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List of Avengers members
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List of Avengers members

The Avengers (q.v.) is a team of comic book superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. Over the years it has featured a large number of characters in a variety of combinations.

Table of contents
1 Founding members
2 1960s recruits
3 First wave of 1970s recruits
4 Guardians of the Galaxy
5 Second wave of 1970s recruits
6 Early 1980s Recruits
7 Avengers West Coast
8 Later 1980s recruits
9 Recruits of the 1989 Reformation
10 The Great Lakes Avengers
11 Early 1990s Recruits
12 Post-Heroes Return members
13 1950s members
14 Possible future members

Founding members

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

1960s recruits

First wave of 1970s recruits

Guardians of the Galaxy

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.

Second wave of 1970s recruits

Early 1980s Recruits

Avengers West Coast

Later 1980s recruits

Recruits of the 1989 Reformation

The Great Lakes Avengers

A group of second-string heroes who independently formed their own branch of Avengers in West Coast Avengers vol 2 #46 (July 1989). Later known as the Lightning Rods.

Early 1990s Recruits

Post-Heroes Return members

1950s members

What If vol 1, #9 (June 1978) revealed that a prototype group of Avengers had been formed in 1958 to rescue abducted President Eisenhower from supervillain Yellow Claw. They disbanded upon completing their mission but the issue discussed what would have happened had they continued their activities. They were revealed in Avengers Forever to be a parallel world version of the Avengers.

Their members included:

Possible future members