As part of the post Civil War world all super humans are required to register with S.H.I.E.L.D as part of the 50 state Initiative. However the U.S.
Government has also brokered deals with the Super Villains in return for their support during Civil War. Enter a new and deadly team of Thunderbolts! Longtime members Songbird, Moonstone and Swordsman are joined by Venom, Bullseye, Penance and Norman Osborn as their leader. This public team (minus secret weapon Bullseye) is the face of redemption and second chances in the eyes of America.
On the other end of the spectrum we have the California team of the Initiative. Recruited and given powers to serve a short tenure the Order are a group of upstarts who wish to show that government training can create responsible heroes. Namor also has problems as a terrorist cell of Atlanteans decides to attack the surface world. How far will he go to protect his kingdom? And Penance also decides it’s time to take action and escapes from Thunderbolts Mountain!
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Penance: Relentless 1-5
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