October 15, 2012
In 1963, writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby created a team of superheroes called The Avengers. In the success of DC Comic’s team of superheroes called the Justice League of America, Marvel Comics had decided to create one for themselves, which was where the Avengers came into play.
Originally consisting of Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, and Hulk, the team has gone through many changes of team members, from having Spider-Woman to losing Iron Man. Issues have flown off the shelves since their creation. DC Comics and Marvel Comics have been at odds with their two different teams: the Avengers and the Justice League of America.
Recently, however, a movie has come out under the same name as the group – The Avengers. Previous movies about the different members were all prequels to this one movie (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger), and when it hit the box office, it flew. (Not literally, metaphorically.)
According to Wikipedia, The Avengers was "the third highest-grossing film, the highest-grossing 2012 film, the highest grossing film distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, the highest-grossing superhero film, and the highest-grossing film based on comics."
Though Marvel Comics has flourished in the cinema, DC Comics is not far behind with movies such as The Dark Knight Rises. Both, however, find their roots in the comic book industry.
Also, MCPL is one of the best ways to cheaply find feature films to watch in the comfort of your own home. In fact, The Avengers is available for checkout! You can place a hold on it and many other feature films online or by visiting your local library, or by logging in to our online catalog.