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The Avengers Omnibus, Vol. 1

(Avengers (1963) #1-30)

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The Avengers, comics' greatest super team, burst onto the scene in 1963 at the forefront of the revolutionary Marvel Age of Comics. Iron Man, Thor, the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man and the Wasp joined together to face the menace of Loki and set off on a streak of tales that nearly 50 years later still sets the trend for super hero epics. From Captain America's return from the ...more
Hardcover, 744 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Marvel
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Sean Camoni
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was all I could have hoped for and more. The Avengers, in all their 1960's cornball glory. Love, love, love this stuff. Even the old letters pages are gold. Bonus - my 6 year-old daughter has gotten into these books too. She's almost finished with the 700 page monster, and is asking for more! Give the girl a no-prize!
Rich Meyer
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
I was rather intrigued by Marvel's Omnibus format, but most of the volumes were priced through the rough, so getting one was a daunting task. But there are a few decent ones that are relatively cheap on the Amazon marketplace and eBay: The Avengers Omnibus #1 was one (at the time of this writing, the John Carter and X-Statix tomes are also relatively cheap).

This particular book is bascially three Marvel Masterworks editions enlarged and sewn together. It even includes Stan Lee's moronic introdu
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Kelly McCubbin
May 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
This is a tough one, but this book is a rough read. Jack "The King" Kirby stands in for just less than a third of the book and then the drawing duties are handed over to Dandy Don Heck who, hindered by somme inexplicably sloppy inking, doesn't find a way to make The Avengers look interesting (?!) until the last 4 issues or so (when the inking also dramatically improves).
Now, I've never been a "Slam Stan Lee" kind of guy. Let's face it, a lot of these guys were not doing the caliber of work they
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Gary Butler
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
47th book read in 2013.

Number 114 out of 337 on my all time book list.

Follow the link below to see my video review:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwGFHE...
Reggie
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Hokey dialogue and plot holes aside, it was great to see the beginning of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Nostalgic itch totally scratched.
Scott
Jun 08, 2014 rated it liked it
The stories are extremely silly, contrived, and full of holes...but they're kind of fun in an old-fashioned way.
Tristan Palmer
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Stan Lee’s writing doesn’t hold up so hot decades later, but I think that’s to be understood. But, acknowledging the time it came from, the stories were novel and first of their kind. Plus, seeing the original adventures of the Avengers after reading years of crossovers is really interesting, especially for someone like me, that notices where little trivia nuggets and characters came from.
Russell Grant
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
The first 30 issues of the iconic Avengers, all handsomely reprinted in a book so heavy it will give you carpel tunnel and swollen ankles if read on a toilet. There's lots to like here. The stories for the most part are a lot of fun. The first twelve or so issues are Jack Kirby in full Kirby mode when he was drawing most of the books Marvel put out. Really the most impressive thing about these is that Kirby and Lee really were creating a universe of characters and stories. Any hero's missing fro ...more
Matt Sautman
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A more accurate rating of this title (for me) is 4.5 stars. While its initial run is somewhat klunky, filled with errors that original fans of the comic brought to the attention of the comic's front runners through letters published within the Marvel Bullpen/Avengers Assemble! sections of the comic, the omnibus is a must for any scholar seeking to study the structural changes between the original Avengers and the massively successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. Seeing the series from its concepti ...more
Damián Vives
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Si bien los 4 Fantásticos fueron los que inauguraron la llamada "era Marvel de los cómics", fueron Los Vengadores quienes estuvieron destinados a erigirse como el mayor supergrupo de la casa de las ideas. Salidos a escena en 1963, fueron el epicentro de la revolución Marvel y la contracara de la políticamente correcta Liga de la Justicia de DC Comics. Formada inicialmente por Iron Man, Thor, Hule, el Hombre Hormiga y la Avispa para enfrentar en conjunto la amenaza de Loki en la Tierra, el equipo ...more
Roger Whitson
May 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
This is not the best collaboration between Lee and Kirby. The first two issues are basically nothing but Hulk-bashing (apparently, most people did that back then). Once Captain America arrives, the introduction to the Masters of Evil is a little long. I loved the stuff on Kang and Immortus, but a lot of the first issues of Avengers really lacked enough focus to keep me interested.
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Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber) is an American writer, editor, creator of comic book superheroes, and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics.

With several artist co-creators, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Daredevil, the Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, and many other characters, introducing complex,
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