Asp (Cleo Nefertiti)

Cleo Nefertiti

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Asp

Alter Ego: Cleo Nefertiti

Other Names: Cleopatra "Cleo" Nefertiti; The Temptress; Asp II

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #308 (Aug. 1985): "The Body in Question"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (only in a photograph) Captain America (vol. 1) #308 (Aug. 1985): "The Body in Question"; (full) Captain America (vol. 1) #310 (Oct. 1985): "Serpents of the World Unite!"

Creators: Mark Gruenwald, Paul Neary, Dennis Janke

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 15

Teams/Affiliations: BAD Girls, Inc.; Femizons; Initiative: Women Warriors; Secret Avengers; Serpent Society

Nation: Egypt

Birth Place: Tanta, Egypt

Gender: female

In Avengers: The Initiative #26 (Sep. 2009), Black Mamba and her long-time partner Asp were two of the former super-villains introduced members of the new team called the "Women Warriors." This team was the 50-States Initiative team for the state of Delaware. These two women can be seen on the 2-page splash pages 5 and 6. They are on the far right side of the 2-page image. They are standing right behind Sybil Dvorak (a.k.a. "Skein", the former Gypsy Moth) and Pretty Persuasions (of Psionex), and right in front of Diamondback. Both of these women have long black hair.

This character is in the following 39 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Avengers: The Initiative
Captain America
Captain America: The Legend #1 (Sep. 1996)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Gambit (vol. 5) #9 (Apr. 2013): "A Man Walks into a Bar..."
Giant-Size Avengers (vol. 2) #1 (Feb. 2008): "Gossip Girls"

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