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37 Comic Arcs from The Big Two That You Should Have Read

This is by no means a definitive list. However, If you’re new to comics and you want to know what everyone is talking about, there are a few story lines that you should read. These are some of the most important story lines in comic history.  In no particular order:

  1. Crisis on Infinite Earths
  2. Infinite Crisis
  3. Civil War
  4. Secret War 1
  5. Long Halloween
  6. Knightfall
  7. Planet Hulk/World War Hulk
  8. The Ultimates 1
  9. The Dark Phoenix (X-Men)
  10. Onslaught (X-Men)
  11. Days of Future Past (X-Men)
  12. Age of Apocalypse (X-Men)
  13. Blackest Night
  14. Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits
  15. Demon in a Bottle
  16. Death of Superman
  17. Justice League: Tower of Babel
  18. Batman Year One
  19. The Galactus Trilogy
  20. Infinity Gauntlet/Infinity War
  21. The Death of Gwen Stacy
  22. Death of Captain America
  23. Cataclysm/No Man’s Land
  24. Death in the Family
  25. Kree/Skrull War
  26. Under the Hood
  27. One More Day
  28. Preludes and Nocturnes
  29. House of M
  30. The Killing Joke
  31. Batman Year One
  32. Sinestro Corps War
  33. Messiah Complex
  34. Emerald Twilight
  35. Iron Man: Extremis
  36. The Dark Knight Returns/The Dark Knight Strikes Again
  37. Astonishing X-Men: Gifted

100 Greatest Marvels of All Time

In 2000/2001, Marvel held a poll asking readers what their favorite issues were, to celebrate 40 years of Marvel. The ballots were hand counted, and the top 25 were reprinted as TPB’s (Trade paperbacks) So here, for those of you who are interested, is that list.

100 Generation X 1 First appearance of Generation X
99 Captain America (vol. 1) 444 First issue written by Mark Waid
98 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 232 First issue written and drawn by John Byrne
97 X-Factor (vol. 1) 87 The team visits psychiatrist Doc Samson
96 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 101 First appearance of Morbius, the Living Vampire
95 Iron Man (III) 1 Heroes Return, first issue written by Kurt Busiek
94 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 18 First appearance of Super-Skrull
93 Uncanny X-Men 145 Doctor Doom and Murderworld
92 Captain Marvel (vol. 1) 34 Captain Marvel I battles Nitro and contracts cancer
91 X-Men (vol. 1) 121 First appearance of Alpha Flight
90 Uncanny X-Men 282 First appearance of Bishop
89 Secret Wars 8 First appearance of the black Spider-Man costume
88 Uncanny X-Men 248 First issue by Jim Lee
87 X-Factor (vol. 1) 24 First appearance of Archangel
86 X-Men (vol. 2) 53 First appearance of Onslaught
85 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 238 First appearance of Hobgoblin
84 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 194 First appearance of Black Cat
83 The Avengers (vol. 1) 57 First appearance of Vision
82 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 90 Death of Captain Stacy
81 Captain America (vol. 1) 117 First appearance of Falcon
80 Fantastic Four Annual 3 Wedding of Susan Storm (Invisible Woman) and Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic)
79 Tales of Suspense (vol. 1) 57 First appearance of Hawkeye
78 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 31 First appearances of Harry Osborn and Gwen Stacy
77 Uncanny X-Men 266 First appearance of Gambit
76 X-Force (vol. 1) 1
75 The Punisher War Journal 6 Punisher vs. Wolverine
74 X-Factor (vol. 1) 6 First (full) appearance of Apocalypse
73 Iron Man (vol. 1) 55 First appearance of Thanos
72 Uncanny X-Men 162 Wolverine vs. the Brood
71 Uncanny X-Men 172 Wedding of Wolverine and Mariko Yashida
70 X-Men (vol. 1) 14 First appearance of Sentinels
69 Uncanny X-Men 212 Wolverine vs. Sabretooth
68 X-Men (vol. 2) 30 Wedding of Jean Grey (Phoenix) and Scott Summers(Cyclops)
67 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 13 First appearance of Mysterio
66 X-Factor (vol. 1) 1 Return of the original X-Men
65 X-Men (vol. 1) 129 First appearance of the Hellfire Club and Kitty Pryde
64 Uncanny X-Men 256 Introduction of “new” Psylocke
63 Uncanny X-Men 210 Mutant Massacre
62 The New Mutants (vol. 1) 1 First issue of their own series
61 X-Men (vol. 1) 100 Sacrifice and death of Jean Grey (Phoenix)
60 Uncanny X-Men 303 Death of Illyana Rasputin (Magik)
59 Iron Fist (vol. 1) 14 First appearance of Sabretooth
58 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 100 Features all previous Fantastic Four villains
57 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 298 First issue drawn by Todd McFarlane
56 X-Men (vol. 1) 9 X-Men vs. the Avengers
55 Iron Man (vol. 1) 225 “Armor Wars”
54 Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) 5 First appearance of Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)
53 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 4 Return of Namor the Sub-Mariner
52 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 2 First appearance of the Vulture
51 X-Men (vol. 1) 108 The X-Men save the M’Kraan Crystal
50 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 129 First appearance of the Punisher
49 Uncanny X-Men 171 Rogue joins the X-Men
48 Uncanny X-Men 225 Fall of the Mutants
47 Uncanny X-Men 159 X-Men vs. Dracula; origin of Bloodstorm
46 The Avengers (III) 1 Heroes Return; first issue written by Kurt Busiek
45 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 50 First appearance of the Kingpin
44 X-Men (vol. 1) 12 First appearance of Juggernaut
43 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 6 First appearance of the Lizard
42 X-Men (vol. 1) 58 First appearance of Havok
41 X-Men (vol. 1) 3 First appearance of the Blob
40 Wolverine (vol. 2) 145 Wolverine gets his adamantium skeleton back
39 The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) 340 Hulk vs. Wolverine
38 X-Men (vol. 1) 2 First appearance of the Vanisher
37 Wolverine (vol. 1) 4 Wolverine and Mariko Yashida are engaged
36 Secret Wars 1 First appearance of Beyonder
35 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 3 First appearance of Dr. Octopus
34 The Silver Surfer (vol. 1) 1 Silver Surfer gets his own series
33 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 12 The Thing battles the Hulk for the first time
32 X-Men (vol. 1) 95 Death of Thunderbird (John Proudstar)
31 Journey into Mystery (vol. 1) 83 First appearance of Thor
30 X-Men (vol. 1) 4 First appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
29 Tales of Suspense (vol. 1) 39 First appearance of Iron Man
28 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 5 First appearance of Dr. Doom
27 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 14 First appearance of Green Goblin
26 Daredevil (vol. 2) 1 First issue of Daredevil under the Marvel Knights imprint; first issue written by Kevin Smith
25 X-Men (vol. 1) 141 Days of Future Past
24 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 48 First appearance of Silver Surfer and Galactus
23 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 1 First issue of Spider-Man in his own series; he meets theFantastic Four; first appearance of Chameleon
22 Daredevil (vol. 1) 181 Death of Elektra
21 The Avengers (vol. 1) 1 First appearance of the Avengers
20 Uncanny X-Men 350 Gambit’s secret revealed, return of Magneto
19 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 122 Death of Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)
18 Captain America (vol. 1) 109 Origin of Captain America retold
17 The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) 181 First appearance of Wolverine (in full)
16 X-Men (vol. 2) 25 Magneto removes Wolverine’s adamantium and is rendered catatonic by Professor X; this is later revealed to be the birth ofOnslaught
15 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 33 Spider-Man overcomes many obstacles to save his sick Aunt May
14 Spider-Man (vol. 1) 1 First issue of the Todd McFarlane-created series
13 Incredible Hulk (vol. 1) 1 First appearance of the Hulk
12 Ultimate X-Men 1
11 Daredevil (vol. 1) 227 Kingpin learns Daredevil’s secret identity
10 Wolverine (vol. 2) 75 Wolverine copes with the loss of his adamantium; he is revealed to have bone claws
9 Ultimate Spider-Man 1
8 X-Men (vol. 1) 1 First appearance of the X-Men and Magneto
7 The Avengers (vol. 1) 4 First (real) Captain America appearance since World War II
6 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 121 The death of Gwen Stacy
5 X-Men (vol. 2) 1 Sold more than 8 million copies (thanks in part to five different covers)
4 Giant-Size X-Men 1 First appearance of a new team of X-Men
3 X-Men (vol. 1) 137 The death of Jean Grey (Phoenix)
2 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 1 First appearance of Marvel’s first Silver Age superhero team
1 Amazing Fantasy 15 First appearance of Spider-Man.