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The Essential Avengers, Volume 2by Stan Lee
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Meet Earth's Mightiest Heroes: Captain America, super soldier and living legend; Hercules, prince of power; the mutant speedster, Quicksilver; his sister, the enchanting Scarlet Witch; Hawkeye, the avenging archer; and Goliath, the team's towering titan. Together they are the mighty Avengers — forever assembled to protect the world from evil!
Reprints Avengers #25-46, Avengers Annual #1, and a selection from Tales to Astonish #27 (the origin of Ant-Man by Kirby and Ayers). Captain America, Giant-Man, the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Hawkeye, and more assemble as the Avengers charge into battle against the biggest threats in the Marvel Universe.
The legendary team collides with a host of supervillains including the Sub-Mariner, the Mandarin, the Collector, the Living Laser, the Sons of the Serpent, the Mad Thinker, Diablo, and the despotic Dr. Doom! Most of these were never collected in the Marvel Masterworks series.
The Avengers — or "Earth's Mightiest Mortals", as they're also known — are one of the hottest selling titles on the stands right now. Interest in Marvel's preeminent euper-team has never been hotter, sending Volume I of their Essential collection back to press faster than any other previous Essential volume. Now they're back for round two as Marvel collects more of their classic, timeless excapades.<P>Captain America leads this band of heroes as they attempt to thwart some of the biggest threats in the Marvel Universe! Joined in these stories by the Olympian might of Hercules and the medieval power of the Black Knight, the Avengers continue to forge an unforgettable place in comics history. Whether facing off against against the despotic Dr. Doom, teeming hordes of Atlantean soldiers or the magnetic might of Magneto, the Earth's Mightiest Heroes everchanging roster of heroes is always up to the task.
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