Avengers: The Initiative

 AVTI   (Marvel, 2007-2010)

™ and © Marvel Characters, Inc.

After Marvel Comics’ Civil War mini-series, the Marvel Universe is a changed place. Springing from that series is the Initiative, a government plan for training and tracking young heroes. Located on a military base in Stamford, Connecticut (where the seminal events of Civil War took place), the Initiative is lead by Yellowjacket, She-Hulk and other registered super-heroes. The Gauntlet, for example, is a no-nonsense drill sergeant and taskmaster who won’t settle for second best. At first the heroes/recruits don’t take their training seriously, until events prove that the hero business is deadly serious… and so is their training. If they succeed, the new heroes become Avengers and join one of the fifty state teams. Failure could lead to dismissal—or much, much worse.

Winding down from a successful run on She-Hulk, writer Dan Slott hits the ground running with The Initiative. And this time, he’s not kidding around.

— Jerry Smith

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#1 Variation A

  5/1/2007
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13 copies available from $2.37
Diptych cover; Leftside cover; 1st Appearance of Hardball; 1st Appearance of Cloud 9; 1st Appearance of Trauma; 1st Appearance of Komodo; 1st Appearance of Armory; 1st Appearance of Baron Von Blitzschlag; 1st Appearance of MVP; Death of MVPDan SlottStefano Caselli

#1 Variation B

  5/1/2007
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Diptych cover; Rightside cover; 1st Appearance of Hardball; 1st Appearance of Cloud 9; 1st Appearance of Trauma; 1st Appearance of Komodo; 1st Appearance of Armory; 1st Appearance of Baron Von Blitzschlag; 1st Appearance & Death of MVPDan SlottStefano Caselli

#1 Variation C

  5/1/2007
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No copies available
Diptych cover; Leftside cover; 1st Appearance of Hardball; 1st Appearance of Cloud 9; 1st Appearance of Trauma; 1st Appearance of Komodo; 1st Appearance of Armory; 1st Appearance of Baron Von Blitzschlag; 1st Appearance of MVP; Death of MVP; Dynamic Forces Signed by Jim CheungDan SlottStefano Caselli

#2

  6/1/2007
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27 copies available from $0.79
Yellowjacket, Justice, Gauntlet, War Machine, Cloud 9, Hardball, Komodo, TraumaDan SlottStefano Caselli, Daniel Rudoni

#3

  8/1/2007
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Yellowjacket, Justice, Gauntlet, War Machine, Cloud 9, Hardball, Komodo, TraumaDan SlottStefano Caselli

#4

  9/1/2007
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29 copies available from $0.96
World War HulkDan SlottStefano Caselli

#5

  10/1/2007
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1st appearance of The Shadow Initiative; The Shadow Initiative (Bengal (Duc No Tranh); Constrictor (Frank Schlichting),Mutant Zero; Trauma; Scarlet Spiders); World War Hulk tie-inDan SlottStefano Caselli

#6

  11/1/2007
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The Gauntlet attacked (revealed to be by Slapstick)Dan SlottSteve Uy

#7

  12/1/2007
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14 copies available from $1.50
1st Appearance of Action Pack; 1st Appearance of Vox; 1st Appearance of Prima Donna; Versus the Vulturions; Scarlet Spiders story; Provides explanation for Spider-Man’s unmasking during Civil War; Scarlet Spiders’ IDs revealed to be cloned MVPsDan SlottStefano Caselli

#8

  2/1/2008
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 Dan Slott, Christos GageStefano Caselli

#9

  3/1/2008
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1st appearance of KIADan Slott, Christos GageStefano Caselli

#10

  5/1/2008
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 Dan Slott, Christos GageStefano Caselli

#11

  6/1/2008
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 Dan Slott, Christos GageStefano Caselli

#12

  6/1/2008
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1st appearance of Freedom Force; 1st appearance of Physique; Death of Dragon Lord; Equinox (Terrance Sorenson); Spinner; Think Tank); Freedom Force (Challenger (Bill Waring); Cloud 9 (Abigail Boylen)Dan Slott, Christos GageSteve Uy

#13

  7/1/2008
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Includes Moon Knight #20 previewChristos GageSteve Uy

#13 Variation A

  7/1/2008
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Skrull variant; Includes Moon Knight #20 previewChristos GageSteve Uy

#14

  8/1/2008
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12 copies available from $0.96
Secret Invasion tie-inChristos Gage, Dan SlottStefano Caselli

#14 Variation A

  8/1/2008
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No copies available
2008 Convention Season Spotlight Variant; Secret Invasion tie-inChristos Gage, Dan SlottStefano Caselli

#15

  9/1/2008
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14 copies available from $1.00
 Dan Slott, Christos GageHarvey Tolibao

#16

  10/1/2008
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16 copies available from $1.25
Secret Invasion tie-inDan Slott, Christos GageStefano Caselli

#17

  11/1/2008
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13 copies available from $1.25
Secret Invasion tie-inDan Slott, Christos GageHarvey Tolibao

#18

  12/1/2008
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22 copies available from $1.75
Secret Invasion tie-inDan Slott, Christos GageSteve Kurth

#18 Variation A

  1/1/2009
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12 copies available from $4.75
Marvel Zombie Variant Cover; Secret Invasion tie-inDan Slott, Christos GageSteve Kurth

#19

  1/1/2009
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16 copies available from $1.99
Death of Crusader; Death of Whiz Kid; Secret Invasion tie-inDan Slott, Christos GageHarvey Tolibao, Bong Dazo

#20

  2/1/2009
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22 copies available from $1.00
Dark Reign tie-in; Mutant Zero revealed to be Typhoid MaryDan Slott, Christos GageSteve Kurth

#21

  3/1/2009
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9 copies available from $1.00
Dark Reign tie-inChristos GageHumberto Ramos

#22

  4/1/2009
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6 copies available from $1.99
Death of Scarlet Spider (Michael); Dark Reign tie-inChristos GageHumberto Ramos

#23

  5/1/2009
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27 copies available from $2.00
Dark Reign tie-inChristos GageHumberto Ramos

#24

  7/1/2009
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11 copies available from $1.00
Dark Reign tie-inChristos GageHumberto Ramos

#25

  8/1/2009
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11 copies available from $1.29
Dark Reign tie-inChristos GageHumberto Ramos

#26

  9/1/2009
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10 copies available from $1.25
1st Appearance of the Women Warriors; Death of Vampiro; Sunstreak joins Force of Nature; Badd Axe joins Shadow Initiative; Butterball joins Shadow Initiative; Firearms joins Shadow Initiative; Heavy Mettle joins Shadow Initiative; Ringer joins Shadow InitiativeChristos GageRafa Sandoval

#27

  10/1/2009
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14 copies available from $0.89
Death of Firearms; Death of Johnny GuitarChristos GageRafa Sandoval

#27 Variation A

  10/1/2009
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4 copies available from $6.00
70th Anniversary Frame Variant Cover by Rafa SandovalChristos GageRafa Sandoval

#28

  11/1/2009
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10 copies available from $1.00
 Christos GageRafa Sandoval

#29

  12/1/2009
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5 copies available from $0.79
 Christos GageJorge Molina

#29 Variation A

  12/1/2009
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No copies available
Superhero Squad variantChristos GageJorge Molina

#30

  1/1/2010
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4 copies available from $2.62
 Christos GageJorge Molina

#31

  2/1/2010
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5 copies available from $1.74
 Christos GageRafa Sandoval

#31 (2nd printing)

  2/1/2010
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3 copies available from $1.99
2nd PrintingChristos GageRafa Sandoval

#32

  3/1/2010
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6 copies available from $3.50
Death of Teraformer; Death of Warbow; Siege tie-inChristos GageMahmud A. Asrar

#32 (2nd printing)

  3/1/2010
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No copies available
2nd printing; Siege tie-inChristos GageMahmud A. Asrar

#33

  4/1/2010
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10 copies available from $1.99
Death of Ares; Siege tie-inChristos GageJorge Molina

#33 Variation A

  4/1/2010
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2 copies available from $8.00
Deadpool variantChristos GageJorge Molina

#34

  5/1/2010
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6 copies available from $2.49
Siege tie-inChristos GageJorge Molina

#35

  6/1/2010
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6 copies available from $2.50
1st appearance of William Grant (Tigra’s son); Siege tie-inChristos GageJorge Molina

Annual #1

  1/1/2008
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15 copies available from $1.99
1st Appearance of Power Broker II; 1st Appearance of the Liberteens; 1st Appearance of Blue Eagle II (revealed to be a Skrull); 1st Appearance of Ms. America; 1st Appearance of Iceberg; 1st Appearance of Hope; 1st Appearance of 2-D; Origin of Hardball (Roger Brokeridge); Origin of Armory (Violet Lightner); Origin of MVP (Michael Van Patrick); Origin of The Gauntlet (Joseph Green); Secret Invasion tie-inDan Slott, Christos GageSalvador Larroca, Clayton Henry, Steve Uy, Tom Feister, Patrick Scherberger

Book #1

 
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1 copy available for $9.50
Collects Avengers: The Initiative #1–6; ca. 2008Dan SlottStefano Caselli, Steve Uy

Book #1 Hardcover

  1/1/2008
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No copies available
Hardcover; Collects Avengers: The Initiative #1–6Dan SlottStefano Caselli, Steve Uy

Book #2

 
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No copies available
Collects Avengers: The Initiative #7–13 and Annual #1; ca. 2008Christos Gage, Dan SlottStefano Caselli, Salvador Larroca, Clayton Henry, Paul Neary, Steve Uy, Tom Feister, Carmine Di Giandomenico

Book #2 Hardcover

 
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Hardcover; Collects Avengers: The Initiative #7–13 and Annual #1; ca. 2008Christos Gage, Dan SlottStefano Caselli, Salvador Larroca, Clayton Henry, Paul Neary, Steve Uy, Tom Feister, Carmine Di Giandomenico

Book #3

  1/1/2009
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No copies available
Collects Avengers: The Initiative #14-19Dan Slott, Christos GageHarvey Tolibao, Stefano Caselli, Steve Kurth

Book #3 Hardcover

 
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2 copies available from $19.99
Hardcover; Collects Avengers: The Initiative #14-19; ca. 2009Dan Slott, Christos GageHarvey Tolibao, Stefano Caselli, Steve Kurth

Book #4

 
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1 copy available for $9.99
Collects Avengers: The Initiative #20-25 and Avengers: The Initiative Featuring Reptil #1Christos Gage, Dan SlottSteve Kurth, Humberto Ramos, Steve Uy

Book #4 Hardcover

 
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2 copies available from $20.00
Collects Avengers: The Initiative #20-25 and Avengers: The Initiative Featuring Reptil #1Christos Gage, Dan SlottSteve Kurth, Humberto Ramos, Steve Uy

Book #5

 
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1 copy available for $11.95
Collects Avengers: The Initiative #26-30; ca. 2010Cristos N. GageRafa Sandoval, Jorge Molina

Book #5 Hardcover

 
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1 copy available for $19.99
Hardcover; Collects Avengers: The Initiative #26-30; ca. 2010Christos GageRafa Sandoval, Jorge Molina

Book #6

 
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Collects Avengers: The Initiative #31-35; ca. 2010Christos N GageRafa Sandoval

Book #6 Hardcover

 
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2 copies available from $19.99
Premiere Hardcover; Collects Avengers: The Initiative #31-35; ca. 2010Christos N GageRafa Sandoval

Deluxe Set #1

 
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No copies available
Collects Avengers: The Initiative #1-19 and Annual #1Dan Slott 

Deluxe Set #2

 
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Collects Avengers: The Initiative #20-35, Avengers: The Initiative Special, and Avengers: The Initiative Featuring ReptilChristos GageSteve Kurth

Special Edition #1

  1/1/2009
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35 copies available from $1.99
1st appearance of Paul Brokeridge; 1st appearance of Mr. Brokeridge; 1st appearance of Mrs. Brokeridge; 1st appearance of Billy Ward; 1st appearance of Naomi Ward; 1st appearance of Mr. Ward; Death of Senator Woodman; Origin of KomodoChristos Gage, Dan SlottSteve Uy