Secret Wars 2015 Reading Order

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Not to be confused with 1984 Secret Wars or 2004 Secret War.

Marvel’s 2015 Secret Wars is a long, sometimes confusing mega crossover which involves pretty much every Marvel comic book character who had a series going at the time. Secret Wars happens when Earth-1610 and Earth-616. Superheroes from both Universes collide to try and ensure survival before the inevitable happens. I have read Secret Wars 2015 and personally found to be one of the most rewarding and well made crossovers of modern times. I would highly recommend it which leads me to the Secret Wars 2015 reading orders we have to help you if you decide to.

In this guide, as is customary on The Gotham Archives reading orders, we will offer two reading orders for Secret Wars – an issue by issue reading order which is the most complete and accurate but also the most expensive and difficult to put together, and a trade reading order which is all collected editions which related to the Secret Wars crossover event.

Before you begin…

We think that Secret Wars can be enjoyed as a standalone trade and if you just want to read the core story then just stick to this:

Secret Wars
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Secret Wars
  • Panini Comics
  • Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic
  • Publisher: Panini UK Ltd / Marvel

The Full Secret Wars 2015 Reading Order

The full, as close as I can get it to being chronoligal, reading order for 2015’s Secret Wars is as follows:

  • Black Widow Vol. 5 #19-#20
  • Secret Wars #0-#1
  • Secret Wars #1
  • Loki: Agent of Asgard #14-#15
  • Captain America & the Mighty Avengers #9
  • Ms. Marvel Vol. 3 #16-#19
  • Magneto Vol. 3 #18-#21
  • Ant-Man: Last Days #1 (2015)
  • Silk #7
  • Silver Surfer Vol. 7 #13-#14
  • Loki: Agent of Asgard #16-#17
  • Secret Wars #2
  • Secret Wars: Battleworld #1-#4
  • Secret Wars Journal #1-#5
  • Old Man Logan #1
  • Secret Wars #3
  • Master of Kung Fu Vol. 2 #1-#4
  • A-Force #1-#4
  • Planet Hulk #1-#5
  • Spider-Verse Vol. 2 #1-#5
  • M.O.D.O.K.: Assassin #1-#5
  • Infinity Gauntlet Vol. 2 #1-#5
  • Inferno #1-#5
  • Secret Wars 2099 #1-#5
  • Where Monsters Dwell Vol. 2 #1-#5
  • X-Men ‘92 #1-#4
  • Years of Future Past #1-#5
  • X-Tinction Agenda #1-#4
  • Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX #1-#4
  • Future Imperfect #1-#4
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #1-#5
  • Armor Wars #½-#5
  • Marvel Zombies Vol. 2 #1-#4
  • Weirdworld #1-#4
  • 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #1-#4
  • Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1-#4
  • Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos #1-#4
  • 1872 #1-#4
  • Runaways Vol. 4 #1-#4
  • Old Man Logan #2
  • Squadron Sinister #1-#4
  • Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1-#4
  • E for Extinction #1-#4
  • Korvac Saga #1-#4
  • Secret Wars #4
  • Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #1-#3
  • Inhumans: Attilan Rising #1-#5
  • Future Imperfect #5
  • Secret Wars: Secret Love #1
  • Ghost Racers #1-#4
  • Thors #1-#3
  • Red Skull Vol. 2 #1-#3
  • Spider-Island #1-#5
  • Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders #1-#2
  • Civil War Vol. 2 #1-#5
  • Age of Apocalypse Vol. 2 #1-#5
  • Guardians of Knowhere #1-#4
  • Hail Hydra #1-#4
  • Old Man Logan #3
  • Ultimate End #1-#4
  • House of M Vol. 2 #1-#4
  • Howard the Human #1 (2015)
  • Secret Wars #5
  • Siege Vol. 2 #1-#3
  • Old Man Logan #4
  • Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra #1 (2015)
  • Secret Wars #6
  • Siege Vol. 2 #4
  • Secret Wars: Agents of Atlas #1
  • Thors #4
  • Secret Wars #7
  • Secret Wars #8
  • Secret Wars #9
  • Ultimate End #5
  • A-Force #5
  • Old Man Logan #5
  • Weirdworld #5
  • Silver Surfer Vol. 7 #15
  • Secret Wars Too #1

Secret Wars 2015 Trade Reading Order

If you want the full experience with less hassle than issue by issue then you’ve got a LOT of trades to collect. Due to complexity, the below Secret Wars trade isn’t in chronological order and you may need to start a trade and then resume after some issues. The best way to use the below is in conjunction with the issue by issue Secret Wars reading order.

We hope that makes sense. Main Series Secret Wars books are at the start, followed by the companion “Battleworld” stories and then any other tie ins which also include “Warzones” which do take stage on Battleworld but are quite a bit removed from the main arc. Other tie in issues have been conveniently collected under “The Last Days” label so you’ll see this wording come up again and again. Anyway, here it is!

Secret Wars Prelude

A beefy book which collects New Avengers (2013) 1-3, Secret Wars (1984) 10-12, Fantastic Four 611, Ultimate Comics Spider -Man (2011) 1, Ultimate Comics Ultimates 4

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Secret Wars Prelude
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Secret Wars Prelude
  • Marvel
  • Jonathan Hickman, Jim Shooter, Brian Michael Bendis
  • Publisher: Marvel

Secret Wars

Essential reading which collects all core issues Secret Wars #1-9 and Secret Wars #0 free comic book day.

Secret Wars
138 Reviews
Secret Wars
  • Panini Comics
  • Jonathan Hickman, Esad Ribic
  • Publisher: Panini UK Ltd / Marvel

Secret Wars: Journal/Battleword

One of the bigger and better companions to Secret Wars which collects Secret Wars Journal #1-#5, Secret Wars: Battleworld #1-#4, Howard the Human #1, Secret Wars: Agents of Atlas #1.

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Secret Wars Journal/Battleworld
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Secret Wars Journal/Battleworld
  • Marvel Comics
  • Prudence Shen, Matthew Rosenberg, Kevin Maurer, Si Spurrier
  • Publisher: Marvel

Battleworld: Inhumans: Attilan Rising

Collects issues #1-#5 of the Battleworld series of Inhumans.

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Inhumans: Attilan Rising
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Inhumans: Attilan Rising
  • Charles Soule
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Battleworld: Ultimate End

See what happens to the Ultimate universe in this Battleword collection. Collects Ultimate End #1-#5.

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Ultimate End (Secret Wars: Battleworld)
11 Reviews
Ultimate End (Secret Wars: Battleworld)
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 128 pages

Battleworld: Master of Kung-Fu

Collects Master of Kung Fu #1-#4.

Master of Kung Fu: Battleworld (Secret Wars)
9 Reviews
Master of Kung Fu: Battleworld (Secret Wars)
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Battleworld: Ghost Racers

See what everyone does for fun on the Battleworld. Collects Ghost Racers #1-#4.

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Ghost Racers (Secret Wars: Battleworld: Ghost Racers)
11 Reviews
Ghost Racers (Secret Wars: Battleworld: Ghost Racers)
  • Felipe Smith
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 120 pages

Battleworld: Thors

All Thors, one book. Collects Thors #1-#4.

Thors (Thors (2015))
21 Reviews
Thors (Thors (2015))
  • Jason Aaron, Walt Simonson
  • Marvel
  • Kindle Edition

Battleworld: Marvel Zombies

Collects Marvel Zombies #1-#4.

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Marvel Zombies: Battleworld
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Marvel Zombies: Battleworld
  • Simon Spurrier
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Battleworld: Star-Lord and Kitty Pride

Bit of a mixed bag which collects Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde #1-#3, Generation Next #1, Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Omega #1.

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Star-Lord & Kitty Pride
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Star-Lord & Kitty Pride
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 128 pages

Battleworld: Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies

A war within a war seems Ultron’s machinations face off against the undead. Collects Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies #1-#4.

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Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies
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Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies
  • James Robinson
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 128 pages

Battleworld: Runaways

Collects Runaways #1-#4.

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Runaways: Battleworld (Secret Wars: Battleworld)
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Runaways: Battleworld (Secret Wars: Battleworld)
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 120 pages

Battleworld: Korvac Saga

Called Warzones but this is a part of Battleworld. Collects Korvac Saga #1-#4.

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Korvac Saga: Warzones! (Secret Wars: Korvac Saga)
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Korvac Saga: Warzones! (Secret Wars: Korvac Saga)
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 160 pages

Battleworld: Siege

Collects Siege #1-#4 and Uncanny X-Men #9-#10.

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Siege: Battleworld (Secret Wars: Battleworld: Seige)
7 Reviews
Siege: Battleworld (Secret Wars: Battleworld: Seige)
  • Marvel Comics
  • Kieron Gillen
  • Publisher: Marvel

Battleworld: Red Skull

Yep, even Red Skull has a part to play in the Battleworld of Secret Wars.

Collects Red Skull #1-#3.

Red Skull
7 Reviews
Red Skull
  • Marvel Comics
  • Joshua Williams
  • Publisher: Marvel

Last Days: Loki, Agent of Asgard, Volume 3

Collects Loki #12-#17.

Loki: Agent of Asgard Vol. 3: Last Days
14 Reviews
Loki: Agent of Asgard Vol. 3: Last Days
  • Al Ewing
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 136 pages

Last Days of Magneto

Collects Magneto #18-#21

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Captain America & the Mighty Avengers Vol. 2: Last Days
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Captain America & the Mighty Avengers Vol. 2: Last Days
  • Al Ewing
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Last Days: Punisher

Be careful, this book was not well reviewed. Collects: The Punisher #13-#20.

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The Punisher Vol. 3: Last Days
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The Punisher Vol. 3: Last Days
  • Marvel Comics
  • Nathan Edmondson
  • Publisher: Marvel

Last Days: Black Widow

Collects Black Widow #13-#20.

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Black Widow Vol. 3: Last Days
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Black Widow Vol. 3: Last Days
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 176 pages

Last Days: Ms. Marvel

Collects Ms. Marvel #16-#19 and Amazing Spider-man #7-#8.

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 4: Last Days
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 4: Last Days
  • G. Willow Wilson
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 120 pages

Last Days: Silver Surfer

Collects Silver Surfer #11-#15.

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Silver Surfer Vol. 3: Last Days
12 Reviews
Silver Surfer Vol. 3: Last Days
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 120 pages

Last Days: Ant-Man

This one is a one-shot and not a trade.

Ant-Man Last Days #1
  • Nick Spencer
  • Marvel
  • Comic

Last Days: Silk: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon

If you want #7 you’ll need the issue on its own or this trade as this collects Silk #1-#7.

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Silk Vol. 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon
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Silk Vol. 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon
  • Marvel Comics
  • Robbie Thompson
  • Publisher: Marvel

Warzones!: A-Force

Collects A-Foce #1-#5.

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A-Force Vol. 0: Warzones!
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A-Force Vol. 0: Warzones!
  • G. Willow Wilson, Marguerite Bennett
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Warzones: Infinity Gauntlet

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Infinity Gauntlet: Warzones
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Infinity Gauntlet: Warzones
  • Gerry Duggan
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Warzones: Where Monsters Dwell

Collects: Where Monsters Dwell #1-#5.

Warzones: Inferno

Collects Inferno #1-#5.

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Inferno: Warzones (Secret Wars)
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Inferno: Warzones (Secret Wars)
  • Dennis Hopeless
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Warzones: M.O.D.O.K. Assassin

Yes, this really is a tie in to Secret Wars 2015. Collects M.O.D.O.K. Assassin #1-#5.

M.O.D.O.K. Assassin (Secret Wars: Warzones!)
5 Reviews
M.O.D.O.K. Assassin (Secret Wars: Warzones!)
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Warzones: Spider-Verse

See what the “other” Spider-Men were up to during Battleworld. Collects Spider-Verse #1-#4.

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Spider-Verse: Warzones (Spider-Verse: Warzones!: Marvel Secret Wars)
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Spider-Verse: Warzones (Spider-Verse: Warzones!: Marvel Secret Wars)
  • Mike Costa
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 120 pages

Warzones: Planet Hulk

See what the big Green machine was up to off-planet during Secret Wars 2015. Collects Planet Hulk #1-#5.

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Planet Hulk: Warzones (Secret Wars: Warzones!: Planet Hulk)
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Planet Hulk: Warzones (Secret Wars: Warzones!: Planet Hulk)
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 120 pages

Warzones: Old Man Logan

Even Logan got transported to Battleworld to duke it out before…well that would be a spoiler! Collects Old Man Logan #1-#5.

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Wolverine: Old Man Logan Vol. 0: Warzones
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Wolverine: Old Man Logan Vol. 0: Warzones
  • Marvel Comics
  • Brian Michael Bendis
  • Publisher: Marvel

Warzones: Secret Wars 2099

Sounds like it would be a main series tie in but it is not. Go back to the future and see how Secret Wars affects the future. Collects Secret Wars 2099 #1-#5.

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Secret Wars 2099
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Secret Wars 2099
  • Peter David
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Warzones: 1602: Witch Hunter Angela

Then, go to the past! Collects Witch Hunter Angela #1-#5.

1602: Witch Hunter Angela (1602: Witch Hunter Angela (2015))
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1602: Witch Hunter Angela (1602: Witch Hunter Angela (2015))
  • Marguerite Bennett, Kieron Gillen, Neil Gaiman
  • Marvel
  • Kindle Edition

Warzones: Civil War

What if the original Civil War never ended and continued on the Battleworld? Collects Civil War #1-#4.

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Civil War: Warzones!
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Civil War: Warzones!
  • MARVEL
  • Charles Soule
  • Publisher: Marvel

Warzones: Age of Apocalypse

Baron Apocalypse has a stranglehold on an area of the Battleworld. See how it unfolds here. Collects Age of Apocalypse #1-#5.

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Age of Apocalypse: Warzones!
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Age of Apocalypse: Warzones!
  • Fabian Nicieza
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 120 pages

Warzones: Hail Hydra

Collects Hail Hydra #1-#4.

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Hail Hydra (Warzones)
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Hail Hydra (Warzones)
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Warzones: Spider-Island

A lot of spidering going on in the Battleworld’s “Manhattan”. One of the most popular spider stories believe it or not and may be worth reading alone if you’re a fan of Spidey. Collects Spider-Island #1-#5.

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Spider-Island: Warzones!
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Spider-Island: Warzones!
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 120 pages

Warzones: Weirdworld

Collects Weirdworld #1-#5.

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Weirdworld Vol. 0: Warzones!
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Weirdworld Vol. 0: Warzones!
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Warzones: 1872

Like we’ve said, everything has a tie in in Secret Wars. Collects 1872 #1-#4, 1988 Marvel Presents #170.

Marvel 1872
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Marvel 1872
  • Gerry Duggan, Roy Thomas, Alan Cowsill
  • Marvel
  • Kindle Edition

Warzones: Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps

Collects Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps #1-#4.

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Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps
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Captain Marvel & the Carol Corps
  • Marvel Comics
  • Kelly Sue Deconnick, Kelly Thompson
  • Publisher: Marvel

Warzones: Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows

You’ll be wondering how Spider-Man doesn’t have a bigger part to play in Secret Wars to be honest. Collects issue #1-#5.

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Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows
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Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows
  • Dan Slott
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 136 pages

Warzones: Armor Wars

The same can be said of Tony Stark’s very small part in Secret Wars. Collects Armor Wars #1/2-#5.

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Armor Wars: Warzones! (Secret Wars: Warzones!)
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Armor Wars: Warzones! (Secret Wars: Warzones!)
  • James Robinson
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 112 pages

Warzones: X-Men ’92

Collects X-Men ’92 #1-#4.

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X-Men '92 Vol. 0: Warzones! (Secret Wars: X-men)
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X-Men '92 Vol. 0: Warzones! (Secret Wars: X-men)
  • Chris Sims, Chad Bowers
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 128 pages

Warzones: Guardians of Knowhere

The battle doesn’t just take place on land, it’s also in space! Collects Guardians of Knowhere #1-#4, New Avengers and Illuminati.

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Guardians of Knowhere (Secret Wars: Warzones!)
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Guardians of Knowhere (Secret Wars: Warzones!)
  • Brian Michael Bendis
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 120 pages

Warzones: E is for Extinction

Collects E is for Extinction #1-#4 and New X-Men #114.

E Is For Extinction: Warzones! (E Is For Extinction (2015))
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E Is For Extinction: Warzones! (E Is For Extinction (2015))
  • Chris Burnham, Dennis Culver, Grant Morrison
  • Marvel
  • Kindle Edition

Warzones: Future Imperfect

Collects Future Imperfect #1-#5.

Future Imperfect: Warzones! (Secret Wars: Warzones!)
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Future Imperfect: Warzones! (Secret Wars: Warzones!)
  • MARVEL
  • Marvel Comics
  • Publisher: Marvel

Warzones: Squadron Sinister

Collects Squadron Sinister #1-#4.

Squadron Sinister (Squadron Sinister (2015))
9 Reviews
Squadron Sinister (Squadron Sinister (2015))
  • Marc Guggenheim, Roy Thomas
  • Marvel
  • Kindle Edition

Warzones: X-Tinction Agenda

Collects X-Tinction Agenda #1-#4 and Uncanny X-Men #270.

X-Tinction Agenda: Warzones!
5 Reviews
X-Tinction Agenda: Warzones!
  • Marvel Comics
  • Marc Guggenheim
  • Publisher: Marvel

Warzones: Years of Future Past

Collects Years of Future Past #1-#4.

X-Men: Years Of Future Past (Years Of Future Past (2015))
16 Reviews

Warzones: House of M

House of M reimagined…on Battleworld! Collects House of M #1-#4.

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House of M: Warzones!
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House of M: Warzones!
  • Dennis Hopeless
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 120 pages

Giant Size Little Marvel: AvX

Like we keep saying, everyone has a tie in in Secret Wars. Collects Giant-Size Little Marvel AvX #1-#4 and A-Babies vs X-Babies #1.

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Giant-Size Little Marvel: AVX
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Giant-Size Little Marvel: AVX
  • Marvel Comics
  • Skottie Young
  • Publisher: Marvel

Captain Britain and the Mighty Defenders

Everyone got in on Secret Wars 2015/Battleworld and I mean everyone. This is a two short series and not in a trade, you’ll need to get both issues separately or staple bound like the below.

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars

Is this even a tie in if it’s retconned into 1984’s Secret Wars? Collects Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars #1-#4.

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Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars
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Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars
  • Cullen Bunn
  • Publisher: Marvel
  • Paperback: 128 pages

Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra.

A one-shot.

Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra #1
2 Reviews
Hank Johnson: Agent of Hydra #1
  • David Mandel
  • Marvel
  • Kindle Edition

Howard the Human

One shot.

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