Top Five Month (check here to see an archive of all the top five lists featured so far) continues with a look at the top five characters to make their debut in the pages of the Avengers (there are a number of great characters who first showed up in the Avengers)!
This list is tough – the top five I’m pretty certain on, but the ORDER of the top five is a lot tougher! There are some big name characters here!
Black Knight (Dane Whitman)
The Black Knight was a stalwart member of the Roger Stern Avengers and ended up becoming practically the star of the book during Bob Harras’ run on the book. Heck, Black Knight was so popular that they sent him to the Ultraverse as one of the bigger characters to be sent to that world as part of Marvel’s attempt to pump some new life into the Ultraverse!
5. Wonder Man
Wonder Man is one of the few Avengers to debut after the series started to be popular enough to get his own ongoing series! And it last over two years, which is better than most characters out there!
Thanks to the suggestion, folks! Rogue definitely belongs on the list. Heck, she also fits right in with “so hard to tell who goes in what spot,” as she is definitely a Top 5 choice, but WHERE? She surely is ahead of Wonder Man, but should she go ahead of Kang and Ultron, too?
Kang or Ultron – who is tops? Both major Avengers villains, but I think if I had to pick one…
it would be Ultron. But really, it’s basically a toss-up.
Vision, however, became such an important part of the Avengers that they even used him for the little corner box for years! THAT was how much he became identified with the title, a title that he debuted in some forty-odd years ago.
That’s the list! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!