Young Avengers #3

Young Avengers #3

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 27, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

A Fight scene, probably. And another one, but this time in a club.Plentiful feels. (aka “Meaningful emotional character beats” for people who aren’t on tumblr)The fakest ID in history.

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 27, 2013

    The team of Jamie McKelvie and Mike Norton continue to double the charm of the title. They so perfectly match the pitch of the story that even tense moments are handled with fun. Through the combination of the writing and the art, I can still breeze through the book with nothing but happy and positive feelings even when some situations are downright dramatic or “scary” for the characters. It's that same feeling you get as a kid watching your favorite action cartoon. You know the heroes aren't going to die, but that doesn't change the tension of the scene and it that tension doesn't end up effecting your enjoyment. That's the sort of thing we're dealing with here and it's one of the many reasons to love this title. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 1, 2013

    With some nice humorous touches and a smart script, I'm enjoying this series so far. It was a little slow getting into gear, but (especially with the addition of Loki) this is shaping up to be a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 29, 2013

    The interactions between the Young Avengers are worth the cover price alone. In an awesome sequence, to get the Young Avengers to trust him and understand his layers of motivations and machinations, Loki tells them to think of him as Tyron fromGame of Thrones. The book has its own language, filled with pop culture references that combine with established Marvel continuity to form a unique reading experience unlike anything on the market today. McKelvie and Norton perfectly capture the humor and character subtleties of each of the book's players. Marvel is breaking new ground with this title, a title that needs to be on the top of every reading list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Mar 27, 2013

    Young Avengers #3 is another good helping of fun. More of the cast continues to creep in as the story continues on. The story is still entertaining and as always the art is still fantastic. Filled with fun characters, nice humor, and fluid action. This is another NOW title you should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey Mar 27, 2013

    Artist Jamie McKelvie and Mike Norton team up with colorist Matthew Wilson to create an overall look and feel that is uniquely Young Avengers. The book's aesthetic is vibrant, youthful, and fun without sacrificing an ounce of sophistication. If the legwork that Gillen is putting in here is anything to go by, once he and his Young Avengers hit their stride, this title might very well be one of the best team books from Marvel but there's still a ways to go before it lives up to its promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 28, 2013

    You know I enjoyed this comic.  So let's get that out of the way right off the bat...  I liked this comic!  It was really good!  I enjoyed the Miss America making the timely save.  I loved Loki trying to convince Wiccan to lend his powers over for ten minutes.  I liked learning a little bit about Miss America's background.  I liked the boys texting Kate...  Could we have gotten a little more action?  Or learned how Miss America knew where to find the group?  Or learned just what Hulkling's mother's deal was?  Sure, but this issue was still very strong.  And before I end this, I have to say, Kieron Gillen is doing a fantastic job with the dialogue here...  The characters sound more realistic than most of the comic characters I read about do.  So yeah, like I said, very good! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Andrew Taylor Apr 2, 2013

    There is, however, a great fight this issue. When confronted in a nightclub by their mind-controlled parents, the Young Avengers regress to primal urges (Hulking and Ms. America fight, Wiccan and Loki flight), looking to settle familial dispute through genre convention. McKelvie and Norton show razor precision: you know exactly where everyone is and what is happening. The intercutting of small, fast punches with wider, dramatic panels keep the scene moving at a brisk pace. It's almost as good as Jerome Opena's Avengers artwork, but without the mindless posturing of Jonathan Hickman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 28, 2013

    In short, I expect that you may already have an expectation about this book: The art doesn't look "Marvely." It's a hipster book. It's slick and glib and blah blah blah fishcakes. All of that has a grain of truth, especially the part about it not seeming like a typical Marvel book, but there's a lot to love here, in a lovely well-designed little package, and if you let those expectations deter you from buying a book this good, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. Young Avengers #3 should be a must-buy for fans of 'Journey Into Mystery,' as well as fans of clear art and clever story-telling, earning a very strong 4 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Mar 27, 2013

    While the Young Avengers features some familiar plot beats, it also contains the smartest writing and art in comic books. The title also continues to be awe-inspiring from an art perspective. This book is one the gems in the crown of Marvel Now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Apr 24, 2013

    The only real criticism of the series is its pacing. It's 3 issues in and not only have the team not officially formed. We've only seen Kate and Marvel Boy fighting off the Skrulls briefly in #1 but the references that have been made to Kate serve as a reminder not to forget that she exists and will be arriving sooner of later. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Mar 31, 2013

    Gillen's dialogue is also addictively sharp and feel-good, and like a catchy pop tune, "Young Avengers" #3 will leave fans humming to themselves and eager for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Mar 31, 2013

    Every month, I rant and rave about how good Matt Fraction's 'Hawkeye' is. Well, it looks as if I have a new book to rant and rave about because I am totally in love with Kieron Gillen's 'Young Avengers'. It's definitely one of the top five books that I read right now. And this isn't even the completed team yet! Hawkeye and Marvel Boy were awesome in the first issue, so I can only imagine how much better this book will be once they join their teammates in battle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Kelly Murray Mar 27, 2013

    In all, Young Avengers 3 is another strong chapter in the title's relaunch. Though the ending felt a little stale, I'm prepared to trust Gillen to bring us another exciting read next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 29, 2013

    The title is perhaps resting a little too much on the laurels of its debut. Though a solid effort overall, it's not quite as clever nor exciting as it thinks it is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Apr 3, 2013

    Young Avengers is an odd book that doesn't fit into the superhero mold properly, and that makes it difficult to review and always an interesting read. The only real drawback at the moment is that it feels less of a team book and more of a semi-team book, considering the team isn't all here yet, but if that's the only thing working against it, I'm hardly one to complain. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 3, 2013

    This series has been very poor, and I desperately hope that it get's better soon. I would recommend this at your own peril, as to be honest this issue, along with the series has been poor, and I wouldn't recommend it so far, but I hope the series picks up, as it has ton's of potential. Basically I'd recommend leaving this story and seeing what the feedback is on the next one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 1, 2013

    It's a structural flaw that keeps Young Avengers from really distinguishing itself from other team books. The fight scenes and exposition feel like work, and you know what they say about all work and no play " it's what keeps Young Avengers at the kids table. Read Full Review

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