Like the Ultron and Kang questions I had, I wanted to ask some more. Questions or opinions on some stories and what not. I am still watching this Avengers cartoon and enjoying it and not knowing the stories. I have never delved into the Avengers except appearances by villains or other heroes or parts of crossover stories. From the Ultron thread I can see that there are a lot of knowledgeable and passionate Avengers readers.
Recently there was an episode with a story about Micheal Korvac. I checked and there is am early Avengers story "Korvac Saga" in 159, 167, 168, 170 - 177, though his first appearance was in G.S. Defenders, which I had and read. There's not much about the character in GSD to tell much about the character. But in the show he was imbued with cosmic type powers through non consensual experimentation from Skrulls. His power is strong enough that he is able to fight the Avengers (who find him when he crash lands to earth) and the Guardians of the Galaxy (who are trying to apprehend him) at the same time. It is only till his lady friend Corinna talks him down that he leaves earth. How does this compare to the story in the books? I like the cosmic stuff and the Micheal/Corinna relationship is good.
There was an odd thing that was probably done due to the time (2010) that the cartoon was made. While the original Korvac story is early in the Avengers comics, the GotG team in the cartoon was the present one, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, and Quasar.
For someone interested in reading into Avengers, how do the Essentials read to those that have read both the color and the B&W? Also does anyone know if there had been a chronological reprinting in color of early Avengers issues? Even something through the first 100 issues would probably land me in a position of affordable single issues.