Whether it comes from a single cry in the night or is a direct response to city-wide panic, the Avengers miraculously come together when the situation always looks its bleakest. And with Avengers: Endgame coming out soon, fans can’t wait to hear Captain America’s famous phrase: “Avengers Assemble!” We, unfortunately, missed out on getting the catchphrase in both the battle in New York versus Loki and in Age of Ultron, which can hopefully only mean one thing…It’s coming
1. Confronting Ultron (The Avengers Vol. 3 #22)
1999 Edition Art by George Perez
Featured in the picture: Black Panther, Captain America, Firestar, Iron Man & Thor
One of the coolest and most iconic moments in Avengers history comes from this picture, featuring the latest battle with Ultron. As Ultron was gaining power and time was running out for our heroes, Thor strongly and calmly exclaims that he’s coming and he’s coming with a vengeance. I don’t care how much indestructible adamantium you have, a calm and fierce looking Thor will freak anyone out!
2. Hercules in Charge (Chaos War)
2010 Edition Art by Khoi Pham
Featured in the picture: Amadeus Cho, Captain America, Doctor Voodoo, Hawkeye, Hercules, Human Torch, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Mister Fantastic, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Steve Rogers, The Thing, Thor & Wolverine
A personal favorite to many, who doesn’t appreciate dozens of heroes in the sky all charging towards evil? Well, thanks to Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente’s Hercules saga, we ended up with this amazing picture, the God Squad, and the Chaos War. This absolutely intense picture features the heroic Hercules in his star moment in the battle against the twisted Chaos King.
3. The Ultimate Superhero Team-Up (Avengers/JLA #4)
Featured in the picture: Aquaman, Batman, Captain America, Flash, Goliath, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Martian Manhunter, Scarlet Witch, Superman, Thor, Vision, Wasp & Wonder Woman
“Wait, what? Do I see Batman in the back?” You sure do! In this Marvel, DC crossover special, The Justice League and The Avengers work together long enough for us to not only capture a rare and surprising image but also to amaze us all after the heroes join together as soon as the all-encompassing words are uttered: “Avengers Assemble.”
4. The Zombie Avengers (Marvel Zombies: Dead Days #1)
2007 Edition Art by Sean Phillips
Featured in the picture: Black Widow, Colonel America, Hawkeye, Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel & Wasp
The Avengers, always bringing relief, joy, and a smile to the faces of otherwise terrified civilians…except in this scenario. This picture comes from the Marvel Zombies universe where all of the villains and heroes fell victim to a pretty bad case of zombie fever. But hey, at least you get to see zombies assemble for once, right?
5. Chaos & Order (The Avengers Vol. 3 #60)
2003 Edition Art by Kieron Dwyer
Featured in the picture: Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Falcon, Iron Man, Ms. Marvel, Namor, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, Thor, Wasp & Yellowjacket
This classic Avengers lineup features the heroes we know and adore in their most obvious forms. This specific picture is from Volume 3, Episode 60 where the Avengers are squaring off against the In-Betweener, a cosmic entity and incarnation of Scorpio, that none of the Avengers were able to handle alone.
6. Ending the Dark Reign (Siege #3)
2010 Edition Art by Olivier Coipel
Featured in the picture: Captain America (Bucky Barnes), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Daisy Johnson, Eden Fesi, Hulkling, Luke Cage, Mockingbird, Ms. Marvel, Patriot, Ronin, Speed, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Stature, Stonewall, Vision, Wiccan, & Yo-Yo Rodriguez
If you look closely, you’ll see the rare double Captain America Avengers picture. After Norman Osborn and H.A.M.M.E.R. terrorized the world for over a year, The Siege came in to save the day! A collection of Old Avengers, New Avengers, and some Mysterious Heroes joined together as the rebirth of Steve Rogers (Captain America) and a shield straight to Osborn’s face turned the tides for the Avengers to once again save the day.
7. The First Assembly (The Avengers Vol. 1 #1)
1964 Edition Art by Jack Kirby
Featured in the picture: Giant-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor & Wasp
How could we end on anything other than the very first time The Avengers met up? Although the members were originally fighting against a misunderstood and confused Hulk, they quickly realized their true enemy was the trickster god, Loki, and thus marked the beginning of The Avengers’ history.