Well well well, look who’s come crawlin’ back to ol’ Akela! Nyaha, I knew you couldn’t keep away for long! Anyway, welcome back to Comics Breakdown proper, where we pay tribute to/make fun of the classic comics of yesteryear! Today we’re looking at Avengers #1, which debuted in Sept. 1963.
Welcome, True Believers, to a larger-than-usual Comics Breakdown! Today we’re looking at The Avengers, Issue 3, featuring Namor, the Sub-Mariner! Whether or not you know him, having him in the Avengers was a big deal at the time. Dude started life NOT as a Marvel character… but that’s a story for another time. Let’s get right to it, shall we?
Today we’re havin’ a gander at Avengers #5, and it’s fitting that we’re halting our Avengers run (for now) with this one, as it’s kind of a… well, not ‘bad’ issue, certainly, but even the characters themselves seem to regard it as a bit odd. After today, we’re moving on to a new classic title. I haven’t decided which, yet, but it’ll be great, trust me.
It’s time for us to visit Marvel’s First Family… the Fantastic Four! In this first issue we see how much farther along Kirby’s art has progressed since the Avengers work we showcased in our first series… truly, one of the greats! There’s so much to cover here we’re splitting it up over two episodes! But first, the oft-mimicked cover: