Marvel Avengers The Greatest Heroes

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This special World Book Day 2018 book is full of fascinating facts about everyone’s favourite team of Super Heroes – Marvel’s Avengers.

From amazing heroes to dastardly villains, Marvel Avengers: The Greatest Heroes explores children’s favourite Marvel Comics characters including Black Panther, Captain America, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Scarlet Witch and many more. What makes the Hulk angry? How does the Wasp shrink to a tiny size?

Discover the Avengers’ astonishing super powers and awesome costumes. Learn all about the Super Heroes’ origins and their important roles on the team. Meet loyal allies, from Spider-Man to the Guardians of the Galaxy, and find out about clashes with fierce Super Villain foes, including Loki and Thanos. Read about the Avengers’ world chapter by chapter with lively reference text, stunning full-colour images and fun genre spreads.

This World Book Day £1 book is the ideal who’s who guide to Marvel Comics’ Avengers – just when it’s the perfect time to make reading your super power!

Many incredible Super Heroes have joined the Avengers. Meet just a few of them!

Captain America: Steve Rogers was injected with Super-Soldier serum, transforming him into Captain America and giving him superhuman reflexes and endurance. He later became part of the Avengers, instantly bonding with Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man and the Wasp. As leader, Captain America recruited other members such as Hawkeye and the Scarlet Witch, and steered the team through many dangerous events.

Black Widow: The orphan, Natasha Romanoff, was brainwashed into becoming a top spy in Russia’s “Black Widow” programme, where she was injected with an experimental serum to keep her young and increase her ability to heal from injury. Hawkeye (Clint Barton) persuaded her to reject a life of crime and join the global security agency S.H.I.E.L.D. Black Widow’s wrist gauntlets include all kinds of spying equipment, including a device called “Widow’s Bite” that gives powerful electric shocks.

Black Panther: The amazing Black Panther has superhuman senses, speed and strength. Named T’Challa, he is king of the African nation of Wakanda. Black Panther’s costume is laced with Vibranium, which grants him the ability to land without injury. His gloves can generate energy daggers, and his claws can dissolve other metals. While travelling, he becomes friends with Super Heroes such as the Fantastic Four and the Avengers.

The Hulk: Scientist Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk when he is agitated or angry – and the angrier he is, the stronger he becomes! As the Hulk, Bruce has superhuman healing and strength. He can also breathe underwater, survive in the ocean’s depths and outer space, and leap hundreds of miles at a time. These skills are highly useful to the Avengers – though they must always keep an eye on Hulk’s temper.

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