The Avengers is a team of fictional superhero characters in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Originally created using preexisting Marvel characters, the team first appeared in The Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963). Labeled "Earth's Mightiest Heroes," the Avengers originally consisted of Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk. Almost from inception, however, the roster has been fluid and has featured humans, robots, gods, aliens, supernatural beings, and even former villains. One theme remains consistent: the Avengers fight the foes no single superhero can withstand. Hence, their battle cry: "Avengers Assemble!"
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