Counter Force

Name: Counter Force

Other Names: Avengers Resistance; Counter-Force

Classification: heroes heroes   group group  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Avengers: The Initiative #12 (June 2008): "Changing of the Guard"

            NOTE: This is our current best assessment of the first appearance of this character, but this has been flagged in our database as uncertain.

Creators: Dan Slott, Christos N. Gage, Steve Uy

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 13

Nation: USA

Note: mostly former New Warriors; opposed Dark Reign

"Counter Force" (also known as the "Avengers Resistance" was a team of heroes who split from the official government-sponsored super-hero organization known as The Initiative in disgust at the direction new national security chief Norman Osborn was taking the organization.

The membership of Counter Force was mostly comprised of former members of the "New Warriors" who were also students and staffers at Initiative training facility Camp Hammond.

Counter Force opposed Norman Osborn's "Dark Reign," which finally ended when Osborn was forced out of his position.

Number of group members listed below: 11

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Counter Force hero group
  [mostly former New Warriors; opposed Dark Reign] Marvel 13
Debrii Debrii (Deborah Fields) hero
  black; Counter Force...  Marvel 28
The Gauntlet The Gauntlet (Sgt. Joseph Green) hero
CBR Scale: U Christian (denomination unknown)
black; Counter Force...  Marvel 48
Justice Justice (Vance Astrovik) hero
CBR Scale: S Jewish (half)
Counter Force; Initiative: Camp Hammond (staff)...  Marvel 291
MVP MVP (Michael van Patrick) hero
  Counter Force; Initiative Marvel 23
Night Thrasher Night Thrasher (Donyell Taylor) hero
  black; Counter Force...  Marvel 49
Rage Rage (Elvin Daryl Haliday) hero
CBR Scale: S Protestant
black; Counter Force...  Marvel 157
Scarlet Spider Scarlet Spider (Patrick) hero
  Counter Force; Shadow Initiative
[only remaining clone who made up Scarlet Spiders trio]
Marvel 15
Scarlet Spiders Scarlet Spiders (Michael, Patrick, Van) hero
  Counter Force; Shadow Initiative Marvel 11
Slapstick Slapstick (Steve Harmon) hero
CBR Scale: M Anarchist
Counter Force; Initiative...  Marvel 24
Tigra Tigra (Greer Grant) hero scientist
CBR Scale: S mystically empowered
Cat People; Counter Force...  Marvel 310

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Avengers: The Initiative #12 (June 2008): "Changing of the Guard"

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