Marvel Avengers Storybook Collection by various writers and artists features nineteen quick stories for younger children. Each story is written by a different author and several different illustrators share art duty. This book features Agents of Shield members such as Nick Fury and Phil Coulson alongside the Avengers such as Falcon, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Hawkeye (Clint Barton). They deal with a wide variety of villains such as Loki, Kang, Ultron, and others.
The stories are designed to be rather short and are at times a little silly. The plots are very simplistic, but there is a good variety in the tales. They do sometimes feature similar plot ideas such as shapeshifters pretending to be Avengers in consecutive tales. The art is fairly good for a book aimed at younger kids and is colorful.
Overall, this is a nice safe read for younger readers who just want something fun to read or something for parents to read to their children before bed. Those with a sense of humor as well as more observant children may notice that in some of the artwork Hulk is depicted as having no nipples which could create interesting conversations between parent and child. No other artwork oddities were noticed.
Marvel Avengers Storybook Collection is a good book and hits the mark.
Marvel Avengers Storybook Collection
Hardback (also available in audio and eBook formats as well in an updated 2018 edition)
My reading copy came from the Prairie Creek of the Dallas Public Library System.
Scott Tipple ©2021