- Age Range: 9 and up
- Grade Level: 4 and up
- Hardcover: 744 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (February 29, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785158464
- ISBN-13: 978-0785158462
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.8 x 11.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1 Hardcover – February 29, 2012
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But fortunately the letters pages of these issues are also reproduced. Here Lee shines as he builds a community of readers and talent that eventually carried Marvel to the top of the comics world. The answers to reader's letters, next issue blurbs, M.M.M.S. membership coupons, and occasional Mighty Marvel Checklist are pure nostalgia.
The issues are classic Marvel as well. The early issues with the big three (Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America) and drawn by Kirby are the best but the later line up with Don Heck penciling also have their moments. The Avengers started out as a team book featuring first stringers but then started acquiring members without their own features, B and C listers like Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and the Scarlet Witch to avoid overexposure (a concern you never hear of these days). I personally prefer the first approach.
Extras are generous. There are 29 pages of house ads, reprint and collection covers (four to a page), and original art.
The size is just about perfect at around 750 pages so manhandling isn't a chore like it is with some longer omnibuses.Read more ›
The new Avengers film could be this summer's biggest blockbuster, but, yes, the 'Avengers' *was* one of Marvel's 'lesser' titles when it started. 'Spider-Man' and even 'Daredevil' had their own comics but none of the first Avengers, bar Thor, had books to themselves, just shared features in other titles.
Actually, this bunch of stories holds up quite well. (Still not quite a Lee-Kirby F.F. or a Lee-Ditko Spider-Man, but what is?) Some may find both the stories and the art "crude" or "unsophisticated". I find them bursting with raw energy, myths in the making before they were set in stone. (Mjolnir does not always return to Thor's hand! Captain America's indestructible shield is, so he fears, destructible!)
But enough of the historical perspective, here is a rundown of the thirty comics in this tome. (Warning: Some spoilers ahead.)
'Avengers' 1: 'The Coming of the Avengers!' -- Loki tries to trap Thor, but only succeeds in drawing together the Hulk, Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp too. (The gist of the new film, perhaps?)
'Avengers' 2: 'The Space Phantom' -- A shapeshifting alien comes to Earth on a reconnaissance mission.Read more ›
I had the GIT DVD with the Avengers run on it, but these were just scans of the comics. In this Omnibus, we get reconstructed art very true to the original art, in many cases reshot from the original art, and restored colors without taking "modern coloring" liberties. With so many characters depicted and a density of panels in most episodes, Avengers benefits the most from over-sized reproduction. The stories seem much more interesting to me at this increased size than they did viewing them on a 27" computer screen.
So many stories to enjoy here: Loki vs the Avengers of course sets the stage. Namor makes his rounds as an adversary and teams up with the Hulk. The epic discovery of Captain America frozen in ice. The Masters of Evil! The first battle with Kang the Conqueror. The legendary tale of Wonder Man. The Avengers break up. Spider-man guest-stars. The introduction of Count Nefaria.Read more ›
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I found the quality of the pictures and artwork to be fine. I'm just thankful that there is this option of obtaining a collection of the Avenger comics without having to try and... Read morePublished 8 days ago by JCT
This Omnibus collects the first 30 issues of Avengers ever. Starting with Thor, Ironman, Ant-Man, and Wasp. This team goes on many adventures. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Adam Geiger
Loki, the God of Mischief has grown frustrated by the constant defeats to his brother Thor. Once again he plots revenge by attempting to manipulate the Hulk into a battle with him. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Luquillo
A fantastic revisitation for us old timers ! I am really enjoying it !Published 10 months ago by Gregory N. Carmona
I am really enjoying this, especially Cap. Hulk so far is a l et down, and some of the artwork. Iron Man changes, for the better. Overall, Silver Age is really cool.Published 10 months ago by Beeph Wellington
Excellent quality, price and delivery time. I highly recommend this vendor and would buy from them again.Published 15 months ago by Bronx