Questions tagged [suggested-order]

For questions asking about the suggested reading or watching order for a series or franchise. If asking specifically for the chronological ordering, use the [chronological-order] tag instead.

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How should I overlap the viewing of Doctor Who and Torchwood?

Torchwood is a spin off of Doctor Who. I read somewhere there is some relation between some episode of both series. How should I coordinate the viewing of both series?
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As a newly minted Doctor Who fan, which DVDs of the older episodes should I start with? [closed]

I never paid much attention to Dr. Who while growing up, but have become addicted to it with the BBC reboot over the last few years. Now I'm interested in going back to see what I missed. So I went ...
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What is the correct reading order for Deadpool?

I have read random Deadpool graphic novels over the years. I would really like to start from the beginning, but I don't know where to start. Can someone post a complete reading order for me?
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Which films should I see before “The Avengers”?

I haven't seen any of the movies in the universe that includes The Avengers. However, this one is a Joss Whedon film, so of course I'll see it. But first, should I go watch any other movies in that ...
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Order of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Books

I finished reading (or listening since it was an audio book) to Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's Mote in God's Eye. And I was wondering if there is a suggested order to read their books? Plain ...
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What is the correct reading order for Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' series (updated)?

There are a considerable number of properties relating to Stephen King's Dark Tower; The original novels as well as various media such as a prequel and sequel-comic series, short stories, mentions in ...
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In which order should I watch the X-Men movies to know Wolverine's full sequential story?

I have watched like two X-Men movies before (can't remember which) then I just watched X-men Days of Future Past recently. I got kinda confused about Wolverine (bone claws, then metal claws, then bone ...
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Which Star Wars book series takes place immediately after Episode 6?

Having read very little Star Wars fiction, yet being a fan of the series, I've decided after watching a Star Wars marathon of all of the movies that I'd start reading the novels to continue the story. ...
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Reading order for Harry Potter auxiliary books?

Preface: I ran into this question in real life -- getting kids I know hooked on Harry Potter. To my utter surprise, I realized we don't have this question on the site yet. So here it goes, in hopes ...
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What should I do if I want to cover 100% of Star Wars EU but don't want to play the games? [closed]

I would be interested in knowing 100% of what happened in Star Wars Extended Universe down to C-level of canon (limited to what was published till now, d'oh). The problem is: Based on what I read on ...
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Is there a less fragmented order for watching the Marvel Cinematic Universe before Avengers: Endgame? [closed]

As winter turns to spring, a young nerd's thoughts may turn from the brightly-blossoming trees and unfamiliar sunshine, towards the warm and familiar embrace of a Marvel Cinematic Universe re-watch in ...
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In the Vorkosigan Saga, which books are essential to familiarize a new reader to these particular characters?

Non-spoilerish, other than "something happens in Cryoburn," but this question is probably best answered by readers of that book. Please keep your answers non-spoilerish as well. There are (more or ...
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Should I watch The Avengers before going to see Iron Man 3?

I want to catch up on the older movies before going to see Iron Man 3. Do I need to watch The Avengers (and therefore Thor, too)*? Or will Iron Man and Iron Man 2 be enough? * I realize this ...
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Which episodes of the new doctor who series are required viewing before starting series six?

I'm very excited to be getting the complete Doctor Who Series Six courtesy of Stack Exchange. The only issue I have is that my wife and I are still in the middle of series three on Netflix. Without ...
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What is a good starting point to read about Wolverine and the X-Men?

Can someone direct me to which comic or series of comics to start reading so I can understand Logan's story line better? Is there an order I should be reading the comics in? Is the X-Men story over? ...
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Which other movies are “in canon” with The Wolverine?

The movie "The Wolverine" (2013) covers, of course, Wolverine. Is it in canon with the previous X-Men movies? More specifically, which movies should one have already seen in order to understand this ...
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Are “The Expanse” short stories a mandatory read?

I'm reading the beautiful The Expanse series, and I'm currently on book 3, Abaddon's Gate. I am reading the Italian editions (I don't have any problem about reading in English, but it's my main ...
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Reading order for the novels of R. A. Lafferty

I've listed below 13 of R. A. Lafferty's SF novels, omitting non-SF works such as Okla Hannali and The Fall of Rome, and limiting the list to works which are currently available at reasonable prices, ...
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Marvel Comics titles Annihilation and Annihilation: Conquest, which came first?

I'm interested in reading the Marvel Annihilation stories/arcs. What I don't know is what order to read them in. From what I can tell, there is the main Annihilation series and companion issues like ...
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X-Men Comics: Battle of the Atom Reading Order

I have all the All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men (Vol 3) comics including the 10 issue event "Battle of the Atom". Question: What is the correct reading order? When do I start the "Battle of the Atom" ...
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What's a good place to start reading DC comic books? [closed]

I'm starting to read DC comic books but I don't know where to start. It's pretty easy with Marvel thanks to Marvel Platinum series but I can't seem to find something like that but for DC. Is there ...
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Is there any meaningful material in “Witcher” canon that requires playing games?

The Witcher is a multimedia franchise of books, video games, television series, and movies based around the written works of Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. - Witcher Wiki I'm interested in trying ...
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Did Steven Brust say there is no particular reading order for his Vlad Taltos novels?

I remember reading (or reading about) a remark by Steven Brust about his Vlad Taltos novels, in which he, rather than suggesting a reading order, advised against looking for a preferred order and ...
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Which Iron Man comic follows Invincible Iron Man?

I've been casually following the Invincible Iron Man comic by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca. I've been picking up the hard cover collected editions via Amazon every 6 months as they're released. ...
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Do any of the Secret Wars (2015) tie-in stories spoil the main Secret Wars story?

The final issue of Secret Wars (2015) has been delayed. I am reading via trade paperback/hardcover collected releases. Many of the tie-in stories are being released now in these collected releases. ...
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Are there any Known Space works I should read before Man-Kzin Wars?

Are there any works set in Known Space Universe that should be read before Man-Kzin wars series? Please note the "should" - I am including works that aren't strictly speaking necessary to "get" the ...
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How important is it to watch Farscape in order?

I just watched my first episode of Farscape last night (a random episode about being invaded by Klingon-like characters). Looking at the questions here, and browsing the Wikipedia article, it seems ...
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Viewing requirements for Netflix's The Witcher

Following the overall positive feedback and Henry Cavill's portrayal of Geralt in Netflix's series The Witcher, I look forward to start watching it. However, I haven't read the book on which the ...
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Where can I find a list of all the Superman comics' shield numbers?

In roughly 2008, DC started cross-comic stories amongst the Superman family titles. To help readers keep track of the order of these stories, DC put a shield with a number in it on the cover. This ...
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Novels set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I've recently started reading some of the Star Wars extended universe novels, and have really started to enjoy them. I'm also a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the storylines and ...
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Is there a reading order for Grimm Fairy Tales - Age of Darkness?

I've searched the net but I can't find the order for this one. It seems like a crossover but maybe it isn't. Can someone tell me the right order to read these? Any help is appreciated.
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In what order should I read Deadpool TPB's?

With the upcoming Deadpool movie, I've become interested in reading his comics. For reasons of both time and money, I'm not interested in hunting down individual issues, so trade paperbacks and ...

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