Young Avengers #15

Young Avengers #15

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie, Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, Joe Quinones, Jordie Bellaire, Matthew Wilson, Maris Wicks Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 8, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 3
9.3Critic Rating
10User Rating

• After the saving the world, there's the after party. And after the party, it's the hotel lobby. And around issue 15, we have to clear the lobby and then head to our rooms and do something jolly rude.

  • 10
    Newsarama - George Marston Jan 8, 2014

    It's more than a little depressing to see Young Avengers come to an end, especially as it seems characters like Ms. America and Noh-Varr were just starting to come into their own. While Gillen won't be continuing this title with a new volume, there is always the possibility that he'll still follow some of these characters to where ever they land next. Young Avengersmay not have been perfect, but it absolutely captured the energy and uncertainty of youth better than almost any mainstream title in many years. It's fitting that the book should end with the members of this team, now more than simply allies, letting go of their regrets, embracing their own conflicted identities, and heading off in search of another breakfast adventure. These Young Avengers have grown up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Jan 9, 2014

    Gillen and McKelvie shatter the way we think about sexuality in a superhero book published by the big two, and a had a hell of a time doing so. They produced a material within the confines of a shared universe that had their own unique voice. The two creators knew when to walk away from a great story. This run will go down in history as a cult classic and take it’s rightful place with the previous Young Avengers material. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Jan 10, 2014

    Thank you to the entire creative team of this book, editors, colorists, inkers, letterers, artists, and especially Messr. Gillen and McKelvie. Well always have the drums. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Jan 13, 2014

    Now the only proper way to do a sendoff review of a musically oriented issue is probably to drop some music references into this last paragraph but it's hard to think of any that won't be forced. But anyways, this is the after-party, and after the after-party comes the hotel lobby, and then around about 4 AM you've got to clear the lobby. Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Jay Mattson Jan 16, 2014

    Young Avengers #15 is a highlight for the series. Kieron Gillen and Jaime McKelvie created something special with this run, and these last two issues truly showed that it was a once in a lifetime event. There may be other volumes of Young Avengers in the future, but they'll obviously be different, and they won't have the same panache this creative team brought to the table. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Mike Okeke Jan 10, 2014

    Young Avengers #15 ends one of the best runs in comics and invites a few close friends to help DJ the party. If you've just picked this one issue up it probably won't seem like much, but to those who have followed from day one and travelled across the multiverse with these fantastic young superheroes, then you'll probably still be drying your eyes from seeing the very last poetic page of a truly wonderful journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jan 9, 2014

    This series has been a sleeper hit for Marvel, and Gillen and McKelvie and Wilson really captured the head-space you have when youre not a teen anymore but certainly not an adult. These last two issues, set during a party, perfectly encapsulate that very singular time in your life. Rarely does a book have as personal and cohesive a vision, from the writing to the art, and even more rare is the fact that for 15 issues it was successful in keeping that high standard. Its one of the most satisfying runs in years. Im excited to see what each of these creators does next, and I hope its not too long before they get the band back together again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jan 8, 2014

    Once again, writer Keiron Gillen is joined by a diverse company of artists that bring to life the vibrant chaos of youth, though the transitions between styles aren't as tonally relevant as they were in Resolution Part 1. Becky Cloonan and Jordie Bellaire get the party started with bright bold colors while Noh-Varr licks his wounds and tries to be a man worthy of the woman who just dumped him. Ming Doyle, Maris Wicks, Joe Quinones provide art for the middle of the book, though the real highlight is the triumphant return of McKelvie and colorist Matthew Wilson for the grande finale. While we're loathe to say goodbye to a title that's been so consistently excellent, Gillen and company have provided a touching and appropriate end to the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jan 9, 2014

    Right out of the gate, "Young Avengers" had a both inspired and cohesive vision about the kind of book it wanted to be. Above and beyond the perfect character designs, "Young Avengers" incorporated incredibly creative and well-conceived social media aspects -- a necessary component for any book about modern youth that expects to be taken seriously. The incorporation of these elements from first page to last rooted this otherwise fantastical book into reality in an innovative and groundbreaking manner. "Young Avengers" will be greatly missed, but hopefully its lessons will be absorbed and built upon in the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 14, 2014

    Goodbye, Young Avengers. If we had the chance, we'd never let you go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Jan 12, 2014

    Just like Noh-Varr, I'm sad to see 'Young Avengers' go, but I look forward to the future with optimism and I hope to see more from this team in the Marvel Universe. But until then, I'll just reread the run until 'Loki: Agents of Asgard', 'Ms. Marvel', ‘Avengers Undercover', and 'New Warriors' come out to get my teen hero fix. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 9, 2014

    A solid hitter, if not the big hit that it looked to be at first. While I'm not exactly torn about the end of the series, I will miss it, nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Jan 20, 2014

    Extra note: With Young Avengers coming to a close, I will now be reviewing Loki: Agent of Asgard, beginning in February by Al Ewing and Lee Garbett. So Loki will still be around, and you can follow him along with me. Read Full Review

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