- 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!!
- -- Iron Patriot
Appearing in 1st story
- Dark Avengers (First appearance)
- Captain Marvel (Noh-Varr) (First appearance as Captain Marvel), (Joins team)
- Sentry (Bob Reynolds) (Joins team)
- Ms. Marvel (Karla Sofen) (Joins team)
- Iron Patriot (Norman Osborn) (Joins team)
- Ares (Joins team)
- Wolverine (Daken) (First appearance as Wolverine) (Joins team)
- Hawkeye (Bullseye) (First appearance as Hawkeye) (Joins team)
- Spider-Man (Mac Gargan) (First appearance as Spider-Man) (Joins team)
- Victoria Hand (Joins team)
- Dark Illuminati
- Maria Hill
- Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers)
- Unnamed Skrull (Death)
- Thunderbolts agent 567 Lucas
- Morgan le Fay's castle
- United States of America
- Iron Patriot Armor Model 1 (First appearance)
- Venom Symbiote
- Iron Man Armor Model 13 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 11 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 16 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 26 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 19 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 20 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 1 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 15 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 8 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 27 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 4 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 34 (Cameo)
- Iron Man Armor Model 9 (Cameo)
- Doctor Doom's Armor
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.
- The scene of the Dark Illuminati took place in 'Secret Invasion: Dark Reign #1.
- Morgan le Fay last appeared in Mighty Avengers #8.
- Victoria Hand first appeared in Mighty Avengers #20, but this is her first chronological appearance.
- Stark's personal Helicarrier's only other appearance was in Mighty Avengers #1.
- This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for info.
Everyone who joins the Dark Avengers except for Ares and Sentry gets names.
- The cover is an homage to New Avengers #1
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