Captain America Earth-616 Normal Timeline

The way the world works:

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby were deeply morally repulsed by the actions of Nazi Germany in the years leading up to the United States’ involvement in World War II and felt war was inevitable. Captain America was created in 1940, a full year before the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, as a politically charged superhero. In his first issue, Captain America (Steve Rogers) is seen punching Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, which at the time was very controversial as the US had not yet declared war. Tackling questions of America’s views and values is a trait Captain America comics and movies hold still. Earth-616 (Mainstream) Marvel heroes live in a version of real life.

Reader’s Note: This timeline will only focus on the books in which a given characters’ story and world had an impact – if they are in just one page, that will not count. However, for events or super groups, I will include the main book even if the character is not in all parts of the book. Also, for easy collecting, I will be listing by graphic novels. Thanks to http://www.comicsbackissues.com/comic-book-reading-order/captain-america-reading-order/ and http://comicbookdb.com/

This list is broken down into sections for ease-of-reading only:

Golden Age Captain America Omnibus Vol. 1

The Marvels Project

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners Vol. 1

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Young Allies  Vol. 1

Marvel Master Works Golden Age Captain America Vol. 4

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America Vol. 5

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Young Allies – Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age Captain America Vol. 6

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All Winners Vol. 3

Marvel Masterworks: Golden Age All-Winners Vol. 4

Captain America / Black Panther: Flags of our Fathers

Captain America: The 1940s Newspaper Strip

Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Heroes Vol. 2

Captain America: Theater of War: The Complete Collection

The Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1

Captain America Omnibus, Vol. 1

The Avengers Omnibus Vol. 2

Captain America Omnibus Vol. 2

Marvel Masterworks: Avengers Vol. 7

Marvel Masterworks: Avengers Vol. 8

Marvel Masterworks: Avengers Vol. 9

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 10

Marvel Masterworks: Captain America Vol. 7

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 11

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 12

Captain America Vol. 1: Secret Empire

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 13

Captain America Vol. 2:  Nomad

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 14

Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 15

Avengers Epic Collection: The Final Threat Avengers:

Guardians of the Galaxy: Tomorrow’s Avengers, Vol. 2

Avengers: Nights of Wundagore

Avengers: Heart of Stone

Captain America by Jack Kirby Vol. 1: Madbomb

Captain America by Jack Kirby Vol. 2: Bicentennial Battles

Captain America by Jack Kirby Vol. 3: The Swine

Captain America Epic Collection: Dawn’s Early Light

The Death of Captain Marvel

Avengers: The Trial of Yellowjacket

Avengers: The Contest

Avengers: Absolute Vision Book 1

Marvel Masterworks: Deathlok Vol. 1

Captain America: Death of the Red Skull

Avengers: Falcon

Secret Wars

Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars (This is part of the 2015 Secret Wars but takes place here. Far as I can tell the 2015 Secret Wars Warzones books all have stories that take different versions of a character as the world brakes down so “canon” is loose with these. )

Avengers: Absolute Vision Book 2

Captain America Epic Collection: Society of Serpents

Avengers: The Legacy of Thanos

Secret Wars II Omnibus

Avengers: The Once and Future Kang

Avengers Epic Collection: Under Siege

Captain America: Scourge of the Underworld

Avengers Epic Collection Judgment Day

Captain America: The Captain

Avengers: Heavy Metal

X-Men: Inferno Vol. 1

X-Men: Inferno Crossovers

X-Men: Inferno Vol. 2

Captain America: The Bloodstone Hunt

Acts of Vengeance Omnibus

Captain America Epic Collection: Streets of Poison

Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus

Avengers: Galactic Storm Vol. 1

Avengers: Galactic Storm Vol. 2

Captain America: Man & Wolf

Infinity War

Infinity Crusade Vol. 1

Infinity Crusade Vol. 2

X-Men/Avengers Bloodties

Captain America: Fighting Chance – Denial

Captain America: Fighting Chance – Acceptance

Captain America Epic Collection: Man Without a Country

Avengers: The Crossing

Avengers/Iron Man: First Sign

 

Event heading into 90’s reboot

 

X-Men/Avengers: Onslaught Omnibus

 

 

90’s reboot

Heroes Reborn: Captain America

Heroes Reborn: Avengers

Heroes Reborn: The Return

Captain America: To Serve and Protect

The Avengers Vol. 1 Omnibus

Captain America: American Nightmare

Captain America: Red Glare

Contest Of Champions II

Captain America: Land of the Free

Avengers Vol. 2 Omnibus

Omnibus Captain America by Dan Jurgens Vol. 1

Captain America by Dan Jurgens Vol. 2

Avengers / X-MEN: Maximum Security

Thanos: Infinity Abyss

Captain America By Dan Jurgens Vol.  3

Avengers: The Complete Collection by Geoff Johns Vol. 1

The 9/11 reboot

Captain America Vol.  1: The New Deal

Captain America Vol.  2: The Extremists

Captain America Vol. 3: Ice

Captain America Vol. 4: Cap Lives

Captain America Vol. 5: Homeland

Avengers: The Complete Collection by Geoff Johns Vol. 2

Wolverine & Captain America

Avengers/Thunderbolts Vol. 1: The Nefaria Protocols

Avengers/Thunderbolts Vol. 2: Best Intentions

Avengers Vol. 4: Lionheart of Avalon

Avengers Vol. 5: Once An Invader

Captain America & The Falcon Vol. 1: Two Americas

Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America

Captain America and the Falcon Vol. 2: Brothers and Keepers

Avengers Disassembled

Captain America Vol. 1: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection

Secret War

Secret War Young Avengers Ultimate Collection

New Avengers Vol. 1: Breakout

New Avengers Vol. 2: Sentry

House of M

New Avengers Vol. 3: Secrets And Lies

Captain America Vol. 2: Red Menace Ultimate Collection

New Avengers Vol. 4: The Collective

 

Civil War Event and Death

Civil War

Civil War: Front Line
Civil War: New Avengers

Death of Captain America: The Complete Collection

New Avengers Vol. 6: Revolution

New Avengers Vol. 7: The Trust

New Avengers Vol. 8: Secret Invasion Book 1

Secret Invasion

New Avengers Vol. 9: Secret Invasion Book 2

Dark Reign: Accept Change

New Avengers Vol. 10: Power

New Avengers Vol. 11: Search for the Sorcerer Supreme

Captain America: The Man with No Face

 

Captain America Reborn reboot

Captain America: Road to Reborn

Dark Reign: Young Avengers

New Avengers Vol. 12: Powerloss

Captain America: Reborn

Captain America: Two Americas

Siege

New Avengers: Siege

Siege: Battlefield

Avengers Prime

Avengers Vol. 1

Chaos War

New Avengers Vol. 1

Captain America: No Escape

Captain America: The Trial of Captain America

Secret Avengers Vol. 1: Mission to Mars

Secret Avengers Vol. 2: Eyes of the Dragon

Captain America: Hail Hydra

Avengers: The Children’s Crusade

Avengers Vol. 2

New Avengers Vol. 2

Fear Itself: Secret Avengers

Fear Itself

Avengers: Fear Itself

Winter Soldier Vol. 1: The Longest Winter

Fear Itself: The Fearless

Secret Avengers Vol. 3: Run the Mission, Don’t Get Seen, Save the World

Captain America Vol. 1

Captain America: Prisoner of War

Captain America and Bucky: The Life Story of Bucky Barnes

Captain America and Bucky: Old Wounds

Secret Avengers by Rick Remender Vol. 1

Captain America Vol. 2

Avengers Vol. 3

Captain America and Iron Man

Avengers Assemble

Captain America by Ed Brubaker Vol. 3

 

Avengers vs. X-Men Event heading to Marvel Now!

Avengers: X-Sanction

Avengers vs. X-Men

New Avengers Vol. 3

New Avengers Vol. 4

Avengers Vol. 4

Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 5

New Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 5

Secret Avengers by Rick Remender Vol. 2

Secret Avengers by Rick Remender Vol. 3

Captain America by Ed Brubaker Vol. 4

Marvel Now!

Uncanny Avengers Omnibus

A+X – Vol. 1: =Awesome

 

Starts the story that makes Steve Rogers his actual age

Captain America Vol. 1: Castaway in Dimension Z Book 1

Captain America Vol. 2: Castaway in Dimension Z Book 2

Captain America Vol. 3: Loose Nuke

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences

Avengers Vol. 1

New Avengers Vol.1

Avengers: Endless Wartime

Avengers Vol. 2

Avengers Assemble: Science Bros

Young Avengers, Vol. 1

Age of Ultron

A.I. Vol. 1: Human After All

A+X Vol. 2: = Amazing

Secret Avengers – Vol. 1.: Reverie

Secret Avengers Vol. 2: Iliad

Avengers: The Enemy Within

Infinity

Infinity Companion

A+X Vol. 3: = Outstanding

Avengers Assemble: The Forgeries of Jealousy

Inhumanity

Avengers A.I. Vol. 2: 12,000 A.D.

Avengers Vol. 3

Avengers World Vol. 1: A.I.M.PIRE

Avengers World Vol. 2: Ascension

Avengers World Vol. 3: Next World

All-New Invaders Vol. 1: Gods and Soldiers

Winter Soldier: The Bitter March

Captain America Vol. 4: The Iron Nail

Original Sin

All-New Invaders Vol. 2: Original Sin

 

Sam Wilson is given the Captain America title

Captain America Vol. 5: The Tomorrow Soldier

Death of Wolverine

Deadpool: The Ones With Deadpool

All-New Invaders Vol. 3: The Martians are Coming

Avengers: Revelations

Avengers & X-Men: Axis

All-New Captain America Vol. 1: Hydra Ascendant

All-New Captain America: Fear Him

Axis: Revolutions

Captain America & the Mighty Avengers Vol. 1: Open for Business

Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1: Counter-Evolutionary

All-New Captain America: Fear Him

Amazing Spider-Man/Inhuman/All-New Captain America: Inhuman Error

Start of the Secret Wars event that ends 616 (Technically ending Marvel’s comics)

Avengers World Vol. 4: Before Times Runs Out

Avengers: Time Runs Out

Captain America & the Mighty Avengers Vol. 2: Last Days

Secret Wars

Civil War: Warzones! (Far as I can tell the 2015 Secret Wars Warzones books all have stories that take different versions of a character as the world brakes down so “canon” is loose with these.)

Hail Hydra (Far as I can tell the 2015 Secret Wars Warzones books all have stories that take different versions of a character as the world brakes down so “canon” is loose with these.)

Ultimate End

616 2 is born All-New, All-Different

Avengers: Rage of Ultron

Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol. 1: Not My Captain America

All-New, All-Different Avengers Vol. 1: The Magnificent Seven

Avengers: Standoff

Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol. 3: Civil War II

 

Steve Rogers becomes a villain the internet and America weeps. As Captain Hydra is Captain America and Sam is Captain America with no idea when Marvel is going to fix it so only one holds the name both will be kept here.

Captain America: Steve Rogers Vol. 1: Hail Hydra

Uncanny Avengers: Unity Vol. 2: The Man Who Fell to Earth

AllNew, AllDifferent Avengers Vol. 2: Family Business

Civil War II

Civil War II: Choosing Sides

Civil War II Fallout

Uncanny Avengers: Unity Vol. 3: Civil War II

All-New, All-Different Avengers Vol. 3: Civil War II

Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol. 4: #TakeBackTheShield

Captain America: Steve Rogers Vol. 2: The Trial of Maria Hill

Avengers: Unleashed Vol. 1: Kang War One

Captain America: Sam Wilson Vol. 5: End of the Line

Captain America: Steve Rogers Vol. 3: Empire Building

Avengers: Unleashed Vol. 2