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Avengers West Coast #80: Review

Mar 1992
Dann Thomas, Dave Ross

Story Name:

Turn of the Sentry

Review & Comments

Rating:
4.5 stars

Avengers West Coast #80 Review by (January 31, 2014)
Review: The real plot kicks into gear here as we see the various interested parties start to come together; it’s mainly a string of battle scenes but handled nicely. The epic as a whole? One of the best multi-comic crossovers, marked by a complex story, tight plotting, strong characterization, and consistent quality. And it actually tries to mean something in the end!

Comments: Part 2 of Operation Galactic Storm. Seen in flashback: Captain Mar-Vell, Yon-Rogg, Quicksilver. The two parts of Warstar are B’Nee and C’Cil which sound like “Beany and Cecil,” a vintage cartoon Iron Man alludes to (the cartoon ship was the Leakin’ Lena, hence the reference to “Leakin’ Luna.”). Cap knows the name of Warstar which was never mentioned in his presence; maybe he read it on the cover of the comic.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Avengers West Coast #80 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Follows CAPTAIN AMERICA #398

Rick Jones is the prisoner of the Shi’ar; their leader Oracle reads his mind to review his history with Captain Mar-Vell and learn the location of Yon-Rogg’s secret lair on Earth….
Captain America contacts the Avengers West Coast for aid in rescuing Rick and they trace Cap’s Avengers card which he gave to Rick….
The Shi’ar arrive at the Kree base and recover the Psych-Magnetron, a powerful weapon. They also awaken a Kree Sentry which gives them battle. The Avengers arrive (followed by Warstar) and a massive three-way fight takes place. Iron Man and USAgent employ a Kree weapon to destroy the Sentry but in its death throes it triggers the destruction of the base. The heroes make it out safely and the Shi’ar with their captured weapon escape in their landing craft. Cap contacts Quasar in space to intercept the Shi’ar mother ship but it vanishes into a stargate near the sun and a huge solar flare prevents Quasar from pursuing….
Meanwhile, something is going on at the tomb of Captain Mar-Vell on a remote asteroid….

Continued in QUASAR #32


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Dave Ross
Tim Dzon
Bob Sharen
Dave Ross (Cover Penciler)
Tim Dzon (Cover Inker)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Hawkeye
Hawkeye

(Clint Barton)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Quasar
Quasar

(Wendell Vaughn)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)

Plus: Kree, Shi’ar, Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter), U.S. Agent, Warstar.