The Avengers, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, are a fictional superhero team in Marvel Comics. Formed in 1963, the original lineup included characters like Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, and the Wasp. Over the years, the roster expanded to feature iconic Marvel characters. The Avengers unite to protect the world from powerful threats, and their leadership has included Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. Major storylines and adaptations, particularly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, have propelled the Avengers to global recognition and cultural significance. They stand as a symbol of superhero collaboration and have left an indelible mark on the genre.