I’ve read in this forum that the new “Mighty Avengers” writer plans to kill off a whole slew of longtime members. (Like they’ll really stay dead - what comic book character, aside from Bucky, ever does?) It got me to thinking that Marvel Comics must be close to running out of characters to induct into this team. I’m thinking of longtime characters, with histories to prove they truly are among “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” - and not second-stringers like Jack of Hearts, or lame “new” characters like Triathlon.
As far as I can tell, Dr. Strange is the last hold-out, the last truly classic Marvel Comics superhero to never have been an Avenger. Daredevil got offerred membership and refused (which is probably a good thing - like Moon Knight, he just wouldn’t fit in.) Of course, there are dozens of X-Men who could cross-over, but given how the recent X-writers have mangled the characters, I don’t think they might classify as “Earth’s Mightiest” anymore.
But then surely, the Teeming Millions might think up some more deserving characters.