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West Coast Avengers
# 21-30



July 1987
West Coast Avengers # 21:"Time For Every Purpose Under Heaven!" 
Writer: Steve Englehart
Layouts: Al Milgrom
Finished Art: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:
Khonshu, the Egyptian God of the Moon, manages to disguish the Avengers' identity and heal Hawkeye from his injuries. Khonshu contacts his agent, Moon Knight, in the present and he heads off to let the other Avengers know. Pym has finally come to grips with his life and chosen to become Pym the adventurer rather than assume another identity. Meanwhile, Night Rider's hold on Mockingbird wavers and thanks to Two-Gun Kid and Rawhide Kid, she's freed from his influence.

Jay's Notes:

  • Part 5 of "Lost in Space-Time".


July 1987
West Coast Avengers # 22: "The Time of Sands!" 
Writer: Steve Englehart
Layouts: Al Milgrom
Finished Art: Kim DeMulder
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:
Mockingbird, Two-Gun Kid, and Rawhide Kid hunt for Night Rider.Moon Knight reaches the Avengers compound and meets up with Pym and Firebird and lets them knwo what has happened to their teammates. Meanwhile in 2920 B.C. the Avengers make their move, but miss meeting up with the Fantastic Four by seconds. Back in the present, Dominus' agents have destroyed Reed Richard's time machine.

Jay's Notes:

  • Cameo by Dr. Strange. Bad, Dr. Who wannabe outfit for Pym.
  • Part 6 of "Lost in Space-Time".


August 1987
West Coast Avengers # 23: "Showtime!" 
Writer: Steve Englehart
Layouts: Al Milgrom
Finished Art: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:
Reed Richards and Pym work on repairing the time machine, while the time-trapped Avengers continue to battle Rama-Tut's army. Meanwhile, Mockingbird confronts Night Rider and their battle leaves him hanging off a cliff. Mocking watches as he falls to his death. With the time machine working, Pym, Moon Knight and Firebird travel back to the past to pick up their teammates. They also stop off and pick up Mockingbird reuniting her with Hawkeye.

Jay's Notes:

  • Part 7 of "Lost in Space-Time".
  • Hawkeye designed weapons for the priest of Khonshu, which will be the ones passed on to Moon Knight.


September 1987
West Coast Avengers # 24: "Before We Were So Rudely Interrupted!" 
Writer: Steve Englehart
Layouts: Al Milgrom
Finished Art: Joe Sinnott
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis:
The reunited Avengers, with two new members Moon Knight and Pym, set out against Dominus. They defeat his minions and push deeper into his lair to confront him. Thanks to MK's multiple personalities, they are able overcome Dominus' mind control device and defeat him. Dominus manages to escape while his lair crumbles around them.


October 1987
West Coast Avengers # 25: "The Greatest Show on Earth!" 
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Al Milgrom
Inker: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJ
Synopsis:
Wonder Man does a promotional appearance for the debut of his new movie. Unfortunately, Tyrannus, trapped in the body of the Abomination, decides to interrupt Wonder Man's brush with fame. Wonder Man defeats the Abomination and realizes that he has been neglecting his role as an Avengers believing his movie career to be more important.

Jay's Notes:

  • Wonder Man sports a new outfit and a bad 80s haircut. 


November 1987
West Coast Avengers # 26: "What is Scorpio?" 
Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciller: Al Milgrom
Inker: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis:
The original Zodiac cartel is reunited and decide to destroy the LMD (Life Model Decoy) versions that recently fought the Avengers (West Coast Avengers Annual #1). However, Scorpio turns out to be an LMD of Jake Fury. The LMD Zodiac cartel attacks and destroys all the original human Zodiac members, except for Taurus. Taurus, also known as Cornelius Van Lunt, convinces the Avengers to help him defeat the LMDs. The Avengers battle the LMD Zodiac at a cattle auction, but the LMDs escape thanks to Scorpio's key. 


December 1987
West Coast Avengers # 27: "Star Struck!" 
Writer: Steve Englehart
Layouts: Al Milgrom
Finishes: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJ1/2
Synopsis:
Hawkeye is attacked and captured by the LMD Zodiac cartel and is replaced by an LMD that successfully infiltrates the Avengers. Mockingbird approaches Hawkeye and tells him about how she let the Night Rider die. His lack of an real response clues her into the fact that he's actually and LMD. With Tigra's help, they destroy the Hawkeye LMD, but unknown to Mockingbird, Tigra has also been replaced by an LMD.


January 1988
West Coast Avengers # 28: "Double-Crossed!" 
Writer: Steve Englehart
Breakdowns: Al Milgrom
Finishes: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJ
Synopsis:
The Avengers confront the LMD Zodiac cartel as they attempt to rob the Denver Mint. Unfortunately, the LMDs escape, but the Avengers follow them to Death Valley. The Avengers gain the upper hand in the battle, but Scorpio's key takes them all to the Realm of the Brotherhood, where the key originated from. The realm disrupts the operations of the LMDs and the Brotherhood, happy to have the key returned, returns the Avengers to Earth.


February 1988
West Coast Avengers # 29: "Dead Run!" 
Writer: Steve Englehart
Layouts: Al Milgrom
Embellishment: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJ
Synopsis:
After escaping from the Avengers, Taurus attempts to rebuilt his Zodiac cartel and approaches the Shroud. The Shroud turns him down just as the Moon Knight attacks. Their battle is dragged out across the city, into the country, and finally onto a plane. Unfortunately, Taurus escapes and Moon Knight is rescued by the Avengers, who remind him of the basic concepts of teamwork. 


March 1988
West Coast Avengers # 30: "None So Blind..." 
Writer/Layouts: Al Milgrom
Finishes: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
J
Synopsis:
After paying a visit to his two nephews and their parents Vision and the Scarlet Witch, Wonder Man is attacked by alien robots. Fortunately, he's able to alert the rest of the Avengers and they join the battle. Unknown to them, an alien race that calls itself the Sligs, are simply testing the inhabitants of Earth to judge if they can easily be conquered. The Avengers prove themselves formidable adversaries and the Sligs cancel all their invasion plans. 

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