The Civil War is over, and from now on, this is the new face of the Marvel Universe - The Initiative! Whose side were you on? If you were pro-registration, then there's one hell of a price to pay: you're in the army now. Fall in with Yellowjacket, War Machine, She-Hulk, Justice and The Gauntlet as they train the heroes of tomorrow for the super-powered conflicts of today! Marvel's army of super heroes has just become a super hero army! Also featuring The Mighty Avengers and a new generation of Marvels. Collecting Avengers: The Initiative #1-6.
Graphic Novels - Avengers
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Sure Iron Mans on the cover, but hes not really part of the story here. Although his stamp is firmly in place in this story about hero boot camp where you either make the grade or lose your powers. Primarily run by Yellow Jacket, War Machine, The Gauntlet, Henry Gyrich and ex New Warrior Justice. The story focuses on a handful of recruits and their trials and tribulations. You get a glimpse at what a total *sshole Gyrich STILL is after all these years, how morally bankrupt Henry Pym has become, and why Gauntlet shows the new recruits so much "Tough Love". As you can probably tell i find the people who run camp more interesting than the students. And that is mostly true, some of the new heros introduced are interesting as well though. Trauma and Hard Ball in particular. The art is nice and the writing is really above par. The stories vary and since the writers aren't married to any these just introduced student/heroes you literally NEVER KNOW whats going to happen next to...
This is by far my favorite series to emerge from Marvel post-Civil War. The Intiative is Tony Starks idea fro each state to have a superhero team to look after the sate. In this story we are focused in one about five recruits to the Iniative each of them has a unique set of powersa and issues in using there powers. They are forced through a grueling camp to train them how to use thier powers. If you just want a look at what Civil War spawned I suggest you take a look at this one.
I thought that a lot of the Civil War ties have been weak, but not The Initiative. This series is off to a strong start.
From the first issue, you're introduced to some promising new characters. You think you know where the series is headed and - bam! - Slott throws you a very unexpected, even brilliant curve. I wish I could tell you what makes it so great without giving anything away, but I don't want to spoil any surprises for you. Just trust me - this book goes into some very unexpected places and that's a good thing.
Another good thing is the way Slott uses some of the Marvel U's existing characters to bring depth and tension to the series. Hank Pym, the former Marvel Boy and War Machine all have pivotal roles. Slott is respectful of their histories, but gives them some new twists and conflicts that really flesh these characters out. I also enjoyed seeing old favorite Danielle Moonstar.
The last few years have brought us at least two five-star...
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