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