The Power Of Conviction Man by Jerry W. Vandal
NOTE: This was written in 2010 for Marvel’s Avengers Day which celebrated the relaunch of Avengers.
When Marvel announced that Brian Michael Bendis would be starting a new Avengers book entitled “New Avengers,” there was fear he would JLAize the Avengers team the way Grant Morrison had done in JLA in 1997. Longtime Avengers fans feared that the team would become solely comprised of the A-List stars of the Marvel Universe.
The original team, Ironman, Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man and Wasp featured a combination of Marvel’s big names paired with much lesser known heroes. This began a tradition in the Avengers of pairing Marvels mightiest with Marvels lower card heroes who have often encouraged a following (I’m looking at you Clint Barton. Welcome back by the way).Read More
Top 10: Avengers Members by Jerry Whitworth
The Avengers are Marvel Comics’ premier team of heroes (though the X-Men and Fantastic Four could also meet criteria for this claim, with the idea in mind several from both groups have been members of the Avengers) combining together the best of the society of super-heroes that protect Earth from alien invasions, the folly of man’s science, mystical threats from beyond, and evil given birth upon Earth itself. Threats like the Kree, Skrull, Ultron, Kang, Dr. Doom, Thanos, Count Nefaria, and the Masters of Evil have traded blows with these heroes only for time and again these guardians to come out on top. Listed below are those considered the best of the many heroes to count themselves among the Avengers.Read More