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Initiative, The

The Initiative, also known as the Fifty-State Initiative is a United States federal government program designed to monitor, regulate, coordinate and train America's super heroes, forging many of them into a nationwide army.

The Initiative was built around the Superhuman Registration Act (SHRA), although, sometimes it was called the “Super Hero Registration Act.” It was the most sweeping legislation of its kind to date, The SHRA sought the registration and regulation of all confirmed or suspected super human beings; all people armed with unique or exotic technologies that simulate or approximate superhuman powers; and all masked or costumed crime fighters, regardless of whether they possessed special powers or unique technologies. While the text of the act itself refers only to the registration of actual super-humans, officials had wide latitude in terms of enforcement, erring on the side of inclusiveness; as such, anyone whose methods or abilities echo those of a typical super-powered hero was required to register.

The SHRA legislation was passed in response to the Stamford disaster, when a televised clash between the heroic New Warriors and several super-criminals in Stamford, Connecticut caused an explosion that killed 612 civilians, including 60 schoolchildren. As public sentiment began to turn against super heroes in general, the super hero community divided over how to respond to the SHRA. Rejecting the legislation on principle, Captain America led an underground army of “Secret Avengers” in rebelling against the new law.
Years later during the catastrophic event known as the Secret Invasion, it was discovered that sleeper Skrull cells had infiltrated the entire Fifty State Initiative. Norman Osborn killed Skrull Queen Veranke, who posed as Spider-Woman, leading to his gaining control of all the government intelligence forces including the Initiative.

Source:

http://marvel.com/universe/Initiative

Books: 123
Cover Price: $380.78
Current Value: $631.25

Series Publisher Book
     Civil War: Front Line (2006-2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 11
     Sub-Mariner (2007-2008) Marvel Comics Issue # 5
     Sub-Mariner (2007-2008) Marvel Comics Issue # 6
     The Order (2007-2008) Marvel Comics Issue # 4
     The New Avengers (2005-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 27coliseum
     Captain America (2004-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 25c
     Civil War: The Confession (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 1
     Mighty Avengers (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 5
     Civil War: The Confession (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 1b
     Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 1
     Marvel Spotlight: Civil War - Aftermath (2007) Marvel Comics Special # 1
     Iron Man (2005-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 15
     Iron Man (2005-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 15b
     Iron Man (2005-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 15-2nd print
     The New Avengers (2005-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 27
     The New Avengers (2005-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 27b
     The New Avengers (2005-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 27c
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 110
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 110b
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 110-2nd print
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 111
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 111b
     Civil War: The Initiative (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 1
     Civil War: The Initiative (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 1b
     Black Panther (2005-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 26
     Captain America (2004-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 25
     Captain America (2004-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 25b
     Captain America (2004-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 25wwla
     Captain America (2004-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 25-2nd print
     Fantastic Four (1961-1996, 2003-2012, 2015) Marvel Comics Issue # 544
     Fantastic Four (1961-1996, 2003-2012, 2015) Marvel Comics Issue # 544-2nd print
     Iron Man (2005-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 16
     Mighty Avengers (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 1
     Mighty Avengers (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 1b
     Mighty Avengers (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 1-2nd print
     Ms. Marvel (2006-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 13
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 112
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 112b
     Avengers: The Initiative (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 1
     Avengers: The Initiative (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 1b
     Black Panther (2005-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 27
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 1
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 1b
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 2
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 2b
     Fantastic Four (1961-1996, 2003-2012, 2015) Marvel Comics Issue # 545
     Iron Man (2005-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 17
     Mighty Avengers (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 2
     Ms. Marvel (2006-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 14
     The New Avengers (2005-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 29
     Omega Flight (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 1
     Omega Flight (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 1b
     Punisher: War Journal (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 6
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 113
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 113b
     Avengers: The Initiative (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 2
     Black Panther (2005-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 28
     Captain America (2004-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 26
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 3
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 3b
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 3c
     Fantastic Four (1961-1996, 2003-2012, 2015) Marvel Comics Issue # 546
     Mighty Avengers (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 3
     Ms. Marvel (2006-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 15
     The New Avengers (2005-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 30
     Nova (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 2
     Omega Flight (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 2
     Punisher: War Journal (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 7
     Punisher: War Journal (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 7b
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 114
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 114b
     Avengers: The Initiative (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 3
     Black Panther (2005-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 29
     Captain America (2004-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 27
     Fantastic Four (1961-1996, 2003-2012, 2015) Marvel Comics Issue # 547
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 4
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 4b
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 4c
     The Order (2007-2008) Marvel Comics Issue # 1
     The Order (2007-2008) Marvel Comics Issue # 1b
     Avengers: The Initiative (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 4
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 5
     Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 5b
     Iron Man (2005-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 18
     Mighty Avengers (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 4
     Moon Knight (2006-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 11
     Ms. Marvel (2006-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 16
     The New Avengers (2005-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 31
     The New Avengers (2005-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 31convention
     New Warriors (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 1
     Nova (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 3
     Omega Flight (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 3
     The Order (2007-2008) Marvel Comics Issue # 2
     Punisher: War Journal (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 8
     Sub-Mariner (2007-2008) Marvel Comics Issue # 1
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 115
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 115b
     Avengers: The Initiative (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 5
     Black Panther (2005-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 30
     Captain America (2004-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 28
     Fantastic Four (1961-1996, 2003-2012, 2015) Marvel Comics Issue # 548
     Moon Knight (2006-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 12
     Ms. Marvel (2006-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 17
     New Warriors (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 2
     Omega Flight (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 4
     The Order (2007-2008) Marvel Comics Issue # 3
     Punisher: War Journal (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 9
     Sub-Mariner (2007-2008) Marvel Comics Issue # 2
     Thunderbolts (1997-2003, 2006-2012) Marvel Comics Issue # 116
     Sub-Mariner (2007-2008) Marvel Comics Issue # 3
     Avengers: The Initiative (2007-2010) Marvel Comics Issue # 6
     Captain America (2004-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 29
     Fantastic Four (1961-1996, 2003-2012, 2015) Marvel Comics Issue # 549
     New Warriors (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 3
     Omega Flight (2007) Marvel Comics Issue # 5
     Punisher: War Journal (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 10
     Sub-Mariner (2007-2008) Marvel Comics Issue # 4
     Captain America (2004-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 30
     New Warriors (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 4
     Punisher: War Journal (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 11
     Fantastic Four (1961-1996, 2003-2012, 2015) Marvel Comics Issue # 550
     New Warriors (2007-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 5
     Moon Knight (2006-2009) Marvel Comics Issue # 13






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