First Appearance: Avengers #1, September 1963
Brief History: The Avengers were created in response to a colossal blunder by Loki. Loki attempted to convince the Hulk to attack a train, causing some well-known Superheroes to join forces to stop him. The story ended with the heroes permanently joining and forming the Avengers.
More recently, the Avengers have risen in popular culture due to their monumental success in Hollywood.
With the release of the original Iron Man movie in 2008, Marvel knew it was on to something and has continuously put out movies year after year in an effort to capitalize on its success. The culmination of the hard work was put on full display when, for the first time in history, a studio successfully brought a group of Superheros to life, in 2012’s The Avengers.
Below are just a few of the characters to be a part of this organization. Of course, as time passes, we will be adding more to the list.