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. The biggest name in Group J is probably Wonder Man, so that gives you an idea where we are in this thing. A third Ant-Man, a second Power Man, and the one and only D-Man help round out the list. The top two or three from each round go through to the next, so vote tactically, but we're not sure there's an obvious favorite this time around!

  • Abyss

    Created by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña

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

    Made of gas; controls minds

    Basically a walking ad for fancy perfume

    Jerome Opena
  • Alex Summers/Havok

    Created by Arnold Drake, Don Heck and Neal Adams

    Joined the team in Uncanny Avengers #1 (October 2012)

    All the power of a star

    All the insecurity too

    Played by Lucas Till

    Agustin Alessio
  • Dennis Dunphy/D-Man

    Created by Mike Carlin and Ron Wilson

    Joined the team in Captain America #349 (January 1989)

    Super strong

    And that's not just the smell

    Rusty Shackles
  • Eric O'Grady/Ant-Man

    Created by Robert Kirkman and Phil Hester

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

    Shrinks. Jetpack. Robot arms.

    Not your usual Ant-Man, apparently.

  • Jacques Duquesne/Swordsman

    Created by Stan Lee and Don Heck

    Joined the team in Avengers #20 (September 1965)

    A swordsman

    The deadest Avenger

  • Kelsey Shorr/Lionheart

    Created by Chuck Austen and Olivier Coipel

    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 3 #81 (June 2004)

    Powers of the Sword of Might

    Votes for Lionheart may be interpreted as a cry for help

  • Machine Man

    Created by Jack Kirby

    Joined the team in Avengers West Coast #69 (April 1991)

    More machine than man

    X-51. 28 more Xs than X-23

    Barry Windsor Smith
  • Simon Williams/Wonder Man

    Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Don Heck

    Joined the team in Avengers #194 (April 1980)


    Not iconic

    Jeff Johnson, Richy28
  • Victor Alvarez/Power Man

    Created by Fred Van Lente and Mahmud Asrar

    Joined the team in Mighty Avengers vol 2 #3

    Focussed chi

    Second Power Man, still no boob window

    Mahmud Asrar