I love Marvel and comic books, so I decided to look for an Avenger comic book. It didn’t take me long to find an Avengers comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby published in 1966
The cover of the comic shows a little box saying that it’s being sold for 12 cents and is the February 12th issue, but looking inside I was able to find more details. The editing was done by Stan Lee, the script was written by Roy Thomas, the illustrations were done by Don Heck, and the lettering was by Artie Simek. I thought this was interesting because I really only ever hear about Stan Lee when we talk about Marvel comics, but for this comic he only did the editing.
Actually looking inside the comic was fun because I was trying to figure out which heroes were currently on the Avenger team. It was easy to spot Captain America because he’s pretty recognizable with his suit and shield. I also knew Hawkeye and Scarlett Witch, and it was fairly easy to make the assumption that the hero standing next to Scarlett Witch was her brother, Quicksilver. The last hero was the only one I didn’t know. For a little bit I thought he might be Wolverine because of the color of his costume, but this hero was way too tall to be Wolverine. I had to read farther into the comic before I discovered that the unknown hero is Hank Pym, or as he’s better known: Ant-Man. It was a little bit of a surprise to me to find out that the hero was Ant-Man because I do know who Ant-Man is, but because his suit is different than the one that is in the new movie and what I’ve seen in later comics, it threw me for a loop.
I really liked looking over the comic book and reading the old style Avengers. I also liked that all of these heroes are still around in modern comics, though their suits have changed and some of them are better known than others.
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