The Avengers have been around for decades, and have been exploring the multiverse for nearly as long. While Marvel’s multiverse isn’t plotted out quite as neatly as DC’s, fans still get exposed to plenty of alternate universes.
No matter how different the worlds, seem, there always seems to be an Earth’s Mightiest Heroes around. Some of these teams barely resemble the Avengers in the main universe at all, thanks to the way their histories developed. Other teams are basically the same group but with different costumes. The influence of the Avengers isn’t just felt in other worlds though, it’s felt across time, with Avengers existing both in the past and the future. As heroes, they are everywhere humanity needs protecting.
10/10 Atlantean Avengers Are Protectors Of An Altantis That Never Sank
Even in timelines drastically different from their own, the Avengers will come to exist. Introduced in Marvel’s 2021 Free Comic Book Day one-shot, the Avengers of Earth-10222 are from an Earth where Atlantis never sank.
The group consists of a fairly standard roster of heroes: Captain Atlantis, Iron Man, the Sorcerer Supreme, She-Hulk, and Neptune. Unfortunately, this team doesn’t get to appear for very long before they were wiped from existence by a multiversal version of the Masters of Evil. Still, they look so unique they should definitely get to appear again.
9/10 A.V.E.N.G.E.R.S. Initiative Were Formed After The Avengers Defeated Thanos Once And For All
In an alternate timeline, Thanos came to Earth and attacked Project PEGASUS. He created a pair of cosmic cube gauntlets from ISO-8 energy, and laid waste to half of the Avengers.
Beating half the Avengers is leaving the job half-done, though. In the aftermath, Black Widow formed the A.V.E.N.G.E.R.S. Initiative, defeating Thanos once and for all and creating a group that could protect the rest of the Earth. This new group consists of Thor, an adult Hulkling, Iron Mariner, the Vision, Marvel Woman, and Danielle Cage, among other members. While their timeline never gets easier, their members continue protecting Earth for the next thirty years.
8/10 The Ultimates Presented A Realistic Look Of The Avengers
How people feel about the Ultimates is going to depend entirely on how they feel about the premise of the universe. In the 2000s, the Ultimates were meant to be “realistic” take on the Avengers. Captain America is a little more jingoistic, Thor is seen as mentally unstable, and Tony…well, he embraces his alcoholism.
That said, the team was around for a decade. Nothing’s around that long in comics without being popular. Though the universe is supposedly “gone,” it was recently re-created. The team now boasts an updated roster containing Peter Parker’s clone and Ironheart as new members.
7/10 Avengers Mangaverse Present The Team As Anime Characters
Admittedly, leaving the Marvel Mangaverse in the hands of Akira Yoshida wasn’t the best of ideas. That said, while the Mangaverse itself was a bit of a mess, the designs of the Avengers weren’t.
Between its two appearances, the Mangaverse actually stuck around long enough to see some serious changes to the Avengers roster. By the end though, it settled on a pretty cool line-up of Wolverine, Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Black Cat, Human Torch, all led by Iron Man. They also eventually got themselves a cool new Captain America in the form of a revived Carol Danvers.
6/10 Avengers 1,000,000BC Showed There Must Be Avengers In Every Era
While the Avengers 1,000,000 line-up is from the main Marvel Universe, they certainly don’t consist of any Avengers from the modern era. Though the Earth is still young, and humanity even younger, there must always be heroes to defend it.
This timeline presents the most logical selection of characters to defend the planet: King Odin, the original Iron Fist, the original Black Panther, the first Sorcerer Supreme, and the first Ghost Rider, working alongside the Phoenix and the Starbrand. Their combined powers make them one of the strongest teams of Avengers regardless of the timeline, which was pretty fortunate considering the threats they were facing.
5/10 Queen’s Vengeance Were A High Fantasy Version Of The Avengers
This version of the Avengers made their appearance during the Heroes Return era of Marvel Comics. Longtime Avengers villain Morgan Le Fay took all the Avengers and trapped them within an alternate timeline, brainwashing all of them to believe they worked for her.
In this timeline, the team referred to themselves as the Queen’s Vengeance. Since the book gathered everyone who had been an Avenger before, all of them got high fantasy, medieval-style makeovers courtesy of the late creator George Pérez. They even got brand-new names to match, though some of them could’ve been more creative. Iron Man just became the Iron Knight, after all.
4/10 Judgment League Avengers Combine The Avengers With The JLA
In the Amalgam Universe, not all the fusions make immediate sense. The JLA isn’t just a mix of the Justice League and the Avengers, but the Justice League and the X-Men. One team, the Judgment League Avengers, makes an appearance battling against the JLX after the government turns on mutants.
The team is pretty powerful, consisting of heroes like Super-Soldier, Dark Claw, Goliath, Canary, Hawkeye, and more. Unfortunately, the group wastes time attacking their former teammates in their one-shot storyline.
3/10 Mini Marvels Represent The Team Everyone Wants To Hug
This team is not to be confused with the Little Avengers, a team made up of babies in Avengers costumes. The Mini-Marvels consist of the classic Avengers team, and seem to exist in a timeline where most of the same events have transpired.
The difference is, most of the time the group just gets up to incredible wholesome adventures. One of their comics featured Iron Man giving all the Mini-Marvels their own special armor to protect them.
2/10 Scavengers Are A Team Of Super-Powered Cartoon Animals
Earth-8311 features an Earth made entirely of anthropomorphic animals. This is the home of the Spectacular Spider-Ham, who spends most of his time working at the Daily Porker while protecting New Yolk City as best he can.
Spider-Ham is also a member of that Earth’s version of the Avengers, the Scavengers. This team consists largely of the classic Avengers but in animal form. How they all manage to work together so well considering half of them consist of literal cats and dogs is up for debate, but one thing’s for sure: most of them don’t like Spider-Ham, even though he’s one of Peter Parker’s best allies.
1/10 A-Next Represent The Next Generation Of The Avengers
The A-Next are the heroes of the MC2 timeline, a world where time moves normally, and the Avengers retire after a trip to an alternate universe. It’s impossible to keep a good super-team down though. When Eric Masterson’s son Kevin agrees to take up the mantle of Thunderstrike, he starts a series of events that lead to the Avengers being formed again.
This new version of the team contains legacy heroes from the Marvel Universe like Mainframe and the American Dream, but that’s not all. They also have newer heroes like J2, the son of Juggernaut, and Saberclaw, son of Wolverine. This is also one of the rare teams to have their own ongoings, after MC got its own line of ongoings.
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