And there came a day unlike any other, when earth’s mightiest heroes were united against a common threat! On that day the Avengers were born! To fight the foes no single hero could withstand!
They’ve been Mighty. Uncanny. New. Even Secret. They’ve been on the west coast (the best coast). They’ve travelled through time, dimensions and even challenged the Justice League of the Distinguished Competition. Their members have included billionaire playboys, super-patriots, reformed terrorists, and rampaging monstrosities. They’ve fought crime from the lowest streets to the highest heavens, from evil circuses to galactic conquerors to mad gods, and brokered peace between warring planets. They’ve been brainwashed, corrupted, fought evil alternate versions of themselves Dissassembled, Reborn, Returned, and moved house from sea bases to uptown Manhattan Mansions. Their movies have made more than 7 billion dollars worldwide. They’re the Avengers, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Since their debut in the Swingin’ Sixties, created by Smilin’ Stan Lee and Jack “The King” Kirby, they’ve had a pretty varied roster. Many Avengers were popular character who weren’t considered strong enough to carry their own series, and many were created just to pad out the team. Although they are officially supposed to represent the best of the best, the crème de la crème, they have been known to make a few pity hires or make the occasional misjudgement. But those mistakes are outshone by their triumphs. For every Silverclaw, there’s a Vision. So, without any further ado, here are the very best and absolute worst Avengers.