The comics that Inspired the MCU

When it launched in 2008 with ‘Iron Man’, the Marvel Cinematic Universe began paying homage to Marvel Comics stories throughout the decades while giving us new spins on ideas comics fans had seen before. Over time, the translations have become less direct and are now more of a nod and a wink to the comics. But those core influences can still be seen as they call back to some recognisable stories, some less so, to move the MCU forward and introduce cinematic versions of the characters we’ve loved on the printed page for so many years.

Below is a list of the comic book stories that influenced the core stories from the MCU films and TV shows over the course of all the Phases of the MCU to date, including the Netflix, ABC and other relevant TV shows. This isn’t about hitting every little reference, it’s a guide to the key events from the comic universe of Earth-616 that inspired the events on Earth-199999, the MCU (don’t listen to Mysterio – he lies!) And it’s all in chronological order based on when it took place in the comics!

If you feel we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll consider including it! We’ll expand on the references from each Phase – including first appearances, as well as the influences on other comic-related films – in future entries.

Chronology: Every story is included in chronological order, mapping out the comics’ timeline.

Spoilers: The issue/story overviews may include spoilers, so be warned!

Recommend Reading: Story arcs marked with a ✔ are the stories that had the biggest impact on the MCU, centring predominantly around the films and Disney+ shows as the inclusion in continuity of shows like Agents of SHIELD and the Netflix is up for debate.

When an issue contains multiple stories, the relevant story is denoted with square brackets. For example, [2/5] refers to the second story of the five stories in that issue, so you don’t need to read the other four

Recommended ReadingMCU Title, Issue Number & SynopsisComic Crossover / Event
Thor (2011)Journey into Mystery #83[1/3] (1962)
Thor emerges on Earth for the first time in the modern age.
Iron Man (2008)Tales of Suspense #39[1/4]-40[1/3] (1963)
Industrialist Tony Stark is trapped behind enemy lines in the Vietnam war after he triggers a landmine; Professor Ho Yinsen helps him build a suit of armour that facilitates his escape from the guerrilla fighter Wong Chu; Stark returns to the US and upgrades the armour to keep the shrapnel in his chest from piercing his heart; he pretends Iron Man is his bodyguard.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)Amazing Spider-Man #2 (1963)
Spider-Man encounters a costumed criminal who uses an anti-gravity harness to commit robberies, calling himself the Vulture.
Avengers (2012)Avengers #1 (1963)
Loki’s attempt to manipulate Thor into fighting the Hulk also attracts the attention of Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp; the heroes join forces against Loki and decide to stay together as a team, marking the birth of the Avengers.
Iron Man 2 (2010)Tales of Suspense #46[1/3] (1963)
Russian electricity expert Anton Vanko creates a suit of armour that he believes is more powerful than the Iron Man armour created by American industrialist Tony Stark; the Russian Government send Vanko to the US where he attacks Stark Industries as the Crimson Dynamo.
Doctor Strange (2016)Strange Tales #115[3/3] (1963)
Doctor Strange recalls how his arrogance as a surgeon led to him losing the use of his hands in a car accident; Strange went on to tracks down the Ancient One but, instead of returning to his career as a surgeon, he becomes the Master of the Mystic Arts.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Avengers (2012)
Avengers #4 (1964)
Captain America recovers from stasis after being trapped in ice since World War II; Cap recalls how he was trying to disarm a bomb created by Baron Zemo, only to witness Bucky’s death and to fall to his own apparent demise; revived in the present day, Captain America joins the Avengers.
Iron Man 3 (2013)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Tales of Suspense #50[1/2]-55[1/2] (1964)
The US Government send Iron Man to investigate the Mandarin – a would-be conqueror who uses the power of his ten rings; Iron Man reclaims missiles stolen by the Mandarin.
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2017)Amazing Spider-Man #13 (1964)
When Spider-Man goes on a crime-spree, a new hero calling himself Mysterio steps up to apprehend him; Mysterio reveals that he framed Spider-Man before he’s defeated.
Doctor Strange (2016)Strange Tales #126[3/3]-127[2/2] (1964)
Doctor Strange travels to the Dark Dimension to stop Dormammu from crossing over to the Earthly plane.
Doctor Strange (2016)Strange Tales #135[2/2] (1965)
Kaecilius, a minion of Baron Mordo, is upgraded with power granted to Mordo by Dormammu and attacks Doctor Strange; Strange easily defeats Kaecilius.
Iron Man (2008)Strange Tales #135[1/2] (1965)
When Nick Fury is recruited into SHIELD (Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage Law-Enforcement Division), Tony Stark already heads up their Special Weaponry Section, creating gadgets for the agents to use against Hydra.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)Avengers #15-16 (1965)
Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are given the opportunity to make up for their past associations with the terrorist group known as the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants when they are invited to join the Avengers; Hawkeye is given the same shot at redemption.
Thor (2011)Journey into Mystery #118[1/2]-119[1/2] (1965)
Loki activates the Destroyer armour hidden away in Odin’s Temple of Darkness to use against Thor.
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)Tales of Suspense #79[2/2]– 80[2/2] (1966)
The Red Skull (revived after stasis since World War II) obtains the Cosmic Cube to make himself all-powerful; Captain America opposes him.
Recommended ReadingMCU Title, Issue Number & SynopsisComic Crossover / Event
Incredible Hulk (2008)Tales to Astonish #90[2/2]-91[2/2] (1967)
Russian spy Emil Blonsky breaks into Gamma Baseand accidentally activates Bruce Banner‘s Gamma Ray Projector, transforming himself into the hideous Abomination; clashing with the Hulk, the Abomination realises he’s stronger than the Green Goliath and retains Emil Blonsky’s intelligence.
Thor (2011)Thor ##159 (1968)
Odin reveals he sent Thor to Earth in order to teach him humility.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)Avengers #57-58 (1968)
Ultron creates the Vision to infiltrate and assassinate the Avengers; after the Vision joins the team, Goliath (Hank Pym) admits to Avengers that he is created Ultron.
Captain Marvel (2019)Captain Marvel #15-18 (1969)
Captain Marvel’s long-running enmity with Yon-Rogg comes to a head when he returns to the Kree planet Hala; after he’s gifted with a new uniform by the Supreme Intelligence, Mar-Vell returns to Earth to face Yon-Rogg in a battle to the death which leaves Carol Danvers exposed to the unleashed power of the Psyche-Magnitron.
Luke Cage Season 1 (2016)Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1-2 (1972)
Carl Lucas is imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, gains superhuman powers while being experimented on in prison; he escapes, renames himself Luke Cage, meets Claire Temple and comes into conflict with other escaped inmates Diamondback (Willis Stryker), Comanche & Shades.
Black Panther (2018)Jungle Action #6[1/3]-18 (1973-1975)
Years after N’Jadaka escapes Wakanda after surviving death at the hands of Klaw’s mercenaries, he returns to his homeland as Erik Killmonger and makes his bid to destabilise Wakanda; the Black Panther is defeated by Killmonger, only for him to be pushed over the edge of Warrior Falls by the son of one of his Wakandan victims.
Iron Fist Season 1 (2017)Marvel Premiere #15-19 (1974)
Danny Rand leaves the mystical K’un-Lun having gained the power of the Iron Fist and returns to America, where he reunites with Joy & Ward Meachum and learns the role their father Harold Meachum played in his parents’ death.
Helstrom Season 1 (2020)Marvel Spotlight #24 (1975)
Daimon Hellstrom – the Son of Satan – encounters the demon Kthara who manipulates him into fighting his sister, Satana.
Captain Marvel (2019)Ms Marvel #1-4 (1977)
Carol Danvers experiences blackouts and is initially unaware that she’s also active as the costumed hero Ms Marvel; Carol learns that the Psyche-Magnitron explosion gave her half-Kree superhuman physiology.
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Jessica Jones Season 3 (2019)Omega the Unknown #8-9 (1977)
Greg Salinger becomes the extremist vigilante Foolkiller, killing those he believes lack poetry in their souls.
Iron Fist Season 2 (2018)Marvel Team-Up #63-64 (1977)
The Steel Serpent (Davos) initiates his plan to steal the power of the Iron Fist from Danny Rand, clashing with the Daughters of the DragonMisty Knight & Coleen Wing – in the process.
Luke Cage Seasons 1-2 (2016-2017)Power Man #48-49 (1977)
Bushmaster clashes with Luke Cage; Cage clears his name.
Ant-Man (2015)Marvel Premiere #47-48 (1979)
Despite landing a job with Stark International after only just serving his time for burglary, Scott Lang breaks into Hank Pym’s home and steals his Ant-Man suit; he uses the suit to rescue kidnapped heart surgeon Erica Sondheim – the only specialist who can cure is daughter’s condition – from corrupt (and monstrously-mutated) Darren Cross, president of Cross Technologies; as Ant-Man, Scott is determined to turn himself in, but Yellowjacket (Hank Pym) convinces him to keep the costume and Ant-Man identity.
Iron Man 2 (2010)Iron Man #118-129 (1979)
SHIELD threaten to take control of Stark International away from Tony Stark so they can benefit directly from the technology he creates; Stark’s main competitor Justin Hammer makes a bid to sabotage Stark International and hires a number of costumed villains – including Whiplash – to attack Iron Man; Stark descends into alcoholism; Avengers butler Edwin Jarvis helps Tony Stark win back control of Stark International.
Eternals (2021)Eternals #1-19 (1976-1978)
Ikaris and Zuras publicly reveal the existence of the Eternals to humanity; Arishem of the Celestials comes to Earth to stand in judgement, while the Eternals battle the Deviants; as more Celestials arrive on Earth, the Eternals form the Uni-Mind to study them while Druig learns how to kill them.
Eternals (2021)Thor #282-293, 300-301 (1979-1980)
The Eternals and Asgardians stand together to repel the Celestials from Earth.
Recommended ReadingMCU Title, Issue Number & SynopsisComic Crossover / Event
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Season 1 (2022)Savage She-Hulk #1 (1980)
Lawyer Jennifer Walters is shot by thugs hired by a crime lord; her cousin, Bruce Banner, gives her a blood transfusion that transforms her into the She-Hulk.
Moon Knight Season 1 (2022)Moon Knight #1 (1980)
Mark Spector is a member of Raul Bushman’s pack of mercenaries who raid an archaeological dig; Spector turns against Bushman, but is shot; when he enters the chamber of Khonshu, he’s granted abilities which save his life and he becomes Khonshu’s avatar, Moon Knight.
Daredevil, Seasons 1-2 (2015-2016)Daredevil #168-182 (1981-1982)
Elektra Natchios returns to Daredevil’s life as he’s drawn into the criminal machinations of the Kingpin of Crime for the first time; both Bullseye and Elektra vie for the role of the Kingpin’s primary assassin; Ben Urich’s life is threatened as he tries to expose the Kingpin’s connections; the arrival of the Hand ninja clan brings Daredevil’s mentor Stick back to Hell’s Kitchen.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)Master of Kung Fu #114-118 (1982)
Shang-Chi has his final confrontation with this father, criminal mastermind and terrorist Fu Manchu, encountering his minion Death Dealer before the final battle.
Daredevil, Season 2 (2015-2016)Daredevil #183-191 (1982-1983)
Daredevil attempts to apprehend the gun-toting vigilante known as the Punisher; Daredevil clashes with the Hand while attempting to resurrect Elektra.
Cloak & Dagger Season 1 (2015-2016)Cloak and Dagger #1-4 (1983-1984)
Cloak & Dagger’s origins are explored; police detective Brigid O’Reilly initially pursues the duo, intent on bringing them to justice.
Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Thor #344-352 (1984-1985)
Loki makes a deal with the Dark Elf known as Malekith the Accursed who unleashes the magical Casket of Ancient Winters on the Nine Realms; Malekith’s actions lead to Surtur escaping Musspelheim and attacking Asgard, threatening to bring about Ragnarok; Odin makes the ultimate sacrifice to save Asgard.
Iron Man (2008)Iron Man #199-200 (1985)
Obadiah Stane has successfully stolen Tony Stark’s company out from under him; Stane dons his massive Iron Monger armour when he faces Stark in his new Iron Man in a battle to the death.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)Avengers #255-260 (1985)
Nebula takes advantage of the unrest in the Skrull Empire in the hopes of ruling over it; her campaign is opposed by the Avengers, but they fail to prevent her from destroying Xandar; Nebula reveals herself to be the granddaughter of Thanos.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)Thor #360-363 (1985)
Following the death of Odin, Thor and his allies head into Hel to confront Hela; though Thor overcomes Hela, Skurge the Executioner sacrifices his life to ensure their escape.
Loki, Season 1 (2021)Avengers #267-269 (1986)
Kang kills divergent versions of himself to become the one-true Kang; he saves Ravonna Renslayer moments before her death in his timeline; Immortus reveals himself to be a future version of Kang, initiating a war between them both.
Cloak & Dagger Season 2 (2019)Cloak and Dagger #5-7 (1986)
Brigid O’Reilly is transformed into Mayhem and beings taking a much more aggressive stance on ending crime in New York; Mayhem is opposed by Cloak & Dagger.
Daredevil, Season 3 (2015-2016)Daredevil #227-233 (1986)
The Kingpin learns Daredevil’s secret identity and makes every effort to ruin his life.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1 (2021)Captain America #333-335 (1987)
When Steve Rogers quits being Captain America, John Walker is given the mantle by the Commission on Superhuman Activities with Lemar Hoskins as his partner; the new Captain America very quickly proves to be unstable.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Season 1 (2022)Solo Avengers #14 (1989)
Following up on their fights on Battleworld, Titania comes looking for a rematch with She-Hulk while she’s in the middle of a court case.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)Nick Fury vs SHIELD #1-6 (1988)
Nick Fury uncovers a conspiracy within SHIELD, learning the organisation has been corrupted from within by Life-Model Decoys created by Nazi scientist Arnim Zola.
WandaVision, Season 1 (2021)West Coast Avengers #42-45 (1989)
The Vision is dismantled, causing his wife, the Scarlet Witch, to have a complete breakdown; the Vision is rebuilt with a new, ghostly form.
WandaVision Season 1 (2021)West Coast Avengers #51-52 (1989)
The Scarlet Witch learns her twin sons, Billy & Tommy Maximoff, are artificial constructs created by her powers and slivers of Mephisto’s essence.
Agents of SHIELD Season 4 (2016)Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #1-6 (1989)
Werner von Strucker, son of Wolfgang von Strucker, tries to rebuild Hydra in his deceased father’s honour, allying with the alien Gnobians in an attack on SHIELD.
Recommended ReadingMCU Title, Issue Number & SynopsisComic Crossover / Event
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Avengers West Coast #56-57, 60-61 (1990)
After the mind-wiping of the Vision and the loss of her children, the Scarlet Witch’s grief tips her over the edge as she sides with Magneto against the Avengers.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)The Thanos Quest #1-2 (1990)
Silver Surfer #44-45 (1990-1991)

The origin of the Infinity Gems is revealed; Thanos obtains all six Infinity Gems to form the Infinity Gauntlet.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)
The Infinity Gauntlet (1991)
As requested by his mistress, the personification of Death, Thanos uses the Infinity Gauntlet to wipe out half the living beings in the universe; the remaining heroes gather and oppose Thanos, but the Gauntlet is retrieved by Nebula who undoes Thanos’ cull.
Loki Season 1 (2021)What If #35-39 (1992)
The Time Variance Authority register a Timequake when Immortus kills the Time-Keepers; it’s revealed that He Who Remains was/would become the last ever director of the Time Variance Authority and he created the Time-Keepers as a replacement for the Time-Twisters (although a reverse version of that reality at the end of time also exists).
Iron Man 2 (2010)Iron Man #284-284 (1992)
When Tony Stark dies from the stress caused by his neuro-net, James Rhodes takes up the mantle of Iron Man; Rhodes dons the War Machine suit when Blacklash (formerly Whiplash) and other costumed mercenaries try to steal files from Stark Enterprises.
WandaVision Season 1 (2021)Nova #6-7 (1994)
When Agatha Harkness’ 17th century coven are targeted by the Salem Witch Trials, Harkness initially agrees with them as a way to cull the weaker sorcerers from the magical community; Firestar of the New Warriors – momentarily lost in time – convinces Agatha otherwise.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2017)Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man (1995)
Spider-Man first encounters alternate universe versions of Spider-Man – specifically Spider-Man 2099 (Earth-928) and Spider-Man 2211 (Earth-9500).
Inhumans, Season 1 (2017)Inhumans #1-12 (1998-1999)
The Inhumans are targeted for extinction by humanity, while dealing with betrayal from within by Maximus.
Black Widow (2021)Black Widow #1-3 (1999)
The Black Widow (Nathasha Romanova) becomes the target of a new Black Widow (Yelena Belova), another assassin trained by the Red Room.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)Avengers #19-22 (1999)
Ultron wipes out the population of Slorenia and transforms it into a country of zombie cyborg Slorenians and new Ultron robots; the Avengers oppose Ultron.
Hawkeye Season 1 (2021)Daredevil #9-15 (1999-2001)
The Kingpin manipulates Maya Lopez into attacking Daredevil for him, until she finds out about the role he played in her father’s death.
Black Panther (2018)Black Panther #15-22 (2000)
Deadpool #44 (2000)
Black Panther #23-25 (2000)
Erik Killmonger returns to Wakanda, this time making an attempt to take the throne; after defeating the Black Panther in battle, Killinger takes both the throne and the role of the Black Panther.

Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 (2017)Maximum Security #1-3 (2000-2001)
The spore of Ego the Living Planet is imprisoned on Earth by the Kree and begins spreading his being across the planet in an attempt to terraform it into his former self.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)Black Panther #26-29 (2001)
Ghaur of Deviant Lemuria incites a war with Wakanda, a conflict that draws the attention of Namor the Sub-Mariner and leads to a clash between the Black Panther and Namor.
Incredible Hulk (2008)Incredible Hulk #34-39 (2002)
Bruce Banner is on the run from the US Government, but is aided via a messaging system by the mysterious Mr Blue (later revealed to be Betty Ross-Banner).
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)Iron Man #73-78 (2004)
Cross Technologies chairman Sonny Burch exploits the revelation that Tony Stark and Iron Man are one and the same to force Stark to lose his patents; Burch is able to apply the tech to create similar but more dangerous armour for Cross Technologies.
Jessica Jones, Season 1 (2015)Alias #24-28 (2003-2004)
The Purple Man (Zebediah Killgrave) is revealed to have used his powers to manipulate rookie crime-fighter Jewel (Jessica Jones) and turn her into his slave; in the present, private investigator Jessica Jones takes a case that forces her to relieve her experiences with the Purple Man.
Runaways, Seasons 1-2 (2017-2018)Runaways #1-18 (2003-2004)
A group of kids find out their parents are all members of the super-criminal cabal called the Pride, empowered by the Gibborim; their children become Runaways, determined to end their reign of terror in Los Angeles.
Recommended ReadingMCUTitle, Issue Number & SynopsisComic Crossover / Event
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)Avengers #500-503 (2004)
When she realises the existence of her children has been erased from her memories the Scarlet Witch goes mad and attacks the Avengers, even killing some members of the team.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)Captain America #1-14 (2005-2005)
Captain America uncovers a conspiracy that leads to the shocking revelation that Bucky Barnes is still alive; now operating as the brainwashed Winter Soldier, Cap tries to help Bucky remember who is really is.
Iron Man 3 (2013)Iron Man #1-6 (2005)
Aldrich Killian and Maya Hansen develop Extremis – an experimental techno-organic virus that creates super-soldiers; Iron Man gains new abilities when he exposes himself to Extremis in order to take down the Extremis-infected Mallen.
WandaVision, Season 1 (2021)House of M #1-8 (2005)
The Scarlet Witch alters reality under duress, creating a world in which she has her children back and her family are the centre of it all.
What If? Season 1 (2021)Marvel Zombies #1-5 (2005)
A zombie plague infects the population of Earth-2149, with only a handful of superhumans left to fight back against the superhuman zombie horde.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)Amazing Spider-Man #526-531 (2006)
Tony Stark builds a new, hi-tech costume for Spider-Man.
Iron Man (2008)

Avengers (2012)

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
Civil War #1-7 (2006-2007)
An explosive incident involving superhumans causing the deaths of hundreds of innocent bystanders leads to the US Government insisting that all costumed ‘heroes’ register their names and powers; Captain America opposes the Superhuman Registration Act, coming into conflict with Iron Man as their two respective Avengers teams oppose each other; with Iron Man officially unmasking and working alongside the US Government, his Avengers squad officially begin operating directly under SHIELD’s oversight; Spider-Man’s secret identity becomes public knowledge.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)Incredible Hulk #92-105 (2006-2007)
The Hulk is stranded on the planet Sakaar and forced to fight in an arena; Hulk, Korg, Miek and others band together and rebel.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 (2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy vol.3 (2023)
Guardians of the Galaxy #1-3 (2008)
In the wake of two major cosmic conflicts, Star-Lord brings Drax, Gamora, Groot, Rocket Racoon, Mantis, Adam Warlock and others together to form the Guardians of the Galaxy to proactively stand against future threats.
Agents of SHIELD, Season 3 (2015-2016)Mighty Avengers #13 (2008)
Nick Fury and Quake recruit young superhumans into their Secret Warriors.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Agents of SHIELD, Season 1 (2013-2014)
Secret Warriors #1-6 (2009)
Nick Fury learns Hydra have been manipulating SHIELD from within for years.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) 
Black Panther #1-6 (2009)
The Black Panther (T’Challa) is left near death following an attack on Wakandan soil by Doctor Doom, prompting his sister Shuri to take up the mantle of the Black Panther herself.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)Black Panther #9-11 (2009)
Shuri is duped into thinking Namor attacked T’Challa and tries to kill him.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2017)Amazing Spider-Man #638-641 (2010)
It’s revealed that Doctor Strange magically made the world forget he’s Spider-Man.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)Captain America #606-610 (2010)
Baron Zemo exposes the identity of the new Captain America to the world, revealing him to be the Winter Soldier and making his past crimes public
Recommended ReadingMCUTitle, Issue Number & SynopsisComic Crossover / Event
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)Avengers vs X-Men #7-8 (2012)
While under the influence of the Phoenix Force, Namor the Sub-Mariner attacks Wakanda to get to the Avengers who are hiding there, working on a means to defeat the Phoenix Five; the ignites a cold war between the two nations.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)Avengers #31 (2012)
New Avengers #31 (2012)
Avengers #32 (2012)
New Avengers #32 (2012)
Avengers #33 (2013)
New Avengers #33 (2013)
Avengers #34 (2013)
New Avengers #34 (2013)
The Avengers learn the Wasp is trapped in the Microverse and immediately set off on a rescue mission.
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (2021)New Avengers #1-3 (2013)
The Illuminati discover the existence of Incursions that are destroying realties across the multiverse.
Hawkeye, Season 1 (2021)Hawkeye #1-13 (2012-2013)
Hawkeye Annual #1 (2013)
Hawkeye #14-22 (2013-2015)
The two HawkeyesClint Barton & Kate Bishop – team up and fall out when they face the Clown (Kazi Kazimierczak) and the Tracksuit Mafia.
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Thor: God of Thunder #1-11 (2013)
Gorr the God Butcher begins wiping out the gods of any pantheon he encounters, taking revenge for his own gods letting his family die; his attempted to use the Godbomb to wipe out all gods in the multiverse is opposed by Thor from three different periods in his timeline.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)New Avengers #7 (2013)
Namor and the Black Panther (T’Challa) agree to a peace treaty between Atlantis and Wakanda; Shuri rejects the treaty and her Wakandan forces destroy Atlantis.

Avengers: Infinity War (2018),

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
Free Comic Book Day – Infinity #1 (2013)
Infinity #1-6 (2014)
Thanos’ Black Order and the Outriders attack the various members of the Illuminati in search of the Infinity Gems; Namor convinces the Black Order that his Infinity Gem is in Wakanda so that they will destroy it for him, though Namor’s plan backfires.
Ms Marvel, Season 1 (2022)Ms Marvel #1-5 (2014)
After gaining superhuman powers due to her Inhuman heritage, Kamala Khan becomes Ms Marvel a tries to adjust to life with awkward superhuman powers.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Season 1 (2021)
Captain America #25 (2014)
Due to being rapidly aged when the Iron Nail neutralised the Super Soldier Serum in his system, Steve Rogers passes the mantle of Captain America to the Falcon.
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)Thor #5-8 (2014-2015)
The new Thor finds her feet, but refrain from telling the world that she’s Jane Foster.
Agents of SHIELD, Season 4 (2016)All-New Ghost Rider #1-12 (2014-2015)
Robbie Reyes is bonded with the spirit of devil worshipper Eli Morrow, becoming the new Ghost Rider; Morrow asserts more and more control over the Ghost Rider, turning him into a merciless killer until Robbie regains control.
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2017)Amazing Spider-Man #9-15 (2015)
Spider-Man meets numerous versions of himself from other universes when the Inheritors start wiping them out.
Moon Knight, Season 1 (2022)

Moon Knight #1-14 (2016-2017)
Khonshu manipulates Marc Spector, playing his various personas – Moon Knight, Steven Grant, Jake Lockley and Mr Knight – against each other; Marc is forced to find a way to work with his other personalities.

Stories retelling and modernising events listed above or reimaging versions of Earth-616 continuity.

Recommended ReadingMCUTitle, Issue Number & Synopsis
Daredevil, Season 1 (2015)Daredevil: The Man Without Fear #1-5 (1993-1994)
An alternate take on the origin of Daredevil, as Matt Murdock dons a back cowl to take on the New York’s underworld and face the Kingpin of Crime; this sits outside of regular continuity and pits Matt Murdock against the Kingpin much earlier in his career as Daredevil, before he even has a costume.
Punisher, Season 1 (2018)The Punisher: Year One #1-4 (1994-1995)
The Punisher’s origin is revealed in full; the Punisher first tangles with hitman Billy Russo, turning him into Jigsaw.
Avengers (2012)Ultimates #7-13 (2002-2004)
On Earth-1610, the Ultimates (this reality’s version of the Avengers) oppose an invasion by the alien Chitauri.
Avengers (2012)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes #1-8 (2004-2005)
A modernised retelling of the formation of the Avengers due to Loki’s machinations their conflicts with Kang and Baron Zemo, and the first line-up change that added Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to the roster.
Iron Man 3 (2013)Iron Man: Enter the Mandarin #1-6 (2007-2008)
A modernised version of Iron Man’s first clash with the Mandarin expands on the villain’s origins.
Iron Man 3 (2013)Black Widow: Deadly Origin #1-4 (2009-2010)
The Black Widow’s origins are both modernised and assembled into a more coherent origin, explaining the Black Widow Ops Program and how she first met Hawkeye and Nick Fury.
Black Panther (2018)Killmonger #1-5 (2019)
Erik Killmonger ‘s origin gets a modern retelling and expansion as we discover the real reason why he wants to make the Black Panther’s life so difficult.

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