Grown from the combined hatred of Eddie Brock and Spider-Man’s old alien costume, the vicious ... and viscous ... super-brute known as Venom possesses all of Spider-Man’s powers and even greater strength. Undetectable to the web-head’s “Spider-Sense,” Venom has proven to be Spider-Man’s fiercest opponent!
An untested formula made from reptilian DNA re-grew Dr. Curt Connors’ lost arm, but the mixture proved too powerful, and transformed Connors into the savage Lizard! Lizard possesses a primitive intellect and a thick alligator-like hide, along with a 6.5 foot tail capable of whipping at speeds in excess of 70 mph.
While working on an overhead power line, disgruntled Max Dillon was struck by lightning from a rolling thunderstorm. The resulting electrical shock imbued Dillon with the power to store and discharge vast amounts of electricity.
Natasha Romanoff is the super-spy known as the Black Widow! Trained extensively in the art of espionage and outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, Black Widow's combat skills are virtually unmatched. One of S.H.I.E.L.D's most valuable agents, she has carried out numerous black-ops missions and has recently been assigned by Director Nick Fury to keep an eye on the Avengers.
Nordic legend tells the tale of the son of Odin, the heir to the throne of Asgard - he is THOR, renowned as the mightiest hero of mythology! Thor's strength, endurance, and quest for battle are far greater than his Asgardian brethren. The mighty Thor wields an enchanted Uru hammer, Mjolnir, and is master of thunder and lightning.
An archer with perfect accuracy and a quiver of trick arrows, Clint Barton's wit is usually faster than his lightning-quick reflexes! Though this expert archer doesn't always follow the rules, he long ago proved himself an invaluable member of The Avengers as Hawkeye!
The top of his class at S.H.I.E.L.D., Sam Wilson's savvy with experimental technology quickly impressed even Tony Stark. Working as Stark's protégé, the eager agent designed a sleek suit of flying armor, complete hard-light holographic wings, and an extensive arsenal that includes explosive "flechettes" and retractable talons. When the call came for Sam to graduate to the Avengers, he didn't hesitate — he quickly took to the skies in a streak of red as Falcon!
Nick Fury became an elite member of the U.S. intelligence team because of intellect and integrity. He has been trained as a paratrooper, Ranger, demolitions expert and vehicle specialist. Nick Fury keeps his youth by the mysterious Infinity Formula. When the world is in trouble, NICK FURY: AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. is the man who will defend it.