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West Coast Avengers
# 51-60



Mid November 
1989
West Coast Avengers # 51: "I Sing of Arms and Heroes" 
Writer: John Byrne
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:
Agatha Harkness visits the Scarlet Witch and reveals the tragic truth about her children. The response to Iron Man's return is lukewarm, but the discussion is interrupted by a demon attack by Master Pandemonium. Master Pandemonium's true goal is Wanda's children and he kidnaps them. Agatha Harkness transports the Avengers to the realm of Pandemonium.

Roll Call:
Henry Pym, Human Torch, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, USAgent, Wasp, and Wonder Man.



December 1989
West Coast Avengers # 52: "Fragments of a Greater Darkness
Writer: John Byrne
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Scarlet Witch's children turn out to be the two missing pieces of Master Pandemonium's soul that the Scarlet Witch inadvertently used to get pregnant. Pandemonium seems on the verge of victory, but Agatha Harkness comes through for the Avengers and rescues them, unfortunately at the cost of the Scarlet Witch's children.

Roll Call:
Henry Pym, Human Torch, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, USAgent, Wasp, and Wonder Man.



Mid December 
1989
West Coast Avengers # 53: "The Plan Proceeds" 
Writer: John Byrne
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: Keith Williams
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Scarlet Witch is overwhelmed by the shock of losing her children and seems catatonic. The Vision decides to leave the West Coast to join the East Coast team. The UFoes attack and it snaps the Scarlet Witch out of her condition. The UFoes wreak havoc, but once they realize they're being manipulated they withdraw. The Avengers take off for the East Coast, which is under attack.

Roll Call:
Henry Pym, Human Torch, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, USAgent, Vision, Wasp, and Wonder Man.

Jay's Notes:

  • Acts of Vengeance tie-in.


January 1990
West Coast Avengers # 54: "The Troubled Earth
Writer: John Byrne
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: Paul Ryan
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis:
The Mole Man unleashes his monsters and they rampage across the east coast. The Avengers take the battle directly to the Mole Man and convince him that he's being used. The Avengers regroup and attempt to discover who's manipulating these villains.

Roll Call:
Henry Pym, Human Torch, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, USAgent, Wasp, and Wonder Man.
 

Jay's Notes:

  • Acts of Vengeance tie-in.


February 1990
West Coast Avengers # 55: "The Breaking Strain" 
Writer: John Byrne
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: Paul Ryan
Jay's Rating:
JJJJ
Synopsis:
Magneto abducts his daughter the Scarlet Witch. The Wizard (captured in Avengers #313) escapes and leads the Avengers to the mastermind behind the Acts of Vengeance, Loki. The Avengers engage Loki and it's Thor who finally overcomes his evil step-brother. The West Coast Avengers return home and are attacked by the Scarlet Witch.

Roll Call:
Captain America, Falcon, Hawkeye, Henry Pym, Human Torch, Iron Man, Mockingbird, Scarlet Witch, Thor, USAgent, Wasp, and Wonder Man.

Jay's Notes:

  • Acts of Vengeance tie-in.

West Coast Avengers # 56: "" 
Writer: John Byrne
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJJJJ
Synopsis:
 

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West Coast Avengers # 57: "" 
Writer: John Byrne
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJJJJ
Synopsis:
 

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West Coast Avengers # 58: "" 
Writer: John Byrne
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJJJJ
Synopsis:
 

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West Coast Avengers # 59: "" 
Writer: John Byrne
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJJJJ
Synopsis:
 

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West Coast Avengers # 60: "" 
Writer: John Byrne
Penciller: John Byrne
Inker: Mike Machlan
Jay's Rating:
JJJJJ
Synopsis:
 

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