Civil War II Reading Order

Brian Michael Bendis’s 2016 Civil War 2 is a sequel to the original Civil War, although not directly – it just shares similar themes. Opposing sides due to conflict moral and philosophical views (Iron Man vs Captain Marvel) is again the core plot line surrounding what to do with a new Inhuman who can predict the future, Ulysses.

Civil War 2 takes places right before Marvel NOW! relaunch initiative but the aftermath does bleed into the new era. It is quite possible this could one day be integrated into the MCU due to the inclusion of Inhumans and Captain Marvel in recent years.

As usual with Marvel crossovers, the reading order is quite straightforward but the tie in trades can be hard to find sometimes. It is quite a large crossover with the total number of issues going to 149 spread around a whopping 30 trades.

There are 7 core issues to follow and the tie ins are optional but expand Bendis’s vision of Civil War II.

We start with a trade reading order and what you’ll need to get and then the issue by issue reading order which tells you what order to read each issue so that it is chronological.

Civil War II Trade Reading Order

We start with the trade reading order and which ones are the most efficient at getting the most issues possible. Marvel are nowhere near as good as DC are for creating collected editions of major storylines.

There are issues including in the issue by issue reading order for Civil War II not found in the below trade which will need to be collected separately. They are:

  • Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #8
  • A-Force #8 to #10
  • Scarlet Witch #9
  • Thunderbolts #3
  • Nova #8 to #9
  • Civil War II: The Oath #1

Invincible Iron Man Volume 2: The War Machines

Tony Stark plays a major role in Civil War 2 and issues #6 to #11 pave the road to the main event itself. This is totally skippable but should be picked up by those committed to this crossover.

Invincible Iron Man Volume 2: The War Machines
  • Panini Comics
  • Brian Michael Bendis (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Civil War II

This is the trade that contains the main issues and an extra. This is all the majority of readers would need to enjoy Civil War II and still understand what’s going on. Collects Civil War II #1-#7 and Free Comic Book Day 2016 (A Civil War II issue).

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Civil War II - Vol. 1-8 ( Magazine and Comic Book)
  • Marvel Comics
  • Hardcover Book
  • English (Publication Language)

Captain Marvel: Civil War II

Carol Danvers is Iron Man’s opposite in this crossover, and as such this is essential. Collects Captain Marvel #6-#10.

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Captain Marvel Vol. 2: Civil War II
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 120 Pages - 02/14/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Invincible Iron Man: Civil War II

Again, Iron Man is major character here so this book can be quite important but not essential. Collects Invincible Iron Man #12-#14.

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Invincible Iron Man Vol. 3: Civil War II
  • Marvel
  • Hardcover Book
  • English (Publication Language)

Civil War II: Choosing Sides

If you wondered which side the characters not included in the main series (or featured little) chose then this trade covers those issues. Collects Choosing Sides #1 to #6.

Civil War II: Choosing Sides
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 152 Pages - 11/22/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

All-New Wolverine: Civil War II

Wolverine’s first two issues feature at the start with the rest mixed in the middle. Collects All-New Wolverine #7-#12.

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All-New Wolverine Vol. 2: Civil War II (Wolverine (Marvel) (Quality Paper))
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 144 Pages - 11/08/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Ms. Marvel: Civil War II

Issue 7 appears at the start and the rest appear in the middle. Plays quite a large role in CW2. Collects Ms. Marvel #7 to #12.

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 6: Civil War II
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 136 Pages - 12/27/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Ultimate: Omniversal: Civil War II

Whereas Civil War I stayed on Earth, Civil War II expanded to the galaxy (cosmic events) – Ultimates shows that side of it. Collects Ultimates #6-#11.

Ultimates: Omniversal Vol. 2: Civil War II
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 136 Pages - 01/03/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man

The ever present crossover member Spider-Man shares his conflicted side to the story. Collects Civil War II: Spider-Man #1 to #4.

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Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 120 Pages - 11/22/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Civil War II: Kingpin

Quite contextual but not essential. Collects Civil War II: Kingpin #1-#4 and Spider-Man #53.

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Civil War II: Kingpin
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 120 Pages - 11/29/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Spider-Man 2099 Civil War II

A look in the future to the effects of the 2nd Civil War. Collects #11 to #16.

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Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 5: Civil War II
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 136 Pages - 01/31/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Civil War II: X-Men

The subplot here is that Ulysses is an Inhuman and that could spell danger for Mutantkind. Collects Civil War II: X-Men #1 to #4.

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Civil War II: X-Men
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 11/29/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Civil War II: Gods of War

A bit like Ultimates, other writers try and use CWII to push other stories. This is very loosely based but a decent book in its own right. Collects Civil War II: Gods of War #1 to #4.

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Civil War II: Gods of War
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 11/22/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Totally Awesome Hulk: Civil War II

Bridges the gap between 2015’s Secret Wars and the present day. Collects Totally Awesome Hulk #7-#12.

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The Totally Awesome Hulk Vol. 2: Civil War II (The Totally Awesome Hulk (2016), 2)
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 136 Pages - 01/10/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Uncanny Inhumans: Civil War II

You would think the Inhumans would have bigger role to play, but it won’t be found here. Collects Uncanny Inhumans #11-#13.

Uncanny Inhumans Vol. 3: Civil War II
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 12/27/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Captain America: Sam Wilson: Civil War II

Quite loosely linked to Civil War II, it’s more dealing with Steve Rogers’ return and the impact on Sam Wilson. Collects #9 to #13 of the series.

Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol. 3: Civil War II
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 01/24/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Venom: Space Knight: Enemies And Allies

You read this right. The space faring symbiotic has three issues tying in with the cosmic element of CW2. Collects Venom: Space Knight #7 to #13.

Venom: Space Knight Vol. 2: Enemies And Allies
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 160 Pages - 12/13/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Under New Management

Plays a big part on Iron Man’s side of the Ulysses debate. Collects #7 to #10 and The Accused #1.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2: Under New Management
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2: Under New Management
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 12/27/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

New Avengers: Civil War II

Again, loosely based on Civil War II but mostly based on the casting NA A.I.M storyline. Collects New Avengers #12 to #16.

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New Avengers: A.I.M. Vol. 3: Civil War II (The New Avengers: A.I.M.)
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 160 Pages - 01/10/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Miles Morales Spider-Man: Civil War II

Miles is fresh into the Universe following Secret Wars and has a bit part to play. Belongs to the regular storylines – this trade collects Spider-Man #6 to #10.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Vol. 2
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 136 Pages - 04/11/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears, Volume 2: Civil War II

Same as the above coupe – Spider-Woman gets involved but not pivotal. Collects Spider-Woman #8 to #12.

Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears Vol. 2: Civil War II
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 01/10/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Power Man and Iron Fist: Civil War II

A self contained story with a Civil War II tie in. Collects Power Man and Iron First #6 to #9.

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Power Man and Iron Fist Vol. 2: Civil War II (Power Man & Iron Fist)
  • MARVEL
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 03/21/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Mockingbird: My Feminist Agenda

Doesn’t have the Civil War II branding but the issues are all including in the issue by issue reading order. Collects Mockingbird #6 to #8 and curiously New Avengers #13 to #14 which is also in the New Avengers trade, so a bit of doubling up here.

Mockingbird Vol. 2: My Feminist Agenda
  • MARVEL
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 120 Pages - 05/02/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Guardians of the Galaxy: New Guard – Civil War II

Civil War II does have a loose cosmic element to it which is explored further here. Carol Danvers is also leading the GoG so there’s a big focus on her efforts to get things going her way. Collects Guardians of the Galaxy #11 to #14.

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Guardians of the Galaxy: New Guard Vol. 3: Civil War II
  • Marvel Comics
  • Hardcover Book
  • English (Publication Language)

Rocket Raccoon & Groot Vol. 2: Civil War II

Another very loose trade with Civil War II branding. Collects Rocket Raccoon & Groot #7 to #11.

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Rocket Raccoon & Groot Vol. 2
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 11/22/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Squadron Supreme Vol. 2: Civil War II

Very loose again. Can easily be skipped. Has 6 issues which is generous for Marvel. Collects Squadron Supreme #6 to #12.

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Squadron Supreme Vol. 2: Civil War II
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 11/29/2016 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Deadpool: World’s Greatest: Civil War II

Deadpool’s involvement is a little more direct and worth it. Gerry Duggan did a fabulous job with Deadpool in this era. Collects Deadpool #14 to #18.

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Deadpool: World's Greatest Vol. 5: Civil War II
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 136 Pages - 01/03/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Uncanny Avengers: Unity: Civil War II 

Deals with the aftermath of CW2 and a continuation of the Sam Wilson arc. Collects Uncanny Avengers #13 to #18.

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Uncanny Avengers: Unity Vol. 3: Civil War II
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 04/04/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

All-New, All-Different Avengers: Civil War II

This is the trade to get for direct Avengers and Civil War II action. Collects Avengers #13 to #15 and the Annual.

All-New, All-Different Avengers Vol. 3: Civil War II (All-New, All-Different Avengers, 3)
  • Marvel Comics
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 02/21/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Civil War II: Fallout

A prequel exploring the reason for the Civil war itself. Collects Civil War II: Ulysses #1 to #3.

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Civil War II Fallout
  • MARVEL
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 518 Pages - 04/04/2017 (Publication Date) - Marvel (Publisher)

Civil War II Issue by Issue Reading Order

Civil War II is a long story with a lot of tie ins and 30 (!) possible trades to get. The below list is the chronological order for the loose issues which can be used however you wish. Any comments or corrections please let us know.

  1. Totally Awesome Hulk #7
  2. Totally Awesome Hulk #8
  3. Invincible Iron Man #6
  4. Invincible Iron Man #7
  5. Invincible Iron Man #8
  6. Invincible Iron Man #9
  7. Invincible Iron Man #10
  8. Invincible Iron Man #11
  9. Ultimates #7
  10. Civil War II #0
  11. All-New Wolverine #8
  12. All-New Wolverine #9
  13. Ms. Marvel #7
  14. Civil War II: Ulysses #1
  15. Civil War II: Ulysses #2
  16. Civil War II: Ulysses #3
  17. Civil War II #1
  18. Captain Marvel #6
  19. Civil War II Free Comic Book Day #1 (2016)
  20. Civil War II: Gods of War #1
  21. New Avengers #12
  22. Civil War II: Choosing Sides #1
  23. Deadpool #14
  24. Deadpool #15
  25. Deadpool #16
  26. Deadpool #17
  27. Deadpool #18
  28. Spider-Man 2099 #13
  29. Spider-Man 2099 #14
  30. Spider-Man 2099 #15
  31. Spider-Man 2099 #16
  32. Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #1
  33. Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #2
  34. Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #3
  35. Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #4
  36. Spider-Woman #9
  37. All-New Wolverine #10
  38. All-New Wolverine #11
  39. All-New Wolverine #12
  40. Power Man and Iron Fist #6
  41. Ultimates #8
  42. Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! #8
  43. A-Force #8
  44. A-Force #9
  45. A-Force #10
  46. Scarlet Witch #9
  47. Spider-Man #6
  48. Civil War II #2
  49. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #7
  50. Uncanny Inhumans #11
  51. Uncanny Inhumans #12
  52. Uncanny Inhumans #13
  53. Uncanny Inhumans #14
  54. Invincible Iron Man #12
  55. Invincible Iron Man #13
  56. Captain America: Sam Wilson #10
  57. Civil War II: Choosing Sides #2
  58. Civil War II: X-Men #1
  59. Civil War II: X-Men #2
  60. Civil War II: X-Men #3
  61. Civil War II: X-Men #4
  62. Captain Marvel #7
  63. Ms. Marvel #8
  64. Ms. Marvel #9
  65. Ms. Marvel #10
  66. Captain America: Sam Wilson #11
  67. Captain America: Sam Wilson #12
  68. Captain America: Sam Wilson #13
  69. Civil War II: Kingpin #1
  70. Civil War II: Kingpin #2
  71. Civil War II: Kingpin #3
  72. Civil War II: Kingpin #4
  73. Civil War II: Gods of War #2
  74. Civil War II: Gods of War #3
  75. Civil War II: Gods of War #4
  76. Captain America: Steve Rogers #4
  77. Spider-Man #7
  78. Civil War II #3
  79. Spider-Man #8
  80. Civil War II: Choosing Sides #3
  81. Civil War II: Choosing Sides #4
  82. Civil War II: Choosing Sides #5
  83. Civil War II: Choosing Sides #6
  84. Nova #8
  85. Nova #9
  86. Spider-Woman #10
  87. Uncanny Avengers #13
  88. Spider-Woman #11
  89. Uncanny Avengers #14
  90. All-New, All-Different Avengers #13
  91. All-New, All-Different Avengers #14
  92. All-New, All Different Avengers #15
  93. Captain Marvel #8
  94. Ms. Marvel #11
  95. Power Man and Iron Fist #7
  96. Power Man and Iron Fist #8
  97. Power Man and Iron Fist #9
  98. Mockingbird #6
  99. New Avengers #13
  100. New Avengers #14
  101. New Avengers #15
  102. New Avengers #16
  103. New Avengers #17
  104. New Avengers #18
  105. Ultimates #9
  106. Squadron Supreme #9
  107. Squadron Supreme #10
  108. Squadron Supreme #11
  109. Squadron Supreme #12
  110. Guardians of the Galaxy #11
  111. Rocket Raccoon and Groot #8
  112. Rocket Raccoon and Groot #9
  113. Rocket Raccoon and Groot #10
  114. Venom: Space Knight #11
  115. Venom: Space Knight #12
  116. Venom: Space Knight #13
  117. Ultimates #10
  118. Ultimates #11
  119. Civil War II #4
  120. Captain Marvel #9
  121. Captain Marvel #10
  122. The Accused #1
  123. The Fallen #1
  124. Totally Awesome Hulk #9
  125. Totally Awesome Hulk #10
  126. Totally Awesome Hulk #11
  127. Totally Awesome Hulk #12
  128. Mockingbird #7
  129. Mockingbird #8
  130. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #8
  131. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9
  132. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #10
  133. Invincible Iron Man #14
  134. Civil War II #5
  135. Civil War II #6
  136. Guardians of the Galaxy #12
  137. Guardians of the Galaxy #13
  138. Captain America: Steve Rogers #5
  139. Captain America: Steve Rogers #6
  140. Thunderbolts #5
  141. Spider-Man #9
  142. Civil War II #7
  143. Civil War II #8
  144. Spider-Man #10
  145. Ultimates #12
  146. Uncanny Avengers #15
  147. Uncanny Avengers #16
  148. Uncanny Avengers #17
  149. Civil War II: The Oath #1
Which characters appear in Civil War II?

Wolverine
Deadpool
Iron Man
Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
Spider-Man
Miles Morales
Ms. Marvel
Thanos
Totally Awesome Hulk
Hercules
Medusa
Sam Wilson
Steve Rogers
New Avengers
Guardians of the Galaxy

When did Civil War II start?

The first issue chronologically in the run up of Civil War II was Totally Awesome Hulk #7 published June 22nd, 2016. Civil War II #1 was published June 1st, 2016. The first issue which mentions the events was Invincible Iron Man #7 published March, 2016.

When did Civil War II end?

Civil War II #8 was released December 26th, 2016. Civil War II: The Oath was released January, 2017.

How long did Civil War II Last

From Invincible Iron Man #7 to The Oath it was 13 months. From Civil War #1 to #8 it was 7 months.

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