The S.H.I.E.L.D. trainees are young and inexperienced super heroes brought together by Nick Fury to train them. Five of the most recent recruits included White Tiger, Power Man, Iron Fist, and Nova.
The first day of training, Spider-Man realized he wasn't the only young superhero being trained by S.H.I.E.L.D. and sadly left. When he was attacked by the Frightful Four the same day, the four trainees arrived and helped him defeat them as a team.
After the Frightful Four were defeated, Spider-Man would later agreed to join and lead the trainees, with the condition of maintaining his own solo hero career outside of S.H.I.E.L.D work.
They have been on Spidey's back whatever or whenever the current situation is in the field.
New Warriors Initiative
After Spider-Man temporarily became an Avenger, other super hero teens had come out of the woodwork to pick up his tab as vigilante of New York. When Spidey found out, he convinced Fury to expand the training programme to these kids and become the New Warriors.
- Black Suit Spider-Man (Formerly) [recruited as Patrioteer]
Personal and additional S.H.I.E.L.D.-provided equipment:
- They have never been given an official team name as Agent Coulson says "It's not a team. It's a program." However, the young heroes consider themselves a team and a surrogate family.
- Though a few times, Fury called them a team.
- Molecule Kid was implied to have joined this program. Since Falcon was not shown to have been part of Spider-Man's team, this could mean there are other teams of heroes and Molecule Kid is in a team we've yet to meet.
- 22 members of S.H.I.E.L.D. Trainees (Earth-12041)
- 78 appearances of S.H.I.E.L.D. Trainees (Earth-12041)
- 2 mentions of S.H.I.E.L.D. Trainees (Earth-12041)
- 10 images of S.H.I.E.L.D. Trainees (Earth-12041)
- Gallery of S.H.I.E.L.D. Trainees (Earth-12041)