If you had to pick six Avengers to be on the team who would you pick? The Avengers Assemble movie has gone with Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye. Mostly obvious choices for the movie audience, Hawkeye being the exception. Hardcore comics fans will always have a favourite line-up but I am betting most would not favour this six. Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch's Ultimates updated and re-booted the Avengers in an alternate ultimate Marvel universe in 2002 and the movie takes its tone from their re-imagining. Samuel L. Jackson may be fanboy heaven as Nick Fury but for this Silver and Bronze Age fan this is not really the Avengers.
|The Avengers Pencil Art by Jack Kirby, Inks: George Roussos|
Avengers #4 (March 1964)