(click on the pictures for the full rosters!)
I recently caught up with the Marvel Comics Timeline to the point where I can actually buy new issues, read them, and understand what’s going on. I was reading the Dark Reign event from 2009 a while back. The thing about this event is that Norman Osborn had taken control of the US practically, and was turning it into a totalitarian state, where he began a crusade against the super heroes that had plagued him for so long in the past. It split all of the heroes up, as they had to run from Osborn, H.A.M.M.E.R., the Dark Avengers, and the Thunderbolts almost constantly.
During this year-long event, there were three main Avengers teams:
The New Avengers, who were younger Avengers that, in this incarnation, were created after Captain America was killed* (the one in this picture is Bucky Barnes, not Steve Rogers), opposing the Superhero Registration Act.
One of these is not like the others….. in that they suck really badly. Guess which one.