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The AvX Aftermath Reading Order


You Thought The Phoenix Wouldn't Bother You Anymore

Perhaps you're a little confused.

Began: February 6th, 2013
Ended: April 2013

Were you a fan of AvX Consequences? Were you fooled into thinking Marvel NOW! was the conclusion of the Avengers vs. X-Men event?

Maybe you were, and righty so. But guess what? It's not over. Not entirely. Marvel Comics introduced a brand new story arc called AvX Aftermath. And as you can guess, there's going to be some fallout.

What is AvX Aftermath? According to Marvel Comics it's just a Story Arc that involved Iron Man during his adventures into space. Basically, that ended up being the case with the exception that it puts Tony right in the purview of the Guardians of The Galaxy. Either way, that's why you're here; you want to follow along.

You've landed on a Summary Page and Reading Order for the AvX Aftermath event. It has been updated with every release, as news and information came out. The overall goal now is to give you as much insight as you need.

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What You Will Need To Know
Precursory and Necessary Knowledge

Picture: This is the only known logo currently on file for AvX Aftermath. "The Godkiller" may be Iron Man specific or systemic throughout the event.

AvX Aftermath, as it stands right now, is a single-title story arc surrounding Iron Man, Tony Stark. It never turned into a crossover event; none of the other Avengers are X-Men were involved. What it did do was show some celestial background of the Phoenix from the perspective of other aliens. In turn, it also placed Iron Man in space, near enough so that the Guardians of the Galaxy could bring him onboard for their adventures.

To understand this story better, you should follow the Avengers vs. X-Men event. In it, a cosmic entity known as The Phoenix is on a course towards earth. The Avengers believe it will destroy the world; the X-Men believe it will change and perhaps revive the mutant race. This clash of idealogies pits both supergroups against each other as the creatures looms closer and closer.

The AvX Aftermath Reading List
The Basic Organization of Issues

Final Update: 04/17/2013

Chapter 1: The Godkiller
001 Iron Man #6
002 Iron Man #7
003 Iron Man #8<--Released: 04/17/2013. This is a single title Story Arc.

Update Notes
Last Submission: 04/18/2013

The Reading Order is now final.

04/17/2013: Implemented the latest issue. This finishes the Story Arc, putting Iron Man out in Space.
03/07/2013: It's understood that AvXAftermath: Godkiller is a 3-part story arc. This page, however, will be used as a backup if Marvel decides to create any further story arcs that use the AvX Aftermath synopsis. This week's release has been added.

02/15/2013: As explained by my friend Slappypyne, Marvel expects Iron Man to be the only title associated with the AvXAftermath banner. This page will likely be classified as nothing more than a Story Arc. If, however, they decide to add more in the future, we'll be ready!
02/11/2013: Started this Summary Page and Reading Order for AvX Aftermath. This is almost NO information on the event, so it's going to take lots of prying to get Marvel to tell us what they know.

The Listing Summaries
Includes Spoilers - So Beware!

Chapter 1: Godkiller

001 Iron Man #6 (The Beginning of The Godkiller story arc. Tony Stark has now decided to head into space and seek adventure in the stars. Leading him into a battle with Space Pirates and Cosmic Terrorists, he emerges victorious, coming into contact with an ancient race known as the Voldi on his birthday. Little is know about them except that they've had there hands in moving many of the other races, including the Kree and Shi'ar, along in their technologies. Tony becomes entranced with a Voldi Princess, and tries some of his charm, but is rebuffed when she sees he has "disgusting" hair on his face. Feeling neglected, he's surprised by an assault of robotic forces. Destroying them, one of the A.I.s tell him he's a wanted criminal for "Deicide". Tony turns himself in and finds out that The Phoenix, also know to the Voldi as The Void Falcon is their god. And he is guilty for its murder.

002 Iron Man #7 (Continues from Iron Man #6 after a short period. Tony is now a prisoner of the Voldi and has been called on to answer for crimes against their people and their god, which turns out to be the Phoenix Force. The issue is built a lot like a Star Wars movie, but ultimately the robot, or droid, supplying him with drinks reveals itself to be Recorder 451, a Rigellian creation unique to its kind because of a programming malfunction. Explaining it's origin, it tells Tony of a play to invoke Shay-Tah Run, a Voldi rite of combat. In Star Trek-like Captain Kirk fashion, Tony issues the challenge during his trial and ends up in an arena like a pit fighter. Fortunately for him, the Voldi suck at fighting; Tony beats them all up. At the same time, the Recorder is searching for Tony's armor, getting closer by the moment. But as Tony tires, the goal is for him to stay alive long enough for this plot to work. Getting worried, though, the Voldi Supreme Justicar begins to consider that Stark's success in combat may cause a problem. Her advisor comes up with a solution, and on the last page Tony meets his final opponent, Death's Head the Bounty Hunter.)
003 Iron Man #8 (Continues immediately from Iron Man #7. Death's Head begins attacking and all Tony can do is run. Elsewhere, Recorder 451 reaches the Iron Man armor and convinces the Pepper AI to rescue him. In the meantime, he steals the Voldi "Heart", a very special device. Back at the arena, Tony is saved as a moments notice when his armor flies in, knocking Death's Head away. He suits up and rockets back to his mobile armory. While gearing up, Pepper tells him something bad is happening back at the Voldi base. It the Celestials: they are now destroying the ancient race. Before Iron Man can turn and help them, Recorder 451 displays his image saying that they heart was a device they used to siphon power off The Celestials. Once he removed it, The Celestials killed them like a tick. It turns out all this was Recorder's idea: to lure Stark to The Voldi and use him as a distraction while he stole The Heart. Thanking Iron Man, he disappears.)

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Release List
What We Know, What To Expect

Either it's been tight-lipped, Marvel doesn't know, or it "somehow" slipped under the radar. In this section, any related titles listed alphabetically. Titles in bold mean they are already out.

Iron Man #6
Iron Man #7
Iron Man #8

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Premise: The Phoenix, a cosmic entity capable of destroying worlds, is heading towards earth. No one knows why, but the Avengers believe it will be a World-killer event. Over on the other side of the continent, however, Scott Summers aka Cyclops believes this may herald a new era for mutantkind. No one really knows, but standing in this middle of this clash are The Scarlet Witch, newly arrived on the scene after being thought dead, and Hope Summers aka The Mutant Messiah. These two ladies are about to enact a prophecy. The question is, will it be for good or ill?

Your Comments
Insight, Info, and Idealogies Welcome

Thanks for reading! This Summary Page is meant to organize information surrounding The AvX Aftermath event. (That's Avengers vs. X-Men: Aftermath, just to be clear.) If you see anything of importance, find a news article, or would like to chime in, you're insights are valuable. Please drop a message from what you've seen or heard. Just remember to be courteous.


  1. Via Twitter:

    Kieron Gillen confirms that the AvX Aftermath story is only in Iron Man.

    1. Thanks!

      I suspected so, but Marvel changes their mind every now and then. Appreciate it, Slappypyne.