|“||And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born—to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand! Through the years, their roster has prospered, changing many times, their glory has never been denied! Heed the call, then—for now, the Avengers Assemble!||„|
|~ The infamous 70's Avengers prologue.|
|~ The Avengers' famous catchphrase.|
The Avengers is a superhero team from Marvel Comics, who are one of the many teams part of Earth's defense, protecting the world from evil and supernatural threats. They also appear in many TV shows and movies.
The team was created by the late Stan Lee and the late Jack Kirby.
Their first adventure featured the Asgardian god Loki seeking revenge against his brother Thor. Using an illusion, Loki tricked Hulk into destroying a railroad track. He then diverted a radio call by Rick Jones for help to Thor, whom Loki hoped would battle Hulk. Unknown to Loki, Ant-Man, Wasp, and Iron Man also answered the radio call.
After an initial misunderstanding, the heroes united and defeated Loki after Thor was lured away by an illusion of Hulk and suspected Loki when he realized it was an illusion. Ant-Man stated that the five worked well together and suggested they form a combined team; Wasp named the group The Avengers because it sounded "dramatic".
The series features a team based on the roster for the original Avengers, composed of Ant-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp, with Captain America, Black Panther, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man later joining the ranks.
- Black Widow
- Scarlet Witch
- Black Panther
- Black Knight
- Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers)
- Mr. Fantastic
- Invisible Woman
- Human Torch
- Squirrel Girl
- Scott Lang
- Madame Web
- War Machine
- Luke Cage
- Ghost Rider
- The team is similar to the Justice League from DC comics, and have battled them.
- The first time the catchphrase "Avengers Assemble" was said was in Avengers # 10 by Thor.