07 March 2016

AVENGERS: STANDOFF (2016) | Complete Event Reading Order


Official Synopsis

From the outside it looks like any other remote small town. Only Pleasant Hill is anything but.  This gated community holds a dark and sinister secret – one that keeps its residents locked away behind its walls. Now, the time has come for its townsfolk to finally escape. As their revolt begins - why then are the Avengers trying to keep them inside?! And what does it have to do with S.H.I.E.L.D.? Even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes won’t be prepared for the truth behind Pleasant Hill.

Characters/Teams Involved
The Avengers, The Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Illuminati, The New Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Uncanny Avengers

Released February 2016

Avengers Standoff: Welcome To Pleasant Hill
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Daniel Acuña
Release Date: 2/17/16
SRP: $4.99
Preview

The prelude to the Spring's blockbuster AVENGERS event!
Hello there and welcome, new resident. You've sure made the right choice in moving to Pleasant Hill-- a friendly small town where burdens are lifted and the sun is always bright... so hide your eyes. Don't let it see you looking its way. Hide if you must. Otherwise it will burn right through you. Pleasant Hill is the kind of place where folks look out for one another. Everyone knows who their neighbors are. But who are you, neighbor?

Rated T+

Released March 2016

Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Alpha #1
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Jesus Saiz
Release Date: 3/02/16
SRP: $4.99
Preview

Pleasant Hill looks like the perfect small-town community -- but underneath the surface, a deadly secret lurks. One so explosive it will draw estranged allies Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson back together to save a friend in danger and put things right. But when the combined might of the Captain Americas isn't enough, whom do they call? In the face of unspeakable evil, it's time for the Avengers to Assemble like never before! The blockbuster spring AVENGERS event starts right here!

Rated T+

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #3
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) German Peralta (CA) Mike Norton
Release Date: 3/09/16
SRP: $3.99

•  STANDOFF comes to AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.!
•  What is the secret of CLASSIFIED and how will it change the Marvel Universe as we know it?  Find out in this tie-in to Standoff.
•  Plus:  Fitz falls out of a plane without a parachute and the world's most unexpected Wolverine cameo!

Rated T+




Uncanny Avengers #7
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
Release Date: 3/09/16
SRP: $3.99
Preview

•  The Uncanny Avengers come to the aid of S.H.I.E.L.D. during a manhunt.
•  The team makes a shocking discovery about an ally.
•  What does it all have to do with the mystery unfolding in Pleasant Hill?

Rated T




All-New All-Different Avengers #7
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Alex Ross
Release Date: 03/23/16
SRP: $3.99
Preview

•  The ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS vs the UNCANNY AVENGERS! Why? How?

Rated T+
New Avengers #8
(W) Al Ewing (A) Gerardo Sandoval (CA) Jeff Dekal
SRP: $3.99

•  The New Avengers are a global rescue force - but what happens when they have to rescue someone...
from S.H.I.E.L.D.?
•  Answer: THIS MEANS WAR! And the beginning of the three-part conflagration that changes EVERYTHING!
•  PLUS! The traitor -- REVEALED! And the twists keep coming! Who -- or WHAT -- is the AMERICAN KAIJU?

Rated T+


The Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6
(W) Frank Barbiere (A/CA) Brent Schoonover
SRP: $3.99

•  The Commandos search for their missing ally, ORRGO!
•  Secrets are revealed when the team encounters an enemy who can manipulate reality itself!

Rated T+




Captain America: Sam Wilson #7
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña (CA) Alex Ross
SRP: $5.99

ENORMOUS 75th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
•  Since World War II, Steve Rogers has wielded his red, white and blue shield against unspeakable odds. When he fell, his brother in arms, Bucky Barnes, picked it up. When it was time to rest, he handed it to his good friend, Sam Wilson. But now Steve will be asked to wield it one last time, against a foe so deadly he knows it could very well be his final stand.
•  Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Marvel's Sentinel of Liberty with a story of Captain Americas present and former -- with this explosive, world-changing chapter in the blockbuster spring Avengers event, STANDOFF.
•  Plus, stories celebrating the legacy and legend of Captain America throughout history, by Greg Rucka & Mike Perkins; Tim Sale; & John Cassaday
Rated T


Released April 2016

THE UNCANNY AVENGERS #8
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
Release Date: 4/06/16
SRP: $3.99
•  It only took 8 issues, but the Uncanny Avengers have lost their minds.
•  To escape a trap, one Avenger is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
•  The Wrecker returns! AND SO DOES...?

Rated T


THE NEW AVENGERS #9
(W) Al Ewing (A) Marcus To (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Release Date: 4/06/16
SRP: $3.99

•  What could possibly hold its own against the American Kaiju? None other than - AVENGER FIVE!
•  Five New Avengers in the ultimate ultra-vehicle - fighting to save A.I.M.! But are they giving up their freedom - or their lives?
•  Plus: The traitor revealed! Sunspot's secret schemes! And the guest-star reveal you've been waiting for!

Rated T+


ILLUMINATI #6
(W) Joshua Williamson (A) Mike Henderson (CA) Riley Rossmo
Release Date: 4/13/16
SRP: $3.99

•  S.H.I.E.L.D. has trapped Absorbing Man in a new prison and only the Hood and Titania can save him...
•  But does he want to be saved?!

Rated T+


AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #4
(W) Marc Guggenheim (A) German Peralta (CA) Mike Norton
Release Date: 4/13/16
SRP: $3.99

•  The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. take on the New Avengers!
•  Plus, the world's craziest Wolverine cameo continues! •  Check out the book that everyone has been raving about!

Rated T+


ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS #8
(W) Mark Waid (A) Adam Kubert (CA) Alex Ross
Release Date: 4/13/16
SRP: $3.99

•  Trapped in Pleasant Hill, the Avengers can't tell the heroes from the villains -- and, worse, they don't even recognize each other! How can the Avengers act like a team when they have no memory of one another?

Rated T+




THE NEW AVENGERS #10
(W) Al Ewing (A) Marcus To (CA) Declan Shalvey
Release Date: 4/20/16
SRP: $3.99

•  What could possibly hold its own against the American Kaiju? None other than - AVENGER FIVE!
•  Five New Avengers in the ultimate ultra-vehicle - fighting to save A.I.M.! But are they giving up their freedom - or their lives?
•  Plus: The traitor revealed! Sunspot's secret schemes! And the guest-star reveal you've been waiting for!

Rated T+


CAPTAIN AMERICA SAM WILSON #8
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Paul Renaud
Release Date: 4/20/16
SRP: $3.99

•  Captain America Unite! Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, and Bucky Barnes team up for a heroic stand against the evil that lurks in Pleasant Hill.
•  Continues the blockbuster spring Avengers event, STANDOFF!

Rated T


AVENGERS: STANDOFF ASSAULT ON PLEASANT HILL OMEGA #1
(W) Nick Spencer (A) Daniel Acuña, Angel Unzueta (CA) Daniel Acuña
Release Date: 04/27/16
SRP: $4.99

•  This is it! The explosive finale to the spring's blockbuster Avengers event!
•  Lost heroes return, new threats emerge, and the stage is set for major upheavals all throughout the Marvel Universe!

Rated T+


Epilogue

CAPTAIN AMERICA: SAM WILSON #9
(W) Nick Spencer (A/CA) Angel Unzueta
Release Date: 05/04/16
SRP: $3.99

•  With Steve Rogers back as Cap, Sam struggles to find his place. Can the country handle two Captain Americas?

Rated T

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