Sunday, April 24, 2011

Marvel History Post 75: The Avengers # 1

Issue: The Avengers # 1
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: September 1963

Brief Summary:

Commentary: Here we go. This is Marvel's current flagship property, the Avengers. Marvel's answer to DC's Justice League, this book brings together some of Marvel's most popular characters.
The team is brought together under the false impression that they need to stop the Hulk. This is not entirely unreasonable, as the Hulk will, from time to time, ruin everything in the MU. The Hulk is sort of the forgotten figure of the early Avengers team, as he doesn't stick around for long. It's also important to note that Captain America is nowhere to be seen in this group.
Quick Thoughts:
  • At one point Wasp refers to Iron Man in his suit as hideous.
  • So, why is it that Loki can't escape from a lead-lined tank?
  • Wasp is the character who names the team the Avengers. No one shouts for them to assemble though...yet.
Favorite Panel:

When will Hulk learn that the circus is not his best move?

Next: Fantastic Four Annual # 1