Avengers Academy #27

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Karl Moline Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 7, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Guest-Starring The Runaways! Giant-Man And Victor…Reptil And Chase…Lightspeed And Karolina…What Are The Connections That Make These Combustible Crews Collide?

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 7, 2012

    You know, I laughed out loud no less than FOUR times during this issue... It was hysterical! Not only that, but the story was fun and made sense, the art was pretty good, and ALL of the characterizations here were spot on. Seriously, Gage wrote Victor so well(my favorite Runaway, fyi) I'm hoping he stays with the Academy after this storyline. The conversations between Victor and Pym were EVERYTHING I had been hoping for coming into this storyline. The ONE thing I was REALLY hoping we'd get to see was Pym and Victor interacting because of their obvious connection, and as usual, Gage did not disappoint. I really don't have any bad things to say about this issue... Wait, does that mean what I think it does?!? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 9, 2012

    This issue just takes a nice break to have a fun romp with a couple teams of kids. Plus, the whole thing is focused on finding a dinosaur. What more could you really want? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 8, 2012

    If Marvel is trying to rope in lapsed Runaways readers with this mini-crossover, this is a good way to do it. It not only progresses the Avengers Academy story but the Runaways one, too. Even if this is all we get, this issue (and hopefully the next) will go down as one of the best issues in this run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Mar 9, 2012

    It's nice to see the Runaways again. Whenever they make a background appearance or work themselves back into the spotlight, it's like seeing an old friend you don't really talk to. Sure, you're friends on Facebook, but it's as if you have zero contact with the person until you accidentally bump into them in public while shopping at the same store randomly. You smile, you hug, you catch-up on everything you missed and you swear you'll keep in touch this time — but you don't, and the story remains the same here. The Runaways make an excellent addition to the cast, if only for this story, but the Runaways aren't staying. They'll be here for two issues and then they'll leave us, promising to keep in touch but most likely disappearing for another extended period of time. However, it is ultimately important to see what these two issues represent: closure. Sometimes, that's all you can ask for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 7, 2012

    "But what of the unresolved plot threads from Immonen's run?" you may ask. Gage strangely chooses to address some lingering plot points but ignores others. Maybe that was an editorial mandate, or maybe too much focus on Runaways continuity would have annoyed AA readers. So while it's satisfying to have these characters back in some form, this issue only highlights the need to have an actual, ongoing Runaways series again. Heck, Marvel could do far worse than hand the reins to Gage himself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Mar 7, 2012

    In fact, the only problem with The Runaways as guest stars in "Avengers Academy" is the painful reminder of what a superior book "Runaways" was to so many superhero books. Gage and Moline do some great work in "Avengers Academy" #27, but the inconsistency really undermines that work and makes this issue adequate at best when taken as a whole. Read Full Review

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