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Marvel Comics, 2003 - Avengers (Comic strip) - 232 pages
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Earth's Mightiest Heroes - The Hulk, Thor, Iron Man. Ant-Man and the Wasp - unite! Representing the formation of the Avengers, the revival of Captain America, plus appearances by the Sub-Mariner, Kang the Conqueror, Immortus, Wonder Man, and The Mamers Of Exil. Collects Avengers (Vol. 1) #1-10

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Review: Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers #1)

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

Plotwise it's dated very badly, but there's a certain energy and ridiculouslessness to Golden Age books that is still very compelling, and the Jack Kirby art in the earlier issues is brilliant as always. Read full review

Review: Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers #1)

User Review  - Marc Burkhardt - Goodreads

While these early issues of The Avengers aren't the height of Marvel's Silver Age, it's still exciting to see the roots of a multimillion-dollar franchise back when it was a "mere" comic book. Plus, you can't argue with art from the likes of Jack Kirby and Don Heck. Read full review

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Stan Lee, 1925 Stan Lee was born in 1925. He joined Marvel Comics in the early 1940's and has remained there for 60 years. He is the creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, and has more than 2 billion comics books featuring these well known characters in print. While employed at Marvel Comics, Lee signed a contract that prohibited him from working for any company besides Marvel. When Marvel went bankrupt, the contract became null and void and Lee created his own company called Stan Lee Media. He remains Chairman Emeritus at Marvel, but spends most of his time on his new internet based company. Stan Lee Media will feature downloadable Superheroes. Lee also signed a deal with DC Comics to revamp some of their signature characters, including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Jack "King" Kirby's comics career began in 1937 and continued for nearly six decades. As the most valued team in comics, Simon and Kirby went on to create titles and concepts including Fighting American, Boys' Ranch and the creation of the romance comics genre. In 1961, the first issue of Marvel's Fantastic Four cemented Kirby's reputation as comics' preeminent creator, and a slew of famous titles followed that elevated him to legendary status, including Incredible Hulk, Avengers and X-Men. Kirby returned to DC in 1971 with his classic "Fourth World Trilogy," which was followed by The Demon, Omac and Kamandi. Kirby continued working and innovating in comics until his death in 1994.

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