The Vision is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The first iteration, created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, was an alien who first appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics #13 (November 1940). The second iteration, by Roy Thomas, Stan Lee and John Buscema, was an android and a member of the Avengers who first appeared in The Avengers #57 (October 1968). The third Vision is a time traveler who fused with the second version's operating system. The character is portrayed by Paul Bettany in the Marvel Cinematic Universe starting with the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron and the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War.