Books: The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker


The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker by Otto Binder was published as a mass market paperback novel by Bantam Books in June 1967. The cover illustration depicts Captain America, Goliath; Hawkeye; Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch (the latter pair do not actually appear).

Otto Binder, who had written “Captain Marvel” (Shazam) comics, took a swing at penning an Avengers novel with “The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker.” The paperback by Bantam Books came even as Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four were the real stars at Marvel, but the book itself seems to have garnered some good reviews despite its lack of popularity or ability to spawn sequels.(source)