Avengers vol. 3, #38 (Mar. 2001). Cover art by Alan Davis. Alan Davis (born 1956 is a British writer and artist of Comic books Biography UK work Alan Davis was born on June 18, 1956
|First appearance||The Avengers #1 (Sept. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. 1963)|
|Created by||Stan Lee|
|In story information|
|Base(s)||Various, formerly the Avengers Mansion, New York City, Hydro-Base|
|See:List of Avengers members|
The Avengers is a team of fictional superhero characters in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book In the Fictional Marvel Comics universe, Avengers Mansion has traditionally been the base of the Avengers. The City of New York Hydro-Base is a fictional base in the Marvel Universe. It first appeared in Sub-Mariner #61 created by Steve Gerber, Bill Everett The Avengers are a fictional team of Superheroes that star in The Avengers and related Comic book series published by Marvel Comics A superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a Fictional character "of unprecedented physical prowess dedicated to acts of derring-do A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc Originally created using preexisting Marvel characters, variously created by writer-editor Stan Lee, artist and co-plotter Jack Kirby and others, the team first appeared in The Avengers #1 (Sept. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book In Comic books and other stories with a long history first appearance refers to the first occurrence to feature a Fictional character. 1963).
Labelled "Earth's Mightiest Heroes", the Avengers originally consisted of Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk. Dr Henry "Hank" Pym is a Fictional character that appears in Publications published by Marvel Comics. The Wasp ( Janet van Dyne) is a Fictional character, a superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media. Almost from inception, however, the roster has been fluid - the Hulk departed  and Captain America joined the team within the first four issues of the series.  The rotating roster has become a hallmark of the team, although one theme remains consistent: the Avengers fight the foes no single superhero can withstand - hence their famous cry of "Avengers Assemble!" The team has featured humans, robots, gods, aliens, supernatural beings and even former villains.
The titular team debuted in The Avengers #1 (Sept. The Avengers is a team of Comic book Superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. 1963), using existing characters created primarily by writer-editor Stan Lee and penciler and co-plotter Jack Kirby. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters A penciller (or penciler) is one of a number of types of Artists working within the Comic book industry Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book This initial series, published bi-monthly through issue #6 (July 1964) and monthly thereafter ran through issue #402 (Sept. 1996), with spinoffs including several annuals, miniseries and a giant-size quarterly sister series than ran briefly in the mid-1970s. An annual publication, more often called simply an annual, is a book or a Magazine, Comic book or Comic strip published yearly A miniseries (also mini-series) in a serial Storytelling medium is a production which tells a story in a pre-planned limited number of episodes 
Other spinoff series include West Coast Avengers, initially published as a four-issue miniseries in 1984, followed by a 102-issue series (Oct. The West Coast Avengers is a Fictional group of superheroes that appear in Publications published by Marvel Comics. 1985 - Jan. 1994), retitled Avengers West Coast with #48; and the 40-issue Solo Avengers (Dec. Solo Avengers, later Avengers Spotlight, was an American comic book, published by Marvel Comics. 1987 - Jan. 1991), retitled Avengers Spotlight with #21. 
Between 1996 and 2004 Marvel relaunched the primary Avengers title three times. In 1996, the "Heroes Reborn" line, in which Marvel contracted outside companies to produce four titles, included a new volume of The Avengers. Heroes Reborn was a 1996 - 1997 crossover story arc among Comic-book series published Taking place in an alternate universe with a revamped history unrelated to mainstream Marvel continuity, The Avengers vol. 2 was written by Rob Liefeld and penciled by Jim Valentino of Image Comics, and ran 13 issues (Nov. Rob Liefeld, (born October 3 1967) is an American Comic book writer illustrator and publisher Jim Valentino aka Valentino, (born October 28 1952 in The Bronx New York) is an American Writer, Penciler Image Comics is an American Comic book publisher It was founded in 1992 by seven high-profile illustrators as a venue where creators could publish their 1996 - Nov. 1997). The final issue, which featured a crossover with the other "Heroes Reborn" titles, returned the characters to the main Marvel Universe. The Marvel Universe is the fictional Shared universe where most of the comic stories published by Marvel Comics take place 
Relaunched with a new first issue, The Avengers vol. 3 ran 84 issues (Feb. 1998 - Aug. 2004). Then, to coincide with what would have been the 500th issue of the original series, Marvel changed the numbering to release The Avengers #500-503 (Sept. -Dec. 2004), followed by the one-shot Avengers Finale (Jan. In the American Comic book industry the term one-shot is used to denote a pilot comic or a stand-alone story created to last as one issue 2005), which together presented the Avengers Disassembled storyline. Avengers Disassembled, referred to in some participating series as Disassembled, is a crossover event between several Marvel Comics That story, in which the Avengers disband following the insanity of one member (Scarlet Witch) and the death of two others (Ant-Man and Hawkeye), led to the series New Avengers, which premiered with a new issue #1 (Jan. The Scarlet Witch ( Wanda Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Ant-Man is a Marvel Comics Superhero Comic book character that was originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1962 2005). 
In the wake of the success of the New Avengers title, two spin-offs debuted. The first, Young Avengers (February 2005), featured teenage heroes patterned after former members of the Avengers. Young Avengers is an American Comic book published by Marvel Comics. During the events of Civil War, a sister title to New Avengers, entitled The Mighty Avengers, began with #1 in (May 2007), at which point the "New" and "Mighty" versions of the team were differentiated from one another based on the loyalties of their members to the registration acts passed during the Superhero Civil War. In Marvel Comics ' fictional Marvel Universe, the Registration Acts —the Mutant Registration Act (or MRA) and Superhuman Registration Act
|"And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born — to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand! Through the years, their roster has prospered, changing many times, but their glory has never been denied! Heed the call, then — for now, the Avengers Assemble!"|
|— Prologue from The Avengers|
The first issue features the Asgardian trickster god, Loki, who seeks revenge against his adopted brother, Thor. In Mythology, and in the study of Folklore and Religion, a trickster is a God, Goddess, spirit, man woman or anthropomorphic Loki is a Supervillain that appears in the fictional Marvel Universe and is based on the being of the same name from Norse mythology. Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Using an illusion, Loki tricks the Hulk into destroying a railroad track, and then diverts a radio call by Rick Jones for help to Thor, whom Loki hopes will battle the Hulk. This article is about the comic book character and series For all other media appearances see Hulk in other media. Richard Milhouse "Rick" Jones is a Fictional Comic book Character in the. Unknown to Loki, the radio call is also answered by Ant-Man, the Wasp and Iron Man. Dr Henry "Hank" Pym is a Fictional character that appears in Publications published by Marvel Comics. The Wasp ( Janet van Dyne) is a Fictional character, a superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. After an initial misunderstanding, the heroes unite and defeat Loki. Ant-Man points out that the five work well together and suggests they form a combined team — with the Wasp naming the group the Avengers. The original members are known as the "founding members," and courtesy of an Avengers Charter are responsible for the good name of the team. As a result, their wishes regarding the direction of the team are given additional weight and deference.
The roster changes almost immediately; by the beginning of the second issue, Ant-Man has become Giant-Man and, at the end of the issue, the Hulk leaves once he realizes how much the others fear his unstable personality. Feeling responsible, the Avengers try to locate and contain the Hulk (a recurring theme in the early years of the team), which subsequently leads them into combat with Namor the Sub-Mariner. This would result in the first major milestone in the Avengers' history - the revival and return of Captain America.  Captain America joins the team eventually becoming field leader. Captain America is also given "founding member" status in the Hulk's place.  The Avengers go on to fight foes such as Captain America's wartime enemy Baron Zemo, who in turn forms the Masters of Evil; the Lava Men; Kang the Conqueror; Wonder Man; Immortus; and Count Nefaria. Baron Zemo is the name of two Fictional characters both Supervillains in various Marvel Comics Comic books notably Captain America The Masters of Evil is a name used for a number of fictional Supervillain teams that appear in Comic book published by Marvel Comics. Subterranea is a fictional realm far beneath the earth's surface in the Marvel Comics universe. Kang the Conqueror is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Immortus ( Nathaniel Richards) is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. Count Nefaria is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics.
The next milestone came when every member but Captain America resigned and were replaced by three former villains - Hawkeye, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Hawkeye ( Clint Barton) also known as Ronin and Goliath, is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books The Scarlet Witch ( Wanda Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Quicksilver ( Pietro Django Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in the Comic books published by Marvel Comics.  Although lacking the raw power of the original team, "Cap's Kooky Quartet" (as they were sometimes jokingly called) proved their worth by fighting and defeating the Swordsman; the original Power Man; Doctor Doom and Kang once again. The Swordsman is the name of several Fictional characters in the Marvel Comics universe. Atlas ( Erik Josten) formerly Power Man, Smuggler and Goliath, is a Fictional character, a former Dr Doom redirects here For other uses see Dr Doom (disambiguation. They are soon rejoined by Henry Pym (who changes his name to Goliath), the Wasp, Hercules, the Black Knight and the Black Widow, although the last two do not obtain official membership status until later in the book's history. Hercules is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Dane Whitman is a fictional Comic book Superhero in the Marvel Comics universe, the company's third person to bear the name The Black Widow is the name of two fictional super-spy characters in the Marvel Comics universe.
Writer Roy Thomas began to focus more on characterization. Roy Thomas (born November 22 1940, Missouri, United States) is a Comic book Writer and editor, and The Black Panther joins the team, followed by the Vision. The Black Panther ( T'Challa) is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe who is the first modern Black The Vision is the name of three Fictional characters that appear in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Thomas also established that the Avengers are headquartered in a New York City building called Avengers Mansion, provided courtesy of Tony Stark (Iron Man's alter ego), who also funds the Avengers through the Maria Stark Foundation, a non-profit organization. The City of New York In the Fictional Marvel Comics universe, Avengers Mansion has traditionally been the base of the Avengers. A non-profit organization ( abbreviated "NPO" also "not-for-profit" is a legally constituted Organization whose objective is to support or engage The mansion is serviced by Edwin Jarvis, the Avengers' faithful butler, and also furnished with state-of-the-art technology and defense systems, including the Avengers' primary mode of transport: the five-engine Quinjets. Edwin Jarvis is a fictional Supporting character in the Marvel Comics titles The Avengers, Iron Man This article is about the Amiga demo for other uses see State of the art (disambiguation.
Thomas continued his run into the early 1970s, with highlights including a version of the Justice League called the Squadron Supreme and the Kree-Skrull War, a ten-part storyline about an epic battle between the Kree and Skrull races and guest-starring the Kree hero Captain Marvel. The Justice League sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short is a Fictional DC Comics superhero team. The Squadron Supreme is a team of Fictional characters and superheroes that appear in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Kree-Skrull War is a Fictional series of conflicts in the Marvel Universe between the Kree Empire of the Greater Magellanic Cloud and the The Kree, also known as the Ruul, are a scientifically and technologically advanced militaristic alien race in the Fictional Marvel Universe. The Skrulls are a Fictional race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters that appear in Publications by Marvel Comics. Mar-Vell, better known as Captain Marvel, is a fictional Comic book alien, a Superhero in the Marvel Comics universe This storyline also features the first disbanding of the Avengers, as Skrulls impersonating Captain America, Thor and Iron Man use their authority as founders of the team to disband it. The true founding Avengers, minus the Wasp, reform the team in the 100th issue in response to complaints from Jarvis.
The Vision falls in love with the Scarlet Witch, who eventually responds with a love of her own. Their relationship, however, is tinged with sadness as the Vision believes himself to be inhuman and unworthy of her. Writer Steve Englehart then introduces Mantis, who joins the team along with the reformed Swordsman. Steve Englehart (born April 22, 1947, Indianapolis Indiana) is an American Comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Mantis is a Fictional character, a Superheroine in the Marvel Universe, and former member of the Avengers. Englehart linked her origins to the very beginnings of the Kree-Skrull conflict in a time-spanning adventure involving Kang the Conqueror and the mysterious Immortus, who are revealed to be past and future versions of each other. Immortus ( Nathaniel Richards) is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. Mantis is revealed to be the Celestial Madonna, who is destined to give birth to a being that would save the universe. This saga also reveals that the Vision's body had only been appropriated, and not created, by Ultron, and that it had originally belonged to the 1940s Human Torch. The Human Torch is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics -owned Superhero. With his origins now clear to him, the Vision proposes to the Scarlet Witch. The Celestial Madonna saga ends with their wedding, presided over by Immortus, a future version of Kang.
Englehart's tenure coincided with the debut of George Pérez as artist. George Pérez (born June 9, 1954) is an illustrator and writer of Comic books born of Latin-American (Puerto-Rican descent  After Englehart's departure, Jim Shooter began as writer and penned several story arcs including "Bride of Ultron", the "Nefaria Trilogy" and "The Korvac Saga", featuring nearly every Avenger in the canon. James Shooter (born September 27 1951 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American Writer, occasional fill-in artist editor, and Michael Korvac (also called Korvac) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. New members added during this time include the Beast; a resurrected Wonder Man; Captain America's former partner the Falcon; and Ms. Marvel. The Falcon ( Sam "Snap" Wilson) is a fictional Comic book Superhero in the Marvel Comics universe who Ms Marvel ( Carol Susan Jane Danvers) also known as Binary and Warbird is a Fictional character, a Comic book superheroine
Shooter also introduced the character of Henry Peter Gyrich, the Avengers' liaison to the United States National Security Council. Henry Peter Gyrich is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The White House National Security Council ( NSC) in the United States is the principal forum used by the President for considering National Gyrich is prejudiced against superhumans, and acts in a heavy-handed, obstructive manner, insisting that the Avengers follow government rules and regulations or else lose their priority status with the government. Among Gyrich's demands is that the active roster be trimmed down to only seven members, and that the Falcon, an African American, be admitted to the team to comply with affirmative action laws. The Falcon ( Sam "Snap" Wilson) is a fictional Comic book Superhero in the Marvel Comics universe who African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Affirmative action in the United States|Employment equity (Canada|Reservation in India|Numerus clausus The term affirmative action describes many policies aimed at a historically This last act is resented by Hawkeye, who because of the seven-member limit loses his membership to the Falcon. The Falcon, in turn, is unhappy to be the beneficiary of what he perceives to be tokenism, and decides to resign from the team, after which Hawkeye rejoins. Tokenism refers to a policy or practice of limited inclusion of members of a Minority group usually creating a false appearance of inclusive practices intentional or not
Shooter's greatest contribution during this period was a storyline that chronicled the breakdown of Henry Pym. Shooter saw Pym's frequent changes of costume and name as symptomatic of an identity problem and an inferiority complex. An inferiority complex, in the fields of Psychology and Psychoanalysis, is a feeling that one is inferior to others in some way After abusing his wife; failing to win back the confidence of the Avengers with a ruse and being duped by the villain Egghead, Pym is jailed. Egghead is a fictional Marvel Comics ' villain who first appeared in Tales to Astonish #38 The main writer during the '80s was Roger Stern, who resolved the Pym storyline by having Pym outwit Egghead and defeat the latest incarnation of the Masters of Evil single-handedly, thereby proving his innocence. Roger Stern (born September 17 1950) is an American Comic book Author and Novelist. Pym reconciles with the Wasp, but they decide to remain apart. Pym also retires from superheroics, but returns some years later.
Stern developed several major storylines, such as "Ultimate Vision"; the formation of the West Coast Avengers; and "Avengers Under Siege" (which involves the second Baron Zemo) and "War on Olympus". Baron Zemo is the name of two Fictional characters both Supervillains in various Marvel Comics Comic books notably Captain America New members during the 1980s included an African American Captain Marvel named Monica Rambeau (who became the team's new leader); She-Hulk; Tigra, Namor, and Hawkeye's wife, Mockingbird, while Henry Pym emerges from retirement to join the West Coast Avengers. Monica Rambeau is a Fictional character, a Comic book Superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. She-Hulk ( Jennifer Susan Walters) is a Marvel Comics superheroine Created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema, she Tigra ( Greer Grant) is a fictional American Comic book superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. Mockingbird ( Barbara "Bobbi" Morse-Barton) also known as Huntress is a Fictional character, a Comic book Superheroine The team also relocated for a period to a floating island off the coast of New York called Hydrobase.
John Byrne eventually took over writing both titles. John Lindley Byrne (born July 6 1950) is a British -born Canadian - American author and artist of Comic books Since the His contributions included a revamping of the Vision, and the discovery that the children of the Scarlet Witch, and the Vision, are actually illusions. The loss of the Scarlet Witch's children and the Vision drives her insane, although she eventually recovers and rejoins the team. The destruction of Avengers Island during Acts of Vengeance leads to building a new facility on the Mansion site. Acts of Vengeance is a Comic book crossover storyline that ran through several titles published by Marvel Comics from 1989 - 1990
The '90s were a turbulent time for Marvel Comics, as the company adopted an aggressive business expansion model tied to increased publication. This coincided with a speculators' boom, followed by an industry-wide slump and Marvel filing for bankruptcy in 1997. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their Creditors Creditors may file a bankruptcy petition against Bob Harras and Steve Epting took over the title, and introduced a stable lineup with ongoing storylines and character development focused on the Black Knight, Sersi, Crystal, Quicksilver, Hercules and the Vision. Robert "Bob" Harras (b January 11 1959 is an American comics Writer and Editor, who was Editor-in-chief of Marvel Stephen "Steve" Epting is an American Comic book Artist and Penciller. Sersi is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics superheroine created by Jack Kirby. Crystal is a Fictional character, a Superhero in Marvel Comics ' universe. During this period, the team finds themselves facing increasingly murderous enemies, and are forced to question their rule against killing.
This culminated in "Operation: Galactic Storm", a 19-part storyline that ran through all Avengers-related titles and showcases a conflict between the Kree and the Shi'ar Empire. Operation Galactic Storm was a 19-part Comic book crossover storyline which ran through Marvel Comics ' Avengers The Shi'ar, pronounced /ʃiː'ɑːɹ/ ("Shee-ARR" are a fictional species of aliens in the Marvel Comics universe. The team splits when Iron Man and several dissidents execute the Supreme Intelligence against the wishes of Captain America. The Supreme Intelligence is a fictional organic computer featured in several Marvel Comics stories
After a vote disbanding the West Coast Avengers, Iron Man forms a proactive and aggressive team called Force Works. Force Works was a short-lived Marvel Comics Superhero team It first appeared in Force Works #1 ( July 1994) During the team's first mission Wonder Man is apparently killed again (his atoms are actually only temporarily scattered). Force Works later disbands after it is revealed that Iron Man has become a murderer via the manipulations of the villain Kang. 
Together with the Fantastic Four and others, many of the Avengers apparently die stopping the gestalt psychic entity Onslaught, although it is later revealed that Franklin Richards preserves these heroes in a pocket universe ("Heroes Reborn"). The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Onslaught is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Franklin Richards is a Fictional character that appears in the Marvel Universe. Heroes Reborn was a 1996 - 1997 crossover story arc among Comic-book series published Believing the main team gone, the Black Widow disbands the Avengers, with only butler Jarvis remaining to tend to the Mansion. The Black Widow is the name of two fictional super-spy characters in the Marvel Comics universe.
Marvel contracted out The Avengers and three related titles - Captain America, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man - to former Marvel artists Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld, two of the founding creators of Image Comics. Jim Lee (born August 11, 1964) is a Korean-American Comic book Artist, Creator and Publisher. Rob Liefeld, (born October 3 1967) is an American Comic book writer illustrator and publisher Image Comics is an American Comic book publisher It was founded in 1992 by seven high-profile illustrators as a venue where creators could publish their The previous continuity of the Marvel Universe was set aside as the heroes were "reborn" in the pocket universe. The Marvel Universe is the fictional Shared universe where most of the comic stories published by Marvel Comics take place While the Avengers was relaunched as a new series, the "Heroes Reborn" line ended after a year as planned and the license reverted to Marvel. Heroes Reborn was a 1996 - 1997 crossover story arc among Comic-book series published [see publication history]
Writer Kurt Busiek and penciler George Pérez launched a new volume of the series with Avengers #1 (vol. Kurt Busiek (born September 16, 1960) is a Comic book Writer. George Pérez (born June 9, 1954) is an illustrator and writer of Comic books born of Latin-American (Puerto-Rican descent 3, Feb. 1998). Busiek also concurrently wrote the limited series Avengers Forever, a time-travel story that explored the history of the Avengers and resolved many outstanding questions and loose ends. A limited series is a term originated by Marvel Comics referring to a Comic book series with a set number of issues Avengers Forever is a twelve-issue Comic book Limited series published from Dec This article details time travel itself For other uses see Time Traveler. New members during this run included the former Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers (now Warbird); the revived Wonder Man; Justice; Firestar; Silverclaw; and Triathlon. Vance Astrovik, also known as Justice and formerly known as Marvel Boy, is a fictional mutant Superhero in the Marvel Comics Firestar ( Angelica "Angel" Jones) is a fictional mutant superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. Silverclaw ( Maria De Guadalupe "Lupe" Santiago) is a Fictional character, a Superhero in the Marvel Comics universe Delroy Garrett Jr is a fictional Superhero published by Marvel Comics.
Pérez eventually left the title after nearly three years and Busiek remained on longer and completed his run with a story arc involving the despotic time-travel master Kang and the destruction of several cities. Successor writer Geoff Johns dealt with the aftermath, as the Avengers are granted international authority by the United Nations. Geoff Johns (born 25 Jan 1973 in Detroit Michigan) is an American Comic book Writer, best known for his work for The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security Members joining during this period included Jack of Hearts and the second Ant-Man. The Jack of Hearts in its most usual sense is a Playing card. Scott Lang is a Fictional character featured in the American Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Chuck Austen followed as writer, and added a new Captain Britain to the team. Chuck Austen (born Chuck Beckum) is an American Writer and Artist of Comic books most famous for his controversial work on the popular Lionheart ( Kelsey Leigh Kirkland) formerly called Captain Britain, is a Fictional character, a Marvel Comics Superhero. Writer Brian Michael Bendis then rebooted the title with the "Avengers Disassembled" storyline. Avengers Disassembled, referred to in some participating series as Disassembled, is a crossover event between several Marvel Comics  Titled "Chaos", the story featured the deaths of some members and a loss of credibility for the team. The culprit is revealed to be the Scarlet Witch, who has gone insane after agonizing over the memory of her lost children and who subsequently loses control of her reality-altering powers. The Scarlet Witch ( Wanda Maximoff) is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics.  With the team in disarray and Avengers Mansion ruined, the surviving members agree to disband.
With the original Avengers organization disbanded, and faced with an escape attempt from the Raft, a supervillain prison, a new team formed using the Avengers name. Though three members of the new team (Captain America, Iron Man, and Spider-Man) had been members of the original Avengers, the New Avengers did not resume that team's original characters. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Spider-Man is a Fictional character appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The initial version of this team included Captain America, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), and the Sentry. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Luke Cage, born Carl Lucas and also called Power Man, is a fictional Superhero appearing in Comic books published by Spider-Woman ( Jessica Drew) is a superheroine, a Fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. The Sentry ( Robert "Bob" Reynolds) is a character that appears in the Fictional Marvel Universe.
Following the Civil War, an Avengers team formed under the Initiative program took up residency in New York City. Their roster includes Black Widow, Wonder Man, Iron Man, Wasp, Ares, The Sentry, and is led by Ms. Marvel. Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Wasp ( Janet van Dyne) is a Fictional character, a superheroine in the Marvel Comics universe. Ares is a Fictional Deity in the Marvel Comics Universe based on the Greek God of the same name. The Sentry ( Robert "Bob" Reynolds) is a character that appears in the Fictional Marvel Universe. Ms Marvel ( Carol Susan Jane Danvers) also known as Binary and Warbird is a Fictional character, a Comic book superheroine
A short-lived team of superheroes banded together in the 1950s and called themselves the "Avengers". This team consisted of Marvel Boy; Venus; the 3-D Man; Gorilla-Man; the Human Robot; Jimmy Woo; Namora and Jann of the Jungle. Marvel Boy is the name of several fictional Comic book characters in the Marvel Comics universe, including predecessor companies Timely Venus is a Fictional character in the Marvel Comic universe, based on the goddess Venus ( Aphrodite) from Greek and 3-D Man ( Charles & Hal Chandler) is a fictional Marvel Comics Superhero. Gorilla-Man is the name of three Fictional characters appearing in the Marvel Comics universe. Namora is the name of two Fictional characters in various Marvel Comics publications  It was portrayed years later in Avengers Forever that these events occurred in an alternate timeline—one that was erased by Immortus using the Forever Crystal.  Recent developments confirm that a version of the group did exist in mainstream continuity, and eventually reformed in the present day. 
In the alternate future timeline known as MC2, the Avengers have disbanded and Avengers Mansion is now a museum. A-Next is the Marvel Comics' MC2 universe version of the Avengers. MC2 ( Marvel Comics 2) is an Imprint from Marvel Comics whose Comic books depict an alternative future timeline An emergency forces Edwin Jarvis to sound an alert, and a new generation of heroes form a new team of Avengers. Most of the new Avengers are children of established Marvel superheroes.
In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, the Avengers are named "The Ultimates", and were formed by Ultimate Nick Fury to protect America against superhuman threats. The Ultimates are a fictional group of Superheroes that appear in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Ultimate Marvel is an Imprint of Comic books published by Marvel Comics, featuring reimagined and updated versions of the company's most popular Superhero Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury is a Fictional character published by Marvel Comics. 
In 2006, Marvel Adventures (Marvel Comics' "All Ages" line) began a new Avengers series, featuring a line-up of Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man (supplanting Ant-Man), Wolverine, Storm, the Hulk and Giant-Girl (Janet van Dyne, the Wasp in regular continuity). Marvel Age is an Imprint of Marvel Comics intended for younger audiences including children established in 2003 Storm ( Ororo Iqadi T'Challa, née Munroe is a Fictional character that appears in a number of Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Recent issues have referred to Storm as the co-leader of the team. The series takes place in its own continuity, as with most of the other titles in the Marvel Adventures line.
In the alternate reality created by the Scarlet Witch, Luke Cage forms a team of superpowered humans to fight for human rights. 
The Avengers (also known as The Avengers: United They Stand), was an animated series consisting of thirteen episodes. The Avengers United They Stand (also known simply as The Avengers) was an animated series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the It originally aired from October 30, 1999 to February 26, 2000, and was produced by Avi Arad and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television. Events 637 - Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Events 747 BC - Epoch (origin of Ptolemy 's Nabonassar Era 364 - Valentinian I is proclaimed 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Avi Arad (אבי ארד is an Israeli American Businessman. He became the CEO of the company Toy Biz in the 1990s and This series featured a team comprising of Ant-Man (leader); the Wasp; Wonder Man; Tigra; Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch. The Falcon and the Vision were added to the roster in the opening episodes. Captain America and Iron Man only make one appearance each, while Thor does not appear in the series outside of the opening titles.
Marvel released two Avengers animated, direct-to-DVD feature films, Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Black Panther, (both loosely based on the Ultimates), the first released in February 2006, followed by its sequel in August 2006. Ultimate Avengers (also known as Ultimate Avengers The Movie) is a direct-to-DVD animated film based on the Marvel comic book Ultimate Avengers 2 (also known as Ultimate Avengers 2 Rise of the Panther) is the sequel to Ultimate Avengers. The Ultimates are a fictional group of Superheroes that appear in Comic books published by Marvel Comics.
In 1991, the Avengers were featured in the arcade and console game Captain America and the Avengers. Events Notable releases Namco releases Star Blade, Super World Stadium, Solvalou Captain America and the Avengers is the title of a beat 'em up Coin-op Arcade game released by Data East in 1991 based on the
In 1995 a videogame called "Avengers in Galactic Storm" based on the events of the Operation: Galactic Storm was published by Data East Corporation in the arcades in Japan and USA. For the previous Avengers arcade game see Captain America and the Avengers. Operation Galactic Storm was a 19-part Comic book crossover storyline which ran through Marvel Comics ' Avengers also abbreviated as DECO, was a Japanese video game company Their main headquarters were located in Tokyo, while their American subsidiary Data East USA was It is now emulated by MAME. MAME is an Emulator application designed to recreate the Hardware of Arcade game systems in Software, with the intent of preserving gaming
The Avengers feature in the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance videogame. Marvel Ultimate Alliance is an Action role-playing game released in 2006
In August 2006, it was revealed by a stock market report that The Avengers was listed under Marvel films in development. It was later stated that Zak Penn, writer of the scripts for X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Elektra was to write the movie's script. Zak Penn (born 1968) is a Screenwriter and director who is known for writing and directing Incident at Loch Ness, The Grand X2 (also known in promotional materials as X2 X-Men United, X-Men 2 X-Men United, and X-Men 2) is a X-Men The Last Stand is a 2006 Superhero film and the third in the X-Men series Elektra is a 2005 action movie directed by Rob Bowman. It is a Spin-off to the 2003 movie 
Critically acclaimed Iron Man director Jon Favreau said he would like to direct a film adaptation of The Avengers. Jonathan Kolia "Jon" Favreau (born October 19 1966 is an American director, actor and writer. This would be a crossover series to other upcoming Marvel films such as The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America. A fictional crossover is the placement of two or more otherwise discrete Fictional characters, settings or universes into the context of a single Marvel Studios is an American Television and Motion picture studio based in Beverly Hills California. The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 Superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Since the 1940s the comic book character Captain America has been presented in a variety of other media including serial films feature films animations video games and even as a stage He also explained that Marvel has told him that "they're pretty clear on wanting to do it with the actors who’ve established the roles or to not do it at all. " He continued, "I think it’s a good idea if you use the characters established in the other franchises that then come together for an event. " 
In a report to shareholders on May 5, 2008, Marvel Entertainment announced the release dates for two planned Avenger movies. Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Marvel Entertainment Inc ( is an American Entertainment company formed from the merger of Marvel Entertainment Group Inc The First Avenger: Captain America (working title) is scheduled for May 6, 2011, followed by the The Avengers, which is scheduled for July 2011. Events 1527 - Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 2011 ( MMXI) will be a Common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. 
The first reference to the Avengers is in the 2008 film Iron Man, when Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson) appears in a post-credits scene and speaks with Tony Stark about the "Avenger Initiative. Iron Man is a 2008 Superhero film Colonel Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury is a fictional World War II army hero and present-day super-spy in the Marvel Comics Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21 1948 is an American Academy Award -nominated and BAFTA -winning actor A post-credits scene (also called a stinger, tag, or coda) is a short clip that appears after some or all of the Closing credits of a Film Iron Man is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. "