The definitive, chronological, and up-to-date guide and trade reading-order on collecting Uncanny Avengers comic books via omnibuses, hardcovers, and trade paperback graphic novels. A part of Crushing Krisis’s Crushing Comics. Last updated July 2016 with titles scheduled for release through March 2017.
The word “Uncanny” had always been a mutants-only adjective at Marvel and The Avengers franchise included relatively few mutant members.
That all changed in the wake of Marvel’s massive Avengers vs. X-Men crossover in 2012. The flagship book of their new Marvel Now line-up was Uncanny Avengers – a greatest hits combination of the most recognizable members of both teams, all striving to maintain Professor Xavier’s message of unity.
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In the wake of Avengers vs. X-Men anyone can be an Avenger – including lifelong X-Men like Havok and Rogue, and Avengers disassembler Scarlet Witch! They team up with Captain America, Thor, and the omnipresent Wolverine under the pen of Rick Remender.
Two stories play out in this run: one, a time travel paradox with Apocalypse and Kang was seemingly meant as the climax of his Uncanny X-Force run. The second is a Red Skull story that emerges directly from AvX and is resolved in Axis. A subsequent brief volume is an adventure on Counter Earth with a markedly different team that now also includes Quicksilver and Doctor Druid.
in a single oversized volume…
Uncanny Avengers Omnibus Oversize Hardcover
Collects #1-25, 8AU, & Annual 1
as originally released…
The next three volumes tell a single, long-form story.
Annual 1: Avengers: Revelations
Collects Thanos Annual 1, Uncanny Avengers Annual 1, New Avengers Annual 1, Avengers Annual 1
Avengers & X-Men: Axis – See Marvel Universe Events. This is very much an Uncanny Avengers event – in fact, it was originally going to be the next nine issues of the series!
Vol. 2, #1-5: Vol. 1: Counter-Evolutionary
A chance for big name creators to make unusual pairings out of Avengers and X-Men, with two stories in each issue. Though this sounds like a mini-series, it has been promoted as an ongoing – and it’s pretty entertaining.
#1-6: A+X, Vol. 1 = Awesome (ISBN 0785166742)
#7-12: A+X, Vol. 2 = Amazing (ISBN 0785166750)
#13-18: A+X, Vol. 3 = Outstanding (ISBN 0785190112)
Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan takes the reigns of this edition. He foregrounds Rogue as the main character and combat leader, though Captain America, Quicksilver, and the unlikely addition of Deadpool all play key roles.
#8: Avengers: Standoff
Collects Welcome To Pleasant Hill Prologue 1, Assault On Pleasant Hill Alpha 1, Agents Of S.h.i.e.l.d. 3-4, Uncanny Avengers 7, All-new, All-different Avengers 7-8, New Avengers 8-10, Captain America: Sam Wilson 7-8, Uncanny Avengers 8, Illuminati 6, Howling Commandos 6, Assault On Pleasant Hill Omega 1. Available in oversize hardcover.
#13-17: Unity Vol. 3: Civil War II (ISBN 978-1-302-90234-6)
Civil War II: See Marvel Universe Events
#18-22: Unity Vol. 4: Red Skull
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