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 K is the penultimate group, and by chance it pits two partners head to head; Luke Cage and Iron Fist. But Hercules, Tigra, and even the Forgotten One may hope to slip between them and steal a victory. (Probably not going to happen for ol' Gilgamesh.) The top two or three Avengers will go through to the next round, so vote tactically!

  • Ava Ayala/White Tiger

    Created by Christos Gage and Tom Raney
    Joined the team in Mighty Avengers vol 2 #3

    Mad martial arts skills from mystical jewelry
    How has no-one noticed that she's a magical girl?

    Greg Land
  • Danny Rand/Iron Fist

    Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane
    Joined the team in New Avengers vol. 2 #1 (June 2010)

    Using his mighty chi, he can make his fist like unto a thing of iron.
    The sum totality of his chi-cic powers.

    David Aja
  • Ex Nihilo

    Created by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña
    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 5 #17 (October 2013)

    Can create life - you know, like women do all the time
    Nihil fit ex nihilo

    Jerome Opena
  • Gilgamesh/Forgotten One

    Created by Jack Kirby
    Joined the team in Avengers #300 (February 1989)

    All the powers
    None of the staying power

    Walt Simonson
  • Greer Grant Nelson/Tigra

    Created by Wally Wood, Tony Isabella, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, Don Perlin, and John Romita, Sr.
    Joined the team in Avengers #211 (September 1981)

    Catwoman
    Bikini enthusiast

    Mike Henderson
  • Hercules

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Joined the team in Avengers #45 (October 1967)

    Is Hercules
    Prince of Power, Lion of Oylmpus, Thor of Bears

    Ed McGuinness
  • Luke Cage

    Created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr.
    Joined the team in New Avengers #3 (March 2005)

    Unbreakable
    He alive, dammit
    To be played by Mike Colter

    Declan Shalvey
  • Miguel Santos/Living Lightning

    Created by Dann Thomas, Roy Thomas, and Paul Ryan
    Joined the team in Avengers West Coast #74 (September 1991)

    Is lightning, but living
    Gay and Latino, so we'll never see him again

    Khoi Pham
  • Sam Guthrie/Cannonball

    Created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod
    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 5 #1 (December 2012)

    Jet propelled
    Having a blast

    Salvador Larroca