The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time Comic Book Characters
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The Greatest Marvel Avengers Characters of All Time

List Criteria: Most essential characters who have been featured in Marvel Comics' Avengers series.

A list of the ultimate Avengers line-up, composed of the best and most complimentary characters from throughout the Marvel Universe, as well as the greatest Avengers villains and nemeses. Though best known to modern audiences for the blockbuster 2012 film The Avengers, the superhero team itself has been a fixture of Marvel Comics since the early 1960s, when it was initially created by writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. (The team concept had been inspired by DC Comics' success with the Justice League of America, a collection of some of that company's most popular heroes.) This Marvel Avengers characters list shows all of the best and worst characters from the beloved series.

The initial Avengers line-up was considerably different than the one depicted in the film. Though both include Iron Man, Thor, and the Hulk, the comic book avengers initially included Ant-Man and Wasp as well. Characters like Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow – featured in the 2012 movie – would join the team later, as would dozens of other characters over the years. (Many of these characters – such as Spider-Man – are also featured in their own films, though some of them are produced by studios other than Marvel, and thus weren't included in the big-budget adaptation.)

So who is the greatest Avengers character? That's up to you to decide!

This list tries to get to the ultimate Avengers line-up out of the many characters who have, at various points, been members of the team. Vote for your favorite Avengers and, if they aren't already featured, re-rank this list to add any essential team members who are missing!
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    Iron Man (vol. 4), Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic, Civil War More
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    Hulk

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    Captain America

    Captain America, Volume 5, Captain America Comics, Civil War More
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    Journey into Mystery More
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    Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Dying Wish ... More
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    Marvel Comics Presents, The New Avengers More
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    Black Panther

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    Scarlet Witch

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    Hawkeye

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    The New Avengers More
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    Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear More
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    She-Hulk

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    Luke Cage

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    Rogue

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    Hank Pym

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    Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos More
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    The New Avengers More
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    Doctor Doom

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    Silver Surfer

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    Tigra

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    Moon Knight

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    Uncanny X-Men More
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    added by: DarrenMartinTurner
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