List of West Coast Avengers members

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The West Coast Avengers were created as an expansion of the main Avengers team, when The Vision appointed Hawkeye as the West Coast chair in Avengers vol. 1 #243.

Founders[edit]

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Hawkeye
a.k.a. Goliath,
Ronin
Clinton Francis Barton West Coast Avengers #1
(September 1984)
Originally joined in Avengers #16 (May 1965). Current member of the main Avengers team.[1]
Mockingbird Barbara Barton
(née Morse)
Current member of the New Avengers.
War Machine
a.k.a. Iron Man 2.0
James Rupert "Rhodey" Rhodes Rejoined as War Machine in Avengers West Coast #94 (May 1993).[2] Current member of the Secret Avengers.
Wonder Man
Simon Williams Originally joined in Avengers #182 (April 1979).[2]
Tigra
a.k.a. The Cat
Greer Grant Nelson Originally joined in Avengers #211 (September 1981).[2] Currently a teacher at the Avengers Academy

Recruits[edit]

Avengers members recruited by Hawkeye as the West Coast Avengers chair.

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Iron Man Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #1
(October 1985)
Originally joined in Avengers #1 (September 1963). Expelled for Armor War.[3] Current member of the main Avengers team.[4]
Thing Benjamin Jacob Grimm West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #9
(June 1986)
Accepted membership after assisting West Coast team, but left before official vote was taken.[2][5][6][7][8][9] Current member of the New Avengers.
Doctor Pym
a.k.a. Ant Man,
Giant-Man,
Goliath,
Yellowjacket
Dr. Henry "Hank" Jonathan Pym West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #21
(June 1987)
Originally joined in Avengers #1 (September 1963). One of only two members, the other being Kelsey Leigh (Captain Britain), who have Avengers status in both their civilian and superhero guises. Currently the head of the Avengers Academy.
Moon Knight Marc Spector
(a.k.a. Steven Grant,
Jake Lockley)
Gained full membership in West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #33.[2][5][10] Current member of the Secret Avengers.
Firebird
a.k.a. Espirita
Bonita Juárez West Coast Avengers Annual #2
(1987)
Given reserve status after assisting West Coast team.[2][5][6][7]
The Wasp Janet van Dyne
(a.k.a. Janet Pym)
West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #32
(May 1988)
Originally joined in Avengers #1 (September 1963). Died in Secret Invasion #8 (2008).
Scarlet Witch Wanda Maximoff
(a.k.a. Wanda Frank)
West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #37
(October 1988)
Originally joined in Avengers #16 (May 1965). Disappeared and apparently de-powered at the end of House of M.
Vision Victor Shade (alias) Originally joined in Avengers #58 (November 1968). Destroyed in Avengers #500 (September 2004).

Other recruits[edit]

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
U.S. Agent
a.k.a. Super-Patriot,
Captain America
John Frank Walker,
Jack Daniels (alias)
West Coast Avengers vol. 2 #44
(May 1989)
Appointed to West Coast team by government. Left during UN Charter,[11] and later gained official membership.[12]
Human Torch Jim Hammond (alias) Avengers West Coast #50
(November 1989)
Quicksilver Pietro Django Maximoff
(a.k.a. Pietro Frank)
Avengers West Coast #56
(March 1990)
Originally joined in Avengers #16 (May 1965). Currently a teacher at the Avengers Academy.
Machine Man
a.k.a. X-51
Aaron Stack (alias) Avengers West Coast #69 (April 1991) Given reserve status after assisting West Coast team.[13] Active in Avengers West Coast #83 (June 1992). Removed from roster in X-51 #4 (1999).[2][5]
Living Lightning Miguel Santos Avengers West Coast #74
(September 1991)
Spider-Woman
a.k.a. Arachne
Julia Carpenter
Darkhawk Christopher Powell Avengers West Coast #94 (May 1993) Joined as a reserve member.[2][5]

Honorary[edit]

Heroes that have been granted honorary status during their lifetime or posthumously for acts of great courage and/or sacrifice.

Character Real Name Joined in Notes
Shroud Maximilian Quincy Coleridge West Coast Avengers #1
(September 1984)
Honorary founding member of the West Coast Team. Status confirmed in The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.[citation needed]
Moira Brandon Moira Brandon Avengers West Coast vol. 2 #100
(November 1993)
Honorary founding member of the West Coast Team. Status given in flashback taking place before West Coast Avengers vol. 1.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawkeye Rejoins The Avengers". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Marc Steven Sumerak (w), Eric Eng Wong (p), John G. Roshell (i). "An A-Z Compedium of Earth's Mighiest Heroes" Avengers Casebook 1999 1 (February 2000), Marvel Comics
  3. ^ West Coast Avengers #31 (March 1987)
  4. ^ "Iron Man: An Avenger Once Again". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e The Avengers Log vol. 1 #1 (February 1994). Published by Marvel Comics.
  6. ^ a b Avengers vol. 1 #305 (July 1989). Published by Marvel Comics.
  7. ^ a b All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z, Vol. 1. Published by Marvel Comics. ISBN 978-0-7851-3028-4
  8. ^ Avengers vol. 3 #1 After being called to a meeting, Reed Richards comments "I know all three of us have served as Avengers..." in reference to himself, the Invisible Woman, and The Thing.
  9. ^ Tom DeFalco: "Avengers West Coast". Marvel Comics Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to the Characters of the Marvel Universe (2008), page #24. Published by DK Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7566-2358-6
  10. ^ Mark Gruenwald (ed). "Avengers Membership" The Avengers 300: 47–49 (February 1989), New York, NY: Marvel Comics
  11. ^ Avengers West Coast vol. 2 #69 (April 1991). Published by Marvel Comics.
  12. ^ Avengers West Coast vol. 2 #74 (September 1991). Published by Marvel Comics.
  13. ^ Avengers West Coast Annual #5 (1990). Published by Marvel Comics.