Book Review: Essential Avengers, Volume 3

Essential Avengers, Vol. 3 Essential Avengers, Vol. 3 by Roy Thomas

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book collects Issues 47-68 and Annual #2 of the Avengers as well as Marvel Superheroes #18 and X-Men #45. For the most part, this book has little of the biggest name Avengers. Iron Man guest stars in a couple issues. The book actually kicks off with Captain America quitting, although he returns briefly just before the Annual to set up a time travel adventure in that issue.

The core of the team in this book is Giant Man/Yellowjacket, the Wasp, Black Panther, and Hawkeye/Goliath, with Hercules departing early on and Vision joining the team later. The characters do develop and are fairly interesting, even though the presence of Hank Pym and Clint Barton on the same day means a lot of ego.

The stories themselves are fine. For the most part, they are standard villain of the month fare but do get quite interesting in plot lines involving Vison and Ultron, as well as the coming of Yellowjacket.

Overall, this is a pretty good volume of Avengers comics that fans of Silver Age Marvel will enjoy.

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Published on November 13, 2019 06:10 Tags: avengers, silver-age
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