West Coast Avengers #5

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 19
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

•  Turns out not EVERYONE is happy the good guys have gotten the band back together again in the form of an all-new West Coast Avengers. Some villains were actually pretty pleased with the status quo, and they've got creative ideas about an UN-welcoming party to rectify the situation.
•  Double Hawkeyes, America Chavez, Quentin Quire, Gwenpool and Fuse find themselves caught in a not-so-amusing amusement park, where the other attendees are, well, mostly villains looking to take them out. Super fun!
•  Artist Daniele Di Nicuolo (Power Rangers: Shattered Grid) joins more

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Danielle Lemos Dec 11, 2018

    I'm glad for what happens in this issue because it truly felt necessary. A comedy series like this needs that emotional shake up every so often to allow the reader to gain insight into the characters' personalities. Otherwise, the characters would have felt like they lacked depth and were at best caricatures. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Dec 18, 2018

    West Coast Avengers is a rare breed right now. Not only is it a team book, but its a team book that actually invests in its characters and has personal drama. That already makes WCA worth looking into, but Thompson has some real magic in her dialogue and a knack for personal drama without dragging the book down. This is one of the few comics that is always worth your purchasing dollar, and this is a great issue to check out if youve not read the book before. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Matt Attanasio Dec 5, 2018

    WEST COAST AVENGERS doesn't do too much to move the story forward or build the characters, but what it gives us is nothing to pass up. It's sufficient and entertaining enough that this can still be called a very good issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Dec 5, 2018

    West Coast Avengers #5 launches a brand-new story while demonstrating even more confidence in the title's strengths. Weird, wonderful, and fast-paced; this book scratches your itch for carefree fun while also inviting you to care deeply about its characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Dec 6, 2018

    More laid back and less action-filled than earlier issues, Thompson's strength still lies in her tight characterization and dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 8, 2018

    Some great character pairings make for an enjoyable issue as the series settles into its status quo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Dec 5, 2018

    The various relationship developments are what carries a lot of this issue, and it's done in a way that can't help but make you wonder what's next. Read Full Review

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