Avengers Academy #14

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Sean Chen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 18, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

It's Super Hero Prom and the Sinister Six in two big issues of the comic iFanboy named the “Best New Book of 2010”! First the Academy hosts a dance like none you've ever seen, guest starring the Young Allies, former members of the Initiative...and featuring smack downs and smooch downs! Then the trainees get a crash course in big-time villainy as they take on Spider-Man's greatest foes, the Sinister Six, in a story that will have major ramifications when FEAR ITSELF hits next month!

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 3, 2011

    Ultimately, Cage, along with artist Sean Chen, has built a very fine series. One that I hope isn't being overlooked as it was before. With each month that passes, I hope more readers are finding this fun and engaging book and loving as much as it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault May 18, 2011

    Honestly, this was a pretty strong adventure piece, with some solid growth going on. I totally recommend picking it up. And this stand-alone issue is a perfect place to start with this series if you haven't been following it yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 18, 2011

    My one worry with this issue was how Gage would handle the Sinister Six in general and Rhino in particular. After Joe Kelly did such great work with Rhino last year, I'm wary of other writers tackling him. Surprisingly, the newly bloodthirsty but still noble Rhino was one of the highlights of the issue. The villains proved to be organic additions to the series, and Gage leaves the reader wondering all the more what these baddies are cooking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 2, 2011

    All in all, a satisfying issue, one that sums up the series as a whole and is entertaining for both long-time readers and those giving the comic a whirl for the first time. Gage and Chen take a slightly silly concept and turn it into one of the stronger issues of the series to date. This is another pleasant reminder why "Avengers Academy" is one of Marvel's better series right now. Ignore the general silliness of a "point one" issue and check it out for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate May 20, 2011

    It's not that the Cadets are incompetent. It's not that they're hopeless fighters or just plain old stupid. Theyre raw, and they've never fought the Sinister Six before. Fortunately, the Six have not lost their characterization to changes in Marvel history. None of them are child killers. They're rotten thugs. Robbers with gimmicks, and that leads to an entertaining nostalgic story bearing a fresh spin thanks to the Cadets of Avengers Academy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sam Salama Cohn Jun 3, 2011

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Ray Tate also reviewed Avengers Academy #14.1. Read his thoughts, too! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 18, 2011

    "Avengers Academy" is a book that continues to receive considerable accolades, but I somehow continue to sample it with issues that are just slightly better than average. This issue seems on par with the others I've read in recent months: nothing of significant consequence occurs and the characters are less engaging for it. The Academy is a good concept, but lacks some electricity in execution. Read Full Review

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