List of Avengers members

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The Avengers are a series of fictional superhero teams, that have starred in the Avengers and related comic book series published by Marvel Comics. Over the years, the teams have featured a rotating lineup composed of a large number of characters.

Cover art for Avengers (vol. 3) #1. Art by George Pérez.

Original Organization (1963–2004)[edit]

Founders[edit]

All of these members helped form the team in The Avengers #1 (September 1963).

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Iron Man Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark Avengers #1 (September 1963) Founder of original roster. Joined West Coast Branch in West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #1 (1984). Expelled for Armor War (1987).[1] Current member of the main Avengers team,[2] and the Illuminati.
Thor Thor Odinson
(a.k.a. Dr. Donald Blake, Sigurd Jarlson, Jake Olsen)
Current member of the main Avengers team and the Avengers Unity Squad.
Henry Pym
(a.k.a. Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket, The Wasp)
Dr. Henry Jonathan "Hank" Pym Became Giant-Man in Avengers #2 (1963), Goliath in Avengers #28 (1966), and Yellowjacket in Avengers #59 (1969). Expelled as Yellowjacket in Avengers #213 (1981).[3] Joined West Coast Branch as Doctor Pym in West Coast Avengers #21 (1988). Became The Wasp in Mighty Avengers #21 (March 2009). He is one of only two members, the other being Kelsey Leigh (Captain Britain), who have Avengers status in both their civilian and superhero guises. Formerly the head of the Avengers Academy and former member of the Secret Avengers. Currently the leader of the Avengers A.I.
The Wasp Janet van Dyne
(a.k.a. Janet Pym)
Active with West Coast team in West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #32 (1988). "Died" in Secret Invasion #8 (2008). Reappeared alive in Avengers vol. 4 #32 (2012). Current member of the Avengers Unity Squad.[4]
Hulk Dr. Robert Bruce Banner Resigned from the team in Avengers #2 (1963), Rejoins the Avengers in Avengers vs. X-Men #11. Current member of the main Avengers team.

1960s recruits[edit]

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Captain America
a.k.a. Nomad,
The Captain, Commander Rogers
Steven "Steve" Rogers[5] Avengers #4 (March 1964) Was given retroactive "founding member" status in place of the Hulk. Active as The Captain in Avengers #300 (1989).[6] Current leader of the main Avengers team and a member of the Avengers Unity Squad and the Invaders.
Hawkeye
a.k.a. Goliath,
Ronin
Clinton Francis Barton Avengers #16 (May 1965) First active as Goliath in Avengers #63. Founding West Coast chair, Avengers #243. Joined the New Avengers as Ronin in New Avengers #27 (2007). Current member of the main Avengers team,[7] and the Secret Avengers.
Quicksilver Pietro Maximoff
(a.k.a. Pietro Frank)
Joined West Coast branch in Avengers West Coast #56. Joined the Mighty Avengers in Mighty Avengers #24. Former teacher at the Avengers Academy. Current member of X-Factor.
Scarlet Witch Wanda Maximoff
(a.k.a. Wanda Frank)
Joined West Coast branch in West Coast Avengers Vol. 2 #37. Disappeared and apparently de-powered at the end of House of M. Has since re-emerged fully powered in Avengers Children's Crusade. Rejoined team in Avengers vs X-Men #7. Current member of the Avengers Unity Squad.
Swordsman Jacques Duquesne Avengers #20 (September 1965) Expelled in Avengers #20 (September 1965).[8] Readmitted in Avengers #114 (August 1973). Killed in Giant Size Avengers #2 (1974). Returned to life in Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1 (January 2011).
Hercules Heracles
(alias Harry Cleese)
Avengers #45 (October 1967)
Black Panther T'Challa
(a.k.a. Luke Charles)
Avengers #52 (May 1968) Current member of the Illuminati.
Vision Victor Shade (alias) Avengers #58 (November 1968) Joined West Coast branch in West Coast Avengers Vol. 2 #37. Destroyed in Avengers #500 (September 2004). Rebuilt in Avengers Vol. 4 #19. Current member Avengers A.I.
Black Knight Dane Whitman Avengers #71 (December 1969)

1970s recruits[edit]

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Black Widow Natalia Alianovna Romanova
(anglicized Natasha Romanoff)
Avengers #111 (May 1973) Current member of the Secret Avengers and the main Avengers team.
Mantis Mandy Celestine (alias) Giant-Size Avengers #4 (1975)
Beast Dr. Henry "Hank" McCoy Avengers #151 (September 1976)
Originally given probationary status in Avengers #137 (July 1975).[6][9] Former member of the Secret Avengers. Current member of the Illuminati.
Moondragon Heather Douglas
(a.k.a. H.D. Steckley)
Originally given probationary status in Avengers #137 (July 1975).[6][9][10][11]
Hellcat Patricia "Patsy" Walker Originally given probationary status in Avengers #148 (February 1976).[6][9][10][11][12]
Two-Gun Kid Matthew J. "Matt" Hawk Avengers #174 (August 1978) Time traveler from the 19th century; joined as a reserve member.[6][9][12] Originally given honorary status in Avengers #147 (May 1976).[10][13]
Ms. Marvel
a.k.a. Binary,
Warbird,
Captain Marvel
Carol Susan Jane Danvers Avengers #183 (May 1979) Active as Warbird in Avengers vol. 3 #4 (1998).[6] Former member of the New Avengers. Current member of the main Avengers team as Captain Marvel.
Falcon Samuel "Snap" Thomas Wilson Avengers #184 (June 1979) Current member of the main Avengers team and the Mighty Avengers.

1980s recruits[edit]

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Wonder Man Simon Williams Avengers #194 (April 1980) Originally given probationary status in Avengers #158 (April 1977).[6] Founding West Coast member. Former leader of the Revengers. Current member of the Avengers Unity Squad.
Tigra
a.k.a. The Cat
Greer Grant Nelson Avengers #211 (September 1981) Founding West Coast member. Former teacher at the Avengers Academy.
She-Hulk Jennifer Walters Avengers #221 (July 1982) Current member of the Mighty Avengers
Captain Marvel
a.k.a. Photon,
Pulsar
Spectrum
Monica Rambeau Avengers #231 (May 1983) Originally made a member-in-training in Avengers #227 (January 1983). Active as Photon in Avengers Unplugged #5 (1996).[6] Current member of the Mighty Avengers as Spectrum.
Starfox Eros Avengers #243 (May 1984) Originally made a member-in-training in Avengers #232 (June 1983).[6][14]
Namor Namor McKenzie Avengers #262 (December 1985) Currently a member of the Illuminati and the Invaders. .
Doctor Druid Dr. Anthony Ludgate Druid Avengers #278 (April 1987) Killed in Druid #4 (August 1995).

West Coast Avengers recruits (1984–1987)[edit]

Avengers members recruited by Hawkeye as the West Coast Avengers chair.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Mockingbird Barbara "Bobbi" Morse West Coast Avengers #1
(September 1984)
Founding West Coast member. Former member of the New Avengers and Secret Avengers.
War Machine
a.k.a. Iron Man II, Iron Patriot
James Rupert "Rhodey" Rhodes Founding West Coast member (as Iron Man). Rejoined as War Machine in Avengers West Coast #94 (May 1993).[6] Former member of the Secret Avengers as the Iron Patriot.
Thing Benjamin Jacob Grimm West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #9
(June 1986)
Accepted membership after assisting West Coast team, but left before official vote was taken.[6][10][11][12][15] Former member of the New Avengers. Current member of the Fantastic Four.
Moon Knight Marc Spector
(a.k.a. Steven Grant,
Jake Lockley)
West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #21
(June 1987)
Gained full membership in West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #33.[6][10][16]
Firebird
a.k.a. Espirita
Bonita Juárez West Coast Avengers Annual #2
(1987)
Given reserve status after assisting West Coast team.[6][10][11][12]

Post-Inferno recruits (1989–1990)[edit]

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Demolition Man

a.k.a. Scourge of the Underworld

Dennis Dunphy Captain America #349
(January 1989)
Recruited by The Captain for East Coast team, but presumed killed before official vote was taken.[6][12][17][18][19][20][21] Killed in Captain America (vol. 6) #14.
Forgotten One Gilgamesh Avengers #300 (February 1989) Presumed killed in Avengers #391 (October 1995). Returned in Eternals (vol. 4) #3 (October 2008).
Mister Fantastic Reed Richards Current member of the Illuminati and Fantastic Four.
Invisible Woman Susan Richards
(née Storm)
Current member of the Fantastic Four.
U.S. Agent John Frank Walker,
Jack Daniels (alias)
West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #44
(May 1989)
Appointed to West Coast team by government. Left during UN Charter,[22] and later gained official membership.[23]
Quasar Wendell Elvis Vaughn Avengers #305 (July 1989) Originally given probationary status in Avengers Annual #18 (1989).[6][10][11]
Human Torch Jim Hammond (alias) Avengers West Coast #50
(November 1989)
Former member of the Secret Avengers. Current member of the Invaders.
Sersi Circe
(a.k.a. Sylvia Sersi)
Avengers #314 (February 1990)
Stingray Walter Newell Avengers #319 (July 1990) Given reserve status as caretaker of Avengers Island.[6][10][12]

UN Charter recruits (1991–1992)[edit]

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Spider-Man Peter Benjamin Parker Avengers #329 (February 1991) Joined as a reserve member.[6][10] Former member of the New Avengers, while serving concurrently as a member of the Future Foundation. Due to a body swap that occurred during The Amazing Spider-Man #698, he was replaced by Otto Octavius as Spider-Man on the Avengers, with the other members unaware of the switch. Later regained his body and subsequently became a member again. Current member of the main Avengers team.
Sandman William Baker
(a.k.a. Flint Marko)
Avengers #329 (February 1991)
(Reserve Substitutes)
Never gained full membership.[6][10] Resigned in The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 2 #4 (1999). Current member of the Sinister Six.
Rage Elvin Daryl Haliday Never gained full membership.[6] Was discovered to be still in his adolescence in Avengers #341 (November 1991) and was demoted to trainee status. Status revoked in New Warriors #26.[10][12][24][25]
Machine Man
a.k.a. X-51
Aaron Stack (alias) Avengers West Coast #69 (April 1991) Given reserve status after assisting West Coast team.[26] Active in Avengers West Coast #83 (June 1992). Removed from roster in X-51 #4 (1999).[6][10]
Living Lightning Miguel Santos Avengers West Coast #74
(September 1991)
Spider-Woman
a.k.a. Arachne, Madame Web II
Julia Carpenter
Crystal Crystal Amaquelin Maximoff Avengers #343 (January 1992) Originally given probationary status in Avengers #336 (August 1991).[6]
Thunderstrike
a.k.a. Thor II
Eric Kevin Masterson Active as Thunderstrike in Avengers #374.[6]
Killed in Thunderstrike #24 (September 1995).
Darkhawk Christopher Powell Avengers West Coast #94 (May 1993) Joined as a reserve member.[6][10]

Post-Heroes Return recruits (1998–2004)[edit]

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Justice Vance Astrovik Avengers vol. 3 #4 (May 1998) Joined as a reserve member. Promoted to full status in Avengers vol. 3 #7 (1998). Formerly a teacher at the Avengers Academy. Current member of the New Warriors.
Firestar Angelica Jones Joined as a reserve member. Promoted to full status in Avengers vol. 3 #7 (1998). Retired in Civil War: Front Line #2. Later served as a member of the Young Allies. Currently active as a heroine again. Currently a member of the X-Men
Triathlon
a.k.a. 3-D Man
Delroy Garrett Avengers vol. 3 #27 (April 2000) Currently active as 3-D Man in the Agents of Atlas.
Silverclaw Maria de Guadalupe Santiago Avengers vol. 3 #30 (July 2000) Joined as a reserve member. Active in Avengers vol. 3 #43-55.
Jack of Hearts Jack Hart Avengers vol. 3 #38 (March 2001) Gained full membership in Avengers vol. 3 #43 (August 2001). Died in Avengers vol. 3 #76 (February 2004). Apparently revived in Marvel Zombies Supreme #2 (2011).
Ant-Man Scott Edward Harris Lang Avengers vol. 3 #57 (October 2002) Gained full membership in Avengers vol. 3 #62 (February 2003). Seemingly killed by a zombie Jack of Hearts under influence of the Scarlet Witch in Avengers #500 (September 2004). Rescued moments before his apparent death by the Young Avengers and brought several years into the future by the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: The Children's Crusade #5 (June 2011).
Captain Britain
a.k.a. Lionheart
Kelsey Leigh Shorr Avengers vol. 3 #81 (June 2004) Made an honorary member as Kelsey Leigh, and a full member as Captain Britain. She is one of only two members, the other being Henry Pym, who have Avengers status in both their civilian and superhero guises.

New Avengers recruits (2005)[edit]

The New Avengers were formed due to a mass break-out at the super villain prison The Raft.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Luke Cage
a.k.a. Power Man
Carl Lucas (birth name)
Lucas Cage (legal name)
New Avengers #3
(March 2005)
Former leader of the New Avengers.[27] Left the team in New Avengers vol. 2 #30. Current leader of the Mighty Avengers.
Wolverine James "Logan" Howlett New Avengers #6
(June 2005)
Current member of the main Avengers team and the Avengers Unity Squad. Maintains simultaneous membership in the Avengers and the X-Men.
Sentry Robert Reynolds New Avengers #10
(October 2005)
Became a member of the Mighty Avengers after the Civil War and the Dark Avengers during Dark Reign. Went rogue in Siege #3 before being killed in Siege #4.
Echo
a.k.a. Ronin
Maya Lopez New Avengers #11
(November 2005) (as Ronin)
Joined as Ronin in New Avengers #11 (2005); active as Echo in New Avengers #27 (2007). Killed in Moon Knight vol. 4 #9.

Post-Civil War recruits (2007–2009)[edit]

The New Avengers became a splinter group that chose not to comply with federal superhuman registration, as opposed to the governmental-sanctioned team presented in Mighty Avengers then Dark Avengers. Mighty Avengers after the Dark Avengers launch was an international agency sanctioned team.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Ares Ares
(a.k.a. John Aaron)
Mighty Avengers #1
(May 2007)
Became member of the Dark Avengers. Killed in Siege #2.
Amadeus Cho Amadeus Cho Mighty Avengers #21
(March 2009)
Helped assemble a new Mighty Avengers team after the beginning of Dark Reign.[28] Has taken the place of Hercules as the Prince of Power.
Jocasta Jocasta Jocasta was previously granted provisional status in Avengers vol. 1 #197. She left the team before she was to be offered substitute status with the team, in Avengers vol. 1 #211.[6][10][29][30] Former teacher at the Avengers Academy.
Stature Cassandra Lang Mighty Avengers #22
(April 2009)
Killed in Avengers: The Children's Crusade #8.
Vision Jonas (alias) Killed in Avengers: The Children's Crusade #9.

Heroic Age recruits (2010–2011)[edit]

Main article: Heroic Age (comics)

Characters who have officially joined the Avengers after the events of Dark Reign and Siege.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Captain America James Buchanan Barnes
Avengers vol. 4 #1 (May 2010)
Originally joined the New Avengers in New Avengers (vol.1) #48 (January 2009).[28] Apparently died in Fear Itself #3, but was recently revealed to be alive and re-assuming his identity as the Winter Soldier. Current member of the Invaders.
Spider-Woman Jessica Drew Originally joined the New Avengers in New Avengers vol.1 #48 (January 2009).[28] Current member of the main Avengers team and the Secret Avengers.[31]
Valkyrie Brunnhilde
Secret Avengers vol. 1 #1 (May 2010)
Former members of the Secret Avengers.[32][33]
Sharon Carter
a.k.a. Agent 13
Sharon Carter
Nova Richard Rider Left the Secret Avengers,[34] to participate in The Thanos Imperative. Presumed killed in The Thanos Imperative #6
Ant-Man Eric O'Grady Killed and replaced by a Life Model Decoy in Secret Avengers vol. 1 #23 (February 2012)
Iron Fist Daniel Thomas Rand-Kai
New Avengers vol. 2 #1 (June 2010)
Originally joined in New Avengers vol. 1 #27 (February 2007).
Power Woman
a.k.a. Jewel
Jessica Campbell Jones Originally joined as Jewel in New Avengers Annual #3 (December 2009).[28] Left the team in New Avengers (vol. 2) #24. Current member of the Mighty Avengers.
Protector
a.k.a. Marvel Boy
Noh-Varr
Avengers vol. 4 #6 (December 2010)
Left the main team in Avengers vol. 4 #27. Current member of the Young Avengers as Marvel Boy.
Doctor Strange Stephen Vincent Strange
New Avengers vol. 2 #7 (December 2010)
Originally joined in New Avengers vol. 1 #27 (February 2007). Current member of the Illuminati.
Red Hulk Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross
Avengers vol. 4 #12 (June 2011)
Current member of the Thunderbolts.

Shattered Heroes recruits (2011–2012)[edit]

After the Fear Itself event, the lineup of the Avengers teams was shifted by Captain America during the Shattered Heroes storyline.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Daredevil Matthew "Matt" Murdock
New Avengers vol. 2 #16 (September 2011)
Storm Ororo Iqadi T'Challa (née Munroe)
Avengers vol. 4 #19
(November 2011)
Left the team in New Avengers (vol. 2) #24. Current member of the X-Men.
Quake Daisy Johnson Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and former member of the Secret Warriors.
Captain Britain Brian Braddock
Secret Avengers vol. 1 #22
(January 2012)
Asked by Steve Rogers to join the Avengers in Age of Heroes #1.
Venom Eugene "Flash" Thompson
Secret Avengers vol. 1 #23 (February 2012)
Current member of the Thunderbolts and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Marvel NOW! recruits (2012-2013)[edit]

After the Avengers vs. X-Men event, members from both Avengers and X-Men teams were shifted by Captain America during the Marvel NOW! storyline.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Havok Alex Summers
Uncanny Avengers #1 (October 2012)
Current leader of the Avengers Unity Squad.
Cannonball Sam Guthrie
Avengers vol. 5 #1 (December 2012)
Current members of the main Avengers team.[35][36]
Sunspot Roberto da Costa
Manifold Eden Fesi
Shang-Chi Shang-Chi
Captain Universe Tamara Devoux
Smasher Isabel "Izzy" Kane[37]
Hyperion Marcus Milton
Rogue Anna Marie
Uncanny Avengers #4 (January 2013)
Current member of the Avengers Unity Squad. Maintains simultaneous membership in the Avengers and the X-Men.
Sunfire Shiro Yoshida
Uncanny Avengers #5 (February 2013)
Current member of the Avengers Unity Squad.[38]

Infinity recruits (2013-present)[edit]

Characters that joined the team during the Infinity event.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Ex Nihilo Ex Nihilo
Avengers vol. 5 #17 (October 2013)
Abyss
Nightmask Adam
Star Brand Kevin Connor
Ronin Eric Brooks Mighty Avengers vol 2 #1 First appeared as "Spider Hero". Revealed as Blade in Mighty Avengers vol. 2 #9.[39]
Blue Marvel Adam Brashear Mighty Avengers vol 2 #2
Power Man Victor Alvarez Mighty Avengers vol 2 #3 Former students at Avengers Academy, former members of the Heroes for Hire.
White Tiger Ava Ayala

Honorary[edit]

Heroes that have been granted honorary status during their lifetime or posthumously for acts of great courage and/or sacrifice.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Rick Jones Richard Milhouse Jones Avengers #1 (September 1963)
Captain Marvel Mar-Vell
(a.k.a. Walter Lawson)
Avengers vol. 1 #86 (March 1971)
(by affiliation only)
Posthumously awarded honorary membership.[40]
Whizzer Robert L. Frank Sr. Avengers #173 (July 1978) Died in Vision and Scarlet Witch #2 (December 1982).
Moira Brandon Moira Brandon Avengers West Coast vol. 2 #100 (November 1993) Honorary founding member of the West Coast Team. Status given in flashback taking place before West Coast Avengers vol. 1.
Marrina Marrina Smallwood Avengers #282 (August 1987) Wife of Namor; honorary member while he served on the team.[6][14][16] Revived during the Chaos War (January 2011).
Yellowjacket Rita DeMara Avengers Annual #17 (1988) Made honorary member after assisting an East Coast reserve team.[6][10][13][30] Killed by Iron Man (Stark) in Avengers: The Crossing (September 1995). Returned to life in Chaos War: Dead Avengers #1 (January 2011).
Swordsman Phillip Jarvert Avengers #357 (December 1992) Alternative universe Avenger & Gatherer
Magdalene Marissa Darrow Avengers #363 (June 1993)
Deathcry
a.k.a. Lifecry
Sharra Neramani Avengers #364 (July 1993)
(as a probationary member)
Never gained full membership. Given honorary status in Avengers #399 (June 1996).[6] Killed in Annihilation Conquest: Star-Lord #2 (August 2007). Restored to life in Chaos War: Dead Avengers #5
Masque Guillietta Nefaria (birth name), Whitney Frost (legal name) Avengers #393 (April 1996) A clone of Madame Masque.[13] Killed in Avengers vol. 3 #34 (November 2000).
Iron Man Anthony Edward Stark Avengers: Timeslide (1996) An alternate adolescent version of the original from reality 96020. Replaced him for a time and then merged with the original Stark.
Flux Dennis Sykes One Month To Live #5 (September 2010). Died in One Month To Live #5 (September 2010).[41]

Guardians of the Galaxy (1978)[edit]

A group of superheroes from the 31st century, the Guardians of the Galaxy time traveled to the 20th century in vol. 1 #168 (February 1978) and served as honorary members during the Korvac saga.[6][10]

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Yondu Yondu Udonta Avengers #168
(February 1978)
Martinex Martinex T'Naga
Charlie-27
Nikki Nicholette Gold
Starhawk Stakar Ogord
Aleta Ogord Aleta Ogord
Vance Astro Vance Astrovik A younger, alternate version of him also later joined as the superhero Justice (a.k.a. Marvel Boy, see above: Post-Heroes Return recruits, 1998).

Young Avengers[edit]

Main article: Young Avengers

A group of teenage heroes modeled after the Avengers, the surviving Young Avengers were awarded honorary membership following the "Children's Crusade" storyline.

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Hawkeye Kate Bishop Avengers: The Children's Crusade #9
(May 2012)
Awarded honorary membership by Captain America.[41]
Hulkling Dorrek VIII
Speed Thomas Shepherd
Wiccan William Kaplan

Infiltrators[edit]

Character Real name Joined in Notes
Ravonna
a.k.a. "Nebula", Terminatrix
Ravonna Lexus Renslayer Avengers #291
(May 1988)
Posing as Nebula at the time, and better known as Terminatrix. Started placing the East Coast division under mind control as of #291 (May 1988). Unofficial leader as of #294 (August 1988). "Officially" joined in #297. Reported MIA minutes later. East Coast division consequently disbanded (November 1988).
Mockingbird H'rpra Avengers West Coast #91
(February 1993)
Skrull who replaced the kidnapped Barbara Morse as Mockingbird in order to infiltrate the team, as revealed in a retcon in Secret Invasion#8 (January 2009). She was slain by Mephisto in Avengers West Coast #100 (November 1993), although her ghost or spirit has been seen a few times since[42] True name revealed in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#1 Softcover in the updates section.
AntiVision Avengers #360
(March 1993)
Infiltrated the team as a representative of the Gatherers. He impersonated the Vision, and was seemingly destroyed by Proctor, before being defeated by Vision.
Spider-Woman Veranke
(posing as Jessica Drew)
New Avengers #3
(March 2005)
Joined the Mighty Avengers (Initiative team) in Mighty Avengers #7 (November 2007). Revealed in New Avengers #42 (August 2008) to have been a Skrull. Killed by Norman Osborn in Secret Invasion #8 (January 2009).
Scarlet Witch Loki Laufeyson
(posing as Scarlet Witch)
Mighty Avengers #21
(March 2009)
Joined and assembled the Mighty Avengers in Mighty Avengers #21 (March 2009). Revealed in Mighty Avengers #29 (November 2009).
Spider-Man Otto Octavius
(switched bodies with Peter Parker)
The Amazing Spider-Man #698
(December 2012)
Automatically on team after switching bodies with Peter Parker. Under probation since The Superior Spider-Man #8 for various violent acts. Left team in The Superior Spider-Man #26 to avoid an incriminating brain scan.

Other teams[edit]

Fury's Black Ops Initiative (1959)[edit]

As revealed in New Avengers #10 (March 2011).

Character Real name Joined in
Nick Fury Nicholas Joseph Fury New Avengers vol. 2 #10 (March 2011)
Dum Dum Dugan Timothy Aloysius Cadwallader Dugan
Sabretooth Victor Creed
Dominic Fortune Duvid Jerome T. Fortunov
Namora Aquaria Nautica Neptunia
Kraven the Hunter Sergei Kravinoff
Ulysses Bloodstone Unrevealed
Silver Sable Ernst Sablinova
Blonde Phantom Louise Grant Mason Avengers 1959 #1 (October 2011)

Great Lakes Avengers (1989)[edit]

A group of heroes independently formed their own branch of Avengers, as Great Lakes Avengers, in West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #46 (July 1989), with no official status. Later known as the Lightning Rods (after the Thunderbolts during Heroes Reborn), they eventually switched their name back. In the GLA Misassembled miniseries, the team was contacted by the Maria Stark Foundation and forced to change their name. They chose the Great Lakes X-Men. In The Thing #8, they changed their name again to the Great Lakes Champions. Since the Civil War, the team has been known as the Great Lakes Initiative.

Avengers Resistance (2009)[edit]

Justice and other former members of the New Warriors eventually left The Initiative to form Counter Force, with the purpose of ensuring that The Initiative stayed true to their goal of training new and undeveloped superhumans. After Camp Hammond was shut down, Tigra and Gauntlet joined the New Warriors who had left the Initiative, and formed the Avengers Resistance, with the specific purpose of exposing the criminal deeds of Norman Osborn.

Astonishing Avengers (2014)[edit]

During the AXIS storyline, Magneto assembles an unnamed group consisting of Absorbing Man, Carnage, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Enchantress, Hobgoblin, Jack O'Lantern V, Loki, Mystique, and Sabretooth to combat the Red Skull.[43] When the Red Skull was defeated, the villains went their separate ways, but were inverted due the spell cast by Scarlet Witch and Doctor Doom.[44] The inverted villains were reassembled by Steve Rogers when he noticed something was wrong with the Avengers and X-Men and making a resistance against the heroes, being named the Astonishing Avengers.[45]

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See also[edit]

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