Avengers Academy #35

Avengers Academy #35

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Tom Grummett Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 15, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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AvX fall-out: Avengers Academy is closed...indefinitely! Alchemist, a.k.a. wunderkind industrialist Jeremy Briggs, offers the students a chance to be normal again! But is there a catch? And who will accept his deal? Years of plot threads explode as your favorite Avengers Academy characters face their ultimate challenges in parts 1 & 2 of Final Exam!

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Aug 17, 2012

    It's crazy to think a year ago I didn't read this series and now it's one of my favorites. This issue was no exception, the stuff with Striker and Enchantress was great, the battle with the five heroes and Zero was great because we got to see Finesse take the leadership role. I really enjoyed the stuff with White Tiger and Reptil both wondering if their doing the right thing with their powers, and the scene with Hazmat and Mettle was of Peter/Mary Jane proportions. I loved this issue, and I can find nothing bad to say about it, just sucks that we only have four more issues left. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 15, 2012

    Overall, the story has got enough to keep you guessing how they will get out of the situation. Add that to Andrea Di Vito's art that not only helps the more dynamic action sequences, but also nicely fits into this series with Chris Sotomayor's colors, and you've got yet another particularly solid issue in a series that's purely been phenomenal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Aug 15, 2012

    Christos Gage has done an excellent job of bringing some real humanity to the cast of Avengers Academy throughout its run, arguably better than any other Avengers book on the stands. It is easy to feel sympathetic for heroes who are struggling to prove their worth and find their spot in the world, or conversely for characters who never wanted the responsibility (or the curse) that super-powers may bring. While Jeremy Briggs stands a snowball's chance at depowering the Marvel U., the heroes of this book do not share the same safety and comfort. Avengers Academy is picking up a head of steam as it rushes to the conclusion of this arc, and it truly feels as though lasting change will be the end result. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 15, 2012

    Andrea Di Vito steps in for Tom Grummett this month. While it's disappointing this arc won't have one, consistent penciller, Di Vito handles the characters well and delivers a bit more detail and depth in his panels than Grummett's issues had been offering. What the issue lacks in style it makes up for in good, solid storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicville - Alan Smodic Aug 22, 2012

    This has shaped up to be quite the ‘Final Exam' for the Avengers Academy heroes as they're currently facing both their toughest physical and mental competition to date. You should definitely pick up the book and hop along for the final ride — it seems as though Marvel plans to finish this series up at #39. So it'd be best for you to get a feel for these characters in case they make an imprint elsewhere in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Aug 20, 2012

    My biggest complaint (other than backgrounds needing more attention) is that Big Zero has a far more interesting character design than anyone else in the book (save perhaps Mettle and Hazmat when powered up). It's a small nitpick, but a reminder of how much fun comics can be and how safe the designs for much of Avengers Academy are in general. It makes me want to see Gage really take the kid gloves off when it comes to some re-design. We're 35 issues in -- maybe it's time for new looks after the "Final Exam" is over. Read Full Review

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