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What if the Avengers were Chicagoans?

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Brent DiCrescenzo
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Our colleagues over in LA assembled their own local Avengers (who aren't just, like, the actors from the Avengers movies who live in Los Angeles), which got us thinking. Who would be in the Chicago Avengers? Now, I know what you comic book nerds are saying, "Marvel already published a Great Lakes Avengers." (Okay, fine, is that just me?) That team was based in Milwaukee. Chicago has enough powerful people to come together in a time of cosmic crisis. These are our picks for the Chivengers. Who would you want fighting evil robots on Michigan Avenue?

We start with the ultimate sharpshooter, pictured above.

Patrick Kane is Blackhawkeye

Rahm Emanuel is I-Rahm Man

Let's see, Tony Stark is mouthy, kind of a dick, has lots of money behind him… makes sense.

Jeanne Gang is Black Widow 

They all have to live in a supercool skyscraper, right? This kickass architect is up for the job…and a little kung fu.

Chance the Rapper is Captain Chicago

What kid in the city doesn't idolize him?

Joakim Noah is Thor

No long-haired man is better able to defend. Sure, the hammer is cool, but you can't argue with those guns.

Steve Harvey, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

He stockpiles weapons in a massive West Loop "television studio," formerly owned by…

Oprah is the Hulk

You wouldn't like her when she's angry.

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