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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 Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie reinvent the teen super-hero comic for the 21st century - uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate "Hawkeye" Bishop with Kid Loki, Marvel Boy and Miss America. No pressure, right? When WiccanIt'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 Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie reinvent the teen super-hero comic for the 21st century - uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate "Hawkeye" Bishop with Kid Loki, Marvel Boy and Miss America. No pressure, right? When Wiccan makes a horrible mistake that comes back to bite everyone on their communal posteriors, we cue five issues of hormonal panic. Fight scenes! Fake IDs! Plentiful feels! (a.k.a. "meaningful emotional character beats" for people who aren't on tumblr.) Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs and twice as vital.Collecting: Young Avengers 1-15, material from Marvel Now! Point One.1...

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ISBN : 9780785191711
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Number of Pages : 360 Pages
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Young Avengers: Omnibus Reviews

  • Jackie
    2019-06-18 18:01

    If you don't love this, you hate happiness and puppies.

  • Chris
    2019-06-02 18:04

    This is the first deluxe edition/omnibus i've purchased and I have to say i'm really impressed with the quality of the book itself. Underneath the dust jacket is a sturdy hardcover that collects all fifteen issues of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's Young Avengers run, plus a few extras. The over-sized pages are perfect for presenting McKelvie, Mike Norton and colourist Matt Wilson's excellent artwork.The paper itself is smooth and aside from a handful of minuscule marks, I can't fault the quality of the printing. Perhaps other deluxe editions are like this too, but the whole book feels more important because of the effort that's gone into the presentation. I'd certainly consider purchasing another Marvel omnibus in future.As for the story itself, this was my second time reading Young Avengers (having previously read the three paperbacks) and I enjoyed it even more the second time around. Certain aspects of the book wont be to everyone's taste (such as the social media spoofing and teen drama­), but as things progress, the narrative branches out into increasingly complicated territory, belying the often comical nature of the book.The team of Wiccan, Hulkling, Miss America, Marvel Boy and Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) entertain, but it's Kid Loki who steals the show with some fantastic dialogue and a pivotal role in the unfolding chaos.The aforementioned artwork is fantastic too, with bold colours and expertly rendered characters that look both expressive and unique in their respective appearances. Several issues feature inventive double page spreads that really showcase McKelvie's talents. (view spoiler)[Marvel Boy's step-by-step rescue of his team mates was one of my favourites. Try not hearing "Young heaaarts, run freeee" in your head when he puts the record on the turntable. (hide spoiler)]Following the dramatic events of the main arc is a two-issue epilogue where the young heroes get the rarest of things, some down time. It's a fitting send off for the team and the final page raised a smile once again. If you have any interest in reading Young Avengers, or you're a fan considering an upgrade then this omnibus is definitely worth investing in. The presentation is top notch and the creativity within justifies the series receiving this treatment.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • J'aime
    2019-05-27 00:54

    This book collects issues 1-15 and the Marvel Point 1 origin of the 2013 Young Avengers series. I absolutely loved Kieron Gillen's recent runs of Journey into Mystery & Thor, which included Loki being reincarnated as a young pre-teen. It completely shook up the dynamic between the brothers and reinvented Loki in a new and fun way. So, when I saw that the character would become part of the new run of Young Avengers, I didn't hesitate to preorder the trades as they became available.Happily, Loki doesn't disappoint. He's still the mischievous trickster from mythology and comic canon, but readers are kept wondering whether he's on the side of good, evil or just himself throughout. We learn that these young heroes used to fight for good, but stopped being heroes when some of their friends were killed. Loki uses his reputation for lying to his advantage to manipulate them into uniting as a new team. Supposedly, his motivation is to correct a spell cast by Wiccan that has gone horribly wrong. But, Loki has never been one for altruism.While I loved Loki, I did have some problems with this series. First, this team is introduced quickly and with almost no background. This can also be said of Loki, if readers have not read JiM. Second, I wasn't sure which "reality" this was taking place in, as "Earth-212" is name-dropped in contrast to "Earth-Earth." Being a newbie to comics, this was problematic. Third, I don't like half of these so-called heroes. America Chavez is the biggest problem for me - frankly, she's mean. Wiccan (the son of Scarlet Witch, same powers) and his boyfriend Hulkling (a Skrull?) are a cute couple, but they whine a lot. I did like the remaining two: Noh-Varr (Marvel Boy/Protector, only now young for some reason) and Kate Bishop (a female Hawkeye). They are more charismatic and upbeat, and I hope they get more screen time.I had hoped some of these issues would be resolved as the series progressed, but that never really happened. There is a lot of movement in this series, but not much development. The characters run around using their powers, but accomplish very little. The series never measures up to the prior Young Avengers series, which was fantastic. This series feels like it is aimed at very young readers.What saved the series for me is that readers do get some insight into Loki’s motivation and a resolution of the overarching story. So far, this series hasn’t been renewed in the wake of Secret War. And honestly, that’s not a bad thing. This group really isn't strong enough, at least anymore, to carry a regular series. However, they have a lot of potential to spice things up when teamed with adult heroes America is going to be a regular in the New Avengers, and Kate Bishop was a big part of Fraction’s Hawkeye series and hopefully his post-Secret Wars adventures. I loved Loki’s Agent of Asgard series, and truly hope that gets renewed sooner rather than later.Overall, this omnibus is definitely worth the purchase for Young Avengers fans, even if it’s not as strong as the previous incarnation. And Loki fans should enjoy seeing his adventure as a child continue, if only for a little while. Recommended.Young Avengers Collections:Young AvengersCivil War: Young Avengers & RunawaysSecret Invasion: Runaways/Young AvengersYoung Avengers PresentsDark Reign: Young AvengersYoung Avengers: Style>SubstanceYoung Avengers Volume 2: Alternative Cultures (Marvel Now)Young Avengers Volume 3: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space (Marvel Now)

  • Paul
    2019-06-05 01:07

    Ah man! I really wanted this to be 5 stars. It's Gillen & McKelvie and I've put them on a pedestal with some of my other favourite creative teams like Loeb/Sale, DnA, etc. I didn't read Gillen's Kid Loki yet although I own the Omnibus and its on my to-read list. I may give this a re-read afterwards, but I just couldn't connect to the story. The art, colors and lettering were great.I'd really recommend checking out their works like Wicked & Divine, Phonogram or any of Gillen's other works. This just didn't hold up to what I've seen from them previously.

  • Connie
    2019-06-16 22:00

    5/5 starsACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE (but not really accidentally)Will there ever be a Young Avengers story I don’t enjoy? We’ll never know. Well, as soon as I get my hands on the other stories we’ll know, but at this point in time, I’ve read 4 (technically 6) graphic novels centered around them, and I’ve loved every. Single. One.The overall layout of these issues are impressive- some comics have introductions to the individual volume included, others just pages introducing individual comics within the volumes. The art is strong throughout, as is the plot (and all of the subplots that come with it). I just can’t escape the amazing.This is literally just going to be mini ramblings that I didn’t include in the full individual volume reviews I’ve already done, so sorry in advance.I suddenly started shipping Loki and David, which is brilliant. Always open to new ships, especially obscure ones with no fanfiction and/or fanart. I feel like they both give off that ‘I fucked up so I’m now going to run away from my problems’ vibe. Quite strongly, considering David does, indeed, run away from his problems, quite literally. Loki broke me. I just want those last 2 pages framed and put on my wall so I can be reminded every time I wake up that Loki Laufeyson is a massive asshole who I love like a son. He’s not actually my son though, I refuse to be blamed for how much of an asshole he is. He’s sarcastic and heartbreaking and everything a masochist like me would want in a favourite character.I feel like there wasn’t as much Kate in these, but at the same time she played a very prominent role. It’s just Billy tends to steal the scene with his constant angst and messing stuff up. I’m very negative about Billy, but he’s actually just a precious cinnamon roll, too good, too pure, (view spoiler)[ demiurge or no.(hide spoiler)]I’m literally looking at the last two pages again as I write this. It’s not fair. I’d make out with America Chavez, though. Probably Loki too. Older Loki, not tiny baby Loki. Kate nailed the head on the nail (????) when she said that Older Loki looked like trouble. He goes from tiny baby to WOAH WHAT IS THIS in the space of a few panels. I don’t really have much else to say. I’ll probably add to this review whenever I decide to read this, which’ll probably be quite regular from now on. ANYWAY. SORRY. Please read Young Avengers. They deserve more love. And a third volume. *Glares at Marvel*

  • Aishuu
    2019-06-22 20:51

    This was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the characters, and the art was really interesting with lots of use of white space in interesting ways (the technique really worked well in mother's realm). There was also a couple of really interesting "breaking through the boxes" moments and some breaking of the fourth wall.What I enjoyed was the character interactions; the overall plot arc felt a little weak in comparison. The whole kids against the parents thing has been done and done and done, and I think a smaller, less reality-breaking story should have led up into the multiple crossing of the multiverses. I guess I can describe it as the pacing being off. For example, I think Mother appearing as the enemy was too sudden, and a bit more space to breathe would have been insidious and built the tension as they realized Billy had made a big oops. The comic had an air of "trying too hard" to tap into the teenage cyber culture - it was hit or miss whether it worked. I have a feeling this story will get dated really, really quickly (and will be amusing as heck to read in 10 years for the wrong reasons). That said, it's definitely a modern comic, and some of the meta really worked. I loved Miss America, but Kate Bishop was less effective in comparison and lost a bit of her OMPH. Teddy and Billy were sweet and the heart of the series, and Loki was a scene stealer. I didn't like Noh-varr, and I really felt the absence of Eli.In short, the collection was worth the money, but I hope they manage to pace the next Young Avengers story better and find a more original plot next time.

  • Aaron
    2019-06-02 21:50

    This is fantastic. One of my favorite Marvel comics I've read in years, and a wonderful example of a writer/artist team working perfectly together. Gillen's script and McKelvie's art compliment each other so well that it's made me decide to read everything else they've done together. Their Young Avengers run feels simultaneously modern and timeless, with a deeply emotional and yet wildly superheroic story that hits every note of what I love about comics. It reminds me of Scott Pilgrim mixed with some of the best Grant Morrison comics like Marvel Boy (who's actually in this) or parts of The Invisibles, full of teenage rebelliousness metaphorically captured by a big, insane premise encapsulating everything wrong with the world through a young person's eyes. Gillen has a great sense of humor about this stuff, and McKelvie's detailed, imaginative art brings it all to life with a flare rarely seen in mainstream comics.Plus, the plot, for the most part, actually makes sense. At times it can leap forward a little too fast for my taste (the first issue launches into the main conflict with almost no setup), but once it settles into a groove, it doesn't let up. Young Avengers is also bolstered by the fact that the entire series only has one central villain, making it an easily digestible, graphic-novel-like story that even people unfamiliar with the characters (like me) can enjoy.I really can't gush about this book enough. It's fresh and fast and never lets up for a second. I read the whole thing in one sitting, and was genuinely sad when it ended. I hope everyone reads this, because it deserves to go down as one of the best comic storylines of this century.

  • Cassienerdgirl
    2019-06-21 00:03

    Wow, talk about a forward thinking comic book! People of colour! The multiverse! LGBTQ relationships! Asguardians! Therapy! Aliens! It really was a great read, an interesting story. The beginnings of inclusion in comic stories is just a nice cherry on top.

  • Saif Saeed
    2019-05-26 18:00

    This is the gayest, most Tumblr oriented comic I have ever read.So now that I have read Gillens Young Avengers I finally know what so many terrible Marvel writers are failing miserably at emulating and I gotta admit, I can see why. For the most part, the style, humour, and tone is genuinely cool. The characters are interesting and develop amazingly (Except for America who is still the worst character in comic book history). The action scenes are ok but have some excellent moments too. The art is good but I admit it gets worse towards the end when other artists jump on the final couple of issues.Its not perfect though. The references are a little too much. I don't care if Loki watches Game of Thrones or if Kate Bishop has read Scott Pilgim. The issue intros can be kind of lame, and the plot is terribly convoluted (an interdimensional parasite that "adults" can't resist but teens can fight. Yikes.). America Chavez continues to be terribly one-dimensional, which is ironic because her whole thing is she travels through dimensions.Overall pretty good. Recommend if you like LGBT+ comics, teen superheroes, teamup books, Loki, and Tumblr.

  • Moon Captain
    2019-06-26 00:11

    I didn't think I would enjoy it, but I gave it a go. The art is really static. I don't know if I can finish this; I'm four issues in and struggling to care about any of the characters or the plot and I'm not enjoying the style of storytelling.A note: gay-superhero-couple brought to mind "The Authority" by Ellis, which is a comic I do recommend.

  • Loki
    2019-05-26 20:54

    Kieron Gillen's followup to, well, pretty much his entire career to that point, but especially Journey Into Mystery and Phonogram. Touching and cool, fun and all full of the feels, plus Loki's latest and greatest trick, played on the most deserving possible target.It is a shame that for some reason, Marvel didn't trouble themselves to reprint the hilarious faux-Tumblr update pages from the original issues, but that's really the only thing wrong with this book.Go. Read. Be awesome.

  • Arin
    2019-05-26 21:59

    This was SO G O O D. I was a little sceptical about reading about the young avengers at first but I am so glad that I did! Firstly the story was just fun and filled with action, the dialogues were full of pop-culture references and I LOVE the diverse set of characters (miss America everyone!). The artwork was one of my favourites so far, and yeah I'm a comic book beginner, but I still loved the style and the unique designs of the panels. So yeah, I expect to read the older issues of Young avengers soon.

  • Maria Kramer
    2019-06-01 19:01

    A young magician wants to bring his boyfriend's mother back from the dead and creates a monster instead. Bonus: this story has kid Loki, who is always a joy to behold. A fun script, nice art, good action sequences. Very enjoyable.

  • Valerie Anne
    2019-06-24 22:49

    I love the Young Avengers! I do feel like I was missing a lot, especially re: Loki, but everything else was so fun. Also, AmeriKate, I see you.

  • Joslin
    2019-05-27 21:58

    It was confusing at times, but overall very entertaining. The artwork is beautiful!!! (Jamie McKelvie never disappoints.)

  • John
    2019-06-18 23:14

    I think generally, superhero stories are their best as "evergreen" works. Preferably, a writer teams up with a singular artist (whom they have palpable synergy and chemistry with) and they get 6-15 issues to tell their "ultimate story" with that character. I'd never given up on mainstream superhero comics, if they continued doing seasons of All-Star Superman. Entirely removed from continuity (or as heavily tethered as desired). This is someways a merging of Morrison' Megaverse/Hypertime ideas.Sorry, getting away from myself. But--I've found the most memorable superhero comics (especially with Marvel) are those that are constructed with a tight and finite structure. I.e. Brubaker/Fractions Iron Fist, Jason Aaron's Ghost Rider, Millar's Wolverine arcs, Fraction's Hawkeye and Nick Spencer's Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Moon Knight (by Ellis, Lemire, etc.) But this story was inherently accessible, innovative, somewhat experimental and most importantly fun. It was a nice reprieve from Marvel's slough of cynical events and grand corporate narrative.

  • Ed Erwin
    2019-06-22 00:55

    The first trade paperback of this 2013 version of Young Avengers is sub-titled "Style > Substance". And that is my reaction to the overall series.I found volume 1 (issues 1-5) in a little free library box. Was intrigued by the cover art which looks so much like "The Wicked and Divine" (created by the same team). I was not let down by the art at all, liked the characters, and even liked the story. So I continued on with volumes 2 and 3 (issues 6-15). Art and characters remain strong, but eventually returned to what feels to me as a standard superhero comics story: a small group of special people save the entire world once again. No, make that the universe. No, wait, make that the multiverse. All saved by a few teenagers. Yawn! Superhero stories just really aren't for me.

  • Ryouji Ganjou
    2019-06-09 00:54

    This book downplays its substance over style. Yes, the illustration is pretty. And yes, most of the actions, lingo, and plot are very much fan-service (or "audience minded"). But this book gives us the top notch character study. Loki is on his best iteration here. Definitely a likable character while playing his role as the chaos god. Chapter 4 & 9 is the best example in marrying substance and style. The spread page is glorious and unique. The facial expression and the story are engaging as one set. KidLoki can make your world upside down with just a sentence, while the resolution is quite heartwarming by still maintaining the ambiguity of whatever KidLoki said or done. As life, at one point, we control our perception, not the fact or other people opinions.

  • Jake Hill
    2019-06-10 17:49

    "Wait, am I the only straight person on this team?""I've seen the way you look at me, you aren't that straight."Need I say more?

  • Anna Smithberger
    2019-06-14 17:03

    Satisfying conclusion to an arc I was really into a few years ago and promptly failed to finish, so here I am now. Good job.

  • Amanda at Nerdification Reviews
    2019-06-15 19:09

    You can definitely read this series without having read the previous Young Avengers series, or knowing much about the marvel universe. These teen heroes feel true to their age, modern, and approachable. The artist's style makes them all very attractive.

  • Lindsay
    2019-06-16 19:59

    I am officially in love with the Young Avengers series.

  • Amanda Peterson
    2019-05-27 17:13

    I have heard nothing but great things about this run and the art and I have to say they weren't far off. This is a story that has a beginning and end. And makes points about seeing things differently and being different. But most of all, it is fun.

  • Emma
    2019-06-21 17:50

    I started and finished this comic book series before noon. I ate up all 15 issues of it in just one sitting. That's how good this was. It managed to hook (the rather impatient) me.Young Avengersis my first adventure into the comic book world, really. I've read some manga, some graphic novels, but I've never really read any comic books. This was an excellent first choice! It was really easy to follow, very clean and forward. I never had trouble telling who was who or what was happening. Often times, the pictures in graphic novels have confused me but I'm glad that wasn't the case for this series.A few plot elements confused me, such as the whole spirit-kid-Loki vs. non-spirit-kid-Loki and what happened there. I have a feeling I'm missing something and that I was supposed to read some other comics before this one. I'm not sure, so if anyone knows what happened there, and has an explanation, then I'd love to here it because it sounds interesting! The plot of this was really cool, and it's fitting that I read this, this morning because last night I re-watched the Avengers movie and I've been getting into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Tv show recently, so luckily I've been in a superhero mood. I love the art style, all the colors, and the design of everything was, as I stated before, very clean and vibrant! The pictures were easy on the eyes and though when I first got into it I had trouble following the format in a few places, I think that was more me than the artist.Another thing I appreciated was the diversity. Diverse superheroes! Yes! Including a canonically bisexual character (which rarely happens, it seems. Unfortunate but true). There was plenty of diversity in sexuality and in race, and there were strong female characters who kicked major butt! It was awesome!Overall I would highly, highly recommend this to fans of Marvel. I got the omnibus from my local library but someday I might buy a copy for my own collection. A great comic book series with a strong and diverse cast of characters as well as an interesting and well-thought out plot!

  • Eli
    2019-06-15 23:00

    3.5 starsThis is my third attempt to get into comics and graphic novels. The first was in college, the second just after. The reason it's stuck this time is that there are so many options besides superheroes. I devoured the beginning of this book. The characters were multi-faceted, the relationships complex, the art gorgeous and the use of the physical space of the page mesmerizing. I was so excited to see each new page. I would've given a 5-star review if I'd stopped reading at about the 2/3 mark, and I'm giving it 4 because the art and layout continued to be amazing throughout, and because the bulk of the book did give me such a thrill.In the last third, everything ground to a halt for me as I remembered how convoluted superhero comic plot lines can get. Teddy trapped in a literally hellish "support group" full of his teammates' exes(view spoiler)[, all of whom may actually be Loki's projections (hide spoiler)]? Constant battles against the annoyingly cryptic "not-Patriot," who seems to be on no one's side but his own(view spoiler)[ and might be one of the team moving backward in time (hide spoiler)]? Loki's schemes nested layers deep like matryoshka dolls, until even he's barely sure what's going on? I understand that this high level of plot entanglement is exactly what many people find alluring about superhero comics, but to me it just seemed like a great big mess.

  • Hannah Givens
    2019-06-25 20:10

    This may be one of my favorite books of the year. I LOVE it. It's got high-quality superhero hijinks and pitch-perfect characters. The Loki in it is earlier and less fully-developed than the one in Loki Agent of Asgard, but there's still that essential wittiness of Loki, and a lot of the meta-story elements that are eventually perfected in Agent of Asgard. There's Kate-Hawkeye, who I'd been loving in the Hawkeye series as well. There's Noh-varr, who I met in AvX. There's Hulkling and Wiccan, who are my new favorite OTP, plus new-to-me characters Miss America and Prodigy. It's a fantastic lineup, the characters combine and play off each other well, and they make a great team. They act realistically, they're young, but they're teens and 20-somethings who want to be good people and strong superheroes. They have troubles, but they don't whine. I love their modern attitude toward love and sex -- there's Hulkling/Wiccan, an out bi guy, a lesbian who isn't forced to make out with ANYONE over the course of the book... It's awesome. Plus I love that even on a team with a character named Hulkling, Miss America is the big-gun bruiser. Basically I just love it. And if you like Ms. Marvel, this is a great next step!

  • David
    2019-06-05 01:12

    A new addition to my all-time-favorites shelf. Young Avengers is three for three. Heinberg's first YOUNG AVENGERS (2008) series was an instant classic, as was his follow up AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE (2012). I was suspicious about this current series by Gillen. A new author and a new artist. It just couldn't possibly be any good! Or as good as the first two series which were the first two Marvel books with gay characters that were genuine, honest, organic and heartfelt, unlike some stunt gay one-shots here and there. Yeah, Northstar I'm looking at you. This new take on the team is in a Indie comic book vibe with a minor cast changes. It works very well. All of it. Great new cast additions with Miss America and the Kree son/clone of Capt. Marvel #1, Nor-varr or Marvel Boy, a Grant Morrison creation from the 90s. Terrific art with some creative Eisner-eque layouts here and there.Used to be a bit miffed YOUNG AVENGERS was so rare. But these limited run series every few years seems to be working well for them so far so I'm dropping that complaint. Loved this book and I'll be watching for the next series.

  • Tiamatty
    2019-06-14 20:01

    Gillen and McKelvie always put out great work, and their Young Avengers run was one of the best books of 2013. Full of funny, clever dialogue, gorgeous art and deep characterization, it's a wonderful read. This is not a typical superhero book - the focus generally isn't on the punching, but rather on what happens between the punching. The heart of the story is the romance between Wiccan and Hulkling, and they're a charming couple, deeply in love but not without their problems. The run is also very big on metaphors. The whole thing is a metaphor for being a young adult, and just about everything relates to that experience somehow - problems communicating with parents, the frustration of a first job, road trips, fears about how we'll turn out, one-night stands that keep going, the inability to get over a first love, and of course, a big after-party. Just about everything in the run means something, and if Gillen and McKelvie aren't particularly subtle a lot of the time, their sincerity makes up for it.Such a great series.

  • EL
    2019-06-23 22:08

    Ok did I just read the best thing ever?I think so!The story was amazing sure it could've been a little different in places but I loved it. So one thing was speed wasn't in it for that much which is a little disappointing as he is a favourite of mine but people who haven't read any other young avengers works wouldn't really miss him in guessing. The characters had they're flaws which made me love them even more. I loved how they were all portrayed and although I preferred Wiccans original look and outfit he does still look pretty badass. And aaahhh THE FEELS!!! As the back cover says "On that day, the Young Avengers were reborn - to listen to music, break Tumblr in half and kiss. Like, a lot. Oh, and fight the foes no adult super hero could understand!" Gotta say Wickling is a fave ship of mine. I love the cover designs and the art style, especially at the end when we see varying styles from different artists.There's even a play list at the back full of awesome songs.This = amazing!!!

  • Jasper
    2019-06-20 18:14

    so...i liked it but it didn't impress me as much as other people, i guess?the story, the events that occurred and the where the characters ended up isn't a new thing, especially for Marvel. i lost count on how many times they've rang the deus ex machina bell.NOW. the writing style was interesting, couple that with the art and it's a decent story. i really wanted to like it more than that but i couldn't help but feel let down in the end...characters are good. relationships are good. loki stories are the same, which has its good and bad qualities. at this part of my life, predictability falls under the category of defeatism. and really, at the start of the book, the Young Avengers weren't together, weren't saving the world and the only thing that changed is now they're together and now they're saving the world...from themselves. *shrug*