Joss Whedon's superhero epic has its roots in Marvel comics, with the team debuting in September 1963 in The Avengers #1. Dubbed 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes', the original group united Iron Man, Thor, Wasp, Ant-Man and Hulk and has had a rotating cast over the past five decades.
Below, Digital Spy takes an in-pictures look at Marvel's greatest super-team.
Name: Steve Rogers aka Captain America Superpowers: Enhanced physical strength due to experimental serum. First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941) Comic book trivia: Cap is seen socking Adolf Hitler in the jaw on his first ever comic book cover.