There's only a week left before the Marvel blockbuster "The Avengers" hits theaters, and what better way to get hyped up than taking a crash-course in "Avengers" comics?

Readers who spent twelve cents on the first issue of the long-running series had no idea in 1963 that the first ever team-up of the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp would go on to spawn one of the most audacious summer movies in history.

Over the last fifty years, the team has been involved in everything, from time-travel to alien planets to death to romance to action (there was even a scrappy teenage sidekick named Rick Jones).

Here, we've hand-picked the very best "Avengers" comics to help you become an almighty "Avengers" trivia master (or, at the very least, help you can fake it during "Avengers" cocktail parties -- those are things, right?). So give it a look and get to reading!

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