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40 Years of the Avengers (Collector's Edition)

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4.5 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews

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  • 40 years from September 1963 through December 2005
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Revisit and relive every Avengers comic book every printed covering over 40 years from September 1963 through December 2005. Over 535 complete printable comics, that's over 19,000 pages including all issues. Read every single page as they were originally

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  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
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  • ASIN: B000FJSA2G
  • Item model number: 900039
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 26, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,719 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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This DVD-ROM is a great way to get all the great Avengers epics from the past 40 years (the Korvac saga, the Kree-Skrull War, the big blow out against the Masters of Evil, etc.). You get to see the team form, see the return of Captain America to modern times, see the line up change and change and change - a hallmark of the Avengers book.

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.
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This DVD collects all Avengers issues including annuals but omitting the Giant Size Avengers. The company has scanned in all the pages (including ads, Bullpen page, letter pages, and back cover) from actual issues. A few of the pages are scanned in slightly crooked--sometimes this is the printing on the originals and sometimes it's just crooked placement.

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.

Highly recommended.
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This is so incredibly great: 40 years of comics on a single DVD? It's a *fantastic* deal at the current price. However, some people will have problems with seeing the contents on this disc. See P.S. for details...

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.
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If you have a Mac, and are having difficulties with this dvd, here are some tips.

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!
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I absolutely recommend this to anyone who liked reading The Avengers comics when they were kids. This is the only affordable way to actually view copies of these old issues. The scanning is high quality and of course, the stories are excellent. In another review a person had complained that the scanning was crooked. However, it is not the scans that are crooked, but the actual comic pages were crooked. The old comics did not have very high quality in the printing and binding processes. However, none of that detracts from the reading pleasure. The comics on the disk should be readable for decades to come because they are Acrobat files which do not need any rare software to be viewed. Enjoy!!
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