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.
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