My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this series and I wasn’t really expecting to after the first couple of issues, but Stern does a great job of building the story over the four issues and bringing it to a satisfying conclusion. The art is solid and in the house style of early to mid eighties Marvel comics, which was how comics were supposed to look in my head for many years. There are no great surprises or twists and turns, but this series establishes the West Coast Avengers as a team very well. According to the last page their story continues in the pages of Avengers #250, so I’ll be reading that next (when it arrives from eBay) rather than the first issues of their regular series!