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The Avengers: The Serpent Crown (The Avengers #141–144 & 145–146)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  101 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Twin threats to time and space as campaigns by Kang and the Crown coincide The Avengers fight the Set-serving Squadron Supreme in a clash between Earths and head for the nineteenth century to keep the West from getting wilder Continuity questions continue as Kang and Immortus mix it up Plus: the menace of... President Nelson Rockefeller? Collects Avengers #141-144 and #147 ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published September 7th 2005 by Marvel
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Brian Poole
Apr 08, 2015 Brian Poole rated it really liked it
Steve Englehart’s last major arc on Avengers was a strong swan song for the writer. He brought Captain America back full-time and picked up on threads from Cap and Beast’s solo adventures that positioned Avengers at the center of the Marvel Universe. Thor, Moondragon and Hawkeye’s clash with Kang in the past was effectively contrasted against the rest of the team crossing over to the Squadron Supereme’s world to deal with the powerful Serpent Crown menace. Everyone reunited for the final battle ...more
Nicolo Yu
Dec 29, 2013 Nicolo Yu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is how superhero stories should be told! It is easy to see why this storyline by Steve Englehart and George Perez is a classic. This is actually a two-front story done as one, epic tale. One one had hand, the Avengers, led by two of their big guns, Captain America and Iron Man, led a powerful line-up of the Vision and Scarlet Witch, and two potential recruits in Hellcat and Beast against the greatest superheroes of another world, the Squadron Supreme, while contesting at the same time, the ...more
Sep 06, 2012 Sean rated it it was ok
The Serpent Crown Saga is something that I think is best remembered than reread. It doesn’t exactly hold up as well as I had hoped. The dialogue is as hokey as expected and the plot is utterly crazy but its still fun to read. The best part is seeing the legend George Perez penciling his first Avengers pages. Overall its fun to flip through but maybe not to completely read.
Shannon Appelcline
Jun 15, 2016 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
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The Serpent Crown (141-144, 147-149). This sequence of issues is a horrible mishmash. It's got Kang, Immortus, a trip to the past, the appearance of Hellcat, two fights against Brand, and a trip to the Squadron Supreme's Earth. Much of that running in parallel. I'm not convinced that author Engelhart had any idea of where he was going, and it sort of shows, particularly in the murky connections between the Squadron Supreme and Brand.

With that said, it's a wonderful mishmash too. Though they mean
This volume collects issues #141–144 and #147–149, and is written by Steve Englehart. More importantly, however, they feature artwork from the early parts of George Pérez' outstanding career. True, these particular pages does not represent Pérez at the absolute top of his game by any means, but being a fan of his talent it is always fun to see where it all began as it were.

The stories are well told, classic supehero adventuring and feature both the Beast's early association with the Avengers and
Aug 08, 2013 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Without a doubt, a fun read that made me enjoy old school Avengers all the more. Nowadays comics focus a lot on the dialogue, but Englehart got right to the point and sprung the Avengers into action pretty much from the get go, which I liked. I also liked the combination of the western, sci-fi, and fantasy genres, which didn't seem forced or unbalanced. The villains were your typical off-the-wall '70s villains, but they suited the story. I'd say pick this one up if you're looking to check out so ...more
Jean-Pierre Vidrine
Jun 02, 2012 Jean-Pierre Vidrine rated it it was amazing
This is a terrific story with characters that I just love even more than I did before. The artwork is early George Perez, and is a little less polished than the Perez we're used to. But even in these early days, the promise of greatness is there.
For myself, being the freak for oddball obscure characters that I am, the real highlight is seeing Patsy Walker and Buzz Baxter.
This is certainly a gem in Marvel history.
Feb 09, 2010 Adam rated it really liked it
This isn't a reinvention of the wheel or anything, just some good, solid superhero adventures. It was a neat touch to integrate the Western heroes into the Marvel Universe, and this also paved the way for the Squadron Supreme being recast as heroes. Plus, where else can you get an alternate-universe President Nelson Rockefeller as a villain?
Apr 10, 2014 Devero rated it liked it
Una delle migliori saghe di Englehart, con l'arrivo di Wildcat tra le fila dei Vendicatori ma soprattutto di Geroge Perez tra le fila dei disegnatori di questa grande serie. Lo scontro con lo Squadrone Supremo è l'antesignano del grande, atteso per decenni, scontro tra la Justice League e gli Avengers.
Merita di essere letto e riletto.
Mar 26, 2016 J. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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A fairly standard story for the time period. I'm not real sure why this one is collected in particular.
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Steve Englehart went to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. After a stint in the Army, he moved to New York and began to write for Marvel Comics. That led to long runs on Captain America, The Hulk, The Avengers, Dr. Strange, and a dozen other titles. Midway through that period he moved to California (where he remains), and met and married his wife Terry.

He was finally hired away from M
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