Young Avengers #11

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

• They say you can never go home. For the Young Avengers, it's not true. They can go home. It's just that if they do, the universe may end. Better not go home then, eh?
•  Is Kate Bishop an enemy in waiting? Is this the last we see of the loveable/strangle-able Kid Loki?
•  Are rhetorical questions a cheap device when writing solicits? All answers revealed, except the last one, which you'll
have to work out by yourselves.

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Oct 27, 2013

    Really fantastic issue. Gillen nails it on taking what would be a classic issue/episode before the end of season and turns it on it's head. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jay Mattson Oct 29, 2013

    Fantastic "calm before the storm" feeling.Always amazing artwork from Jamie McKelvie.A comic book that doesn't condescend to the reader.Some background knowledge is needed to really understand the ins and outs of Gillen's Loki saga. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Oct 24, 2013

    As we barrel towards Issue #15, its only going to get bigger and louder. Its probably a good time to hydrate, maybe eat some Nutella straight out of the jar. Something about fighting monsters unleashed from the pre-verbal fears of humanity makes me crave Nutella out of the jar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Oct 29, 2013

    Young Avengers is a difficult beast to talk about at length without repeating myself, and so this conclusion will just end with something I've said many, many times before, in many ways and forms " 'THIS BOOK IS BRILLIANT READ IT' Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Oct 24, 2013

    Young Avengers #11 may seem like "unnecessary change for the sake of change" to most comic book readers but if you think about, change is very necessary. Sure if a story is working then there is no need to change it but look at a change as a refresher. It keeps the story from falling in a cyclical loop of average stories. So, if the status quo isn't broken, go ahead and fix it anyways. It might just surprise you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Oct 23, 2013

    Young Avengers is one of the most engaging fringe Marvel books on store shelves. The characters all have distinctive personalities and visual quirks. The writing is wildly inventive, bordering on criminally insane. Gillen and McKelvie have done a great job establishing themselves as wonderful comics creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Oct 24, 2013

    It somehow gets what it's like to be a young person right now. This book will probably be dated in ten, maybe even five, years but that will be entirely on purpose. This book won't be a relic, but a time capsule of what it was like to be young as a "post-millennial" or whatever brand our generation gets. Sidenote: Are we millennials? I'm not entirely sure. Anyway, "Young Avengers" #11 is the final chapter in what can be described as the rising action for the series. As the final credit pages showed, the final curtain is ready to rise as the presumably painful third act begins. Still, even though this story may have some ending in sight, it will still be the one comic I show friends my age that make them go "Yup. That's us." Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey Oct 23, 2013

    Penciller Jamie McKelvie (along with inkers Mike Norton and Kris Anka) continues to deliver the goods on art, enriching the cast with the level of nuanced expression we've come to expect from Young Avengers. Colorist Matthew Wilson has a few bright moments, particularly during Loki's more epic moments. Overall, the book's consistent quality when it comes to the art is one of the more reliable elements of the series thus far, even when the story wanes from the greatness it's achieved in previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 25, 2013

    For an issue that's mostly setup, there's a lot to love about "Young Avengers" #11. Prodigy's network of contacts alone is worth the price of admission, as he works out how to assemble an army in the blink of an eye. It meshes well with the sort of themes you often see in Gillen's writing, but never feels forced or unordinary. Instead it's a smart and fun little moment that pulls together everything you know about the teenagers of the Marvel Universe. I wish all lead-ins to a big climactic storyline were as much fun as "Young Avengers" #11. I don't know who's going to follow Gillen and McKelvie with these characters, but they're going to have huge shoes to fill. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 28, 2013

    So fixated on one character that calling the title Young Avengers may be a misnomer, but engaging and visually stunning nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 24, 2013

    Overall this issue makes you very excited for what's to come. As Young Avengers you figure that there would be more interaction with other young heroes all over. That much you see as Prodigy called up pretty much every known and active young hero available for the final conflict. Which would also lead to the eventual “Afterparty” issue #15. So many answers revealed throughout, though the only fear that remains is hoping that too many heroes involved doesn't hurt the impact of the end. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 24, 2013

    On the one hand, Loki fans shouldn't miss out on this comic, as it looks like it will mark a brand new status quo for the fan-favorite character - that said, the slow pacing and the abrupt changes don't make this a home run. Read Full Review

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