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THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE! The patriotic girl without a world in need of a home. The insecure newbie striving to be a better super hero. The illegal immigrant with a tortured past and a dream. The disillusioned Midwesterner desperate for direction. The veteran team player given a second lease on life. Five heroes against tyranny in all its forms. Five students pushing to make the grade. Five friends together on the road to adulthood. They are NOMAD, ARA

WRITER: Sean Mckeever
PENCILS: David Baldeon

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.1%


CaseyJustice06/10/10YesRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.6
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  1. "The illegal immigrant with a tortured past and a dream. "


  2. Is there any reason they’re not at the Avenger’s Academy?  

  3. They’re like the indie super team. They’re too cool for school.

    Mckeever’s surprised me a few times with Gravity and a few other titles, and I like a lot of these characters so… yeah, I’m in. Also, how can you go wrong with the Bastards of Evil?

  4. It’s too bad they’re putting this and Avengers Academy out not only at the same time but in the same week.  There’s enough other stuff that just launched and while I’m interested in both this and Academy I’m not up for starting two Marvel Teen Team books at the same time.  I decided to check out Avengers Academy instead.

  5. Is there any reason to buy this?

  6. @yyzKyle: Do you like the characters/concept/creative team? Those are generally the reasons to buy something.

  7. Just like A-Academy, I’m thinking about just getting it in trade. Mckeever’s hit and miss with me.

    Loved Sentinel and Teen Titans, was not a fan of the Nomade Back up in Captian America, didn’t read the Nomade mini either. 

  8. @Conor: Great points, which leads to the follow-up.  I don’t know the characters, are they worth caring about? and is this in McKeever’s wheelhouse, is a teen book his thing?

  9. @yvzkyle: Zing!

    Yes this does ask two ‘Why?’ questions.

    A) Why does this book need to exist?

    B) Why are none of these people in the new Avengers Academy? You’d think these guys would be perfect to teach as a new squad of heroes.

  10. I’ll check this out cause I’m a fan of Gravity.

  11. @ Minion  I agree with you.  I like Gravity a lot.  Also huge Firestar fan, so I’m definitely checking this out!

  12. I’d rather another issue of Runways…do you hear me Marvel…Runaways!

  13. I would think Firestar would be annoyed to be put into the Academy. She’s been around a while and was a full-fledged Avenger not too long ago.

    I don’t get the hate of the Nomad stuff. It wasn’t the greatest thing ever, but it was fine. The vitriol seems to stem more from general principle (of her being from what she’s from) rather than any particular trait of the character.

    Good to see Gravity back in a book.

  14. Yeah I missed Gravity. When I was breaking into comics he was one of the first things I read, but never read the other stuff he was in so I was really lost on this whole Him dieing and coming back in FF.

  15. @yyzKyle I loved McKeever’s Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, so I’m ready to read any teen book he writes.  All the way back to The Waiting Place, I’d say this is absolutely his wheelhouse.

  16. I feel like the elephant in the room is the art in this book, which i feel is barely serviceable and made me not bother with it.

  17. @bansidhewail:  Thank you very much for posting, that is exactly what I was looking for.  I never read SM loves MJ but I have heard good things from friends.


  18. @summersleep  I couldn’t disagree with you more.  McKone is a great artist.  Check out his work on the original Exiles & Teen Titans.  

  19. My comic shop was sold out of this before 5 p.m., so I’ll have to wait. But it’s a good sign for sales!

  20. I am completely unfamiliar with all of these characters (except for reading a few pages of Nomad and Araña from that Cap backup), and as a result, this was way too confusing for me.  I could not distinguish between who were the bad guys and who were the good guys and I didn’t know who was who once they put on their costumes, so the fight scenes were pretty confusing.  I thought I’d give this one a shot on some positive pre-release buzz I’d been hearing, but I definitely won’t be back.  For all I know, if you know and like these characters, it may have been awesome, but if you’re clueless like me, I wouldn’t recommend it.

  21. @Mrlogical I am clueless and I found it easy to follow and I will be back. To each his own.

  22. The best part of this book is that they hadn’t formed the team at the beginning. They just came together by happenstance. That’s how teams should form.

     I just hope that they don’t downplay Gravity’s powers too much. He was able to hold a planet together. Also he is initiative trained so I don’t think too many people wwould raise a fuss about him killing in the line of duty. 

  23. Bar Arana and Firestar I know none of these characters. And I haven’t kept up with either of them in a while.

    Did this matter? Hell, no. This was a great first issue and a really enjoyable book. Fact files in the back to bring folks up to speed, pacy story, and sharp action filled art.

    Great fun.

    Almost didn’t pick it up. Did so on a whim. Good decision.

  24. I just reread my comment and realized I posted it on the wrong thread.  I forgot that I switched threads.  I thought I was still reading the Avengers Academy thread.  (That’s what happens when you drink and comment, kids!)

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