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This series was originally announced as 6-issues limited series.

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Front coverJim Cheung
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Variant coverJim Cheung
Both covers interlock to the picture shown on the intro/recap page / Marvel PreviewMarvel Preview
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Ti:The Initiative Tie-in: Happy accidents24*
Cr:W-Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Daniele Rudoni   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Pin-up/PosterThe intro page has a small version of the combined covers.Jim Cheung-
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Front coverJim Cheung, David Meikis, Justin Ponsor
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Ti:The Initiative Tie-in: Hero moment23*
Cr:W-Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Daniele Rudoni   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverJim Cheung, John Dell, Justin Ponsor
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Ti:The Initiative Tie-in: Bug hunt23*
Cr:W-Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Daniele Rudoni   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Text with art/photosIntro and preview of Annihilation: Conquest and its various mini-series: Pin-up of the Wraith, preview of cover art of Annihilation: Conquest Prologue #1 (by AB), small cover previews of mini-seriesAleksi Briclot4
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Front coverJim Cheung, John Dell, Justin Ponsor
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Ti:World War Hulk Tie-in: Green zone23*
Cr:W-Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Daniele Rudoni   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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PreviewPreview of cover art of Avengers: The Initiative #5Jim Cheung, John Dell, Justin Ponsor1
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Front coverJim Cheung, John Dell, Justin Ponsor
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Ti:World War Hulk Tie-in: Secret weapons23*
Cr:W-Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Daniele Rudoni   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
Ch:Shadow Initiative
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Front coverStefano Caselli
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Ti:Persons of interest24*
Cr:W-Dan Slott   P/L-Steve Uy   I/F-Steve Uy   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-[N.G.]   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverStefano Caselli
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Ti:Triple threat23*
Cr:W-Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Daniele Rudoni   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
Ch:Peter Benjamin Parker, Scarlet Spiders
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Front coverStefano Caselli
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Ti:Killed in Action 1/4: SNAFU24*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Daniele Rudoni   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Text with art/photosQuestions that need answers! What is your most memorable Comic Convention experience?
Marc Guggenheim: Meeting DeForest Kelley
Mike Carey: Being mistaken for Jill Thompson, meeting Larry Niven
Robert Kirkman: Seeing two fans fight about who is stronger, Thor or Hulk
Peter David: Seeing Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Bryan Hitch: Meeting to Klingons
C. B. Cebulski: Playing with Peter "Chewbacca" Mayhew and Jeremy "Bobba Fett" Bullock
Leinil Yu: Meeting Rob Liefeld
Joe Quesada: Meeting Joss Whedon in the right moment
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Text with art/photosFury's files: Little known facts about Spider-Man (art: reprints of various Spider-Man pin-ups)?1
Text with art/photosLook who's talking! (An interview with writer Brian Michael Bendis, with a picture of Bendis and a picture of Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate Firestar and Ultimate Iceman by Stuart Immonen and Richard Isanove from the cover of Ultimate Spider-Man (I) #118)Stuart Immonen, Richard J. Isanove1
Text with art/photosQuestions that need answers! What did your parents think about you reading comic books when you were a kid?
Peter David: "You can't make a living out of comic books"
Chris Yost: Mother bought the comics
Dan Slott: Supportive, worried about the vocabulary
Bryan Hitch: "...Will doodle your way into unemployment line"
Craig Kyle: Supported my creative interest
John Romita Jr.: Did not mind, as long as school work was OK
C. B. Cebulski: Completely supportive
J. Michael Straczynski: Tought them a bad influcence, tore up the comics
Christina Strain: Mom hated them.
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Front coverStefano Caselli
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Ti:Killed in Action 2/4: First casualties23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Daniele Rudoni   AsoEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverStefano Caselli
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Ti:Killed in Action 3/4: Confirmed kills23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Daniele Rudoni   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverSteve Uy
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Ti:Killed in Action 4/4: Worst case scenario23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Daniele Rudoni   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverSteve Uy
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Ti:Changing of the guard23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Steve Uy   I/F-Steve Uy   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-[N.G.]   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverSteve Uy
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Variant coverSteve Uy
Skrull Cover Version of regular cover
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Ti:Washout23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Steve Uy   I/F-Steve Uy   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-[N.G.]   AsiEd-Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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PreviewPreview of cover art and inside art of Moon Knight (V) #20Mike Benson, Mike Deodato Jr.5
Text with art/photosLook who's talking! (An interview with writer Aron Coleite, with a picture of Coleite and a picture of Colossus by Gabriele Dell'Otto from the cover of Ultimate X-Men (I) #94)?1
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Front coverMark Brooks, Christina Strain
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Variant coverMark Brooks, Christina Strain
Convention Season Spotlight, only Skrull colored, rest B/W / Marvel Preview
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Ti:Secret Invasion Tie-in: We have met the enemy, and they are us!23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Daniele Rudoni   AsiEd-Thomas Brennan, Molly Lazer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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PreviewPreview of cover art of Avengers: The Initiative #15Mark Brooks, Christina Strain1
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Front coverMark Brooks, Christina Strain
Skrull Cover Version of the united cover of Avengers: The Initiative #1 by Jim Cheung / Marvel Preview
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Ti:Secret Invasion Tie-in: The only good Skrull23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Harvey Tolibao   I/F-Harvey Tolibao   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Jay David Ramos   AsiEd-Jeanine Schaefer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverMark Brooks, Christina Strain
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Ti:Secret Invasion Tie-in: Skrull-&%#@ers!23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Stefano Caselli   I/F-Stefano Caselli   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Luca Malisan   AsoEd-Jeanine Schaefer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverMark Brooks, Christina Strain
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Ti:Secret Invasion Tie-in: Home field advantage23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Harvey Tolibao   I/F-Harvey Tolibao   L-Christopher Eliopoulos   C-Jay David Ramos   AsoEd-Jeanine Schaefer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverMark Brooks
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Variant coverJuan Doe
Zombie Cover Version / Marvel Preview
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Ti:Secret Invasion Tie-in: Don't shoot 'til you see the green of their eyes!24*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Steven Kurth   I/F-Andrew Hennessy   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Matt Milla   AsoEd-Jeanine Schaefer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Text with art/photosMarvel celebrates 40 years of a legend's work: Sal Buscema (Interview with Buscema and a full-page picture of the Avengers by Buscema from Avengers (I) #71, small pictures of Spider-Girl and Spider-Man vs. Green Goblin)Sal Buscema2
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Front coverMark Brooks
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Ti:Secret Invasion Tie-in: V-S Day25*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Harvey Tolibao   I/F-Bong Dazo   L-Christopher Eliopoulos, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Jay David Ramos, Christopher Sotomayor   AsoEd-Jeanine Schaefer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverMark Brooks
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Ti:Dark Reign Tie-in: Acceptable losses23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage, Dan Slott   P/L-Steven Kurth   I/F-Andrew Hennessy   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Matt Milla   AsoEd-Jeanine Schaefer   Ed-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverHumberto Ramos, Edgar Delgado
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Ti:Dark Reign Tie-in: Avengers The Initiative Disassembled 1/523*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Humberto Ramos   I/F-Humberto Ramos   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   Ed-Jeanine Schaefer   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverHumberto Ramos, Edgar Delgado
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Ti:Dark Reign Tie-in: Avengers The Initiative Disassembled 2/523*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Humberto Ramos   I/F-Humberto Ramos   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   Ed-Jeanine Schaefer   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverHumberto Ramos, Edgar Delgado
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Ti:Dark Reign Tie-in: Avengers The Initiative Disassembled 3/523*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Humberto Ramos   I/F-Humberto Ramos   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   Ed-Jeanine Schaefer   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverHumberto Ramos, Edgar Delgado
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Ti:Dark Reign Tie-in: Avengers The Initiative Disassembled 4/523*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Humberto Ramos   I/F-Humberto Ramos   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   Ed-Jeanine Schaefer   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverHumberto Ramos, Edgar Delgado
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Ti:Dark Reign Tie-in: Avengers The Initiative Disassembled 5/5: Conclusion23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Humberto Ramos   I/F-Humberto Ramos   L-Christopher Eliopoulos, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   Ed-Jeanine Schaefer   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverMatteo De Longis
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Ti:Up is down23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Rafa Sandoval   I/F-Roger Bonet Martinez   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   Ed-Jeanine Schaefer   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverMatteo De Longis
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Variant coverRafa Sandoval, Roger Bonet Martinez, Christina Strain, Jim Cheung
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Ti:Even the losers / The taking of 4223* (14*-9)
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Rafa Sandoval   I/F-Roger Bonet Martinez   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   AsiEd-Michael Horwitz   Ed-Bill Rosemann, Jeanine Schaefer   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverMatteo De Longis
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Ti:Uprising23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Rafa Sandoval   I/F-Roger Bonet Martinez   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   AsiEd-Michael Horwitz   Ed-Bill Rosemann   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverMatteo De Longis
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Super Hero Squad Variant Cover, inspired by cover of Tales to Astonish (I) #35 by Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers
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Ti:Nightmares23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Jorge Molina   I/F-Victor Olazaba   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   AsiEd-Michael Horwitz, Rachel Pinnelas   Ed-Bill Rosemann   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverRafa Sandoval
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Ti:Walking Nightmare23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Jorge Molina   I/F-Andrew Hennessy, Victor Olazaba   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-BIT, Edgar Delgado   AsiEd-Rachel Pinnelas   Ed-Bill Rosemann   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverDavid Yardin
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2nd printingRafa Sandoval, Roger Bonet Martinez, Edgar Delgado
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Ti:Siege Tie-in: Poisoned chalice23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Rafa Sandoval   I/F-Roger Bonet Martinez   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   AsiEd-Rachel Pinnelas   Ed-Bill Rosemann   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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PreviewPreview of cover art of Avengers: The Initiative #32David Yardin1
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Front coverDavid Yardin
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2nd printingMahmud A. Asrar1
Ti:Siege Tie-in: Seize the day23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Mahmud A. Asrar   I/F-Rebecca Buchman   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Jay David Ramos   AsiEd-Rachel Pinnelas   Ed-Bill Rosemann   ExecEd-Tom Brevoort   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Pin-up/PosterPin-up previewing the year 2010 for Spider-Man
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Front coverDavid Yardin
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Variant coverGiuseppe Camuncoli
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Ti:Siege Tie-in: The Hammer Falls (B) 1/323*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Jorge Molina   I/F-Victor Olazaba   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   AsiEd-Rachel Pinnelas   Ed-Bill Rosemann   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Front coverDavid Yardin
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Ti:Siege Tie-in: The Hammer Falls (B) 2/323*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Jorge Molina   I/F-Andrew Hennessy   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   AsiEd-Rachel Pinnelas   Ed-Bill Rosemann   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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Text with art/photosCelebrating the Women of Marvel: Colleen Coover (interview with a photo)?1
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Front coverDavid Yardin
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Ti:Siege Tie-in: The Hammer Falls (B) 3/3: Conclusion23*
Cr:W-Christos N. Gage   P/L-Jorge Molina   I/F-Andrew Hennessy   L-Joe Caramagna, Virtual Calligraphy   C-Edgar Delgado   AsiEd-Rachel Pinnelas   Ed-Bill Rosemann   E-i-C-Joe Quesada   ExecProd-Alan Fine   Pub-Dan Buckley
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TextAvengers: The Initiative afterwordChristos N. Gage1
PreviewPreview of cover art of Avengers Academy #1Michael McKone1