Founded several months after the incorporation of the hero team Fantastic Four, the Avengers became the first superhuman team to be granted full official government sanctions by the National Security Council of the United States, the General Assembly of the United Nations, and later by the international intelligence/law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D.. The Avengers were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appearing in Avengers #1. (1963)Their success has resulted in various splinter-teams and spin-off teams, both nationwide and worldwide, and with different members.
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