“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! Heed the call, then — for now, the Avengers Assemble!”
The Avengers are Earth’s foremost organization of costumed superhuman adventurers and heroes dedicated to safeguarding the world from any threat beyond the power of conventional peacekeeping forces or any of them to handle alone. Founded several years after the incorporation of the hero team Fantastic Four, the Avengers has become the first superhuman team to be granted unofficial government sanction by the international intelligence/law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D..
The Avengers were formed during the “Breakout” event, when a mysterious, and as of yet unexplained, event led to the mass escape of over 84 supervillains from The Big House, The Cube, The Raft, and The Vault. Responding separately to threats caused by tis crisis, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and Wasp came together to battle and defeat Graviton. Afterwards, at the encouragement of Nick Fury, the heroes agreed to continue to work together as The Avengers.
Unofficially led by Iron Man, and funded by Tony Stark’s personal fortune, the Avengers are headquartered in Avengers Mansion.
- Doctor Strange (Founding Member) – Joined Issue #2
- Iron Man (Founding Member) – Joined Issue #2
- Scarlet Witch (Founding Member) – Joined Issue #2
- Thor (Founding Member) – Joined Issue #2
- Wasp (Founding Member) – Joined Issue #2
- She-Hulk – Joined Issue #8
- Spider-Woman – Joined Issue #8, Reassigned by S.H.I.E.L.D. Issue #26
- Black Panther – Joined Issue #16
- Captain Marvel – Joined Issue #17
- Hawkeye – Joined Issue #17
- The Vision – Joined Issue #24
- Captain America – Joined Issue #26
- Mockingbird – Joined Issue #26