Marvel is pleased to announce that Avengers Classic #1, the debut issue of the series that collects the Avengers’ earliest tales, has sold out at Diamond (though copies may be available at the retail level). Featuring all-new stories by Dwayne McDuffie and Stan Lee, not to mention a re-mastered Avengers #1, Avengers Classic #1 doesn’t just reprint stories—it brings them to you like never before! Going back to Marvel’s film archive, Avengers Classic features rescans from original stats and film, cleaned up to restore it as closely as possible to the original art, and remasters the coloring restoring it to match the original using modern coloring techniques. The end result is an updated, sharper issue of Avengers than you’ve ever seen before that captures the spirit and power of Jack Kirby’s groundbreaking art.

Just one issue in, the series has proven to be a hit with fans and critics alike! “It’s only one of the most important comic books in history,” said SilverBulletComicBooks.Com’s Kevin Powers of the tale inside Avengers Classic #1. “Kirby’s art looks fantastic and still resonates 44 years later.”

Said Editor Alejandro Arbona of the brand new stories, “Dwayne McDuffie and Michael Avon Oeming add layers of depth to the already brilliant characters created by Stan and Jack. Focusing on individual Avengers and their personal tribulations during some of the team’s earliest thrilling adventures, ‘Avengers Classic’ enriches their world and touches on the humanity of Earth’s mightiest heroes.” Fans will also thrill to added bonuses such as the original house ad from Avengers #2—never before reprinted!—and the original letter pages, which will begin appearing with issue #5!

Marvel has no plans to go back to press on Avengers Classic #1 at this time. Don’t miss Avengers Classic #2, as the Hulk smashes his way into a re-mastered Avengers #2 and into an all new story by Dwayne McDuffie & Michael Oeming! Bruce Banner is in jail and charged with murder. Could he be guilty? And don’t forget the stunning Avengers Classic poster by Art Adams, featuring the cover to issue #1, is still available in stores!

Cover by ART ADAMS
Rated A …$2.99
FOC—6/28/07, On-Sale—7/18/07

24X36 Color Poster...$6.99
On-Sale: NOW!