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The Avengers is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, who are one of the many teams part of Earth's defense, protecting the world from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats. They were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and made its debut in The Avengers #1 (September 1963). Labeled ''Earth's Mighties Heroes'', the original Avengers consisted of Iron Man, Ant-Man, Hulk, Thor and the Wasp. Captain America was discovered trapped in ice in issue #4, and joined the group after they revived him.

Symbol from Marvel's The Avengers logo.

Other characters have later joined the team, such as Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Black Panther, Vision, She-Hulk, Hercules, Wolverine, and Captain Marvel.

They also appear in many television series and movies, most of them set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).