"Avengers Assemble!" is the call when this team of superheroes is needed. The league of exceptional superheroes made its first appearance in 1963. After the success of DC's Justice League of America, Marvel dared a similar superhero crossover. The result: Avengers! Back then, they consisted of Hulk, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp and, from the fourth issue on, also Captain America, whom they had to find and defrost at first. The Avengers took action whenever something which was impossible to handle for one hero alone loomed on the horizon, for example a god from Asgard keen on revenge upon his brother and willing to eradicate all humans.

While the Avengers were active, there was a constant coming and going of members. Amongst them were humans, mutants, robots, aliens, supernatural beings and even former villains. The stories of the Avengers were coined by the characters' team spirit, but mostly, of course their opposite traits, which often led to entertaining quarrels. It was exactly this atmosphere that, according to director Joss Whedon, came up on the set of the Avengers movies. For instance, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) hid food everywhere because he was hungry all the time but refused to tell the others were he had put his rations. His blueberries even made it into the final cut. Hats off! The Avengers are just as likeable as they are spectacular, be it in the comics or on screen. This is why we have a lot of Avengers merchandise in our EMP Online Shop. There you find Avengers shirts with the logo, all characters together or your respective favourite Avenger alone. For a sound sleep with action-packed dreams, we also have Avengers bedclothes and pillows, not to forget posters, figures and the movies on DVD or Blue-ray. Gather your personal league and start the adventure!

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