Brought together to fight a threat unlike any other, the world’s mightiest heroes face their greatest challenge as the planet is plunged into violence.
Marvel Comics’ Avengers was envisioned as an answer to DC Comics’ Justice League of America, a monthly comic starring Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, the Flash and Martian Manhunter. Each book has similarities; both star the best selling characters. But whereas the JLA was an adventure book centered on the most powerful heroes alive, the Avengers was something a bit different. Sure, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Giant Man and the Wasp were quite powerful, but they bickered among themselves and chaffed under the notion of teamwork. It wasn’t until Captain America was revived from the 1940’s that the team found its center and by then many of the heavy hitters had moved on.
The Avengers isn’t just a comic book about adventure and…
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