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 E, by random chance, is dominated by Avengers ladies, including Mockingbird, Firestar, and the under-appreciated Moondragon --- but the group may actually end up being dominated by two Marvel big guns, Hulk and Daredevil. Good thing you can vote tactically, as the two or three most popular Avengers will go through from each group!

  • Stephanie Hans
    Stephanie Hans

    Angelica Jones/Firestar

    Created by Dennis Marks, Dan Spiegle, Christy Marx, John Romita, Sr and Rick Hoberg
    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 3 #4 (May 1998)

    Microwave manipulation (the energy form, not the appliance)
    Has some amazing friends

  • Paul Renaud
    Paul Renaud

    Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird

    Created by Len Wein, Neal Adams, Gerry Conway and Barry Windsor Smith
    Joined the team in West Coast Avengers #1 (September 1984)

    The skill of gymnastics
    The kill of karate
    Played by Adrienne Palicki

  • Alex Ross
    Alex Ross

    Bruce Banner/Hulk

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Co-founded the team in Avengers #1 (September 1963)

    The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets
    Hulk gets pretty mad
    Played by Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Edward Norton, Eric Bana and Mark Ruffalo

  • Chris Cross
    Chris Cross

    Heather Douglas/Moondragon

    Created by Bill Everett, Mike Friedrich, George Tuska and Jim Starlin
    Joined the team in Avengers #151 (September 1976)

    Kung-fu telepath
    Best member of the Guardians of the Galaxy

  • Stephen Segovia
    Stephen Segovia


    Created by Jim Shooter and George Perez
    Joined the team in Mighty Avengers #21 (March 2009)

    Bride of Ultron
    Could do better

  • Jerome Opena
    Jerome Opena

    Marcus Milton/Hyperion

    Created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema,
    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 5 #1 (December 2012)

    Superman analog
    Yes, another one

  • Frank Miller, Klaus Janson
    Frank Miller, Klaus Janson

    Matt Murdock/Daredevil

    Created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett
    Joined the team in New Avengers vol. 2 #16 (September 2011)

    Blind ninja lawyer
    The reason you're calling in sick on Friday
    Played by Ben Affleck and Charlie Cox

  • Brian Pelletier, Tom Palmer
    Brian Pelletier, Tom Palmer


    Created by Jack Kirby
    Joined the team in Avengers #314 (February 1990)

    Molecular manipulator
    Could make any jacket; made that one

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