Justice League of America 1, no. 26

Four Worlds to Conquer by Gardner Fox cover, the Justice League fighting Despero

Justice League of America 1, no. 26

Written by Gardner Fox

Illustrated by Mike Sekowsky and Bernard Sachs

1964

7" x 10"

Borger Comic Collection, Children's Literature Research Collection

University of Minnesota Libraries

Introduced in September 1963 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Avengers represented Marvel Comics' full-court-press response to DC Comics' ground-shaking Justice League, a series that had debuted three years earlier. Both rivals headlined multiple superheroes from their respective publishers' quivers of licensed characters. Early on, the Avengers further distinguished itself by coming up with a memorable call to arms—"Avengers Assemble!"—and by promising its readers glorious confrontations with "the foes that no single superhero can withstand."


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