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A shocking new era for the Initiative! Where Camp Hammond once trained future Avengers, Camp H.A.M.M.E.R. now trains tomorrow's Dark Avengers! Under orders from Norman Osborn, your new Principals are Taskmaster and the criminal kingpin, the Hood. They're registering villains as heroes and spreading Norman's empire across the nation with such specialized classes as How to Fake Being Champions While Fleecing the Citizens You're Supposed to Protect! But the heroes who once made up the Initiative aren't about to let this happen. Hunted by the law, hidden from sight, a resistance movement has formed...and they're out to stop a Dark Reign from falling over the Fifty State Initiative...by any means necessary! Collecting AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #26-30.
NORMAN OSBORN'S DARK REIGN FALLS ON THE INITIATIVE!
A shining example of hope in the Marvel Universe, the Initiative existed to train the super heroes of tomorrow. But when Norman Osborn is promoted to Director of H.A.M.M.E.R., the former super villain twists the organization to serve his own dark motives...and places the Hood and Taskmaster in charge!
But former members of the Initiative refuse to bend to Osborn's directives and will stop at nothing to expose him as the fiend he truly is. Can the assemblage of heroes - including Tigra, Gauntlet and members of the original New Warriors - possibly stop the combined might of Osborn and his criminal empire?