When the original Avengers disband, a team of teenage heroes comes together to fill the gap. Their first order of business: surviving the wrath of Kang the Conqueror and weathering the disapproval of the adult Avengers! Next, the newly formed Young Avengers take on super-powered sadist Mister Hyde, the extraterrestrial Super-Skrull and a full-scale alien invasion, juggling their parents and their private lives at the same time!
Notes on This Title
This series is largely unrelated to, and can be read separately from Young Avengers (2013).
2007 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Finalist for Best Other Work
17th GLAAD Media Award Winner for Outstanding Comic Book
“The dialogue is snappy and natural without faltering from its purpose, and the team’s first bungled rescue attempt has a hearty, Mystery Men appeal to it. Jim Cheung’s precise lines are brought to life by Justin Ponsor’s incredible colours; this is indeed a pretty book. What makes Sidekicks so effective is that it acts as a celebration of the original Avengers line-up, and what they once stood for. Kang the Conqueror has always been a great villain, and his presence adds a sense of gravitas that few other Marvel antagonists can match.
As with Runaways, Young Avengers is a character driven super-soap that manages to be as impulsive and unpredictable as its leads. Ironically, it’s a far more interesting and, dare I say it, mature, series than the recently deceased title it arose from.” (Source: Shelf Abuse)