Marvel: The Avengers Vault

January 28, 2015

Unlock the visual history and key moments of Marvel’s greatest super hero team.

Marvel: The Avengers Vault bookCaptain America, Thor, Iron Man, and The Incredible Hulk — these four characters are the most prominent members of the Avengers, super heroes who have captured our imagination for half a century and spawned a vast range of cultural products. Thunder Bay’s Marvel: The Avengers Vault unlocks the visual history and key moments of this immensely popular super hero team.

The Avengers Vault bookAmong this book’s unique features are a thorough overview of each Avenger’s key historical moments, removable reproductions of original artwork, Captain America’s Sentinels of Liberty membership card, and other exciting memorabilia. The book also introduces a myriad of other characters, including Hawkeye, Black Widow, the Winter Soldier, Edwin Jarvis, and more.

Here are some fun facts about the Avengers:

  • Captain America was not one of the group’s founding members. He was their first recruit.
  • Black Widow is Natasha Romanoff, a spy who defected from Russia.
  • The original line-up for the Avengers in 1963 was Hulk, Iron Man, Ant Man, the Wasp, and Thor.
  • In a 1966 issue, the Avengers offered membership to Spider Man, but he declined, later becoming an ally and, decades later, a full member.
  • Captain America is one of the few who can lift Thor’s hammer.
  • The Hulk is able to see ghosts and spirits and can travel three miles with one leap.
  • Disenchanted with American politics, Captain America changed his name and costume to Nomad for a short time in the 1970s.
  • The name of Thor’s hammer is Mjolnir, and derives from Norse mythology.
  • Some less prominent Avengers such as Hawkeye and Black Widow began as villains.

Whether you can’t get enough of the Avengers, or just want to learn more about them, Marvel: The Avengers Vault offers a treasure trove sure to please anyone!

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