The Avengers have been around since 1963.
They were Marvel Comics answer to DC's Justice League of
America. A team made up of well-known heroes coming
together as a group to take on threats that no single
superhero could handle on their own.
The team's moniker is Earth's Mightiest Super-Heroes and
have been that for closed to 50 years.
With Marvel's vast amount of characters to draw from, almost
all of the most recognizable have been members of the
Avengers at one time or another and even the not so
The team has gone through a lot of line-up changes over the
years with no one group of the same exact heroes appearing
together for any long stretch of issues which makes it great
since this is after all an all-star superhero title.
Marvel's creators have used members from some of the other
well-known teams like the Fantastic Four and X-Men for
inclusion into the Avengers for a period of time.
Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, Wolverine have all
been featured as Avengers.
Fans have certainly been enamored with having the likes of
Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk take on some of the
toughest super-villains around like Doctor Doom, Magneto,
Baron Zemo, Loki, Ultron, Grim Reaper, Whirlwind, Living
Laser, Korvac and many of Marveldoms super baddies.
The Avengers title has had its share of significant issues
with #1 being the most obvious key issue since it debuted
the team and revealed its origin for the very first time.
We've seen the revival of Captain America in the historic
issue #4 since his last appearance in the 1940s.
We've seen the first appearances of the Vision, Yellowjacket,
Invaders, the Liberators, Rogue, Wonder Man, Swordsman, Red
Guardian, Black Knight, Nighthawk, X-Factor and others.
The origins of Hawkeye, Black Panther, Vision, Hellcat have
been told in this title.
The weddings of the Vision and Scarlet Witch and Yellojacket
and the Wasp have been featured.
The death of Warlock was told in one of the Avengers annual.
The team have had some historic battles with super-team the
Defenders and super-villain team the Squadron Supreme.
Some of comic books' best artists have worked on the
Avengers like Jack Kirby, George Perez, John Buscema, John
Bryne, Neal Adams, Barry Smith and Jim Starlin.
I have always thought this title has been one of the most
under appreciated titles since most take it for granted that
it contains so many heroes and typically collectors have
valued the titles that featured only one or two characters.
The Avengers have been the subject of many spin-off titles
that either ran concurrently with the main title or ran
after the title had been halted temporarily in the 1990s in
order to restart the book and reshape and reorganize for a
whole new generation of readers.
The Avengers have been the subject of a couple of different
of animated series on television during the early to mid
1990s for Saturday morning and currently on primetime.
The Avengers have had a couple of made for DVD movies based
on the popular Ultimates comic book called
Ultimate Avengers the Movie and Ultimate Avengers 2.
Both films have been well received and in some ways have
been the inspiration for The Avengers motion
picture that was featured in theaters in 2012.
The team's members for the movie are very similar to whom
were featured in the animated films - Captain America, Iron
Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Nick Fury with the addition of
Hawkeye and Maria Hill teaming up in the film.
The film has now become the all-time top grossing comic book
movie in the United States and came closed to the top
all-time movie behind Avatar and Titanic.
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens would
surpass the Avengers film however in 2016.
The follow up to the highly
successful first film came in Avengers: Age of Ultron
in 2015 that was very profitable and put in motion the third
and fourth films coming in 2018 and 2019 called Avengers:
Purchasing Avengers Comics
When reviewing sources to acquire
Avengers issues, I like to check
out local comic book shops and conventions. I get to see
the comics in person and can examine more issues at one time than I could online.
Eventually local sources go only so far since they rely on
collectors and other sellers in the area to bring them in.
Sources on the internet tend to travel and pick up
collections and will buy a lot of books online to add to
their inventory. They also have a lot of people from
all over the world who will contact them since they are not
tied to a local area to sell to them. These sellers
also tend to advertise on a more global scale than the local
comic book shop since their marketplace is the entire world
is a great place to find Avengers issues. They're a
national online seller and have been selling comic books
through the mail since the 1960s. They try to stock every issue of every
title that has ever been published.
see a large amount of
covers of key books in the run
as well as general issues in the title on this page that I
think will interest any
collection which will take
you directly to mycomicshop's inventory of that issue.
will see every condition of that issue they currently have
in stock so you can choose the right condition of the book
that you're looking for.
worried if you do not see an issue in stock when you click
on any of the links. Often times they will receive an
issue into their inventory on a fairly regular basis as they
purchase books and collections daily. Just go ahead
and bookmark the link after you've clicked on the issue here
or check back here and click on the link to see if the issue
has come into stock. The links will stay permanently
purchased books from mycomicshop before and will continue to use them.
Their grading is accurate and they are a reliable source.
They have great customer service in providing you books in a
Amazon.com is another great choice. There is a
large amount of sellers who have their own eStores there and
offer a variety of issues from this long-running title. Amazon themselves stock various reprint books which are a
great way to purchase some of these issues are a very
I have provided direct links to some
and hardcovers that are on sale at Amazon on this page which will
have additional details, reviews and purchasing information.
Simply click on any of the image links and you'll be able to
find more information on those publications.
Ebay is another option as thereís a lot of
collectors/sellers/dealers always looking to move in
and out of product and use Ebay as their avenue.
You may find some good deals on
Ebay, but be careful to check out
the auctions and or Buy it Now listings carefully. Some
sellersí terms are not right for everyone and sometimes the
items are not what you expect.
If condition is important to you, then be sure to ask a lot
of questions. If you donít get the right kinds of answers
youíre looking for, then move on and try another listing.
Always check out the sellerís profile to see how their past
selling has been. If theyíre new to selling and have only
been buying, ask questions.
You always want to be comfortable with the person youíre
potentially going to be buying from and you really need to
know what it is youíre getting.
If you're looking for CGC Avengers comics, then ComicLink is
your best choice. They focus primarily on CGC books
and you can find some of the top notch
Avengers issues available on
their site. Expect to see from time to time CGC
Avengers #1, #4
(Revival of Captain America), Journey Into Mystery #83 (1st
Thor), Tales of Suspense #39 (1st Iron Man)and other
Avengers related titles and characters of that era as well as CGC
Avengers comic books from the
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