Team » Avengers appears in 7702 issues.

    The Avengers are Earth's mightiest heroes and foremost super-team... "There came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born - to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand! Heed the call, then - for now, the Avengers Assemble!"

    Short summary describing this team.

    1. The Avengers #1 - The Coming of the Avengers - Origin/formation of the team.
    2. The Avengers #2 - The Avengers Battle the Space Phantom - The Hulk leaves the team.
    3. Avengers Vol.1: #262-269 The Once and Future Kang -- #270-277 Under Siege -- #278-285 Assault on Olympus

    4. Avengers Vol.3: #19-22 Ultron Unlimited

    It may seem difficult for some readers, as Avengers being the flagship title, is constantly the focus of many events in the Marvel Universe. But most of the titles are fairly well contained and explained for new readers.

    Avengers - Origin - Updates the formation of the Avengers to the present era.

    Avengers Forever - Kurt Busiek's effort to tie together the entire Avengers' history. May be daunting for some but is a rewarding experience.

    Avengers Disassembled - Great jumping on point. Also the start of Bendis' decade long run with the Avengers in various series.

    New Avengers - Starts right after the previous event "Disassembled".

    These are the essential reads, but Hickman's run on the below are a great starting point as well.

    Avengers World


    New Avengers

    Which culminates in,

    Avengers - Time Runs Out

    Secret Wars


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