Welcome to Comic Book Reading Orders!

The goal of this site is to be the most extensive resource for comic book reading orders on the internet.  We provide reading orders for characters and events from MarvelDC,  and other publishers.  Looking at the enormous number of comics that have come out in the last 70+ years and not knowing where to start can be daunting.  We hope with the orders provided on this site that we can make your comic reading experience easy and enjoyable.

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News and the latest updates:

Star Wars (Marvel)4001 A.D.The BoysBuffyverseLegion of Super-HeroesSuicide SquadDC You

The DC You Reading Order is up and with it the last of the major reading orders for Marvel and DC is complete.  Now I can focus on actually reading comics instead of making reading orders.  First up is a read through of the DC Master Reading Order!

Slowly (and casually) I will update all the character reading orders up to the beginning of All-New All-Different Marvel and DC Rebirth.  The Civil War II reading order (and all future reading orders) will be posted after the event is complete.  Over the next couple of weeks I am going to work on filling out the Other section.  As always feel free to use the contact form to send requests for characters you would like to see reading orders added for.

Below I have added a page to keep track of all updates and corrections to all existing reading orders.

Reading Order Updates – Last update December 10, 2016

Event Reading Orders

All tie-ins for each event are listed but if you’re not enjoying the tie-ins you should feel free to just read the main series for the event or only read the tie-ins for characters you are interested in.  The main series of an event is usually enough to give you a complete picture of what is going on.  The event sections also include large “status quo” events,  such as Dark Reign following Secret Invasion and Shattered Heroes following Fear Itself.  These periods usually reveal the new status quo after a major event.

Character Reading Orders

The Character Reading Orders on this site are slightly different than usual.  They do not contain every issue relating to the character.  Some characters have 1000+ issues in their collective series and to be honest not all of them are worth reading.  So the Character Reading Orders only contain issues that are important for that characters development and issues that are recommended reading.  Don’t worry though,  all the important issues and legendary writer runs are still there.  Simply choose a character and begin reading.

Master Reading Orders

Master Reading Orders are meant to cover the entire history of a particular comic universe.  We have Master Reading Orders for both Marvel and DC Comics.  They contain all comics that are deemed important or are just enjoyable to read.  Yes these orders starts all the way at the beginning.  Even with the “bad” comics removed these orders are still several thousand issues long.  They encompass all characters and events.  If you choose to read one of these reading orders you should feel free to skip characters and events you have no interest in and focus on the ones you do.