Avengers: The Initiative #3 - Secret Invasion
([February] 2009)

Marvel, 2007 Series
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Volume
3
Price
19.99 USD
Pages
160
On-sale Date
2009-02-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
T+
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Premiere Edition
ISBN
0-7851-3150-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785131502 51999
Editing
Tom Brevoort (credited) (editor); Jeanine Schaefer (credited) (associate editor); Molly Lazer (credited) (assistant editor); Tom Brennan (credited) (assistant editor); Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (credited) (collection editor); Alex Starbuck (credited) (editorial assistant); Cory Levine (credited) (assistant editor); John Denning (credited) (assistant editor); Mark D. Beazley (credited) (editor, special projects); Jeff Youngquist (credited) (senior editor, special projects); Joe Quesada (credited) (editor in chief)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Brooks (signed)
Inks
Mark Brooks (signed)
Colors
Christina Strain (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man Skrull; Ms. Marvel Skrull; Black Widow Skrull; Stingray Skrull; Hardball Skrull; MVP Skrull; Trauma Skrull
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Many of the characters appearing on this cover are left unidentified. They all appear as Skrulls. Signed "After Cheung".

[Title Page and Credits] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Tolibao
Inks
Harvey Tolibao
Colors
Jay David Ramos
Letters
typeset

Secret Invasion (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers [superhero] / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stefano Caselli
Inks
Stefano Caselli
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket (a Skrull); Ant-Man; Trauma; 3-D Man; Crusader (a Skrull)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Brooks (signed)
Inks
Mark Brooks (signed)
Colors
Christina Strain (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket (a Skrull); SHIELD agents
Reprints

We Have Met the Enemy, and They Are Us! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Slott (credited); Christos Gage (credited as Christos N. Gage)
Pencils
Stefano Caselli (credited)
Inks
Stefano Caselli (credited)
Colors
Daniele Rudoni (credited)
Letters
Joe Caramagna of Virtual Calligraphy (credited as Virtual Calligraphy's Joe Caramagna)

Genre
superhero
Characters
3-D Man [Delroy Garrett Jr.]; Chuck Chandler; Hal Chandler; Constrictor [Frank Payne]; Diamondback [Rachel Leighton]; Gargoyle; Henry Peter Gyrich; Hellcat [Patsy Walker]; Prodigy [Richard Gilmore]; Stature [Cassandra Lang]; Stingray [Walter Newell]; Taskmaster [Tony Masters]; Tigra [Greer Nelson]; Yellowjacket (a Skrull); Komodo (in flashback); Hardball (in flashback); The President (in flashback); Baron von Blitzschlag; MVP; KIA (in flashback); Crusader (a Skrull); Batwing; Trauma; Ant-Man [Eric O'Grady]; Point Men [Star Sign; Paydirt; Devil-Slayer; Magnitude (a Skrull) (death)]; Red 9; Gauntlet; Bengal; Hellcat; Geiger; Debrii
Synopsis
3-D Man (the Avenger formerly known as Triathlon) finds out about the Skrull plot to conquer Earth. And his only ally might be Crusader, the hero who is actually a Skrull!
Reprints
Keywords
Camp Hammond; Hawaii; Pacific Ocean; S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier; Secret Invasion; White House

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Brooks (signed)
Inks
Mark Brooks (signed)
Colors
Christina Strain (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man Skrull; Ms. Marvel Skrull; Black Widow Skrull; Stingray Skrull; Hardball Skrull; MVP Skrull; Trauma Skrull
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Many of the characters appearing on this cover are left unidentified. They all appear as Skrulls. Signed "After Cheung".

The Only Good Skrull (Table of Contents: 6)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Slott (credited); Christos Gage (credited as Christos N. Gage)
Pencils
Harvey Tolibao (credited)
Inks
Harvey Tolibao (credited)
Colors
Jay David Ramos (credited)
Letters
Joe Caramagna of Virtual Calligraphy (credited as Virtual Calligraphy's Joe Caramagna)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers] (flashback) (cameo); Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers] (flashback) (cameo); Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (flashback) (cameo); Wolverine [Logan] (flashback) (cameo)]; Young Avengers [Hawkeye [Kate Bishop]; Patriot [Eli Bradley]; Speed [Tommy Shepherd]; Vision [Jonas]; Wiccan [Billy Kaplan]]; 3-D Man [Delroy Garrett Jr.]; Constrictor [Frank Payne]; Diamondback [Rachel Leighton]; Gargoyle; Hellcat [Patsy Walker]; Prodigy [Richard Gilmore]; Stature [Cassandra Lang]; Stingray [Walter Newell]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange] (flashback) (cameo); Taskmaster [Tony Masters]; War Machine [Jim Rhodes]; Gauntlet; Batwing; Ant-Man; Thor-Girl; Crusader [Z'reg]; 3-D Man; SHIELD; Baron von Blitzschlag; Gorilla Girl; Yellowjacket (a Skrull); K'rtem (a Skrull, in flashback, death); Stacy (in flashback); Freedom Ring (in flashback) (death); Red 9; Skrulls; Geiger
Synopsis
3-D Man discovers the truth about the Skrull invasion, only to be sent off the scent by Crusader, a Skrull sleeper agent who has decided to transfer his allegiance to the Earth heroes.
Reprints
Keywords
Camp Hammond; Secret Invasion

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Brooks (signed)
Inks
Mark Brooks (signed)
Colors
Christina Strain (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Skrull Kill Krew [Ryder; Riot; 3-D Man]
Reprints

Skrull-$%#@ers! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Slott (credited); Christos Gage (credited as Christos N. Gage)
Pencils
Stefano Caselli (credited)
Inks
Stefano Caselli (credited)
Colors
Luca Malisan (credited)
Letters
Joe Caramagna of Virtual Calligraphy (credited as Virtual Calligraphy's Joe Caramagna)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Chuck Chandler; Hal Chandler; Nick Fury; War Machine [Jim Rhodes]; She-Thing (a Skrull, death); Skrull Kill Krew [3-D Man; Riot; Ryder]; Trauma; Physique; Baron von Blitzschlag; Yellowjacket (a Skrull); Ant-Man; Peggy Chandler; Batwing; Photon (death?); Crusader; Desert Stars [Two-Gun Kid; Johnny Cool; Supermax; Komodo; Blacksmith (a Skrull, death)]; Quake [Daisy Johnson]; Slingshot; Hellfire; Druid; Phobos; Stonewall
Reprints
Keywords
Camp Hammond; Phoenix

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Brooks (signed)
Inks
Mark Brooks (signed)
Colors
Christina Strain (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Eric O'Grady]; Spider-Woman [Veranke] (a Skrull)
Reprints

Home Field Advantage (Table of Contents: 10)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Slott (credited); Christos Gage (credited as Christos N. Gage)
Pencils
Harvey Tolibao (credited)
Inks
Harvey Tolibao (credited)
Colors
Jay David Ramos (credited)
Letters
Chris Eliopoulos (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
3-D Man [Delroy Garrett Jr.]; Chuck Chandler; Hal Chandler; Constrictor [Frank Payne]; Devil-Slayer; Nick Fury; Hawkeye [Kate Bishop]; Jocasta; Mutant Zero [Mary Walker]; Patriot [Eli Bradley]; Stature [Cassandra Lang]; Vision [Jonas]; Wiccan [Billy Kaplan]; Ant-Man [Eric O'Grady]; Skrulls; Mrs. Green; Bengal; Minh (Bengal's son); Baron von Blitzschlag; Physique; Trauma; Dum-Dum Dugan (Skrull); Spider-Woman [Veranke] (Skrull); Skrull Kill Krew [Riot; Ryder]; Heavy Hitters [Hardball; Gravity; Telemetry; Nonstop]; Komodo; Peggy Chandler; Crusader; Batwing; Annex
Synopsis
While the Intitiative's shadow team tries to stop the Skrulls from taking over Camp Hammond, 3-D Man and the Skrull Kill Krew are traveling across the country, trying to stop the one Skrull traitor in every state's team.
Reprints
Keywords
Camp Hammond

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Brooks
Inks
Mark Brooks
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor Girl; Ultragirl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover includes the "Secret Invasion" logo.

Don't Shoot 'Til You See the Green of Their Eyes! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Slott (credited); Christos Gage (credited as Christos N. Gage)
Pencils
Steve Kurth (credited)
Inks
Andrew Hennessy (credited as Drew Hennessy)
Colors
Matt Milla (credited)
Letters
Joe Caramagna of Virtual Calligraphy (credited as Virtual Calligraphy's Joe Caramagna)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Young Avengers [Hulkling [Teddy Altman]; Stature [Cassandra Lang]; Wiccan [Billy Kaplan]]; 3-D Man [Delroy Garrett Jr.]; Devil-Slayer; Nick Fury; Jocasta; Prodigy [Richard Gilmore]; Taskmaster [Tony Masters]; Skrull Kill Krew [Ryder; Riot; Moonstomp; Catwalk; Dice]; Freedom Force [Gravity; Spinner; Equinox (a Skrull; death); Think Tank; Cloud 9 [Cloud Nine]]; Komodo; Hardball; Skrulls [Dum-Dum Dugan; Lieutenant Dharr]; Ant-Man; Cavalry [Stunt-Master; Ultragirl; Crimebuster; Thor Girl (a Skrull; death)]; Action Pack [Vox; Prima Donna; Frog-Man]; Order [Calamity; Supernaut; Aralune; Anthem]; Liberteens [Revolutionary (a Skrull; death); Hope; Whiz Kid]; Crusader; Ultragirl; Nonstop
Synopsis
3-D Man's group continues to take out Skrull bases until there are only 6 left but once they view the information Ant-Man took from the Skrull headquarters they realize that the Skrull's have a plan to shift the Earth to the Negative Zone if they lose.
Reprints
Keywords
Billings; Camp Hammond; Georgia; Kentucky; Manhattan; Montana; Negative Zone; Philadelphia

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Brooks (signed)
Inks
Mark Brooks (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
3-D Man [Delroy Garrett Jr.]
Reprints

V-S Day (Table of Contents: 14)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Slott (credited); Christos Gage (credited as Christos N. Gage)
Pencils
Harvey Tolibao (credited)
Inks
Bong Dazo (credited)
Colors
Jay David Ramos (credited); Chris Sotomayor (credited)
Letters
Chris Eliopoulos of Virtual Calligraphy (credited as Virtual Calligraphy's Chris Eliopoulos)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ares; Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff]; Captain America [James Buchanan Barnes]; Chuck Chandler; Hal Chandler; Diamondback [Rachel Leighton]; The Hood [Parker Robbins]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jocasta; Mockingbird [Bobbi Morse]; Prodigy [Richard Gilmore]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]; Taskmaster [Tony Masters]; Thor [Thor Odinson]; Wolverine [Logan]; Skrulls; Dum-Dum Dugan (Skrull, death); Skrull Kill Krew [Ryder; Riot; 3-D Man; Moonstomp; Dice; Catwalk]; Cloud 9 [Cloud Nine]; Battalion [Tigra; Razorback (Skrull)]; Heavy Hitters [Hardball; Gravity; Nonstop]; Action Pack [Prima Donna; Vox; Frog-Man (Skrull)]; Great Lakes Initiative [Big Bertha; Mr. Immortal; Flatman; Doorman; Squirrel Girl; Tippy-Toe (squirrel); Grasshopper (Skrull)]; The Command [Jennifer Kale; Aquarian]; Komodo; Rangers [Shooting Star; Texas Twister; Phantom Rider; Red Wolf; Living Lightning; Lobo (Skrull, death); Firebird]; Crusader (Skrull, death); Gauntlet; Whiz Kid; Spinner (death?); Annex; Yellowjacket (Skrull; death)
Synopsis
The fight to stop the Skrull infiltrators from detonating their earth-shattering weapons of mass destruction goes on. But will the one Skrull that is on our side manage to convince Earth's heroes that he is one of us?
Reprints
Keywords
Arkansas; Camp Hammond; Central Park; Florida; Hawaii; Kentucky; New Mexico; Philadelphia; Secret Invasion; Texas; Washington; Wisconsin

#14 Variant (Table of Contents: 15)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mark Brooks (signed)
Inks
Mark Brooks (signed)
Colors
Christina Strain (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yellowjacket (a Skrull); SHIELD agents
Reprints

#18 Zombie Variant (Table of Contents: 16)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Juan Doe (credited, signed)
Inks
Juan Doe (credited, signed)
Colors
Juan Doe (credited, signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Slapstick (zombie variant)
Reprints

Character Designs (Table of Contents: 17)

The Avengers [superhero] / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Stefano Caselli (credited); Harvey Tolibao (credited)
Inks
Stefano Caselli (credited); Harvey Tolibao (credited)
Colors
Stefano Caselli (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Constrictor [Frank Payne]; Mutant Zero [Mary Walker]; Komodo; Hardball; Cloud 9; Trauma; Proton; Gauntlet; Vox; Frog-Man; Prima Donna; Thor Girl; Bengal