The Avengers, an elite Marvel Comics superhero team, first appeared in The Avengers vol. 1, #1, 1963.
Known as “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”, the Avengers originally consisted of popular, well-established heroes such as Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk. Almost from inception, however, the roster has been fluid, with the Hulk departing and Captain America joining. The rotating roster has become a hallmark of the team, although one theme remains consistent: the Avengers fight the foes which no single superhero can withstand – hence their famous cry of “Avengers Assemble!” To that end, the team has featured humans, robots, gods, aliens, supernatural beings and even former villains.
Despite the diverse nature of the team (which often resulted in squabbling), the Avengers have always managed to unite into a cohesive unit to combat extraordinary threats.
- The Black Knight
- Black Panther
- Black Widow
- Henry Pym
- Jessica Campbell Jones
- Luke Cage, Power Man
- Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff)