Marvel Comics Civil War Reading Order


Update (2.2.2007):
The following reading order list is a bit off. It was compiled according to the checklist in the back of Civil War Files. After looking through the Civil War Gallery at Marvel.com, I’d say it’s much more accurate.

I finally got around to posting the Civil War reading order according to the Civil War Files Checklist.
They did make a mistake, and that is Wolverine #48 should read Wolverine #48 (Casualties of War).

Febuary
Amazing Spider-Man #529
March
Amazing Spider-Man #530
Fantastic Four #536
New Avengers: Illuminati Special
April
Amazing Spider-Man #531
Civil War Opening Shot Sketchbook
Fantastic Four #537
May
Civil War #1
Marvel Spotlight: Millar / McNiven
Amazing Spider-Man #532
She-Hulk #8
Wolverine #42
June
Civil War #2
Civil War Front Line #1
Civil War Front Line #2
Amazing Spider-Man #533
Fantastic Four #538
New Avengers #21
Thunderbolts #103
Wolverine #43
X-Factor #8
July
Civil War #3
Civil War Front Line #3
Civil War Front Line #4
Civil War: X-Men #1
Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways #1
Amazing Spider-Man #534
Black Panther #18
Cable & Deadpool #30
Fantastic Four #539
New Avengers #22
Thunderbolts #104
Wolverine #44
X-Factor #9
August
Civil War Front Line #5
Civil War: X-Men #2
Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways #2
Cable & Deadpool #31
Heroes for Hire #1
Ms. Marvel #6
New Avengers #23
Thunderbolts #105
Wolverine #45
September
Civil War #4
Civil War Files
Civil War Front Line #6
Civil War: X-Men #3
Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways #3
Amazing Spider-Man #535
Cable & Deadpool #32
Captain America #22
Fantastic Four #540
Heroes for Hire #2
Ms. Marvel #7
New Avengers #24
Wolverine #46
October
Civil War: Choosing Sides (One-Shot)
Civil War Front Line #7
Civil War: X-Men #4
Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways #4
Captain America #23
Heroes for Hire #3
Iron Man #13
Ms. Marvel #8
New Avengers #25
Wolverine #47
November
Civil War #5
Civil War Front Line #8
Amazing Spider-Man #536
Captain America #24
Fantastic Four #541
Iron Man #14
Moon Knight #7 (Casualties of War)
Punisher: War Journal #1
Wolverine #48
December
Civil War #6
Civil War Front LIne #9
Black Panther #23
Civil War: War Crimes (One-Shot)
Iron Man / Captain America Special (Casualties of War)
Moon Knight #8 (Casualties of War)
Punisher: War Journal #2
Winter Soldier: Winter Kills (Casualties of War)
January 2007
Civil War #7
Amazing Spider-Man #537
Amazing Spider-Man #538
Black Panther #24
Blade #5 (Casualties of War)
Civil War Front Line #10
Fantastic Four #542
Fantastic Four #543
Moon Knight @9 (Casualties of War)
Punisher: War Journal #3
Febuary 2007
Civil War Front Line #11
Civil War: Battle Damage Report
Black Panther 25

Update: The following list was sent out by Marvel today (January 9, 2007). Take note as some of these dates don’t match up with the above check list:

January 2007
Fantastic Four #542
Civil War: The Return
Moon Knight #7
Punisher War Journal #3
Black Panther #24
February 2007
Civil War: Black Panther War Crimes (21-23)
Civil War: Casualties of War One-Shots (Iron Man / Captain America, War Crimes, Winter Soldier)
Amazing Spider-Man #538

Civil War #7 (2 Michael Turner variants, one sketch, will be released): It all ends here! The startling battle that will determine the future of the Marvel Universe!

Civil War Poster Book
Fantastic Four #543
Moon Knight #8
Black Panther #25
Civil War: Front Line #11
Civil War: The Initiative

March
Captain America #25
Civil War: Battle Damage Report
Marvel Spotlight: Civil War Aftermath

Civil War: The Confession: From the Eisner Award winning team that brought you the start of CIVIL WAR with the New Avengers Illuminati Special comes this heart-wrenching finale that cannot be missed. Two of the Marvel heroes most affected by the shocking conclusion of the war get together one last time. What is said between them will set the course of the Marvel Universe for years to come. This is the confession.
Alex Maleev unveils another new fantastic art style especially for this very emotional and shocking issue.

Moon Knight #9


13 responses to “Marvel Comics Civil War Reading Order”

  1. What I don’t understand with the whole Civil War thing:
    I have Black Panther #22 which is part of Civil War… it doesn’t appear on the list, so how does it fit in?

    On top of this, Winter Soldier, War Crimes, Iron Man / Captain America, Black Panther #23 and Civil War Front Line #9 were all released BEFORE Civil War #6, but you’re supposed to read them AFTER Civil War #6… what’s Marvel’s deal?

  2. Just got meself yonder Ghost Rider #8 and that’s under the banner of Casualties of War too, in case you wanna add that and #9 to your list. Also I don’t know if it really counts, what with being a waste of time, but theres the Ultimate SpiderHam Civil War Crisis issue that came out last week that I guess should come under the general banner of Civil War based nonsense.
    Cheers
    Al

  3. Right, I’m confused with the update at the top of the page. Is the Marvel Gallery the definitive version of the reading list, or is the one above the correct one?

    S

  4. What no one seems to have noticed, is that the Marvel Checklist, (pretty much the above list there,) is NOT a reading order. It’s simply a checklist of each months CW titles listed ALPHABETICALLY by the month they were ORIGINALLY supposed to come out. Some titles were released late due to artists missing deadlines or being ill. The Marvel CW Gallery is the closest thing I’ve seen to an accurate order, but even it has problems, like the omission of FF 542 and the inclusion of the trade paperbacks and endless reprints. This whole storyline is so poorly executed that Marvel itself has failed to produce an accurate reading order. But they ARE raking in the cash which I believe was their only real concern. Either way, I’m reading it, liking some parts, detesting others, and eagerly awaiting the Big Oops storyline a-la Crisis, when Marvel tries to undo everything.

  5. M: Good points. I’ve never seen such a botched story. I really didn’t care for the whole thing myself. I feel that DC does a much better job with their crossovers.

  6. I missed Civil War because of cancer and being ill. I thought it would be easier to purchase the TPB and try to catch up that way. I have a list of 22 or 23. Does anyone have any idea in what order they should be read in?
    Thanks
    Anthony

  7. I was going to start my son into Marvel Comics with the Civil War series. I stopped reading comics about a decade ago. Is the Civil War series really this abstract? Why does everyone have a different theory about the proper reading order? Have I gone crazy? Any help towards telling me the best books to purchase initially in order to get him started would be great.

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