Available as a free promotional item at comic books stores, the All-New Marvel Backlist Reading Chronology is a new, thick, nearly 100-page, comic book-sized publication that will serve Marvel fans as a reference for years to come. Offering suggested reading chronologies and ordering codes for hundreds of in-print trade editions and hardcovers, readers can view by subject their favorite characters and catch up on missed story arcs and crossovers.

The Backlist Chronology focuses on Marvel’s current most popular subjects: Marvel Events, Avengers, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Punisher, X-Men Universe, Ultimate Universe, and Cosmic Marvel. Each listing includes the creators, the single issue numbers contained in each compilation and a brief subject description.

As an example, the Marvel Events page lists ten books in order that will be familiar to most Marvel Comics readers: Avengers Disassembled, House of M, Civil War, Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America, World War Hulk, Secret Invasion, Siege, Shadowland, Fear Itself, and Avengers vs. X-Men.

The Avengers listings are divided into Avengers Classics, Avengers West Coast, New Avengers, The Mighty Avengers, Young Avengers, Dark Avengers, The Avengers Heroic Age, Secret Avengers, and Avengers Academy.

The X-Men listings include the Masterworks editions, Uncanny X-Men, X-Men Legacy, Astonish X-Men, Schism, The New Mutants, New Mutants, Generation Hope, X Force, and X-Factor.

Check with you local comic book shop on how to get your copy.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
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