40 Years of the Avengers (Collector's Edition)
- 40 years from September 1963 through December 2005
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The only reason I dropped this one star is the fact that the seven Giant Sized Avengers volumes from 1974/1975 are missing. These were like annuals back in the day but the main book often had issues that lead into them. Further, a pivotal event - the marriage of the Vision and Scarlet Witch - appeared in these Giant Sized issues. To leave them out is just criminal.
I thought it might be difficult reading the comics on a computer screen, but after a few pages I liked turning a page with the push of a button. If you have a bright monitor or laptop, the colors should look nice.
Make sure that you upgrade to Acrobat Reader 6 (included on the disk) so that the Marvel watermarks don't show on your screen. If you try to print a page the watermarks will (I believe) appear.
Overall, a wonderful addition for those who have the original issues but can't read them because of their value, for those who don't want to buy a bunch of the Masterworks titles, for those who want to see the comics with the original colors and printing quality, or for those who want to read all the issues in color. The cost of the total collection may seem high, but think about buying over 550 comics. That's less than a dime an issue--more than I paid years ago (12 cents)!
As Marvel does more of these, they may "crash" the back issue market. People who have the comics may decide to buy these DVDs and sell their back issues.
I'll agree with anyone who says having actual comics is better than staring at a screen, but this is both cost-effective and space-effective. Much less of a need now for long stacks of comics boxes. Other related items worth checking out...
1. SNAP! Avengers (Jewel Case)- issues 1-10 & cheaper, for Lee/Kirby fans. And...
2. Avengers: The Ultimate Guide. A great resource that I currently recommend.
Almost the entire history of the Avengers? Even Heroes Reborn is covered. The only thing this disc is missing, besides the Giant-Sized issues people have mentioned, is The West Coast Avengers aka Avengers- West Coast series, but that would be asking quite a bit. :) I guess we'll be seeing *everything* Marvel has ever published eventually. On this particular disc, the content is viewable with Adobe Acrobat 6 & up, and it's nice that it works with both Windows & Mac. I can't recommend this highly enough!
P.S. Some people will only be able to see the 1960s folder. My computer is running both Windows 2000 & XP. In Windows 2000, I couldn't for the life of me get my computer to see more than that 1st folder. It's as if that's *all* that's on the disc.Read more ›
Are you opening it with Preview? If you just click on the icon on the disk, it will open in Preview... but this will not work properly. You must use Adobe Reader to see the pages without the watermark.
Install Adobe Reader from the dvd.
Make an alias of Adobe Reader and put it in the Dock.
Click and open the dvd icon.
Click and open the decade folder.
Don't open the year folder... click and drag the pdf icon, (such as FF_1960.pdf... I have the Fantastic Four dvd, so substitute whatever is appropriate), onto the Reader alias in the dock to open.
Click on year.
Click on month.
Click on the magnifing glass icon to zoom to any size.
I hope this is helpful!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you love the movies- here are the books they are based on; dozens of them on one disc that you can watch from the comfort of your computer. Read morePublished 2 months ago by thirdtwin
Love it. I know that you bought it for about $30.00. Enjoy your profit.Published 12 months ago by Jac
This collection consists of actual comic books that have been individually scanned and converted to PDF files. Read morePublished on January 5, 2014 by NF
these are amazing. especially for anyone who loves comics. they can get all these
years at once. ty would def order again
this comes with avengers v1 1-402, v2 1-13, v3 1-84, 500-503, and new avengers 1-12 plus annuals. That is just about every comic but, there are two things I can think of that are... Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by comic guy
Talk about price mark-up! Why are the X-men, Fantastic Four/Silver Surfer, and Spiderman DVD-Roms going for almost $150 cheaper. Read morePublished on September 23, 2010 by James Pereira