Young Avengers

Young Avengers

1, Style > Substance

Graphic Novel - 2013
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"Legacy isn't a dirty word...but it's an irrelevant one. It's not important what our parents did. It matters what we do. Someone has to save the world. You're someone. Do the math. The critically acclaimed team of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie reinvent the teen super hero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate "Hawkeye" Bishop with Kid Loki, Marvel Boy and Ms. America. No pressure, right? When Wiccan makes a horrible mistake that comes back to bite everyone on their communal posteriors, we cue five issues of hormonal panic. Fight scenes! Fake IDs! And plentiful feels! (aka "meaningful emotional character beats" for people who aren't on tumblr.) Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs, and twice as vital. Hyperbole is the BEST! THING! EVER!" -- back cover.
Publisher: New York :, Marvel Worldwide, Inc.,, 2013.
ISBN: 9780785167082
Branch Call Number: GN Y AVEN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 cm


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Hillsboro_RobP Jun 21, 2020

A wild cast of teen Avengers comes together for a flashy, smile-worthy multi-dimensional romp with tension, twists, and whatever it is that kid Loki is up to. This is the series that introduced me to America Chavez being stone-cold awesome, and highlighted the other young characters in a way exciting for readers young and old.

rebekahgordon1 Jul 12, 2014

This book is just good fun. Marvel has lucked out with their tumblr-ready, fresh-faced, youth-conscious, stylish books, and Young Avengers definitely led the pack on that. What even is the plot? Can anyone really tell you? Does anyone really care? It looks good (good lord can Mckelvie draw. I defy you to not fall in love with America and Kate, just for example), it's enjoyable, what are you waiting for?

forbesrachel Jun 02, 2014

It's not easy being a hero when you are a teenager. Alien enemies, and the weight of responsibility left by your parents' presence is too much, not to mention all the regular emotional problems that normally occurs too. Without the wisdom of age, the young avengers end up in quite a bit of trouble. After Wiccan inadvertently releases an extradimensional monster that wants to eat their power-filled souls upon the realm, the group must reassemble to take on the most terrifying set of enemies of all...their parents. These fake families, believe they are doing what is best for their children, even though they are constructs working for this new enemy.

Like the subtitle suggests, this is style over substance. The story needs to be fleshed out quite a bit, however an interesting set of characters saves it from needing to do so immediately. The art on the other hand is worthy of note. Bright, dramatic colours give a fresh look. For those looking for something different, the artist likes to experiment with his panels in key scenes. In one instance he uses a map to showcase all the movements, numbering each moment to match to one of the panels around it, that give a more detailed close-up. Even with a decent word-count it has fast-paced feel. The balanced approach between action and the typical life will appeal to a new generation of comic readers, who value believable, emotional characters.

Several of these kids just want to live their own life, but with the hero gene in their blood, they can't stay away for long. Between romance, self-discovery, and their responsibility, these teens have a rough time ahead.

KateHillier Apr 24, 2014

Our heroes are forced to come together after disbanding when Wiccan tries to make his boyfriend, Hulkling, happy by resurrecting his dead mother. This ends up to not be Hulkling's mother but a parent controlling parasite. So our heroes must reunite to fight every teenager's arch nemesis: their parents.

This is a snappy and flashy looking comic. The title is style>substance and that is almost literally true. The reintroduction of everyone is great, with just enough mystery to hopefully be explored in later volumes

Feb 15, 2014

If you have any love in your heart for Marvel comics or Phonogram, read this book. this book. You won't regret it.

Oct 29, 2013

Incredibly fun, tying together a great cast of under-used characters, the artwork uses imaginative angles. I'd read this again in a heartbeat.


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