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Official Name
The Avengers
Team Aliases
The Dark Avengers


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Formed in the wake of the Secret Invasion, tasked with protecting America on behalf of Norman Osborn's Cabal

Place of Formation

First appearance

Dark Avengers #1
(March, 2009)



In the aftermath of the Skrull Invasion, Norman Osborn became head of the Fifty-State Initiative, The Thunderbolts Initiative and S.H.I.E.L.D.. He disbanded all three with different results. S.H.I.E.L.D. reformed into H.A.M.M.E.R. with Osborn as its Director, the Thunderbolts became a secret black-ops team for him and his Cabal and the Fifty State Initiative ended after its founder, Tony Stark, was blamed for the Invasion and became a hunted and wanted fugitive.

Osborn's first action as Director of H.A.M.M.E.R. was recruiting former S.H.I.E.L.D. business affair operative Victoria Hand as his Deputy Director, while relieving Maria Hill from active duty. Now also in charge of the government sponsored Avengers, Osborn began recruiting new members in his favor due to the resignation of most of the original team. Among his selection were former Thunderbolts Bullseye, Moonstone and Venom due to their loyalty to Osborn during the final battle of the recent Skrull invasion. Former Avengers Ares and Sentry remained on the team despite many of their original teammates' departure, offering their full services to their new director, Norman Osborn, with Sentry being offered help with his mental problems, and Ares merely following his new leader. [1]

the Original Dark Avengers

Despite his success, Osborn failed to recruit former Mighty Avengers team leader Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel), who refused employment from the former super villain and mass murder. Osborn's final recruits were the unstable, murderous mutant Daken (taking the role of his father Wolverine in one of his old costumes) and the alien Kree invader Noh-Varr (as the new Captain Marvel). This new Avengers team was a dark splinter in the Avengers mythos that included vigilante-like new members and old roster favorites with hidden agendas.

After recieving a distess call from Doctor Doom Osborn led the Avengers on ther first mission, to save Doom from the hordes of demons led by Morgan le Fay.

Norman Osborn later sent the Dark Avenger Ares on a solo mission to Aqiria to defend his allies at Eaglestar International from an attack perpetuated by War Machine. [2]


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  1. Dark Avengers #1
  2. War Machine Vol 2 #2-3

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