THE AVENGERS #1 (1963)

A God. A millionaire. A scientist. A boy-crazy chick. A Hulk.  Oh and…

…the Teen Brigade starring Rick Jones.  Ugh.  Some nice assembling scenes…

…even if the catch phrase isn’t there yet.

In their first issue, a ragtag band of unlikely mixers got together and fought the brother of one of their own.  That’s Loki’s eyes up there, looking for trouble to get into.  He is defeated by falling through a trap door.


This iconic panel (above), of course, is the last one in the issue.

Lotsa folks forget that Janet Van Dyne, The Wasp, coined the team’s name. And she wasn’t even in the movie!

Creators: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Grade: B+

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