Avengers (comics) in other media

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Adaptations of the Avengers in other media
Created by Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Original source Comics published by Marvel Comics
First appearance The Avengers #1 (September 1963)
Print publications
Novel(s)
Films and television
Film(s) Marvel's The Avengers (2012)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Television
show(s)
The Avengers: United They Stand (1999)
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010)
Avengers Assemble (2013)
Games
Video game(s) Captain America and the Avengers (1991)
Avengers in Galactic Storm (1995)

The Avengers are a fictional superhero team created by Marvel Comics that appear in comic books. Aside from comics, the Avengers appear in various forms of media such as in novels, television shows, movies, videogames and stage shows.

Novels[edit]

Television[edit]

Screen capture from The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes episode, "Breakout" (2010).
  • Adaptations of Avengers stories appeared in the The Marvel Super Heroes (1966), primarily in the "Captain America" and "The Incredible Hulk" segments. The series ran in syndication five days a week, with "Captain America" featured on Monday's episode; "The Incredible Hulk" on Tuesday; "Iron Man" on Wednesday; "Thor" on Thursday, and the "Sub-Mariner" on Friday.
  • The team also made appearances in the 1981 Spider-Man series.
  • The Fantastic Four animated series featured non-speaking cameos by The Avengers. In the season two episode "To Battle the Living Planet" the Avengers assist the Fantastic Four in rescuing earthquake victims. The Avengers appear once more in "Doomsday" briefly fighting Dr. Doom. Aside from these, both Thor and The Hulk make guest appearances in episodes in speaking parts.
  • In the X-Men animated series, an alternate version of The Avengers appeared in the episode "One Man's Worth". In a timeline in which Charles Xavier was murdered before founding the X-Men, Captain America is the leader of The Avengers, a taskforce of superhuman mutant hunters fighting a war against the Mutant Resistance led by Magneto.
  • Marvel announced The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes would not be renewed for a third season, but cancelled for a new series Avengers Assemble!. The roster consists of Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow and Falcon. The same iteration of the team guest-starred in the two-part Season 3 premier of Ultimate Spider-Man, where Spider-Man briefly joined the Avengers.
  • A Japanese anime series, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, began airing in Japan in Spring 2014. Produced by Toei Animation,[13] the story revolves around a group of youths that can use special discs to transform into the Avengers, who were sealed in the discs by Loki. Avengers confirmed to appear include Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, and the Wasp.[14] Over the course of the series, other Avengers such as Hawkeye, Black Widow, Falcon, and Black Panther also appear in guest-starring roles.

Film[edit]

Screenshot from the 2012 Marvel Studios film, The Avengers.

Animated[edit]

  • Marvel Animation has produced two animated films based upon the Ultimate incarnations of the Avengers; Ultimate Avengers and Ultimate Avengers 2.
  • The Children of the Avengers are featured in the animated film; Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow. Aged versions of Tony Stark and the Vision appear as well.
  • The team appears in the anime film Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher, with a line-up consisting of Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, War Machine, Hulk, Hawkeye and Captain Marvel.[15]

Live action[edit]

  • In October 2014, Avengers: Infinity War was announced, with Part 1 scheduled to be released on May 4, 2018 and Part 2 on May 8, 2019.[34] Kevin Feige revealed to Buzzfeed in an interview that the third film will have a new line up.[35] In March 2015, it was confirmed that the Russo brothers would direct both films.[36]

Video and computer games[edit]

The Avengers feature in the arcade and console game Captain America and the Avengers (1991); Avengers in Galactic Storm (1995); Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (2006), its sequel Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009), and Avengers: Battle for Earth (2012).

The team is also featured heavily in the social network game Marvel: Avengers Alliance (2012) and the mobile app game Avengers Initiative (2012).

Live performance[edit]

The Avengers appear as the main characters in the live-action stage show Marvel Universe: LIVE!. The line-up in the show features Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, the Falcon and Captain Marvel.[37][38]

Manga[edit]

On November 3, 2014, Marvel announced a special one-shot manga featuring a crossover between the Avengers and the cast of Attack on Titan. The manga will feature the Avengers facing off against the Female Titan after the Titans attack the Marvel Universe.[39]

Web comics[edit]

In 2014, Marvel launched an officially licensed web manhwa for South Korean audiences called Avengers: Electric Rain. Written and illustrated by Yeong-Hoon Goh, the series sees the Avengers teaming up with a new Korean heroine named White Fox.[40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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