Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004)) By Kurt Busiek

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good collection at a good price Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004)) Well worth it's price, great art works, amazing stories, perfect for the fans of the avengers and/or marvel, 100% Outstanding Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004)) I had pretty much walked away from Marvel. Then, the Avengers came out, written by Kurt Busiek and drawn by George Pérez. If you know comics at all, you'll know the names; both men have earned their place in the industry as legends for their amazing and prolific work. Their names alone are reason enough to pick up this book.

Of course, the other reason is the book itself. Busiek has a strong sense of both Avengers history and of the individual characters, which he uses to create a great dynamic among the Avengers. You get the history and relationships woven in against truly epic battles that only Earth's Mightiest Heroes could face. Best of all, it's all done in such a way that even if youre new to the Avengers, you can jump in with relative ease.

Of course, the art is typical Pérez which is to say amazing. It's beautiful and detailed. This volume is worth it for the first few issues alone as Pérez not only draws nearly every Avenger that's ever been on the team, but also ALTERNATE versions of most of those characters for the first story arc (where they face the power of sorceress, Morgan Le Fay).

(I also like the back of the book where Busiek adds his basic pitch for the first year of the Avengers. It's always fun to peek behind the curtain.)

If you only know the Avengers from the movie, you're a long time fan or just new to comics, this volume is a great read and a great value. Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004)) This was a superb collection of the Avengers with engaging stories and beautiful artwork. The book's quality and condition were both excellent and the book itself arrived well before its due date. Very efficient service from both and the seller. Thank you very much. Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004)) It was after the awful ‘Heroes Reborn’ era.
Marvel’s Titles were back in one cohesive universe and the Avengers back in sensible hands.
Kurt Busiek and George Perez understood the Avengers.
These are classic heroes with a glossy finish back for a much heralded long awaited return to glory.
Opening with an ‘every Avenger ever bands together’ adventure we are in capable and familiar hands.
Perhaps too familiar, Busiek is so reverential to the past it begins to feel he is hampered by continuity and Perez tries so hard to make every Avenger facially different to each other that some are almost unrecognisable out of their masks.
There is a fantastic amount of stories and action here with the Squadron Supreme getting some of their best storyline’s ever (and an Annual drawn by Carlos Pacheco with panache and securing him the ‘Avengers Forever’ gig.) and a crossover with other solo Avengers titles, revolving around Ms Marvel (now named ‘Warbird’ – it didn’t stick.!) which leads her down another controversial path.
The Medieval Avengers comes too soon in the proceedings, almost overwhelming the loyal reader and blowing any new readers off the title in its opening arc which is unfortunate.
The relationship between the Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man is an intelligent plot point surprising in its originality whilst the rookies trying to fit in riff of Justice and Firestar grates very quickly.
There is a lack of quality villains here, although I quite liked the return of Champion, I would have liked to have seen some appearance by Jessica Drew/Spider Woman in the battle against Morgan La Fey although long before her joining the team.
New characters Triathlon and Silver Claw (who?) do not work at all and the humour of the Beast is missing from the action especially as Hawkeye snipes rather than entertains.
We all wanted the Avengers back, we got that and it’s wonderful but unarguably familiar.
As a volume this is incredible value, beautifully packaged and a delight throughout.
Highly recommended. Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004))


When you get an artist and a writer collaborating as these to have you get an incredible comic book series. The Avengers are very well represented here. All the characters in their own personal way, and heart are felt. Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004)) I was probably about 8 years old when this series started, and it was at that time I began getting into comics. Going to the local comic store every Wednesday and picking up a handful of Marvel comics with whatever allowance I had.

This series WAS my introduction to the Avengers, and what an introduction it is. Throwing you in with a bunch of different heroes and villians. I recently bought this hardcover hoping it was as good as I remembered. I'm pleasantly surprised that it holds up pretty well.

This series is not perfect by any means, but Kurt Busiek does show a great understanding of how to write the characters (which I've always considered to be the backbone of solid comic writers). And George Perezyou really have to love the guy, yes sometimes he draws too much on one page, but other times that's why he's so great, chock full of details and love for the characters and their surroundings.

These hardcovers ARE becoming harder to get, if you're interested, buy now. Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004)) This book collects the first year of the Avengers. The main reason I bought this was to have a compiled book with George Perez's artwork. In reading the stories again, they were really well done. The book itself is simply stunning. The colors are much vibrant than the actual comic book. My bias in having this collection is that it is much easier to pull it off my bookshelf than dig through comic boxes. Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004)) Right after the craziness of Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004)) This collection is great. I remember spending much of my teenage years reading this run on Avengers. Busiek and Perez were a winning team of creators. Busiek really strove to write a team that dealt with real world concerns reminding us that super heroes are people too. I especially enjoyed the alcoholic sub plots of Warbird, it was gritty and real.

Perez is a masterful artist. He has some of the cleanest and richest pencils I've ever seen in comics. His characters are very distinct. Some artists tend to let characters look generic and indistinct, but not George Perez. Every character looks like a real person would. It's subtle, but very effective.

This collection is great in that it includes extra issues of Iron Man, Captain America, and Quicksilver. All of which were part of a crossover storyline that was crucial to the alcoholism of Warbird. Also included is the Avengers/Squadron Supreme annual which ties up a story from a two issue storyline in the main Avengers series. If you're an Avengers fan, this is a great series to read. If you're looking for something kind of old school compared to today's writing style, then this is definitely worth reading.

Don't hesitate in picking this up. You won't regret it. Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004))

Collects Avengers (1998) #1 11. Fan favorite creators Kurt Busiek and George Perez usher in a new era for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Since the team's inception, the Avengers have always defended humanity against the forces of evil. When duty calls, these legendary champions answer, fighting valiantly until justice prevails. But what happens when their oldest foes strike directly at the team? On the eve of a huge Avengers gathering, an attack by the evil enchantress Morgan Le Fay sends these assembled heroes into a strange medieval reality where nothing is as it seems. Held under Le Fay's thrall, the Avengers have lost all memory of their true identities. Breaking free of Morgan's spell, Captain America and Hawkeye must fight to free their teammates before the Marvel Universe is altered forever! Plus: The Avengers take on the Squadron Supreme! Avengers Assemble Vol. 1 (Avengers (1998-2004))