Secret Empire Reading Order (Updated 6/18)

Secret Empire is already up to it’s fifth issue (Counting issue zero.) Maybe Marvel should stick with using multiple artists on the main book for these large scale events. I get that having the same artist gives a nice sense of continuity and cohesion, but I’d rather get the books in my hands faster and not delayed for months on end.  That’s five issues in two months. And these are no amateurs Marvel is throwing at this. The likes of Steve McNiven, Leinil Francis Yu, Daniel Acuna and Andrea Sorrentino, all well established artists.  So, while subsequent issues may have a different look and feel, they all look great.

I’ve been enjoying Secret Empire so far, though I do find it a little slow.  Which is ironic since the series shifted from attempted Hydra takeover to full control of the United States basically off panel.  (Is that a spoiler?  Maybe that’s a bit of a spoiler, but that’s the whole marketing behind the series.)  I do appreciate the fact that so far the tie-ins have had something worthwhile to say.

It’s still not clear to me where Secret Warriors fits in exactly besides after Secret Empire #0.  Though it’s not a big deal reading order wise at this point.

  1. Road To Secret Empire [Trade]
  2. Captain America: Sam Wilson #21 [Unbranded]
  3. Uncanny Avengers #22 [Unbranded]
  4. Captain America: Steve Rogers #15 [Unbranded]
  5. Deadpool #31
  6. U.S. Avengers #5 [Opening Salvo]
  7. Thunderbolts #12 [Opening Salvo]
  8. Captain America: Steve Rogers #16 [Opening Salvo]
  9. Secret Empire #0
  10. Mighty Captain Marvel #5
  11. U.S. Avengers #6
  12. Uncanny Avengers #24
  13. Ultimates2 #7
  14. Secret Empire Free Comic Book Day 2017
  15. Secret Empire: Brave New World #1
  16. Secret Warriors #1
  17. Secret Warriors #2
  18. Secret Warriors #3
  19. Secret Empire #1
  20. Deadpool #32
  21. Secret Empire #2
  22. Captain America: Sam Wilson #22
  23. Captain America: Steve Rogers #17
  24. Secret Empire #3
  25. Secret Empire: Uprising #1
  26. Doctor Strange #21
  27. Captain America: Sam Wilson #23
  28. Secret Empire #4
  29. Secret Empire: United #1

That’s it for now.  If anywhere along the way you spot anything missing or incorrect or are wondering why I placed something where I did, feel free to use the comments below or message me directly.


6 thoughts on “Secret Empire Reading Order (Updated 6/18)

  1. I think I won’t be getting much if any monthlies soon, but I have been enjoying Secret Empire. Ultron/Pym putting the past few crossovers together as a way of pointing out how messed up many of them were was a very nice touch.

    1. Though Civil War II was a let down, it’s interesting that they can piggy back off that and maybe Ulysses’ vision of Miles and Cap will still come to pass…

      1. It would make sense. Then again, is “Steve in the mystery woods” dead or in Cap’s subconscious? I am not convinced that forest is a real place.

        1. Especially with Bucky and Sam showing up there. I still think the end of this is going to be a giant reset button that leads into Generations which leads into Legacy, and the closest Marvel will admit to being a reboot.

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