Pretty soon the avengers are going to return to highlight the new Heroic Age in the Marvel Universe. This Geoff Johns book (now at DC) is a great start for people who are interested in good stories of the most recent Avengers. GJ run on the series was short, understandably- moving to DC full-time, but you can't go wrong with his work. He is the best storyteller for new readers and old, so his Avengers is heavy with history but understandable for everyone. The next HC are coming a couple of months apart so I recomend picking this up to see how you feel about it, then if your interested follow the release dates Amazon has for GJ's run.