With the buzz continuing to build for director Joss Whedon’s superhero flick, the good folks at TotalFilm have put together a cheat sheet of everything you need to know about the Marvel Comics’ property.
“The Avengers comics were a series created by Stan Lee in 1963, designed to group Marvel’s top superheroes together and tap into the success enjoyed by DC’s Justice League Of America franchise.
The original lineup, dubbed “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” consisted of Iron Man, Wasp, Ant-Man and Thor. Captain America was discovered by the team in issue 4, where they found him trapped in a block of ice. “
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