Marvel Fresh Start Reading order

Part 1: Avengers and Defenders

The Avengers (2018) #1 Cover

The Avengers (2018) #1 Cover

Part 1.1: Avengers Reassemble

The Fresh Start era of the Marvel Universe kicks off with a retold origin for Captain Marvel, Black Panther in space, and a new status quo for the big three: Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America. These Avengers and others unite to form a new take on the classic team when the Celestials strike!

Reading Order:

  • The Life of Captain Marvel #1-5

  • Captain Marvel: Braver & Mightier #1

  • Black Panther (2018) #1-12

  • Killmonger #1-5

  • Shuri #1-10

  • Black Panther #13-18

  • Thor (2018) #1-7

  • Tony Stark: Iron Man #1-5

  • The Avengers (2018) #1-7

  • Captain America (2018) #1-18

Champions #19 Cover

Champions #19 Cover

Part 1.2: The Other Guys

While the latest incarnation of the Avengers is busy tackling otherworldly threats, the younger and more offbeat members of the superhero community are as active as ever around the globe. The Champions continue to fill out their roster of legacy heroes while the West Coast Avengers have reformed with a surprising new roster.

Reading Order:

  • Champions #19-21

  • Ms. Marvel #32-38

  • Ant-Man & The Wasp #1-5

  • Ant-Man & The Wasp: Living Legends

  • The Unstoppable Wasp #1-10

  • West Coast Avengers (2018) #1-10

  • Runaways (2017) #1-24

Marvel Knights (2018) #1 Cover

Marvel Knights (2018) #1 Cover

Part 1.3: New York Knights

The 20th anniversary of the Marvel Knights imprint is celebrated with an all-new mini-series as well as an array of limited series starring street-level heroes like Iron Fist, Misty Knight, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Cloak & Dagger.

Reading Order:

  • Marvel Knights #1-6

  • Daredevil Annual #1

  • Daughters of the Dragon #1-3

  • Iron Fist: Phantom Limb #1-3

  • Jessica Jones: Blind Spot #1-3

  • Jessica Jones: Purple Daughter #1-3

  • Luke Cage #1-3

  • Cloak & Dagger: Shades of Gray #1-3

  • Cloak & Dagger: Negative Exposure #1-3

  • The Punisher (2018) #1-16

Defenders: The Best Defense #1 Cover

Defenders: The Best Defense #1 Cover

Part 1.4: The Best Defense

After the events of Avengers: No Surrender, the Hulk has returned and it’s time to discover what exactly makes him so immortal. Then, The Best Defense crossover event reunites some of the original Defenders lineup including Silver Surfer, Doctor Strange, and Namor!

Reading Order:

  • The Immortal Hulk #1-7

  • Silver Surfer Annual #1

  • Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense #1

  • Namor: The Best Defense #1

  • Doctor Strange: The Best Defense #1

  • Silver Surfer: The Best Defense #1

  • Defenders: The Best Defense #1

  • Doctor Strange (2018) #1-2