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!
If you’re like us, you’ve already contributed to the unbelievably successful box office take of Marvel’s The Avengers. (And if you’re REALLY like us, you’ve contributed more than once, if you know what we mean.) And since The Avengers is the hot topic of the day, we figured that gave us a great excuse to show off the four most famous Avengers of all time…all of whom, of course, show up as playable characters in Marvel Heroes.
As every Marvel Comics fan knows, the original team included three VERY big names: Iron Man, Thor, and the always-incredible Hulk. Just as in the movie, these characters were drawn together in Avengers #1 by the villainy of Loki. And just as in the movie, things didn’t go smoothly right away. But eventually things worked out, and somebody had the bright idea to turn this chance meeting into the world’s greatest super-team.
Sadly, Hulk’s membership in the Avengers didn’t last, and soon the team found itself with a vacancy. That’s when Stan Lee and Jack Kirby “resurrected” one of the great heroes of World War II: Captain America! Thawed from the Arctic ice in which he’d been trapped since the war, Cap soon become the most iconic member of the Avengers, even holding the team together when Thor and Iron Man left just 12 issues later.
Over time, the Avengers become THE premiere super-team in the Marvel Universe. Just about everybody who was anybody eventually carried an Avengers ID card, from former evil mutants and reformed superspies to aliens, demigods, and synthezoids. And who could blame the heroes for wanting to belong to such an august gathering of crime-fighters.
But look at us waxing all poetical! Chalk it up to our love of all things Avengery. For now, then, we’ll just leave you with the rest of the timeless introduction that has kicked off so many issues:
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!