Welcome to Reading Orders

This site is set out to help people new to comics, as well as people who are struggling through the more complciated story arcs.

If you are completely new to DC Comics then I'd suggest the Justice League comics, which will introduce favorites such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.

If you looking for particular reading orders, have a look at Green Lantern (which includes Blackest Night and Brightest Day), Flashpoint or the New 52 Crossovers page, which includes reading orders for Batman's Night of the Owls & Death of the Family, Superman's H'el On Earth and Trinity War (which involves all of the main characters from the DC Universe!).

Finally, if you are interested in comics in general, I'd suggest having a look at the Geoff Johns Comicography, the New 52 Comicographies or the brand new Marvel Now! Comicographies.

Latest Reading Orders

DC Comics

Forever Evil

Forever Evil

Reading Order List
Superman: Doomed (Provisional)

Superman: Doomed (Provisional)

Reading Order List
Red Daughter of Krypton

Red Daughter of Krypton

Reading Order List

Marvel

DC Comics' The New 52

Group Solicits

Superman Waves 1 & 2 Waves 3 to 5 Waves 6+ Full solicit list

Batman Waves 1 & 2 Waves 3 to 5 Waves 6+ Full solicit list

Green Lantern Waves 1 & 2 Waves 3 to 5 Waves 6+ Full solicit list

Justice League Waves 1 & 2 Waves 3 to 5 Waves 6+ Full solicit list

The Dark Waves 1 & 2 Waves 3 to 5 Waves 6+ Full solicit list

The Edge Waves 1 & 2 Waves 3 to 5 Waves 6+ Full solicit list

Young Justice Waves 1 & 2 Waves 3 to 5 Waves 6+ Full solicit list

ALL THE NEW 52 TITLES! All Waves

Complete New 52 Collections List

Marvel's Marvel Now!

Group Solicits

Avengers Marvel Now! All-New Marvel Now! Full solicit list

X-Men Marvel Now! All-New Marvel Now! Full solicit list

Spider-Man Marvel Now! All-New Marvel Now! Full solicit list

Fantastic Four Marvel Now! All-New Marvel Now! Full solicit list

Cosmic Marvel Now! All-New Marvel Now! Full solicit list

ALL THE MARVEL NOW TITLES! All Waves

Complete Marvel Now! Collections List

Green Lantern Reading Order

The Complete Reading Order (from Rebirth): Full formatThe Full List

The Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night build up: Full format

The Blackest Night: Full formatList format

The Brightest Day: Full formatList format

The War of the Green Lanterns: Full format

The New 52 (incl Third Army & First Lantern): Full format

Lights Out & beyond (post Geoff Johns): NEW Full format

Green Lantern Collections: The Essential List

Grant Morrison's Batman Reading Order

Baman R.I.P. Final Crisis: Full

Batman Post Final Crisis: Full

Batman The New 52: NEW Full

Batman R.I.P. Final Crisis/Post Final Crisis List: List

Grant Morrison's Batman Collections: List

The Complete Geoff Johns Comicography

1999-2000

2001-2002

2003-2004

2005-2006

2007-2008

2009-2010

2011-2012

2013-

All Titles!!!

Flashpoint Reading Order

Flashpoint: FullList

Flashpoint Collections: List

NEW! The Complete Superman Comicography (A work in progress)

The (almost) Complete Superman Comicography 1938-2013

The (almost) Complete List of Superman Collections

Each reading order and comicography lists individual titles

Touch or hover over a title to see more information

Latest DC and Marvel Trades/Collections

(See all 2013 or 2014 collections, all New 52 collections or all Marvel Now! collections)

Newly Available:

  • The Flash: Volume 3: Gorilla Warfare Buy in print or for Kindle Buy for Apple iOS Released on: 19 August 2014
    Paperback
  • The Flash: Volume 4: Reverse Buy in print Released on: 19 August 2014
    Paperback
  • Iron Man: Volume 3: The Secret Origin of Tony Stark: Book 2 Buy in print Released on: 19 August 2014
    Paperback
  • Iron Man: Volume 5: Rings of Mandarins Buy in print Released on: 19 August 2014
    Hardback
  • Superman: Volume 3: Fury At World's End Buy in print or for Kindle Buy for Apple iOS Released on: 12 August 2014
    Paperback
  • Superman: Volume 4: Psi-War Buy in print Released on: 12 August 2014
    Paperback

Available For Pre-order:

  • Katana: Volume 1: Soultaker Pre-order on Amazon Released on: 26 August 2014
    Paperback
  • Batman Incorporated: Volume 2: Gotham's Most Wanted Pre-order on Amazon Released on: 26 August 2014
    Paperback
  • Justice League Dark: Volume 4: The Rebirth of Evil Pre-order on Amazon Released on: 26 August 2014
    Paperback
  • Captain America: Volume 4: Dr. Mindbubble Pre-order on Amazon Released on: 26 August 2014
    Hardback
  • Thor: God of Thunder: Volume 4: Last Days of Asgard Pre-order on Amazon Released on: 26 August 2014
    Hardback
  • Wolverine: Volume 1: Mortal Pre-order on Amazon Released on: 26 August 2014
    Paperback