It’s easy to forget, but the Marvel Universe covers just that – an entire fictional (wait, what?) universe with cosmic entities like Eternity (personified), Lord Chaos & Master Order (super into50 Shades of Grey), and the all-time coolest, Galactus (hungry).
So while the vast majority of Marvel Comics are spent protecting, destroying, reconstructing, and generally gallivanting about New York City, Marvel has carefully, and sometimes quietly, built up one of the most entertaining space sagas this side ofStar Warsand Star Trek. And more often than not, these events revolve around a cast of characters not named Spider-Man, Captain America, or Iron Man (aww, wait,what?!).
Below you’ll find a guide so you can get to know the Marvel Cosmic Universe, and all-time greats like Nova, the human rocket, theGuardians of the Galaxy(of银幕的名声!), and Ronan the Accuser. In many ways, the modern Marvel cosmic structure starts withAnnihilation, a mega-event that occurs right around the time ofMarvel’s Civil War.
If you want an all-inclusive list of Marvel cosmic stories from before this time, I recommend Comic Book Herald’s completely insaneMarvel Cosmic Comics from 1963 to Present. Otherwise the comics below will flow from Annihilation Day Plus 0.
If you have any questions/comments,let me hear about it. Enjoy!
Modern Marvel Cosmic Reading Order
Annihilation Classic is a bit of a hodge-podge throwback offering the origin issues of the key players in the coming Marvel Cosmic lineup. Collects Bug #1, Tales to Astonish #13, Nova #1, Quasar #1, Rocket Raccoon #1-4, Marvel Spotlight #6, Logan’s Run #6, and Marvel Premiere #1. A good guide to Marvel Unlimited older issues to prep for Marvel Cosmic.
After several years away from the character, creator Jim Starlin returns for a Thanos solo series. This follows hot on the heels ofMarvel Universe: The End，所以要对背景故事做好准备。Also, I’ve got you covered if you’re looking for the fullThanos reading order.
Drax The Destroyer: Earthfall(#1 – #4)
重写了毁灭者德拉克斯这个角色的书。他在未来事件中的作用有了巨大的提高。Worth noting that these issues also come packaged in theAnnihilation Book One trade.
You can find the backstory for Drax in Comic Book Herald’sDrax the Destroyer reading order.
Intriguingly this one actually registers as anAvengers Disassembled捆绑，虽然它很明确地只与雷神(#81 - #85)的事件有关，发生在地球上的拆解故事弧线，但这是独立的。在《雷神:解体》之后，你会想读贝塔·雷·比尔的传奇故事。
It’s around this time that you can also consider checking out Comic Book Hearld’sGuardians of the Galaxy reading order.
If you’re reading on Marvel Unlimited, the order is Ignition, Thanos Imperative (#1 – #6), Devastation.