Starting in 1961, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and their collaborators transformed the superhero genre with a series of new creations, including the Incredible Hulk, the Mighty Thor, and the Invincible Iron Man. In 1963, Lee and Kirby brought these characters together for the first time in a new magazine called The Avengers – adding a resurrected Captain America shortly after, and other heroes over time. This unique collection gathers key issues from the first few years of the series.
A foreword by Leigh Bardugo, and a comprehensive introduction and notes by Jose Alaniz offer further insight into the enduring significance of The Avengers and classic Marvel comics. This Deluxe Hardcover edition features gold foil stamping, gold top stain edges, special endpapers with artwork spotlighting series villains, and full-colour art.