Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 2

  • Title: Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 2
  • Author: Stan Lee Don Heck Jack Kirby Larry Lieber Paul Laiken Dick Ayers
  • ISBN: 9780785137085
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marvel Masterworks The Avengers Vol Collecting The Avengers this volume includes some of Marvel s most recognizable characters such as Kang the Conqueror Wonder Man the Space Phantom and Baron Zemo
    Collecting The Avengers 11 20, this volume includes some of Marvel s most recognizable characters, such as Kang the Conqueror, Wonder Man, the Space Phantom and Baron Zemo.

    • Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 2 By Stan Lee Don Heck Jack Kirby Larry Lieber Paul Laiken Dick Ayers
      201 Stan Lee Don Heck Jack Kirby Larry Lieber Paul Laiken Dick Ayers
    • thumbnail Title: Marvel Masterworks: The Avengers, Vol. 2 By Stan Lee Don Heck Jack Kirby Larry Lieber Paul Laiken Dick Ayers
      Posted by:Stan Lee Don Heck Jack Kirby Larry Lieber Paul Laiken Dick Ayers
      Published :2019-06-03T03:21:30+00:00

    About Stan Lee Don Heck Jack Kirby Larry Lieber Paul Laiken Dick Ayers


    1. 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, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books He subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.


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    1. Perhaps if I were strictly neutral and completely unbiased I might go with a four star rating here as there are a couple of issues in this compilation that might be considered a little weaker than the earliest issues of the Avengersrhaps. But I'm not neutral or unbiased. When I open this book, I'm 12 years old again. I fade back in time as completely as if Harry and his friends hadn't broken all the Time Turners. thoroughly as if Doc Brown had loaned me his DeLorean or H.G. had stopped by and gi [...]

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    2. The Avengers start their long tradition of changing membership in this volume, starting in issue 16 with the rest of the founding members (Thor, Iron Man, Giant-Man, and Wasp) leaving the team and former villains Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and Hawkeye joining Captain America. Notable returning villains include Kang, the Mandarin, Mole Man (taking a break from causing the Fantastic Four problems), Zemo and the Masters of Evil, and new ones include the Swordsman, Count Nefaria, and the Maggia, Ma [...]

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    3. There's definite improvement in this volume, especially after the more rambunctious and physically weaker team of Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, and Scarlet Witch come on the scene. There are some lame attempts to "correct" some misread dialogue in the reconstruction. There's nothing too great here, but it's gradually getting up to the standard set by Spider-Man, FF, X-Men, and Daredevil. Lee and Heck were still riding on the thrill of seeing the popular Marvel superheroes together, and [...]

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    4. I'm not sure which FF issues are concurrent with these avengers stories, but Stan Lee was more on his game here than over there, at least in the early issues. A lot of standard Stan Lee plots, but it's fairly fast paced and interesting. Plus, there's the first major membership shakeup, which was rather novel in the days of the stable JLA roster. One similarity with FF is that the characters all have personalities, evern though it seems with the new team, they spend more time yelling at each othe [...]

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    5. This collection contains issues 11-20 of the Avengers, published from 1964 to 1965. Overall this was another solid Stan Lee collection, featuring crazy plots, aliens, kooky supervillains, and everything else you’d expect from 1960’s Marvel. One thing I did not realize – in issue #16, the entire roster (minus Captain America) turns over. Iron Man, Thor, Giant Man & Wasp are gone, replaced by Hawkeye and the siblings Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch (of X-Men fame). This surprised me, alt [...]

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    6. The first portion of this collection has us hanging out with the old guard of Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Giant Man/Ant Man, and the horniest Avenger of all, Wasp. But then Marvel decided to shake things up by dumping these tried and true heroes (with the exception of Cap) to bring in a new line up of Avengers who aren't all that interesting or heroic. The worst one is Hawkeye. All he does is argue with the guys and belittles Scarlet Witch. (Stop calling her 'doll'! How would you like it if [...]

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    7. Less impressive than book one. The stories and adversaries are weaker overall. The good includes first appearances of The Swordsman and Count Nefaria, Cap's Kooky Quartet, the finale to Baron Zemo I, and much better work with The Scarlet Witch than with Wasp. The bad includes two pretty awful Mole Man stories, the entire plot about saving Wasp's life, the terrible Commisar character and story, the whiny whiny Rick Jones, and the bitchiness and just plain nastiness of Cap towards anyone and every [...]

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    8. 1965 seems like it was a magic year for Stan Lee. All of his works noticeably improved this year. Most everything up to '65 was really not good. Plot was terrible. Writing was too descriptive (much like film, comics should follow the adage of "if it can be shown, show it, don't say it;" Stan Lee did not follow that at all). And characters were entirely unrelatable which left you not really caring if they lived or died, which took the tension out of every storyline.While there are still problems [...]

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    9. This trade collects the second set of ten issues (numbers 10-20) of the original run of The Avengers. he first half of the issues reprinted in this edition were subpar to say the least. It was obvious that Stan Lee had either lost focus or was really missing the input fellow creator, Jack Kirby (following issue 8), because the first half of the issues were very subpar. I had trouble finishing single issues in one sitting and left a story in mid-stream numerous times.The stories only pick up afte [...]

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    10. More classic Avengers goodness as the team goes up against a ton of classic villains and we see the very first changing of the team's line up.While we're used to team members coming and going, at the time this was a pretty radical move. Get rid of all the big name heroes and replace them with a couple ex-villains and a second tier hero.Yet it works. The heroes want to prove themselves, while not wanting to be treated like kids. Captain America is still trying to keep the peace, but in a differen [...]

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    11. I love the Avengers but my oh my the first half of this volume is bad. I wonder if this series wasn't high-profile enough to merit a better artist than Don Heck, or better writing than Stan Lee put into it. If I had a dollar for every time I read "high-pockets", or every time Iron Man ran out of power, I'd buy a steak dinner.On the plus side, when the team changes members, things are much more interesting. Hawkeye, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch had only appeared a handful of times previously, an [...]

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    12. There are some major roster changes in the volume that covers issues 11 to 20, as Giant Man, The Wasp, Iron Man and Thor all leave to make way for Quicksilver, The Scarlet Witch, and Hawkeye. I guess the others were needed in their solo tales, but just because some big hitters have left doesn't make the stories any less fun.

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    13. The Marvel Masterworks volumes are fantastic reprints of the early years of Marvel comics. A fantastic resource to allow these hard to find issues to be read by everyone. Very recommended to everyone and Highly recommended to any comic fan.

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    14. Scribd subscription

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    15. I read it for the LULZ. Although I did think it was lame the way Iron Man, Antman, and Wasp all suddenly left, and the newbies were dumped on Captain America, all in one comic.

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    16. Good but it was dated, and that's okay. It was written for a different generation. I still think Giant-Man's nickname, of "High Pockets," as silly.

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    17. Interesting. It's the first team change, and its fun getting to know the new personalities.

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    18. The early Avengers comics are not the best of them, but I still really enjoy them.

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