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Friday, 20 January 2017
RECOMMENDED READING: THE AVENGERS...
I have to confess that I've lost track of modern comics. The
characters don't seem to be the ones I grew up reading, whether
they be MARVEL or DC mags. Why the powers-that-be would
jettison decades of continuity and alienate long-time fans seems
a stupid thing to do, but what do I know? I'm just a guy who's
been contributing towards their success for many years.
Surely there must be a way of attracting new readers without
chasing away older ones? And this new title is a step in the right
direction. It's set in the time when the original AVENGERS had
'retired', and HAWKEYE, QUICKSILVER & The SCARLET
WITCH had joined CAPTAIN AMERICA to become the
new team. (I just love that 1960s corner cover box!)
I'd first read the original stories when they were reprinted in
a British periodical called TERRIFIC back in 1967, and reading
new adventures of the same line-up (starting from when they first
formed) makes me feel as if I'm a kid again, sitting with a pile of
comics in the back garden of the house I lived in at the time.
If you hail from the same period as myself and enjoyed The
Avengers when you were a youngster, then you're sure to love
this comic as much as I do. So here are the first three covers to
whet your appetite. You'll find #3 in FORBIDDEN PLANET
and all good comic shops now - and, if you're really lucky,
they might still have #s 1 & 2 as well. Happy reading!
And, as a bonus, below is how I first encountered the
new team of Avengers way back in 1967. Just a shame
they got the colour of CAP's sleeves wrong.
Posted by Kid at Friday, January 20, 2017