One of the best things about comic books is the publication-wide series or events. Marvel Comics does these right and I am always on the hook for purchasing them. Here are my favorite Marvel comic book events.
#5 – ANNIHILATION
Parallel stories pitting the Silver Surfer, Nova, Ronan the Accuser and the Super-Skrull against Annihilus and his forces lead into a climatic six-issue war written by Keith Giffen with art by Andrea DiVito! Follow the machinations of Thanos, the power of Galactus and the early seeds that will create the Guardians of the Galaxy!
#4 – MAXIMUM CARNAGE
Carnage has returned and he’s ready to bring his brand of murder and mayhem to New York. But when Carnage adopts like-minded allies, it becomes Maximum Carnage. Can Spider-Man, Venom and others stop him? This story arc features no core issues, but is a 14-part comic book storyline published in Spider-Man titles.
#3 – CIVIL WAR
After the death of hundreds of innocent civilians caught in a battle between the New Warriors and Nitro, the government passes into law the Super Human Registration Act – thus sparking the first ever super hero civil war! With every hero rallying behind either Iron Man’s pro-registration forces or Captain America’s opposition, brothers-in-arms become sworn enemies!
#2 – SECRET INVASION
While in the grips of paranoia, Earth’s mightiest heroes have to band together to fight off an armada of Skrull ships carrying an army of super-charged alien warriors! Traitors are exposed and lives are lost as the shape-shifting zealots lay claim to the planet, and only by compromising their ideals do the heroes stand a chance!
#1 – THE INFINITY GAUNTLET
The Mad Titan Thanos has seized control of Infinity Gauntlet and with it near-omnipotent power! Who can stop this deadly new overlord? All of Marvel’s top heroes star in this epic of cosmic proportions!
This is the series the Infinity War Sage was based on for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Those are my favorite Marvel comic book events. Any questions or more recommendations, let me know!