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 I features the third and final of our Captains America, Sam Wilson, and the last of the true 'first generation' Avengers, Scarlet Witch, but with two or three Avengers going through from each round, you may want to vote tactically for one of the other contenders, like Venom, Blue Marvel, or Other Ant-Man.

  • Adam Brashear/Blue Marvel

    Created by Kevin Grevioux

    Joined the team in Mighty Avengers vol 2 #2

    Another forgotten Marvel Superman

    The Sentry we actually want to see more of

    Greg Land
  • Bonita Juarez/Firebird

    Created by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema

    Joined the team in West Coast Avengers Annual #2 (1987)


    One of Marvel's first major Latina characters, so naturally she never gets any attention

    Jerry Ordway, Joe Rubenstein
  • Elvin Haliday/Rage

    Created by Larry Hama and Paul Ryan

    Joined the team in Avengers #329 (February 1991)

    Strength, invulnerability

    Actually just a kid, like Billy Batson, but in a Luchadore mask

    Paul Ryan, Tom Palmer
  • Flash Thompson/Venom

    Created by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Randy Schueller, David Michelinie and Mike Zeck

    Joined the team in Secret Avengers vol. 1 #23 (February 2012)

    Jock marine in a symbiote suit

    Secretly in love with Peter Parker (probably)

    Played by Joe Manganiello and Chris Zylka

    Mike Rooth
  • Richard Rider/Nova

    Created by Marv Wolfman and John Buscema

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

    Space cop

    Doesn't go by 'Dick'

    Mike Deodato
  • Sam Wilson/Captain America, etc

    Created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan

    Joined the team in Avengers #184 (June 1979)

    Captain America with wings

    Deal with it

    Played by Anthony Mackie

    Doc Shaner
  • Scott Lang/Ant-Man

    Created by David Michelinie and John Byrne

    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 3 #57 (October 2002)

    Shrinks. Doesn't grow so much. Steals stuff.

    Managed to still be sitting in the Ant-Man chair when the music stopped

    Played by Paul Rudd

    Mark Brooks
  • Victor Mancha

    Created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona

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

    Kid cyborg

    Teenage of Ultron

    Jo Chen
  • Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    Joined the team in Avengers #16 (May 1965)

    Reality manipulator

    Created a reality in which no-one questions her tiara

    Played by Elizabeth Olsen

    Olivier Coipel