Avengers Academy #5

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Jorge Molina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 6, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The Avengers Academy: exposed to the public? The existence of the school has been kept secret...and the fame-hungry Striker isn't happy about that at all! But it may be a moot point as the obsessed super-criminal Whirlwind blames Hank Pym for the death of the woman he loved, Janet Van Dyne, and comes seeking revenge on Hank�s inexperienced students, who are out on a field trip! And hey, who's that locking lips with Justice? All the drama, action and intrigue you can handle, from the new breakout series which WeeklyCrisis.com says has �a solid premise, interesting new characters, and a superb creative team. I look for this comic to be cr more

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Oct 6, 2010

    It's great to see Christos Gage and Jorge Molina together again. They seem to work very well with one another. One of the things I always liked about the duo is that they make every panel count. What I always have seen from Molina's art is that he has a fantastic form that gives each character he draws their own look. So many artists rely on different hairstyles for characters to make them different enough. Molina uses facial features to differentiate characters and that makes him one of my favorite current artists. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 7, 2010

    I've been a huge fan of Christos Gage for years, but with Avengers Academy, he has completely redefined himself as a writer and jumped into the upper echelon of characterwriters. His work on this issue has just been superb and this issue might be his best effort yet. The way that he has turned Striker into the most interesting and complex characters in the series is just phenomenal. Jorge Molina does an admirable job stepping in for Mike McKone here, as well. Honestly, this one had Book of the Week written all over it, but was just barely edged out for the top spot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Oct 6, 2010

    Gage has opted to use these issues partly as character pieces of the individual academy members and, by focusing on fleshing out their personalities, that approach has steadily been winning me over on characters I honestly thought looked kind of lame in the early previews. Actually, now that the full nature of this series has been revealed (they're the Avengers Academy because they're like a private reform school) things have just gotten a lot more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Oct 8, 2010

    Overall, this is yet another solid, enjoyable issue of this underrated yet highly enjoyable new addition to the Avengers franchise. If you haven't yet given this series a shot, you really should try out an issue, or try a collected edition when the first arc is collected, so that this book will be able to continue onwards, to progress and develop this varied cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 6, 2010

    Still, a sub-par issue of "Avengers Academy" is still better than a good issue of many other books. After the high standards set by the previous four issues, this one is just a slight disappointment. Hopefully Mike McKone will be back on pencils next month, presumably just in time for a spotlight on Reptil. Here's to being back to its strengths next month. Read Full Review

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