Greatest Best Favorite Avenger Ever: Group I
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.
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
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
Created by Larry Hama and Paul Ryan
Joined the team in Avengers #329 (February 1991)
Actually just a kid, like Billy Batson, but in a Luchadore mask
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
Created by Marv Wolfman and John Buscema
Joined the team in Secret Avengers vol. 1 #1 (May 2010)
Doesn't go by 'Dick'
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
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
Created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona
Joined the team in Avengers A.I. #1 (July 2013)
Teenage of Ultron
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Joined the team in Avengers #16 (May 1965)
Created a reality in which no-one questions her tiara
Played by Elizabeth Olsen