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Infinity Countdown Reading Order Checklist

Infinity Countdown Reading Order Checklist

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The Infinity Stones have been objects of great desire in the Marvel Universe for decades but in recent years have been noticeably absent. That’s until now! The reemergence of the stones has created a free-for-all, with the stones being sought out by both heroes and villains of the cosmic persuasion. It’s a race that won’t end nicely for anyone.

This the very basic premise of Infinity Countdown, Marvel’s cosmic event which features the Guardians of the Galaxy, Adam Warlock, Captain Marvel and more. The more I read into Infinity Countdown, the more I believe it will lead to something even bigger for Marvel towards the tail-end of 2018. Watch this space to see if I’m correct!

Marvel doesn’t always make it easy to follow their comic book events. Luckily the Infinity Countdown Reading Order Checklist is here to help. Not only does it include the reading order, but other helpful tidbits such as background reading, release dates, and creator credits as well. You’ll be up to speed in no time!

Enjoy!

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All-New Guardians of the Galaxy volume 1: Communication Breakdown cover Aaron Kuder.
All-New Guardians of the Galaxy volume 1: Communication Breakdown cover Aaron Kuder.

Lead Up

You might be wondering what to read before Infinity Countdown. Below are a bunch of comics which lead up to this event or involve the Infinity Stones.

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 1: Communication Breakdown
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Aaron Kuder, Frazer Irving and Chris Samnee.
Collects All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1-6

All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2: Riders of the Sky
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Aaron Kuder, Greg Smallwood, Marcus To, Mike Hawthorne, Roland Boschi, and Rod Reis.
Collects All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #7-12

Marvel Legacy #1 (one-shot)
Written by Jason Aaron. Art by various.
NOTE: The emergence of the Reality Stone.

Captain Marvel #128
Written by Margaret Stohl. Art by Michele Bandini.
NOTE: The emergence of the Reality Stone.

Guardians of the Galaxy #146
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Marcus To.

Guardians of the Galaxy #147
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Marcus To.

Guardians of the Galaxy #148
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Marcus To.

Guardians of the Galaxy #149
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Marcus To.

Guardians of the Galaxy #150
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Aaron Kuder and Marcus To

Infinity Countdown #1 cover by Nick Bradshaw.
Infinity Countdown #1 cover by Nick Bradshaw.

Infinity Countdown

Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock (one-shot)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Allred.
Available from February 7th.
NOTE: Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock was originally Guardians of the Galaxy #151.

Infinity Countdown: Prime (one-shot)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Deodato.
Available from February 21st.

Infinity Countdown #1 (of 5)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Aaron Kuder.
Available from March 7th.

Infinity Countdown #2 (of 5)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Aaron Kuder and Mike Hawthorne.
Available from April 18th.

Infinity Countdown #3 (of 5)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Aaron Kuder, Mike Deodato Jr and Mike Hawthorne.
Available from May 2nd.

Infinity Countdown: Daredevil #1 (tie-in)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Chris Sprouse.
Available from May 9th.

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #1 (tie-in)
Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers. Art by Gang Hyuk Lim.
Available from May 23rd.

Infinity Countdown: Captain Marvel #1 (tie-in)
Written by Jim McCann. Art by Diego Olortegui.
Available from May 30th.

Infinity Countdown #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw.
Infinity Countdown #4 cover by Nick Bradshaw.

Infinity Countdown #4 (of 5)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Aaron Kuder, Mike Deodato Jr and Mike Hawthorne.
Available from June 6th.

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #2 (tie-in)
Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers. Art by Gang Hyuk Lim.
Available from June 13th.

Infinity Countdown: Black Widow #1 (tie-in)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Nik Virella.
Available from June 20th.

Infinity Countdown: Champions #1 (tie-in)
Written by Jim Zub. Art by Emilio Laiso.
Available from June 20th.

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #3 (tie-in)
Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers. Art by Gang Hyuk Lim.
Available from June 27th.

Infinity Countdown: Champions #2 (tie-in)
Written by Jim Zub. Art by Emilio Laiso.
Available from July 4th.

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #4 (tie-in)
Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers. Art by Gang Hyuk Lim.
Available from July 11th.

Infinity Countdown #5 (of 5)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Aaron Kuder.
Available from July 18th.

After Infinity Countdown

Remember how I said that Infinity Countdown was, well, counting down to something bigger. That something is Infinity Wars.

Infinity Wars is another cosmic crossover which takes the events of Infinity Countdown to their obvious progression.

Similar to this event, Infinity Wars has many tie-ins to go with it. Luckily I have a reading order for it too.

Will You Be Reading Infinity Countdown?

Will you be reading this cosmic event? Let me know in the comments below or via Facebook or Twitter.

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Comments (6)

  • Hi Trevor
    Do you know if I need to read all of the the comics on the list, to understand it? Or can I just read some of them?

    • Hey Malthe, if you read Infinity Countdown Prime and then the main Infinity Countdown series you will get a full story. Read the tie-ins if you want a bit of side story or a fan of a specific character.

  • Thanks for sharing. I recently got back into collecting and found myself right in the middle of the story with Guardians #150. This list has enabled me to seek out the full background. Great work!

    • Hey John, Avengers: Shards of Infinity doesn’t tie into Infinity Countdown. Although, if you’re interested in a story starring Cap, Falcon, Black Widow, Black Panther and the cosmic cube then it is worth checking out.

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