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 G features Captain America again, but a different one. How will Bucky fare against the last of our original movie Avengers, Hawkeye, and a guy who might be a future movie Avenger, Spider-Man? And do Silverclaw and Sunfire stand a chance in this sort of company? The top two or three Avengers will go through to the next round, so vote tactically!

  • David Marquez, Frank D'Armata
    David Marquez, Frank D'Armata

    Alexis the Protector

    Created by Sam Humphries and Andre Lima Araujo
    Joined the team in Avengers A.I. #3

    Highly adaptive artificial intelligence
    Doesn't run Shockwave Flash

  • Jack Kirby
    Jack Kirby

    Ben Grimm/Thing

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Joined the team in West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #9 (June 1986)

    Had an Aunt Petunia long before that Potter kid
    Played by Michael Chiklis; to be played by Jamie Bell

  • David Aja
    David Aja

    Clint Barton/Hawkeye, etc

    Created by Stan Lee and Don Heck
    Joined the team in Avengers #16 (May 1965)

    No, but, he makes it cool, right?
    Played by Jeremy Renner

  • Jim Cheung
    Jim Cheung

    Daisy Johnson/Quake

    Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Gabriele Dell'Otto
    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 4 #19 (November 2011)

    Is not Maria Hill
    Played by Chloe Bennett

  • Alex Ross
    Alex Ross

    James Buchanan Barnes/Captain America, etc

    Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 4 #1 (May 2010)

    Cyborg Sentinel of Liberty
    Winter soldier, summer sausage
    Played by Sebastian Stan

  • George Perez
    George Perez

    Maria de Guadalupe Santiago/Silverclaw

    Created by Kurt Busiek and George Perez
    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 3 #30 (July 2000)

    Definitely was an Avenger at one point, we double checked

  • Rick Burchett
    Rick Burchett

    Matt Hawk/Two-Gun Kid

    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Joined the team in Avengers #174 (August 1978)

    Cowboy lawyer
    But aren't they all, am I right? Am I right?

  • Marcos Martin
    Marcos Martin

    Peter Parker/Spider-Man

    Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
    Joined the team in Avengers #329 (February 1991)

    Webslinger, wallcrawler, spider-senser
    Friendly. Local.
    Played by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield

  • John Cassaday
    John Cassaday

    Shiro Yoshida/Sunfire

    Created by Roy Thomas and Don Heck
    Joined the team in Uncanny Avengers #5 (February 2013)

    Plasma powers
    Even got dumped by Big Hero 6

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