History ComicBook / TheAvengers

29th May '16 6:00:48 AM Doug86
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[[caption-width-right:350:AVENGERS ASSEMBLE![[note]]Pictured, left to right: [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], ComicBook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/WonderMan, [[ComicBook/AntMan Henry Pym]], Comicbook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, Comicbook/MsMarvel, and Triathlon. Not pictured: [[ComicBook/TheWasp Wasp]], [[Franchise/SpiderMan Spider-Man]], and about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a hundred other heroes]]]][[/note]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:AVENGERS ASSEMBLE![[note]]Pictured, left to right: [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], ComicBook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/WonderMan, [[ComicBook/AntMan Henry Pym]], Comicbook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, Comicbook/MsMarvel, and Triathlon. Not pictured: [[ComicBook/TheWasp Wasp]], [[Franchise/SpiderMan Spider-Man]], Franchise/SpiderMan, and about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a hundred other heroes]]]][[/note]]



The Franchise/MarvelUniverse's all-star super-hero team, [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent equivalent]] to Franchise/TheDCU's Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica... except with more B-List heroes originally and a name that is based firmly on the concept of RuleOfCool (literally, Wasp picked the name because it sounded cool; some adaptations provide better explanations, though). The team debuted in The Avengers #1 in 1963. The classic lineup is ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/AntMan, TheWasp, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], and [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]. The team also within the first few issues gained the series trademark of [[RevolvingDoorBand shifting lineups]], with the Hulk leaving the group with issue two, and Captain America not actually joining until issue 4, and with the major change of all the originals save Captain America being replaced by issue 16. Over the years, half of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse has been a member (to the point that every member of the ComicBook/FantasticFour has been a member at some point), with new members being recruited and old members coming back or leaving [[RotatingArcs as story dictates]]. Other long-serving members include ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]], SheHulk, ComicBook/WonderMan, CaptainMarvel, [[ComicBook/XMen the Beast]], ComicBook/BlackPanther, Comicbook/BlackWidow, and many many more.

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The Franchise/MarvelUniverse's all-star super-hero team, [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent equivalent]] to Franchise/TheDCU's Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica... except with more B-List heroes originally and a name that is based firmly on the concept of RuleOfCool (literally, Wasp picked the name because it sounded cool; some adaptations provide better explanations, though). The team debuted in The Avengers #1 in 1963. The classic lineup is ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/IronMan, ComicBook/AntMan, TheWasp, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], and [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk The Hulk]]. The team also within the first few issues gained the series trademark of [[RevolvingDoorBand shifting lineups]], with the Hulk leaving the group with issue two, and Captain America not actually joining until issue 4, and with the major change of all the originals save Captain America being replaced by issue 16. Over the years, half of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse has been a member (to the point that every member of the ComicBook/FantasticFour has been a member at some point), with new members being recruited and old members coming back or leaving [[RotatingArcs as story dictates]]. Other long-serving members include ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}, the ComicBook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, ComicBook/TheVision, [[Comicbook/TheIncredibleHercules Hercules]], SheHulk, ComicBook/SheHulk, ComicBook/WonderMan, CaptainMarvel, [[ComicBook/XMen the Beast]], ComicBook/BlackPanther, Comicbook/BlackWidow, and many many more.
24th May '16 9:20:52 AM KingZeal
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* UnexpectedCharacter: Depending on the era of the team, the Avengers can consist of nothing but Marvel's biggest guns or an entire roster of C-List fodder. Whenever it's at either of those two extremes, the way a writer may try to shake things up is by adding characters from the opposite end of the hierarchy. For example, the unknown Black Panther replacing Captain America in the 60s was considered a surprise, while Captain America re-joining the team in the 90s was equally a shock. And it's always a surprise when characters associated with other teams or "franchises" join (Justice and Firestar from ''Comicbook/NewWarriors'', Beast and Wolverine from the ''Comicbook/Xmen'', or Comicbook/SpiderMan.
24th May '16 9:09:41 AM KingZeal
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* UnexpectedCharacter: An interesting aspect of the Avengers - while they are essentially the Marvel equivalent to DC's Justice League, they only had a Big Three (Captain America, Iron Man and Thor) and most who joined the team were B-listers at best; it was very rare for heroes like Spider-Man to join the Avengers and when they did, it was at a limited capacity. Brian Michael Bendis' ''New Avengers'' changed all of that by putting Spider-Man and Wolverine on the Avengers, insuring that it was now safe to put big names on there.
24th May '16 7:51:41 AM Blazer
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* UnexpectedCharacter: An interesting aspect of the Avengers - while they are essentially the Marvel equivalent to DC's Justice League, they only had a Big Three (Captain America, Iron Man and Thor) and most who joined the team were B-listers at best; it was very rare for heroes like Spider-Man to join the Avengers and when they did, it was at a limited capacity. Brian Michael Bendis' ''New Avengers'' changed all of that by putting Spider-Man and Wolverine on the Avengers, insuring that it was now safe to put big names on there.
9th May '16 2:35:25 PM DragonRanger
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* New Avengers (post-''Age of Ultron''): Captain America, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Vision, ComicBook/WarMachine (Creator/DonCheadle) and ComicBook/TheFalcon (Creator/AnthonyMackie)
* Allied heroes (future membership status unknown): ComicBook/AntMan (Creator/PaulRudd), ComicBook/BlackPanther (Creator/ChadwickBoseman), and ComicBook/SpiderMan (Creator/TomHolland) are to fight alongside established Avengers in ''Civil War''. ComicBook/TheWasp (Creator/EvangelineLilly), ComicBook/DoctorStrange (Creator/BenedictCumberbatch), and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]] (role not yet cast) are scheduled to debut in the setting later on.

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* New Avengers (post-''Age (between ''Age of Ultron''): Ultron'' and ''Civil War''): Captain America, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, Vision, ComicBook/WarMachine (Creator/DonCheadle) and ComicBook/TheFalcon (Creator/AnthonyMackie)
* Allied heroes (future membership status unknown): heroes: ComicBook/AntMan (Creator/PaulRudd), ComicBook/BlackPanther (Creator/ChadwickBoseman), and ComicBook/SpiderMan (Creator/TomHolland) are to fight fought alongside established Avengers in ''Civil War''. ComicBook/TheWasp (Creator/EvangelineLilly), ComicBook/DoctorStrange (Creator/BenedictCumberbatch), and [[ComicBook/MsMarvel Captain Marvel]] (role not yet cast) are scheduled to debut in the setting later on.
8th May '16 12:05:15 PM FGHIK
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[[caption-width-right:350:AVENGERS ASSEMBLE![[note]]Pictured, left to right: [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], ComicBook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/WonderMan, [[ComicBook/AntMan Henry Pym]], Comicbook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, Comicbook/MsMarvel, and Triathlon. Not pictured: [[ComicBook/TheWasp Wasp]], [[Franchise/SpiderMan]], and about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a hundred other heroes]]]][[/note]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:AVENGERS ASSEMBLE![[note]]Pictured, left to right: [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], ComicBook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/WonderMan, [[ComicBook/AntMan Henry Pym]], Comicbook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, Comicbook/MsMarvel, and Triathlon. Not pictured: [[ComicBook/TheWasp Wasp]], [[Franchise/SpiderMan]], [[Franchise/SpiderMan Spider-Man]], and about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a hundred other heroes]]]][[/note]]
8th May '16 12:04:50 PM FGHIK
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[[caption-width-right:350:AVENGERS ASSEMBLE![[note]]Pictured, left to right: [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], ComicBook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/WonderMan, [[ComicBook/AntMan Henry Pym]], Comicbook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, Comicbook/MsMarvel, and Triathlon. Not pictured: [[ComicBook/TheWasp Wasp]], about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a hundred other heroes]]]][[/note]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:AVENGERS ASSEMBLE![[note]]Pictured, left to right: [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]], ComicBook/IronMan, [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]], ComicBook/TheVision, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/WonderMan, [[ComicBook/AntMan Henry Pym]], Comicbook/ScarletWitch, ComicBook/{{Quicksilver}}, Comicbook/MsMarvel, and Triathlon. Not pictured: [[ComicBook/TheWasp Wasp]], [[Franchise/SpiderMan]], and about [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a hundred other heroes]]]][[/note]]
16th Apr '16 10:37:21 PM aye_amber
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* ButtMonkey: Hank Pym, Hank Pym, [[RuleOfThree Hank Pym]]. The latter era runs did a good job trying to lift him from his ButtMonkey status, but then, [[http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/106/1061476/siege-ends-the-avengers-20100115002629225.jpg THIS is the cover image of the final issue of ''Mighty Avengers'']].

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* ButtMonkey: Hank Pym, Hank Pym, [[RuleOfThree Hank Pym]]. The latter era runs did a good job trying to lift him from his ButtMonkey status, but then, [[http://comicsmedia.ign.com/comics/image/article/106/1061476/siege-ends-the-avengers-20100115002629225.[[http://i.imgur.com/VkgP17z.jpg THIS is the cover image of the final issue of ''Mighty Avengers'']].
5th Mar '16 11:01:57 PM nombretomado
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*** TheHero: CaptainAmerica

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*** TheHero: CaptainAmericaComicBook/CaptainAmerica
24th Feb '16 4:33:23 PM nombretomado
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The Avengers are also the core of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with several members getting their own films and a few others being supporting characters, and it usually brings the entire team together in an ''Avengers'' movie at the climax of a multi-film story arc. The movies that feature the entire team are ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', and the two-part ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''. Like the comics, the team has a flexible roster, consisting of:

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The Avengers are also the core of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, with several members getting their own films and a few others being supporting characters, and it usually brings the entire team together in an ''Avengers'' movie at the climax of a multi-film story arc. The movies that feature the entire team are ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', and the two-part ''Film/AvengersInfinityWar''. Like the comics, the team has a flexible roster, consisting of:
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