Previews Special Edition: The Initiative

Civil War is over, but the Initiative has just begun

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Now that Civil War has ended, the new state of the Marvel Universe is taking shape. New teams are forming, new heroes are emerging and new threats are rising. Check out the previews below for details of many previously classified comics and unrevealed covers and when you're done there, head over to the Initiative hub for a look at the Initiative Checklist and Initiative Visual Guide. CIVIL WAR: FRONT LINE #11 (of 11) Written by PAUL JENKINS Penciled by RAMON BACHS Cover by JOHN WATSON Sally Floyd and Ben Urich have the hottest story in Marvel history... and the realization that it can never see print -- the true reasons behind the Civil War. In the aftermath of the Civil War events, they confront Iron Man and the leaders of the Pro-Registration movement with their findings. The reactions will shock you. 40 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 On-Sale – 2/28/2007 CIVIL WAR: THE INITIATIVE Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS & WARREN ELLIS Pencils and Cover by MARC SILVESTRI The war is over!! Let the healing begin!! This all new special written by Brian Bendis especially for modern legend Marc Silvestri debuts the all new OMEGA FLIGHT, MIGHTY AVENGERS, NEW AVENGERS and with a special chapter written by Warren Ellis...THUNDERBOLTS! Each chapter is an important all new prologue for each of these huge new series. 48 PGS./ Rated T+ …$4.99 On-Sale – 3/7/2007 IRON MAN #15 Written by DANIEL & CHARLES KNAUF Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Cover by GERALD PAREL 50/50 Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV TONY STARK, DIRECTOR OF S.H.I.E.L.D. It's day one of a new role for Tony Stark as he takes up the mantle of the missing Nick Fury to lead S.H.I.E.L.D. into the 21st Century! But what does this mean for the future of Iron Man? 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99 On-Sale – 2/28/2007 IRON MAN #16 Written by DANIEL & CHARLES KNAUF Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Cover by GERALD PAREL As Iron Man's new role in world events continues to test him in unexpected ways, an ancient enemy emerges from the shadows with ten rings of power to rule them all! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99 FOC – 3/1, On-Sale – 3/21/2007 IRON MAN #17 Written by DANIEL & CHARLES KNAUF Penciled by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE Cover by GERALD PAREL As a global wave of terror reaches its climactic peak, Tony Stark's ability to lead S.H.I.E.L.D. is called into question by the powers-that-be. Can he trust even those closest to him within S.H.I.E.L.D., or is he exposing himself and the world to an even greater, more unspeakable threat from the villain behind the worldwide carnage? 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99 FOC – 4/5, On-Sale – 4/25/2007 AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #1 (of 6) Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI 50/50 Covers by JIM CHEUNG 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? Well, if you were pro-registration, then there's one hell of a price to pay. You're in the army now. Every last one of you. 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. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 FOC – 3/15, On-Sale – 4/4/2007 AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE #2 (of 6) Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by STEFANO CASELLI Cover by JIM CHEUNG "Hero Moment" Marvel's army of super heroes goes through its baptism of fire. Join War Machine and the Gauntlet as they lead the Initiative's fresh faced recruits and a division of Marvel's finest fliers against the forces of Hydra. All this and a pivotal moment in the life of Yellowjacket. Guest-Starring: The super-team from America's 28th State - The Rangers. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 FOC – 4/12, On-Sale – 5/2/2007 CAPTAIN AMERICA #25 Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils and Cover by STEVE EPTING 50/50 Variant cover by ED MCGUINNESS Leaping from the final pages of Civil War, this is the *only place* readers can find out what happens next in the life of CAPTAIN AMERICA! Trust us, folks, this oversized 25th issue will stun readers and send shockwaves through the entire Marvel Universe for the next year! 48 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99 On-Sale – 3/7/2007 CAPTAIN AMERICA #26 Written by ED BRUBAKER Pencils and Cover by STEVE EPTING While the Marvel Universe reels from the bizarre and shocking incidents of last issue, and repercussions ripple outward, the Winter Soldier finally chooses a side, after the Civil War has ended -- his own. But what are the Red Skull and his minions up to behind the scenes. These questions and more will be answered as the most shocking Cap story so far races right through the aftermath of the Civil War! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 FOC – 5/3, On-Sale – 5/23/2007 NEW AVENGERS #28 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by LEINIL YU It's the New Avengers versus Elektra and the Hand, AND the New Avengers versus the Mighty Avengers. You think the war is over?? The war is over when Luke Cage says it is!!! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99 On-Sale – 3/14/2007 NEW AVENGERS #29 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by LEINIL YU Your eyes do not deceive you. It's THE NEW AVENGERS VERSUS THE MIGHTY AVENGERS. Bendis and Yu bring the pain to both Avengers teams. All this and... WHO IS THE NEW RONIN? 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99 FOC – 3/22, On-Sale – 4/11/2007 NEW AVENGERS #30 Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Pencils and Cover by LEINIL YU The New Avengers versus the Hand!! AND the New Avengers versus the Mighty Avengers!! AND the identity of the new Ronin revealed!! Who is the new mystery player in the New Avengers? Find out here!! Guest-starring the Mighty Avengers and... wait for it... BROTHER VOODOO!! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99 FOC – 4/19, On-Sale – 5/9/2007 SHE-HULK #18 Written by DAN SLOTT Penciled by RICK BURCHETT Cover by GREG HORN Planet Without a Hulk: Part 4 of 4 "Illuminated!" She took his side in the CIVIL WAR. Served under him as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. But when SHE-HULK finally uncovers what IRON MAN did to her cousin, she's going to do more than just break ranks... She's going to break every bone in his body! SHE-HULK'S most action-packed arc comes to a shattering conclusion! It's a battle for the ages! And one that will have terrible repercussions for Jen Walters, THE INITIATIVE, and THE INCREDIBLE HULK! 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 FOC – 4/5, On-Sale – 4/25/2007 BLACK PANTHER #25 Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by MARCUS TO Cover by MICHAEL TURNER "WAR CRIMES" PART 3 -- OFFICIAL TIE-IN TO CIVIL WAR Fighting alongside Captain America's renegade forces, the Black Panther and Storm embark on a mission of unprecedented importance to the war. Everyone -- we mean everyone -- will be there. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 On-Sale – 2/28/2007 BLACK PANTHER #26 Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA Cover by NIKO HENRICHON "TWO PLUS TWO" In the aftermath of Civil War, the Black Panther and Storm take up temporary residence in the Baxter Building while Reed Richards and Sue Storm attend to important personal business. When a creature escapes from the Negative Zone to wreak havoc on Manhattan, can a team-up with the Thing and the Human Torch be far behind…? It's clobberin' time. 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 FOC – 3/8, On-Sale – 3/28/2007 BLACK PANTHER #27 Written by REGINALD HUDLIN Penciled by FRANCIS PORTELA Cover by NIKO HENRICHON 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 FOC – 4/5, On-Sale – 4/25/2007 FANTASTIC FOUR #544 Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER Cover by MICHAEL TURNER In the aftermath of Civil War comes RECONSTRUCTION, the beginning of a stunning new era of fantastic adventure. The team has been rocked to its foundations by the controversial events of the last several months. Now Reed and Sue have announced their plans to take some time off to work out their marital problems, leaving Ben and Johnny to hold the fort. But they won't be doing it shorthanded. Two new members join the team and you won't believe who they are! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99 FOC – 3/1, On-Sale – 3/21/2007 FANTASTIC FOUR #545 Written by DWAYNE MCDUFFIE Penciled by PAUL PELLETIER Cover by MICHAEL TURNER As Ben and Johnny adjust to their new housemates, the team is drawn into a cosmos-spanning mystery that starts with a single question: Who stole Gravity's body from his grave? Meanwhile, Reed and Sue spend some quality time together on Saturn's moon Titan. 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99 FOC – 4/5, On-Sale – 4/25/2007 MS. MARVEL #13 Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI Cover by GREG HORN "THE DEAL" Part 1 of 2 NEW ARTIST! NEW STATUS QUO! A NEW BEGINNING FOR MS. MARVEL! Tony Stark wants Carol Danvers to lead the Mighty Avengers – but she wants something in return! Ms. Marvel is determined to be "the best of the best," and this is the issue that reveals how she'll use her key ties in the Marvel Universe to do it! Be there as Brian Reed (NEW AVENGERS: ILLUMINATI) and new penciler Aaron Lopresti (INCREDIBLE HULK, WHAT IF: AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED) kick off a new era for Ms. Marvel! 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99 FOC – 3/1, On-Sale – 3/21/2007 MS. MARVEL #14 Written by BRIAN REED Penciled by AARON LOPRESTI Cover by GREG HORN "THE DEAL" Part 2 of 2 It's CIVIL WAR fall-out time, as Ms. Marvel's new beginning continues – with guest-star Arachne! What is Operation: Lightning Storm? How will Carol Danvers use it to confront the repercussions of her actions during CIVIL WAR? What does Julia Carpenter, a.k.a. Arachne, have to say about it? And what does all of this have to do with Omega Flight? 32 PGS./Rated A …$2.99 FOC – 3/15, On-Sale – 4/4/2007

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