"Premiere Edition" appears inside the red Marvel issue number box on lower right of front cover. Inside front cover has a message from Brian Michael Bendis addressed to a specific comic book retailer. The back cover reprints the Greg Land Heroic Age variant cover. Inside the back cover reprints the Marco Djurdjevic variant cover.
Notes: Prologue: Some time in the future, a version of the Next Avengers kills Immortus, Master of Time. In the present, Commander Steve Rogers recruits his new team of Avengers following the Seige of Asgard. Iron Man will be the field leader, and former Director of S.H.I.E.L.D, Maria Hill will be in charge of the team. They are attacked by Kang the Conqueror (a younger version of Immortus) at their first meeting. Kang informs the Avengers that their future children are ruining the world and they must travel to the future to stop them.
In an epilogue, Kang is revealed to have been sent into the past by the future-Hulk known as the Maestro.
Notes: Text pages consisting of "interviews" with the characters involved in the origins of the Avengers. As such, characters listed here don't "appear" per se, but their presence in the text as interviewees is enough to count as an appearance.