What’s in the Marvel Events Timeline?
This Marvel events timeline and recommended reading list attempts to give you the most essential stories from the Marvel universe. Obviously, the Marvel universe has been around for a very long time. In that time, thousands of trade paperbacks have been released with these stories. We’re working on assembling a more comprehensive list, but for now, here is a list of recommended reading (in chronological order), for those who don’t have the time to read everything (probably most of you). To boost readership, Marvel would often create special “events” that usually held some lasting significance for the timeline. Those events often served as crossover opportunities for many of the characters as well. In short, it’s much easier to get a broad idea of the story by reading just the events stories.
This list omits the author and the date for each trade paperback, as each may have several authors, and the date of publication for the trade does not necessarily reflect the same publication date as the original comic issues. Furthermore, if you know of any stories that should be listed here but aren’t, make sure to let us known on our contact page. And with that out of the way, please enjoy our recommended reading of the Marvel events timeline.