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Quote1 I am the Iron Patriot. I will lead these new Avengers into battle against anyone who would threaten our way of life. My name is Norman Osborn and I approve these Avengers!! Quote2
-- Iron Patriot

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Synopsis for 1st story

Norman is made the head of national security and disbands S.H.I.E.L.D. replacing it with a new organization called H.A.M.M.E.R.. He also recruits several key members to his operations such as Victoria Hand as his deputy director and all the new Avengers. Meanwhile he arranges for Doctor Doom to be escorted back to Latveria. Upon arriving in Latveria however, Doom and his escorts are attacked by Morgana le Fay


  • This issue shipped on January 21st, 2009.


Everyone who joins the Dark Avengers except for Ares and Sentry gets names.

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