The Serpent Crown Saga by Steve Englehart & George Pérez
[Avengers #150 interior by Pérez; #144 cover by Gil Kane]
Hey, kids, it’s the kooky ’70s!
And we are deep in it with Steve Englehart’s Avengers finale, the culmination of his classic four-year run that began with such legendary tales as The Avengers/Defenders War and The Celestial Madonna Saga, wherein the modern reader will find much legend-making but much less sense-making. And that’s also true here at the end, but most of this longish “Serpent Crown” arc does make a good deal more sense than prior goings-on, in no small part because there are significantly fewer moving pieces—though there’s no shortage of variety throughout!