Greatest Best Favorite Avenger Ever: Group J
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!
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
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
Created by Mike Carlin and Ron Wilson
Joined the team in Captain America #349 (January 1989)
And that's not just the smell
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.
Created by Stan Lee and Don Heck
Joined the team in Avengers #20 (September 1965)
The deadest Avenger
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
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
Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Don Heck
Joined the team in Avengers #194 (April 1980)
Created by Fred Van Lente and Mahmud Asrar
Joined the team in Mighty Avengers vol 2 #3
Second Power Man, still no boob window