Re: Black Widow or Madame Masque???
^I'd say both Marvel and DC. The last decent female villain we had that wasn't portrayed in a somewhat simpathetic light was Ursa in Superman 2. Mystique was part of the evil mutants(who were simpathetic since they were fighting against their own oppression) and Catwoman was more of an anti-hero.
You know, it occurs to me that Captain America is basically the superhero equivalent of Mary Poppins. Practically perfect in every way and all that stuff.