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After the superhero Civil War, the U.S. government launched the 'Fifty State Initiative,' a program that aimed to train and develop a superhero team for each of the country's fifty states. Americans who manifested superpowers, typically youths, were required by law to register and report for military-style training at Camp Hammond, a boot camp built in Stamford, Connecticut on the site of the explosion which sparked the Civil War.

Avengers: The Initiative was the story of the camp, its instructors, and its recruits.

Note: Comics shown are for database purposes only. None of these comics are for sale. Valuations shown are indicative Near Mint Values. Dates shown are cover dates.

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Avengers: The Initiative #3
Aug 2007 : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man appears
Editor:  Tom Bervoort
Writer:  Dan Slott
Artist:  Stephano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #4
Sep 2007 : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man & Spider Woman (Drew) appear
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Dan Slott
Artist:  Stephano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #5
Oct 2007 : NM ($3.00) : SM Spin-Off App

Summary: The Scarlet Spiders Appear (MVP)
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Dan Slott
Artist:  Stephano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #6
Nov 2007 : NM ($3.00) : Review (No SM)

Summary: No Spider-Man
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Dan Slott
Artist:  Steve Uy
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Avengers: The Initiative #7
Dec 2007 : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Peter Parker and the Scarlet Spiders (MVP) appear
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Dan Slott
Artist:  Steve Uy
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Avengers: The Initiative #8
Feb 2008 : NM ($3.00) : SM Spin-Off App

Summary: The Scarlet Spiders (MVP) appear
Arc: Part 1 of "Killed in Action"
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Artist:  Steffano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #9
Mar 2008 : NM ($3.00) : Review (No SM)

Summary: No Spider-Man
Arc: Part 2 of "Killed in Action"
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Artist:  Steffano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #10
Apr 2008 : NM ($3.00) : SM Reference

Summary: Spider-Man reference, Scarlet Spiders (MVP)
Arc: Part 3 of "Killed in Action"
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Artist:  Steffano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #11
May 2008 : NM ($3.00) : SM Reference

Summary: Spider-Man reference, Scarlet Spiders (MVP)
Arc: Part 4 of "Killed in Action"
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Artist:  Steffano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #12
Jun 2008 : NM ($3.00) : SM Spin-Off App

Summary: Scarlet Spiders (MVP) appear
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Artist:  Steve Uy
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Avengers: The Initiative #13
Jul 2008 : NM ($3.00) : Review (No SM)
Summary: No Spider-Man
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage
Artist:  Steve Uy
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Avengers: The Initiative #14
Aug 2008 : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man appears
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Artist:  Stefano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #15
Sep 2008 : NM ($3.00) : Review (No SM)

Summary: No Spider-Man
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Artist:  Harvey Tolibao
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Avengers: The Initiative #16
Oct 2008 : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man appears
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Artist:  Stefano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #17
Nov 2008 : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man appears
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Artist:  Stefano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #18
Dec 2008 : NM ($3.00) : SM Guest

Summary: Spider-Man Skrull appears
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Artist:  Stefano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #19
Jan 2009 : NM ($3.00) : SM Cameo

Summary: Spider-Man cameo
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Artist:  Stefano Caselli
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Avengers: The Initiative #20
Feb 2009 : NM ($3.00) : SM Cameo

Summary: Spider-Man cameo
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott
Pencils:  Steve Kurth
Colorist:  Matt Milla
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Avengers: The Initiative #21
Mar 2009 : NM ($3.00) : SM Spin-Off App
Summary: Scarlet Spiders appear (MVP)
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage
Pencils:  Hunberto Ramos
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Avengers: The Initiative #22
Apr 2009 : NM ($3.00) : SM Spin-Off App
Summary: Scarlet Spiders appear (MVP)
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage
Pencils:  Hunberto Ramos
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Avengers: The Initiative #23
May 2009 : NM ($3.00) : SM Spin-Off App
Summary: Scarlet Spiders appear (MVP)
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage
Pencils:  Hunberto Ramos
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Avengers: The Initiative #25
Jul 2009 : NM ($3.00) : SM Spin-Off App
Summary: Scarlet Spider appears (MVP)
Editor:  Tom Brevoort
Writer:  Christos N. Gage
Pencils:  Hunberto Ramos
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Avengers: The Initiative #26
Sep 2009 : NM ($3.00) : SM Spin-Off App

Summary: Scarlet Spider Cameo (MVP)
Editor:  Jeanine Schaefer
Writer:  Christos N. Gage
Pencils:  Rafa Sandoval
Inker:  Roger Bonet
Cover Art:  Matteo De Longis
Colorist:  Edgar Delgado
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Avengers: The Initiative #27
Oct 2009 : NM ($4.00) : SM Reference

Summary: Spider-Man Reference: Dr. Sax's son's toy
Editor:  Bill Rosemann, Jeanine Schaefer
Writer:  Christos N. Gage
Pencils:  Rafa Sandoval
Inker:  Roger Bonet
Cover Art:  Matteo De Longis
Colorist:  Edgar Delgado
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Avengers: The Initiative #28
Nov 2009 : NM ($4.00) : SM Spin-Off App

Summary: Scarlet Spider appears (MVP)
Editor:  Bill Rosemann
Writer:  Christos N. Gage
Pencils:  Rafa Sandoval
Inker:  Roger Bonet
Cover Art:  Matteo De Longis
Colorist:  Edgar Delgado
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