It is hard to believe that in September of this year it will be the 50th Anniversary of the formation of The Avengers.
The main villain of the first story is Loki who has been banished to the Island Of Silence and plots his escape by using the Hulk. Everyone thinks that the Hulk is the villain but the green one winds up saving a train from disaster.
Realising that the Hulk is an innocent party the Teen Brigade send out a message to the Fantastic Four but Loki manages to intercept it but it is received by Thor, Iron Man, The Wasp and Ant Man.
And so the foundation stones of The Avengers are laid.
Tired of being hunted the Hulk, eventually, becomes the fifth Avenger.
Captain America did not appear until issue number 4 and was made an honorary Avenger.
Over the years the make up of The Avengers had varied with even 'the bad guys' like Sandman joining forces.
The Avengers are the creation of Marvel Comics Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. In the strip it is The Wasp -the only female Avenger at that time - that named the team as The Avengers.
The movie 'Avengers Assemble' has, in my opinion, come along at the right time and ensures that The Avengers still have a lot of life left in them.