Avengers: The Initiative: Special #1
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Avengers: The Initiative: Special #1

Writer: Christos N. Gage Artist: Steve Uy Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 5, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
6.5Critic Rating
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Hardball is among the Initiative's most respected and decorated graduates. He's become a celebrity hero in Las Vegas, with his true love, Komodo, serving nearby in Arizona. But all the while, he's secretly been in the pocket of the terrorist group Hydra! Now everything comes to a head as Komodo finds out the truth...Senator Woodman's evil plan comes to fruition...and Hardball must choose a side, once and for all! Plus, the previously-untold origin of Trauma...and the shocking revelation of his link to a longtime Marvel character.

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Nov 8, 2008

    For those that have been reading AvengersThe Initiative from the beginning, consider this to be a must buy. The character work is outstanding and the payoff for sticking with the series so long is most definitely worth the purchase price. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 5, 2008

    This issue certainly represents a step in the right direction for a book that has faltered in recent months. If nothing else, Gage proves he has the chops to continue on his own, and that's a good sign to this tired reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 20, 2008

    Good thing, too, I hear this Secret Invasion thing is going on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Nov 11, 2008

    Overall, it's better than the current Avengers The Initiative Secret Invasion stuff, but suffers from poor pacing and some subpar artwork. It should be interesting to see when this is picked up in the main title, but won't really convert any nonInitiative readers to the flock either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven M. Bari Nov 4, 2008

    Shameless Plug: stevenmbari.wordpress.com Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kurt Taylor Lane Nov 11, 2008

    A one shot that feels like it missed the mark, especially with the four dollar price tag. Save your dough for next week releases. Read Full Review

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