Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Reading Order Checklist

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Back in Uncanny Avengers #1 The Red Skull stole the brain of the recently deceased Professor X, implanted it into his head and his used the psychic abilities to transmit hate against the mutant race. While a team of Avengers and X-Men were able to stop him and he hasn’t really been since. While it has only been hinted at, The Red Skull will return bigger and more powerful than before in Avengers & X-Men: AXIS, Marvel’s next big event. Said to have huge cast of heroes and villains, Avengers & X-Men: AXIS will also see some heroes will become villains and vice versa. Overall, Marvel have promise that the effects of this event will be long lasting.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS

While Avengers & X-Men: AXIS is primarily 9 issues, there are also a sea of tie-ins. Some will be mini-series, others will be special issues from ongoing titles. Not every ongoing title will be involved, just mostly those staring characters who are directly involved in the AXIS.

With the amount of tie-ins that are involved it can be very difficult to keep up with them all – even for a seasoned reader like myself. So in order to make things as simple as possible I have made the Avengers & X-Men: AXIS reading order checklist. This checklist includes all the releases that will be involved in this Marvel event, along with all the dates of release and the creative teams involved.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS kicks off in October, but in September there will be a handful of tie-ins branded “The Road to AXIS.” This will act as preludes that set up plot threads for the primary issues. Wile they are not essential reading they will probably give further context to the story. Additionally, most of the tie-ins are not essential reading and you should be fine reading the major 9 issue on its own. BUT, if you want to know what is happening with a certain character or what is happening at the same time the tie-ins are worth checking out.

Additionally, I have included Superior Iron Man #1 to the list as while it is not a tie-in to AXIS it seems that the series will be spin out what has happened in the event.

This will be updated as more information is revealed.

September – The Road to AXIS

Captain America #24 – September 3rd
Written by Rick Remender. Art by Carlos Pacheco.

Magneto #9 – September 10th
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta.

Uncanny Avengers #24 – September 17th
Written by Rick Remender. Art by Salvador Larroca.

Magneto #10 – September 24th
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta.

Loki: Agent of Asgard #6 – September 24th
Written by Al Ewing. Art by Jorge Coelho.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1 by Jim Cheung. Red Skull.

October

Uncanny Avengers #25 (tie-in) – October 1st
Written by Rick Remender. Art Daniel Acuna.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #1 (of 9) – October 8th
Written by Rick Remender. Art by Adam Kubert.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #2 (of 9) – October 15th
Written by Rick Remender. Art by Adam Kubert.

Magneto #11 (tie-in) – October 15th
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta.

Loki: Agent of Asgard #7 (tie-in) – October 15th
Written by Al Ewing. Art by by Jorge Coelho.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #3 (of 9) – October 22nd
Written by Rick Remender. Art by Leinil Francis Yu.

AXIS: Hobgoblin #1 (of 3) (tie-in) – October 22nd
Written by Kevin Shinick. Art by Javier Rodriguez.

All-New X-Factor #15 (tie-in) – October 22nd
Written by Peter David. Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico.

Deadpool #36 (tie-in) – October 22nd
Written by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn. Art by Mike Hawthorne.

AXIS: Carnage #1 (of 3) (tie-in) – October 29th
Written by Rick Spears. Art by German Peralta.

AXIS: Revolutions #1 (of 4) (tie-in) – October 29th
Written by Dennis Hopeless. Art by Ken Lashley.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #4 cover by Jim Cheung.

November

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #4 (of 9) – November 5th
Written by Rick Remendaer. Art by Leinil Francis Yu.

All-New X-Factor #16 (tie-in) – November 5th
Written by Peter David. Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico.

AXIS: Hobgoblin #2 (of 3) (tie-in) – November 12th (Originally November 5th)
Written by Kevin Shinick. Art by Javier Rodriguez.

Captain America & The Mighty Avengers #1 (tie-in) – November 12th (Originally November 5th)
Written by Al Ewing. Art by Luke Ross.

Captain America & The Mighty Avengers #2 (tie-in) – November 26th (Originally November 19th)
Written by Al Ewing. Art by Luke Ross.

Captain America and the Might Avengers #3 (tie-in) – December 24th
Written by Al Ewing. Art by Luke Ross.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #5 (of 9) – November 12th
Written by Rick Remender. Art by Terry Dodson.

Nova #23 (tie-in) – November 12th
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by David Baldeon.

Superior Iron Man #1 (Spins out of events of AXIS) – 12th November
Written by Tom Taylor. Art by Yildiray Cinar.

Avengers World #15 (tie-in) – November 19th
Written by Nick Spencer. Art by Marco Checchetto.

Deadpool #37 (tie-in) – November 19th
Written by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn. Art by Mike Hawthorne.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #6 (of 9) – November 19th
Written by Rick Remender. Art by Terry Dodson.

AXIS: Revolutions #2 (of 4) (tie-in) – November 19th
Written by Frank Tieri and Kevin Maurer. Art by Paul Davidson.

AXIS: Carnage #2 (of 3) (tie-in) – November 19th
Written by Rick Spears. Art by German Peralta.

Magneto #12 (tie-in) – November 19th
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta.

Loki: Agent of Asgard #8 (tie-in) – November 19th
Written by Al Ewing. Art by Lee Garbett.

Wolverine & The X-Men #12 (tie-in) – November 26th
Written by Jason Latour. Art by Jorge Jimeniez.

Nova #24 (tie-in) – November 26th
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by David Baldeon.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #7 cover by Jim Cheung.

December

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #7 (of 9) – December 10th (Originally December 3rd)
Written by Rick Remender. Art by Adam Kubert.

The tie-ins for the date of December 3rd should be able to be read independent of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #7, which was delayed until December 10th, as they spin out of events from earlier issues as not issue #7 of the main series. I am not reading all of the tie-ins so if someone could verify this that would be awesome.

AXIS: Revolutions #3 (tie-in) – December 3rd
Written by Ray Fawkes and Jay Barbiere. Art by Tan Eng Huat.

All-New X-Factor #17 (tie-in) – December 3rd
Written by Peter David. Art by Carmin Di Giandomenico.

Deadpool #38 (tie-in) – December 3rd
Written by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn. Art by Mike Hawthorne.

Inhuman #9 (tie-in) – December 3rd
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Ryan Stegman.

AXIS: Carnage #3 (of 3) (tie-in) – December 10th
Written by Rick Spears. Art by German Peralta.

Amazing X-Men #14 (tie-in) – December 10th
Written by Chris Yost. Art Carlo Barberi.

Avengers World #16 (tie-in) – December 10th
Written by Nick Spencer and Frank Barbiere. Art by Marco Checchetto.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #8 (of 9) – December 17th
Written by Rick Remender. Art by Lenil Francis Yu.

AXIS: Revolutions #4 (tie-in) – December 17th
Written by John Barber and Howard Chaykin. Art by howard Chaykin and TBA.

AXIS: Hobgoblin #3 (of 3) (tie-in) – December 17th
Written by Kein Shinick. Art by Javier Rodriguez.

Loki: Agent of Asgard #9 (tie-in) – December 17th
Written by Al Ewing. Art Lee Garbett.

All-New X-Factor #18 (tie-in) – December 17th
Written by Peter David. Art by Carmin Di Giandomenico.

Inhuman #10 (tie-in) – December 17th
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Ryan Stegman.

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #9 (of 9) – December 24th
Written by Rick Remender. Art by Jim Cheung.

Deadpool #39 (tie-in) – December 24th
Written by Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn. Art by Mike Hawthorne.

Nova #25 (tie-in) – December 24th
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by David Baldeon.

Post-AXIS

Spinning out of Avengers & X-Men: AXIS will be a new series of Uncanny Avengers which will be launched in January.

You can view reading order checklists for other events/crossovers here.

Will You Be Reading Avengers & X-Men: AXIS?

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Trevor Van As is the founder of How to Love Comics and has loved comics all his life. When he's not reading or talking about comics he can be found eating frozen yogurt and dancing like no one is watching.

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