Avengers Academy #11

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Mike McKone Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 16, 2011 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The return of the Wasp? The return of Korvac? It’s two book-shaking issues in one month – and issue #12 guest-stars the Avengers! First it’s a “day in the life” of the students, with special guest instructors Protector and Dr. Strange! Then Thor, Steve Rogers, Iron Man and more assemble as one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ most powerful villains storms the school as Korvac comes back! Enroll in AVENGERS ACADEMY now and find out why ComicBookResources.com calls it “one of my favorite new series to come along in a while.”

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 17, 2011

    All this leaves us with a question… What's going to happen to the idea of Janet returning? Is she truly lost forever, and what will be the fallout once Hank has the opportunity to stop and think about what happened? This storyline is not ending anytime soon, but when the dust settles, I can't help but believe there will be long lasting ramifications. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 18, 2011

    Despite Tigra gracing but one panel in a cameo role, Avengers Academy still earns a perfect score. It's simply the best book Marvel's publishing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 18, 2011

    After a few recent missteps this series is back on track and lots of fun to read. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 20, 2011

    Gage keeps the goodness coming in this issue that shows the Academy kids dealing with a villain who is WAY too powerful for them, but he comes up with a neat way to make the kids more competitive and give us additional reasons to care about the kids. The art is fine and give that this title is hitting its ship dates like clockwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Mar 16, 2011

    Tom Raney makes his debut as the series' new regular penciller in this issue. Raney generally makes for a worthy replacement for Mike McKone. His facial work is expressive and his character designs faithful to McKone's. Scott Hanna applies a heavier slate of inks to help nudge the book closer to McKone's style as well. Raney is a bit hit or miss when it comes to the action scenes. A splash page featuring the various Avengers suffers from odd, distorted perspective, as if the characters aren't all moving on the same plane. Conversely, a scene of Thor getting the Asgardian stuffing knocked out of him stands out as particularly eye-catching. As Raney settles into the book, I look forward to more work of that caliber. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 17, 2011

    This issue is kind of a mixed bag for me, in that Mike McKone is officially announced to be out, and Tom Raney in as new artist. Raney's facial expressions are more cartoony than McKone's work, and it's clear that some of the subtle bits of costumery than I liked (Veil's mask, Finesse' weird costume trim things) may be going away, and I was very disappointed to see that the grown-up Academites look pretty much exactly like their teenage selves, save for a goatee, some digital effects, and Mettle giving up his shirt. Christos Gage, as always, manages to give these characters dignity and identity even though their powers, costumes and gimmicks are kind of familiar. There's a few good lines (Striker has a quip about Reptil getting in the cartoons that's pretty meta) and overall, it's a strong issue. The visuals aren't bad, they're just not as good as previous issues of this same book, and the Wasp swerve wasn't telegraphed at all (save for the appearance of Korvac in the solicits), but th Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Ryan Dec 16, 2018

    Gage has done a great job of respecting contuinity as Avengers 11 is a sequel to the Korvac Saga, resolves a plot point from Dan Slott’s Mighty Avengers, and references a 1990s Captain America comic. The art takes a step down and having a billion Heroes come in to fight Korvac was a little extra

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