Avengers Academy #23

Avengers Academy #23

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Tom Raney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 14, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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X-23 joins Avengers Academy! Plus, Reptil's darkest secret is revealed!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 16, 2011

    Ray Tate's first online work appeared in 1994 for Knotted. He has had a short story, "Spider Without a Web," published in 1995 for the magazine evernight and earned a degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1995, Ray self-published The Pick of the Brown Bag on various usenet groups, where he reviewed comic books, Doctor Who novels, movies and occasionally music. Circa 2000, he contributed his reviews to Silver Bullet Comic Books (later Comics Bulletin) and became its senior reviewer. Ray Tate would like to think that he's young at heart. Of course, we all know better. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Dec 16, 2011

    Aw… Who am I kidding? I just love seeing Hybrid again. Now, let's see him go out there and try to eat some kids! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Dec 19, 2011

    This is the forth time I've reviewed an Avengers Academy comic and I feel like I'm starting to sound like a broken record. Well too bad, this is a great title and if you're not reading it you're missing out on Marvel's best team book (possibly best book period). In fact, I'm going to up the stakes even more. While the art is still lacking, I don't think Christos Gage and the Avengers Academy has turned in a bad issue yet. Yes, it's that good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Dec 17, 2011

    As always, a great issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 14, 2011

    There's even more material to round out the issue, including a field mission and even more revelations about the future versions of the Academy recruits. Gage stumbles in some areas, such as a less than ideal portrayal of Hawkeye, but generally the material is solid. The problem is that the various pieces of the script never come together in a truly satisfying whole. Where once the book focused on too few characters at once, now it focuses on too many. The delicate balance of recent arcs needs to be restored. Also troubling is that Tom Raney's normally solid figure work is surprisingly stiff in many of the action scenes. In more ways than one, the book needs a little breathing room and a chance to catch up to all the chaos that has unfolded these last few months. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 15, 2011

    "Avengers Academy" has, post-"Fear Itself," picked up the pace and become a strong, tightly focused book. (It was good before, but this feels like a real shot in the arm.) Hopefully it will get the attention it deserves; Gage, Raney, and Hanna are turning out a fun and consistent comic here. I'm more than happy to stay enrolled with them as the deans of the school, thank you very much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Dec 14, 2011

    The main problem with this character arc with Striker is that there hasn't been enough "personal time" in order to justify such a radical shift. Striker's last personal arc was ages ago, and seeing all this personal exposition coming out in one conversation seems a bit of rushed. While I know Marvel wouldn't take an event like this lightly, but it almost feels like they did. Read Full Review

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