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Marvel Comics, 2003 - Avengers (Comic strip) - 232 pages
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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The original Avengers concept - an all-star superhero lineup a la DC's Justice League - wasn't working as well as Marvel's other teams the Fantastic Four and The X-Men. The problem was the 5 ... Read full review

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In 1961 Stan Lee was directed by his boss to create a superhero team to compete with DC's Justice League of America. While the JLA were simply a bunch of solo heroes thrown together into an all-star ... 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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