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Marvel Comics has announced a new box set of the most essential Avengers storylines in the team’s 55-year history. The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Box Set Slipcase includes collected editions of 11 Avengers stories/runs, from the first 16 issues of the original series by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby to the first arc of the current series by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness. The set will be released in April, just in time for the finale of the MCU’s Avengers: Infinity War story to hit theaters.

Each era of the team seems pretty well-represented, and for the most part the stories included are accessible, standalone stories. The only slight head-scratcher is the inclusion of “Avengers Disassembled,” a story that doesn’t so much showcase the team as it does…well, disassemble them. Of all the stories from Brian Bendis’s long run on the Avengers to include, that’s certainly the first one they could have chosen.

No details yet on how much this set will cost, but you can check out art from each of the included volumes below, as well as the full press release from Marvel. Look for the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Box Set Slipcase in stores in April.

AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST BOX SET SLIPCASE Showcases the Best and Biggest Hero Stories! 

New York, NY—November 26, 2018—And there came a day unlike any other, when Earth’s Mightiest Heroes found themselves united…collected into one mighty, epic, and spectacular boxset!

AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST BOX SET SLIPCASE contains the Avengers’ greatest hits, starting with complete adventures from the original line-up: Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Captain America! Experience everything from the team’s cosmic battles in the Kree/Skrull War to their team-up with the Defenders, culminating in the shocking events of AVENGERS: DISASSEMBLED!

This spring, experience the magic and might of The Avengers in their most heroic and exciting stories with AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST BOX SET SLIPCASE!

AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST BOX SET SLIPCASE

On Sale 4/13/19

AVENGERS BY LEE & KIRBY

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #1-16

AVENGERS: KREE/SKRULL WAR

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #89-97

AVENGERS/DEFENDERS WAR

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #115-118 and DEFENDERS (1972) #8-11

AVENGERS: CELESTIAL MADONNA

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #129-135 and GIANT-SIZE AVENGERS #2-4

AVENGERS: THE KORVAC SAGA

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #167-168 and #170-177 and THOR ANNUAL #6

AVENGERS: UNDER SIEGE

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #270-277

AVENGERS: THE GATHERERS SAGA

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #343-344, #348-349, #355-363, #372-374 and material from #364 and #375

AVENGERS: THE MORGAN CONQUEST

Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #1-4

AVENGERS FOREVER

Collecting AVENGERS FOREVER #1-12

AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED

Collecting AVENGERS (1998) #500-503 and AVENGERS FINALE

AVENGERS: THE FINAL HOST

Collecting AVENGERS (2018) #1-6 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 (AVENGERS/CAPTAIN AMERICA)

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Not a bad list, As you said, I would omit “Disassembled”, but leave in Finale.

    The major omissions I see are “Even an Android Can Cry” and the Ultron story that introduced Admantium.

  2. Shooter and Perez’s “Bride of Ultron” storyline (1977) is one of my favorites.

    And the first two annuals (1967 and 1968), both written by Roy Thomas, were childhood favorites.

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