Avengers (1998 3rd Series) #33
Avengers/Thunderbolts crossover. "Tainted Love" Part 5 of 7. Script by Kurt Busiek. Art by George Pérez (layouts) and Paul Ryan (pencils). Inks by Al Vey. Cover by George Pérez. In a shocking turn of events, Count Nefaria appears on the battlefield with Atlas and Wonder Man by his side! Wow, Earth's Mightiest Heroes haven't seen Nefaria in ages! But the powerful count is here now and attempting to capture his daughter: Madame Masque! The Avengers bravely fight Count Nefaria and his two ionic-powered accomplices and succeed in driving them away! Afterwards with her Nevada base destroyed, Madame Masque reluctantly agrees to go to Avengers Mansion. And that's where Tony Stark and Whitney Frost have a long, long overdue conversation. Can Iron Man convince Madame Masque to help the Avengers defeat her father? Story continues in Thunderbolts #44. Cameo appearances by the Grim Reaper, Jarvis, Masque, Benedict, Jasper Sitwell, Black Widow, and the Thunderbolts. Avengers Lineup: Goliath, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Triathlon, Vision, Warbird, and the Wasp. (Notes: The Avengers previously fought Count Nefaria in Avengers (1st series) 165 &166. The seven-part crossover event was reprinted in 2004 in the trade paperback: Avengers/Thunderbolts #1.) 32 pages. Cover price $2.25.