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Thunderbolts (1997) - #9
"Life Lessons"

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Kurt Busiek
Jim Smith
Mike Smith
Roger L. Stern

Mark Bagley
Ronald 'Ron' Frenz
James W. Fry III

Will Blyberg
Will Blyberg
Allen 'Al' Milgrom
Vince Russell
Arne Starr

Joe Rosas

David 'Dave' Lanphear - 'Comicraft/DL & Artmonkeys Studios'

Tom Brevoort
Robert 'Bob' Harras

Cover Artist(s):
Mark Bagley
Vince Russell

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Cover Date: December 1997
Cover Price: US $ 1.99

Issue Tagline: To Avenge the Avengers...

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 23 pages

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Letters Column: none

Mach-1 and Songbird save the city from a monster and encounter Black Widow on the leave. The two Thunderbolts fear she might know anything, but instead she tells the story of the first mission of Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch as Avengers: when they were introduced to the public by Captain America, they were booed for being former crooks, but they were given recognition after saving Cap from the Radioactive Man. The Widow then gives advice to the couple about some redemption. Meanwhile, the Avengers files have already been cracked and Citizen V stands triumphant.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Colección Extra SuperHéroes (2011) #3
Marvel Special (1997) #11
Thunderbolts Classic (2011) TPB vol. 02

Pages 1-5 and 22-23 by the regular team of Busiek/Bagley/Russell
Pages 6-11 and 13-21 by Stern/Frenz/Blyberg/Milgrom in 60's style

Ogur last seen in Thor (1966) #138
Black Widow last seen in Thunderbolts (1997) #3
The Scarlet Witch recalls X-Men (1963) #4
Rick Jones recalls The Avengers (1963) #16, right after which occurs the flashback in this issue

Includes a fake vintage ad with the T-Bolts advertising fruit pies credited to both Smiths, Fry, and Starr
Fry worked with Busiek on Liberty Project (1987), whose concept is similar to that in Thunderbolts

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