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2021's Favorite Comic Stories

Dive into the top stories of 2021 with these Marvel Unlimited readers’ favorites!

2021 RECAP

Only Death Is Eternal

in Eternals (2021) #1

From the expansive minds of Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribi? comes a new vision of the Marvel mythos. A long time ago, space gods came to Earth. They made 100 Eternals. They made 100 Deviants. Then they left. What would you do if your very purpose was called into question? Following their mass death in AVENGERS (2018) #4, the Eternals face resurrection. And since Ikaris was the last to die, he is also the last to return.

Reign of X

in X-Men (2021) #1

Things might be complicated between the mutant nation of Krakoa and the rest of the world, but to the X-Men, things are simple—you save the world we all share. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch, and Polaris are the chosen champions of mutantkind. Writer Gerry Duggan reteams with superstar artists Pepe Larraz and Marte Gracia to chart the course of the X-Men in a world of the Reign of X!

Shang-Chi Versus the Marvel Universe

in Shang-Chi (2021) #1

After the events of SHANG-CHI (2020), Marvel’s Greatest Fighter has taken his place as the leader of the Five Weapons Society. But using an evil secret organization as a force for good won’t be easy. And it’s about to get a lot harder when Shang-Chi’s fellow Super Heroes from Spider-Man to the X-Men to the Avengers, start to question his motives...

The Origin of Kang

in Kang the Conqueror (2021) #1

He is Kang. The Master of Time. The indomitable conqueror of space fabric reality—and his own worst enemy. In his defining origin by Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing, and Carlos Magno, Kang is caught in an endless cycle of creation and destruction. A cycle that could finally explain the enigma that is Kang. And a cycle that begins and ends with an old and broken Kang sending his younger self down a dark path…

Spider-Man’s Sinister War

in Sinister War (2021) #1

Doctor Octopus is back—and the SINISTER WAR has begun. Ock’s got a new Sinister Six and if you think he’s thought big in the past, think again. What Ock doesn’t know is that the Vulture has a sextet of his own... It’s an all-out war between two of the greatest villains in the Marvel Universe, and the only person they hate more than each other is Spider-Man. Read this epic by Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley in full!

King in Black

in King in Black (2020) #1

Read this Venom-centric event in full! Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman deliver the finale to their 2018 Venom run with the arrival of the god of symbiotes. Knull is here on Earth, and the Avengers, the X-Men, Spider-Man, and Venom are helpless in his wake.

Moon Knight’s Midnight Mission

in Moon Knight (2021) #1

The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, protecting his parishioners from the weird and the horrible. And Marc Spector, the host of the Moon Knight’s identities, lives as a renegade priest of an unworthy god. But while the Egyptian god Khonshu languishes in a prison that Spector put him in, Moon Knight must still observe his duty: protecting those who travel at night.

Heroes Reborn

in Heroes Reborn (2021) #1

What is a world without Avengers? Blade the vampire hunter seems to be the only one alive who remembers. In an alternate reality, the Earth is protected by the Squadron Supreme of America: Hyperion, Blur, Doctor Spectrum, Power Princess, and Nighthawk. Facing fierce foes like the Silver Witch and Thanos with his Infinity Rings, the Squadron’s order is maintaining order—until an uprising assembles.

The Hellfire Gala

in Marauders (2019) #21

Read this pivotal X-Men arc as a Reading Guide! Foreign policy, feuds, and most importantly—fashion. The worlds of mutants, celebrities, and Super Heroes collide in Krakoa’s first diplomatic event that unveils the all-new X-Men lineup. Oh, and mutantkind’s new planet.

“Enter the Phoenix”

in Avengers (2018) #39

Read through issue #44! The planet-burning cosmic firebird known as the Phoenix Force has returned—and the world’s greatest heroes and villains are drawn into a globe-spanning battle to become its new host! Echo, an original Ronin and devoted Avenger, emerges as the all-new Phoenix.