Avengers Reading List Assembled

Who is planning on seeing Marvel’s The Avengers  in theaters this weekend?   Directed by Joss Whedon, and starring Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), the Avengers, a team of super humans, are brought together by Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.  to help save the Earth from Loki and his army.

For those of you who don’t know your Mjölnir from your Jarvis, this list of titles available from your friendly neighborhood library will bring you up to date on all you need to know.  This is just a sampling, so be sure to check our catalog at http://www.alleganycountylibrary.info  for the complete list of books, movies and more!


Avengers2The Avengers. Volume 1 / Stan Lee ; artists, Jack Kirby, Don Heck.

It all starts here!  Pick up the adventures of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from day one with the Marvel Masterworks! Comicdom’s greatest assemblage of super heroes burst onto the scene in 1963 as Marvel Comics revolutionized the comic-adventure art form. Gathering together to face the evil Loki, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and the Mighty Thor formed the improbable core of the ever-changing super-team. But it was three issues later when, from the ice of the northern Atlantic, Captain America returned from the frozen depths that the Avengers truly took form. Illustrated by Jack Kirby and Don Heck, and written by Stan “The Man” Lee, you’ll find the first appearances of Kang the Conqueror, Wonder Man, the Space Phantom and Baron Zemo, the debut of the Masters of Evil and the Hulk’s departure from the team, and subsequent battle with the Sub-Mariner vs. the Avengers. They’re Marvel Masterworks one and all! Collecting The Avengers #1-10.


AvengersThe Avengers. [Vol.1] / Brian Michael Bendis, writer ; John Romita Jr., penciler ; Klaus Janson, Tom Palmer, inker ; Dean White, colorist ; VC’s Cory Petit, letterer.

There came a day! A day unlike any other…when two of Marvel’s top creators teamed up for the very first time to create a bombastic new Marvel series that not only ushers in the Heroic Age of Marvel Comics but unleashes onto the world the most blockbuster Avengers team ever! Who will answer the call? And will they assemble just in time…because Kang the Conqueror is here from the future. And wait till you find out why…!


Road to Marvel’s The Avengers / Peter David … [et al.].

Gear up for the upcoming Avengers movie with these official in-movie-continuity stories starring Avengers mainstays Iron Man, Captain America and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! First, it’s an expanded re-imagining of the original Iron Man, featuring bonus scenes not in the movie! Then, it’s an all-new Iron Man adventure! What happened between the events of Iron Man and Iron Man 2? How did Tony Stark put a new chapter in the history books? And how did Iron Man break and rewrite all the rules? Then, it’s Black Widow, Nick Fury and Agent Coulson in espionage action! Think you know S.H.I.E.L.D.? Check out what you DIDN ‘T see in the movies! And finally, it’s the official comics prequel to the blockbuster Captain America! Steve Rogers is the inspiration for millions during the dark days of World War Two – but where did he get his inspiration from? How did he meet his best friend, “Bucky” Barnes? And what set him on the path to becoming the First Avenger? Experience an all-new Cap adventure on the European battlefields!

Avengers : the ultimate guide / written by Tom DeFalco.

From Thor and Iron Man to Captain America and the Incredible Hulk, this exciting book tells readers everything there is to know about Earth’s mightiest heroes-from their incredible origins to their superhuman powers. A must for comic fans of any age!

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