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    Kate Bishop and Friends Return in New “West Coast Avengers”

    By | May 17th, 2018
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    If you’ve been missing “Hawkeye,” “The Unbelievable Gwenpool,” or “America,” you’re in luck. All three of those books’ leading ladies are coming back in Kelly Thompson and Stefano Caselli’s upcoming “West Coast Avengers,” set to launch this August.

    In case you didn’t think the team’s line-up was explosive enough, the newest iteration of the Avengers’s LA spin-off will also feature Quentin Quire (Kid Omega), original Hawkguy Clint Barton, and Kate Bishop’s boyfriend, Johnny, who Thompson says is in “way over his head.”

    “They all need and want something from being on that team together,” said Thompson, in a Marvel.com interview announcing the series. “Kate needs to help save LA, and she needs help to do that because villains have taken notice that there are no super heroes out there. She’s been doing her own thing, on her own, and that’s cool. But she was the one who, with no powers, was like ‘I’m leading the Young Avengers, I’m the boss.'”

    While the previous West Coast Avengers got to work out of swank, Tony Stark-funded digs, this version’s going to have to settle for a camera-laced pad that comes along with starring in their own reality TV show, turning “West Coast Avengers” into Avengers meets the The Real World (a concept that’s possibly one of the most LA things imaginable).

    Will Gwenpool break the reality show’s fourth wall and interact directly with its audience? Will America Chavez inevitably find and destroy every single camera and microphone in that house? You’ll have to find out when “West Coast Avengers” releases in stores and online on August 22. You can read the first issue’s full solicitation below:

    HAWKEYE (KATE BISHOP). HAWKEYE (CLINT BARTON). A guy named FUSE. Never have they ever been called “the big three” of…anything. And now here they are, reunited for, okay, well, it’s only the second time ever. Thank god they also brought AMERICA CHAVEZ, GWENPOOL and KID OMEGA. Wait. What? That’s right, it’s the new West Coast Avengers, son. And you better hope they can figure out how to save the world because BIG things are headed for the West Coast.

    Matthew Ledger

    Matt's a professional writer who started comics with "Batman Adventures" and now reads just about anything. You can find more of his work at Matt Reads Comics, Matt Plays Magic, and Battlestar Bros. He's on Twitter as @mat_ledge.