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Marvel Read Order Silver Age (1961-1962)

Post by Jason Doty » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:02 pm

Over at http://marvel.wikia.com/Marvel_Universe_Reading_Order they have a pretty good reading order list ala the one David Hall posted up here years ago. It runs up to 1992 and covers the vast majority of titles published.

Is anyone here responsible for this work here and would anyone be game to audit this awesome body work. I'm thinking about making an attempt starting with the Silver Age by year. I think between the Marvel Indexes, the Chronology project, Paul's list and this, we could come up with a more comprehensive read list. Anybody interested?
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Re: Marvel Read Order

Post by Jason Doty » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:07 pm

Okay Hopefully the esteemed chronologists here can pick apart this read order and help me add appearances that need to go between. I used "The Marvel Saga" series to flesh this out and broke it down by year. All help is appreciated. Starting off is 1961-1962. Issues that take place or intermingle with an issue that show new scenes are shown with ~~~~~. Issues that are not canon due to conflicting issues have ~~~** before them.

THE SILVER AGE (1961)

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN v1 #600/3 (PETER PARKER) "My Brother's Son"
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #1 “Part 1: The Fantastic Four”~
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #1 “Part 2: The Fantastic Four meet the Mole Man!”~
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #1 “Part 3: The Mole Man’s Secret”~
~~~** MYTHOS FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #1
ALPHA FLIGHT v1 #2/2 (GUARDIAN) “The Origins of Alpha Flight: In the Beginning…”
ALPHA FLIGHT v1 #3/2 (GUARDIAN) “The Origins of Alpha Flight: Purpose”
TALES TO ASTONISH v1 #27 (ANT-MAN) “The Man in the Ant Hill!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #2 “Part 1: The Fantastic Four meet the Skrulls from Outer Space!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #2 “Part 2: Prisoner of the Skrulls”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #2 “Part 3: The Fantastic Four Fight Back!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #2 “Part 4: The Fantastic Four…Captured!”

THE SILVER AGE (1962)

AMAZING ADULT FANTASY v1 #14/2 (TAD CARTER) “The Man in the Sky!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #3 “Part 1: The Menace of the Miracle Man”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #3 “Part 2: The Monster Lives!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #3 “Part 3: The Flame that Died!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #3 “Part 4: In the Shadow of Defeat!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #3 “Part 5: The Final Challenge!”
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #1 “Part 1: The Coming of the Hulk”~
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #1” Part 2: The Hulk Strikes!”~
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #1” Part 3: The Search for the Hulk”~
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #1 “Part 4: Enter…The Gargoyle!”~
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #1 “Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant!”~
~~~** MYTHOS: HULK v1 #1
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #4 “The Coming of the Sub-Mariner Part 1: On the Trail of the Torch!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #4 “The Coming of the Sub-Mariner Part 2: Enter the Sub-Mariner!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #4 “The Coming of the Sub-Mariner Part 3: Let the World Beware!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #4 “The Coming of the Sub-Mariner Part 4: Sub-Mariner’s Revenge!
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #4 “The Coming of the Sub-Mariner Part 5: Return to the Deep!”
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #2 “Part 1: The Terror of the Toad Men”
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #2 “Part 2: Prisoners of the Toad Men!”
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #2 “Part 3: Bruce Banner, Wanted for Treason!”
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #2 “Part 4: Hulk Runs Amok!”
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #2 “Part 5: The End of the Hulk?”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #5 “Part 1: Prisoners of Doctor Doom!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #5 “Part 2: Back to the Past!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #5 “Part 3: On the Trail of Blackbeard”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #5 “Part 4: Battle!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #5 “Part 5: The Vengeance of Doctor Doom!”
AMAZING FANTASY v1 #15 (SPIDER-MAN) “Spider-Man!”~
~~~~~SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN v1 #1/2 "In the Beginning..."
~~~** SPIDER-MAN: CHAPTER ONE v1 #1 "Bitter Lesson"
~~~~~SPIDER-MAN'S TANGLED WEB v1 #14 (CRUSHER HOGAN) "The Last Shoot"
~~~** MYTHOS: SPIDER-MAN v1 #1
~~~~~SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER...v1 #1
~~~~~SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER...v1 #2
~~~~~SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER...v1 #3
~~~~~SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER...v1 #4
~~~~~SPIDER-MAN: WITH GREAT POWER...v1 #5
X-MEN v1 #38/2 (CYCLOPS) “The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men: A Man Called…X”
X-MEN v1 #39/2 (CYCLOPS) “The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men: Lonely are the Hunted!”
X-MEN v1 #40/2 (CYCLOPS) “The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men: The First Evil Mutant!”
X-MEN v1 #41/2 (CYCLOPS) “The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men: The Living Diamond!”
X-MEN v1 #42/2 (CYCLOPS) “The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men: The End…or the Beginning?”
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY v1 #83 (THOR) “Part 1: The Stone Men from Saturn!”~
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY v1 #83 (THOR) “Part 2: The Power of Thor!”~
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY v1 #83 (THOR) “Part 3: Thor the Mighty Strikes Back!~
~~~** THOR: FIRST THUNDER v1 #1 “First Thunder Part 1: The Coming Storm”
THOR: THE LEGEND v1 #1/13 “Scenes We Never Saw”
TALES TO ASTONISH v1 #35 (ANT-MAN) “Part 1: The Return of the Ant-Man”
TALES TO ASTONISH v1 #35 (ANT-MAN) “Part 2: An Army of Ants!”
TALES TO ASTONISH v1 #35 (ANT-MAN) “Part 3: The Ant-Man’s Revenge!”
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY v1 #84 (THOR) “The Mighty Thor vs. the Executioner”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #6 “Part 1: Captives of the Deadly Duo!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #6 “Part 2: When Super-Menaces Unite”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #6 “Part 3: When Friends Fall Out!
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #6 “Part 4: Trapped!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #6 “Part 5: The End or the Beginning?”
MARVEL SUPER-HEROES v3 #3/3 (HULK) "The Power of Rage"
ANGEL: REVELATIONS v1 #1 “Senior Year Part 1: The Annunciation”
ANGEL: REVELATIONS v1 #2 “Senior Year Part 2: Hell Night”
ANGEL: REVELATIONS v1 #3 “Senior Year Part 3”
ANGEL: REVELATIONS v1 #4 “Senior Year Part 4: Passion Play”
ANGEL: REVELATIONS v1 #5 “Senior Year Part 5: Graduation/Ascension
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #3 “Part 1: Banished to Outer Space”
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #3 “Part 2: The Origin of the Hulk!”
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #3 “Part 3: The Ringmaster”
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY v1 #85 (THOR) “Part 1: Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY v1 #85 (THOR) “Part 2: The Vengeance of Loki!”
~~~** THOR: FIRST THUNDER v1 #2 “First Thunder Part 2: The Vengeance of Loki”
TALES TO ASTONISH v1 #36 (ANT-MAN) “The Challenge of Comrade X!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #7 “Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X Part 1: It Came From the Skies!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #7 “Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X Part 2: Outlawed!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #7 “Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X Part 3: Bound for Planet X!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #7 “Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X Part 4: Twenty Four Hours Till Zero!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #7 “Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X Part 5: The End of Planet X!”
AMAZING FANTASY STARRING SPIDER-MAN v1 #16 “An Amazing World”
AMAZING FANTASY STARRING SPIDER-MAN v1 #17 “Amazing Adventures”
AMAZING FANTASY STARRING SPIDER-MAN v1 #18 “The Amazing Spider-Man”
STRANGE TALES v1 #101 (HUMAN TORCH) “Part 1: The Human Torch”
STRANGE TALES v1 #101 (HUMAN TORCH) “Part 2: The Flaming Fury Strikes Back”
STRANGE TALES v1 #102 (HUMAN TORCH) “Part 1: Prisoner of the Wizard”
STRANGE TALES v1 #102 (HUMAN TORCH) “Part 2: Wizard’s Wiles!”
X-MEN v1 #44/2 (ICEMAN) “The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men: The Iceman Cometh!”~
X-MEN v1 #45/2 (ICEMAN) “The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men: And the Mob Cried…Vengeance!”~
X-MEN v1 #46/2 (ICEMAN) “The Origins of the Uncanny X-Men: …And then There Were Two!”~
~~~~~X-MEN ORIGINS: ICEMAN v1 #1 “The Icy Beginning”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #8 “Part 1: Prisoners of the Puppet Master!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #8 “Part 2: The Hands of the Puppet Maker”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #8 “Part 3: The Lady and the Monster!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #8 “Part 4: Face-to-Face with the Puppet Master!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #8 “Part 5: Death of a Puppet!”
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY v1 #86 (THOR) “Part 1: On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!”
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY v1 #86 (THOR) “Part 2: Flight to the Future”
TALES TO ASTONISH v1 #37 (ANT-MAN) “Part 1: Trapped by the Protector!”
TALES TO ASTONISH v1 #37 (ANT-MAN) “Part 2: Face-to-Face with the Protector!”
TALES OF SUSPENSE v1 #39 (IRON MAN) “Iron Man is Born”
STRANGE TALES v1 #103 (HUMAN TORCH) “Part 1: Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!”
STRANGE TALES v1 #103 (HUMAN TORCH) “Part 2: Trapped in Another World!”
STRANGE TALES v1 #103 (HUMAN TORCH) “Part 3: The End of Zemu!”
TALES TO ASTONISH v1 #38 (ANT-MAN) “Betrayed by the Ants!”
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY v1 #87 (THOR) “Prisoner of the Reds!”
INCREDIBLE HULK v1 #4 “The Monster and the Machine!”
MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS v2 #3/2 (MAGNETO) "Hateful"
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Re: Marvel Read Order

Post by Russ Chappell » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:51 pm

You have Amazing Fantasy #15 twice.
Jason Doty wrote: AMAZING ADULT FANTASY v1 #14/2 (TAD CARTER) “The Man in the Sky!”
AMAZING FANTASY v1 #15 (SPIDER-MAN) “Spider-Man!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #3 “Part 1: The Menace of the Miracle Man”
...
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #5 “Part 5: The Vengeance of Doctor Doom!”
AMAZING FANTASY v1 #15 (SPIDER-MAN) “Spider-Man!”
X-MEN v1 #38/2 (CYCLOPS) “A Man Called…X”

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Re: Marvel Read Order

Post by Starman » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:21 am

Jason Doty wrote: AMAZING ADULT FANTASY v1 #14/2 (TAD CARTER) “The Man in the Sky!”
AMAZING FANTASY v1 #15 (SPIDER-MAN) “Spider-Man!”
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #3 “Part 1: The Menace of the Miracle Man”
...
FANTASTIC FOUR v1 #5 “Part 5: The Vengeance of Doctor Doom!”
AMAZING FANTASY v1 #15 (SPIDER-MAN) “Spider-Man!”
X-MEN v1 #38/2 (CYCLOPS) “A Man Called…X”
Russ Chappell wrote: You have Amazing Fantasy #15 twice.
Choose the second entry of the two. (That's what I did when I did my read order list. I don't know if it can be of much help to you Jason, as I limited my read order list to just comics I do own, which means it has many gaps.)
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Re: Marvel Read Order

Post by Jason Doty » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:34 pm

Thanks Russ and Starman, I'll correct it as people make comments. I made your suggested correction.

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Re: Marvel Read Order Silver Age (1961-1962)

Post by Jason Doty » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:21 am

Is the story in Peter Parker the Spectacular Spider-Man no.60/2 that imparts new info on Amazing Fantasy no.15 narrated from a later point in time or a straight retelling with new scenes?

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Re: Marvel Read Order Silver Age (1961-1962)

Post by Starman » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:40 pm

In a way, both. The first page of the story is about his then present day life as a university student and freelance photographer, and the rest is a straight retelling with new scenes (edit: and some new info) which ends with Ben Parker's funeral day.
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Re: Marvel Read Order Silver Age (1961-1962)

Post by Jason Doty » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:04 pm

Thanks, Starman,I'll remove it. When stories are narrated from their place in history, you would read it at that time. If the story is presented as happening at this moment, I want to include it on the list in it's proper place.

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Re: Marvel Read Order Silver Age (1961-1962)

Post by zuckyd1 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:35 pm

There's also a pretty cool reading order being assembled here: http://cmro.travis-starnes.com

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Re: Marvel Read Order Silver Age (1961-1962)

Post by Paul Bourcier » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:12 am

That IS pretty cool! :thumbsup:
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