• 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 Gillen/McKelvie/Wilson (with added Norton Sauce) decide to reinvent the teen superhero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Hawkeye with Loki, Marvel Boy and Ms. America. No pressure.

• Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs, and twice as vital. It’s the book that knows Hyperbole is the BEST! THING! EVER!

Story by Kieron Gillen
Art by Jamie McKelvie & Mike Norton
Colors by Matthew Wilson
Cover by Jamie McKelvie, Skottie Young, & Bryan Lee O'Malley

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.9%


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  1. I’m glad to see Noh-Varr in a book where he’s not buried in the background


  3. SO looking forward to these two creators coming out with a book at Marvel AND with characters I’m looking forward to getting to know.

  4. This is going to be the greatest thing is the history of things.

    COME ON, RON! MAke the last pick the best pick!

  5. I’ll check it out. 🙂 Is this the same cast as from the first run of Young Avengers? I didn’t follow the old book very closely, but several of the faces look new to me.

    • It’s half and half.

      Wiccan, Hulkling and Hawkeye (KateBishop) were introduced in Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung’s original Young Avengers run, but Kid Loki, Marvel Boy and Miss America weren’t. They originally come from Gillen’s Journey into Mystery, Grant Morrison and J.G. Jones’s Marvel Boy and Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta’s Legacy respectively.

      I reccomend reading ALL those books as they’re all awesome

    • *Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta’s Vengeance

      Was thrown by the solicit for this book, clearly… Ha ha.

  6. Oh, man. really looking forward to this but that is in despite of NohVarr

  7. This is the Marvel book Kieron Gillen was born to write. Can’t wait.

  8. I haven’t been this excited fro a marvel book in ages. Come on Wednesday

  9. Never read Young Avengers before, is it Marvel’s version of DC’s Teen Titans?

    • that’s a fair analogy, though none of the Young Avengers had any connection to their counterparts before the first series…

      …or did they???

    • Basically yes, but they weren’t really sidekicks.

    • I think only 3 of the Teen Titans could be regarded as having counterparts in the Justice League. Red Robin who was a former Robin, Kid Flash and Superboy. Wonder Girl(Nothing to do at all with Wonder Woman), Solstice, Skitter and Bunker have no counterparts at all. Isn’t Kate Bishop in the Young Avengers? Isn’t her counterpart Hawkeye?

    • Her counterpart is Hawkeye, yes, but they didn’t know each other when she first appeared in Young Avengers.
      A basic breakdown of the Young Avengers is:
      They’re a group of teenage heroes with powers/fighting skills, obviously. The original lineup had secret connections to the Avengers, but those weren’t fully realized for a while. The Young Avengers have operated without the sanction of the official Avengers for a while, though that was kind of an on/off thing. The team recently disbanded after the events of Avengers: The Children’s Crusade.
      The new group is a bit different. Half of them (Hulkling, Wiccan, Kate Bishop) are original Young Avengers, while the other half (Loki, Miss America, Noh-Varr) are new to the team. For the record, Hulking is the son of Captain Mar-Vell and a skrull princess whose name I forget, and Wiccan is the magically concieved son of the Scarlet Witch. Kate Bishop had no relation to Hawkeye before the two met. Not much else is really known about this new team.

    • Cool, thanks for the info. It sounds intriguing, I might have to check it out.

  10. I REALLY want the O’Malley variant. Hope I can find it at a resonable price

  11. Haven’t finished reading all my books yet so I haven’t made my POTW, but this was good. Damn good.

  12. This was a fun book, but it was trying waaaaaaaay too hard to be a rock and roll comic.

    Based on my slavish love of JiM, Mckelvie and these characters, I’m very willing to give this book more time, though.

  13. Hm. There’s something funny going on with this book’s POTW percentage.

  14. Hmm, this book left me conflicted. I wonder if the overall tone is going to be something I’m into. I felt like the pacing was a little weird but I think I’ll give it 2 or 3 issues to see if it sinks its teeth into me.

  15. I agree with some of the complaints above. The pacing was a little off and I’m not sure if “trying to hard” is quite right but I can’t think of another way to word it. I think my biggest problem was the Kid Loki section, it was just too vague. I think the issue would have been better off cutting the Loki stuff until next issue or making this one double-sized.
    The double page spreads were amazing and I love all the character dynamics. It just didn’t quite live up to my over the moon expectations. That said it has limitless potential and I can’t wait for the next issue. solid 4/5 for me.

  16. I feel weird…I love Jamie McKelvie’s work, im also a Kieron Gillen fan yet i hated absolutely everything about this book. It feels a little “too cool for school” Maybe it’s Hulkling’s hair? Am i the only one?

    • I loved the McKelvie / Norton combination on art in the recently departed Defenders, but the art in this issue seems sterile. Also, apparently Kid Loki is the reincarnation of the silver age Mister Mxyzptlk in the Marvel U.

    • Defenders looked great as did X-Men: Season One, but this was very stiff. I dont know what was up with Kid Loki, but this series is definitely not for me.

    • I got the ‘too cool for school’ vibe as well. The book borders on breaking the fourth wall, like the author is winking at the audience or something because we’re supposed to ‘know’ that this is the attitude heroes should always have. But considering I don’t know the characters enough to identify with them or what they’re doing I thought it was a bit much.

      That ending though – drama.

  17. Minute men 6 got robbed on this, book hit like a truck, and lost to a mediocre first issue.

  18. This book should tick all the right boxes for me – Gillen – mckelvie – kid Loki but I just didn’t like it one bit.

  19. Wow…for a book that I picked up just to “give it a shot,” I LOVED this…and ended up being my PoTW!

  20. Loved the old Young Avengers, and I love the new Young Avengers. The energy and the optimism filling this book is simply amazing, I’m in it for the long run!

  21. Ok yea yea yea. They’re gay. Here’s hoping we’ve established that and now we’re moving on the the super hero part.

    • I think it’s more about how much they love each other then it being a big reveal that they’re homosexual. It sets up the plot of Wiccan bringing back Hulkling’s mom because he loves him so much and wants him happy like any good mate would. Just my two cents.

    • Well I do understand that. I’m just worried this will go in the way of torchwood. Ya know? Great at first ad then it became “I saved the world, man! Now let’s make out!”

  22. huh. well that was more disappointing than I hoped. Maybe i set myself up too high. I liked the first double page spread but the second was confusing. There was way too much back and forth dialogue with simple panels. Everything seemed disconnected and unrelated, like an anthology comic. There are hints of good stuff to come, but needs a lot more to make me invested emotionally in the team overall.

  23. This was pretty good. Wasn’t expecting much, but this really surprised me. Loved McKelvie and Norton’s art. I think I’ll stick with it, at least for a couple of issues.

  24. I havent finished reading the issue yet but I will say this: once I saw that Noh-Varr was listening to “Be My Baby,” I went back, read the opening scene while listening to the song and it makes that 2 page spread fucking perfect.

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