Avengers Academy #12

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Tom Raney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 20, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
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Korvac has defeated The Avengers...now the world's only hope lies with the students of the Avengers Academy, who have been grown to adults! With time manipulated, the team gets a glimpse of what the future might hold for them. For some it's a revelation...for others a life sentence! Can they overcome their personal demons and master unfamiliar abilities in time to defeat a foe powerful enough to conquer Earth's Mightiest Heroes? Find out in the book that Newsarama's Best Shots calls "one of the best Avengers books – and, for that matter, one of the best Marvel books – on the stands.

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    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Apr 21, 2011

    While Veil is taking the chance to save herself with these new powers before being returned to her normal timeline, others like Striker is showing that maybe he's not feeling so good about being at the Academy. Mettle and Hazmat realized they are prisoners inside their own bodies for all their lives. Mettle drops his happy-go-lucky persona and Hazmat shows a softer side to her that don't get to see too often. Here are two people in the same boat sharing a really sad, but touching moment. It's a scene that should tell anyone reading the series that Gage is a particularly powerful writer. Along with Tom Raney's art, the scene is quiet, but says so much about how they feel and gives you a new side of these two characters that shows no matter how much potential you have, sometimes you have to find strength to get over some of the biggest disappointments in your life. Basically, it's the story of every high schooler ever. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Apr 22, 2011

    Gage's story compliments classic Avengers while adding more layers to the continuing theme of the Cadets learning the ropes of being a hero. Raney, Hanna and Cox fully integrate their art with Gage's words. Read Full Review

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    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 23, 2011

    A year into its run and this title continues to be an entertaining addition to the Avengers family. I'm not ready to say it's the best of the Avengers titles - but it's right up there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Apr 20, 2011

    Regardless of their responses, all our heroes are more interesting characters for their ordeal. The ending scene alone is worth the cost of this issue. The older Avengers are less affected by these events, but Hank Pym at least is given some closure on the Janet situation. And with Tom Raney fitting in nicely as the new permanent artist, this series is still in strong shape after 12 issues. As is the case in most months, Avengers Academy is the one Avengers book you need to be reading. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 25, 2011

    "Avengers Academy" might be largely confined to its own world right now, but the day these characters step out into the wider Marvel Universe will be an enjoyable one for us all. For now, it's safe to say that "Avengers Academy" is a fantastic addition to Marvel's canon, and one worthy of the name Avengers. Let's hope year two is as much fun. Read Full Review

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    Ryan Dec 16, 2018

    Tremendous issue. Veil saves herself from dying, which I was really happy about. Gage also convinced me that Striker was really dead there and don’t even get me started about that last part with Mettle and Hazmat. That had my eyes getting misty

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