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Ultimate Guide to Marvel Avengers — Part I

Published : 12/09/2019

In celebration of Marvel’s 80th anniversary this year, 2019, we took the pleasure of providing you with the Ultimate Guide to Marvel Avengers. Here is part 1 of the 3-part series.

Part 1 – The Heroes

The Avengers is a fictional team of superheroes created by Stan Lee and published by Marvel Comics. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, as they are sometimes called, initially consisted of Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, the Wasp, and Ant-Man. Captain America joined the squad in issue #4 after other group members found him trapped in ice and revived him. Different characters appear throughout the years, but one theme remains the same – the Avengers fight evil together as a mighty team of humans, inhumans, mutants, androids, aliens, and even reformed villains.

Since then, the Avengers have captured the hearts of many fan boys throughout the world, and they have appeared in a variety of non-comic-book media including numerous TV series and films. In 2012, “The Avengers” movie have set multiple record breakers including the one for biggest film debut in North America, grossing $207.4 million during opening weekend. Avengers: Age of Ultron followed in 2015. Avengers: Infinity War was released in 2018 and, just this year, Avengers: Endgame brought a close to the Infinity Saga. Avengers: Endgame is now recognised as the highest grossing movie, stealing the title from 2009’s Avatar.

Who are the most popular Marvel Avengers characters?

Marvel Avengers comic books and movies include a vibrant range of characters that fans love, from Iron Man and Captain America to Ultron and Thanos. Each character has his or her own personality, powers, and compelling story. Some of the characters and storylines change depending on whether you’re watching Marvel films or reading the comic books, but they’re all entertaining, compelling, and always ready for action.

Who is Iron Man?

Tony Stark is a wealthy businessman and scientist who suffers from a severe chest injury brought about when villains kidnap him and try to force him to build a huge weapon. Instead, he creates the iconic Iron Man suit that saves his life and allows him to escape. He later adds unique weapons and other technology to the suit and uses it to help protect the world from evil as the “Invincible Iron Man.”

When did Iron Man get into the movies?

Iron Man got into the movies beginning with the self-titled Iron Man in 2008. Iron Man 2 followed in 2010, and then Iron Man 3 in 2013. You can create your own Iron Man adventures with a range of Iron Man toys and branded items from our Iron Man online shop.

Who and why does Iron Man fight?

Throughout the comic books and movies, Iron Man has had his share of run-ins. In the first movie, he fights for his freedom when he creates the powered suit of armour that saves his life. In other films, shows, and comics, he goes up against an extensive roster of enemies including Black Widow, Chameleon, Doctor Doom, Inferno, Mandarin, Justin Hammer, Obadiah Stane, Ghost, Loki, and many others.

Who is Captain America?

Young Steve Rogers vowed to serve his country in any way possible, so he allows himself to be experimented on by the US government with a super-soldier serum to become a one-man army. As a symbol of liberty and freedom, Captain America has been fighting evil for over 60 years. You can re-enact your favourite scenes from the movies and comics with our various Captain America items – click here and see them all.

What are Captain America’s powers?

Captain America represents the peak of physical human perfection. He does not have superhuman powers, but the super-soldier formula enhances his bodily functions to maximum efficiency. He has phenomenal intelligence, endurance, strength, speed, reaction time, and agility.

When did Captain America join The Avengers?

Near the end of World War II, Captain America and Bucky were attempting to stop an explosives-laden drone. Unfortunately, it exploded in mid-air while Captain America was aboard. He was thrown into the North Atlantic, where he froze in the ice. It wasn’t until years later that SHIELD found him enclosed in a chunk of ice. They rescued him and thawed him out, which allowed Cap to live his life as a hero of the present age. He later joins the Avengers to become the leader of the team.

Who is Thor?

Thor is based on the Norse god of thunder who possesses the enchanted hammer Mjolnir. His hammer enables him to fly and control the weather among other superpowers he has. He is a founding member of the Avengers and has appeared in each volume of the series, as well as movies and merchandise such as toys, games, and apparel. Like Iron Man and Captain America, Thor has his own film series as well.

Where does Thor get his power?

Mjolnir enhances Thor’s abilities to the point that he is virtually invincible, making him powerfully strong and agile. However, being naturally superhuman, he possesses some powers even without Mjolnir. Without his hammer, Thor is still the god of thunder with natural energy manipulation abilities and stronger than the average human. Join him in his fight against evil with your very own Thor Action Figure, Thor Mask and Helmet, or Electronic Mjolnir. Check out our Thor themed items.

Where did Thor come from?

Thor hails from Asgard, a small planetary body that the Norse gods and their ruler, Odin, call home. Roughly the size of the United States, Asgard exists in another dimensional plane. Asgard is a flat mass with its own gravitational pull; its matter is denser and stronger than that on Earth.

Following the events of Ragnarok, Asgard seems to have been destroyed along with most of its Nine Worlds. However, Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) was found in Oklahoma, leading to Thor’s return. As he sought to find fellow Asgardians, he also purchased a large property and proceeded to erect Asgard on Earth, and it became a separate nation just like a foreign embassy. However, Asgard eventually became viewed as a threat to humanity, and the Asgardians were unable to triumph in the attack that followed. Asgard ultimately crumbled and the remaining Asgardians were faced with the task of rebuilding their home.

Who is the Hulk?

Like many other comic book characters, the Hulk has an alter-ego. Dr Bruce Banner was the victim of a gamma bomb explosion during an attempt to save a teenager’s life. As a result, he now possesses a superhuman level of physical ability. The angrier he gets, the stronger he becomes; in fact, his physical strength is theoretically limitless because it increases proportionally with his emotional stress level – particularly anger. The Hulk has been around a long time and has countless fans around the world.

What are the Hulk’s powers?

Even without the Hulk, Bruce Banner himself possesses a higher level of intelligence that can be measured with any known test. However, when he becomes the Hulk, his consciousness becomes buried within the Hulk’s brain, and can only minimally influence the Hulk’s behaviour.

As the Hulk, he can leap great distances, covering miles with a single jump. He nearly leaped into orbit once. He can run at superhuman speeds, and the shockwaves he creates by slamming his hands together can send objects flying, extinguish fires, and cause deafness.

He has a high resistance to physical injury and is also resistant to extreme temperatures, poisons, nuclear explosions, and disease. His organs and limbs regenerate in almost an instant, and he has super endurance as well.

Show your love for this complex character by grabbing Hulk Out Mask, Nerf Assembler Gear Avengers Infinity War Hulk, LEGO Super Heroes The Hulk Buster Smash Up, or choose from our roster of Incredible Hulk items.

Who does Hulk love?

Deep inside his angry green exterior, the Hulk has a soft spot for Betty Ross, daughter of General Thunderbolt Ross. She met Bruce Banner in college, and the couple fell in love. Later, as Betty was assisting Bruce with the Gamma Pulse experiment, an accident led to the creation of the Hulk. Betty is the only character in the comics (aside from Rick Jones) that the Hulk does not want to hurt. Betty has the ability to calm the Hulk and help him change back into Bruce Banner.

Who is Spider-Man?

Peter Parker, a high school student, is bitten by a radioactive spider – giving him the proportional strength, speed, and abilities of a spider. Peter adopts the name “Spider-Man” and begins spending his time fighting crime. He uses his spider abilities exclusively to help people because of what his Uncle Ben taught him…

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

What are Spider-Man’s powers?

Spider-Man can cling to most surfaces and possesses superhuman strength. He is far more agile than the normal human. He can travel speedily from place to place with his acrobatic leaps and by web-slinging from building to building. His tingly spider-sense gives him early warnings of impending dangers, allowing him to evade them the soonest he can.

Aside from his superpowers, Spider-Man uses his exceptional wit and his knowledge of science to defeat his enemies. Pretend-play as Spider-Man with our selection of amazing Spider-Man toys and accessories.

When did Spider-Man first appear?

Spider-Man’s first appearance was in Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. In 2016, a collector in New York purchased a near-mint copy for over $454,000. Since his 1962 debut, Spider-Man has undergone quite a bit of legal wrangling and a few studio reboots. First portrayed onscreen by Tobey Maguire, Spider-Man was then recast with Andrew Garfield followed by Tom Holland.

Spider-Man is indeed a Marvel character, but Sony owns the movie rights. Sony and Marvel, which is now owned by Disney, had to strike a deal for Spidey to appear in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. 

Is Wolverine an Avenger?

Although film buffs know that Wolverine is more commonly associated with the X-Men, he has in the comics teamed up with the Avengers. If you’re wondering why Wolverine doesn’t appear in the Avengers movies (so far), the answer lies in who owns the rights to the character. The X-Men, which Wolverine is obviously part of, is owned by Fox Studios. The good news, however, is that Disney has recently bought Fox – so we can hope to see him in the MCU one day. [Picture of Wolverine with the Avengers]

Who is the Black Widow?

Natalia “Natasha” Romanova (or Romanoff) was orphaned in a fire when she was just a child. A Soviet soldier, Ivan Petrovitch Bezukhov, rescued Natasha from the inferno. He watched her closely as she grew, but soon she had attracted the attention of Soviet intelligence, which recruited and trained her to be a Soviet spy.

She was later drafted into the Black Widow program as an elite sleeper agent. Natasha studied to be a ballerina to cover her real job and married the champion test pilot Alexi Shostakov. His death was faked in a rocket test and Natasha’s resolve deepened; she continued her education and eventually earned the title of the Black Widow.

Black Widow had a villainous past. She eventually turned over a new leaf and joined the Avengers with Hawkeye.

What are the Black Widow’s superpowers?

Black Widow possesses numerous skills; she is a gymnast, acrobat, and aerialist capable of complex and impressive feats. An expert martial artist, she has been enhanced by biotechnology that has given her resistance to disease and ageing and an ability to heal at a superhuman rate. She is more agile than any Olympic gold medallist, able to use balance, dexterity, and flexibility with ease. She is also highly intelligent and can mask her real emotions and manipulate her enemies when needed. This accomplished tactician, strategist, and field commander is an intimidating heroine indeed.

What equipment does Black Widow use?

Black Widow utilises a range of equipment created by Soviet technicians and scientists. She wears unique bracelets that deliver electro-static energy blasts. Black Widow also uses tear gas pellets, grappling hooks, and the Widow’s Kiss – an instant knock-out aerosol gas. Her metallic belt contains explosives and other equipment. Her outfit has micro-suction cups that allow her to cling to ceilings and walls.

Is Black Panther a member of the Avengers?

Yes, Black Panther (a.k.a. T’Challa) is a member of the Avengers. As the chieftain of the Wakandan Panther Clan and king of Wakanda, he is entitled to consume a heart-shaped herb that enhances his physical attributes and senses to superhuman levels. He is also a brilliant scientist and strategist and has mastered all forms of unarmed combat, incorporating animal mimicry and acrobatics into his fighting style.

Check our Black Panther shop and see what’s in store.

Is Ant-Man an Avenger?

Yes, Ant-Man is an Avenger. He was originally supposed to be in The Avengers movie of 2012, but was cut off from the script by the director because there were too many characters already. Ant-Man eventually got his own self-titled movie in 2015 and a sequel in 2018 with Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Three characters have held the title of Ant-Man. The first is Hank Pym, who invented (or discovered) the Pym Particle that can decrease the size and mass of organic and inorganic matter. The second Ant-Man is Scott Lang, and the third is Eric O'Grady. Grab an Ant-Man toy from our online shop.

What does Groot do?

Groot first appeared in 1960. The sentient tree-like creature was initially an invader on a mission to capture humans for experimentation. Years later, in 2006, Groot was recreated as noble and heroic. He appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy, and then in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame to the delight of audiences. Groot is indeed a lovable and favourite character.

What does Groot say?

Groot is known for saying his only line over and over, “I am Groot.” However, there’s much more to his communication. Anyone who’s paying attention can see that he is saying something different each time, much like Chewbacca’s growls and roars in Star Wars all have different meanings. “Groot” is, in fact, its language, and this favourite character speaks from the heart in funny and touching ways in both the comics and films.

Who does the voice of Groot?

Vin Diesel perfectly portrayed Groot’s voice in the Guardians of the Galaxy films as well as in Infinity War and Endgame. Incidentally, Diesel performed this voice work in multiple languages for different versions of the movies.

Go to Part II of the Ultimate Guide to Marvel Avengers.

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