ORIGINAL AVENGER HANK PYMFOUNDED THE AVENGERS ACADEMYTO HELP GUIDE THE NEXT GENERATIONOF SUPERHUMANS IN THE NOBLETRADITION OF EARTH’S MIGHTIESTHEROES. THE INAUGURAL CLASS – WHOWERE PREVIOUSLY RECRUITED ANDTORTURED BY NORMAN OSBORN – HASSECRETLY LEARNED THE SHOCKINGTRUTH: THEY WERE NOT SELECTEDBECAUSE THEY HAVE THE GREATESTPOTENTIAL TO BECOME HEROES...BUTBECAUSE THEY WERE MOST AT RISK TO BECOME VILLAINS.A TIME OF UNCERTAINTY AND FEARGRIPS THE WORLD. SIN, THE DAUGHTEROF THE RED SKULL, HAS UNLEASHEDAN ANCIENT EVIL INTO THE WORLD: THEFORGOTTEN ASGARDIAN KNOWN ONLYAS THE SERPENT, WHO HAS SUMMONEDHIS WORTHY, CAUSING SEVEN CELESTIALHAMMERS TO FALL FROM THE SKIES.PYM WAS DEPLOYED TO DUBAI TOFIGHT THE ABSORBING MAN ANDTITANIA, EACH OF WHOM HAS TAKEN UPHAMMERS AS THE SERPENT’S WORTHY.JUST BEFORE COLLAPSING FROM HISINJURIES, PYM FORCED THEM BOTHTHROUGH A PORTAL TO THE ARCTICCIRCLE, HOPING TO BUY TIME.MEANWHILE, THE STUDENTS WERECALLED TO DEFEND WASHINGTON,D.C. FROM THE ATTACKS OF SIN ANDHER ARMY OF MECHANIZED SOLDIERS,THE FIRST WORLDWIDE THREAT TOTEST THEIR NEW AVENGERS TRAINING.ALREADY, METTLE AND VEIL HAVE KILLEDENEMY SOLDIERS IN ACTION AND THEFULL EFFECT ON THEIR PSYCHES HASNOT YET SHOWN ITSELF…
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AVENGERS ACADEMY No. 17 October 2011.
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