Before next summer’s blockbuster film, join the Avengers – Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk-- as they set off on an all-new adventure against a secret HYDRA splinter cell!
- Black Widow’s discovered a startling development, but what exactly is HYDRA up to?
- It’ll take teamwork to topple HYDRA’s latest plot…but only one Avenger has the skill needed to save the day!
- PLUS: Reprinting Avengers #16, presenting the story that brought Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch onto the team for the first time!
- PLUS PLUS: This cover will be featured as an AVENGERS COLORING POSTER.
Two HYDRA agents meet in Khartoum, Sudan, one informing the other that Doctor Jensen has made a breakthrough with the Chitauri technology. They board a plane to take them to Port Sudan but the plane is hijacked by Natasha Romanoff, who flies to Port Sudan to investigate.
Meanwhile, in Port Sudan, Doctor Jensen is witnessing something extraordinary happening with the Chitauri technology.
Clint Barton is practicing his archery skills at a S.H.I.E.L.D. Archery Range when he is informed by J.A.R.V.I.S. of Romanoff's discovery. He thinks of how each Avenger has a skill or ability that makes them special; he must practice his archery to keep from being replaced. Tony Stark, who is discussing something with Pepper Potts at Stark Industries, is also informed of this by Maria Hill. J.A.R.V.I.S. then informs Thor, who is in the University of London with Jane Foster, Bruce Banner, who is working in Avengers Tower, and Steve Rogers, who is in Brooklyn, of this too.
Romanoff, arriving at Port Sudan, sees HYDRA's forces gathering. The rest of the Avengers, who are now assembled, take a Quinjet and Barton flies them to Port Sudan. However, they are shot down by HYDRA's forces and, after the Quinjet crashes, they all, with the exception of Banner, exit the Quinjet to fight. A HYDRA soldier notices there is still an Avenger in the Quinjet and orders it to be fired at, which makes Banner turn into Hulk. The fighting continues and Romanoff joins the rest of the Avengers. The HYDRA soldiers begin to retreat, apart from Doctor Jenson who arms herself with a weapon and then attacks several of the Avengers. However Barton fires an explosive arrow at Doctor Jensen's weapon and she falls over, unable to believe her defeat.
Barton reflects that sometimes he worries that he does not have what it takes but that he has the most important thing for when it comes to shutting HYDRA wackos down: he has friends.
- Tony Stark/Iron Man
- Steve Rogers/Captain America
- Bruce Banner/Hulk
- Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
- Clint Barton/Hawkeye
- Doctor Jensen
- Maria Hill
- Jane Foster
- Pepper Potts
- Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (images)
- Khartoum, Sudan
- Port Sudan, Sudan
- Los Angeles, California
- London, England
- New York City, New York
- S.H.I.E.L.D. Archery Range
- Captain America's Shield
- Captain America's Uniform
- Iron Man Armor: Mark XLIII
- Arc Reactor
- Black Widow's Bite
- Hawkeye's Bow and Quiver
- Chitauri Armor
- Winter Soldier's Prosthetic Arm (images)
- Super Soldier Serum (mentioned)