May 22, 2024

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Secret Empire Reading Order (Updated 6/29)

5 seems to be the magic number for new Secret Empire related books each week.

This week sees the release of the fifth issue of the core series as well as four tie-ins.  I am finding the pacing of the series a little slow, but it’s interesting and the tie-ins (thus far) have been worthwhile.

This week’s tie-ins all seem to take place early in the timeline, either catching up regular series like Amazing Spider-Man and Occupy Avengers to current events, or dealing with the fallout from Secret Empire #0 in Mighty Captain Marvel and the Guardians of the Galaxy Annual.  The tricky part about placing the latter issues is that they are so disconnected from the goings on in the main story on Earth, it is tough to get a feel for the passage of time.  As things become clearer, I might move them back a bit.  Also, Mighty Captain Marvel 6 seems to take place not long after issue 5, but I spread them out a bit as I wanted to keep the books that tied directly into Secret Empire #0 and the Free Comic Book Day issue as close together as possible.

  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. Uncanny Avengers #24
  12. Ultimates2 #7
  13. Amazing Spider-Man #29
  14. U.S. Avengers #6
  15. Secret Empire Free Comic Book Day 2017
  16. U.S.Avengers #7
  17. Mighty Captain Marvel #6
  18. All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Annual (2017)
  19. Secret Empire: Brave New World #1 (Invaders story)
  20. Secret Empire: Brave New World #2 (Invaders story)
  21. Secret Empire: Brave New World #1 (Giant Man and Gwenpool stories)
  22. Secret Warriors #1
  23. Secret Warriors #2
  24. Secret Warriors #3
  25. Occupy Avengers #8
  26. Secret Empire #1
  27. Deadpool #32
  28. Secret Empire #2
  29. Captain America: Sam Wilson #22
  30. Secret Empire: Brave New World #2 (Patriot story)
  31. Captain America: Steve Rogers #17
  32. Secret Empire #3
  33. Secret Empire: Uprising #1
  34. Doctor Strange #21
  35. Doctor Strange #22
  36. Captain America: Sam Wilson #23
  37. Secret Empire #4
  38. Captain America: Steve Rogers #18
  39. Secret Empire: United #1
  40. Secret Empire: Underground #1
  41. Secret Empire: Brave New World #2 (Hydra Bob story)
  42. Secret Empire #5

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.