Iron Man Earth-616 Normal Timeline

The way the world works:

Stan Lee wanted to create a comic opposing the 1960’s readers anti-military leanings. Stan thought it would be an interesting challenge for him to explore the world of a rich army weapons provider and make him both likeable and popular. Iron Man would explore themes of corporate control of ideas and the effect on the loss of that control when American technology falls into the wrong hands. Tony Stark would be faced with how to deal with those issues on a personal level, deciding that Iron Man is his answer.

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 https://www.comicsbackissues.com/comic-book-reading-order/iron-man-reading-order/#order  

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

Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 1
The Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1
Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 2
Iron Man: Enter The Mandarin
Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 3
Marvel Masterworks: Invincible Iron Man Vol. 4
The Avengers Omnibus Vol. 2
Marvel Masterworks: Invincible Iron Man Vol. 5
Marvel Masterworks: Invincible Iron Man Vol. 6
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 7
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 8
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 9
Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 7
Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 8
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 10
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 11
Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man Vol. 9
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 12
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 13
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 14
Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers Vol. 15
Avengers Epic Collection: The Final Threat
Avengers: The Korvac Saga
Iron Man by Michelinie, Layton & Romita Jr. Omnibus
Avengers: Nights of Wundagore
Avengers: Heart of Stone
The Death of Captain Marvel
Avengers: The Trial of Yellowjacket
Avengers: The Contest
Avengers: Absolute Vision Book 1
Iron Man: Iron Monger
Secret Wars II
West Coast Avengers: Assemble
Iron Man: Armor Wars Prologue
Avengers Epic Collection Judgment Day
Iron Man: Armor Wars
Atlantis Attacks Omnibus
Acts of Vengeance Omnibus
Iron Man: Armor Wars II
Iron Man: The Dragon Seed Saga
Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus

Avengers: Galactic Storm, Vol. 1
Avengers: Galactic Storm, Vol. 2
Iron Man: War Machine
Infinity Crusade Vol. 1
Infinity Crusade Vol. 2
Iron Man/War Machine: Hands of the Mandarin
Avengers: The Crossing
Avengers/Iron Man: First Sign

90’s reboot

Heroes Reborn: Iron Man
Iron Man: Deadly Solutions
The Avengers Volume 1 Omnibus
Iron Man: Revenge of the Mandarin
Contest Of Champions II

Thor: Heroes Return Omnibus
Avengers Volume 2 Omnibus
Iron Man by Joe Quesada
Avengers/Thunderbolts Vol. 1: The Nefaria Protocols
Avengers / X-MEN: Maximum Security

Avengers: The Complete Collection by Geoff Johns Vol. 1

Avengers: The Complete Collection by Geoff Johns Vol. 2
Avengers/Thunderbolts Vol. 2: Best Intentions
Avengers, Vol. 4: Lionheart of Avalon
Avengers, Vol. 5: Once An Invader
Avengers Disassembled
Avengers Disassembled: Iron Man, Thor & Captain America
Young Avengers
Iron Man: Hypervelocity, Vol. 1
Iron Man: Extremis
New Avengers Vol. 1: Breakout
New Avengers Vol. 2: Sentry
House of M
House of M: Fantastic Four/Iron Man
New Avengers, Vol. 3: Secrets And Lies
Iron Man: The Inevitable
Iron Man, Vol. 2: Execute Program

New Avengers Vol. 4: The Collective

Civil War
Civil War: Front Line
Civil War: New Avengers
Iron Man: Civil War

Iron Man: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America
Avengers: The Initiative, Vol. 1: Basic Training
The Order Vol. 1: The Next Right Thing

World War Hulk: X-Men
World War Hulk

New Avengers Vol. 6: Revolution
The Mighty Avengers Assemble
New Avengers Vol. 7: The Trust
New Avengers: Illuminati
Iron Man Vol. 5: Haunted
Avengers: The Initiative, Vol. 2: Killed in Action
The Order Vol. 2: California Dreaming
Iron Man: Director of S. H. I. E. L. D. — with Iron Hands
Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 1: The Five Nightmares
Iron Man Vs. Whiplash
Secret Invasion
Mighty Avengers: Secret Invasion
Secret Invasion: War Machine

New Avengers, Vol. 8: Secret Invasion, Book 1

New Avengers Vol. 9: Secret Invasion Book 2
Avengers: The Initiative, Vol. 3: Secret Invasion
Mighty Avengers: Dark Reign
Dark Reign: Accept Change
New Avengers Vol. 10: Power
Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 2: World’s Most Wanted, Book 1
Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 3: World’s Most Wanted, Book 2
Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 4: Stark Disassembled
Siege
Avengers: The Initiative, Vol. 4: Disassembled
Avengers: The Initiative- Dreams & Nightmares
Avengers: The Initiative Siege

New Avengers Vol. 11: Search for the Sorcerer Supreme

New Avengers Vol. 12: Powerloss
New Avengers: Siege
Siege: Embedded

Avengers Prime

Avengers Vol. 1
Thor / Iron Man: God Complex

New Avengers Vol. 1

Secret Avengers Vol. 1: Mission to Mars
Iron Age
Secret Avengers Vol. 2: Eyes of the Dragon
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade
The Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 5: Stark Resilient, Book 1
Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 6: Stark Resilient, Book 2
Avengers Vol. 2
Fear Itself: Secret Avengers
Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 7: My Monsters
Invincible Iron Man, Vol. 8: Unfixable

Fear Itself

Avengers: Fear Itself
Invincible Iron Man: Fear Itself
Iron Man 2.0 Vol. 1: Palmer Addley Is Dead
Fear Itself: The Fearless
Invincible Iron Man – Vol. 9: Demon
Secret Avengers Vol. 3: Run the Mission, Don’t Get Seen, Save the World
Avengers Vol. 3
New Avengers Vol. 3
Captain America and Iron Man

Avengers Assemble
Invincible Iron Man Vol. 10: Long Way Down
Invincible Iron Man Vol. 11: The Future

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

Avengers: X-Sanction

Avengers vs. X-Men
New Avengers Vol. 4

Secret Avengers by Rick Remender Vol. 1
Secret Avengers by Rick Remender Vol. 2

Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 5

New Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis Vol. 5
Secret Avengers by Rick Remender Vol. 3

Marvel Now!

Uncanny Avengers Omnibus

A+X – Vol. 1: =Awesome

 

Avengers vs. X-Men: Consequences

Avengers Vol. 1

New Avengers Vol.1

Avengers: Endless Wartime

Avengers Vol. 2
Iron Man Vol. 1: Believe
A+X Vol. 2: = Amazing

Avengers Assemble: Science Bros
Iron Man Vol. 2: The Secret Origin of Tony Stark Book 1
Infinity

Secret Avengers – Vol. 1.: Reverie
Age of Ultron
Secret Avengers Vol. 2: Iliad
Iron Man Vol. 3: The Secret Origin of Tony Stark Book 2
Avengers: The Enemy Within

Infinity Companion

A+X Vol. 3: = Outstanding

Avengers Assemble: The Forgeries of Jealousy

Inhumanity
Iron Man Vol. 4: Iron Metropolitan

New Avengers by Jonathan Hickman Vol. 2

 

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

Avengers World Vol. 2: Ascension

Avengers World Vol. 3: Next World

Avengers Vol. 3

Iron Man Vol. 5: Rings of the Mandarin
Original Sin

Avengers & X-Men: Axis

Avengers: Revelations

Axis: Revolutions

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

Superior Iron Man Vol. 1: Infamous

Superior Iron Man Vol. 2: Stark Contrast

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.)

Armor Wars: 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.)

Ultimate End

616 2 is born All-New, All-Different

Avengers: Rage of Ultron

Invincible Iron Man Vol. 1: Reboot

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

Illuminati: Life of Crime

Invincible Iron Man Vol. 2: The War Machines

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 1: The Coulson Protocols

International Iron Man Vol. 1

Avengers: Standoff

AllNew, AllDifferent Avengers Vol. 2: Family Business

Civil War II

Civil War II: Choosing Sides

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 2: Under New Management

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

Invincible Iron Man Vol. 3: Civil War II

Civil War II Fallout

 The events in Civil Wars II hurts Tony giving the Iron Man Legacy to Riri Williams, as well as Victor von Doom taking the Iron Man name as a reformed good guy? I will regrettably be tracking them both here (because they get the books ) even though Tony Stark is the only Iron Man in case it ties back around.

Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart Vol. 1: Riri Williams

Infamous Iron Man Vol. 1

Avengers: Unleashed Vol. 2

Infamous Iron Man Vol. 2