The masterpiece that was last year’s Avengers vs. X-Men created so many changes in the Marvel Universe that will be key plots for a long time. If you just read the actual “Avengers vs. X-Men” titles, you really missed out on a ton of GREAT comic book entertainment and side stories.
In the future, I’ll update the blog with a list of those extra issues and hyperlinks to the Marvel Unlimited issues, but for now, let me suggest you check out the work of Phil the Comic Guy over at http://philthec.blogspot.com/2012/06/avengers-vs-x-men-reading-order.html and you can gather issues for yourself. Many of the A vs X titles aren’t on MDCU yet anyway.
Here’s a brief chunk of the content from Phil’s page - please visit Phil for the full list:
This is the final CHRONOLOGICAL reading order for Avengers vs X-Men in my opinion. I have spent a lot of time compiling this and appreciate everyone's support. I recently re-read the whole event and this seems to flow incredibly well. If you feel something is off, feel free to let me know but once again, this is in chronological order, as in the order that events happen. I know there are issues out of numerical order, that doesn't matter. Marvel sort of threw us all over the place while putting this event together. If you read it like this, I completely stand behind the idea that you will enjoy it a lot more. Happy reading my friends and feel free to click the links on issues to see how I felt about specific moments.
000 Marvel Point One #0
001 Avengers X-Sanction #1
002 Avengers X-Sanction #2
003 Avengers X-Sanction #3
004 Avengers X-Sanction #4
005 Avengers #24.1
Rounds 0-2: The Appearance of the Phoenix
006 Avengers vs. X-Men #0
007 Avengers vs. X-Men #1
008 Wolverine and the X-Men #9
009 New Avengers #24
010 Avengers vs. X-Men #2
011 Avengers #25
012 AvX: Versus #1 (Iron Man vs. Magneto; The Thing vs. Namor)
013 Uncanny X-Men #11
Round 3: The Separation of Powers and Prisoners of War
014 Avengers vs. X-Men #3
015 Avengers Academy # 29
016 Avengers Academy #30
017 Avengers Academy #31
018 Wolverine and the X-Men #10
019 X-Men Legacy #266
020 X-Men Legacy #267
Phil’s page has quite a bit more - that’s just the first quarter of rounds! Check it out for more details.
In the meantime, get EXCITED, the Avengers vs X-Men Companion (Hardcover edition) is coming May 21, 2013. It’s only $59.06 on Amazon right now (pre-order price guarantee) - that’s 40% off the $99.99 retail. This book covers all of the crossover issues and consequences post-event books. Don’t miss it!
Until next time,