Young Avengers 2 review

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The first issue of Young Avengers was rather creative. It had a music video fight scene, which somehow worked even in comic form. It had a fair amount of action, great artwork and a lot of humour. At the same time, the pacing felt a bit uneven. Yet as good as it was, I didn’t really like it that much.

This issue is pretty much the same. It focuses mostly on the story of Wiccan and Hulkling, kicking off right where the last issue left off. Wiccan brought Hulkling’s mother back from another dimension, but something wasn’t quite right with her. To avoid spoilers as much as possible, let’s just say that things get weird. It’s a fun comic, and every turn of the page brings an unexpected plot movement. The only real problem is that Miss America, Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) and Marvel Boy are barely even mentioned in this comic.

It’s already clear that this series can easily move in unexpected directions fast, which makes it all the more fascinating. The art is great too, from characters’ confused looks to the environmental detail as the villain starts warping everything around her. It’s a fairly colourful comic too, from the 80’s style diner to Asgardia (basically Asgard on Earth). There’s one page in particular that’s mostly white, with the characters climbing on boxed rooms that looks especially neat. The art is easily just as imaginative as the main comic itself; you can tell that both writer Kieron Gillan and artists Jamie McKelvie and Mike Norton are having fun creating this book.

As good as this comic is though, it’s not really my kind of comic. It feels as though it’s written for typical teenagers and young adults; a type of person I never really identified with. While I’m sure this will please fans of the Young Avengers, I’ve never really enjoyed that kind of entertainment. It’s a great comic, but I don’t like it.

Young Avengers 2 is energetic, fun and full of weird twists and turns (yet it’s never confusing or hard to follow). If you like the Young Avengers, or are interested in a fun comic about young adult superheroes, you should check this out. Personally I doubt I’ll stick with this series, but I wish it well.

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I am a relatively new comic book fan writing this blog for other new comic book fans and/or people who are interested in comics but don't know where to start. I've always been interested in writing, to the point where I have a college Creative Writing Certificate and I'm currently a year 2 Journalism student. I also have another blog where I mostly make fun of bad movies - www.healed1337.blogspot.com As for how I got into comics, I've always had a passing interest in superheroes: most notably Batman, Spider-man and the X-Men. Until February of 2011 (I think,) my only experience with any of these franchises came from the movies and video games. Shortly after I bought Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 however, I decided to check out X-23, Wolverine's female clone. I ended up reading her Innocence Lost origin story and enjoyed it. From there, I started reading various X-Men comics and it quickly exploded into my newest hobby. My other interests/hobbies include video games, movies, music, playing sports, my dogs and weird news.
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2 Responses to Young Avengers 2 review

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  2. xmenxpert says:

    You’re crazy if you don’t love this book. It’s amazing. One of the best books ever. That page with them walking around on the panels is brilliant – it doesn’t quite break the fourth wall, but it’s definitely exposing it. Not a lot of writers could pull that off, but Gillen seems to be making a habit of doing that sort of thing. He’s one of the best writers in the industry, ever. I was disappointed at the lack of Kate, Noh-Varr and Chavez, but they’re coming. And Billy, Teddy and (especially) Loki were delightful. Kid Loki is one of the best characters ever created. Just so incredible. And I agree with him: Bacon is magic.

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