Avengers Academy #17

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Sean Chen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 3, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! Trapped in the Infinite Mansion with murderous demigods, the heroes-in-training of Avengers Academy must do the unthinkable...or die! Is this the issue where the students choose evil? Find out as August delivers two issues of the series that IGN calls "the under-appreciated gem of the Avengers franchise."

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 5, 2011

    To wrap this up, I'll just say that every two weeks, I get to read a comic book that is not only fun, but also contains just about every reason I can think of as to why I fell in love with the medium. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 9, 2011

    Without a doubt, this is my favorite piece of Fear Itself to date " smart, entertaining, thrilling, and a story that significantly advances the characters and plot of the title, using the crossover to do so in an intelligent way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 3, 2011

    This continues to be the most engrossing arc of Avengers Academy yet. Let's just hope Gage doesn't wipe too many characters off the board when the action heats up in issue #18. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Aug 3, 2011

    This was a good issue of this series, as usual. It continued advancing the Fear Itself story, with Absorbing Man and Titania attacking the students at their home base, while further developing the characters. I didn't mention in the review the scenes where all of the kids were trying to cope with the stuff they saw in DC, but that just added to what makes this series so great. I actually care about these characters, all of them, which is a VERY rare thing for me. If I had a complaint, it would be that this issue was pretty much setting up the events of next issue. Titania and Absorbing Man only arrived at Infinite Avengers Mansion towards the end of this comic, which is when the action picked up. But the character development prior to that made up for the late action, and has me eagerly anticipating what happens next issue(which comes out in two short weeks!) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew Z. Rios Aug 11, 2011

    Avengers Academy #17Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011By: Matthew Z. Rios Christos GageSean Chen, Jeromy Cox (c), Joe Caramagna (l)Marvel I love Avengers Academy, mostly because I love young, teen superheroes. Now, now, wait -- lemme stop you there. Matthew Z. Rios is no pervert perverts don't read Avengers Academy. I've always had an affinity for teen heroes. Books like Young Justice and Teen Titans put the fun back into comics that it's more often than not lacking. That's mostly due to the fact that younger heroes haven't been yet jaded to the reality of the superhero life. They know all about every crisis and war that's happened, but they haven't experienced the intensity and anguish -- to have friends and comrades die and to lose the naivety of heroics. But with the advent of Fear Itself, those realities are about to hit home quickly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 3, 2011

    Don't let the "Fear Itself" banner scare you away; this is turning out to be a pivotal story for "Avengers Academy," and easy to understand even if you aren't reading the "Fear Itself" mini-series. For those wondering when the proverbial shoe was going to drop ever since the first issue? It looks like it's just around the corner. Read Full Review

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