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 F contains the character who could well be the easy favorite for the title of Greatest Avenger, so it'll be interesting to see how the other characters stack up against this paragon among heroes. We refer, of course, to Stingray. But Captain America is also in this group. Vote tactically, vote often. The top two or three Avengers will go through to the next round.

  • Anna Marie/Rogue

    Anna Marie/Rogue

    Created by Chris Claremont and Michael Golden

    Joined the team in Uncanny Avengers #4 (January 2013)

    Power and memory absorption

    Glove-of-the-month club president

    Played by Anna Paquin

    Chris Bachalo
  • Cassandra Lang/Stature

    Created by David Michelinie and John Byrne

    Joined the team in Mighty Avengers #22 (April 2009)

    Shrinks. Grows. Tumblrs?

    Graduated from the Young Avengers to the Old Avengers

    To be played by Abby Ryder Fortson

    Jim Cheung
  • Delroy Garrett/Triathlon

    Created by Kurt Busiek and George Perez

    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 3 #27 (April 2000)

    The proportionate strength and speed of two additional people

    3-D Man II. 6-D Man?

    Marco Checchetto
  • James Rhodes/War Machine, etc

    Created by David Michelinie, John Byrne, and Bob Layton

    Joined the team in West Coast Avengers #1 (September 1984)

    Less subtle Iron Man

    Despite the name, gray armor does not have a warmer sheen

    Played by Terrence Howard and Don Cheadle

    Francesco Mattina
  • Kevin Connor/Star Brand

    Created by Jim Shooter, Jonathan Hickman, and Dustin Weaver

    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 5 #17 (October 2013)

    Infinite power limited only by the imaginaton, yawn

    Too young for that tattoo

    Nick Bradshaw
  • Ororo Munroe/Storm

    Created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum

    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 4 #19 (November 2011)

    Weather manipulator


    Played by Halle Berry; to be played by Alexandra Shipp

  • Patsy Walker/Hellcat

    Created by Ruth Atkinson

    Joined the team in Avengers #151 (September 1976)

    Mystically-attuned martial artist

    Like so many supernatural characters, she used to be in a teen humor comic

    To be played by Rachael Taylor

    Stuart Immonen
  • Steve Rogers/Captain America

    Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

    Joined the team in Avengers #4 (March 1964)

    Sentinel of Liberty

    On your left

    Played by Chris Evans, Matt Salinger, and Reb Brown

    Olivier Coipel
  • Walter Newell/Stingray

    Created by Roy Thomas and Bill Everett

    Joined the team in Avengers #319 (July 1990)

    Has a swimsuit

    Family-friendly Namor

    Brad Walker