Avengers Academy #1

Avengers Academy #1

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Mike McKone Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 9, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

A BRAND NEW ONGOING AVENGERS TITLE BEGINS HERE! Determined to keep the tradition alive, founding Avenger Hank Pym leads a core team of veteran heroes in creating a place where the next generation of Earth's Mightiest can be trained by the greatest of those who preceded them. An institution where everyone who has ever been an Avenger can share their skill, knowledge and experience. The future is in their hands...and in the hands of the six young superhumans chosen to make up the inaugural class. But who are they? And what dark secret will turn their world--and potentially the entire Marvel Universe--upside down by the end of the issue? If you think this is just another teen hero book...the last page shocker will prove you wrong! Writer Christos Gage (AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE) and superstar artist Mike McKone (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) unite to bring you a bold new era of greatness! Rated A …$3.99

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 11, 2010

    I'm a sucker for teen superheroes, particularly those that are presented in a complex and reverent manner. This issue takes cues from some of my favorite teen hero runs as it presents some of the most interesting and intriguing new characters that have come from Marvel in quite some time. Gage and McKone have a ridiculous amount of potential in this series, which says a lot considering this is already a wildly entertaining and finely crafted issue. The sky is the limit on this one and I highly suggest that you get in on the ground floor before its too late. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jun 10, 2010

    Overall, this issue was better than my expecations, and was a great read, and smoething I look forward to picking up next month when issue #2 comes out. The combination of the instructors and the new characters is tantalizing, and I loved how Gage brought things around and made it clear that the instructors he chose are connected to the theme of the issue and the reveal/concept, for the most part. I'm definitely intrigued and can't wait to read the next issue. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 11, 2010

    It's a very encouraging start and a good concept. I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes from here. As I recall, that X-Men thing worked out ok. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Robert Kelly Aug 7, 2012

    I would definitely recommend this book; I was late jumping on this series, but was given access through "The Mighty World of Marvel" UK reprint (#35). Or alternatively, it's available in trade paperback form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 10, 2010

    McKone is a solid and very good artist whose work shines netter when he has the right inker. Here he inks himself which makes for a happy medium. Cox is a great match and solidifies his work instead of propelling forward the fine lines that McKone is known for. The series seems interesting, but its one too many Avengers series for me, so Ill skip it in the future, not because its bad, but because Im not convinced it needs to exist. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 9, 2010

    For a book that I wasn't sure would capture my interest, Avengers Academy manages an impressive debut. So far Gage in working has succeeded with his new cast. The true test comes now as he begins to flesh out the various personalities and build towards a larger conflict. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jun 11, 2010

    Avengers Academy #1 is a solid debut issue. This title has plenty of potential. Hopefully, Gage will be able to tap the full potential of Avengers Academy. I would certainly recommend Avengers Academy to readers who enjoy teen super team titles. But, this title is more than just that. Readers who like classic super hero stories as well as readers who like stories that are a bit dark should also enjoy this title as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jul 14, 2010

    Right now, the best thing this book's got going for it is Finesse's unique characterization and the routes that the Academy's potentially super-villainous connections could go. I've enjoyed Gage's writing in the past, so I trust he's got some aces up his sleeve. And it's, of course, still early in the series to judge this book without giving it a fair shake, but I think there's going to have to be some twists, and soon, to make this title stand out from books like Young Allies, Young Avengers and even Runaways. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 9, 2010

    This is a fine addition to the Heroic Age, but it's not the most memorable comic of the bunch by any means. There's a half dozen new characters here that will surely be someone's favorites someday, but for now, they're just being introduced. Where they go from here defines how successful this first issue truly is. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 11, 2010

    I'm still going to continue reading Avengers Academy because Tigra is love, but I can't really give a high recommendation for anybody with a passing fancy in superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Mania - Ben Johnson June 11, 2010 Jun 11, 2010

    In the end there is something I believe was supposed to be a cliff-hanger, and in another teams hands this series could really go somewhere, but I would suggest all interested readers stay far, far away. Read Full Review

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