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 H includes a couple of captains, some ex-villains (including a Doom?), a Jack and a knight, and one of Magneto's kids (don't believe the retcons). The top two or three Avengers from each group will go through to the next round, so vote tactically. Or just vote for Carol. We're pretty sure you're going to vote for Carol.

  • Brian Braddock/Captain Britain

    Created by Chris Claremont and Herb Trimpe

    Joined the team in Secret Avengers vol. 1 #22 (January 2012)

    Punches things

    For the Queen

    Mico Suayan, Morry Hollowell
  • Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, etc

    Created by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan

    Joined the team in Avengers #183 (May 1979)

    Powers of Superman

    Awesome of Wonder Woman

    Scott Hepburn
  • Doombot

    Created by Doom!

    Joined the team in Avengers A.I. #1 (July 2013)

    Is Doom

    (Isn't Doom)

    Andre Lima Araujo
  • Eric Brooks/Blade

    Created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan

    Joined the team in Mighty Avengers vol 2 #1

    Vampire who hunts vampires

    Only weakness is irony

    Played by Wesley Snipes

    Greg Land
  • Flint Marko/Sandman

    Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

    Joined the team in Avengers #329 (February 1991)

    Is a sand man

    Bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom bom

    Played by Thomas Haden Church

    Joe Quinones
  • Jack Hart/Jack of Hearts

    Created by Bill Mantlo and Keith Giffen

    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 3 #38 (March 2001)

    Energy blasts and flight and stuff

    Created as an antagonist to the original White Tiger. Tough break.

    Fernando Blanco
  • Marc Spector/Moon Knight

    Created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin

    Joined the team in West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #21 (June 1987)

    Proportionate strength and speed of the moon

    Carries a Tide pen

    Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    Joined the team in Avengers #16 (May 1965)

    Fast

    Cranky

    Played by Evan Peters and Aaron Taylor Johnson simultaneously

    Alan Davis
  • Sharon Carter

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    Joined the team in Secret Avengers vol. 1 #1 (May 2010)

    Agent of SHIELD

    Also Agent Carter

    Played by Emily VanCamp

    Sharon Carter