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Who is the greatest Avenger of all time? You probably have your personal favorites. You probably also have a pretty good idea who the popular favorites might be. We wanted to know for sure, so to mark the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron we conducted a giant-size poll to give you the chance to choose between more than 100 Avengers members, and rank them from least to best. Now the results are in. And we think there are a few surprises.
We finally stand at the cusp of the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and after a month of asking you to vote in our favorite, best, greatest Avengers poll, it all comes down to this. These are the final two in the contest to determine which of over 100 Avengers members deserves bragging rights as the people's true champion. Is it Stingray? Or is it Moondragon?
Actually, despite our unsubtle lobbying for those two, you, the people, went in another direction. Captain America always seemed likely to make the final, and he's still surely the favorite. Most of us probably expected him to go toe-to-toe with Iron Man in a democratic remake of Civil War. But the semi-final between Thor and Iron Man went down to the wire, with one hero maintaining a hair's breadth lead over the other in the final hours, and now we can officially confirm that Iron Man... is out of the competition.
All this month, to mark the imminent release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, we've been asking you to vote for your favorite, best, greatest Avengers members from the 100+ heroes who have signed up over the years. Now we're down to the quarter finals, and your pick of the very best. Four of these heroes will go on to tomorrow's semi-finals, and the big-two will face off in time for the movie's North American release.
As announced at Gillette's World Shaving Headquarters in Boston earlier this month,the company that proudly proclaims itself as "the best a man can get" has partnered with Stark Industries to create a set of four prototype razors built with “Avengers-inspired technology.” While you're waiting to catch Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters this Friday, we're offering you a unique chance to win a set of handcrafted replicas of these prototype razors, signed by Stan Lee himself!
All this month, to mark the imminent release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, we've been asking you to vote for your favorite, best, greatest Avengers members from the 100+ heroes who have signed up over the years (not counting spies, honorary members, future members, etc.). Along the way we've seen a lot of characters fall by the wayside with diabolically low scores; there's not a lot of love out there for Jocasta or Kaluu when there's a Thor or a Carol Danvers to vote for, and the newest Avengers inevitably have far less support than most of the classic members.
So now it's time for those second-stringers, third-stringers, and how-many-strings-does-this-thing-have-stringers to shine! We've collected the 54 least popular Avengers members into a single runoff poll, and your votes will determine bragging rights among the Avengers least likely to make it to a future summer blockbuster movie.
We're already quite excited about A-Force, the new Avengers team from writers G. Willow Wilson and Marguerite Bennett, and artist Jorge Molina, that brings together some of Marvel's all-time greatest heroes as perhaps the greatest super-team of all time, including Captain Marvel, Dazzler, America Chavez, Nico Minoru, Spider-Gwen, and She-Hulk. Now we're especially excited because of this unlettered preview that shows them fighting sharks.
At some point, we’re not sure when, Sesame Street stopped being a low-key educational children’s program and started being an educational children’s program that finds time to create internet-friendly parodies of whatever pop culture event is huge in a given week. So yeah, of course the show has made an Avengers-themed sketch and of course it’s called The Aveggies: Age of Bon Bon and of course it recasts Cookie Monster as the Hulk.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is just a week away, so we're into the third and final day of the second round of our poll to determine the greatest, best, favorite Avenger of all time. We've taken the top contenders from the previous rounds and broken them up into new voting groups, and you're not just voting for the winner; you're helping us see how the rest of the team stack up against each other. That means you can still vote tactically if you think Captain America is going to sweep this thing but you'd still like to express a preference between Scott Land and Bobbi Morse --- and you can come back and express that preference every hour!
The round two groups were assigned blind, except that we broke up the top seeds to keep it interesting. For this last set that means a scientist showdown between Dr Banner and Dr McCoy, a face-off between beloved second-stringer little bros Havok and Hawkeye, and a titanic tussle between two major fan favorites, Captain Marvel and Spider-Man. Remember, we're not asking who'd win in a fight. Pick your favorites, and help us determine the greatest Avenger of all time!
The round two groups were assigned blind, except that we broke up the top seeds to keep it interesting. Today's random combinations include a Maximoff showdown between Pietro and Wanda and... who knows, maybe Tigra's a Maximoff, they keep changing that stuff. Black Knight is up against Black Panther, Sam Wilson and Simon Williams tussle over the monogrammed towels, and Luke Cage faces his own little rise of the machines. Remember, we're not asking who'd win in a fight. Pick your favorites, and help us determine the greatest Avenger of all time!