Book Review: Avengers: West Coast Avengers: Sins of the Past

Avengers: West Coast Avengers: Sins of the Past Avengers: West Coast Avengers: Sins of the Past by Steve Englehart

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This collection of West Coast Avengers comics (the second volume of the ongoing series) actually works pretty well. While the Thing's disappearance from LA ast the start of the book is a bit abrupt, the story moves along with a lot of decent villain battles including Master Pandemonium and the return of Graviton. We also get a goofy West-East Avengers baseball game that's interruppted by the entire team being arrested for treason based on information provided by a traitor. In this case, it's not a big suprise to me who the traitor was.

Of course,, team books are made up of the personal stuff going on with the team. I actually thought Steve Engelhart handled this cleverly. While the books have a few issues like Hank Pym adjusting to being a non-hero support of the Avengers and Hawkeye's struggle to establish leadership, the big through line in all these issues is Tigra who's cat powers leave her vulnerable to suggestion and to falling for every man who shows any interest in her. It creates some real dilemmas that also also tie into the stories on several occassions.

Overall, this wasn't great but was still pretty good, with some decent humor, some good battles, and solid key personal arc that goes through all these issues.

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Published on January 02, 2021 22:37 Tags: marvel-comics, west-coast-avengers
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