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After the events of Fear Itself, the Shattered Heroes storyline led to several changes in the main Avengers team lineup when Quake and Storm are recruited and Vision re-joins the team upon being rebuilt by Iron Man. Also, Wolverine and Spider-Man leave the team and instead get more involved in their membership with the New Avengers.
Dark Avengers is an American comic book series published by Marvel Comics. It is part of a series of titles that have featured various iterations of the superhero team the Avengers. Unusually, the series stars a version of the team that, unknown to the public in its fictional universe, contains several members who are supervillains disguised as established superheroes
A new Avengers team briefly formed following the events of House of M, coming together as the result of a massive jailbreak at The Raft prison facility. This New Avengers lineup was composed of Iron Man, Captain America, Luke Cage, Wolverine, Ronin, Spider-Man,Spider-Woman, and Sentry.
In the company-wide “Marvel Civil War” story arc, Marvel superheroes were split over compliance with the U.S. government’s newSuperhuman Registration Act requiring all superpowered persons to register their true identifies with the federal government and become agents of same. The New Avengers disbanded, with a rebel underground opposed to the act forms in a series retaining The New Avengers in its trademarked cover logo and New Avengers in its copyright indicia. Luke Cage led this underground Avengers team in that series. The team consists of himself, Echo, Ronin, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Wolverine, Iron Fist, and Doctor Strange. During the long-term infiltration of Earth by the shape-shifting alien race the Skrulls, we learn that Drew had been abducted and replaced by the Skrull queen Veranke. After the Skrulls’ defeat, Drew, among other abducted and replaced heroes, was rescued. During the company-wide story arc “Dark Reign” Echo and Iron Fist leave the team and the Avengers gain Ms. Marvel, Captain America (Bucky Barnes), and Mockingbird.
At the start of the “Heroic Age” storyline, the New Avengers become an officially recognized team given independence from Stark’s more traditional Avengers by Captain Steve Rogers, primarily due to Cage’s distrust of a government backed superhero group. Captain America leaves the team to solely serve the main Avengers, Iron Fist rejoins the team, and Power Woman and Thing are also added to the roster.Steve Rogers has an occasional presence and Victoria Hand is added with his backing, causing controversy among the other members due to her previous ties to Norman Osborn.
Writer Kurt Busiek and penciler George Pérez launched a new volume of the series with The Avengers vol. 3, #1 (Feb. 1998). Busiek also concurrently wrote the limited series Avengers Forever, a time-travel story that explored the history of the Avengers and resolved many outstanding questions. New members during this run included the revived Wonder Man, Justice, Firestar, Silverclaw, and Triathlon. Busiek’s run included many of the Avengers’ traditional villains such as the Grim Reaper, Ultron, Count Nefaria, and Kang the Conqueror.
“Avengers Disassembled”, referred to in some participating series as “Disassembled”, is a crossover event between severalMarvel Comics series. The general idea is that the major heroes (the Avengers, Spider-Man, and the Fantastic Four) are assaulted, not just physically, but emotionally. Author Brian Michael Bendis said in an article in Newsarama that the one thing that separates this crossover from others is that “not everyone is coming back from this one.” The “Disassembled” tag is a reference to the Avengers’ rallying cry, “Avengers Assemble!”.
The series centers on the Avengers, and this stems into the individual crises affecting Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man. The “Disassembled” stories of Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four do not tie in and are stand-alone storylines that only share the “Disassembled” title. The “Disassembled“ trade paperbacks display the Avengers “A” symbol on the spines, completed when all of the “Avengers Disassembled” books are displayed in order: Avengers, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man.
The active members of the Avengers team during the events of “Chaos” (the Avengers portion of “Avengers Disassembled”) wereAnt-Man, Captain America, Captain Britain (Kelsey Leigh), Falcon, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, Vision, Wasp, and Yellowjacket.
The first major development was the breakdown of Henry Pym,[volume & issue needed] with his frequent changes of costume and name being symptomatic of an identity problem and an inferiority complex. After abusing his wife, failing to win back the confidence of the Avengers with a ruse and being duped by the villain Egghead, Pym is jailed. Writer Roger Stern later resolves this by having Pym outwit Egghead and defeat the latest incarnation of the Masters of Evil singlehandedly, thereby proving his innocence. Pym reconciles with the Wasp, but they decide to remain apart. Pym also retires from superheroics, but returns some years later.
Stern developed several major storylines, such as “Ultimate Vision” in which the Vision takes over the world’s computer systems in a misguided attempt to create world peace; the formation of the West Coast Avengers; and “Avengers Under Siege” which involves the second Baron Zemo and the Masters of Evil taking over the mansion and severely injuring Jarvis and Hercules, ”War on Olympus” in which Hercules’ father Zeus blames the Avengers for his son’s injuries and brings them to Olympus for trial and “Heavy Metal” in which the Super Adaptoid organizes several other robotic villains for an assault on the team. New members during the 1980s included an African American Captain Marvel named Monica Rambeau (who became the team’s new leader); She-Hulk; Tigra,Namor, Starfox and Hawkeye’s wife, Mockingbird, while Henry Pym emerges from retirement to join the West Coast Avengers. Stern also created the villain Nebula, who claimed, falsely, to be the granddaughter of Thanos. The team also relocated for a period to a floating island off the coast of New York called Hydrobase. The Avengers moved their base of operations to Hydrobase after the “Under Siege” storyline was completed in The Avengers #277 (March 1987) where Avengers Mansion was severely damaged. The move to Hydrobase was undertaken in The Avengers #278 (April 1987). Hydrobase was later sunk during the “Acts of Vengeance” crossover in issue #311 (Dec. 1989).
The Avengers is a team of superheroes, appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The team made its debut in The Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), and was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby, following the trend of super-hero teams after the success of DC Comics‘ Justice League of America.
Labeled “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”, the Avengers originally consisted of Iron Man (Tony Stark), Ant-Man (Dr. Henry Pym), Wasp (Janet Van Dyne), Thor, and the Hulk (Bruce Banner). The original Captain America was discovered by the team in issue #4, trapped in ice, and he joined the group when they revived him. The rotating roster has become a hallmark of the team, although one theme remains consistent: the Avengers fight “the foes no single superhero can withstand”. The team, famous for its battle cry of “Avengers Assemble!”, has featured humans, mutants, robots, gods, aliens, supernatural beings, and even former villains.