With hundreds of issues already in print and more arriving every week, it’s practically impossible to keep up with the Avengers’ comic book adventures - and it’s especially daunting once one figures out that there’s literally a prehistoric Avengers reading order. With folks like Thor and Hercules around, ancient Avengers members are nothing new, but the revelation that squads of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have been coming together since the year 1,000,000 BCE is a fairly recent one, and one that has shaken the Marvel Universe to its historical foundations.
The so-called Stone Age Avengers may be old, but don’t think of them as elderly superheroes. Instead, think of them as timeless. They’re not from some What If…? story or alternate comic book universe; they’re the very real, very relevant past of mainstream Marvel Comics canon - and they also happen to be preposterously cool.
Firehair, The First Human To Host The Phoenix Force, Founded The Stone Age Avengers In The Year 1,000,000 BCE
The Team’s First Recruit Was A Mjolnir-Wielding Odin
Agamotto, The First Sorcerer Supreme, Joined The Avengers Before Ascending To Godliness
The Discoverer Of Vibranium And First Black Panther Was Recruited Long Before Wakanda Existed
A Ghost Rider Mounted On A Fiery Mammoth Was The Squad’s Most Visually Intimidating Member
The Creator Of The Iron Fist Punched Her Power Out Of A Dragon Before Joining The Avengers