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 I features the third and final of our Captains America, Sam Wilson, and the last of the true 'first generation' Avengers, Scarlet Witch, but with two or three Avengers going through from each round, you may want to vote tactically for one of the other contenders, like Venom, Blue Marvel, or Other Ant-Man.

  • Greg Land
    Greg Land

    Adam Brashear/Blue Marvel

    Created by Kevin Grevioux
    Joined the team in Mighty Avengers vol 2 #2

    Another forgotten Marvel Superman
    The Sentry we actually want to see more of

  • Jerry Ordway, Joe Rubenstein
    Jerry Ordway, Joe Rubenstein

    Bonita Juarez/Firebird

    Created by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema
    Joined the team in West Coast Avengers Annual #2 (1987)

    One of Marvel's first major Latina characters, so naturally she never gets any attention

  • Paul Ryan, Tom Palmer
    Paul Ryan, Tom Palmer

    Elvin Haliday/Rage

    Created by Larry Hama and Paul Ryan
    Joined the team in Avengers #329 (February 1991)

    Strength, invulnerability
    Actually just a kid, like Billy Batson, but in a Luchadore mask

  • Mike Rooth
    Mike Rooth

    Flash Thompson/Venom

    Created by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Randy Schueller, David Michelinie and Mike Zeck
    Joined the team in Secret Avengers vol. 1 #23 (February 2012)

    Jock marine in a symbiote suit
    Secretly in love with Peter Parker (probably)
    Played by Joe Manganiello and Chris Zylka

  • Mike Deodato
    Mike Deodato

    Richard Rider/Nova

    Created by Marv Wolfman and John Buscema
    Joined the team in Secret Avengers vol. 1 #1 (May 2010)

    Space cop
    Doesn't go by 'Dick'

  • Doc Shaner
    Doc Shaner

    Sam Wilson/Captain America, etc

    Created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan
    Joined the team in Avengers #184 (June 1979)

    Captain America with wings
    Deal with it
    Played by Anthony Mackie

  • Mark Brooks
    Mark Brooks

    Scott Lang/Ant-Man

    Created by David Michelinie and John Byrne
    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 3 #57 (October 2002)

    Shrinks. Doesn't grow so much. Steals stuff.
    Managed to still be sitting in the Ant-Man chair when the music stopped
    Played by Paul Rudd

  • Jo Chen
    Jo Chen

    Victor Mancha

    Created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona
    Joined the team in Avengers A.I. #1 (July 2013)

    Kid cyborg
    Teenage of Ultron

  • Olivier Coipel
    Olivier Coipel

    Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch

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

    Reality manipulator
    Created a reality in which no-one questions her tiara
    Played by Elizabeth Olsen

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