Avengers Assemble (comics)

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Avengers Assemble
Cover of Avengers Assemble #1 (March 2012). Art by Mark Bagley.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date (vol. 1)
March 2012-March 2014
No. of issues (vol. 1): 25, & 1 Annual
Creative team
Written by (vol. 1)
Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick
Penciller(s) (vol. 1)
Mark Bagley, Stefano Caselli, Pete Woods

Avengers Assemble was an ongoing comic book series featuring the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. Its initial release coincided with the release of the 2012 film The Avengers.

The series was originally featured as an Avengers book featuring the cast from the 2012 film, designed to attract fans of Marvel's cinematic universe to the comics. After issue #8, it switched focus to showing different Avengers between missions. Beginning with #14 A.U., it has become the Avengers book used for crossovers.

The series ended in March, 2014.

Publication history[edit]

Brian Michael Bendis wrote the first eight issues after which Kelly Sue DeConnick[1] and Stefano Caselli[2] will take over as part of Marvel NOW!.[3]

Team roster[edit]

Avengers Assemble began its run featuring the six members from the 2012 film. From issue #9 and on, it does not have an official roster, instead focusing on various different Avengers.

Issues Team roster
#1-8
(2012)
Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye
#9-11
(2012-2013)
Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Captain Marvel, Spider Woman
Annual #1 (2013) Vision, Captain Marvel, Iron Man
#12-13
(2013)[4]
Black Widow, Hawkeye, Spider Woman
#14 A.U.-#15 A.U. (2013) Age of Ultron tie-in
#16 (2013) Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman, Black Widow, Captain America, Falcon, Hulk, Hawkeye
#17 (2013) Captain Marvel, Spider-Woman, Hulk, Black Widow, Falcon, Cannonball
#18 (2013) Spider-Woman, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Hyperion, Shang-Chi, Manifold, Sunspot, Cannonball, Star Brand, Ex Nihilo, Abyss
#19 (2013) Spider-Woman, Black Widow, Manifold, Shang-Chi, Captain America, Bruce Banner, Falcon, Hyperion, Thor, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, Sunspot, Cannonball, Star Brand, Abyss, Nightmask, Captain Universe
#20 (2013) Uncanny Avengers: Scarlet Witch, Wonder Man, Wasp
#21-22.INH (2013) Inhumanity tie-in: Spider-Girl, Spider-Woman, Black Widow
#23 Inhumanity tie-in: Spider-Girl (Anya Corazon), Wolverine
#24 Inhumanity tie-in: Spider-Girl (Anya Corazon), Iron Man

Collected editions[edit]

Title (Hardcover) Material collected Publication date ISBN
Avengers Assemble by Brian Michael Bendis Avengers Assemble #1-8 January 29, 2013 978-0-7851-6327-5
Avengers Assemble: Science Bros Avengers Assemble #9-13, Annual #1 August 27, 2013 978-0785167976
Age of Ultron Age of Ultron 1-10, Avengers Assemble 14AU -15AU, Fantastic Four 5AU, Fearless Defenders 4AU, Superior Spider-Man 6AU, Ultron 1AU, Uncanny Avengers 8AU, Wolverine & the X-Men 27AU, Avengers 10AI September 17, 2013 978-0785155652
Avengers: The Enemy Within Avengers: The Enemy Within #1; Captain Marvel Vol. 7 #13-14, 17; Avengers Assemble #16-17 December 17, 2013 978-0785184034
Infinity Companion Avengers Assemble #18-20, Captain Marvel Vol. 7 #15-16, Thunderbolts Vol. 2 #13-18, Infinity: The Hunt #1-4, Mighty Avengers Vol. 2 #1-3, Nova Vol. 5 #8-9, Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #3-4, Infinity: Heist #1-4, Fearless Defenders #10, Secret Avengers Vol. 2 #10-11, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 #8-9, Wolverine & the X-Men Annual #1 April 22, 2014 978-0785188865
Inhumanity Avengers Assemble #21.INH-23.INH, 24-25; Inhumanity #1-2; Uncanny X-Men Vol. 3 #15.INH; Indestructible Hulk #17.INH-18.INH, 19; New Avengers Vol. 3 #13.INH; Iron Man Vol. 5 #20. June 17, 2014 978-0785190332
Avengers Assemble: The Forgeries of Jealousy Avengers Assemble #21.INH-23.INH, 24-25 June 10, 2014 978-0785167983

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (13 August 2012). "DeConnick and Caselli Assemble the Avengers". IGN. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "DeConnick and Caselli Assembling the Avengers". Marvel.com. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Morse, Ben (5 July 2012). "Marvel NOW!". Marvel.com. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "NYCC EXCLUSIVE: DeConnick Balances "The Widow's Ledger" in "Avengers Assemble"". comicbookresources.com. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2012.