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This book is a pretty decent collection of stories from the Avengers that deals with new membership drives throughout their storied history. The obligatory inclusion of #1 is grating as that is one issue that is constantly being reprinted. #16 which includes the introduction of Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch is another frequent flyer. Other issues include the Beast's introduction to the ranks and also She-Hulk's inclusion. It's a decent collection and I enjoyed it. The artwork and writing is very solid throughout. However, because it includes few complete stories it is not very useful to new readers experiencing these stories for the first time and may prove frustrating. For the long-time reader it may be more suitable but the inclusion of two oft-repeated issues renders it less than essential. I would have given it 4 stars by virtue of the quality of the writing and art, but the lack of complete stories and the 'to be continued' blurb at the end of each story renders it a frustrating and somewhat lacking read. I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up as I did a reduced price as it is still a prime slice of Avengers history.
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