my essential issues section.