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My Five Favorite Avengers: Tim Seeley

The upcoming Ant-Man & The Wasp writer and artist shares his Avengers dream team!

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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!"

As the Heroic Age dawns on the Marvel Universe and we prepare for a new chapter in the ongoing saga of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, 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!

 

ANT-MAN & THE WASP writer and artist Tim Seeley may be busy working on a pair of smaller Avengers right now, but that doesn't mean his favorite team members all have an affinity for identity swapping and size alteration.

"I'm approaching this as my fave characters as Avengers," Seeley says, noting that the likes of Iron Man and Spider-Man don't make the list because they work as well on their own as on the team. "My philosophy on the Avengers is that they work best as a team of rogues, misfits and outcasts who team up to redeem themselves and save humanity from big crazy threats, under the direction of the perfect, infallible leader."

 
5. Captain America (Steve Rogers)
"The ultimate leader, the ultimate boy scout, the ultimate bad ass. Cap at his best manages to always reinforce why a legion of gods, aliens and misfits will follow him anywhere."










 
4. She-Hulk (Jen Walters)
"I'm a sucker for a strong woman, and they don't get much stronger than She-Hulk. She-Hulk is a great Avenger as she has so many possibilities: she's smart, she's sexy, and she punches heads very well. As a kid, I was totally in love with a scene in which she smashed Dionysus, the Greek god of revelry and wine, in the head with a column."







 
3. Hercules
"The first issue of AVENGERS I'd ever received as a kid had poor old Herc getting head-punched into a coma by the Masters of Evil, so I was instantly sympathetic to the big guy. Herc makes a great team member because he's a great hero and all that, but mostly because he's such an inappropriate jerk. He likes to drink, have a good time, and tell everyone how wonderful he is."






 
2. Tigra
"Tigra works best on a team, and I like the diversity she brings to any Avengers roster. No matter who you have on a team, adding 'weretiger in a bikini/monster fighter/former cop' to the line up always makes it just that much better."









 
1. Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
"When it comes right down to it, Clint is the Avengers story. He was misfit, a crook, and a loser. Being an Avenger gives Clint his path and redeems him. Clint is also willing to cross the line, making him a perfect foil for Cap. One of my favorite Avengers moments involves Hawkeye cheating on a game of chance with the Gamesmaster. Plus the fact that he's just a guy with a bow helps add humanity to any Avengers line up."

 

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16 comments
13brett26
13brett26

1.Captain America2.Thor3.Iron Man4.Hawkeye5.Black Widow

Gbabyfresh
Gbabyfresh

1. The Hulk 2. Captain America 3. Wolverine 4. Thor 5. Sentry

Gbabyfresh
Gbabyfresh

1. The Hulk 2. Captain America 3. Wolverine 4. Thor 5. Sentry ....badass team

newfoundma
newfoundma

1. She-Hulk. I remember how happy everyone was when she re-joined the Avengers during Busiek's run in the midst of a lot of darkness. That was my first exposure to the character.2. Black Widow. A spy leading aliens, gods, and mutants was just cool. I love that she's just as tough as the guys.3. Spider-Man. I groaned when he joined the team, but he has fit in well and added a lot of humor.4. Quicksilver. He's a jerk, but also very few would question his commitment to the team or his sister. 5. Ms. Marvel. She's one of the most iconic characters who still has room to grow and evolve.

vanklo.t
vanklo.t

1. Ms. Marvel2. Spider-Woman3. Iron Man4. Thor5. She-Hulk

CITYHUNTER69
CITYHUNTER69

Top 5 Avengers5. Ironman4. Spider-Woman(Jessica Drew)3. Tigra2. Wolverine1. Captain America

alick_warnick
alick_warnick

my top 5 are the following 1.captain america 2.thor 3.iron man 4.wolverine 5.spiderman.and might I add that spiderman add so much humer to the book now.

Dzec
Dzec

My top 5 Avengers are the following:1. Captain America2. Wolverine3. Hawkeye (Clint Barton) 4. Thor5. Ms. Marvel

coltman1000
coltman1000

p.s. icould do another if i had time

coltman1000
coltman1000

my other 5 is kinda werid but i'll share anyway war machine is not werid but is the oppisite hey isay if they're in a movie they are pretty much awesome like my first 5 each are in at least one movie any way then the hulk and the thing trwo power houses and no i'm not joking the thing was an avenger, go see the avenger bio if you don't beleive me then she-hulk another power house and then tigra i think she's so hot also as tj said she where's a bikini what more can a man want!

coltman1000
coltman1000

My favorite is basically spiderman, black widow the kick butt lady , the ulimate leader you guesed it captain america as TJ said before me captain america is the captain or he would just be america which their is already one, then comes the bad boy basically the one who needs a little rules like "no slicing living things" and his only hero is himself,and then comes the play boy iron man a guy who suplies the team andthe guy whowill get mad quick so that's my awesome team plus it includes the 4 most popular superheroes excluding black widow

tygor1
tygor1

My 5 would be: Captain Marvel, Jack Of Hearts, Thor, Quasar and Scarlet Witch.

loneman1
loneman1 member

My fab five would be Captain America,Vision,Wonder-Man,Henry Pym(not as Wasp),Thor.

vegan70
vegan70

I will comment on TJ's picks instead of showing mine. I agree for the most part though not in the order. They were smart to power up Tigra. She was a whiny and lacking female Thing in her always wanting to be human. She-Hulk is a better choice for #2. She's replaced the Thing in the FF, she's hulked up, and she retains and uses her brains and charm. Cap is the Avengers. The team looks off when he's not on it. I might throw in Wonder Man if you exclude Cap, because he's super, but not on his own. Herc: needs an audience. Whoever is writing his book successfully is magical. I can't imagine Herc on his own! The one you might want to include if you bend the rules some: Jarvis. If you don't have your caretaker, the team is truly out of balance!

deadpool231172
deadpool231172

my favorite avengers thor,sentry,ms.marvel,vision & captain america.