Avengers Academy #3

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Mike McKone Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 18, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

SCARED STRAIGHT PART 1 The Academy kids are sent to The Raft to be scared straight by the all-new Thunderbolts. But things go from scary to downright insane when the Academy students are locked inside with Norman Osborn!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Aug 20, 2010

    Valkyrie is a better Wonder Woman than Wonder Woman is or was for about twenty years. Iron Fist is presented as a far better Batman. That's kind of the feel of Avengers Academy. Despite this underlying idea that the students are most likely to become super-villains, which is only given lip service this issue, there's a real vibe of heroism in the book, and it especially lives up to the lofty promise of the Heroic Age. This is how the Justice League should read, but it suits me just fine that an Avengers book has stolen DC's thunder. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Aug 19, 2010

    This issue was yet another home-run for the team of Gage/McKone, as Avengers Academy delivers with a third-straight fantastic issue. Just like its predecessor Avengers Initiative, this book is proving to be one to take note of, with strong character-work, great plotting, and fantastic visuals. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 18, 2010

    As for the art, Mike McKone delivers another 22 pages of gorgeous art. This issue allows him to stretch a bit and render plenty of outside villains and a few new Avengers to boot. I have serious doubts about the ability of this crossover to sustain itself for very long. For now, though, part 1 has the distinction of being Gage's best issue of Avengers Academy so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 20, 2010

    I've never been a serious "Avengers" fan; I'll read the occasional title here and there, but I don't get super-excited because a new issue of one of them came out. (Well, except for "Young Avengers." That's an entirely different beast.) In the case of "Avengers Academy," though, I've found my book to hook me. This is great stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Colin Andersen Aug 21, 2010

    Im getting more and more impressed with Avengers Academy as it goes on. I dont think its quite as good as Secret or New Avengers, but it is certainly working its way up. There is definitely a lot of teen angst going around, but that is to be expected and it is handled quite well. Im curious to see where this crossover goes from here because it obviously wont end like the end of the issue would have you believe and I trust Gage to make it fun. If you want a little more teenage drama and maybe some murderous tendencies in your Avengers, then look no further. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 23, 2010

    It's actually a pretty good comic, but it's not so compelling that I can't be driven away by sales stunts like this. And that may have just happened. Read Full Review

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