Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

Unlimited Highlights: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

Exciting Avengers tales spotlighting Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Giant-Man and The Wasp!



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By Ben Morse

Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.

This week, we focus on classic Avengers tales featuring the stars of "The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!" Check out Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Giant-Man and The Wasp in their finest hours!

AVENGERS #4 (1963)
Still in their infancy as a group, the Avengers take a major step forward in forging their vaunted reputation by adding the legendary Captain America himself to the roster. Pursuing a fleeing Namor the Sub-Mariner across the Arctic, the heroes fluster the Atlantean Prince to the point where he inadvertently unearths none other than the incomparable Steve Rogers, frozen in suspended animation since the final days of World War II. Thrill to the Sentinel of Liberty's climactic battle with Baron Zemo, witness the tragic fate of his sidekick, Bucky, and learn how he came to be put on ice for decades before joining Earth's Mightiest Heroes!

AVENGERS #7 (1963)
The Avengers have already overcome the likes of Loki and the Masters of Evil, but how can they hope to triumph over their own most powerful member? Unfortunately for Earth, when Odin banishes the Enchantress and Executioner from Asgard, the dastardly duo link up with Zemo, forging a new malevolent alliance bent on destroying their most hated foes. Utilizing the dark magic wielded by Amora, the villains cloud Thor's mind and make him believe his own teammates to be his foes. Can even the combined might of the remaining Avengers withstand a Thunder God run amok?

They've barely gotten off the ground, but the Avengers already look to be coming apart at the seams. Iron Man's up to his helmet in government red tape, Captain America can't seem to adjust to the modern day and new threats like Count Nefaria continue to come out of the proverbial woodwork. But when The Wasp suffers a tragic injury, it could trump all the other obstacles and send Giant-Man over the edge. Witness the love between Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne as the Avengers rush to support one of their own and a certain purple-clad archer begins to circle their orbit...

Iron Man has returned to the Avengers after a lengthy absence due to personal problems, but the team he has rejoined bears little resemblance to the one he left. Hawkeye has been driven off the West Coast branch he founded and replaced by the belligerent U.S.Agent. The Vision has been disassembled and rebuilt as a soulless automaton. The Scarlet Witch has succumbed to tragedy and stands on the brink of madness. When Immortus and Master Pandemonium strike, can even the Armored Avenger brings this motley crew back together?

AVENGERS #75 (1998)
She-Hulk has gone on the rampage to end all rampages, and the Avengers, even with the help of a returning Hawkeye, have not been able to hold her at bay. Enter unexpected aid in the form of The Hulk. The Jade Giant-and charter Avenger-comes on the scene looking to corral his cousin, but will his destructive impulses only worsen the situation? What will be the toll of this Hulk-on-Hulk violence and can Earth's Mightiest Heroes somehow contain the gamma-charged goliaths?


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