The Avengers are a fictional team of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The group made its launching in The Avengers # 1 (cover-dated Sept. 1963), produced by writer-editor Stan Lee as well as artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby. The Avengers is Lee and also Kirby’s improvement of a previous superhero team, All-Winners Squad, who showed up in comics series published by Marvel Comic books’ precursor Timely Comics.
Identified “Planet’s Mightiest Heroes”, the Avengers initially contained Ant-Man, the Hulk, Iron Male, Thor, and the Wasp. Ant-Man had become Giant-Man by concern # 2. The initial Captain America was found caught in ice in concern # 4, as well as joined the group after they restored him. A revolving roster became a trademark of the series, although one style stayed constant: the Avengers combat “the adversaries no solitary superhero can withstand.” The team, popular for its battle cry of “Avengers Assemble!”, has actually featured human beings, mutants, Inhumans, androids, aliens, supernatural beings, as well as even former villains.
The Avengers have shown up in a variety of media outside of comics, including several various animated tv series as well as direct-to-video movies. The Avengers additionally play a central function in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) being the focus in multiple MCU feature films, beginning with the eponymous 2012 live-action movie, The Avengers, and adhered to by the follows up, Age of Ultron (2015 ), Infinity Battle (2018 ), as well as Endgame (2019 ), which were based on The Infinity Onslaught story. The Avengers additionally included in Captain America: Civil War (2016) attracting freely from the 2006 comics storyline “Civil Battle”.
The group debuted in The Avengers # 1 (Sept. 1963). Similar to the Justice Organization, the Avengers were an assemblage of superheroes that had already shown up in collection’ of their own. All of the characters were produced by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. This first series, published bi-monthly with concern # 6 (July 1964) and monthly afterwards ran through issue # 402 (Sept. 1996), with offshoots including several annuals, miniseries and also a giant-size quarterly sis series that ran briefly in the mid-1970s. Writers of the very first collection consisted of Roy Thomas, Steve Englehart, Gerry Conway, Jim Shooter as well as David Michelinie. Artists included John Buscema, Tom Palmer, Neal Adams, George Perez, John Byrne and Jim Starlin.
Other spinoff series include West Coast Avengers, at first published as a four-issue miniseries in 1984, adhered to by a 102-issue series (Oct. 1985– Jan. 1994), retitled Avengers West Shore with # 47; and also the 40-issue Solo Avengers (Dec. 1987– Jan. 1991), retitled Avengers Spotlight with # 21.
In between 1996 and also 2004, Wonder relaunched the primary Avengers title three times. In 1996, the “Heroes Reborn” line happened in an alternate universe, with an overhauled history unassociated to mainstream Wonder connection.
The Avengers vol. 3 competed 84 issues from February 1998 to August 2004. Early issues were written by Kurt Busiek and pencilled by George Perez. To coincide with what would have been the 500th problem of the original collection, Marvel changed the numbering, and also The Avengers # 500– 503 (Sept.– Dec. 2004), the one-shot Avengers Finale (Jan. 2005) became the “Avengers Disassembled” story as well as last problems. In January 2005, a brand-new variation of the team appeared in the continuous title The New Avengers, followed by The Mighty Avengers, Avengers: The Campaign, and Dark Avengers. Avengers vol. 4 debuted in July 2010 as well as ran till January 2013. Vol. 5 was introduced in February 2013. After Secret Wars, a new Avengers team debuted, dubbed the All-New, All-Different Avengers, beginning with a Free Comic Book Day sneak peek. Adhering To Civil War II, the book was relaunched in 2016 as Avengers, while maintaining the exact same writer as well as much of the actors from the All-New, All-Different run. The series ran for 11 issues before going back to the numbering of the original Avengers series with concern # 672. Beginning with concern # 675, all four Avengers titles being released at the time (Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, UNITED STATE Avengers and Occupy Avengers) were merged right into a solitary weekly series referred to as Avengers: No Surrender, lasting 16 concerns, made to close out this age of the team’s background.
Following the verdict of No Give up in 2018, the collection was relaunched once more as Avengers.