Avengers Academy #32

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Timothy Green II Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 20, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating


There’s a Sentinel enrolled at the Academy. The X-Men want all Sentinels melted into slag. Uh-oh...

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jun 20, 2012

    Oh, and guess what… This issue is no different. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd Jun 24, 2012

    If you would've told me, I'd enjoy an issue about X-23 and a boy who loves a Sentinel, I'd probably have called you a liar, but damn I liked this issue. Christos Gage has been writing some excellent stories and this is no exception. Seeing X-23 change her mind when she saw how much Juston loved his Sentinel was great, as well as how he defended his friend, even when given another choice by Emma. Add that in with Striker's line about Jocasta and the fact Hazmat may try to get the Phoenix Five to cure her and this was a fun issue. I'm really looking forward to the conclusion of this two-issue story arc, as well as what's next for the Avengers Academy crew. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jun 20, 2012

    WIth Avengers vs. X-Men taking an interesting turn, Avengers Academy #32 takes a step back from lightly satirizing the entire concept and brings us a small-scale personal conflict that certainly serves to illustrate the much larger issue about the Phoenix Five being the absolute arbiters of right and wrong for the entire world. Gage has proven wonderful at this sort of thing, and as always, we look forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 25, 2012

    While some writers swing for the fences and try to make daring new arrangements with decades-long continuity, Christos Gage focuses on the fundamentals. Things like theme, character, organic conflict. There is a craft and a structure for a good story, and Gage is disciplined enough not to cut any corners with Avengers Academy. It's solid storytelling that is all the more surprising given its youthful protagonists. Maybe the adults could learn a little something here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 20, 2012

    While I was happy to see Timothy Green come on board for this arc, the actual art quality is fairly disappointing. Green generally offers a surreal, almost European approach in his Marvel work, but this issue sees him struggle with a more traditional superhero style. Characters often seem overly stiff and posed, while the facial work consists mainly of grimaces and gritted teeth. It's too bad more of the energetic, manic style seen in Green's recent Rocket Raccoon/Groot stories couldn't have appeared in this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 20, 2012

    "Avengers Academy" #32 is a comic that is good, but it's frustrating to see these additional elements pushed into a story that would be better without it. If you are an "Avengers vs. X-Men" reader who is thinking about picking up "Avengers Academy" #32, definitely do so. It'll give you an idea of what the book's about and the kind of stories it tells. Just make sure to stick around once the crossover has concluded. I'll bet that what we get next will turn out to be even better. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Ryan Dec 27, 2018

    Issues like these is why we read Avengers Academy. Lots of characterization early on with some action near the end fueled by that character development

  • 7.0
    5-Star Reviews Dec 22, 2019


Reviews for the Week of...