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Avengers Fridays

Five Favorite Avengers: Todd Nauck

The artist explains why Vision, Hercules and more number among his mightiest heroes

By TJ Dietsch

“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!”

Each Friday Marvel.com will present a different column focusing on the one and only Avengers. From line-ups to costumes to villains to classic stories and beyond, we’ve got you covered on the history of Marvel’s most prolific team of heroes!

So let the call go out: Avengers Assemble!

After seeing him tackle the artwork on the recent Williams-Sonoma exclusive SPIDER-MAN AND THE AVENGERS comic that raises awareness for the Share Our Strength organization, we just had to ask Todd Nauck about his favorite Avengers.

No stranger to the world of Marvel as recently seen in the pages of IRON AGE #3, Nauck jumped at the chance to list his five favorite among the ranks of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and share his thought process by way of a brief history.

“I started reading Avengers comics as a child of the 80’s,” Nauck says. “So my top five kind of reflects that.”

5. Iron Man

“I'm talking the Bob Layton era armor, the coolest, most classic armor as far I am concerned.”

4. Hercules

“Yea, verily! He's in it for the sport!”

3. She-Hulk

“She's the heavyweight powerhouse that brings a light-hearted touch to the adventure.”

2. The Vision

“Synthezoids are awesome!”

1. Captain America

“Steve Rogers is an awesome leader. The selfless kind of guy who puts himself on the line and doesn't ask anything of his team he wouldn't do himself.”

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