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Avengers Vs. X-Men Reading Order

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Avengers Vs. X-Men Reading Order

The Avengers and the X-Men, or the two most popular superhero teams in Marvel, go to war! Avengers vs. X-Men (also known as AvX or AvsX) is a 2012 crossover event involving the return of the Phoenix Force and the subsequent war between the Avengers and the X-Men. The 12-issue twice-monthly series features a storyline by Jason Aaron, Brian Michael Bendis, Ed Brubaker, Jonathan Hickman, and Matt Fraction, with a rotating team of artists including John Romita Jr., Olivier Coipel, and Adam Kubert.

One of the biggest Marvel events, Avengers vs. X-Men was a commercial success at the time and the repercussions resulted in the new status quo of the Marvel Universe presented in the company’s Marvel NOW! relaunch initiative.

What to read before Avengers Vs. X-Men?

As Avengers Vs. X-Men is the culmination of a decade of stories featuring the company’s two largest franchises, it is best to have read at least a number of stories before to know what the Scarlet Witch did and who Hope Summers is:

  • Avengers Disassembled
    Collects Avengers #500-503; Avengers Finale.
  • House of M
    Collects House of M #1-8
  • X-Men: Messiah Complex
    Collects X-Men: Messiah Complex One-Shot, Uncanny X-Men (1963) #492-494, New X-Men (2004) #44-46, X-Men (2004) #205-207, X-Factor (2005) #25-27
  • X-Men: Second Coming
    Collects X-Men: Second Coming (2010) #1-2, Uncanny X-Men (1963) #523-525, New Mutants (2009) #12-14, X-Men: Legacy (2008) #235-237, X-Force (2008) #26-28.
  • X-Men: Schism
    Collects X-Men: Second Coming (2010) #1-2, Uncanny X-Men (1963) #523-525, New Mutants (2009) #12-14, X-Men: Legacy (2008) #235-237, X-Force (2008) #26-28.

Avengers Vs. X-Men Reading Order:

The Collected Editions

  • Avengers vs. X-Men Omnibus
    Collects Avengers vs. X-Men (2012) #0-12; Point One (2011) #1 (AVX story); AVX: Vs. (2012) #1-6; Avengers vs. X-Men: Infinite (2012) #1, 6, 10; Avengers Academy (2010) #29-33; Secret Avengers (2010) #26-28; Avengers (2010) #25-30; New Avengers (2010) #24-30; X-Men Legacy (2008) #266-270; Wolverine & the X-Men (2011) #9-16, 18; AVX: Consequences (2012) #1-5; Uncanny X-Men (2011) #11-20; A-Babies vs. X-Babies (2012) #1

Also collected in:

  • Avengers vs. X-Men Hardcover
    Collects Avengers vs. X-Men #0–12, AvX: VS #1–6, Avengers vs. X-Men: Infinite #1, #6, #10, Material from Marvel Point One
  • Avengers vs. X-Men Companion
    Collects Avengers Academy #29-33; Secret Avengers #26-28; Avengers #25-30; New Avengers #24-30; X-Men Legacy #266-270; Wolverine & The X-Men #9-16, 18; Uncanny X-Men #11-20; AVX: Consequences #1-5; A-Babies VS. X-Babies #1

Avengers Vs X-Men Reading Order

Also collected in:

Avengers & X-Men Logo Reading Order

Issue by Issue

Avengers Vs X-Men Reading Order

Avengers: X-Sanction serves as a prologue to the main event with Marvel Point One and Avengers Vs. X-Men #0.

  • Marvel Point One #1
  • Avengers: X-Sanction #1-4
  • Avengers #24.1
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #0
  • Avengers vs. X-Men: Infinite #1
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #1
  • Wolverine & the X-Men #9
  • New Avengers #24
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #2
  • AvX: Versus #1
  • Uncanny X-Men #11
  • Avengers #25
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #3
  • Avengers Academy #29-31
  • Wolverine & the X-Men #10
  • X-Men: Legacy #266-267
  • Secret Avengers #26-28
  • Avengers #26-27
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #4
  • AvX: VS #2
  • Wolverine & the X-Men #11
  • AvX: VS #5 (takes place during AvX #4)
  • Uncanny X-Men #12
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #5
  • AVX: VS #3
  • Uncanny X-Men #13
  • Uncanny X-Men #14

  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #6
  • Avengers vs. X-Men: Infinite #6
  • X-Men: Legacy #268
  • Avengers Academy #32-33
  • Avengers #28
  • Uncanny X-Men #15-17
  • New Avengers #25-26
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #7
  • AVX: VS #4
  • New Avengers #28
  • New Avengers #29
  • Avengers #29
  • Wolverine & the X-Men #12-13
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #8
  • New Avengers #27
  • X-Men: Legacy #269-270
  • Wolverine & the X-Men #14
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #9
  • Avengers vs. X-Men: Infinite #10
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #10
  • Wolverine & the X-Men #15-16
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #11
  • Uncanny X-Men #18
  • Avengers Vs. X-Men #12
  • Uncanny X-Men #19
  • New Avengers #30
  • Avengers #30
  • AVX: VS #6
  • Wolverine & the X-Men #18

Avengers Vs X-Men Reading Order

As the title suggests, AVX: Consequence is a five-issue limited epilogue series exploring, said Kieron Gillen, “the emotional conflict between the major players left on the board once the battle dust has settled”.

  • Uncanny X-Men #20
  • AVX: Consequences #1-5
  • A-Babies vs. X-Babies #1 (spoof)

Avengers Vs X-Men Reading Order

A little bit later, we had AvX Aftermath, a single-title story arc surrounding Iron Man in space (one of the other Avengers or X-Men are involved).

  • Iron Man #6-8

Wolverine Logo Where is Wolverine and The X-men 17? It was a spoof issue about Goop that diverged from the event and it’s not necessary to read.

What If? The entire event is reimagined in four issues in What If? AVX.

Avengers & X-Men Logo Reading Order

What to read after Avengers Vs. X-Men?

Marvel enters a new era with Marvel Now! and a number of relaunches, some titles being a response to the events of After Avengers Vs. X-Men.

Last Updated on May 20, 2024.

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