Originally Posted by Iron_Stark
Rhodey in the comics does have a huge history with Tony, but before Iron Man 2, I could count the number of times Rhodey in the War Machine armor appeared in an Iron Man comic with my fingers.
And again, his inclusion in the Avengers would be redundant and wouldn't make any sense since he has never been a member of the Avengers main roster.
He was a founding member of the West Coast Avengers. That's not some fringe outfit like Great Lakes Avengers; WCA were official Avengers, just a California branch. That makes Rhodey *officially* an Avenger.
And you must have a *lot* more fingers than most of us do, by the way.
War Machine absolutely dominated Marvel titles in the early 90s, including West Coast Avengers, Force Works, Iron Man, and especially his own title. I'd say his popularity in comics started waning in the late 90s and early 00s, but the movies have boosted interest in him again in film *and* the books.