Avengers: Who's Your Favorite Hero?
Fef 2012/05/07 18:16:09
A team is born: "The Avengers" No. 1, 1963. In an attempt to defeat his half brother, Thor, the evil Loki tricks the Hulk into destroying a train. Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp independently learn of Hulk's attack and join Thor trying to subdue him. Loki's subterfuge is soon revealed and the Avengers group, including the Hulk, is born. The Hulk leaves the group at the end of the next issue and returns to fight them in issue 3. Though he's not around very often, the Hulk shows up occasionally as either a friend or foe.
I borrowed descriptions from Wikipedia to describe each comic book hero below...
Thor is a fictional character, a superhero who appears in publications published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Journey into Mystery #83 (Aug. 1962) and was created by editor-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, and penciller Jack Kirby. Thor is a superb hand-to-hand combatant, and also skilled in armed combat, excelling in the use of the war hammer, sword, axe and mace. Thor possesses two items which assist him in combat: the enchanted Belt of Strength, and his mystical hammer Mjolnir.
The Hulk is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962).
The Hulk is cast as the emotional and impulsive alter ego of the withdrawn and reserved physicist Dr. Bruce Banner.
Captain America is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Captain America Comics #1 (cover-dated March 1941), from Marvel Comics' 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics, and was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. For nearly all of the character's publication history, Captain America was the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a frail young man who was enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum in order to aid the United States war effort. Captain America wears a costume that bears an American flag motif, and is armed with an indestructible shield that can be thrown as a weapon. Captain America was the first to ever be able to pick up Thor's hammer a achievement that can only be done by a god and a human with the greatest noble heart. (Thor #390)
Iron Man is a fictional character, a superhero in the Marvel Comics Universe. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby, first appearing in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963). A genius billionaire playboy philanthropist, Tony Stark suffers a severe chest injury during a kidnapping in which his captors attempt to force him to build a weapon of mass destruction. He instead creates a powered suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. He later uses the suit to protect the world as Iron Man.
Now that the megamovie featuring Marvel Comics' Avengers is about to hit the big screen, moviegoers may want a little background on the comic-book series that spawned the film.
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