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Norman Osborn

Appearing in 1st story

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Synopsis for 1st story

In the Avengers Tower, Norman Osborn calls Ares in and tells him that they are going to be making a list of things that must be done to change the status quo, regarding the Hulk still running around, Spider-Man being allowed to walk free, why the New Avengers haven't been captured yet, and Nick Fury remaining at large.

In the New Avengers hideout, the Avengers are watching a broadcast about Utopia, which was declared a prison camp. This is the final straw for Clint Barton, who declares that he is going to kill Norman Osborn. Spider-Man tells him he's acting crazy. Barton justifies that they let this very evil snake its way into power and they can't let it continue. His team argues that murdering is wrong and would not make things better. They vote to go to San Francisco and help the X-Men; Clint gets angry and walks off. Mockingbird follows him and tells him that she's going with him because even though she doesn't believe in what he's doing she does believe in him. Nevertheless Barton goes off on his own after she falls asleep that night. After Sentry leaves the Avenger Tower, Barton breaks into Venom's room and throws him out the window. When Bullseye comes in Barton shoots him on the chest, before Daken comes upon him. Barton uses his bag full of weapons to guard against Daken's claws, before kicking him in the crotch, declaring that he's not his father and then shooting an arrow through his head. Karla Sofen then turns up. Barton asks for her help in killing Osborn or look the other way; Sofen refuses because there are cameras watching and unleashes an energy blast at this. But at that moment, Osborn initiates a security lockdown, initiating forcefields that block the blast, inadvertently helping Clint. Clint finally makes it to Osborn and tries shooting him, only to have the shots stopped by Osborn's personal force shields. Barton then planned on throwing him through the window, only for Ares defeats him. Osborn stops the God of War from executing Barton, stating that he will prove be a bargaining chip and places Barton under arrest, crossing one off his list.

Solicit Synopsis

In this first in a series of spectacular one-shots, the finest writers working at Marvel are teamed up with the most sensational artists to unveil the darkest chapters in the Dark Reign! Norman Osborn, fresh from the shocking finale of Utopia, sets his sights on the rest of the Marvel Universe. He sits down and makes a list. A list of things that are wrong with the world. Things that he needs to take care of. And the list includes almost every major player in the Marvel Universe. These specials are exciting game changers for all of Marvel Comics and represent the finest talents. This first chapter has a startling confrontation between members of the New Avengers and Dark Avengers. Clint Barton fans... you are not going to want to miss this one! Plus, a preview of the upcoming Dark Reign: The List titles!


  • Bucky stated to have killed Hitler, although it is known that was the original Human Torch did it. Tom Brevoort confirmed many times it was in fact a joke from Bucky.[1]

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