Avengers: The Initiative writer Dan Slott spoke with Newsarama about the series. Some excerpts:
Slott: I think we’re doing a good job in The Initiative in presenting all sides, in that I’ve seen people who are one political leaning praise the book and people of that same political leaning slam the book – on both sides. I’ve heard that it’s such a right-wing book, as well as it’s a book that makes right-wing people look stupid. Or that it’s an Anti-Registration book, or that it’s a Pro-Registration book. There are characters like Rage and Justice who are taking a stand against things in the series; but at the same time, there are characters, like Rhodey, who’s doing the best he can, and trying to do the right thing from a different point of view. There are so many different points of view in this book, and I hope we’re showing them all correctly.
Slott: Issue #7 will focus on the Scarlet Spiders and we’ll unmask at least one of them in the Annual in November – it’s all classified documents that have been declassified.