> > I found it curious that Kurt Busiek never brought Rita back when he sorted out The Crossing in Avengers Forever. Seems to me she would have been a good candidate for the Thunderbolts at that time.
> Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember Screaming Mimi/Songbird being a second choice to Yellowjacket II. I can't remember, though, why Kurt either didn't get or decided against Rita...
He decided against using Rita for the T-Bolts because he didn't want to go through all the trouble of explaining how he brought her back to life. Plus, he likely figured no one wanted to be reminded of the Crossing. Personally, I loved the Crossing very much, as did my friend Tiger Shark, so I would have enjoyed seeing Rita in the Thunderbolts. Although, maybe it was better she didn't join after all. I tremble at the thought of what Ellis would do to her, if he used her at all. *gah*
...Luna, Mantis, Thor, Kang, Century (was that his name?), Wanda looking like Wanda again, the little boy who kept appearing to Crystal and Pierto...the strange door in the basement...yowza. It had everything.