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Infinity Wars (2018 Event) Reading Order Checklist

Infinity Wars (2018 Event) Reading Order Checklist

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As you can imagine, the Infinity Stones are dangerous in the wrong hands. You just have to look at Thanos’ track record in order to see how much potential damage they can inflict throughout the universe. Readers have recently seen this again in Infinity Countdown, with the Infinity Stones reappearing and revealing all kinds of secrets within them. Heroes and villains everywhere have dashed to try and get their hands on them, but it will become an all-out war in Marvel’s latest cosmic eventInfinity Wars.

Who will hold the Infinity Stones and what will they do when they have them? You’ll have to read the series to find out!

To make sure that you’re reading this cosmic event without any confusion, I have put together the Infinity Wars Reading Order Checklist. In it is the recommended reading order, background reading, as well as additional detail such as release dates and creative teams. Soon you’ll be able to cruise into Marvel’s latest event with no issues at all.

Enjoy!

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Do I Need To Read The Tie-Ins?

No. The tie-ins are designed to be optional and for those who want to expand the story further. They explore a certain character and how the events of the main story are affecting them or are a side story that’s happening in the background.

My recommendation is to read the core Infinity Wars series and dip your toes into the tie-ins if you’re enjoying them. You can choose which tie-ins based on the plot elements you want to know more about or your favourite character.

I placed the tie-ins in the recommended reading order, as they will often spin out of specific events of the main series. Having them on the list gives you a better context of where you should read your tie-ins of choice.

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

Lead Up

Are you looking for which comics lead up to Infinity Wars? If so, these are the stories that you should read.

Infinity Countdown

Infinity Countdown is an event all of its own that builds up and leads into Infinity Wars. Here is a recommended reading order for anyone who is interested in reading it.

Doctor Strange #3
Written by Mark Waid. Art by Jesus Saiz.

Thanos Wins
Written by Donny Cates. Art by Geoff Shaw.
Issues: Thanos (2016 Series) #13-18 and Thanos Annual #1.

Infinity Wars #1 cover by Mike Deodato.
Infinity Wars #1 cover by Mike Deodato.

Infinity Wars

Infinity Wars Prime
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Deodato Jr.
Available from July 25th.

Infinity Wars #1 (of 6)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Deodato Jr.
Available from August 1st.

Infinity Wars #2 (of 6)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Deodato Jr.
Available from August 15th.

Thanos Legacy #1 (one-shot tie-in)
Written by Donny Cates and Gerry Duggan. Art by Brian Level and Cory Smith.
Available from September 5th.
NOTE: Thanos Legacy is a thematic sequel to Thanos Wins, which also answers some questions of Infinity Wars Prime.

Asgardians Of The Galaxy #1 (tie-in)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Matteo Lolli.
Available from September 5th.

Infinity Wars #3 (of 6)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Deodato Jr.
Available from September 12th.

Infinity Wars: Soldier Supreme #1 (of 2) (Tie-In)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Adam Kubert.
Available from September 19th.

Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1 (of 2) (Tie-In)
Written by Al Ewing. Art by Ramon Rosanas.
Available from September 26th.

Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #1 (of 4) (Tie-in)
Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers. Art by Todd Nauck.
Available from October 3rd.

Asgardians Of The Galaxy #2 (tie-in)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Matteo Lolli.
Available from October 3rd.

Infinity Wars #4 (of 6)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Deodato Jr.
Available from October 10th.

Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #1 (of 2) (Tie-In)
Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Art by Gerardo Sandoval.
Available from October 17th.

Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #2 (of 4) (Tie-in)
Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers. Art by Todd Nauck.
Available from October 24th.

Infinity Wars: Arachknight #1 (of 2) (Tie-In)
Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Art by Gerardo Sandoval.
Available from October 24th.

Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #1 (of 2) (Tie-In)
Written by Jed Mackay. Art by Jefte Palo.
Available from October 24th.

Infinity Wars: Soldier Supreme #2 (of 2) (Tie-In)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Adam Kubert.
Available from October 24th.

Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #2 (of 2) (Tie-In)
Written by Al Ewing. Art by Ramon Rosanas.
Available from October 31st.

Asgardians Of The Galaxy #3 (tie-in)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Matteo Lolli, Andre Lima Araujo, Jill Thompson, and Mike del Mundo.
Available from November 7th.

Infinity Wars #5 (of 6)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Deodato Jr.
Available from November 7th.

Infinity Wars: Infinity Warps #1 (Tie-In)
Written by Ryan North, Mariko Tamaki, and Jim Zub. Art by Natacha Bustos, Francisco Herrera, and Ozgur Yildirim.
Available from November 14th.

Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #3 (of 4) (Tie-in)
Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers. Art by Todd Nauck.
Available from November 21st.

Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #2 (of 2) (Tie-In)
Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Art by Gerardo Sandoval.
Available from November 28th.

Infinity Wars: Arachknight #2 (of 2) (Tie-In)
Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Art by Gerardo Sandoval.
Available from November 28th.

Infinity Wars: Infinity Warps #2 (of 2) (Tie-In)
Written by Sina Grace, Cullen Bunn, Jim Zub, and Christopher Hastings. Art by Garry Brown, Kev Walker, Chris Sprouse, and Flaviano.
Available from December 5th.

Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #4 (of 4) (Tie-in)
Written by Chris Sims and Chad Bowers. Art by Todd Nauck.
Available from December 12th.

Asgardians Of The Galaxy #4 (tie-in)
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Matteo Lolli and Nacho Bustos.
Available from December 12th.

Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #2 (of 2) (Tie-In)
Written by Jed Mackay. Art by Jefte Palo.
Available from December 12th.

Infinity Wars #6 (of 6)
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mike Deodato Jr.
Available from December 19th.

Infinity Wars: Fallen Guardian #1
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Andy MacDonald.
Available from December 19th.

Infinity Wars: Infinity
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Mark Bagley.
Available from January 2nd.

Infinity Wars Collected Editions

If you prefer to read Infinity Wars in trade paperback, these are the collected editions you need to track down.

Infinity Wars
Collects Infinity Wars #1-6, Prime, Fallen Guardian And Infinite and material from Thanos Legacy #1.

Infinity Warps: Two-In-One
Collects Infinity Wars: Soldier Supreme #1-2, Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1-2, Infinity Wars: Arachknight #1-2, Infinity Wars: Weapon Hex #1-2, Infinity Wars: Ghost Panther #1-2, and Infinity Wars: Infinity Warps #1-2.

Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker
Collects Infinity Wars: Sleepwalker #1-4 and Sleepwalker (1991 series) #1.

Asgardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: The Infinity Armada
Collects Asgardians of the Galaxy #-5

Guardians of the Galaxy teaser image by Geoff Shaw.
Guardians of the Galaxy teaser image by Geoff Shaw.

After Infinity Wars

Spinning out of the events of Infinity Wars will be two brand new series. These will pick up on threads from the cosmic series in very different ways.

Guardians of the Galaxy (2019 series) #1
Written by Donny Cates. Art by Geoff Shaw.
Available from January 23rd.

Wolverine: Infinity Watch #1
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Andy MacDonald.
Available from February 20th.

Secret Warps Annuals

The Infinity Warp characters are back in Secret Warps. Find out which characters and the official reading order in the Secret Warps Reading Order Checklist.

Will You Be Reading Infinity Wars?

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

Previous Cosmic Reading Order: Infinity Countdown
Next Cosmic Reading Order: Secret Warps (coming soon)

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Comments (7)

    • Hi! It appears that I originally missed this issue. It’s not been added into the list 🙂

  • Asgardians of the Galaxy have a new issue and it still listed as a tie-in, admins should update the reading order

  • These reading orders are essential, especially for Marvel ones.

    Amazing site, congratulations, Trevor.

  • Hi Trevor.
    Thank you so much for this list. I’m so happy for all these reading orders. I was just looking at some comic news and saw that Marvel had added some extra series to this event, and I didn’t understood how it worked and then I looked at your site and saw that you had explained it all in a reading order. So, thank you.

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