The WACos are scattered over space and time in a interesting story that eventually breaks the team into two factions. It s a case of the Wild West Coast Avengers as the Whackos are lost in space time But to get home, Hawkeye and pals will have to go even further back to Ancient Egypt, and a mind bending triple crossover with Doctor Strange and the Silver Age Fantastic Four Meanwhile, Hank Pym faces a very personal crisis, which can only mean one thing a brand new costumed identity Moon Knight grabs a place in the sun, joining the team just in time for a Zodiac attack, as two old faces returnone from the grave But with her marriage at stake, can Mockingbird lay to rest a troubling ghost from her jaunt to the past COLLECTING West Coast Avengers , West Coast Avengers Annual, Avengers Annual, Fantastic Four, Dr Strange The West Coast Avengers defined fun comics reading for me as a teenager This is the epitome of 1980s cheesy superhero action What better title could I find to read in Omnibus format This collection covers West Coast Avengers 17 41 1987 89 , Avengers Annual 16, West Coast Avengers Annuals 2 3, and bonus classic content Fantastic Four 19 and Doctor Strange 53.We begin this book with chairman Hawkeye leading Tigra, Wonder Man, Iron Man, and Mockingbird as the premier super team on the west co The West Coast Avengers defined fun comics reading for me as a teenager This is the epitome of 1980s cheesy superhero action What better title could I find to read in Omnibus format This collection covers West Coast Avengers 17 41 1987 89 , Avengers Annual 16, West Coast Avengers Annuals 2 3, and bonus classic content Fantastic Four 19 and Doctor Strange 53.We begin this book with chairman Hawkeye leading Tigra, Wonder Man, Iron Man, and Mockingbird as the premier super team on the west coast This group has been the core of the team since issue 1 and stays together for most of this collection Issues 17 24 tell a time travel story that weaves all over history and intersects with classic Fantastic Four and Doctor Strange stories Events in this storyline have long term impact on the rest of this collection During the course of this time stream adventure, the team adds Moon Knight and Dr Pym to the roster and Mockingbird allows a villain to die.Several issues along the way deal with Mockingbird s secret and whether Avengers should kill enemies This collection has villains like Quicksilver, Doctor Doom, alien invaders, the Zodiac, High Evolutionary, and.Issues 31 32, as well as bits of all the issues until 41, all go back to the Phantom Rider who died in the time travel caper He haunts Mockingbird and she keeps the whole ordeal a secret from the team This whole secrecy killing dilemma leads to tension with her husband, Hawkeye Iron Man leaves the team in 31.Issue 36 features the split up of Hawkeye and Mockingbird leading to a fracturing of the team During the issues that follow, we have two teams Hawkeye and Wonder Man add Vision, Scarlet Witch, and Mantis to their numbers while Mockingbird leads Moon Knight and Tigra At the end of this collection, many plot lines are cleared up, but the team roster is in disarray.Steve Englehart did a great job of keeping a strong team story going, but he left the title after 39 Issues 40 41 were written by fill in scribe, Tom DeFalco, to tie up loose ends in time for legendary John Byrne to take over with 42 see next collected edition foron that I enjoyed the 80s feel of this one These are some of my favorite characters of all time especially Hawkeye This collection serves as the last of the corny, light hearted issues of the West Coast Avengers After this, things integratewith the East Coast Avengers title, and getserious and dark along the way.Overall, worth reading for all fans of Hawkeye, Iron Man, and Hank Pym Also, I recommend for those who have a thing for Avengers history I really enjoyed this collection of the West Coast Avengers Every issue was pure gold. Il secondo omnibus dedicato agli West Coast Avengers ristampa e raccoglie tutte le storie fino all arrivo di John Byrne escluso.Englehart sviluppa delle buone storie, in qualche caso ottime, portando avanti l evoluzione sia dei singoli personaggi protagonisti sia del gruppo in quanto tale, donandogli un atmosfera retr senza averne i difetti Peccato che i disegnatori, Al Milgrom in primis, non siano sempre all altezza, e non sempre gli inchiostratori hanno svolto un buon lavoro.Comunque resta Il secondo omnibus dedicato agli West Coast Avengers ristampa e raccoglie tutte le storie fino all arrivo di John Byrne escluso.Englehart sviluppa delle buone storie, in qualche caso ottime, portando avanti l evoluzione sia dei singoli personaggi protagonisti sia del gruppo in quanto tale, donandogli un atmosfera retr senza averne i difetti Peccato che i disegnatori, Al Milgrom in primis, non siano sempre all altezza, e non sempre gli inchiostratori hanno svolto un buon lavoro.Comunque restano storie piacevoli e intriganti che meritano di essere lette e ricordate Four stars is a nostalgia ranking, but it s a sincere nostalgia ranking This was actually the point where the series started to go completely off the rails I should probably not give it four stars But I can t stop myself.