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 K is the penultimate group, and by chance it pits two partners head to head; Luke Cage and Iron Fist. But Hercules, Tigra, and even the Forgotten One may hope to slip between them and steal a victory. (Probably not going to happen for ol' Gilgamesh.) The top two or three Avengers will go through to the next round, so vote tactically!

  • Greg Land
    Greg Land

    Ava Ayala/White Tiger

    Created by Christos Gage and Tom Raney
    Joined the team in Mighty Avengers vol 2 #3

    Mad martial arts skills from mystical jewelry
    How has no-one noticed that she's a magical girl?

  • David Aja
    David Aja

    Danny Rand/Iron Fist

    Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane
    Joined the team in New Avengers vol. 2 #1 (June 2010)

    Using his mighty chi, he can make his fist like unto a thing of iron.
    The sum totality of his chi-cic powers.

  • Jerome Opena
    Jerome Opena

    Ex Nihilo

    Created by Jonathan Hickman and Jerome Opeña
    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 5 #17 (October 2013)

    Can create life - you know, like women do all the time
    Nihil fit ex nihilo

  • Walt Simonson
    Walt Simonson

    Gilgamesh/Forgotten One

    Created by Jack Kirby
    Joined the team in Avengers #300 (February 1989)

    All the powers
    None of the staying power

  • Mike Henderson
    Mike Henderson

    Greer Grant Nelson/Tigra

    Created by Wally Wood, Tony Isabella, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, Don Perlin, and John Romita, Sr.
    Joined the team in Avengers #211 (September 1981)

    Bikini enthusiast

  • Ed McGuinness
    Ed McGuinness


    Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
    Joined the team in Avengers #45 (October 1967)

    Is Hercules
    Prince of Power, Lion of Oylmpus, Thor of Bears

  • Declan Shalvey
    Declan Shalvey

    Luke Cage

    Created by Archie Goodwin and John Romita, Sr.
    Joined the team in New Avengers #3 (March 2005)

    He alive, dammit
    To be played by Mike Colter

  • Khoi Pham
    Khoi Pham

    Miguel Santos/Living Lightning

    Created by Dann Thomas, Roy Thomas, and Paul Ryan
    Joined the team in Avengers West Coast #74 (September 1991)

    Is lightning, but living
    Gay and Latino, so we'll never see him again

  • Salvador Larroca
    Salvador Larroca

    Sam Guthrie/Cannonball

    Created by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod
    Joined the team in Avengers vol. 5 #1 (December 2012)

    Jet propelled
    Having a blast

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