The first of the expected summer blockbusters, The Avengers, has just opened in theaters everywhere. Marvel comics fans will come in knowing everything about Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Loki, Nick Fury and Maria Hill. Will you?
I have read that little character background is given in The Avengers movie. If you want to prepare in advance, or if your teens and tweens have already seen The Avengers and want to learn more about these characters, here are some great Marvel chronicles to help out:
1. The Avengers: The Ultimate Guide to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! – Produced specifically for the movie, this comic guide is best for tweens and young teens.
2. Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide – A Guide to all Marvel Avengers, not only those in the new movie. Also for tweens and young teens.
3. Marvel Chronicle: A Year by Year History – A massive chronicle celebrating Marvel’s history. For older teens and adults.
After reading any one of these Avengers or Marvel’s superhero books, you will be an expert on the characters in The Avengers.