Avengers Academy #4

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: MikeMcKone Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 22, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"SCARED STRAIGHT"—the explosive crossover with THUNDERBOLTS—continues! There's a jailbreak at The Raft, the maximum security prison for super villains, and the students of Avengers Academy are caught in the middle! But whose side are they on? Will they help the Avengers put the criminals back behind bars...or has inmate Norman Osborn made them an offer they can't refuse? Also: the origin of Mettle! Rated A …$2.99

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Sep 23, 2010

    It's hard to recommend this book to any casual reader, but I think if people gave it a chance for either the story, or Gage's characterizations, or Mike McKone's art, they might find that this is a fun book that is certainly endearing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Sep 23, 2010

    This issue is thoroughly enjoyable and engaging, as I'm coming to expect from this title, as it hasn't yet disappointed me since its beginning. I hope that more readers will give this title a shot, as it's definitely a deserving title, and has some new characters that are being introduced into the Marvel Universe. This is Heroic Age's Avengers: Initiative, with a distinctive style and approach, both in the script and in the artwork, and worth of your time and money. Highly Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 24, 2010

    After three straight second place performances on the Rankings, Avengers Academy finally snags its first Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 27, 2010

    My advice is to get the team out in the field fighting the bad guys - after all, the X-Men didn't spend all their time in the Danger Room. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Sep 22, 2010

    To be honest, the "I Am Avengers" promos that preceded this series made it look like it was going to be really cheesy and unnecessary. So I've been pleasantly surprised that this book has had such strong characterizations and a genuinely-interesting premise that doesn't encroach on the theme of any other team title. Actually, this is a great compliment piece to the Thunderbolts half of this crossover, which was rock solid on its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Iverson Sep 22, 2010

    While it is necessary to read Part 1 of "Scared Straight" before reading this issue, the four books put out thus far for Avengers Academy have proven the quality of this title's concept. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Conclusion: Gage and McKone (who is magnificent an Sep 25, 2010

    by Christos Gage (writer), Mike McKone (penciller)The Story: The “Scared Straight” non-crossover with the Thunderbolts continues as three of the Academy recruits confront Norman Osborn and the rest of the Avengers (young and old alike) help the T-Bolts contain a prison riot on the The Raft. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Sep 27, 2010

    "Avengers Academy" is undeniably still a green book, but it quickly found its feet and is growing with each issue. It's even structured in such a way as to make it a satisfying issue-by-issue read, which is something increasingly rare at Marvel, particularly when the rest of the Avengers franchise seems geared towards collected readings. A great book with great characters, destined for greater things. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Sep 24, 2010

    This issue of Avengers Academy is recommended only for fans of the new, new Thunderbolts and, of course, those who have the wisdom and taste to worship at the altar of Tigra. Read Full Review

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