The Avengers weren't the first... as in a superhero team movie. The X-Men franchise and the Watchmen movie had glimmers of this concept perculating throughout their various tales. However, the Avengers cemented how divergent heroes can unite for a common cause with nothing bonding them save for equal parts tenacity and talent. Not a mutant-tie nor a mystery-tie... but the true tie that binds... heroism in the face on indominable odds. While we can dream that Charlton's Action-Heroes and Archie's Mighty Crusaders may someday grace the silver screen with their presence, nothing can match what transpired when Marvel Comics' Sensational Sextet saved their world!
As for a battle between this triad of terrific teams:
- Black Widow takes fellow female agent Nightshade, while Fly Girl would aptly avoid her web.
- Thor would overwhelm Son of Vulcan and Jaguar, despite their might, given his experience.
- Iron Man would more than match the equally tech-savy Peacemaker and Comet... combined!
- Hulk's gamma-irradiated strength would overwhelm Captain Atom and Lancelet Strong.
- Hawkeye would have the jump on the keen-eyed Blue Beetle and Fly, if only for the moment.
- Captain America would have difficulty with Shield but not so much with Judomaster.
- Oh, and Nick Fury would laugh in the face of Peter Cannon and the Web... "ant... boot"!