Marvel's premiere super-team The Avengers have had more than a hundred members since they first assembled in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's Avengers #1 in 1963. The initial roster of Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man and Wasp has expanded over the decades to include multiple mutants, monsters, gods, aliens, super soldiers, and robots --- and the occasional extra Ant-Man, or Iron Man, or Hulk.

With Avengers: Age of Ultron just around the corner, interest in these heroes has never been greater, so we've decided to pit all the official comic book Avengers against each other in a battle for your affections. Who is the greatest, best, favorite Avenger of all time? Only you can decide.

For the first round, we've created voting groups that mix up different eras of Avengers membership. Group A consists of Iron Man, Crystal, Manifold, Sue Storm, Vision, Sentry, Spectrum, and perhaps the most obscure and tragic Avenger of all time, Flux. The two or three most popular Avengers will go through from each group, so you're encouraged to vote tactically, because, yeah, Iron Man is probably going to win this group.

  • Crystalia Amaquelin/Crystal

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    Joined the team in Avengers #343 (January 1992)

    Inhuman elemental.

    Has a weird bandit mask pattern in her hair.

     

    Paul Renaud
  • Dennis Sykes/Flux

    Created by Rick Remender, Stuart Moore, John Ostrander, Andrea Mutti and Rob Williams

    Joined the team in One Month To Live #5 (September 2010)

    Matter manipulator with terminal cancer.

    Died shortly after joining the team.

    Michael Del Mundo
  • Eden Fesi/Manifold

    Created by Jonathan Hickman and Stefano Caselli

    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 5 #1 (December 2012)

    Reality-warping teleporter

    Wannabe rock star

    In-Hyuk Lee
  • Monica Rambeau/Spectrum, etc

    Created by Roger Stern and John Romita, Jr.

    Joined the team in Avengers #231 (May 1983)

    Can convert body into any form of energy

    First black woman to lead the Avengers

    Stuart Immonen
  • Robert Reynolds/Sentry

    Created by Paul Jenkins, Jae Lee, Rick Veitch

    Joined the team in New Avengers #10 (October 2005)

    Has all the powers.

    Everyone forgot he exists. Like, twice now.

    Mike Deodato
  • Susan Storm/Invisible Woman

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    Joined the team in Avengers #300 (February 1989)

    Force fields and invisibility

    The cool member of the Fantastic Four

    Played by Jessica Alba, Kate Mara (and Rebecca Staab)

    Stephen Langmead
  • Tony Stark/Iron Man

    Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby

    Co-founded the team in Avengers #1 (September 1963)

    Has an expensive suit

    Is a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist

    Played by Robert Downey Jr.

    Adi Granov
  • Vision

    Created by Roy Thomas, Stan Lee, John Buscema

    Joined the team in Avengers #58 (November 1968)

    Android that can walk through walls and shoot laser beams

    Even an android can cry

    Played by Paul Bettany