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Appearing in "Even the Losers/The Taking of 42"

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Synopsis for "Even the Losers/The Taking of 42"

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Blastaar's alien army has seized 42, the Initiative's prison in the Negative Zone. Someone has to take it back, and the Taskmaster has assembled a team to do just that. But when Komodo looks around her at the squad of Z-list super-villains she's supposed to go into battle with, she wonders if this is a recovery job...or a suicide mission! And when she encounters familiar faces who had been incarcerated within the prison, will they be friend or foe? Also, because you demanded it--the return of Butterball!


  • Split into two chapters:
    • Chapter 1, "Even the Losers" is told by Johnny Guitar as he explains his life, how he came to join the Initiative, and how he knew he would die.
    • Chapter 2, "The Taking of 42" focuses on the rest of the Shadow Initiative as they retake the Negative Zone prison, 42, from Blastaar's troops.
  • "Even the Losers" is a song originally performed by Tom Petty.
  • The quote attributed to Bruce Springsteen is from his song The River.
  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]


Most of the characters announced in the resume doesn't appears in the story as well as the W:C:marvel:New Warriors (Earth-616)New Warriors appearing on the cover.

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  1. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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