I love Taschen books, anytime I get a chance to buy them at second-hand bookstores, I will not hesitate to buy them. However, when big volumes such as Marvel Comics Library Avengers Vol. 1 come into circulation, I will fork out the big bucks. The Avengers is another book that will not disappoint. Taschen does it better than the original comic book publishing houses. This volume collects the first 20 issues of the Avengers. Better get some Charles Atlas muscles to read this big volume.
Super-hero teams had been around since the 1940s, but Thor, Ant-Man, the Wasp, Hulk, and Iron Man broke new ground when they joined forces to form the Avengers in 1963. They not only fought together, they occasionally fought each other!
The first 20 stories from the Avengers are collected in this Hulk-sized volume ($200) and have been meticulously photographed from the most pristine copies of these rare comic books—a fine art celebration worthy of Tony Stark’s library.
MARVEL COMICS LIBRARY is an exclusive, long-term collaboration between TASCHEN and Marvel. The rarest classic comics, including Spider-Man, Avengers, and Captain America are meticulously reproduced in their original glory, in an extra-large format. The library offers collectors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lay their hands on the world’s most desirable comics. Each volume includes an essay by a comic book historian along with hundreds of photos and artifacts, including rare original comic book artwork.
Availability: June 2022