Avengers Academy #18

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Andrea Di Vito Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2011 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User 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."

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Aug 17, 2011

    All in all, this is good book. It isn't quite as exciting on a character level as the last few issues, but this is still a very solid entry and the combination of Gage and Di Vito is one I'd like to see some more of in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 17, 2011

    There's no doubt at this point that the entire Fear Itself arc is the strongest Avengers Academy has ever been. The blend of action and character building continues to impress with each new chapter. The only problem now is that readers are bound to get spoiled from having a new issue every two weeks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 22, 2011

    Christos Gage writes a strong action sequence, and Andrea DiVito nails the images. You get to see not only how dangerous the villains are, but also the potential of the heroes as well. Striker even manages to work in just a little bit of growth here, embracing part of himself that the book has tried to push aside in order to win the day. With an issue left, this is probably my favorite bit of Fear Itself to date. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 21, 2011

    Another quality entry in what has been a very solid series since the beginning. If you're missing “new characters” in your superhero comics, you should check this one out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Aug 17, 2011

    Unlike the other Fear Itself tie-in's I've been enjoying this month (Uncanny X-men, Thunderbolts) I can't really get into Avengers Academy. I enjoyed the whole "you're in a warzone now" focus, but now that the kids seem to be way out of their league, I'm afraid they're going to pull a Wesley Crusher-esque "wow, we sure showed those adults!" solution out of their butts. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Aug 19, 2011

    I've been Team Gage since he was at Wildstorm, and he's really come onto his own with the high concept of this title, surely the best thing to come out of the whole Dark Reign/Initiative brouhaha. Partly due to Mike McKone's initial presence, surely, this title has felt like the Marvel take on what the Teen Titans could be, in a way entirely different from the ostensibly similar Young Avengers (legacy-invested teens) and Runaways (criminally apologist teens). Read Full Review

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