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West Coast Avengers
Limited Series


West Coast Avengers # 1 (09/84): "Avengers Assemble!"    
Writer: Roger Stern 
Penciller: Bob Hall 
Inker: Brett Breedings
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis: 
Hawkeye and Mockingbird check out the West Coast Compound. The Vision notifies prospective recruits and has them meet at the compound. Iron Man II and Tigra meet up with Hawkeye and Mockingbird. An intruder, who turns out to be the Shroud, is detected on the compound and the Avengers intercept him. With the appearance of Wonder Man, they finally detail the Shroud who reveals that he was just keeping an eye on Tigra because Jessica Drew had asked him to. He's offered membership, but turns it down to continue his crime fighting. 

Roll Call: 

  • Hawkeye, Iron Man II, Mockingbird, Tigra, and Wonder Man.

West Coast Avengers  # 2 (10/84): "Blanking Out!"    
Writer: Roger Stern 
Penciller: Bob Hall 
Inker: Brett Breedings
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis: 
The WCA scrimmage around a bit and get to know each other. Wonder Man has their first encounter with the Blank, a thief who generates an impenetrable force field. Unfortunately, the Blank eludes Wonder Man. The WCA begin a search and catch with him as he commits another robbery. The Blank barely escapes by blowing up a gas station. Back at his hideout, the Blank's equipment releases Graviton. 

Roll Call: 

  • Hawkeye, Iron Man II, Mockingbird, Tigra, and Wonder Man.
Jay's Notes: 
  • First appearance and origin of the Blank.

West Coast Avengers  # 3 (11/84): "Taking Care of Business!"    
Writer: Roger Stern 
Penciller: Bob Hall 
Inker: Brett Breedings
Jay's Rating:
JJJ
Synopsis:   
The WCA help the LA area dig out of the snow disaster caused by the Casket of Ancient Winters (see Thor #350). Tigra and Wonder Man share their insecurities about being Avengers and draw some confidence from each other. Wonder Man and Tigra lend the Shroud a hand against a new mob boss, who turns out to be the Blank. Unfortunately for Wonder Man and Tigra, the Blank is backed up by Graviton who defeats them. 

Roll Call: 

  • Hawkeye, Iron Man II, Mockingbird, Tigra, and Wonder Man.

West Coast Avengers # 4 (12/84): ""    
Writer: Roger Stern 
Penciller: Bob Hall 
Inker: Brett Breedings
Jay's Rating:
JJJ1/2
Synopsis: 
The WCA finally come together as a team and put their plan against Graviton in motion. They catch Graviton off guard and free Wonder Man. Together, the team takes Graviton down. The Vision, as Avengers' chairman, sends his congratulations and the team enjoys a well-deserved BBQ. 

Roll Call: 

  • Hawkeye, Iron Man II, Mockingbird, Tigra, and Wonder Man.
Jay's Notes: 
  • Iron Man reveals that he's actually Jim Rhodes.
  • The WCA appear next in Avengers # 250.

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