Avengers: Children's Crusade: Young Avengers #1
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Avengers: Children's Crusade: Young Avengers #1

Writer: Allan Heinberg Artist: Alan Davis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 16, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
6.3Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The future of these new Avengers is deeply rooted in the untold story of the Young Avengers very first adventure, before the events of YOUNG AVENGERS #1.? The past and the future collide and the secrets of the Children?s Crusade are revealed!

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 16, 2011

    With Heinberg's flair for dialog blooming in all of these characters coupled with Davis' timeless pencils, this book is a nice detour from the adventure being depicted in "Avengers: The Children's Crusade," and I'm certain it will provide some repercussions. For now, however, it comes across as a missed opportunity. I'm walking away from this one feeling a bit let down. These adult Young Avengers are quickly introduced in this issue, but are never given a chance to prove much to us. Maybe we'll see more of them over in the main story, or maybe this was it. Whichever the case, at least we got some new Alan Davis interior artwork to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Mar 17, 2011

    Despite my qualms about the necessity for the script or yet another No. 1 issue/one-shot separate from the main limited series, there can be no doubt that the artwork is fantastic. Davis' designs for some of the adult versions of the Young Avengers are striking, tweaking classic designs in a way that brings a fresh quality to them while honoring the work of Marvel's Silver and Bronze Age legends. The revival of some forgotten character designs (such as the Byrne-era Vision and the M2 Stinger) was a treat as well. Davis' portrayal of the classic Sinister Six was a blast as well. The only respect in which he came up a little short is that the youthful characters in the flashback scene don't look nearly as youthful as they should. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Mar 22, 2011

    The entire first series was about them growing and learning to be heroes, this "lost battle" doesn't give us anything we don't already have. Even the incredible Alan Davis doesn't seem up to speed this issue. He turns out a good cover, but his interiors look somewhat weak and unformed in places, a problem that's only exacerbated by the muted color palette chosen by Javier Rodriguez. I suppose he's trying to evoke a bleak future, but this doesn't at all seem to fit with the eye-popping colors of the miniseries. People who got this book because they're enjoying The Children's Crusade, myself included, would be better served to skip it. Read Full Review

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