Marvel Comics Timeline: Classic Origins

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What’s in the Marvel Comics Timeline: Classic Origins?

Welcome to the second chapter of the Marvel Comics timeline. This section covers all of the early origins for popular Marvel characters from the Golden/Silver ages of Marvel. This includes comics focusing on characters like Captain America, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and members of the Avengers. For the full list of timelines in the Marvel 616 timeline, visit our main Marvel Multiverse page.

Only comics make up this timeline. Since the contents are not multi-media like many of our other timelines, there is no color coding found here. This timeline also does not include the publication year or author. We do this because Marvel releases multiple re-releases across several years, and you will often find multiple authors per trade paperback. For that reason, we do not include them. However, if you’re looking for an easy-to-follow list of books in the Marvel 616 timeline, this is the best place to start. We hope you enjoy!

Be sure to let us know if you see anything that needs to be added, changed, or deleted from the timeline. You can do so on our contact page, or by contacting Jason through Twitter.

#Series:Buy:Name:Type:Notes:
1World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics Vol. 1Comic
2World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery Vol. 1Comic
3World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics Vol. 2Comic
4World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Mystic Comics Vol. 1Comic
5World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics Vol. 3Comic
6World War TwoBuyGolden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus Vol. 1Comic
7World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics Vol. 4Comic
8World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America Vol. 1Comic
9World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Marvel Comics Vol. 5Comic
10World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch Vol. 1Comic
11World War TwoBuyTimely Comics Presents: The Human TorchComic
12World War TwoBuyCaptain America: The Classic Years Vol. 1Comic
13World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America Vol. 2Comic
14World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Sub-Mariner Vol. 1Comic
15World War TwoBuyThe Marvels ProjectComic
16World War TwoBuyCaptain America: The Classic Years Vol. 2Comic
17World War TwoBuyCaptain America: The Classic YearsComic
18World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Daring Mystery Vol. 2Comic
19World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners Vol. 1Comic
20World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America Vol. 3Comic
21World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age USA Comics Vol. 1Comic
22World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Young Allies Vol. 1Comic
23World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch Vol. 2Comic
24World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America Vol. 4Comic
25World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Sub-Mariner Vol. 2Comic
26World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America Vol. 5Comic
27World War TwoBuyMiss FuryComic
28World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners Vol. 2Comic
29World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Human Torch Vol. 3Comic
30World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age Sub-Mariner Vol. 3Comic
31World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners Vol. 3Comic
32World War TwoBuyTimely Comics Presents: All Winners ComicsComic
33World War TwoBuyX-Men: Magneto TestamentComic
34World War TwoBuyFury: PeacemakerComic
35World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Sgt. Fury Vol. 1Comic
36World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Sgt. Fury Vol. 2Comic
37World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Sgt. Fury Vol. 3Comic
38World War TwoBuyInvaders Classic Vol. 1Comic
39World War TwoBuyInvaders Classic Vol. 2Comic
40World War TwoBuyInvaders Classic Vol. 3Comic
41World War TwoBuyInvaders Classic Vol. 4Comic
42World War TwoBuyCaptain America / Black Panther: Flags Of Our FathersComic
43World War TwoBuyCaptain America: The 1940s Newspaper StripComic
44World War TwoBuyMarvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners Vol. 4Comic
45The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Venus Vol. 1Comic
46The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales Vol. 1Comic
47The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Battlefield Vol. 1Comic
48The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Journey Into Mystery Vol. 1Comic
49The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales Vol. 2Comic
50The Cold War EraBuyGolden Age Of Marvel Comics Vol. 1Comic
51The Cold War EraBuyGolden Age Of Marvel Comics Vol. 2Comic
52The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Menace Vol. 1Comic
53The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Heroes Vol. 1Comic
54The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales Vol. 3Comic
55The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Jungle Adventure Vol. 1Comic
56The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Heroes Vol. 2Comic
57The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Journey Into Mystery Vol. 2Comic
58The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Jungle Adventure Vol. 2Comic
59The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Heroes Vol. 3Comic
60The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales Vol. 4Comic
61The Cold War EraBuySub-Mariner: The DepthsComic
62The Cold War EraBuyCaptain America: America FirstComic
63The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Journey Into Mystery Vol. 3Comic
64The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Black Knight / Yellow Claw Vol. 1Comic
65The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales To Astonish Vol. 1Comic
66The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales Of Suspense Vol. 1Comic
67The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales To Astonish Vol. 2Comic
68The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales Of Suspense Vol. 2Comic
69The Cold War EraBuyFantastic Four: Maximum EditionComic
70The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales To Astonish Vol. 3Comic
71The Cold War EraBuyMonster MasterworksComic
72The Cold War EraBuyMarvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales Of Suspense Vol. 3Comic
73The Cold War EraBuyAmazing Fantasy OmnibusComic
74The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyBirth Of Spider-Man Box SetComic
75The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuySpider-Man: With Great Power…Comic
76The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyThor: First ThunderComic
77The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyThor: The Mighty Avenger Vol. 1Comic
78The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyThor: The Mighty Avenger Vol. 2Comic
79The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyFantastic Four Pocket BookComic
80The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyMarvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 1Comic
81The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyFantastic Four Collector’s AlbumComic
82The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyFantastic Four: First FamilyComic
83The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyIncredible Hulk Pocket Book 1Comic
84The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyHulk: The Coming Of The HulkComic
85The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 1Comic
86The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuySpider-Man Visionaries: Kurt BusiekComic
87The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyUntold Tales Of Spider-ManComic
88The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyUntold Tales Of Spider-Man: Strange EncounterComic
89The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuySpider-Man / Dr. Octopus: Year OneComic
90The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyAmazing Spider-Man Masterworks Volume 1Comic
91The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyAmazing Spider-Man Pocket Book 1Comic
92The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyEssential Fantastic Four Vol. 1Comic
93The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyMarvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 2Comic
94The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 1Comic
95The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyMarvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man Vol. 1Comic
96The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Human Torch Vol. 1Comic
97The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 1Comic
98The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyIron Man: Enter The MandarinComic
99The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1Comic
100The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyX-Men: Children Of The AtomComic
101The Modern Marvel Age BeginsBuyMarvel: Classic OriginsComic
102The Silver AgeBuyAvengers Masterworks Vol. 1Comic
103The Silver AgeBuyAvengers: The OriginComic
104The Silver AgeBuyAvengers: Earth’s Mightiest HeroesComic
105The Silver AgeBuyAmazing Spider-Man Pocket Book 2Comic
106The Silver AgeBuyFantastic Four Omnibus Vol. 1Comic
107The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 3Comic
108The Silver AgeBuyAmazing Spider-Man Collector’s AlbumComic
109The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 1Comic
110The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 2Comic
111The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 2Comic
112The Silver AgeBuyIncredible Hulk Collector’s AlbumComic
113The Silver AgeBuyEssential Thor Vol. 1Comic
114The Silver AgeBuyEssential Spider-Man Vol. 1Comic
115The Silver AgeBuyAmazing Spider-Man Pocket Book 3Comic
116The Silver AgeBuyStrange: Beginnings And EndingsComic
117The Silver AgeBuyDoctor Strange: Master Of The Mystic Arts Pocket Book 1Comic
118The Silver AgeBuyFantastic Four Return Collector’s AlbumComic
119The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: The X-Men Vol. 1Comic
120The Silver AgeBuyThe Mighty Thor Collector’s AlbumComic
121The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 2Comic
122The Silver AgeBuyDaredevil: The Man Without FearComic
123The Silver AgeBuyEssential Human Torch Vol. 1Comic
124The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Human Torch Vol. 2Comic
125The Silver AgeBuyEssential Ant-Man Vol. 1Comic
126The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man Vol. 2Comic
127The Silver AgeBuyEssential Fantastic Four Vol. 2Comic
128The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 4Comic
129The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 2Comic
130The Silver AgeBuyThe Mighty Thor Omnibus Vol. 1Comic
131The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 3Comic
132The Silver AgeBuyThor: Blood OathComic
133The Silver AgeBuyCaptain America Pocket BookComic
134The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 3Comic
135The Silver AgeBuyEssential Iron Man Vol. 1Comic
136The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol. 1Comic
137The Silver AgeBuyEssential Avengers Vol. 1Comic
138The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange Vol. 1Comic
139The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 2Comic
140The Silver AgeBuyDoctor Strange: Master Of The Mystic Arts Pocket Book 2Comic
141The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 5Comic
142The Silver AgeBuySilver Surfer: The Coming Of GalactusComic
143The Silver AgeBuyMarvel Masterworks: The X-Men Vol. 2Comic
144The Silver AgeBuyFantastic Four: The Coming Of GalactusComic
145The Silver AgeBuyAmazing Spider-Man Omnibus Vol. 1Comic
146The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 3Comic
147The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 4Comic
148The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Classic X-Men Vol. 1 (formerly Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1)Comic
149The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Captain America Vol. 1Comic
150The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 4Comic
151The Late SixtiesBuyHere Comes… Daredevil Collector’s AlbumComic
152The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol. 2Comic
153The Late SixtiesBuyIron Man Omnibus Vol. 1Comic
154The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 3Comic
155The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Spider-Man Vol. 2Comic
156The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Mini BooksComic
157The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Thor Vol. 2Comic
158The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Sub – Mariner Vol. 1Comic
159The Late SixtiesBuyIncredible HulkComic
160The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Daredevil Vol. 1Comic
161The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 1Comic
162The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 6Comic
163The Late SixtiesBuyFantastic Four: DoomsdayComic
164The Late SixtiesBuyAmazing Spider-Man: The End Of The Green GoblinComic
165The Late SixtiesBuyX-Men Omnibus Vol. 1Comic
166The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The X-Men Vol. 3Comic
167The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Incredible Hulk Vol. 1Comic
168The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 4Comic
169The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 5Comic
170The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Fantastic Four Vol. 3Comic
171The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 5Comic
172The Late SixtiesBuyFantastic Four Omnibus Vol. 2Comic
173The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol. 3Comic
174The Late SixtiesBuyAmazing Spider-Man: Wings Of The VultureComic
175The Late SixtiesBuyFantastic Four: Featuring The Peerless Power Of The Silver SurferComic
176The Late SixtiesBuyFantastic Four: Where Stalks The SandmanComic
177The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Avengers Vol. 2Comic
178The Late SixtiesBuyIncredible Hulk Pocket Book 2Comic
179The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 7Comic
180The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Iron Man Vol. 2Comic
181The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The X-Men Vol. 4Comic
182The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 5Comic
183The Late SixtiesBuyIncredible Hulk Omnibus Vol. 1Comic
184The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 3Comic
185The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Captain America Vol. 2Comic
186The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Mighty Thor Vol. 6Comic
187The Late SixtiesBuyFantastic Four: The Flames Of BattleComic
188The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Doctor Strange Vol. 1Comic
189The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange Vol. 2Comic
190The Late SixtiesBuyNick Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D.Comic
191The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 4Comic
192The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner Vol. 2Comic
193The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Sub-Mariner Vol. 1Comic
194The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Captain America Vol. 1Comic
195The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 6Comic
196The Late SixtiesBuyAmazing Spider-Man: To Kill A Spider-ManComic
197The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Daredevil Vol. 4Comic
198The Late SixtiesBuySpectacular Spider-Man FacsimileComic
199The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2Comic
200The Late SixtiesBuyInvincible Iron Man: The Tragedy And The TriumphComic
201The Late SixtiesBuyFantastic FirstsComic
202The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Spider-Man Vol. 3 (2005 Edition)Comic
203The Late SixtiesBuyIncredible Hulk: This Monster UnleashedComic
204The Late SixtiesBuyNick Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Who is Scorpio?Comic
205The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 6Comic
206The Late SixtiesBuyBring On The Bad GuysComic
207The Late SixtiesBuyBring On The Bad Guys (1998 Edition)Comic
208The Late SixtiesBuySon Of Origins Of Marvel ComicsComic
209The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 8Comic
210The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Incredible Hulk Vol. 4Comic
211The Late SixtiesBuyAmazing Spider-Man: Madness Of MysterioComic
212The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 7Comic
213The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Spider-Man Vol. 3 (2002 Edition)Comic
214The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Daredevil Vol. 2Comic
215The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: Captain Marvel Vol. 1Comic
216The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel’s Greatest Superhero BattlesComic
217The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Classic X-Men Vol. 2Comic
218The Late SixtiesBuyEssential Fantastic Four Vol. 4Comic
219The Late SixtiesBuyMarvel Masterworks: The X-Men Vol. 5Comic

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