Young Avengers (2013)

Synopsis

Legacy isn’t a dirty word… but it’s an irrelevant one. 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 Gillen/McKelvie/Wilson (with added Norton Sauce) decide to reinvent the teen superhero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Hawkeye with Loki, Marvel Boy and Ms. America. No pressure. Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs, and twice as vital. It’s the book that knows Hyperbole is the BEST! THING! EVER!

From: Marvel Comics

Notes on This Title

This series can be read independently from the previous Young Avengers series.

Awards

2014 Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Award Shortlist — Favorite Big Two Book (DC or Marvel)
2014 Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Award Winner — Favorite Queer Character (America Chavez)
2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book

Reviews

“Reinvented for Marvel NOW!, Young Avengers brings together teen heroes with ties to the company’s highest-profile superheroes, including some familiar faces from incarnations of the title as well as a newcomer or two. Centering on a gay teen-superhero couple, Wiccan and the shape-shifting Hulkling, the book gives each character ran engaging personality or, at least, a fun agenda to play out. The story is tightly bound to established continuity, but it flies by, thanks to clever banter and lightning pacing.” (Source: The Booklist, Vol.110(8), p.34)

Interviews

CBR: “Gillen & McKelvie Look Back on “Young Avengers,” Prepare for “Afterparty”

USA Today: “Gillen plays a new superhero tune with ‘Young Avengers’

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