How do the Avengers make money?

#1 Posted by spideyfan69 (170 posts) - - Show Bio

I always wondered how do Avengers like Captain America, Hawkeye, and Ms.Marvel make money. I really am beginning to think that Spider-Man is the only superhero with a legit job?

#2 Posted by WarMachineMarkV (1214 posts) - - Show Bio

- The Avengers are funded by a charitable trust set up by Tony Stark (Maria Stark Foundation) which covers all team related expenses, including paychecks for the full time members.

#3 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@WarMachineMarkV: Except Spider-Man because of the whole secret identity thing (which is such a load).

#4 Posted by Rasarima (371 posts) - - Show Bio

@WarMachineMarkV said:

- The Avengers are funded by a charitable trust set up by Tony Stark (Maria Stark Foundation) which covers all team related expenses, including paychecks for the full time members.

#5 Posted by maikkywin (100 posts) - - Show Bio

Endorsements duh .

You seen the Glad ads on Iron Man's armor .

#6 Posted by Red_Lightning_Alpha (67 posts) - - Show Bio

i thought they were paid by the government now

#7 Posted by WarMachineMarkV (1214 posts) - - Show Bio

@Red_Lightning_Alpha said:

i thought they were paid by the government now

- Really? when did that change?

#8 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11154 posts) - - Show Bio

@WarMachineMarkV said:

@Red_Lightning_Alpha said:

i thought they were paid by the government now

- Really? when did that change?

I think...post civil war? I'm probably wrong, I'm not very informed on my marvel knowledge, I just recall reading it somewhere...@Gambit1024 said:

@WarMachineMarkV: Except Spider-Man because of the whole secret identity thing (which is such a load).

Why doesn't he get paid? Because his identity is secret?

#9 Posted by danhimself (22313 posts) - - Show Bio

@WarMachineMarkV said:

@Red_Lightning_Alpha said:

i thought they were paid by the government now

- Really? when did that change?

Stark is all but broke right not....he stated in the beginning of New Avengers that the Foundation was broke and couldn't afford to pay the Avengers anymore....they're now paid by SHIELD or whatever it's called these days...with the exception of Spider-man who won't reveal his identity to the government for them to write the checks to him

#10 Posted by SC (12731 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain America just lives of the interest from his bank account. Hawkeye turns tricks in Circuses. Ms Marvel sells her old, well used thigh high boots on the internet, often making up to 2000% profit for what she paid of them. Wonder Man does commercials in Japan. D-Man has a sign and busks, She Hulk is a lawyer, bounty hunter. Luke Cage part times as a male escort. Beast sells his fur to the guys who make Cookie Monster Puppets, and Tigra is a paid guest at many Furry conventions. Where there is a will there is a way.  

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#11 Posted by WarMachineMarkV (1214 posts) - - Show Bio

@danhimself said:

@WarMachineMarkV said:

@Red_Lightning_Alpha said:

i thought they were paid by the government now

- Really? when did that change?

Stark is all but broke right not....he stated in the beginning of New Avengers that the Foundation was broke and couldn't afford to pay the Avengers anymore....they're now paid by SHIELD or whatever it's called these days...with the exception of Spider-man who won't reveal his identity to the government for them to write the checks to him

- I remember Stark being personally "broke" or at least what passes for broke for him considering we still see him building armors, but not the Foundation.

- How did he get Avengers Mansion repaired to sell it to Cage for $1 then?

#12 Posted by fodigg (6146 posts) - - Show Bio

Here's how they're paid:

This is a lovely statue in the harbor. I'd sure hate for something to happen to it...
#13 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@WarMachineMarkV: Except Spider-Man because of the whole secret identity thing (which is such a load).

Why doesn't he get paid? Because his identity is secret?

According to Bendis's New Avengers it's "hard to write a check for someone who has a secret identity." So he doesn't get paid.

#14 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11154 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@WarMachineMarkV: Except Spider-Man because of the whole secret identity thing (which is such a load).

Why doesn't he get paid? Because his identity is secret?

According to Bendis's New Avengers it's "hard to write a check for someone who has a secret identity." So he doesn't get paid.

Easy solution. Open up a Spider-man bank account and put the money in there. It's the government, I'm sure they could do that easily. There we go, I'm already a better writer than Bendis.

#15 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@ArturoCalaKayVee said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@WarMachineMarkV: Except Spider-Man because of the whole secret identity thing (which is such a load).

Why doesn't he get paid? Because his identity is secret?

According to Bendis's New Avengers it's "hard to write a check for someone who has a secret identity." So he doesn't get paid.

Easy solution. Open up a Spider-man bank account and put the money in there. It's the government, I'm sure they could do that easily. There we go, I'm already a better writer than Bendis.

That's a pretty easy accomplishment =P

#16 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3940 posts) - - Show Bio

They used to get paid, not so sure at the moment. In Avengers #189, Hawkeye is replaced on the team and then has to go and get a real job. He ends up working, still as Hawkeye, as a security agent for a company.

#17 Posted by MTHarman (725 posts) - - Show Bio

It occasionally changes, originally it was funded by Tony Stark, then through the Government.

#18 Edited by Jnr6Lil (7689 posts) - - Show Bio

@WarMachineMarkV said:

- The Avengers are funded by a charitable trust set up by Tony Stark (Maria Stark Foundation) which covers all team related expenses, including paychecks for the full time members.

Add that to the money the government pay them, the media endorsements, and them probably having jobs while off duty.

And having superhero friends, like the Fantastic Four who have money

#19 Posted by bladewolf (614 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC said:

Captain America just lives of the interest from his bank account. Hawkeye turns tricks in Circuses. Ms Marvel sells her old, well used thigh high boots on the internet, often making up to 2000% profit for what she paid of them. Wonder Man does commercials in Japan. D-Man has a sign and busks, She Hulk is a lawyer, bounty hunter. Luke Cage part times as a male escort. Beast sells his fur to the guys who make Cookie Monster Puppets, and Tigra is a paid guest at many Furry conventions. Where there is a will there is a way.

This is the funniest thing I've read all day. You sir, are quite awesome.

#20 Posted by Eyelash30 (122 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain America is a paid soldier for the United States government, should be a general. Plausible sources of income could easily derride from endorsements, private donations, mystical means if your Dr. Strange, pirating off resources from super-criminals, commercials, legal businesses, contracts..maybe they rip off Dr. Doom's treasury for all his war crimes by Latveria. Better question would be how the Masters of Evil get their money and why their organizations name (M.O.E.) sounds so stupid after over 50 years.

#22 Posted by Enosisik (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

Stark at one point paid them out of pocket. I think it was She-Hulk who gave him a shopping list in one issue. Don't remember for sure what was said but I do remember Stark talking about covering all Avengers cost and pay checks.

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