Review by: Neb

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This book, thus far, has done nothing but show me just what a gaping hole that Young Avengers has left in my heart.  As I write this, I stare at my two hardcovers, sighing endlessly, thinking, “Why, oh why did you have to go away?” 

In terms of quality, I liked this issue a lot more than the first one.  While the first one was good in it’s representation of Patriot, of all the teens from the original series, I didn’t quite like him as much as the others.  Given that this book focused on Teddy, I was really pleased with the direction that this issue took.  I think for all of us there is some small part of our psyche that is dominated by issues with our parents.  From big to small, we all have them.  And with this book focusing on Teddy’s desire to know his father, to discover his roots, I felt this little center being slowly massage into awakening.  I connected with the emotions in this issue, not because I don’t have a father, but because deep down all of us are always searching for that something that defines us.  For a guy like Teddy, who’s an amalgamation of two races, living in a world where heroes fight each other, an identity would be something that would be important.  And while this issue deals with finding that personal identity, as a reader, we are let a little bit more into who this character is. 

And that’s just the damnable thing.  The original Young Avengers series created such a rich cast of characters that it’s almost painful to see them hanging out in the background.  Each of these youths is compelling and dynamic.  And I guess that’s the whole point of this series, right?  To show just how interesting these guys are.  My only hope is that in finding out who these characters really are, we can find a way to put a monthly book back on the shelves again.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I really miss the series as well. The Kang story in the monthly series was just classic! The book had a real energy to it.

  2. I prefered the Patriot story as it was more poignant for me because I had just finished catching up on Captain America.  This was excellent though and it shows me how much I miss the series.  Great review.

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