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The Young Avengers return in an epic saga by series creators Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. When Wiccan's reality-altering powers begin to rival those of the Scarlet Witch, the young hero sets out on a quest to find her that spans the Marvel Universe and pits Wiccan against both the Avengers and the Young Avengers. But will Wiccan's desire to solve the mystery of his paren The Young Avengers return in an epic saga by series creators Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. When Wiccan's reality-altering powers begin to rival those of the Scarlet Witch, the young hero sets out on a quest to find her that spans the Marvel Universe and pits Wiccan against both the Avengers and the Young Avengers. But will Wiccan's desire to solve the mystery of his parentage be his salvation or his undoing? With three words, the Scarlet Witch changed the world forever...and now with her return, nothing will ever be the same for the Marvel Universe. This self-contained Marvel event reintroduces and redefines the Young Avengers and the Scarlet Witch for the Heroic Age, and is essential reading for any Avengers fan. Collecting: material from Uncanny X-Men 526; Avengers: The Children's Crusade 1-9, Young Avengers 1


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The Young Avengers return in an epic saga by series creators Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. When Wiccan's reality-altering powers begin to rival those of the Scarlet Witch, the young hero sets out on a quest to find her that spans the Marvel Universe and pits Wiccan against both the Avengers and the Young Avengers. But will Wiccan's desire to solve the mystery of his paren The Young Avengers return in an epic saga by series creators Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. When Wiccan's reality-altering powers begin to rival those of the Scarlet Witch, the young hero sets out on a quest to find her that spans the Marvel Universe and pits Wiccan against both the Avengers and the Young Avengers. But will Wiccan's desire to solve the mystery of his parentage be his salvation or his undoing? With three words, the Scarlet Witch changed the world forever...and now with her return, nothing will ever be the same for the Marvel Universe. This self-contained Marvel event reintroduces and redefines the Young Avengers and the Scarlet Witch for the Heroic Age, and is essential reading for any Avengers fan. Collecting: material from Uncanny X-Men 526; Avengers: The Children's Crusade 1-9, Young Avengers 1

30 review for Avengers: The Children's Crusade

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    The boys finally meet their mother! Their original mother anyway. Both Speed and Wiccan were born (this time around) into other families. However, they were both originally born/created by Wanda's powers when she was married to Vision, and then disappeared into the ether due to Mephisto and Master Pandamonium. It's a weird story in the way only a comic book story can be. Ok. After the House of M debacle, Wanda just disappeared. Now Wiccan has a line on where she might be and he wants to go find her The boys finally meet their mother! Their original mother anyway. Both Speed and Wiccan were born (this time around) into other families. However, they were both originally born/created by Wanda's powers when she was married to Vision, and then disappeared into the ether due to Mephisto and Master Pandamonium. It's a weird story in the way only a comic book story can be. Ok. After the House of M debacle, Wanda just disappeared. Now Wiccan has a line on where she might be and he wants to go find her and figure out what exactly happened. Alright. Another thing you should know is that everyone from the Avengers to the X-Men is absolutely furious with Wanda. Like, irrationally so. Well, not irrationally for a real-world scenario, but irrationally angry for a comic book setting. Yes. She killed a few people, wiped out their reality and replaced it with her own, and also kinda-sorta decimated the mutant population for several years. BUT. In her defense, she had literally lost her mind. Her powers were too much for her (or anyone else) to control and she eventually gave in to madness. AND. If you think about it, something along those lines has happened to almost every character in the Marvel universe that has a power set like hers, and they've all been forgiven for their fuck ups. Not so in her case, as almost everyone feels like she needs to be put down. So the chase is on! So while this is a Young Avengers story, it's also a Scarlet Witch redemption story. And hey! Doctor Doom shows up! Gotta love any comic he shows up in, right? Pretty coherent stuff for a comic that has so many different teams and characters colliding in one event. <--mini-event, maybe? At any rate, this was the story I'd been trying to find since I first read the birth story in Vision and the Scarlet Witch #12. A big Thank You to everyone who helped me find all the titles I needed to get here. Recommended.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    In a cartoon, when someone rolls a perfectly round snowball downhill, the snowball ends up huge with rocks, trees and skiers all collected within and sticking out at odd angles. This storyline is a lot like a little snowball. What starts as a fairly simple story – two members of the Young Avengers, Wiccan and Speed* believe that they are the sons of the Scarlet Witch and with Magneto’s help hope to find her. This is where you start pulling twigs, rocks, broken limbs and torsos out of the big snow In a cartoon, when someone rolls a perfectly round snowball downhill, the snowball ends up huge with rocks, trees and skiers all collected within and sticking out at odd angles. This storyline is a lot like a little snowball. What starts as a fairly simple story – two members of the Young Avengers, Wiccan and Speed* believe that they are the sons of the Scarlet Witch and with Magneto’s help hope to find her. This is where you start pulling twigs, rocks, broken limbs and torsos out of the big snowball – The Scarlet Witch, was responsible for the House of M** and killing a few Avengers***, so the X-Men and the Avengers, both want to find her, but not for a happy, feel good reunion. If Wolverine wants to gut her, it’s serious. A dreaded time travel plot thread is thrown in here too. I find time travel storylines give me constipation, light-headedness, bouts of nausea and hives, so I’m not a big fan. Hey look, its Iron Lad, from the future, who grows up to be Kang the Conqueror, or does he? He’s here to escort the kids around different points in the time stream and further muddy the storyline and get the reader's head a-shaking. Bonus confusion points for Dr. Doom, who’s on a power-trip. Again. Doom is a whore for different cosmic power sources. I assume Galactus had a lunch date, otherwise he’d be in here as well. You do get some clarification on the House of M storyline and the penultimate Scott Lang/Dr. Doom battle in FF, but it’s still a time travel-y slogathon. *Because he’s fast. Really, really fast. Get it? Somebody wake up Stan Lee from his nap and tell him we need a better name. **She altered reality and most mutants lost their powers. ***They’re dead.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Subham

    TALK ABOUT EPIC! This deals witht he return of Scarlet witch after Billy wants to find his mother and that brings him into conflict with Magneto and Quicksilver and then they go to Latveria and engage in a conflict with Doom, we learn of the fate of Wanda and the coming of Avengers and X-Men and also them fighting each other, enter Iron Lad aka Kang Jr. and finally them all battling each other and coming to blows and we find out about the life force and Doom getting powered up and its a massive s TALK ABOUT EPIC! This deals witht he return of Scarlet witch after Billy wants to find his mother and that brings him into conflict with Magneto and Quicksilver and then they go to Latveria and engage in a conflict with Doom, we learn of the fate of Wanda and the coming of Avengers and X-Men and also them fighting each other, enter Iron Lad aka Kang Jr. and finally them all battling each other and coming to blows and we find out about the life force and Doom getting powered up and its a massive story with them battling him, secrets, revelations, fate of characters, breaking up of some heroes and the prelude almost to AvX but its a story about a son trying to save his mother. Its a great story and it is epic in all the sense of the world with like so many well known characters and giving them all their moments and also deals with the repercussions of House of M and maybe redeems WANDA Here. Plus I like how the story is centered on Wiccan and reunites him with his family. But the main reason is the art of Jim C and like its so good, each page almost a poster. So well worth it. Compliments wont be enough for the book so do read it as its one of the best Avengers stories period.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Terence

    Two of the Young Avengers Wiccan and Speed look like twins, have the same name as Wanda Maximoff's children, and have the same powers as the Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver. Wishing to know the truth the Young Avengers set out to find the Scarlet Witch Wanda Maximoff. The Children's Crusade continues the storyline started in Avengers Disassembled and continued in House of M. Wanda's powers got out of control and she altered reality harming millions and depowering the majority of the mut Two of the Young Avengers Wiccan and Speed look like twins, have the same name as Wanda Maximoff's children, and have the same powers as the Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver. Wishing to know the truth the Young Avengers set out to find the Scarlet Witch Wanda Maximoff. The Children's Crusade continues the storyline started in Avengers Disassembled and continued in House of M. Wanda's powers got out of control and she altered reality harming millions and depowering the majority of the mutant population. I was vaguely aware that this was a large scale continuation of that story line so I was interested to see how things went and I have to say things were a bit crazy. I really appreciated the mocking comments made about Civil War. It was hard not to mention heroes fighting each other because it seemed to be happening practically ever issue in the volume. A lot of information was revealed about Wanda and the what led up to Avengers Disassembled. It was helpful because it seemed crazy to me that Wanda's abiltiies went so over the top. There were a few parts that were too convenient. Clearly there was some sort of plan in place to continue stretching out the events of M-Day. It was rather annoying the way things were explained and interfered with at times. It felt like someone decided Wanda had to be a hero again so some twisting of the facts was needed. All in all the Children's Crusade was one enjoyable story.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    A little stiff as a storyteller, that Heinberg. He's got that annoying old-school habit of trotting each member of a guest-starring team-up out to get their one line wedged in, then they disappear off stage right again. The guest stars do their cameo, then slink off again to regain their dignity after slumming in a book of lesser wonders. Sad really - I didn't know anything about this mini-series when it first came out, and yet it's filling in a major missing piece of the puzzle of the 21st-centu A little stiff as a storyteller, that Heinberg. He's got that annoying old-school habit of trotting each member of a guest-starring team-up out to get their one line wedged in, then they disappear off stage right again. The guest stars do their cameo, then slink off again to regain their dignity after slumming in a book of lesser wonders. Sad really - I didn't know anything about this mini-series when it first came out, and yet it's filling in a major missing piece of the puzzle of the 21st-century Marvel U. And it has the components of a great story - young people on a quest to find their secret destiny. What's not to like? Man, I wish I didn't mind the "why show it when you can tell the reader all about it" style of storytelling. It's just that when the characters stand still in the heat of action and start expounding on the things that are clearly visible to everyone - or listing off all the facts that led them to this place - I just feel like the momentum has been totally blown every time. And the many many panels in which the characters pose while announcing their intentions or history - it's like I'm reading a DC comic, or something from the 80's. These "movie poster" pose panels are just about the most momentum-killing thing in comics today, and we can thank Jim Cheung for keeping the tradition alive. Once we get to the climax, there's the usual foolishness of "I'll take responsibility!" "No, *I* will!" that doesn't amount to shit except making me sick of these third-grade dramatics. Oh but wait there's more. He's dead! No she's dead! He's healed! Now he's not! I've got pants on! Now I don't! Seriously guys, can we dispense with the cheap theatrics and just tell a story with some heart? Pacing people, pacing - when someone makes a life-altering vow, don't treat it like it didn't happen FIVE PANELS LATER. Maybe it's just me, but I tend to take big things a little more seriously than that. I feel like this was worth it - just barely - to find out how they brought Scarlet Witch back into the Marvel U. The plot was certainly interesting and gave us something to think about. It sure had echoes that will ring harder after Avengers vs. X-Men. But holy hell was the execution bad - well, a throwback anyway, to the bombastic, leaden and painfully melodramatic comics that I thought we'd left behind.

  6. 5 out of 5

    David

    Utterly brilliant. A fine example of the best that Marvel has to offer. Instant classic and essential reading for all Marvel fans. This is super-hero comics at the top of the game. Touching and heartbreaking writing. Superb artwork. Every Marvel fan simply must read this book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    I have no idea why I picked this up. I've never read Young Avengers. Most of the characters I don't know at all, and haven't seen in any other titles that I can remember. I wasn't particularly invested in the Scarlet Witch storyline after House of M. And yet here I am, reading it anyway. Surprisingly, it was actually pretty good. I'm sure I would have gotten more out of it, much more, if I'd been invested in the cast of Young Avengers. But I liked what I saw here, and I believed their motivation I have no idea why I picked this up. I've never read Young Avengers. Most of the characters I don't know at all, and haven't seen in any other titles that I can remember. I wasn't particularly invested in the Scarlet Witch storyline after House of M. And yet here I am, reading it anyway. Surprisingly, it was actually pretty good. I'm sure I would have gotten more out of it, much more, if I'd been invested in the cast of Young Avengers. But I liked what I saw here, and I believed their motivations and internal conflicts. I can see that this gives some closure to what must have been a long running storyline in Young Avengers (are Wiccan and Speed the sons of Scarlet Witch?) and I imagine that somebody who had that backstory would feel a lot more satisfied with the resolution. I have to wonder, after reading this, if Marvel editorial had already decided to do Avengers vs. X-Men, because a lot of the conflict here foreshadows what's to come. Maybe I'm giving Marvel editorial too much credit with that, because this conflict actually made more sense to me. Notably, everybody here is a hell of a lot more reasonable than they would be in Avengers vs. X-men. But I won't rehash my argument that the entire thing was unnecessary here. I'm not sure the way the conflict is resolved makes that much sense, and it sure doesn't speak much to justice to me, but it is, at least, a resolution.

  8. 4 out of 5

    the bard

    dude that was wild

  9. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

    An interesting, moderately important storyline affecting pretty much the entire Marvel Universe, which went oddly unspoken about at the time of its release. This is essentially the followup to the Avengers: Disassembled and House of M storylines from years ago, as well as just generally an important event in the X-Men side of things. Or, it should've been. While the story unfolds in a gradual and ultimately pretty epic style, it never really feels as important as it portends to be. This has the f An interesting, moderately important storyline affecting pretty much the entire Marvel Universe, which went oddly unspoken about at the time of its release. This is essentially the followup to the Avengers: Disassembled and House of M storylines from years ago, as well as just generally an important event in the X-Men side of things. Or, it should've been. While the story unfolds in a gradual and ultimately pretty epic style, it never really feels as important as it portends to be. This has the feel of a book that was written to satisfy everyone who wanted to know what the hell was going on with the Scarlet Witch post-House-of-M, but without actually ruffling any feathers. There are a few relatively small deaths (that are barely dealt with), a few changes to minor characters, and the return of the Scarlet Witch, but it's all done in such a way that allows it to totally avoid any of the HUUUUGE problems the Scarlet Witch's return should cause. This is basically a zero sum adventure, which would normally be fine, but it shouldn't have a zero sum. This should've been a massive blockbuster crossover, but instead feels like an adventure in a minor side comic. I mean, the Scarlet Witch wiped out nearly every mutant on the planet with 3 words. It's been the biggest plotline in the X-Men universe for YEARS. And, once she comes back (view spoiler)[and decides to restore all the mutants she depowered, Dr. Doom robs her of her ability to do so (hide spoiler)] . So, that's it. Status quo maintained. Despite the obvious repercussions this development should've had. As for the story itself, Heinberg's characterization and dialogue are pretty good. His writing of the Young Avengers feels particularly seasoned, hitting all their voices very well, but most of the other characters feel pretty same-y. The plot is interesting and kept me hooked for a while, until the aforementioned emptiness of the story reared its head. There are also a few instances of other characters just showing up out of nowhere to save the day, which is always a frustrating way to keep from having to deal with anything in the moment. Overall, it feels a little too been-there-done-that for my taste. I would say this is worth a read for anyone who loved Disassembled of House of M. It's good to finally see some lingering strings from those stories (relatively) resolved, even if they don't matter as much as they should. Others probably won't get much out of this, though.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Martin

    "The Children's Crusade" is an event book, of sorts, and contrary to a lot of other event books, the story is FUN, flows organically and has true, lasting repercussions on the Marvel Universe - and not a single tie-in issue! Yay! There's some real character growth, a few deaths (of course! - but some unexpected ones) and, by the end of the book, a new status quo - at least, for the Young Avengers team. I am under the impression that this mini-series was not given the exposure it so rightly deserv "The Children's Crusade" is an event book, of sorts, and contrary to a lot of other event books, the story is FUN, flows organically and has true, lasting repercussions on the Marvel Universe - and not a single tie-in issue! Yay! There's some real character growth, a few deaths (of course! - but some unexpected ones) and, by the end of the book, a new status quo - at least, for the Young Avengers team. I am under the impression that this mini-series was not given the exposure it so rightly deserved. This book's got everything: Doctor Doom, Magneto, the Avengers (old & new), the X-Men, X-Factor and the Young Avengers (naturally). Everyone's motivations make sense and are justified, and with each and every one of them thinking they are right (and the others wrong), it creates interesting conflicts - and foreshadows Avengers vs. X-Men: the X-Men and the Avengers come to blows over who gets to decide what to do with the Scarlet Witch. Writer Allan Heinberg and artist Jim Cheung have given us a wonderfully structured and beautifully illustrated epic - in fact, Cheung's done his career-best (so far, so far) work on this book - that is sure to become one of the gems of any comic book reader's bookshelf. Let's not forget colourist Justin Ponsor's simply fabulous work. I'd been waiting for this book a long time: since the first issue was sollicited. A nine-part story arc with each part released every two months. Let's do the math: that's eighteen months, plus the delay for the hardcover collected edition to come out, and we're looking at about two years' waiting time. My expectations were so high for this book, it would've been easy for me to feel let down. Well guess what: It was even better than what I could've imagined. I won't say any more about this book, for fear of spoiling it. Once in a long while there comes a book that's almost too awesome for words, and this is one of them.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Helen

    vision in the nun costume was my favourite part

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dylan

    not as satisfying as the original run but lots of good moments! a little too stuffed imo, like I didn't particularly need the avengers... and the x-men.... AND doctor doom and magneto. wish we cut some of that stuff for more character moments with the young avengers themselves since this is the last time (3) we'll see many of them. great art though! and billy and teddy kiss! hell yeah! not as satisfying as the original run but lots of good moments! a little too stuffed imo, like I didn't particularly need the avengers... and the x-men.... AND doctor doom and magneto. wish we cut some of that stuff for more character moments with the young avengers themselves since this is the last time (3) we'll see many of them. great art though! and billy and teddy kiss! hell yeah!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Nicky

    Children's Crusade is pretty awesome. It's not exactly a pure Young Avengers comic -- it's definitely a crossover comic -- but it does feature quite a lot of Billy being awesome, supported by the other Young Avengers, and a fair bit of Teddy being awesome. It also features their first (I think) on-page kiss, and is generally more blatant about their relationship than the other comics so far. There's some awesome dialogue, and some lovely funny geeky bits about Billy and Teddy. It also pulls in th Children's Crusade is pretty awesome. It's not exactly a pure Young Avengers comic -- it's definitely a crossover comic -- but it does feature quite a lot of Billy being awesome, supported by the other Young Avengers, and a fair bit of Teddy being awesome. It also features their first (I think) on-page kiss, and is generally more blatant about their relationship than the other comics so far. There's some awesome dialogue, and some lovely funny geeky bits about Billy and Teddy. It also pulls in the X-Men, the Avengers, backlash from House of M, and features quite a few characters we know and love (or hate). It's also not without consequences, as even the Young Avengers lose people from their line-up. On the other hand, I can see some other people's problems with it: it seems to go back on some previous Marvel events and erase their consequences, and it really is one gigantic squabble between various superhero groups, with the teenage Young Avengers coming out as maybe the most mature.

  14. 5 out of 5

    ***Dave Hill

    Collects the 9-issue miniseries and accompanying couple of issues, focusing on the Young Avengers and two of their members -- Wiccan and Speed -- who want to confirm if they are really the lost children of the Scarlet Witch and the Vision. But the Scarlet Witch is missing, and given her role in the "No More Mutants" genocide of mutantkind, some of the people also looking for her may have another agenda than a family reunion ... the Avengers ...the X-Men ... Magneto ... and Doctor Doom. A great, Collects the 9-issue miniseries and accompanying couple of issues, focusing on the Young Avengers and two of their members -- Wiccan and Speed -- who want to confirm if they are really the lost children of the Scarlet Witch and the Vision. But the Scarlet Witch is missing, and given her role in the "No More Mutants" genocide of mutantkind, some of the people also looking for her may have another agenda than a family reunion ... the Avengers ...the X-Men ... Magneto ... and Doctor Doom. A great, intricate, delightfully crafted story, beautiful artwork helped by the oversize format (something I usually detests) -- and, alas, all rendered 85% obsolete by the whole Avengers vs. X-Men dust-up this past year and change. Bleah. But this book? Five stars.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Nicolo

    Allen Heinberg and Jim Cheung end their Young Avengers saga by bringing to a full circle their concept of teen heroes inspired by the Avengers legend that began in the aftermath of Brian Bendis' Avengers Disassembled. In this ten-part miniseries, Heinberg seeked to redeem Wanda Maximoff, the reality altering chaos mage Scarlet Witch; whose nervous breakdown precipitated Disassembled. It was an appropriate story to tell and developed organically. After all, two of the Young Avengers, the mage Wic Allen Heinberg and Jim Cheung end their Young Avengers saga by bringing to a full circle their concept of teen heroes inspired by the Avengers legend that began in the aftermath of Brian Bendis' Avengers Disassembled. In this ten-part miniseries, Heinberg seeked to redeem Wanda Maximoff, the reality altering chaos mage Scarlet Witch; whose nervous breakdown precipitated Disassembled. It was an appropriate story to tell and developed organically. After all, two of the Young Avengers, the mage Wiccan and speedster Speed were said to the long lost children of the Scarlet Witch.

  16. 5 out of 5

    han

    Some points: - Patriot is as insufferable and judgemental as his predecessor (Captain America) - Steve Roger is such a fucking loser and his anti-mutant is showing - I don't understand Logan's rage nor do I want to understand it - Pietro's behavior is understandable - Both the Avengers and X-Men are equally quick-to-judge and doesn't think things through - Magneto is right as always. We love one (1) Marvel grandfather Some points: - Patriot is as insufferable and judgemental as his predecessor (Captain America) - Steve Roger is such a fucking loser and his anti-mutant is showing - I don't understand Logan's rage nor do I want to understand it - Pietro's behavior is understandable - Both the Avengers and X-Men are equally quick-to-judge and doesn't think things through - Magneto is right as always. We love one (1) Marvel grandfather

  17. 5 out of 5

    Mery ✨

    4/5 Wow! What a ride. Let me start by saying that when I dive into this, had no idea what to expect because I haven't read any previous Young Avengers stories. The only reason I come across this is cause I finished watching WandaVision on Disney+ and, oh boy, did I want to see what happened to Scarlet's children. This collection supposed to resolve (at least in part) a storyline begun in the Avengers Disassembled and House of M events in the early 2000s. This is a fantastic story that shows the c 4/5 Wow! What a ride. Let me start by saying that when I dive into this, had no idea what to expect because I haven't read any previous Young Avengers stories. The only reason I come across this is cause I finished watching WandaVision on Disney+ and, oh boy, did I want to see what happened to Scarlet's children. This collection supposed to resolve (at least in part) a storyline begun in the Avengers Disassembled and House of M events in the early 2000s. This is a fantastic story that shows the connection between Wiccan, Speed, and Wanda. We see also the sweet connection and the reunion between family because the bottom line that's what the comic is about. The writing style was amazing and I love the art. The ending leaves the door open for future storylines, rather than providing closure. Some people will not like that. But I think it is appropriate. I also think that it serves to better tie together the worlds of the Avengers and the X-Men, which have always seemed oddly separate despite the Avengers having had several mutant members over the years.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Adil

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A very fast paced story with lots going on in each issue. I enjoyed the idea of a follow up story involving the Young Avengers finding Wanda and bringing some answers down. Sometimes I feel like it can be a little too chaotic and I don't really know how I feel about everything that eventually happens. But I suppose I can understand where that's coming from. A very big build of characters and Doctor Doom's appearance for everything to eventually return to how it was. I very much enjoy the art in A very fast paced story with lots going on in each issue. I enjoyed the idea of a follow up story involving the Young Avengers finding Wanda and bringing some answers down. Sometimes I feel like it can be a little too chaotic and I don't really know how I feel about everything that eventually happens. But I suppose I can understand where that's coming from. A very big build of characters and Doctor Doom's appearance for everything to eventually return to how it was. I very much enjoy the art in this series and found the story entertaining even if a little overwhelming at times.

  19. 4 out of 5

    RG

    Enjoyed this much more than I was expecting. Kinda a follow up from House of M where Scarlet witch loses her mind...mainly a young avengers story. Enjoyed the art and story..the exposition sometimes could be too much per panel but otherwise it was a fun read

  20. 4 out of 5

    R

    I NEED MORE YOUNG AVENGERS IN MY LIFE

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tomungo X

    I just finished house of em... n watching Wanda vision, and so to see all the tie ups with vision the twins and Wanda is pretty cool.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Spiryt Mc

    this is my new favorite comic I love these characters

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

    I love the characters Allan Heinberg created for The Young Avengers, and the way their personalities have come together over the years since the characters were first introduced. Even the most infuriating member of the team, Patriot, still interests me, and of course I think the Wiccan-Hulking duo is a much-needed fairly visible pairing for gay teens (they're committed to each other, they're not ashamed to show their love for each other, and they're not promiscuous. They're also not stereotypes) I love the characters Allan Heinberg created for The Young Avengers, and the way their personalities have come together over the years since the characters were first introduced. Even the most infuriating member of the team, Patriot, still interests me, and of course I think the Wiccan-Hulking duo is a much-needed fairly visible pairing for gay teens (they're committed to each other, they're not ashamed to show their love for each other, and they're not promiscuous. They're also not stereotypes). And as a long-time Avengers fan, I should have enjoyed the fact that this storyline not only enhances the background for Wiccan, Hulking and Speed but also ties up a lot of lingering storyline knots from years of creators reversing the work of previous creators. John Byrne didn't like the fact that Steve Englehart had given Scarlet Witch and Vision kids, so he found a way to get rid of them; Brian Bendis decided to use that as the impetus to dismantle the Avengers and kill Ant-Man. Heinberg uses this storyline to bring back the kids and Ant-Man and redeem The Scarlet Witch ... but then he goes ahead and kills another character. And I think that's ultimately why I didn't enjoy the story as much as I thought I should have: there's too much "let's fix this mistake, and that one, but then we need more drama so we'll do this..." for me. One of these days, I'd like to see a simple straight-forward adventure of The Young Avengers that isn't contingent on being a part of a massive company-wide crossover or an attempt to "fix" what previous creators have done. (For the record: I am one of those who was pissed at John Byrne for getting rid of Wanda & Vizh's kids; I also thought it was silly for Bendis to use that as the motivating factor for Wanda going insane several decades (reader time) later.)

  24. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    Simply put, I love this book. The first volume of Heinberg and Cheung's Young Avengers was similarly flawless, to be honest, and it seems that whenever these two come together to create something with these characters, it's destined to be brilliant. The story is relevant to the Marvel Universe, bringing back the Scarlet Witch, and involves a plethora of Avengers and X-Characters, all of whom are well written (bar Wolverine, who seems more bloodthirsty than usual), and the artwork is superb pretty Simply put, I love this book. The first volume of Heinberg and Cheung's Young Avengers was similarly flawless, to be honest, and it seems that whenever these two come together to create something with these characters, it's destined to be brilliant. The story is relevant to the Marvel Universe, bringing back the Scarlet Witch, and involves a plethora of Avengers and X-Characters, all of whom are well written (bar Wolverine, who seems more bloodthirsty than usual), and the artwork is superb pretty much all the way through. I do take issue with the way the issues are collected however. The prologue from Uncanny X-Men #526 is at the back of the trade for some odd reason, as is the one-shot that takes place between issues 5 and 6 or so. It just seems slapdash, and I think the fact that this trade was rushed out so that it would be available before Avengers Vs. X-Men began is a reason why. Despite that, this remains one of my favourite books of all time, and with good reason. Viva Young Avengers.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Baba

    Follows the Young Avengers lives tying their dramas to the search for the Scarlet Witch and includes appearances by the Avengers, X-Men, Magneto, Quicksilver, X-Factor and Dr Doom, and it's a good Marvel read. I read the comic books Children's Crusade #1-9 and Special. Follows the Young Avengers lives tying their dramas to the search for the Scarlet Witch and includes appearances by the Avengers, X-Men, Magneto, Quicksilver, X-Factor and Dr Doom, and it's a good Marvel read. I read the comic books Children's Crusade #1-9 and Special.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jamil

    there's are essays to be written on this comic (The Young Avengers as fan, wish-fulfillment heroes; Crossovers as super-hero/super-villain slash-fiction; Patriot's portrayal as indicative of fandom's inability to embrace african-american heroes) but I'm too bored to write them. there's are essays to be written on this comic (The Young Avengers as fan, wish-fulfillment heroes; Crossovers as super-hero/super-villain slash-fiction; Patriot's portrayal as indicative of fandom's inability to embrace african-american heroes) but I'm too bored to write them.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sonic

    A decent enough book. Maybe a little bit TOO much emphasis on the gay teen couple. I am not against having a teen gay couple but, sheesh give it a rest. Seemed like they were beating a dead horse after awhile.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    This was a great book I love the young avengers. My only complaint is that Teddy was nothing more than the boyfriend i thought he was interesting before this book but all he did was make comments about his “stupid boyfriend”

  29. 4 out of 5

    Mely

    Read in issues. ... Okay, that ending was approximately an order of magnitude suckier than the rest of the series. Maybe multiple orders of magnitude.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Chantaal

    My baaaabies. Did a re-read today because I love them so.

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