For close to a year, Earth's Mightiest Heroes have fought some of the biggest threats on TV in "Marvel's Avengers Assemble," and this Sunday, May 25, they face their biggest challenge yet in their final showdown with the Red Skull and his Cabal.
As that epic battle reaches a climax, though, the young Avengers in your life may wonder how they can continue following the stories of their favorite super heroes--and we've picked three comics perfectly suited for introducing those new fans to the larger Marvel Universe.
Now get reading, and don't miss "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" this Sunday, May 25 at 9:00 a.m. ET inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD!
Starring the same roster of characters--Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye--as the animated series that shares its name, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1 kicks off an epic adventure firmly entrenched in modern Marvel continuity as our heroes face off against one of their biggest baddies of all time, Thanos. Hey wait a minute, doesn't Thanos show up in this Sunday's "Marvel's Avengers Assemble"? Indeed he does, and this is the perfect story to learn more about the cosmic tyrant!
As any fan who has followed our heroes through the first season of "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" knows, the team didn't always get along, something perfectly illustrated in this modern re-telling of the Avengers' earliest adventures. Take a trip back into the past to see how the first group of Avengers came together, but more than that, how they were able to overcome their differences and clashing personalities to become the greatest team of super heroes the world has ever known.
In this self-contained story written by famed Avengers scribe Brian Michael Bendis, a young Nova comes to the Avengers with a simple question--what makes a hero? Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more all weigh in, and in doing so show what makes the Avengers so important to the world.
Catch the final showdown with the Cabal in "Marvel's Avengers Assemble" this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. ET inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD!