Hank Pym, Quicksilver, Tigra, Justice and Speedball (that’s right, we said Speedball) are here to mentor the next generation of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes…but is one of the students hot for teacher?

Plus: Get a glimpse inside the mind of Finesse, the enigmatic polymath who can duplicate any skill but who finds human interaction the most baffling mystery of all! The return of the walking death machine known as Arsenal! Hints at a student’s possible connection with a well known Marvel character! Quicksilver gets old school!

All this, and one of the kids makes a Faustian bargain!

PENCILS: Mike McKone
COVER BY: Mike McKone

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 4.3%


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  1. Last issue was a really pleasant surprise

  2. @Peterparker

    (Sorry about the double post, my finger slipped)

    You’re right. I enjoyed the last issue a lot. I picked it up because I am big Mike McKone fan, so thought I’d give it a go. I liked Mike’s art and the story wasn’t bad either.

    I was only going to read one Avengers book, but given how much I enjoyed this and Secret Avengers I think I’ll be getting two.

  3. Very disappointed last issue, but this book has so many of my favorite characters in it that I’m gonna stick around for the first arc.

  4. I’m giving this another shot because I like Gage. I might drop it and try it in trade if I’m not wowed. Pull list is getting a little expensive.

  5. I was also disappointed in the first issue . . . my expectations were too high.

    I’m down with this title anyway because I loved the Initiative.

  6. @scorpion I think I liked it so much because my expectations were so low

  7. Issue #1 was excellent.  A pleasant surprise, I hope they keep it up.

  8. I do my best not to let high expectations get the best of me, but with writers/artists I like it is hard.

    So I hear you.

    I thought the last issue was good.

  9. but what are they running after?!?!?!

  10. I liked the first issue. Didn’t have any strong opinions on it, I just sorta liked it. To be honest, though, I’m kinda questioning whether or not I should keep getting this, since I think its a bit pointless to keep buying a book that I have mediocre feelings towards. But it’s early in the game, so time will tell.

  11. I’m gonna stick this out for a little bit mainly because the teachers are a lot of the B and C level characters that I really don’t get to see anywhere else.  I want this series to be good, so that they get some much needed face time.  We’ll see if it works out that way. 

  12. The first issue was OK and I’m willing to stick with this for a bit to see if it works out. You can’t tell how good a book will be by the first issue alone and I think this book shows a lot of promise but could go either way.

  13. Another really impressive issue! This is turning out to be a surpringly great book!

  14. I liked this a lot. I thought the first issue was decent, but this improved on it quite a bit.

  15. I think I’m dropping this for now. The characters aren’t grabbing me and at least Finesse seems like a total cliche ‘I’m great at everything except human interaction’ character who I called as a villain the moment she was introduced. I believe I will like this series in trade better than in issues.

  16. This was the quality I wanted on the first issue. Loved this 4/5 and could be my pick of the week.

  17. This was way better than the first issue. Gage does a great job of getting the reader to care about the characters. Plus, this issue mentions Taskmaster and uses Quicksilver alot so I’m happy.

  18. I know that Finesse kind of ruled it out but I hope she falls on the Autism spectrum, I want more characters with disorders and disabilities aside from just physical handicaps and sociopaths. As far as the issue went, it kept me interested. The one thing that has me concerned about this series is that I have a feeling most of these characters except Reptil could very easily one day be nothing but a blip in the Marvel universe unless something immensely epic happens and everyone simultaniously starts loving these characters. I’m excited for Scared Straight with the T-bolts (love me some Man-Thing), I just hope it isn’t too cheesey.

  19. finesse is written way over the top, i mean shes not a vulcan or robot so whats with the i dont understand human speeches

  20. This book was my pick of the week.  I’m glad that the writers the whole "Pietro was a skrull thing".  I didn’t buy that for one second. 

    Finesse is quickly becoming my favorite.  

  21. @peterporker if she is aspergers that could be why she has so much internal monologue with the difficulty of understanding human interactions. A very common thing among those on the autism spectrum is perceveration on a certain topic and think about how frustrating must it must be to accel at everything except what comes naturally to all those around you, no wonder why she is thinking it over  and trying to work it out all the time.

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