In an effort to keep supporting reading orders for many of the larger comic events(or even just long storylines), we are posting the complete Age of Ultron reading order. This obviously was popularized recently with the newest Avengers film, so we started with the Comic Herald’s great reading order and got it here for you.
Age of Ultron Trade Reading Order
Unfortunately, Age of Ultron doesn’t have a mega hardcover with the entire reading order included. That said, this trade collection will get you Avengers #12.1 (a bit of prologue) and Age of Ultron #1 to #10. Seeing as Age of Ultron isn’t overly tie-in heavy, this actually works pretty well for the event.
The Complete Issue by Issue Reading Order
This Point One issue of Avengers acts as an off-hand Age of Ultron prologue, well before the actual events of AU.
Avengers Assemble #14AU
This Fantastic Four tie-in occurs chronologically before Age of Ultron #1. Personally I prefer to read it as it was published after the first two AU issues, with the universe of Ultron already established, but if you want to follow a more linear timeline, bump it before AU #1.
Superior Spider-Man #6AU
Superior Spider-Man causes some unique continuity problems. For starters, you’ll definitely want to be caught up on the first few issues of Superior Spider-Man or find yourself smacked in the childhood with major spoilers. Second, Bendis’s Age of Ultron issues seem to ignore the major change within Superior, making for a mildly confusing debate on the state of Spidey in AU. Most importantly – the big reveal at the end of Age of Ultron #3 is actually teased for eagle-eyed readers in Superior. There’s an argument to be made to read Age of Ultron #3 first to save this surprise, but chronologically this book is before AU #3.
Chronology of this issue is very open. Largely standalone events, so you can really fit in at any point in the first six or so issues. Here works just fine, as published.
Age of Ultron #8
Age of Ultron: Epilogue #10AI
Hunger #1 to #4