Avengers

Avenging Women

Earth’s Mightiest Heroines! These are the women who have served as an Avenger, tackling our planet’s most massive threats. Since its debut, Marvel’s premiere super hero team has featured some of the most dynamic and powerful women in comics. We’re celebrating the Avenging heroes who have not only had an impact on readers, but the Marvel Universe at large.

Hall of Fame

Thor

in Thor (2014) #1

Frost Giants have invaded Earth and an all-new Thor rises. Who is this new Goddess of Thunder? Not even Odin knows! Writer Jason Aaron and artist Russell Dauterman introduce the latest incarnation of she who is worthy.

Ms. Marvel

in Ms. Marvel (2014) #1

Wasp

in Secret Invasion (2008) #7

Scarlet Witch

in New Avengers (2004) #26

She-Hulk

in Avengers (1963) #222

Captain Marvel

in Ms. Marvel (1977) #1

Spider-Woman

in Spider-Woman (2009) #7

Black Widow

in Tales of Suspense (1959) #52

As dangerous as she is lovely, Natasha Romanova has earned legendary status as the Black Widow. A onetime Soviet spy, the Widow has leant her espionage skillset to the highest bidder, serving both the KGB and S.H.I.E.L.D. In her first appearance, Romanova steals the spotlight from Nick Fury, using her femme fatality as only the Widow can!

Spectrum/Photon/Captain Marvel

in Avengers (1963) #227

While serving as lieutenant in the New Orleans Harbor Patrol, Monica Rambeau was struck by a weapon intended to kill. Instead Rambeau became Spectrum, a super hero with intangibility, flight, and control over all forms of energy! Spectrum shows off her new abilities to the Avengers, earning a place on the team and the title of Captain Marvel.

Mantis

in Avengers (1963) #114

Tigra

in Avengers (1963) #216

Mockingbird

in New Avengers: The Reunion (2009) #1

Storm

in Avengers (2010) #21

Hellcat

in Avengers (1963) #144

Echo

in Daredevil (1998) #9

When Daredevil meets deaf super hero Echo, he uncovers a part of himself previously buried. Meet Maya Lopez, the musical prodigy/martial arts master who once wore the mask of Ronin. As a member of the Avengers, Echo impressed hero and villain alike with her photographic memory and reflective fighting skills.

Firestar

in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #193

Firestar first appeared as a sidekick to Spider-Man in his 1981 cartoon, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends. She would eventually evolve from Amazing Friend into amazing Avenger, joining the team at a critical point. Check out one of her earliest appearances in Uncanny X-Men!

Valkyrie

in Avengers (1963) #83