Return Of The WCA (West Coast Avengers #4 Comic Review)

Writer: Kelly Thompson
Artist: Stefano Caselli
Color Artist: Triona Farrell
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover: Stefano Caselli & Nolan Woodard
Variant Cover: Humberto Ramos & Edgar Delgado; David Nakayama
Graphic Designer: Carlos Lao
Editor: Alanna Smith

Recap: After leading a herd of bull sharks through the streets of Santa Monica to the ocean, Kate Bishop gathers a make-shift team composed of her, Johnny Watts aka Fuse, America Chavez, Quentin Quire, Gwenpool, and Clint Barton to protect Los Angeles. Soon they were lead into their first supervillain encounter when M.O.D.O.K., in the new disguise of B.R.O.D.O.K., arrives promising to handle the lady monster attack for which he was actually responsible. Kate is kidnapped after discovering the truth and made into a giant hawkwoman. The team fights to contain the giant monsters as well as find a way to make Kate human once more.


In this Issue: The team(later re-christened the West Coast Avengers by Jimmy Kimmel) fights B.R.O.D.O.K. and the giant monster women in Los Angeles. After finding a way to change the women back, apart from Bridgette, Kate(still in hawk form) sends M.O.D.O.K. flying and Tigra promising vengeance on the supervillain. They then appear on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show where Kimmel makes the announcement that the West Coast Avengers have returned, to the dismay of a cabal of supervillains and Kate Bishop herself.


My Thoughts: West Coast Avengers #4 was a fantastic ending to the series’ first story-arc. It resolved the conflict succinctly and without wasting time lingering on unnecessary plot threads. The surprise return of a character from issue one did shock me and left me questioning why this character returned. “City of Angels, Master of Evils” will I’m sure put my disbelief to rest and answer why. Everything in here has been spectacular. Thompson’s writing, Caselli’s pencils and inks, Farrell’s colors, Caramagna’s lettering, Smith’s editing, Lao’s graphic designs, and the variant covers by Ramos and Delgado and Nakayama.

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Danielle Lemos

Danielle Lemos

As with the previous issues of West Coast Avengers, #4 is a must-buy. It feels unreal how good this series has been.
  • The team on WCA #4 truly felt synchronized here. No one was out of tune which added to the quality of the story.
Story - 10
Art - 10

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