Young Avengers #6

Young Avengers #6

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Kate Brown Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Ever wonder what the super hero equivalent of a terrible soul-sucking talent-wasting temp job is? You haven't? Oh go on. Actually, don't. We've done it for you and written a story about it. This one.

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 1, 2013

    McKelvie proves that you don't need much plot to sustain a story when you have strong characters to carry the day, and Brown proves that you don't need much fanciness to draw a story when you make smart, artistic choices. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jun 26, 2013

    The plot is more akin to something you might see in The Office than a superhero book, but when the costumes eventually do come on in the end, we are introduced to one of the most mysterious and downright chilling villains in recent memory, brought to life with utmost creepiness by Brown. Seriously, I've still got goosebumps. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 27, 2013

    It seems like there will be some transition for them to overcome this slump they find themselves in and become heroes again. But until then it is a fun story in which you find both of their clashing personalities entertaining along with their humorous banter. It's definitely more down to Earth than what we have read previously, but it's refreshing to say the least and I can say I'm itching to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jun 27, 2013

    ( Also major props to bringing back Prodigy—I’m never one to deny more ex-X-Men to join the fray ) Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jul 24, 2013

    Over the past year, learning more and more about what different parts go into making a single comic has given me a new appreciation over the roles that each person plays, particularly in the art department. So when there's an artist that handles pencils, inks and colours there's a level of respect earned and when it's done as well as Kate Brown does here the appreciation increases tenfold. The series has demonstrated under McKelvie some great panel layouts and there are some similarly great layouts, one in particular where Speed is using his powers to finish his work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 27, 2013

    "Young Avengers" #6 is a fun way to take a sidestep from what we've seen so far, and have a guest artist flex her artistic muscles. Gillen and Brown have turned out a truly satisfying comic, and once again "Young Avengers" is defiantly showing other series how it should be done. I, for one, approve. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lindsey Morris Jun 26, 2013

    A refreshing new plot paired with stunning art make this issue a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jun 29, 2013

    For regular readers of Young Avengers, this issue may look like a bit of a breather till next time, but that's deceptive: new readers and old will be equally drawn in and compelled not to miss issue 7. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 4, 2013

    Brown's work is expressive and very easy on the eyes, with a soft colour palette that gives the dreary workplace the feeling that it should have, whilst making David and Tommy pop off the page. The colour choices in the final scene involving the 'ghost' invoke the spooky atmosphere excellently, and the expressions on David's face on the last page are almost heartbreaking. I'd be disappointed at this point if Brown didn't come back to do other fill-in issues.I should be used to Kieron Gillen pulling surprises on me, but making sure that this fill-in issue would leave me on the edge of my seat by the end and cracking up with laughter at the beginning is a surprise that I'd never have seen coming. In what could have been a completely throwaway issue, Gillen introduces two characters and a brand new mystery that have me gagging for more, and his partner in crime Kate Brown is helping him along every step of the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Ben Silverio Jun 29, 2013

    With Speed in trouble by the end of this issue and his brother's new gang on the road, it's only a matter of time until their paths cross again, so I'm very much looking forward to that happening soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Jun 28, 2013

    “Young Avengers” #6 ends with the unlikely friends, Prodigy and Speed, taking on a mysterious new foe. Gillen establishes a mystery, which is likely to connect this dangling issue to his larger body of work in the series. As a self-contained story, this issue touches on all of the points that it should. As a monthly dose of “Young Avengers,” however, it is a little unsatisfying. Readers will likely be pining for the team that they have come to know and love, wondering how much longer they have to bide their time with these two before getting back to the good stuff. Read Full Review

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