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Avengers: The Initiative (2007) - #3
"Bug Hunt"
Marvel


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  Writer(s):
Dan Slott

Penciller(s):
Stefano Caselli

Inker(s):
Stefano Caselli

Colorist(s):
Daniele Rudoni - 'Danielle Rudoni'

Letterer(s):
Virtual Calligraphy
Joe Caramagna

Editor(s):
Tom Brevoort
Molly Lazer
Joe Quesada

Cover Artist(s):
Jim Cheung
David Meikis
Justin Ponsor - 'J-Po'
 

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Cover Date: August 2007
Cover Price: US $ 2.99

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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Back In Black
The Initiative

Synopsis:
On the way back from the battle with Hydra, Komodo falls asleep on the plane and reverts to human form which Hardball sees.

On the base, Trauma's tutor is revealed to be the depowered Dani Moonstar.

The rest of the cadets continue to train with Gauntlet as well as others (Hellcat teaches First Aid, Black Widow teaches using guns, Stirngray teaches water rescue etc).

They even allow the Thing in to spar whilst Yellowjacket and Curt Connors watch, it is mentioned that Komodo got her powers from a formula stolen from him that she perfected.

They decide to send Komodo into the field.

Yellowjacket and War Machine tell ehr that she is to depower Spider-Man and that War Machine will assist.

In New York Spider-Man is battling Boomerang, Hydro-Man and Shocker unaware he is being ubserved by a concealed member of the initiative.

komodo and War Machine attack Spider-Man and the villains make a run for it.

In Stamford, Harball is contacted by a mystwerious man who is trying to blackmail him.

The villains who tried to escape make it to a warehouse where they are apprehende by three people in Spider-Man's Iron Spider armour designed by Tony Stark. They are with the initiative (and later revealed to be called the Scarlet Spiders). They apprehend the villains.

Spider-Man manages to take down War Machine and is trapped by Komodo but he manages to make her panic eenough for him to escape, Komodo is petrified of being depowered and he escapes.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Avengers: The Initiative (2007) HC vol. 01
Avengers: The Initiative (2007) TPB vol. 01
Avengers: The Initiative Monster Edition (México) (2009) TPB
Civil War: The Complete Collection (2007) DVD-ROM

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