Greatest Best Favorite Avenger Ever: Group C
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 C includes the first lady of the movie team, Black Widow; comics founding member Hank Pym; a couple of Avengers you might usually think of as Defenders; and Darkhawk, the people's champion. The two or three most popular Avengers will go through from each group, so you’re encouraged to vote tactically.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Joined the team in Mighty Avengers #1 (May 2007)
God of war
Probably pretty good at Halo too
Created by Tom DeFalco and Mike Manley
Joined the team in Avengers West Coast #94 (May 1993)
Super sentai, basically
Solo comic ran for fifty issues. Fifty!
Created by Steve Ditko
Joined the team in New Avengers vol. 2 #7 (December 2010)
To be played by Benedict Cumberbatch
Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby
Co-founded the team in Avengers #1 (September 1963)
Shrinks. Grows. Builds killer robots.
Burned through so many costumes that he ended up wearing a red jumpsuit.
To be played by Michael Douglas
Created by Bill Everett
Joined the team in Avengers #262 (December 1985)
Super-strength, super-speed, super-flight, super-haughty, super-sexy
Doesn't go by 'McKenzie' so much
Created by Stan Lee, Don Rico and Don Heck
Joined the team in Avengers #111 (May 1973)
Doesn't have any superpowers
Doesn't need any superpowers
Played by Scarlett Johanssen
Created by Bill Mantlo, Michael Golden, Rick Remender and Jerome Opena
Joined the team in Avengers vol. 5 #1 (December 2012)
Guardian of Eternity
Created by Don Glut, Roy Thomas, and John Buscema
Joined the team in Avengers #305 (July 1989)
Solo comic ran for sixty issues. Suck it, Darkhawk.