Young Allies #1
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Young Allies #1

Writer: Sean McKeever Artist: David Baldeon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 9, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

THE HEROIC AGE IS HERE! The patriotic girl without a world in need of a home. The insecure newbie striving to be a better super hero. The illegal immigrant with a tortured past and a dream. The disillusioned Midwesterner desperate for direction. The veteran team player given a second lease on life. Five heroes against tyranny in all its forms. Five students pushing to make the grade. Five friends together on the road to adulthood. They are NOMAD, ARAÑA, TORO, GRAVITY and FIRESTAR--the YOUNG ALLIES! But even their combined might may not be enough to take on a new team of teen terrors!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jun 11, 2010

    I expected very little from Young Allies. Although Tigra is present and accounted for in Avengers Academy and absent in McKeever's work, Young Allies is still the better of the two. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 11, 2010

    I picked this up as a big fan of Sean McKeever's ability to write teenage heroes (potentially as a replacement for Teen Titans on my pull list now that his Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - B. Schatz Jun 10, 2010

    Regardless, this book is highly recommended especially if youre looking for something that will be able to move a little looser than the Avengers books, in terms of what can be done with the characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jun 9, 2010

    This is the well-worn "gathering of young heroes" story, but you can always make a familiar story fun with a good spin - - and McKeever and Baldeon definitely put some spin on it. I'm Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jun 13, 2010

    The only glaring error in the issue concerns its timing; It's apparently set after the next "Amazing Spider-Man" arc, part of which is spoiled by Arana's "current" status quo. The story tries to bring us up to date on her situation, but that didn't stop me feeling a bit wrong-footed by the situation early on. That aside, it's a straightforward opening issue with a lot to like, though I worry whether the lack of a well-defined setup or conceptual twist (both of which "Avengers Academy" #1 delivered) won't harm the book's chances in the long term. It's good, that much is certain," but only time will tell whether it's good enough. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 9, 2010

    Young Allies isn't a disappointment, but it doesn't do nearly enough to distinguish itself right out of the gate. Again, until McKeever finds his footing with the series, it will be fans of specific characters that find the most enjoyment within these pages. Read Full Review

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