Publication history of Marvel Comics crossover events
Throughout its history of publication, Marvel Comics has produced many crossover stories combining characters from different series of comics. The following is a list of crossover events involving superheroes and characters from different series.
- Normal : Story Arc (Main Story starts and ends in a single ongoing book)
- Italics : Crossover (Main Story can start or end with Book-ends and continue in multiple books or Main Story starts and ends in multiple books and side stories runs in single or multiple books)
- Bold : Event (Main story starts and ends in core Limited series and side stories runs in multiple books)
- Normal : Limited Series (Main story starts and ends in single limited issue book)
|Namor vs the Original Human Torch||1940||Story-Arc||Namor and the Torch battle it out and establish the idea of a shared continuity of the Marvel universe. (Marvel Mystery Comics #8-10, June–August 1940).|
|All-Winners Squad||1946||Story-Arc||A short lived creation, this team was composed of Captain America, Bucky, The Original Human Torch, Toro, Sub-Mariner, The Whizzer, and Miss America. (All-Winners Comics #19, #21, Fall-Winter 1946).|
|Reed Richards and Susan Storm's Wedding||1965||Story-Arc||On the wedding day of Reed Richards and Susan Storm, Doctor Doom and an assembly of super villains (consisting of Attuma, Awesome Android, Beetle, Black Knight, Cobra, Diablo, Electro, Enchantress, Executioner, Grey Gargoyle, Human Top, some HYDRA agents, Kang the Conqueror, Mandarin, Melter, Mister Hyde, Mole Man, Porcupine, Puppet Master, Red Ghost and his Super Apes, Super-Skrull, and Unicorn) crash the wedding but are defeated by every super hero who was attending the wedding. This is the first time that almost every super character in the Marvel Universe at the time were gathered into one book. (Fantastic Four Annual #3, November 1965).|
|Sub-Mariner's Quest for Krang||1966||Crossover||Krang rages war and Namora leaves with him in order to save Namor, not knowing the reason he declares Namora a traitor and goes after her, battling Iron Man along the way. The story started in the pages of Tales to Astonish and ended up being referenced in the pages of Avengers. The Namor vs Iron Man story was told in Tales of Suspense #80 and Tales to Astonish #82, the first time a story had begun and finished in 2 different titles.|
|Daredevil-Dr Doom swap||1968||Crossover||Daredevil #37-38, Fantastic Four #73. Involved Daredevil, the Fantastic Four, Thor, Spider-Man.|
|Terrible Trio||1969||Crossover||Sub-Mariner #14, Captain Marvel #14, Avengers #63. A plot by Egghead, The Thinker, Puppet Master to take over the world.|
|Formation of the Defenders||1969-1970||Crossover||Doctor Strange #183, Sub-Mariner #22, Incredible Hulk #126. The future Defenders stop a plot by the Undying Ones. Barbara Norriss, future alter ego of the Valkyrie, also appears.|
|Mr. Kline War||1971-1972||Crossover||A plot by Mr. Kline. Daredevil #78-84, Iron Man #41-45, Sub-Mariner #42|
|Kree-Skrull War||1971-1972||Crossover||Earth is caught up in the war between Kree and Skrulls. Involves Avengers, Fantastic Four, Captain Marvel and the Inhumans. Avengers #89-97, Amazing Adventures #5-8|
|Avengers-Defenders War||1973||Crossover||Defenders #8-11, Avengers #115-118. A plot by Loki and Dormammu. Most of Marvel's heroes featured in the last chapter.|
|Thanos War||1973-1974||Crossover||Iron Man #55, Captain Marvel #25-33, Avengers #125, Marvel Feature #12, Daredevil #97-105|
|They Who Wield Power||1974-1979||Crossover||Marvel Team-Up #15, 19, 20, 26, 28; Uncanny X-Men #119, Incredible Hulk #209, 238-243. Tyrannus and two others cause earthquakes in order to take over the world.|
|Corporation||1977-1979||Crossover||Captain America #213-214, 217-218, 220, 222-223, 225, 228, 230-231, Incredible Hulk #212, 228-237, Machine Man #7-9, Marvel Premiere #39-40, 44, Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #23, 25, 27, 29-31, Marvel Two-In-One #47-48|
|Contest of Champions||1982||Limited Series||The Grandmaster and Death manipulate the heroes of Earth in a game to decide the fate of The Collector. (Contest of Champions #1–3 June 1982).|
|Casket of Ancient Winters||1984||Crossover||Snow falls all over Earth as a prelude to Surtur's attack. Thor (Volume 1) 346-350, Avengers (Volume 1) 249|
|Wraith War||1984-1985||Crossover||Avengers #244-245, Incredible Hulk #296, Uncanny X-Men #185-188, ROM #52-65|
|Secret Wars||1984–1985||Limited Series||The Beyonder kidnaps selected heroes and villains of Earth to battle on a planet of his creation. Spider-Man finds his Symbiote costume. Doctor Doom steal the powers of the Beyonder, becoming almost god-like in the process, but is ultimately defeated by the assembled heroes. (Secret Wars #1-12, May 1984-April 1985).|
|Secret Wars II||1985–1986||Event||The Beyonder heads to Earth in a bid to understand humanity, creating a human form for himself in the process.|
|Mutant Massacre||1986||Crossover||Primarily involving the superhero teams the X-Men, X-Factor and the New Mutants. Power Pack, Thor, and Daredevil crossed over for an issue in their own comic books. (Uncanny X-Men #210-213, New Mutants #46, X-Factor #9-11, Thor #373-374, Power Pack #27, Daredevil #238)|
|Fall of the Mutants||1988||Crossover||The X-Men are slain in Dallas during a cataclysmic battle against the Adversary. Cypher (of the New Mutants) dies battling the Ani-Mator. X-Factor (the original X-Men) battles Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen. (The New Mutants #59-61, The Uncanny X-Men #225-227, X-Factor #24-26, Captain America #339, Daredevil #252, Fantastic Four #312, The Incredible Hulk #340, Power Pack #35, starting January 1988).|
|The Evolutionary War||1988||Crossover||The High Evolutionary unleashes attacks all over the world to guide the way of human evolution. (Eleven part crossover starting in X-Factor Annual #3,including The Punisher Annual #1, The Uncanny X-Men Annual #12 and concluding in The Avengers Annual #17, September 1988).|
|Inferno||1988–1989||Crossover||Demons from Limbo invade earth. (New Mutants #71-73, Uncanny X-Men #239-243, X-Factor #35-39, X-Terminators #1-4, Excalibur #6-7, Avengers #298-300, Daredevil #262-263, 265, Power Pack #42-44, Cloak and Dagger (vol. 3) #4, Fantastic Four #322-324, Spectacular Spider-Man #146-148, Web of Spider-Man #47-48, The Amazing Spider-Man #311-313, What If (vol. 2), #6, X-Factor Annual #4 (backup), Damage Control #4 (frame story only), What If (vol. 2) #6 (alt version))|
|Atlantis Attacks||1989||Crossover||Under the influence of Set the Serpent God, the Atlanteans launch a massive assault on the surface world. (Silver Surfer Annual #2, Iron Man Annual #10, Marvel Comics Presents #26, X-Men Annual #13, The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #23, Punisher Annual #2, The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #9, Daredevil Annual #5, Avengers Annual #18, New Mutants #76, New Mutants Annual #5, X-Factor Annual #4, Web of Spider-Man Annual #5, Avengers West Coast #56, Avengers West Coast Annual #4, Thor Annual #14, Fantastic Four Annual #22, What If... ? Vol.2 #25)|
|Acts of Vengeance||1989–1990||Crossover||Loki unites Doctor Doom, Magneto, Kingpin, Mandarin, Wizard, and Red Skull in a plot to use lesser enemies to defeat the superheroes that aren't their usual enemies. (Avengers Spotlight #26, New Mutants #84-86, X-Factor #50, Damage Control (v2) #1, Avengers #311, Thor #410, Iron Man #250, Captain America #365, Fantastic Four #334, Amazing Spider-Man #326, Spectacular Spider-Man #158, Wolverine (v2) #19-20, The Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger #8-9, Web of Spider-Man #59, Power Pack #53, Incredible Hulk #363, Marc Spector: Moon Knight #8-9, Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #11-12, Fantastic Four #335-336, Amazing Spider-Man #327, Spectacular Spider-Man #159, Web of Spider-Man #60, Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #13, Marc Spector: Moon Knight #10, Alpha Flight #79-80, Daredevil #275-276, Thor #411-412, Avengers West Coast #53, Quasar #5, Avengers Spotlight #27, Iron man #251, Amazing Spider-Man #328, Spectacular Spider-Man #160, Web of Spider-Man #61, Uncanny X-Men #256-257, Avengers #312, The Punisher (v2) #28-29, Punisher War Journal #12-13, Captain America #366, The Mutant Misadventures of Cloak and Dagger #10, Iron Man #252, Avengers West Coast #54, Quasar #6-7, Avengers Spotlight #28, Avengers #313, Captain America #367, Avengers Spotlight #29, Avengers West Coast #55, Uncanny X-Men #258, Amazing Spider-Man #329, Incredible Hulk #369, Web of Spider-Man #62-63, Damage Control (v2) #2-4, Web of Spider-Man #64-65, Avengers Annual #19)|
|X-Tinction Agenda||1990–1991||Crossover||The New Mutants and the X-Men are kidnapped and taken to Genosha, which culminates in their escape; the Genoshan government is overthrown. (Story arc begins in The Uncanny X-Men #270, November 1990).|
|Muir Island Saga||1991||Crossover||A five-part Marvel Comics crossover event involving the X-Men and X-Factor, published in 1991. It was written by Chris Claremont and Fabian Nicieza. Leads to a change of teams.|
|The Infinity Gauntlet||1991||Event||Thanos uses the power of the Infinity Gems to become Supreme Being. Involves all Marvel heroes. (The Infinity Gauntlet #1-6, July–December 1991).|
|Operation: Galactic Storm||1992||Crossover||The Avengers become involved in a war between the Kree and the Shi'ar. (Captain America #398-401, Avengers West Coast #80-82, Quasar #32-36, Wonder Man #7-9, Avengers #345-347, Iron Man #278-279, Thor #445-446).|
|Infinity War||1992||Event||Magus, Adam Warlock's "Evil Side", creates evil doppelgangers of Earth's heroes to gain ultimate power.|
|X-Cutioner's Song||1992–1993||Crossover||Stryfe arrives in the present to take vengeance against Cable & the X-Men by capturing his parents Cyclops and Jean Grey. The Legacy Virus is released during its epilogue. (Story arc begins in The Uncanny X-Men #294, November 1992).|
|Infinity Crusade||1993||Event||Goddess, Adam Warlock's "Good Side", recruits an army of heroes to fight her holy war. Thanos and Adam Warlock unite to stop her.|
|Crossover||Magneto returns more powerful and determined than ever, ripping the adamantium from Wolverine's bones and enraging Professor X. Colossus defects to Magneto's side. (Story arc begins in X-Factor #92, July 1993).
It details the fallout from Charles Xavier's infamous mindwipe of Magneto and Magneto's ultimate defeat.
|Mys-Tech War||1993||Crossover||Mys-Tech create a duplicate voodoo version of Earth called Unearth in a bid to take control of the planet while coordinating a demonic invasion. While Earth's mightiest heroes (including a majority of the Avengers, Fantastic Four, and X-Men, as well as Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and Nick Fury) fighting the invasion with crossover books including Warheads, Motormouth, Dark Angel and Death's Head.|
|Child's Play||1994||Crossover||"Child's Play" is a 1994 Marvel Comics crossover featuring the New Warriors, X-Force, and the Upstarts. It is also the first time Karma reunites with the New Mutants since she left the team in New Mutants #54 from 1987.|
|Phalanx Covenant||1994||Crossover||The Phalanx race attacks Earth. Generation X is founded in its aftermath.|
Age of Apocalypse
|1995–1996||Crossover||Legion travels back in time to kill Magneto, but accidentally kills his own father, Charles Xavier.
A dystopian alternative timeline in which Apocalypse rules the world is created after Legion inadvertedly killed his own father. (Story arc begins in X-Men Alpha, February 1995).
|Onslaught Saga||1996||Crossover||The seed was planted when Xavier mind-wiped Magneto during Fatal Attractions, and he was born by the time warp of the Age of Apocalypse. Onslaught has arrived and defeating him results in the apparent "deaths" of many superheroes. (X-Men #53, June 1996, Onslaught: X-Men Special, August 1996, Onslaught: Marvel Universe, October 1996). Leads to a relaunch of Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America and Avengers.|
|Heroes Return||1997-1998||Crossover||The heroes who died during the "Onslaught Saga" return from a Limbo created by Franklin Richards. (Heroes Reborn: The Return #1-4, November 1997). Leads to a new relaunch of Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Captain America, Avengers and Thor.|
|Operation: Zero Tolerance||1997||Crossover||The story followed from the "Onslaught Saga" and focused on individuals within the United States government, including Bastion and Henry Peter Gyrich, and their attempts to use their positions to hunt down all mutants across the country.|
|The Hunt for Xavier||1998–1999||Crossover||The X-Men attempt to find the location of Professor Xavier, who has been missing ever since the authorities arrested him in the wake of the "Onslaught Saga" disaster.|
|The Magneto War
|The charismatic, mutant, subversive known as Magneto as made his return known and sends his robot Ferris to the UN to announce that he’s created another electromagnetic pulse, and that it will not stop until Magneto’s given a mutant sanctuary on Earth. Joseph is revealed as a clone of Magneto and gives hos own life to stop Magneto attack who at the end is given the island-nation of Genosha to appease his plans for the advancement of Homo Superior.
With his rise to power will Magneto tolerate a faction of mutate rebels within his own borders and how will he deal with the humans also living within his new island nation?
|The Twelve||2000||Crossover||Apocalypse emerges once more, along with a mysterious prophecy of 12 powerful mutants capable of destroying him. The story carries on into the Ages of Apocalypse arc.|
|Maximum Security||2000–2001||Crossover||Fed up with Earth's interference in intergalactic affairs, the starfaring alien community quarantines the Sol System and turns Earth into a prison for the universe's worst criminals.|
|Eve of Destruction||2001||Crossover||A cure for the Legacy Virus has been released, providing Magneto with a brand new army of healthy mutants ready to wage a final battle against humanity. Finale to the more traditionalist, old-school X-Men storylines. Leads to a reorganization of the X-Men titles.|
|Infinity Abyss||2002||Limited Series||Mad partial-clones of Thanos try to destroy the universe.|
|Avengers Disassembled||2004||Crossover||Scarlet Witch uses her powers to attack the Avengers physically and psychologically, resulting in the Avengers disbanding, setting the stage for the franchise being relaunched as "New Avengers". (Main story arc in Avengers #500-503, Avengers Finale, September–December 2004.). Meanwhile Thor brings about the end of Asgard. (Thor #80-85, 2004). Leads to a cancellation and relaunch of Avengers titles.|
|Secret War||2004-2005||Limited Series||In 2003, Nick Fury, Director of the international security force S.H.I.E.L.D., uncovers a secret plot by Latverian Prime Minister Lucia von Bardas to fund a group of B-List supervillains with advanced technology. Fury recruits Captain America, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Black Widow, Luke Cage, Wolverine, and superhuman S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Daisy Johnson in a private attempt to covertly overthrow Latveria.|
|House of M||2005||Event||Scarlet Witch uses her powers to create a world in which mutants are in charge but ultimately resulting in the population of the world's mutants being brought to near extinction. (Main story arc in House of M #1-8).
|Annihilation||2006–2007||Event||Silver Surfer, Super-Skrull, Nova, and Ronan face the Annihilation Wave.|
|Civil War||2006–2007||Event||Heroes are divided when the U.S. government passes the Super-human Registration Act. Captain America seeks freedom, while Iron Man seeks to institute the 50 State Initiative. (Main story arc in Civil War #1-7, July 2006-January 2007). Major events in the saga include Peter Parker's revealing his identity to the public (Civil War #2, August 2006) and Captain America's death (Captain America #25, 2007). Leads to a number of new launches.
|World War Hulk||2007||Event||Following his exile into space (New Avengers Illuminati One-Shot, 2006), The Hulk returns to Earth to exact revenge on those responsible. (World War Hulk #1, August 2007).
|Annihilation: Conquest||2007–2008||Event||After the devastation of the wake of the Annihilation Wave, Nova, Starlord, Wraith, & a new Quasar (Phyla-Vell) lead a group of cosmic heroes against the Phalanx, who threaten to conquer and annihilate all of Kree space.|
|Messiah CompleX||2007–2008||Crossover||The birth of the first child with the X-gene since Decimation sparks a race between the X-Men, the Marauders, the Acolytes, the Reavers, the Purifiers, and Predator X to see who will find the child first. Bishop turns rogue in an attempt to assassinate the child who he believes will cause his dystopian future to occur.|
|Secret Invasion||2008||Event||A stealthy invasion by the Skrull race comes to fruition, as the New Avengers and Mighty Avengers and Thunderbolts must unite to stop the villains. (Main story arc in Secret Invasion #1-8, June 2008-January 2009).
|War of Kings||2009||Event||Vulcan is rapidly expanding the Shi'ar Empire, while Black Bolt and the Inhumans become leaders of the Kree empire following the events of "Secret Invasion", and a cosmic war begins, drawing in Nova, Darkhawk, the Starjammers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy.|
|Messiah War||2009||Crossover||Learning that Bishop was after Cable and the first mutant born since House of M, Cyclops had Beast develop time travelling devices so Cyclops could send his secret wetworks team, X-Force (consisting of Wolverine, Warpath, X-23, Domino, Vanisher, Archangel and Elixir), into the future after Bishop, hoping that they'll end the threat once and for all and the future of mutant kind will be safe in the hands of his son.|
|Utopia||2009||Crossover||Norman Osborn forms the "Dark X-Men" to deal with anti-mutant riots and captures/tortures Beast and Professor X. Unwilling to tolerate Osborn's evil scheme to harm her teammates, Emma Frost and Namor, the Sub-Mariner, plot a coup against Osborn while Cyclops attempts to create a new safehaven for mutantkind by way of creating an island paradise.|
|Necrosha||2009–2010||Crossover||The once Black Queen of the Hellfire Club brings forth a new Inner Circle of deadly mutants as well as a new threat to the entire mutant population as she sets her plan into motion of becoming a goddess.|
|Fall of the Hulks||2009–2010||Crossover||The smartest minds in the Marvel Universe are being captured by a group known only as the Intelligencia which is a collection of some of the smartest supervillains in the Marvel canon.|
|Siege||2010||Event||In the aftermath of "Dark Reign", Norman Osborn invades Asgard.
|Realm of Kings||2010||Crossover||The follow-up to "War of Kings".|
|Second Coming||2010||Crossover||"Second Coming" was the final part of a trilogy of stories that began with Messiah Complex and continued in Messiah War. Intended as a conclusion to Cable's efforts to save Hope from Bishop, who has hunted the so-called Mutant Messiah since her birth; the series also builds on the Utopia, Nation X and Necrosha storylines of 2009 in the X-Men books. The story centers on the return of Cable and Hope Summers to the present day and Bastion's final campaign to destroy the X-Men. Leads to a number of new launches.|
|The Thanos Imperative||2010||Limited Series||The follow-up to "Realm of Kings".|
|World War Hulks||2010||Crossover||The follow-up to Fall of the Hulks. The plan of the Intelligencia is put in action plus the identities of the Red Hulk and Red She-Hulk are finally revealed.|
|Curse of the Mutants||2010||Crossover||Vampires from around the globe descend on San Francisco to claim the city as their own, causing the X-Men and Blade to team up to stop them.|
|Shadowland||2010||Event||A prison-temple is constructed on the ruins of a Hell's Kitchen building, destroyed (along with numerous lives) by Bullseye during the Dark Reign event. Murdock returns to Hell's Kitchen from Japan and seeks to utilise the Hand as a force for justice; however, Murdock is not the same person anymore.|
|Chaos War||2010–2011||Event||The Chaos King Amatsu-Mikaboshi, the living embodiment of the void before time and space began, has chosen to annihilate all reality and to return the Marvel Universe back to its state of primordial darkness, thus launching a massive assault on Earth to wipe out all of existence with an army of thousands of alien deities at his back. This forces the remaining heroes, gods and cosmic beings, rallied by a restored Hercules, to join forces in a last desperate effort to stop him.|
|Age of X||2011||Crossover||Reality has changed, the Earth-616 was replaced by a world where the X-Men never came to be, mutantkind has been hunted to extinction, the few remaining mutants band together to make their last stand.|
|Fear Itself||2011||Event||The Asgardian God of Fear is sowing fear and doubt among Marvel's Superheroes to use it against them.|
|Schism||2011||Event||After a mutant-triggered international incident, anti-mutant hatred hits new heights. It's at this moment, when the mutant race needs most to stand together, that a split begins that tears apart the X-Men.|
|Spider-Island||2011||Crossover||The Jackal has given to every New Yorker spider-like powers, even heroes and villains.|
|Dying Wish||2012||Story Arc||Doctor Octopus finally fulfils his lifelong dream of killing Spider-Man. This story arc ends 'The Amazing Spider-Man.'
|Avengers vs. X-Men||2012||Event||Aftermath of the mini series Avengers: X-Sanction, which brings back Cable to the Marvel Universe ahead of the Phoenix Force which has been discovered heading directly for Earth. The Avengers believe that the Phoenix Force will destroy mankind, but the Uncanny X-Men believe it will bring mutantkind to its former glory after House of M. Only a war can create a win-win solution - though in the process, Professor X will die.
|Age of Ultron||2013||Event||For years, Marvel Heroes feared that Hank Pym's artificial intelligence Ultron will one day return and exterminate everything. That day has come, and the fate of the world now rests in the hands of Wolverine and Invisible Woman.|
|X-Termination||2013||Crossover||Billions of years ago, the Celestials created an unimaginable horror and, in realizing their error, locked it away in the space between realities. However, with all the constant travelling between realities by the worlds' heroes and villains, the barriers between realities have become weak. With the monsters released and threatening the entire multiverse, it falls to three teams from different realities (Astonishing X-Men, X-Treme X-Men and the X-Terminated) to find away to stop the monsters and save all of creation.|
|Infinity||2013||Event||While the Avengers are in space to combat the Builders, Thanos attacks a now-very vulnerable Earth.
|Battle of the Atom||2013||Crossover||The X-Men of the future travel to the present in order to force the All-New X-Men back to their own time, but things get complicated when another group of future X-Men arrives.|
|The Trial of Jean Grey||2014||Crossover||The Guardians of the Galaxy and the All-New X-Men must team up to save Jean Grey after the capture and trial of her by the Shi'ar empire for her supposed crimes as the Phoenix.|
|Goblin Nation||2014||Story Arc||The Superior Spider-Man faces his final challenge as he faces off against the Goblin King and his goblin army.
|Revolutionary War||2014||Crossover||The UK’s greatest heroes come together to face a threat that could destroy the world.|
|Original Sin||2014||Event||Uatu the Watcher has been murdered. Nick Fury must now lead the Marvel heroes into uncovering the mystery of who killed the Watcher and why as Marvel's deepest darkest secrets are unleashed. But Punisher is leading his own investigation, and that can't end well.|
|Death of Wolverine||2014||Event||Without the aid of his healing factor, Wolverine fights a losing battle to the death as he looks back on his life. The mini series is proceeded by Three Months to Die in Wolverine vol. 6 #8-12 and involves numerous aftermath tie ins.|
|AXIS||2014||Event||From the ashes of the once proud mutant haven Genosha, an evil power rises. Exploiting the limitless gifts of the world’s greatest telepath Charles Xavier, the Red Skull has enslaved thousands, amassed an army and now broadcasts his message of hate across the world. Channeling the unstoppable force known as Onslaught, the Red Skull’s ruthless and unparalleled evil now wields a destructive power unmatched by even the most powerful heroes.
The fractured teams of Avengers and X-Men are now all that stands in the way of total obliteration. Earth’s last hope now hinges on the fragile alliance of these two estranged teams. In the shadows of the Red Supremacy, can they fight as one? Even united, they may not be enough to stem the coming darkness. And if they fall, all hope is lost.
The March to AXIS begins this September in Uncanny Avengers #24, Captain America #24, Magneto #9 and Loki: Agent of Asgard #6
|Spider-Verse||2014||Crossover||Morlun has escaped the realm of the dead following being trapped there by the Black Panther. Now, every Spider-Man in the entire Multiverse must stand together to defeat the only villain Spider-Man himself never defeated.|
|Time Runs Out||2014-2015||Crossover||This September will see Avengers #34 and #35 time jump by 8 months where it's said (via Bleeding Cool ):
"Time Runs Out" sees everything Jonathan Hickman has been building towards comes to a close and will affect the entire Marvel company across the board, forcing them to do something the company has never done in its 75 years, rebooting the Marvel Universe. Though the series is restricted to the two titles, Avengers World #17 onwards will have a storyline called Before Time Runs Out to help catch up readers with how the events of Time Runs Out happened. The Time Runs Out event is a direct prelude to Secret Wars.
|The Black Vortex||2015||Crossover||A dangerously powerful artifact known as the Black Vortex is somewhere in the spaceways of the Marvel Universe, and people from all corners of the universe are looking for it—heroes, villains, aliens, and even some people in between. Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex is an expansive crossover event coming to Marvel comics in spring 2015, and it will tie-in to Guardians of the Galaxy, All-New X-Men, as well as Legendary Star-Lord, Nova, Cyclops, Captain Marvel and Guardians Team-Up. The event will have both and Alpha launch issue and an Omega concluding one when added to the tie ins will make 13 separate issues.|
|Secret Wars||2015||Event||Running for 4 months, the series begins in May 2015 and will come out of the current AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS Time Runs Out storyline. The basic premise involves the collision of the Marvel Universe with the Ultimate Marvel Universe destroying both. Pieces of the two universes are combined with other post collision universes creating the Battleworld where in which the Marvel Universe will be reforged and birthed anew in September 2015.
During the event Battleworld is all that remains of the Marvel Universe.
Numerous tie in mini series and ongoing titles will flesh out the event with many of them revisiting previous Marvel events such as Civil War, Age of Apocalypse, Years of Future Past and Armor Wars. All of the tie ins will be aligned into one of three sub titles during the event, Battleworld, Last Days and Warzone.
|Ultimate War||2002–2003||Limited Series||After the government discovers that Charles Xavier lied about killing Magneto they order the Ultimates to hunt down the X-Men.|
|Ultimate Six||2003–2004||Limited Series||Eletro, Kraven, Doc Oc, Sandman, and Spider-Man's nemesis, the Green Goblin are incarcerated by the Ultimates. Hank Pym (Giant Man/Ant Man) attempts to rehabilitate them. Ultimately, this doesn't go well. They escape and force Spider-Man to launch an attack upon the white house.|
|Ultimate Galactus Trilogy||2004–2006||Limited Series||The story chronicles the coming of Gah Lak Tus.|
|Ultimate X4||2005–2006||Limited Series||Cerebro has been stolen and the trail points directly at the government's premier think tank, the Baxter Building. The X-Men aren't happy about it and the Baxter Building's most famous residents, the Fantastic Four aren't happy about an angry team of mutants showing up on their doorstep.|
|Ultimate Power||2006–2008||Limited Series||A few days after Reed Richards sends five probes into other dimensions the roof of the Baxter Building is ripped open by a massive explosion, heralding the sudden appearance of the Squadron Supreme. They declare Reed Richards under arrest for his crimes against their planet.|
|Ultimatum||2008–2009||Event||The story deals with Magneto's attempts to destroy the world following the apparent deaths of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Ultimates 3. Following the Ultimatum storyline, each Ultimate title was given a Requiem follow-up series or one-shot, dealing with the status each book's characters in the aftermath of Ultimatum.|
|Doomsday||2010–2011||Limited Series||The story mainly focuses on what remains of the Fantastic Four after Ultimatum, specifically dealing with an unknown threat (revealed later) trying to alter the entire Ultimate Universe, in the process causing a significant amount of destruction.|
|Death of Spider-Man||2011||Event||The story details the death of Spider-Man. It also crosses over with Avengers vs New Ultimates. After this the entire Ultimate line was relaunched with Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn tagline. The titles relaunched were Ultimate Comics: X-Men, Ultimate Comics: Ultimates, and Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, with Ultimate Comics: Fallout and Ultimate Comics: Hawkeye being released as mini-series.|
|Ultimate Fallout||2011||Limited Series||Aftermath of Death of Spider-Man|
|Spider-Men||2012||Limited Series||Crossover between Spider-Man (Peter Parker) & Ultimate Spider-Man (Miles Morales).The story features both Spider-Men being brought together after Mysterio creates a rift between their universes.|
|Divided We Fall||2012||Event||Return of Ultimate Captain America after the death of Ultimate Spider-Man.|
|United We Stand||2012||Event||Captain America is elected the new president of the United States and a new mutant nation is born.|
|Hunger||2013||Limited Series||In the aftermath of Age of Ultron, the timestream is broken and Marvel Universe' Galactus entered the Ultimate Universe|
|Cataclysm||2013-2014||Event||Wounded at the end of Hunger, Galactus comes to the Ultimate Earth to feed, leading the heroes on a last ditch attempt to stop him.|
|Ultimate Universe: The End||2015||Event||Synopsis to be announced. May tie in with the incursion event.|
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