Maximum Security comic books issue 3 2000-2002
"Whatever the Cost!" Double-Sized issue. Script by Kurt Busiek. Pencils by Jerry Ordway. Inks by Will Blyberg, Mark McKenna, and Paul Ryan. Cover by Jerry Ordway. Story continues from Avengers (3rd series) #35 and X-Men Unlimited (1st series) #29 At last the Avengers and the X-Men join forces to invade the Kree's orbiting outpost near Pluto! While on the planet Hala, the Avengers Infinity team breaks free from their bonds and quantum-jumps to the home of the intergalactic council! Where Moondragon reveals that the Supreme Intelligence is the mastermind behind the Maximum Security event! And finally in Florida; Iron Man, Bruce Banner, and the Fantastic Four try desperately to stop Ego's consumption of Earth! Eventually, all the heroes wind up in the Sunshine State to battle the one person that wants Ego to keep growing: Ronan the Accuser! It's a remarkable fight! And it all comes down to the man in charge: the U.S. Agent! Appearances by the Black Panther, Beta Ray Bill, Agatha Harkness, Captain America, Charles Xavier, Cadre K, Cerise, Colossus, Empress Lilandra, Gambit, Goliath, Photon, Quasar, Rogue, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man, Thor, Tigra, Vision, Warbird, Wasp, Wolverine, and the Silver Surfer. (Note: The Maximum Security limited series was reprinted in 2010 in the trade paperback: Avengers/X-Men Maximum Security.) 48 pages. Cover price $2.99.