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The Avengers
The Avengers #1 (September 1963). Cover art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly (Vols. 1-4),
Semi-monthly (Vol. 5)
Format Ongoing series
Genre Superhero
Publication date (Vol. 1) September 1963 – September 1996
(Vol. 2)
November 1996 – November 1997
(Vol. 3) February 1998 – August 2004
(Vol. 1 resumption) September – December 2004
(Vol. 4) July 2010 – January 2013
(Vol. 5) February 2013 – June 2015
Number of issues (Vol. 1): 402 and 23 Annuals
(Vol. 2): 13
(Vol. 3): 88 and 4 Annuals
(Vol. 4): 36 (#1-34 plus #12.1 and #24.1) and 1 Annual
(Vol. 5): 46 (#1-44 plus #34.1 and #34.2) and 1 Annual
Main character(s) Avengers
Creative team
Writer(s)
Penciller(s)
Inker(s)
Colorist(s)

The Avengers is the name of several comic book titles featuring the team the Avengers and published by Marvel Comics, beginning with the original The Avengers comic book series which debuted in 1963.

Publication history[edit]

In 1960, DC Comics launched a comic book series featuring a team of superheroes called the Justice League. Impressed by that book's strong sales, Martin Goodman, the owner of Marvel Comics predecessor Timely Comics, asked Stan Lee to create a title featuring a similar team of superheroes for Marvel.[1] Lee recounts in Origins of Marvel Comics:

Martin mentioned that he had noticed one of the titles published by National Comics seemed to be selling better than most. It was a book called The [sic] Justice League of America and it was composed of a team of superheroes. ... 'If the Justice League is selling,' spoke he, 'why don't we put out a comic book that features a team of superheroes?'[1]

Much like the Justice League, the Avengers were an assemblage of pre-existing superhero characters created by Lee and Jack Kirby. Kirby did the artwork for the first eight issues only, in addition to doing the layouts for issue #16.[2] This initial series, published bi-monthly through issue #6 (July 1964) and monthly thereafter ran through issue #402 (Sept. 1996), with spinoffs including several annuals, miniseries and a giant-size quarterly sister series that ran briefly in the mid-1970s.[3] Marvel filed for a trademark for "The Avengers" in 1967 and the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued the registration in 1970.[4]

Between 1996 and 2004, Marvel relaunched the primary Avengers title three times. In 1996, the "Heroes Reborn" line, in which Marvel contracted outside companies to produce four titles, included a new volume of The Avengers. It took place in an alternate universe, with a revamped history unrelated to mainstream Marvel continuity. The Avengers vol. 2 was written by Rob Liefeld and penciled by Jim Valentino, and ran for 13 issues (Nov. 1996–Nov. 1997). The final issue, which featured a crossover with the other Heroes Reborn titles, returned the characters to the main Marvel Universe.[5]

The Avengers vol. 3 relaunched and ran for 84 issues from February 1998 to August 2004. To coincide with what would have been the 500th issue of the original series, Marvel changed the numbering, and The Avengers #500-503 (Sept.– Dec. 2004), the one-shot Avengers Finale (Jan. 2005)[6] became the "Avengers Disassembled" storyline and final issues. Avengers vol. 4 debuted in July 2010 and ran until January 2013.[7] Vol. 5 was launched in February 2013.[8] After Secret Wars, a new Avengers team debuted, dubbed the All-New, All-Different Avengers, starting with a Free Comic Book Day preview.[9]

1960s[edit]

"And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born—to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand! Through the years, their roster has prospered, changing many times, their glory has never been denied! Heed the call, then—for now, the Avengers Assemble!"

—Prologue from The Avengers used in the 1970s[10]

The roster changed almost immediately after the first issue; at the beginning of the second issue, Ant-Man became Giant-Man, and at the end of the issue, the Hulk quit the team.[11] Issue #4 brought the title's first major milestone: the revival and return of Captain America.[12][13]

1970s[edit]

The creative team of writer Roy Thomas and artist John Buscema introduced new characters such as Arkon in issue #75 (April 1970)[14] and Red Wolf in #80 (Sept. 1970).[15] The team's adventures increased in scope as the team crossed into an alternate dimension and battled the Squadron Supreme,[16][17][18] and fought in the Kree-Skrull War,[19][20][21] which guest-starred the Kree hero, Captain Marvel. Novelist Harlan Ellison plotted two stories for the series. The first ("The Summons of Psyklop") was published in issue #88 (May 1971)[22][23] and the second ("Five Dooms to Save Tomorrow") in #101 (July 1972).[24]

Writer Steve Englehart introduced Mantis, who joined the team along with the reformed Swordsman.[25] During the summer of 1973, Englehart and artists Bob Brown and Sal Buscema produced "The Avengers-Defenders Clash" storyline which crossed over between the two team titles.[26][27][28] George Pérez became the title's artist with issue #141 (Nov. 1975) which saw the start of a seven-part story featuring the Squadron Supreme and the Serpent Crown.[29] In 2010, Comics Bulletin ranked Englehart's run on The Avengers eighth on its list of the "Top 10 1970s Marvels".[30]

After Englehart departed and a seven-issue stint by Gerry Conway, Jim Shooter began as writer, generating several classic adventures, including "The Bride of Ultron",[31][32] the "Nefaria Trilogy",[33][34][35] and "The Korvac Saga".[36][37] Shooter introduced the character of Henry Peter Gyrich, the Avengers' liaison to the United States National Security Council.[34][38] The true origins of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch were revealed in a three-part story that ran in issues #185-187 (July-Sept. 1979).[39]

1980s[edit]

The first major development was the breakdown of Henry Pym,[40] which writer Roger Stern resolved this by having Pym outwit Egghead and defeated the latest incarnation of the Masters of Evil single-handedly, and proved his innocence.[41]

Stern developed several major storylines, such as "Ultimate Vision";[42][43][44][45] the formation of the West Coast Avengers;[46][47] and "Avengers Under Siege".[48] Rogue, who would later become a member of the X-Men, was introduced in The Avengers Annual #10 (1981) by writer Chris Claremont and artist Michael Golden.[49][50]

Stern created the villain, Nebula, who falsely claimed to be the granddaughter of Thanos.[51] Following Stern's departure, Walt Simonson wrote the series briefly but left due to editorial conflicts.[52][53]

John Byrne took over writing both West Coast Avengers and The Avengers and merged the two separate Avengers teams into one team with two bases.[54] Byrne's contributions included a revamping of the Vision, and the discovery that the children of the Scarlet Witch and the Vision were actually illusions. The Avengers titles in late 1989 were involved in the major crossover event "Acts of Vengeance".

1990s[edit]

The Avengers vol. 2, #11 (Sept. 1997), showing the Heroes Reborn Avengers. Cover art by Michael Ryan and Sal Regla.

Bob Harras and Steve Epting took over the title in the summer of 1991 and introduced a stable lineup with ongoing story lines and character development. Their primary antagonists in this run were the mysterious Proctor and his team of other-dimensional Avengers known as the Gatherers.

This culminated in "Operation: Galactic Storm", a 19-part storyline that ran through all Avengers-related titles and showcased a conflict between the Kree and the Shi'ar Empire.[55]

Marvel contracted out The Avengers and three related titles — Captain America, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man to former Marvel artists Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld, two of the founding creators of Image Comics.[56] While The Avengers was relaunched as a new series, the "Heroes Reborn" line ended after a year as planned and the license reverted to Marvel.[57]

Writer Kurt Busiek and penciler George Pérez launched a new volume of the series with The Avengers vol. 3, #1 (Feb. 1998).[58] Busiek concurrently wrote the limited series Avengers Forever. Busiek's run included many of the Avengers' traditional villains.

2000s[edit]

Successor writer Geoff Johns dealt with the aftermath of Busiek's Kang arc, as the Avengers were granted international authority by the United Nations. Chuck Austen followed as writer. Writer Brian Michael Bendis then rebooted the series with the "Avengers Disassembled" storyline.[59][60]

2010s[edit]

The "Heroic Age" roster of the Avengers. Cover art for Avengers vol. 4, #12.1, by Bryan Hitch.

All four Avengers series (The Mighty Avengers, New Avengers, Dark Avengers, and Avengers: The Initiative) were canceled, and a new ongoing series titled Avengers was launched in May 2010, written by Brian Michael Bendis and penciled by John Romita Jr..[61]

In 2012, a biweekly Avengers title was launched, written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by different artists for each story arc.[62]

Collected editions[edit]

The Avengers (1963 series)[edit]

Title (Trade Paperback/ Hardcover) Material collected Publication date ISBN
The Avengers, Vol. 1 (Marvel Masterworks) Avengers #1–10 May 13, 2009 978-0-7851-3706-1
The Avengers Epic Collection: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Avengers #1-20 December 2, 2014 978-0-7851-8864-3
The Avengers, Vol. 2 (Marvel Masterworks) Avengers #11–20 October 14, 2009 978-0-7851-3708-5
The Avengers Epic Collection: Once an Avenger Avengers #21-40 November 29, 2016 978-0-7851-9582-5
The Avengers, Vol. 3 (Marvel Masterworks) Avengers #21–30 April 6, 2011 978-0-7851-5056-5
The Avengers, Vol. 4 (Marvel Masterworks) Avengers #31–40 April 11, 2012 978-0-7851-1638-7
The Avengers, Vol. 5 (Marvel Masterworks) Avengers #41–50, Annual #1 July 9, 2013 978-0-7851-1848-0
The Avengers Epic Collection: Masters of Evil Avengers #41–56, Annual #1-2, X-Men #45, Material From Not Brand Echh 5 & 8 May 9, 2017 978-1-3029-0410-4
The Avengers, Vol. 6 (Marvel Masterworks) (Hardcover only) Avengers #51–58, Annual #2, X-Men (1963) #45 December 13, 2006 978-0-7851-2079-7
The Avengers Epic Collection: Behold The Vision Avengers #57-76, Marvel Super-Heroes #17 May 12, 2015 978-0-7851-9165-0
The Avengers, Vol. 7 (Marvel Masterworks) (Hardcover only) Avengers #59–68, Marvel Super–Heroes (1966) #17 October 17, 2007 978-0-7851-2680-5
The Avengers, Vol. 8 (Marvel Masterworks) (Hardcover only) Avengers #69–79 December 17, 2008 978-0-7851-2934-9
The Avengers, Vol. 9 (Marvel Masterworks) (Hardcover only) Avengers #80–88, The Incredible Hulk #140 May 28, 2009 978-0-7851-3501-2
The Avengers: The Kree/Skrull War Avengers #89–97 May 7, 2008 978-0-7851-3230-1
The Avengers, Vol. 10 (Marvel Masterworks) (Hardcover only) Avengers #89–100 May 19, 2010 978-0-7851-3331-5
The Avengers, Vol. 11 (Marvel Masterworks) (Hardcover only) Avengers #101–111, Daredevil (1964) #99 July 13, 2011 978-0-7851-5038-1
The Avengers, Vol. 12 (Marvel Masterworks) (Hardcover only) Avengers #112–119, Defenders (1972) #8–11, and material from FOOM #5–7. March 2012 978-0-7851-5879-0
Avengers/Defenders War Avengers #115–118, Defenders #8–11 March 2002 978-0-7851-0844-3
The Avengers, Vol. 13 (Marvel Masterworks) (Hardcover only) Avengers Avengers #120-128, Giant-Size Avengers #1, Captain Marvel #33 and Fantastic Four #150 June 19, 2013 978-0-7851-6629-0
The Avengers, Vol. 14 (Marvel Masterworks) (Hardcover only) Avengers #Avengers #129-136, Giant-Size Avengers #2-4. July 16, 2014 978-0-7851-8805-6
The Avengers: Celestial Madonna (TPB) Avengers #129–135, Giant Sized Avengers #2–4 May 1, 2002 978-0-7851-0826-9
The Avengers: The Coming of the Beast (Hardcover) Avengers #137–140, 145–146 January 26, 2011 978-0-7851-4468-7
The Avengers: The Serpent Crown (TPB) Avengers #141–144 and #147–149 September 7, 2005 978-0-7851-1700-1
The Avengers: The Private War of Doctor Doom (Hardcover) Avengers #150–156, Avengers Annual #6, and Super Villain Team-Up #9 March 2012 978-0-7851-6235-3
The Avengers: The Bride of Ultron (Hardcover) Avengers #157-166 October 2012 978-0-7851-6251-3
The Avengers Epic Collection: The Final Threat Avengers #150-166, Annual #6-7, Super-Villain Team-Up #9 & Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 2013 978-0-7851-8790-5
The Avengers: The Korvac Saga (Hardcover) Avengers #167–168 and #170–177 June 2003 978-0-7851-0919-8
The Avengers: The Korvac Saga (TPB) Avengers #167–168, #170–177 and Thor Annual #6 March 2012 978-0-7851-6205-6
The Avengers: Nights of Wundagore (TPB) Avengers #181–187 March 27, 2009 978-0-7851-3721-4
The Avengers: Heart of Stone (TPB) Avengers #188–196, Avengers Annual #9 May 14, 2013 978-0-7851-8431-7
The Avengers: The Trial of Yellowjacket (TPB) Avengers #212-230 August 15, 2012 978-0-7851-6207-0
The Avengers: Absolute Vision Book 1 (TPB) Avengers #231-241, Avengers Annual #11-12, The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #16, Fantastic Four #256, and Doctor Strange vol. 2 #60 December 10, 2013 978-0-7851-8534-5
The Avengers: Absolute Vision Book 2 (TPB) Avengers #242-254, Avengers Annual #13 March 25, 2014 978-0-7851-8535-2
The Avengers: The Legacy of Thanos (TPB) Avengers #255-261, Avengers Annual #14, Fantastic Four Annual #19 June 24, 2014 978-0-7851-8891-9
The Avengers: West Coast Avengers Assemble (Hardcover) West Coast Avengers #1–4, Iron Man Annual #7, and Avengers #250, plus material from Avengers #239, #243–244, and #246, and Avengers West Coast #100. June 9, 2010 978-0-7851-4321-5
Secret Wars II Omnibus (Hardcover) Secret Wars II #1–9, Avengers #260–261, #265–266, plus more. February 18, 2009 978-0-7851-3721-4
Avengers: The Once And Future Kang (TPB) Avengers #262–269, Avengers Annual #15, West Coast Avengers Annual #1 February 19, 2013 978-0-7851-6729-7
The Avengers Epic Collection: Under Siege Avengers #264-277, Annual #15, Alpha Flight #39 & West Coast Avengers Annual #1 May 31, 2016 978-0-7851-9539-9
The Avengers: Under Siege (Hardcover) Avengers #270–277 December 22, 2010 978-0-7851-4382-6
The Avengers: Assault on Olympus (Hardcover) Avengers #278–285 September 21, 2011 978-0-7851-5533-1
The Avengers Epic Collection: Judgement Day Avengers #278-285, Annual #16, Marvel Graphic Novel #27, X-Men vs. Avengers #1-4 & West Coast Avengers Annual #2 July 1, 2014 978-0-7851-8894-0
The Avengers: Heavy Metal (TPB) Avengers #286–293 August 6, 2013 978-0-7851-8452-2
X-Men: Inferno Crossovers Omnibus (Hardcover) Avengers #298–300 plus more. September 8, 2010 978-0-7851-4671-1
Acts of Vengeance Omnibus (Hardcover) Avengers #311–313, Annual #19, Avengers Spotlight #26–29, Avengers West Coast #53–55, plus more. March 30, 2011 978-0-7851-6127-1
Avengers: Galactic Storm: Volume 1 (TPB) Collects Avengers #345–346, Avengers West Coast #80–81, Captain America #398–399, Quasar #32–33, Wonder Man #7–8, Iron Man #278 and Thor #445. March 2006 978-0785120445
Avengers: Galactic Storm: Volume 2 (TPB) Collects Avengers #347, Avengers West Coast #82, Iron Man #279, Thor #446, Captain America #400–401, Quasar #34–35, Wonder Man #9 and What If? #55–56. December 2006 978-0785120452
The Avengers Epic Collection: Operation Galactic Storm Avengers #345-347, Avengers West Coast #80-82, Quasar #32-36, Wonder Man #7-9, Iron Man #278-279, Thor #445-446 & Material From Captain America #398-400 August 8, 2017 978-1-3029-0689-4
The Avengers/ X-Men: Bloodties (Hardcover) Avengers #368–369, Avengers West Coast #101, Uncanny X-Men #307, X-Men #26, Black Knight: Exodus January 18, 2012 978-0-7851-6127-1
Avengers: The Crossing Omnibus (Hardcover) Avengers #390–395, Avengers: The Crossing, Avengers: Timeslide, Iron Man #319–325, Force Works #16–22, War Machine #20–25, and Age of Innocence: The Rebirth of Iron Man. March 2012 978-0-7851-6203-2
Avengers/ Iron Man: First Sign (TPB) Avengers #396-400, Iron Man #326-331, Thor #426, Captain America #449. August 2013 978-0-7851-8496-6
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 1 (TPB) Avengers #400–401, X-Men #53–54, Uncanny X-Men #334–335, and more. December 20, 2007 978-0-7851-2823-6
X-Men: The Complete Onslaught Epic, Book 3 (TPB) Avengers #402, Iron Man #332, and more. August 27, 2008 978-0-7851-2825-0
Marvel Platinum: the Definitive Avengers (TPB) Avengers #1, 4, 57, 93, Avengers West Coast #51-52, Avengers #10-11, Avengers #503,

Avengers Finale and New Avengers #3.

12 April 2012 978-1-84653-507-9
Title (B&W Trade Paperbacks) Material collected Publication date ISBN
Essential Avengers, Vol. 1 (Marvel Essentials) Avengers #1–24 (B&W) (1963–1966) November 18, 1998 978-0-7851-1862-6
Essential Avengers, Vol. 2 (Marvel Essentials) Avengers #25–46, Annual #1 (B&W) (1966–1967) June 1, 2000 978-0-7851-0741-5
Essential Avengers, Vol. 3 (Marvel Essentials) Avengers #47–68, Annual #2 (B&W) (1967–1969) March 1, 2001 978-0-7851-0787-3
Essential Avengers, Vol. 4 (Marvel Essentials) Avengers #69–97, The Incredible Hulk #140 (B&W) (1969–1972) October 1, 2004 978-0-7851-1485-7
Essential Avengers, Vol. 5 (Marvel Essentials) Avengers #98–119, Daredevil #99, Defenders #8–11 (B&W) (1972–1974) January 25, 2006 978-0-7851-2087-2
Essential Avengers, Vol. 6 (Marvel Essentials) Avengers #120–140, Captain Marvel #33, Fantastic Four #150, Giant–Size Avengers #1–4 (B&W) (1974–1975) February 20, 2008 978-0-7851-3058-1
Essential Avengers, Vol. 7 (Marvel Essentials) Avengers #141–163, Annual #6, and Super-Villain Team-Up #9 (B&W) (1975–1977) January 8, 2010 978-0-7851-4453-3
Essential Avengers, Vol. 8 (Marvel Essentials) Avengers #164–184, Annual #7-8, and Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2 (B&W) (1977–1979) April 25, 2012 978-0-7851-6322-0
Essential Avengers, Vol. 9 (Marvel Essentials) Avengers #185-206, Avengers Annual #9, Tales to Astonish #12 (B&W) (1979–1981) September 24, 2013 978-0-7851-8411-9

Avengers Vol. 2 (1996)[edit]

Title (Trade Paperback) Material collected Publication date ISBN
Avengers: Heroes Reborn Avengers (1996) #1–12 December 27, 2006 978-0-7851-2337-8

Avengers Vol. 3 (1998)[edit]

Title (Trade Paperback) Material collected Publication date ISBN
Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1 Avengers vol. 3 #1–11, Annual 1998; Iron Man vol. 3 #7; Captain America vol. 3 #8; Quicksilver #10 January 12, 2011 978-0-7851-4498-4
Avengers: The Morgan Conquest Avengers (1998) #1–4 January 2000 978-0-7851-0728-6
Avengers: Supreme Justice Avengers vol. 3 #5-8, Avengers/Squadron Supreme Annual '98, Iron Man vol. 3 #7, Captain America vol. 3 #8, and Quicksilver #10 June 1, 2001 978-0-7851-0773-6
Avengers Assemble, Vol. 2 Avengers vol. 3 #12–23 and #0, Annual 1999; Avengers: Rough Cut. March 2012 978-0-7851-6126-4
Avengers: Clear and Present Dangers Avengers vol. 3 #8–15 November 1, 2001 978-0-7851-0798-9
Avengers: Ultron Unlimited Avengers vol. 3 #0 and #19–22 April 1, 2001 978-0-7851-0774-3
Avengers Assemble, Vol. 3 Avengers vol. 3 #23–34, #1½, Thunderbolts #42–44 July 26, 2006 978-0-7851-2130-5
Avengers: Living Legends Avengers (1998) #23–30 July 21, 2004 978-0-7851-1561-8
Avengers/Thunderbolts Volume 1: The Nefaria Protocols Avengers vol. 3 #31–34, Thunderbolts #42–44 March 1, 2004 978-0-7851-1445-1
Avengers Assemble, Vol. 4 Avengers vol. 3 #35–40, Annual 2000–200, Thunderbolts Annual 2000, Avengers: The Ultron Imperative and Avengers Infinity #1–4 January 31, 2007 978-0-7851-2347-7
Avengers: Above and Beyond Avengers vol. 3 #36–40, 56, Avengers: Ultron Imperative, and Annual 2001 February 15, 2006 978-0-7851-1845-9
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty Avengers vol. 3 #41–55 (vol. 1 #456–470),[Note 1] and Annual 2001 November 30, 2002 978-0-7851-0958-7
Avengers Assemble, Vol. 5 Avengers vol. 3 #41–56, Annual 2001 November 7, 2007 978-0-7851-2348-4
Avengers, Vol. 1: World Trust Avengers vol. 3 #57–62 (vol. 1 #472–477), and Marvel Double–Shot #2 March 17, 2003 978-0-7851-1080-4
Avengers: The Complete Collection by Geoff Johns, vol. 1 Avengers vol. 3 #57-63, Vision #1-4, Thor vol. 2 #58, Iron Man vol. 3 #64 2013 978-0-7851-8433-1
Avengers, Vol. 2: Red Zone Avengers vol. 3 #64–70 (vol. 1 #478–485) December 30, 2003 978-0-7851-1099-6
Avengers, Vol. 3: The Search for She-Hulk Avengers vol. 3 #71–76 (vol. 1 #486–491) May 2004 978-0-7851-1202-0
Avengers: The Complete Collection by Geoff Johns, vol. 2 Avengers vol. 3 #64-76 2013 978-0-7851-8439-3
Avengers, Vol. 4: Lionheart of Avalon Avengers vol. 3 #77–81 (vol. 1 #492–496) August 1, 2004 978-0-7851-1338-6
Avengers, Vol. 5: Once An Invader Avengers vol. 3 #82–84 (vol. 1 #497–499), Invaders #0 November 1, 2004 978-0-7851-1481-9
Avengers: Disassembled Avengers #500–503,[Note 2] and Avengers Finale November 22, 2006 978-0-7851-1482-6
Title (Hardcover) Material collected Publication date ISBN
Avengers Assemble, Vol. 1 Avengers vol. 3 #1–11, Annual 1998; Iron Man vol. 3 #7; Captain America vol. 3 #8; Quicksilver #10 August 4, 2004 978-0-7851-1573-1
Avengers Assemble, Vol. 2 Avengers vol. 3 #12–22, #0 and Annual 1999 April 6, 2005 978-0-7851-1773-5
Avengers Assemble, Vol. 3 Avengers vol. 3 #23–34, #1½, Thunderbolts #42–44 July 26, 2006 978-0-7851-2130-5
Avengers Assemble, Vol. 4 Avengers vol. 3 #35–40, Annual 2000–2001, Thunderbolts Annual 2000, Avengers: The Ultron Imperative and Avengers Infinity #1–4 January 31, 2007 978-0-7851-2347-7
Avengers Assemble, Vol. 5 Avengers vol. 3 #41–56, Annual 2001 November 7, 2007 978-0-7851-2348-4
Avengers, Vol. 1: World Trust Avengers vol. 3 #57–61 February 10, 2010 978-0-7851-4473-1
Avengers, Vol. 2: Standoff Avengers vol. 3 #62–64, Thor vol. 2 #58, and Iron Man vol. 3 #64. February 10, 2010 978-0-7851-4467-0
Avengers, Vol. 3: Red Zone Avengers vol. 3 #65–70 May 26, 2010 978-0-7851-4466-3
Avengers, Vol. 4: The Search for She-Hulk Avengers vol. 3 #71–76 August 4, 2010 978-0-7851-4472-4
Avengers: Disassembled Avengers #500–503 (returns to original numbering); Avengers Finale December 20, 2006 978-0-7851-2294-4

Avengers Vol. 4 (2010)[edit]

Title (Hardcover) Material collected Publication date ISBN
Avengers Vol. 1 Avengers vol. 4 #1–6 February 9, 2011 978-0-7851-4500-4
Avengers Vol. 2 Avengers vol. 4 #7–12, #12.1 July 27, 2011 978-0-7851-4504-2
Avengers: Fear Itself Avengers vol. 4 #13–17
New Avengers vol. 2 #14–16
January 25, 2012 978-0-7851-6348-0
Avengers Vol. 3 Avengers vol. 4 #18–24, #24.1 July 25, 2012 978-0-7851-5116-6
Avengers Vol. 4 Avengers (2010) #25-30 January 1, 2013 978-0785160793
Avengers Vol. 5 Avengers vol. 4 #31-34, Annual #1
New Avengers vol. 2 Annual #1
March 5, 2013 978-0785160816
Title (Trade Paperback) Material collected Publication date ISBN
Avengers, Vol. 1 Avengers (2010) #1–6 August 10, 2011 978-0-7851-4501-1

Avengers Vol. 5 (2013)[edit]

Title (Hardcover) Material collected Publication date ISBN
Avengers Vol. 1: Avengers World Avengers vol. 5 #1–6 April 30, 2013 978-0-7851-6823-2
Avengers Vol. 2: The Last White Event Avengers vol. 5 #7-11 July 23, 2013 978-0-7851-6824-9
Avengers Vol. 3: Prelude to Infinity Avengers vol. 5 #12-17 October 29, 2013 978-0-7851-6825-6
Avengers Vol. 4: Infinity Avengers vol. 5 #18-23 January 28, 2014 978-0-7851-8414-0
Avengers Vol. 5: Adapt or Die Avengers vol. 5 #24-28 July 15, 2014 978-0785154778
Avengers Vol. 6: Infinite Avengers Avengers vol. 5 #29-34 November 18, 2014 978-0785154785
Avengers: Time Runs Out, vol. 1 Avengers vol. 5 #35-37; New Avengers vol. 3 #24-25 January 14, 2015 978-0-7851-9341-8
Avengers: Time Runs Out, vol. 2 Avengers vol. 5 #38-39; New Avengers vol. 3 #26-28 March 10, 2015 9780785193722
Avengers: Time Runs Out, vol. 3 Avengers vol. 5 #40-42; New Avengers vol. 3 #29-30 May 26, 2015 9780785192220
Avengers: Time Runs Out, vol. 4 Avengers vol. 5 #43-44; New Avengers vol. 3 #31-33 June 30, 2015 9780785192244

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From issue #41, all issues share legacy numbering for both volumes 1 and 3 on covers
  2. ^ Series returns to original numbering