West Coast Avengers #3 (1985)

After Vision and the Scarlet Witch quit the team (they want to live a normal life in New Jersey), Tigra goes off to mope about how she was lame during the big Ultron/Grim Reaper battles of the last issues and gets attacked by Kraven the Hunter.  She can’t beat him alone, and eventually her teammates help her.

That’s not a reflection on her: Kraven actually kills Spider-Man next year, so he’s a formidable foe.  And when your teammates are Hawkeye and Mockingbird, Tigra is actually a fairly powerful figure.

Also in this issue: Hank Pym agrees to live in the West Coast base and “run” the facility.  And Thing shows up because he gets a flat tire and we’re led to believe he’ll join the team. (He won’t.)

Creators: Steve Englehart and Al Milgrom
Grade: C

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