The Secret Invasion is over, the Skrulls have been defeated but once where we were asked to embrace change now we are forced to accept it.
From the ashes of Secret Invasion Norman Osborn has risen to power and has now been proclaimed the protector of the world. What plans does his Cabal have in store? What will the heroes of the Marvel Universe do now that the villains are on top? Can Norman keep the Green Goblin in check? And who are his Dark Avengers? As the dark clouds cover the Marvel Universe his reign has begun.
Volume 5: The Dark Avengers
Secret Invasion: Dark Reign (1/2)- stop after Emma gets invite
Uncanny 505 (portion)- Emma notices Cyke is up to something/talks to Storm/accepts invite
Secret Invasion: Dark Reign (2/2)
Iron Man 8- just to transition Osborn, set up Iron Man series
New Avengers 47-49 (1/2)- stop “guess who made the list”
Dark Avengers 1
New Avengers 49 (2/2) – 50
Dark Avengers 2-4
Free Comic Book Day: Avengers*
Dark Avengers 5-6
Uncanny X-Men Annual 2
Dark Reign: The Cabal One Shot
Dark Reign: The Hood 1-5
Thor 600-602- meets Dark Avengers/Latveria set up/meets Dr. Strange
New Avengers 51 (1/2)- stop after Spidey/Jones talk
Amazing Spider-Man 601- back up story Spidey/Jones talk
New Avengers 51 (2/2) – 54- Dr Strange/Hood defeated
Amazing Spider-Man 595-599- American Son
Dark Reign: New Nation- New Avengers Reunion Intro
New Avengers Reunion (Mockingbird uniform change)
Wolverine 73-74 (Wolvy/Spidey heart to heart)
Dark Reign: Files
*FCBD: Avengers is a mini comic, there is a reprint in a Heroic Age Avengers Magazine.
Dark Reign: Avengers Prime
Tony Stark has lost everything. The Avengers, his fortune and his position as lead of S.H.I.E.L.D. However he does not leave Stark Tower empty handed. After storing the S.H.R.A. (Super Hero Registration Act) Database in his mind he goes on the run from Norman Osborn to protect the identities of the registered super humans. As he slowly erases the database from his mind he is also erasing his mind…
Loki’s schemes begin to build as Thor is banished from Asgard! Can he find Sif in die before the body she inhabits expires? And as Dr. Doom’s continues his twisted experiments it ultimately leads to a confrontation with the Asgardians and Thor!
Finally the new Captain America settles into his new uniform when someone from his past forces him to lay down his shield. The Winter Soldier has returned! And what has Sharon Carter remembered? A figure in the light?
Iron Man 8-17
Iron Man Requiem – retelling origin
Iron Man 18-19 (remove last page of 19 for Modern Avengers Vol 6.)
Giant Sized Thor Finale
Captain America 43-50
Captain America 600
Volume 6: The New Avengers Strike Back
Lines have been crossed. As Osborn tries to strengthen his grip on the Marvel Universe things and people begin slipping through his fingers. As new laws are drafted to restrict mutant rights Norman finds an opportunity to boost his public standing. However he faces the mutant militia known as the X-Men and their leader Cyclops. Forming a mutant group of his own Norman unveils his Dark X-Men. It’s a chess game of war but who will be the victor?
Then New Avengers find themselves once again facing off against the Hood’s crew but where is the Hood? Things go from bad to worse as the Avengers are stripped of their powers and then the Dark Avengers arrive! A ray of light shines through Norman’s reign as the greatest Avenger is reborn! And what exactly is going on with the Sentry?
Utopia One Shot
Uncanny X-Men 513
Dark Avengers 7
Uncanny X-Men 514
Dark Avengers 8
Exodus – Utopia conclusion
Dark Avengers 9
Thunderbolts 137 – Luke Cage/Iron Fist
New Avengers 55-60
Captain America Reborn 1-6
Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield?
Dark Avengers 10-12
Dark Reign The List: Avengers
New Avengers Annual 3
Dark Reign The List: Amazing Spider-Man
Invincible Iron Man 19 (last page)
Invincible Iron Man 20-24
Mighty Avengers 34* -Loki/Thor
Dark Avengers Annual 1
Dark Reign Files
* I mainly put this here as the round table discussion talks about recent events that are in this volume. If I put it with the rest of Mighty it would spoil things that happen before you get to this volume. If you’re not binding Mighty Avengers then you can leave it out.
Continues in Siege!