The Avengers 1, no. 8

Kang the Conqueror by Stan Lee cover, the Avengers fighting Kang

The Avengers 1, no. 8

Written by Stan Lee

Illustrated by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers

1964, September

7" x 10"

Borger Comic Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

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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Kang the Conqueror by Stan Lee interior page, each panel of the comic is different avenger members fighting  Kang
Wakanda Forever by  Nnedi Okorafor cover, the people of Wakanda fighting the Avengers

Avengers: Wakanda Forever No. 1

Written by Nnedi Okorafor

Illustrated by Oleg Okunev

2018, August

Borger Comic Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries