Marvel Master Reading Order Part 2

Containing the second most first appearances of significant characters,  we see the introduction of some extremely popular heroes,  especially among the X-Men.  We also see the first significant crossover when the Avengers battle the Defenders.  This part of the reading order also contains some of the most popular X-Men storylines of all time;  the Phoenix Saga,  Dark Phoenix Saga,  and Days of Future Past.

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Not including events

Black entries are ongoing series
Green entries are Limited series
Red entries are One-Shots
Orange are alternate universe stories
Blue is for comments

Part 2

Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1 (1972) – First appearance of Luke Cage
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #2
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #3
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #4
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #5
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #6
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #7
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #8
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #9

Marvel Premiere #3
Marvel Premiere #4
Marvel Premiere #5
Marvel Premiere #6
Marvel Premiere #7
Marvel Premiere #8
Marvel Premiere #9
Marvel Premiere #10
Marvel Premiere #11
Marvel Premiere #12
Marvel Premiere #13
Marvel Premiere #14

Emma Frost #7
Emma Frost #8
Emma Frost #9
Emma Frost #10
Emma Frost #11
Emma Frost #12
Emma Frost #13
Emma Frost #14
Emma Frost #15
Emma Frost #16
Emma Frost #17
Emma Frost #18

Amazing Spider-Man #112
Amazing Spider-Man #113
Amazing Spider-Man #114
Amazing Spider-Man #115

Defenders #1 (1972)
Defenders #2
Defenders #3
Defenders #4
Defenders #5
Defenders #6

Marvel Spotlight #5 – First appearance of Ghost Rider
Marvel Spotlight #6
Marvel Spotlight #7
Marvel Spotlight #8
Marvel Spotlight #9
Marvel Spotlight #10
Marvel Spotlight #11

Captain America #153
Captain America #154
Captain America #155
Captain America #156

Avengers #101
Avengers #102
Avengers #103
Avengers #104
Avengers #105
Avengers #106
Avengers #107
Avengers #108
Avengers #109
Avengers #110

Daredevil #99

Avengers #111

Marvels #4

Amazing Adventures Vol. 2 #16

Incredible Hulk #166

Defenders #7

Amazing Spider-Man #121
Amazing Spider-Man #122

Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #10
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #11
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #12
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #13

Amazing Spider-Man #124
Amazing Spider-Man #125
Amazing Spider-Man #126
Amazing Spider-Man #127
Amazing Spider-Man #128

Avengers #112
Avengers #113
Avengers #114

Read Avengers/Defenders War here.

Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #14
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #15
Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #16

After Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #16 the series was retitled Power Man starting at #17.

Adventure into Fear #10
Adventure into Fear #11
Adventure into Fear #12
Adventure into Fear #13
Adventure into Fear #14
Adventure into Fear #15
Adventure into Fear #16
Adventure into Fear #17
Adventure into Fear #18
Adventure into Fear #19 – First appearance of Howard the Duck

Man-Thing #1 (1974)

X-Men Origins: Sabretooth #1 (2009)

X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler #1 (2010)

X-Men Origins: Colossus #1 (2008)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine #1 (2009)

X-Men: First Class: Finals #1 (2009)
X-Men: First Class: Finals #2
X-Men: First Class: Finals #3
X-Men: First Class: Finals #4

Jungle Action Vol. 2 #5

Monsters Unleashed #5

Captain America #169
Captain America #170
Captain America #171
Captain America #172
Captain America #173
Captain America #174
Captain America #175

Amazing Spider-Man #129 – First appearance of The Punisher
Amazing Spider-Man #130
Amazing Spider-Man #131

Ghost Rider Vol. 2 #1 (1973)
Ghost Rider Vol. 2 #2
Ghost Rider Vol. 2 #3
Ghost Rider Vol. 2 #4

Monsters Unleashed #8
Monsters Unleashed #9

Marvel Premiere #15 – First appearance of Iron Fist
Marvel Premiere #16
Marvel Premiere #17
Marvel Premiere #18
Marvel Premiere #19
Marvel Premiere #20
Marvel Premiere #21
Marvel Premiere #22

Man-Thing #2
Man-Thing #3
Man-Thing #4
Man-Thing #5
Man-Thing #6
Man-Thing #7
Man-Thing #8

Giant-Size Man-Thing #1 (1974)
Giant-Size Man-Thing #2

Man-Thing #9
Man-Thing #10
Man-Thing #11
Man-Thing #12

Avengers #119
Avengers #120
Avengers #121
Avengers #122
Avengers #123
Avengers #124

Captain Marvel #25
Captain Marvel #26
Captain Marvel #27
Captain Marvel #28
Captain Marvel #29
Captain Marvel #30
Captain Marvel #31
Captain Marvel #32

Avengers #125

Captain Marvel #33

Avengers #126

Amazing Spider-Man #132
Amazing Spider-Man #133
Amazing Spider-Man #134
Amazing Spider-Man #135

Power Man #17
Power Man #18
Power Man #19
Power Man #20
Power Man #21
Power Man #22
Power Man #23
Power Man #24
Power Man #25

Incredible Hulk #180
Incredible Hulk #181 – First appearance of Wolverine

Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #1 (1974)
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #2
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #3
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #4
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #5
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #6
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #7
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #8
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #9

Amazing Spider-Man #136
Amazing Spider-Man #137
Amazing Spider-Man #138
Amazing Spider-Man #139
Amazing Spider-Man #140

Captain America #176

Giant-Size Avengers #1 (1974)

Avengers #127

Fantastic Four #150

Avengers #128
Avengers #129

Giant-Size Avengers #2

Avengers #130
Avengers #131
Avengers #132

Giant-Size Avengers #3

Avengers #133
Avengers #134
Avengers #135

Giant-Size Avengers #4

Strange Tales #178
Strange Tales #179
Strange Tales #180 – First appearance of Gamora
Strange Tales #181

Warlock #9
Warlock #10 – First appearance of the In-Betweener
Warlock #11

Amazing Spider-Man #141
Amazing Spider-Man #142
Amazing Spider-Man #143
Amazing Spider-Man #144
Amazing Spider-Man #145
Amazing Spider-Man #146
Amazing Spider-Man #147
Amazing Spider-Man #148
Amazing Spider-Man #149 – First appearance of Scarlet Spider
Amazing Spider-Man #150

Man-Thing #13
Man-Thing #14

Giant-Size Man-Thing #3

Man-Thing #15
Man-Thing #16

Giant-Size Man-Thing #4

Man-Thing #17
Man-Thing #18

Giant-Size Man-Thing #5

Man-Thing #19
Man-Thing #20
Man-Thing #21
Man-Thing #22

Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1974) – First appearance of Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, Illyana Rasputin

Avengers #137
Avengers #138

Power Man #26
Power Man #27

Power Man #29 – Out of place issue.

Power Man #28

Power Man #30
Power Man #31

Jungle Action Vol. 2 #6
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #7
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #8
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #9
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #10
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #11
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #12
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #13
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #14
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #15
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #16
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #17
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #18

Marvel Premiere #23
Marvel Premiere #24
Marvel Premiere #25

Iron Fist #1 (1975)
Iron Fist #2
Iron Fist #3
Iron Fist #4
Iron Fist #5
Iron Fist #6
Iron Fist #7
Iron Fist #8
Iron Fist #9
Iron Fist #10

Uncanny X-Men #94
Uncanny X-Men #95
Uncanny X-Men #96
Uncanny X-Men #97
Uncanny X-Men #98
Uncanny X-Men #99
Uncanny X-Men #100
Uncanny X-Men #101 – Phoenix Saga
Uncanny X-Men #102
Uncanny X-Men #103
Uncanny X-Men #104
Uncanny X-Men #105
Uncanny X-Men #106
Uncanny X-Men #107
Uncanny X-Men #108
Uncanny X-Men #109

Ms. Marvel #1 (1977)

Inhumans #1 (1975)
Inhumans #2
Inhumans #3
Inhumans #4
Inhumans #5
Inhumans #6
Inhumans #7
Inhumans #8
Inhumans #9
Inhumans #10
Inhumans #11
Inhumans #12

Iron Fist #11
Iron Fist #12
Iron Fist #13
Iron Fist #14 – First appearance of Sabretooth
Iron Fist #15

Marvel Team-Up #63
Marvel Team-Up #64

Jungle Action Vol. 2 #19
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #20
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #21
Jungle Action Vol. 2 #22

Marvel Two-in-One #6
Marvel Two-in-One #7

Defenders #20

Giant-Size Defenders #3 – First appearance of Korvac
Giant-Size Defenders #4

Defenders #21
Defenders #22
Defenders #23
Defenders #26
Defenders #25

Giant-Size Defenders #5

Defenders #26
Defenders #27
Defenders #28
Defenders #29
Defenders #30
Defenders #31
Defenders #32
Defenders #33
Defenders #34
Defenders #35
Defenders #36
Defenders #37
Defenders #38
Defenders #39
Defenders #40

Defenders Annual #1 (1976)

Defenders #41

Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #10
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #11
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #12
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #13

Tomb of Dracula #44

Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #14
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #15
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #16
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #17
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #18
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #19
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #20

Doctor Strange Vol. 2 Annual #1 (1976)

Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #21 is a reprint

Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #22

Machine Man #1 (1978)
Machine Man #2
Machine Man #3
Machine Man #4
Machine Man #5
Machine Man #6
Machine Man #7
Machine Man #8
Machine Man #9

Captain America #193
Captain America #194
Captain America #195
Captain America #196
Captain America #197
Captain America #198
Captain America #199
Captain America #200
Captain America #201
Captain America #202
Captain America #203

Marvel Team-Up #52

Captain America #204
Captain America #205
Captain America #206
Captain America #207
Captain America #208 – First appearance of Arnim Zola
Captain America #209
Captain America #210
Captain America #211
Captain America #212
Captain America #213
Captain America #214

Defenders #46
Defenders #47
Defenders #48
Defenders #49
Defenders #50
Defenders #51
Defenders #52
Defenders #53
Defenders #54
Defenders #55
Defenders #56
Defenders #57

Howard the Duck #1 (1976)
Howard the Duck #2
Howard the Duck #3
Howard the Duck #4
Howard the Duck #5
Howard the Duck #6
Howard the Duck #7

Marvel Treasury Edition #12

Howard the Duck #8
Howard the Duck #9

Avengers #139
Avengers #140
Avengers #141
Avengers #142
Avengers #143
Avengers #144
Avengers #145
Avengers #146
Avengers #147
Avengers #148
Avengers #149
Avengers #150
Avengers #151
Avengers #152
Avengers #153

Avengers Annual #6

Incredible Hulk #197
Incredible Hulk #198

Nova #1 (1976) – First appearance of Nova
Nova #2
Nova #3
Nova #4
Nova #5
Nova #6
Nova #7
Nova #8
Nova #9

Captain Britain #8

Marvel Spotlight #31

Power Man #32
Power Man #33
Power Man #34
Power Man #35

Power Man #36 is a reprint.

Power Man Annual #1 (1976)

Power Man #37
Power Man #38
Power Man #39
Power Man #40

Marvel Team-Up #65 – First appearance of Arcade
Marvel Team-Up #66

Avengers #156

Daredevil #146

Uncanny X-Men #110

Uncanny X-Men: First Class Giant-Size Special #1 (2009)

Uncanny X-Men: First Class #1 (2009)
Uncanny X-Men: First Class #2
Uncanny X-Men: First Class #3
Uncanny X-Men: First Class #4
Uncanny X-Men: First Class #5
Uncanny X-Men: First Class #6
Uncanny X-Men: First Class #7
Uncanny X-Men: First Class #8

Howard the Duck #10
Howard the Duck #11
Howard the Duck #12
Howard the Duck #13
Howard the Duck #14

Howard the Duck Annual #1 (1977)

Avengers #158
Avengers #159
Avengers #160
Avengers #161
Avengers #162
Avengers #163
Avengers #164
Avengers #165
Avengers #166

Super Villain Team-Up #14

Champions #16

Avengers Annual #7

Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2

Marvel Team-Up #67

Howard the Duck #15
Howard the Duck #16
Howard the Duck #17
Howard the Duck #18
Howard the Duck #19
Howard the Duck #20
Howard the Duck #21
Howard the Duck #22
Howard the Duck #23
Howard the Duck #24
Howard the Duck #25
Howard the Duck #26
Howard the Duck #27

Nova #10
Nova #11
Nova #12

Amazing Spider-Man #171

Nova #13
Nova #14
Nova #15
Nova #16
Nova #17
Nova #18

Power Man #41
Power Man #42
Power Man #43
Power Man #44
Power Man #45
Power Man #46
Power Man #47
Power Man #48
Power Man #49

After Power Man #49 the series is retitled Power Man and Iron Fist starting with issue #50.

Uncanny X-Men #111
Uncanny X-Men #112
Uncanny X-Men #113
Uncanny X-Men #114
Uncanny X-Men #115
Uncanny X-Men #116
Uncanny X-Men #117
Uncanny X-Men #118
Uncanny X-Men #119
Uncanny X-Men #120 – First appearance of Alpha Flight
Uncanny X-Men #121
Uncanny X-Men #122
Uncanny X-Men #123
Uncanny X-Men #124

Uncanny X-Men Annual #3

Uncanny X-Men #125
Uncanny X-Men #126
Uncanny X-Men #127
Uncanny X-Men #128

Moon Knight Special Edition #1 (1983)
Moon Knight Special Edition #2
Moon Knight Special Edition #3

Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #23
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #24
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #25
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #26
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #27
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #28
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #29

Daredevil #158
Daredevil #159
Daredevil #160
Daredevil #161

Rampaging Hulk #7

Avengers #167
Avengers #168

Avengers #170
Avengers #171
Avengers #172
Avengers #173
Avengers #174
Avengers #175
Avengers #176
Avengers #177

Silver Surfer Ultimate Cosmic Experience #1 (1978)

Thor #283
Thor #284
Thor #285
Thor #286
Thor #287
Thor #288
Thor #289
Thor #290
Thor #291
Thor #292
Thor #293
Thor #294
Thor #295
Thor #296
Thor #297
Thor #298
Thor #299
Thor #300
Thor #301
Thor #302

Nova #19
Nova #20
Nova #21
Nova #22
Nova #23
Nova #24
Nova #25

Fantastic Four #204
Fantastic Four #205
Fantastic Four #206

Fantastic Four #208
Fantastic Four #209
Fantastic Four #210
Fantastic Four #211
Fantastic Four #212
Fantastic Four #213
Fantastic Four #214

Marvel Team-Up #68

Marvel Two-in-One #42
Marvel Two-in-One #43

Micronauts #7

Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #30
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #31
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #32
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #33
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #34
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #35
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #36
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #37
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #38
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #39
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #40

Man-Thing Vol. 2 #1 (1979)
Man-Thing Vol. 2 #2
Man-Thing Vol. 2 #3
Man-Thing Vol. 2 #4

Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #41

Power Man and Iron Fist #50
Power Man and Iron Fist #51
Power Man and Iron Fist #52
Power Man and Iron Fist #53
Power Man and Iron Fist #54 – First appearance of Heroes for Hire
Power Man and Iron Fist #55
Power Man and Iron Fist #56
Power Man and Iron Fist #57
Power Man and Iron Fist #58
Power Man and Iron Fist #59
Power Man and Iron Fist #60

Avengers #181 – First appearance of Scott Lang
Avengers #182
Avengers #183
Avengers #184
Avengers #185
Avengers #186
Avengers #187

Marvel Premiere #47 – First appearance of Cassie Lang
Marvel Premiere #48

Iron Man #113
Iron Man #114
Iron Man #115
Iron Man #116
Iron Man #117
Iron Man #118 – First appearance of James Rhodes
Iron Man #119
Iron Man #120
Iron Man #121
Iron Man #122
Iron Man #123
Iron Man #124
Iron Man #125
Iron Man #126
Iron Man #127
Iron Man #128

Amazing Spider-Man #193
Amazing Spider-Man #194 – First appearance of Black Cat
Amazing Spider-Man #195
Amazing Spider-Man #196
Amazing Spider-Man #197
Amazing Spider-Man #198
Amazing Spider-Man #199
Amazing Spider-Man #200

Ghost Rider Vol. 2 #35

Marvel Two-in-One #53
Marvel Two-in-One #54
Marvel Two-in-One #55
Marvel Two-in-One #56
Marvel Two-in-One #57
Marvel Two-in-One #58

Uncanny X-Men #129 – Dark Phoenix Saga. First appearance of Kitty Pryde, Emma Frost
Uncanny X-Men #130 – First appearance of Dazzler

X-Men Origins: Emma Frost #1 (2010)

Uncanny X-Men #131
Uncanny X-Men #132
Uncanny X-Men #134
Uncanny X-Men #135
Uncanny X-Men #136
Uncanny X-Men #137
Uncanny X-Men #138

Uncanny X-Men Annual #4

Man-Thing Vol. 2 #5
Man-Thing Vol. 2 #6
Man-Thing Vol. 2 #7
Man-Thing Vol. 2 #8
Man-Thing Vol. 2 #9
Man-Thing Vol. 2 #10
Man-Thing Vol. 2 #11

Avengers #194
Avengers #195 – First appearance of Taskmaster
Avengers #196

Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #42
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #43
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #44
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #45
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #46

Marvel Team-Up #95

Daredevil #163
Daredevil #164
Daredevil #165
Daredevil #166
Daredevil #167
Daredevil #168 – First appearance of Elektra

Ghost Rider Vol. 2 #49
Ghost Rider Vol. 2 #50

Wolverine: First Class #1 (2008)

Uncanny X-Men #139
Uncanny X-Men #140

Wolverine: First Class #2
Wolverine: First Class #3
Wolverine: First Class #4
Wolverine: First Class #5
Wolverine: First Class #6
Wolverine: First Class #7
Wolverine: First Class #8
Wolverine: First Class #9
Wolverine: First Class #10
Wolverine: First Class #11

Wolverine: Days of Future Past #1 (1997)
Wolverine: Days of Future Past #2
Wolverine: Days of Future Past #3

Uncanny X-Men #141 – Days of Future Past. First appearance of Pyro, Rachel Summers
Uncanny X-Men #142

Power Man and Iron Fist #61
Power Man and Iron Fist #62
Power Man and Iron Fist #63
Power Man and Iron Fist #64
Power Man and Iron Fist #65
Power Man and Iron Fist #66

Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #50
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #51

Avengers Annual #10 – First appearance of Rogue

Uncanny X-Men #143
Uncanny X-Men #144
Uncanny X-Men #145
Uncanny X-Men #146
Uncanny X-Men #147
Uncanny X-Men #148
Uncanny X-Men #149
Uncanny X-Men #150

Marvel Team-Up #103

Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #47
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #48
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #49
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #50
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #51
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #52
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #53
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #54
Doctor Strange Vol. 2 #55

Epic Illustrated #1 (1980)

Power Man and Iron Fist #67
Power Man and Iron Fist #68
Power Man and Iron Fist #69
Power Man and Iron Fist #70
Power Man and Iron Fist #71
Power Man and Iron Fist #72
Power Man and Iron Fist #73

Rom #23
Rom #24