Top 100 Favorite Comic Teams

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  • The Uncanny X-Men are a superhero team of mutants that were founded by fellow mutant Professor Charles Xavier. They are dedicated to helping fellow mutants and sworn to protect a world that fears and hates them.

  • The Legion of Super-Heroes are a team of teen-age super-heroes in the 30th and 31st centuries of the DC Universe who were inspired by the adventures of Superboy/Clark Kent/Kal-El (Pre-Crisis). Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl are the founding members.

  • An intrepid group of astronauts: Reed, Sue, Johnny and Ben, originally received their powers after being exposed to an immense amount of cosmic radiation during a trip into space. Mutated and given strange powers by this exposure, they became the Fantastic Four and dedicated the use of their powers for the benefit of humanity.

  • The Teen Titans are the premier team of young heroes in the DCU. The team fights for the greater good and to protect other young heroes that are popping up daily.

  • The Authority, a team of superheroes who got the job done by any means necessary. The original line-up consisted of Jenny Sparks, a British woman who could generate and turn into electricity; Jack Hawksmoor, who was psychically bonded to cities in order to communicate with them and receive powers from them; Swift, a Tibetan woman who possessed wings and sharp talons; Apollo, a bio-engineered Superman pastiche; Midnighter, a bio-engineered Batman pastiche who possessed the ability to foresee his opponents' moves in combat; The Engineer, a scientist who had replaced her blood with nine pints of nanotechnology and could create solid objects with it; and The Doctor, a Dutch drug addict and shaman who possessed the combined powers of the hundreds of shamans who came before him.

  • The New Mutants are a team of young mutants in training at Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters.

  • Alpha Flight is a group of Canadian superheroes set in the Marvel Universe. The team was originally supposed to be a centerpiece for Wolverine, but became Canada's premiere superhero team.

  • Planetary is a group of "Archaeologists of the Impossible" who hunt out the world's secret history. The group was created by Warren Ellis for Wildstorm.

  • Eons ago two ships carrying Kherubim and Daemonites became stranded on Earth after a space battle and have secretly lived on Earth. Throughout the ages the two races have waged a secret war, the Kherubim trying to live peacefully while the Daemonites seek to conquer this new world.

  • The Starjammers are a group of space pirates. They were formerly lead by Christopher Summers alias Corsair, then by his son Havok.

  • Alex (12), Julie (10), Jack (8), and Katie Power (5) met "Whitey" Whitemane, an alien who gave each of them one of his powers before his death, imbuing them with unique super powers. The 4 kids became the youngest superhero team ever; Power Pack.

  • The Imperial Guard is a legion of superpowered champions who protect and defend the Shi'ar galactic empire.

  • The Micronauts are a team of freedom fighters, explorers and adventurers. Originally dedicated to fighting the tyrant Baron Karza who enslaved most of their planets in the Microverse, the team has stayed together after his defeat, exploring the Microverse.

  • Cloak and Dagger are runaways: two lonely teenagers who ran away to New York City to seek a better life. Fate, however, had other plans for them.

  • Castaways and nomads of all types were invited to a huge gathering within the arcology; while the mutant Shakti Haddad, known as Cerebra, personally invited a collection of promising mutants. They were brought together by Xi'an Chi Xan, nicknamed the Desert Ghost. Xi’an was an ex-outlaw who had a vision in Saigon of a new future for mutantkind.

  • Most notable outcasts and "freaks of nature" gathered together by The Chief to battle evil.

  • Originally a group of 5 multinational humans, the Atari force was brought together to explore the multiverse in their ship, Scanner One, to search for a "New Earth." Later, aliens joined the group.

  • Four baby turtles mutated by toxic goo called mutagen and trained in the art of ninjutsu by fellow mutant Master Splinter. The Turtles different fighting styles and personalities build off one another making them a formidable team.

  • The Squadron Supreme are the only superheroes on their Earth, in a universe parallel to our own: Earth-712. After being mind-controlled by an alien called the Overmind and ruining their Earth, they freed themselves but found that their people hated them for what they had done. Partially responsible for the chaos enveloping their world, they chose to take control of the planet to solve its problems.

  • International Operations started a "government internship" for gifted youths, taking place in an isolated training facility. Following the manifestation of Caitlin Fairchild's powers, she fled the complex with Roxy Spaulding, Grunge, Sarah Rainmaker and Burnout. The project was revealed to be a gathering of the gen-active progeny of Team 7. With the help of John Lynch, the kids finally escaped.

  • The Justice Society of America was founded in 1940 after several super-heroes saved the life of President Franklin D Roosevelt. Eight of the world's greatest heroes all banded together to stop Adolf Hitler's invasion of Britain and to protect President Roosevelt from a group of Valkyries summoned by Hitler.

  • The Avengers are Earth's mightiest heroes and foremost super-team... "There came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born - to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand! Heed the call, then - for now, the Avengers Assemble!"

  • Mutant outcasts from society. This community was founded by the mutant Callisto who discovered the "Alley", a tunnel that runs the length of Manhattan. Callisto first found the mutant Caliban who had the power to psionically locate other mutants. Using Caliban ability, Callisto located and gathered together many other mutants who had run away from human society.

  • The year is 1898, and Mina Murray is recruited by Campion Bond on behalf of British Intelligence and asked to assemble a league of other extraordinary individuals to protect the interests of the Empire: Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, Dr. Jekyll and Hawley Griffin, the Invisible Man. They help stop a gang-war between Fu Manchu and Professor Moriarty, nemesis of Sherlock Holmes.

  • Originally a team comprising the original five X-Men, X-Factor was eventually commanded by Havok as a government task force. Jamie Madrox later took the name to found X-Factor Investigations and ultimately sold it to Serval Industries, who now run a corporate sponsored mutant team, led by Polaris.

  • The Minutemen were formed in 1939 by Captain Metropolis, an ex-marine who wanted to put his skills as a soldier to good use, Along with Silk Spectre the group consisted of eight crime fighters, Silhouette, Mothman, Dollar Bill, Nite Owl, The Comedian and the Hooded Justice.

  • The four horseman are Apocalypse's personal warriors and always play a key role in his plans for mutant conquest and domination. The enhancements made to horseman are often a combination of both biological or genetic manipulation and the employment of the celestial technology that Apocalypse uses.

  • The grouping of heroes and villains contained in the work are not, in fact, named "The Watchmen", though they were at one point referred to as "Crimebusters". Rorschach, Nite Owl and Dr. Manhattan were the team's primary heroes.

  • The result of Kree experimentation on Homo Neanderthalensis using Terrigen Mist, the Inhumans are a race of superpowered beings who live in isolation and do not trust humans.

  • Neopolis is a massive multi-layered city built shortly after World War II and was designed as a home for the ever expanding population of science-heroes, heroines and villains that ballooned into exoticism in the previous decade. Bringing these powered beings together solved some problems but created others, especially after the inevitable partnerships led to a surge in their numbers in the 1960's. By the 1980's, Neopolis had turned into a pressure cooker- under-financed and overpopulated- that normal policing methods could never hope to contain. In 1985 the city accepted jurisdiction by a police force covering many alternate earths, headquartered on the world known as Grand Central. Neopolis's outpost of this network is Precinct Ten, it recruits its members from the Neopolis population. Working much like earths other precincts with one major exaction: the officers of Top 10 have the abilities needed to deal with Neopolis's exotic denizens.

  • In order to efficiently locate worlds with which to feed, Galactus will employ beings known as his heralds whose job it is to seek out worlds that will sustain him and satisfy his insatiable hunger. Heralds are imbued with portion of Galactus' power, an energy known as the Power Cosmic.

  • An international group of the world's social elite run by mutants that consider themselves superior to other mutants in both their mutant abilities and social status.

  • Angel O'Day is a private investigator who manages the O'Day and Simeon Detective Agency with her partner, Sam Simeon. Sam differs from many stereotypical detectives; besides helping Angel, Sam is both a comic book artist and a talking gorilla.

  • A group of robotic superheroes created by William Magnus. Each of them are constructed with a responsometer, a device that gives them human intelligence and personalities and allows them to control their given element.

  • The Endless are seven siblings that embody seven different fundamental forces of existence itself. Ageless, immortal and nigh-omnipotent, these siblings were the central characters of the landmark Vertigo series "The Sandman".

  • Generation X was a Marvel super-group that was a junior team off-shoot of the X-Men. The team was led by former X-Men member Banshee and reformed Hellfire Club villainess White Queen.

  • The Serpent Society is an organization of snake-themed supervillains banded together by Sidewinder as he promised they would never be imprisoned, thanks to his power.

  • Potentially the best known and popular partnership of heroes in comic books, the dynamic duo is a team comprised of the legendary Batman and his loyal sidekick Robin.

  • The original lineup of Ani-Men ( Ape-Man, Bird-Man, Cat-Man, Frog-Man) were recruited by a man named Abner Jonas under the guise of the Organizer. Abner Jonas was a candidate for mayor of New York City, who sends the Ani-Men on missions to undermine the current administration.

  • Enchantress, Ragman and Detective Chimp put the team together on impulse when the Spectre made the decision to destroy all magic in the world. Blue Devil, Nightshade, and Nightmaster joined them in their battle and the latter named the team the "Shadowpact".

  • The Midnight Sons are Earths main defense against dark and unnatural forces.

  • The Reavers are a group of cyborgs that are most known for their criminal activity, and their hatred of mutants including the X-Men.

  • After becoming discouraged by how Earth's scientists viewed science and its applications, Mr. Fantastic formed a new group to create a better future for all of humanity. Gathering some young, great minds, Mr. Fantastic planned to mold them into a team that would come up with solutions to the world's problems. Among these brilliant minds were Alex Power, the young mutants Artie and Leech, the Subterranean Moloids known as Tong, Mik, Korr, and Turg, a now inelegant Dragon Man, the young clone of supervillain the Wizard named Thirty-Two and Reed Richards' own daughter Valeria.

  • In the 31st Century, the Guardians of the Galaxy are freedom fighters formed by a diverse group of beings. The home reality of the Guardians of the Galaxy has been designated Earth-691. The founding members are Vance Astro (later Major Victory), Charlie-27, Yondu and Martinex. The team was founded to fight the Badoon race, who had conquered the Sol system and the Alpha Centauri system among others. The Guardians became the leading force of the resistance movement against the Badoon.

  • Astro City's most famous and most powerful group of heroes. It was founded in 1959 by the size-changing Max O'Millions.

  • SMASH, or the Society of Modern American Science Heroes, is a super group within Alan Moore's America's Best Comics Imprint. They are contained within the Terra Obscura and Tom Strong comics.

  • Psi-Force is comprised of Wayne Tucker, Kathy Ling, Tyrone Jessup, Anastasia Inyushin, Lindsey Falmon, and Thomas Boyd. Former member: Michael "Creepy" Crawley.

  • The Omega Men hail from the Vegan system, a planetary system with twenty-five habitable planets, which as of the early 1980s had been ruled for millennia by the Citadelians, a race of warriors cloned from the First Citadelian the demigod-like son of X'Hal. The Omega Men were assembled as a group of renegades and representatives of conquered Vegan worlds to fight Citadelian aggression

  • In a very late future, the Inheritors travelled to our time to conquer it. Their enemy, the city of Terminus send genetic bombs back in this time, seeding the Human race with the potential for Great Powers. Most reach the late 20thCentury and are used to create the Futurians!

  • Once they were seven ordinary human beings. Then they began to develop bizarre superhuman powers. They met at a clinic set up to deal with paranormal problems like theirs, but left when they discovered something sinister was going on there. Banding together for their own protection, they became D.P.7!

  • The Justice League is a team comprised of the premier superheroes of the DC Universe, making them "The Worlds Greatest Superheroes".

  • The Four were part of a secret moon launch in 1961, a project called Artemis. On their way, they encountered a rift in the fabric of the universe, which sent them to another world.

  • The greatest superheroes of their time joined together to fight the Axis powers during World War II.

  • Initially the mutant alter-ego of X-Factor, the X-Terminators were really the original X-men who sought to rescue and protect young mutants. The name was dropped after X-Factor was exposed, but later adopted by the young mutants they had saved.

  • A group of 30th-century heroes who were denied membership into the Legion of Super-Heroes, due to their powers being deemed limited or inadequate. So they banded together to prove the Legion wrong.

  • The Nextwave Squad was created by General Dirk Anger, the Director of H.A.T.E. (Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort) as an elite anti-terrorism team. The team leader is former Avengers member (and leader) Monica Rambeau.

  • The Zoo Crew are a team of Super powered animals who live on Earth-C. They got their powers from a meteor storm that hit the earth due to Starro the conqueror.

  • The Runaways are the children of "The Pride", a super-powered crime ring that had control of Los Angeles for many years. After defeating their parents, the Runaways attempt to make up for their parent's sins by fighting crime in Los Angeles, being the city's official protectors.

  • The Birds of Prey are a group of female heroes headed by Oracle. Though the team's roster tends to rotate, the mainstays of the group have been Oracle, Black Canary, and Huntress.

  • Formed during an alien invasion of Earth, the Licensed Extra-Governmental Interstellar Operatives Network (L.E.G.I.O.N.) is a heroic peacekeeping force protecting planets that subscribe to its service. The brilliant Coluan, Vril Dox II (son of Brainiac), founded L.E.G.I.O.N. after he and its original core members escaped from the Starlag prison camp.

  • The New Men are beings hyper evolved animals created by the High Evolutionary. Originally they lived on Counter Earth until the enigmatic race known as the Beyonders took their planet . They served as Knights on Wundagore Mountain and later as The High Evolutionary's priests during Evolutionary War.

  • Better known as the Amazons, they are a group of immortal warrior women created by the Olympian Gods. The most well known is Princess Diana, also known as Wonder Woman.

  • What began as Baron Zemo's plan for world domination became a superhero team comprised of super-villains seeking redemption only to be later reshuffled to act as Norman Osborn's personal hit squad before finally becoming a Government-sponsored prison reform project.

  • The Avengers Academy is a program where veteran heroes help train young people with dangerous super-powers and damaged psyches to become valuable heroes.

  • Big Hero 6 is Japan's official team of superhuman agents. The Japanese government first formed the Giri, a group of officials and businessmen, to find and train superhuman recruits and to oversee their activities.

  • One of Fire, another one of Wind, a third from the Waves, and the last from the Earth. Granted the powers of the elements by otherworldly spirits and returned from the dead, The Elementals battle against the evils manifested by the Shadowspear. Together they are powerful and respected protectors of Earth.

  • Force Works is a Marvel based super group composed of old West Coast Avengers and led by a disgruntled Iron Man who had recently left the Avengers.

  • Night Thrasher, using his vast wealth, formed the supergroup The New Warriors, recruiting other superheroes; Nova, Namorita, Firestar, Marvel Boy, Speedball.

  • Excalibur was formed in Britain, and was composed of British super-heroes Captain Britain and Meggan as well as the X-Men's Marvel Girl, Kitty Pryde, Lockheed, Nightcrawler, and a new character Widget. This team eventually expanded to include Kylun, Feron, Cerise, Pete Wisdom, Douglock, Colossus, Amanda Sefton, Moira Mactaggert, Micromax, Mimic and Wolfsbane.

  • Wildstorm Universe's Stormwatch was a United Nations-sponsored superhero organization controlled by the Weatherman.

  • The Sinister Six is the name of various teams assembled with the purpose of defeating Spider-Man or pursuing criminal endeavors. Formed and recurrently led by Doctor Octopus, subsequent iterations of the Sinister Six have also been led by Hobgoblin, Sandman, Green Goblin and currently Boomerang.

  • Originally a group of pick-pockets and thieves, the Fallen Angels later consisted of runaway young mutants and cyborgs who had an intergalactic adventure. In exchange for giving them shelter in the Vanisher's Beat Street Club, they would have to go out on the city streets and steal whatever they could find. Picking pockets, stealing purses and swiping food, they would take back their ill-gotten gains to the Vanisher who would then keep a large percentage of it for himself.

  • A team of 5 science heroes from the series Promethea. Based out of New York and their orbital headquarters The High Five.

  • The Defenders are a super-group in the Marvel Universe led by Doctor Strange. The team that wasn't a team, often fights against supernatural and magic-based opponents. Protecting humanity from the impossible!

  • Early in his war against humanity, Magneto organized a small band of mutants to go into combat at his side. Since the world had branded him a criminal, Magneto defiantly named his team of accomplices " The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants."

  • The first-known group was a criminal organization founded by Taurus, a corrupt businessman named Cornelius Van Lundt who sought personal power and dominance of the masses, using astrology to guide his and the Zodiac's machinations.

  • The Outsiders is a group of non-primary superheroes in the DC Universe that has become the "frontline" team that handles major threats that are endangering the Earth and its people since Batman's apparent demise.

  • The Challengers of the Unknown are a non-superhero group within the DC Universe created by Jack Kirby. The group mostly focuses on Sci-Fi storylines and is thought to be an inspiration for the Fantastic Four.

  • The Annihilators is a group of cosmic heroes who Nova formed as a strike force during the war with the Cancerverse, as Star-Lord's last wish they remained together as a cosmic last resort with enough power to intimidate almost any threat.

  • The Dial H for hero team era started when Robbi Reed dialed D-I-V-I-D-E, splitting himself in two different identities: the good Wizard and the evil Master. To stop his evil side, who was building an army of supervillians the Wizard built new H-dials for teenagers Vicky Grant and Chris King.

  • Corvus Glaive, Proxima Midnight, Supergiant, Black Dwarf and Ebony Maw form the five generals of Thanos' Cull Obsidian, meaning "Midnight Slaughter". Privately, they prefer to call themselves the Black Order, since it's less foreboding.

  • A group of villains assembled by the Grandmaster inspired by Squadron Supreme as part of a contest with Kang.

  • The Marauders are a group of henchmen for Mr Sinister, assembled by Gambit. They are responsible for the slaughter of the Morlocks.

  • The Dark Riders, originally called the Riders of the Storm, were created to uphold Apocalypse's view of "survival of the fittest" by challenging other mutants.

  • The Elephantmen are a group of Human/Animal hybrids created by the MAPPO corporation.

  • The Eternals are an evolutionary offshoot of humanity living on Earth who possess greater powers and longer lifespans than the mainstream human race.

  • The Legion Academy is an educational institution started by the Legion of Super-Heroes in the late 30th century. Academy was formed to train potential Legionnaires in the use of their powers and abilities. To be prepare the growing roster of the Legion for what challenges may lay ahead, the United Planets agreed to fund the Academy. The Academy will also train students who have no desire to be in the Legion.

  • The Liberty Legion was a stateside superhero group that fought against Nazi infiltrators during World War Two in the homeland. The group was formed when Bucky Barnes, Captain America's sidekick, and the Patriot sent a call for superheroes out over the radio airwaves. This was when the Invaders seemed to have been lost.

  • Upon discovering a parallel world where the Nazis were winning World War II, Uncle Sam recruited a group of golden age heroes called the Freedom Fighters to travel to that Earth and save its people. Over the years, various incarnations of the Freedom Fighters would protect American soil.

  • Wetworks is a team of black operatives that were bonded with golden symbiotes, that battle the supernatural.They original were part of I.O. but after the first mission in Raanes Peninsula they left I.O. to join Armand Wearing and his fight against the Night Tribes.

  • A group of superpowered mercenaries who hire out their aid in exchange for money.

  • The Seven Soldiers of Victory, also known as Law's Legionaires, are a team of crime fighters.

  • The Exiles are group of time and space traveling characters that are charged with the duty of jumping across multiple parallel realities. In each reality they must resolve a certain issue before they can move on to the next one in order to save the Multiverse.

  • The Illuminati is a secret group that guides events in the Marvel Universe. The "Illuminati" was a secret organization comprised of several of the world's most powerful heroes: Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Strange; Black Bolt, King of the Inhumans; Charles Xavier, founder of the X-Men and mutant rights activist; Reed Richards, founding member of the Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner, King of Atlantis; and Iron Man (Anthony Stark), founding member of the Avengers. These six men worked together for an unspecified amount of time to mold and shape the status of the superhuman world and the world around it

  • The Children of the Sun are enhanced beings created by the Origin bombs sent by Ex Nihilo.

  • Mark Moonrider, Beautiful Dreamer, Vykin the Black, Big Bear, and Serifan. Infinity Man is also an honorary member of the team. The five members of the Forever People were raised together on New Genesis, and eventually began referring to themselves by the name "Forever People".

  • Brought together in Villains United, a group of villains faced off against other super criminals. Now neither hero nor villain, these rogues do whatever is best for their interests.

  • A constantly changing group composed mostly of incarcerated super-villains who perform black ops missions with a low chance of survival in exchange for the possibility of a shortened sentence. This "squad" was organized and put together by Amanda Waller.

  • Metal-clad warriors from the golden galaxy of Galador, the Spaceknights traverse the cosmos hunting their eternal foes; the dreaded Dire Wraiths.

  • The Wanderers are a super-hero team in the 31st Century that are not sanctioned by the United Planets. There have been two versions of this team and have been associated with the Legion of Super-Heroes as both allies and enemies.