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.

We’ve created voting groups that mix up different eras of Avengers membership. Group D features a couple of big brains, a Hulk (not that one) a Torch (not that one), a magic-wielding doctor (not that one), and the very first of the Avengers women. The two or three most popular Avengers will go through from each group, so you’re encouraged to vote tactically.

  • Amadeus Cho

    Created by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa

    First joined the team in Mighty Avengers #21 (March 2009)

    Smartest person in the room (usually)

    Loves dogs, also monsters

    Rafael Albuquerque
  • Doctor Anthony Druid

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    First joined the team in Avengers #278 (April 1987)

    The Sorceror Subordinate

    If you're gonna druid, druid right

    Tom Grummett
  • Henry McCoy/Beast

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    First joined the team in Avengers #151 (September 1976)


    Routinely reupholstered

    Played by Steve Bacic, Kelsey Grammar, Nicholas Hoult

    Doc Shaner
  • Izzy Kane/Smasher

    Created by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena

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

    Girl who wears glasses

    Legally not the granddaughter of Dan Dare

    Jung-Geun Yoon
  • Janet Van Dyne/Wasp

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

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

    Shrinks. Grows. Sews! (Sewing is cool.)

    White Anglo-Saxon Protestant?

    To be played by nobody ever, because life is cruel

  • Jim Hammond/Human Torch

    Created by Carl Burgos

    First joined the team in Avengers West Coast #50 (November 1989)

    Burning plastic

    One of the first ever superheroes to get mostly forgotten

    Mukesh Singh
  • Thunderbolt Ross/Red Hulk

    Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness

    First joined the team in Avengers vol. 4 #12 (June 2011)

    Hulk (red)

    Party trick: Sucking in his moustache

    Played by Sam Elliott and William Hurt

    Ed McGuiness, Dexter Vines
  • Vance Astrovik/Justice

    Created by Don Heck and Gerry Conway

    First joined the team in Avengers vol. 3 #4 (May 1998)


    Avenger, mutant, New Warrior, Guardian of the Galaxy, and he still can't find a team

    Jorge Molina