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 L is the final first round group, and our heavyweight last batch of Avengers includes a Jennifer, two Jessicas, a James, and a Julia. You're picking between two Avenger X-Men, two Avenger FFers, two Spider-Women, and even someone from the New Universe, kinda. So vote wisely, and vote tactically; the top contenders go through to next week's second round of voting.

  • Bobby DaCosta/Sunspot

    Created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod

    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 5 #1 (December 2012)

    Solar-powered strength

    Certified eco-friendly

    Played by Adan Canto

    Salvador Larroca
  • Brunnhilde/Valkyrie

    Created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema

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

    Actual valkyrie special agent

    Specializes in black op(era)s

    Esad Ribic
  • James Howlett/Wolverine

    Created by Roy Thomas, Len Wein, and John Romita, Sr.

    Joined the team in New Avengers #6 (June 2005)

    Hyper-evolved wolverine

    Or something?

    Played by Hugh Jackman

    Kris Anka
  • Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk

    Created by Stan Lee and John Buscema

    Joined the team in Avengers #221 (July 1982)

    Jade giantess

    Lawful good

    Kevin Wada
  • Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman

    Created by Archie Goodwin and Marie Severin

    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 4 #1 (May 2010)

    Strength, speed, flight, enhanced sense, electric blasts and pheromones

    Turned up early at the superpower sale and filled her cart

    Javier Rodriguez
  • Jessica Jones

    Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos

    Joined the team in New Avengers vol. 2 #1 (June 2010)

    Strength, flight, anxiety

    Gave up being a superhero because her superhero codename was "Jewel"

    To be played by Krysten Ritter

    Michael Gaydos
  • Julia Carpenter/Spider-Woman

    Created by Jim Shooter and Mike Zeck

    Joined the team in Avengers West Coast #74 (September 1991)

    Proportionate strength and speed and psychic powers of a spider

    (Spiders are all psychic)

    Scott Kolins
  • Kaluu

    Created by Stan Lee, Denny O'Neill, Bill Everett

    Joined the team in Captain America and the Mighty Avengers #1 (November 2014)


    500 years old, but drinks beetroot juice every day

    Greg Land
  • Adam/Nightmask

    Created by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opena

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

    All the usual nightmask powers

    Rejuvenating skin serum; B-vitamins; astringency

    Dustin Weaver
  • Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    Joined the team in Avengers #300 (February 1989)


    Of the Hamptons Fantastics

    Played by Alex Hyde-White, Ioan Gruffudd and Miles Teller

    Chris Samnee
  • T'Challa/Black Panther

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

    Joined the team in Avengers #52 (May 1968)

    Smarter, tougher, better

    Needs to be.

    To be played by Chadwick Boseman

    Gabriele Dell'Otto