Avengers: Citizen Kang (The Avengers)
In the unassuming town of Timely, Wisconsin, the Vision has disappeared, and it's up to the Fantastic Four and the Avengers to save him! But Timely is connected to Kang's city of Chronopolis, which spans the entire history of the Earth and is guarded by the deadliest warrior's of every age, the Anachronauts! Can the Avengers and the Fantastic Four stop battling each other...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 26th 2011 by Marvel
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I first read these stories when they were published as single issues in the summer of 1992, and I loved them. I was eleven years old, I had never read a comic book story about time travel, and the Avengers and the Fantastic Four were some of the only comic book characters I knew. The back-up history of Kang was helpful, and so were the "Top Ten Villain" features that were in almost every annual that summer. As an adult, though, I can't believe the mess here. The first two main stories are almost...more
I thought I remembered these single issues from when I was younger but after reading the whole collection together I realized that what I remembered were just the covers. Marvel did this type of story many times during the 90s. The idea of connecting several annuals into one big story. Here we’re given a head-scratching story involving Kang. Kang stories can always confuse because of the constant time paradoxes but this was is particularly confusing. The dialogue is what you’d expect from the ti...more
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