Hero Overview

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 also appears in the live-action film The Avengers that is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and appeared in three sequels, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.


The team appears for a first time in a comic book series created by the late Stan Lee and the late Jack Kirby. The 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, Ms. Marvel, and Spider-Man later joining the ranks.


Founding Members

Later Members



  • 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.


           Avengers Heroes

Ant-Man | Captain America | Hulk | Iron Man | Thor | Wasp

Later Main Team Members
Black Cat | Black Knight | Black Panther | Black Widow | Cannonball | Captain Britain | Crystal | Cyclops | Daredevil | Falcon | Firebird | Firestar | Hawkeye | Hellcat | Hercules | Maria Hill | Mister Fantastic | Mockingbird | Namor | Quicksilver | Scarlet Witch | Scott Lang | She-Hulk | Silver Surfer | Spider-Man | Storm | Sunspot | War Machine | Wolverine | Wonder Man | Yondu

Splinter Team Members
Blade | Havok | Iron Fist | Jessica Jones | Luke Cage | Medusa | Moon Knight | Nova | Reptil | Sunfire

Betty Ross | Bucky Barnes | Gwen Stacy | Loki Laufeyson | Mary Jane Watson | New Goblin | Nick Fury | Odin | Pepper Potts | Red Guardian | Sharon Carter | Shuri | Thunderstrike

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