You need to be pretty tough to go up against the Avengers. When the world is being protected by the likes of a genius billionaire, a super-soldier, a green rage monster and the God of Thunder, then you need one heck of a powerful enemy, either in terms of brain or brawn, for them to face.
That’s the challenge that the folks over at Marvel Comics have risen to over the years, as they’ve created numerous nemeses for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes who can actually pose some form of a threat. Obviously, it’s pretty rare that they go on to win – though, as we shall find out, that can happen – but it’s important that we, the fans, believe that the Avengers have got their work cut out for them.
From Onslaught to Norman Osborn, from Korvac to the Kree, here are our picks for the 10 greatest Avengers villains from over 50 years of Marvel comics. If you’re favourite isn’t found within, be sure to let us know in the usual place.