Avengers: The Initiative (2007 series) #08-13 [SET] — Volume 02: Killed in Action

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Marvel's super-hero army at war...

With itself! 

Iron Man's new superhuman military force, the Initiative, seems to be a success.

Its early cadets are nearing graduation, new recruits are coming in, and government-backed teams of super-heroes are spreading across the United States. 

But as the program grows ever larger, its worst enemies may lie within its own ranks:

Extraterrestrial spies, terrorist infiltrators, corrupt officials, disillusioned troops and an insane new super-soldier armed with the world's most dangerous weapon. 

Can the Initiative survive this rogue operative's murderous rampage? 

Secret identities, secret origins and secret agendas are revealed in tales of espionage, intrigue and all-out action!

Featuring the Mighty Avengers and guest-starring the Amazing Spider-Man!

 

 

Collecting issues #8-13. 

 

 

Avengers: The Initiative (2007 series) #8
By Dan Slott / Christos N. Gage & Stefano Caselli.   
"SNAFU!”  Killed in Action pt 1 (of 4)
Training is almost over for our cadets. Some will graduate. Some will washout. And, yes, some WILL die! It all starts here, in the Initiative's biggest story to date! And with the clock ticking on the first class of recruits, get ready to meet the next batch! Including new Marvels, old Marvels, at least one SKRULL, and...THE IRREDEEMABLE GIANT-MAN? Also, with the Gauntlet out of commission, just wait until you meet Camp Hammond's new Drill Instructor... he's a real Taskmaster!
Avengers: The Initiative (2007 series) #9
By Dan Slott / Christos N. Gage & Stefano Caselli. 
"First Casualties”  Killed in Action pt 2 (of 4)
The Initiative's biggest secret hasn't come back to haunt them, it's come back to KILL THEM! Blood will run, heads will roll, and this time "dead" means DEAD! Say goodbye to at LEAST one regular cast member as KILLED IN ACTION starts racking up its body count. You know, maybe this WASN'T such a good time for TASKMASTER, ANT-MAN, and the new recruits to sign up…"
Avengers: The Initiative (2007 series) #10
By Dan Slott / Christos N. Gage & Stefano Caselli. 
“Confirmed Kills”  Killed in Action pt 3 (of 4)
For some time you've known the secret of the SCARLET SPIDERS. Now here's what happens when CLOUD 9 finds out! Just how will the Initiative's resident headcase react to Michael, Van, and Patrick? And if that wasn't bad enough, just wait till you see what happens to another of our longstanding cadets! More death! More mayhem! No mercy!
Avengers: The Initiative (2007 series) #11
By Dan Slott / Christos N. Gage & Stefano Caselli. 
 "Worst Case Scenario”  Killed in Action pt 4 (of 5) 
Worst Case Scenario. By now you know who KIA is, what he wants, and who he's killed. Initiative regulars, new recruits, and big name characters: no one's been safe. And that's never been more true than here at the bitter end. Join what's left of the Initiative as they and the MIGHTY AVENGERS try to stop their greatest threat.
Avengers: The Initiative (2007 series) #12
By Dan Slott / Christos N. Gage & Stefano Caselli. 
"Changing of the Guard”  Killed in Action pt 5 (of 5)
Daddy's home. IRON MAN comes to Camp Hammond, and he's NOT happy. The first year of the Initiative comes to a dramatic close as members are laid to rest, drummed out, declared AWOL, or...awarded their full Hero's License. See who graduates and find out what super-teams they'll be assigned to as the NEXT era of the Initiative begins! Plus: as a new 3-D MAN appears, the base is suddenly short one Skrull...but not how you'd think... Also guest-starring MS. MARVEL!
Avengers: The Initiative (2007 series) #13
By Christos N. Gage & Steve Uy. 
"Washout”  Killed in Action Aftermath 
There's a contract out on The Taskmaster, and no shortage of villains willing to fulfill it. But what'll kill him first -- the bad guys, or his latest class of recruits? Welcome Annex, Prodigy, Gorilla Girl, Sunstreak and Batwing to the Initiative. But are they -- is anyone -- ready for the coming of...Butterball??