West Coast Avengers (1984 Limited Series) comic books
"Avengers Assemble!" Guest-starring the Shroud. Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Brett Breeding. Cover by Bob Hall and Brett Breeding. Earth's Mightiest Heroes are branching out! In Avengers 243, the Vision commissioned Hawkeye to form a new team on the west coast! And fortunately for Clint Barton, several former avengers already live in California! But can the ace archer and Mockingbird convince them to join the new Pacific-based team? Wonder Man, Tigra, and the new Iron Man (aka Jim Rhodes) promptly answer Hawkeye's call! However so does someone else... shrouded in secrecy! And just like that the West Coast Avengers begin their inaugural adventure! Cameo appearances by Jarvis, Jessica Drew, Lindsay McCabe, and the Vision. (Notes: The west coast team appears next in Iron Man Annual #7. This four-part limited series was reprinted in 2010 in the hardcover: Marvel Premiere Classic Library Edition #44.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.
"Blanking Out!" Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Brett Breeding. Cover by Bob Hall and Brett Breeding. While on his way to the Avengers' new Palos Verdes compound, Wonder Man stumbles upon a bank robbery in progress! The super-strong avenger should be able to stop a single bank robber easily! But not the elusive Blank! A short time later, an embarrassed Simon Williams asks his teammates for help! And the West Coast Avengers fan out across Los Angeles to find the Blank! When Hawkeye, Mockingbird, and Shell-Head corner the Blank at a gas station, they think they've got him! Better think again! First appearance and origin of the Blank. Cameo appearance by Graviton. Avengers Lineup: Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Iron Man, Tigra, and Wonder Man. (Note: This four-part limited series was reprinted in 2013 in the hardcover: Avengers West Coast Avengers Omnibus.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.
"Taking Care of Business!" Guest-starring the Shroud. Script by Roger Stern. Pencils by Bob Hall. Inks by Brett Breeding. Cover by Bob Hall and Brett Breeding. Graviton is back! And the powerful Master of Gravity is ready to start a new criminal enterprise in Southern California! In the meantime Wonder Man, Tigra, and the Shroud continue searching for the Blank! And good news... the trio finds him! But they also find his new boss... Graviton! Hawkeye wanted a challenge for his new team; and now he has one... in spades! Cameo appearances by Cat and Mouse. Flashback cameo by Thor to recap Graviton's prior appearance in Thor 324. Avengers Lineup: Hawkeye, Mockingbird, Iron Man (aka Jim Rhodes), Tigra, and Wonder Man. (Notes: The events of Thor 349 impact this story. Graviton previously battled Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers 158 & 159.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.
"Finale" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Bob Hall (breakdowns), Brett Breeding (finishes), and Peter Berardi (finishes). Cover by Bob Hall and Brett Breeding. The West Coast Avengers lick their wounds after failing to defeat Graviton last issue! However Hawkeye is planning a counterattack! The ace archer knows that a frontal assault is not a good idea! And subterfuge may be the best option! To that end Clint, Mockingbird, and Tigra infiltrate Graviton's fledgling organization in disguise; while Shell-Head and Wonder Man stand by to apply the brute force! Will Hawkeye's daring plan work? It's an awesome battle vs. Graviton with all hands of deck for Earth's Mightiest Heroes! Cameo appearances by the Shroud and the Vision. (Notes: The West Coast Avengers' next adventure takes place in Avengers 250. The West Coast Avengers (1985) monthly series launches in October 1985.) 32 pages. Cover price $0.75.