Thanks to the hubbub around ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, I’ve been thinking about the long and storied history of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, and wondering which Avenger is best.  Then again, it may not be a question of best so much as whom you prefer.  Since the team’s membership has exploded in the last decade or so, you have the option of a couple hundred heroes to help you in your hour of need, from Triathlon to The Black Knight all the way to Cybermancer (who may or may not count, honestly.)  Even if you just want to consider those who have appeared in the movies, there’s a heapin’ helpin’ of Avengers to choose from, leading to today’s individual query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) recommends choosing the Two-Gun Kid or Firebird, so that they won’t have to run out on you to appear in a crossover or star in a movie, asking: You get only ONE of the Avengers to save you from the worst peril you can imagine: Which Avenger is your pick?


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  1. Might be bias talking, but I’d probably go with the Tony Stark Iron Man. He’s got enough tools to deal with most situations, and the brain to engineer his way out if not.

  2. Tigra. I’m probably going to die anyway because I can imagine incredible horrors that would make Cthulhu look mild (the joys of being a crazy person), might as well have the last thing I see be a beautiful cat lady. But she’s also a quick thinker, a skilled fighter and good at what she does, so she might actually be able to save me.

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