Avengers Academy #8

Writer: Christos Gage Artist: Mike McKone Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Avengers Academy vs. The Hood! The video of Tigra being beaten by The Hood ends up on the internet -- but what's more dangerous: how Tigra reacts, or the mission of revenge the students embark upon? And when they seek out Parker Robbins, are they getting in way over their heads...or going so far down the path of evil they can never turn back? And how does it all lead to The Hood’s new quest in AVENGERS? Don't miss this powerful chapter in the hit new series that has Aint It Cool News raving: “With this simple yet elegant twist…it’s nice to see that teenage angst isn’t just for mutants anymore.”

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 21, 2011

    Artist Mike McKone has grown into an arch Tigra illustrator; he even slips Tigra's tail through the hole in her bottoms. Inker Rebbeca Bachman and colorist Jeromy Cox enhance the sinew and the fur of everybody's favorite werecat. Needless to say, because Tigra prowls in the spotlight, she rates 48 panels, Avengers Academy is a necessary purchase. Remember, Tigra is love. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Jan 19, 2011

    In all, any fan of comics who like good, honest character development should be checking this book out. It's layered and interesting and full of characters that are easy to like, dislike, and identify with. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 19, 2011

    Sure, this issue does have a service announcement educational-type quality to it, but it does so in a manner that improves the story. What happens to the Academy from here is unknown, but with the work that Gage and McKone put into this issue, I'm looking forward to finding out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jan 19, 2011

    Fans often debate the qualities that separate Marvel superhero comics from DC. At the end of the day, Marvel's books are a little more mindful of real world concerns and problems. This issue offers the kind of dramatic, hard-hitting conflict you'll probably never see in an issue of Teen Titans. It's why Avengers Academy has so deftly been able to carve its niche in the market. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 21, 2011

    Every series is going to stumble now and then, and I'll be back for the next issue - but this one just didn't work. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Ryan Dec 16, 2018

    Avengers Academy never fails to disappoint. Issue 9 resolved a plot from Avengers: The Iniative while also being a lead-up to Avengers 7-12. Also the art was impressive, as Mike McKone even drew Tigra’s underwear having a hole for her tail (I always wondered how that worked). You can really connect with Tigers in this issue as well as the students who are expelled for their actions

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