Young Avengers #5

Young Avengers #5

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 3
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The book where when a character says “I did it half an hour ago” normally means doing “it” half an hour ago reaches its first epic conclusion.Why Did Loki Do It? No one kno... okay, we’ll tell you...Well, part of it.Miss America probably punches someone. She usually does.

  • 10
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 27, 2013

    Gillen, McKelvie, Norton, Wilson, Cowles and friends close out the Young Avengers' first arc with this issue, showing everyone just how comics are done. I know I'm predisposed to like this series because of the characters and creative team, but it really is one of the best books at the moment, constantly pushing the envelope and the nature of comics as a whole, whilst telling a heartfelt story that has so many hidden undertones that there's almost no end to the amount of times you could read each issue and get something new. Volume 1 of this series is called Style > Substance, but this series has both in spades. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak May 27, 2013

    Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have built a great foundation to Young Avengers. I really enjoyed reading the first five issues of this series so far. After seeing previews for the next issue, it looks like there will be two more heroes joining the Young Avengers. After this first arc, I look forward to more adventures for this ongoing series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 24, 2013

    Being a short story arc, it was a great way to bring the team together. The most important thing was trying to bring the team together and they are given a reason to remain together which is great storytelling. They can't interact with any parents or anywhere in which their parents live, they have to isolate themselves just to protect everyone else. With the exception of Chavez America who sees through Loki and he knows she does too. So now we have the Young Avengers as their story has only begun! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson May 23, 2013

    These kids don't want to be a team. This simple fact is what makes this vision of the Young Avengers so appealing -- by the end of Young Avengers #5, the only reason they all decide to stay together is to physically prevent an otherworldly invasion. It's not because they all necessarily like each other. In fact, everyone hates Loki mostly, and Miss America doesn't trust anyone else. Just like normal teenagers, their relationships are complicated. And just like eighteen-year-olds in real life, they have to recognize when to grow and step up to the challenge. This is as good at time as any. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey May 22, 2013

    Young Avengers #5 ends with a team bonded through circumstance, but no less formidable because of it. Now that Gillen has solidified his core cast of characters, it'll be interesting to see what he's got in store for them next. Ten bucks it includes some "hot make out" time. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston May 24, 2013

    Bonus: If you have the option to pick this series up in trade or in single issues, the singles are worth it alone for the letter column, “Sassemble” where Gillen constantly threats fans with atrocities like writing an issue completely in Comic Sans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Jack Reid May 24, 2013

    This issue is a 9/10 for an awesome story, great art, and a perfect end to the first arc for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Alison Berry May 23, 2013

    Overall, a great start to the YA relaunch and a spectacular single issue for both action and character moments. Extra fun if you speak Internets, bonus for understanding the Tumblr sub-dialect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 6, 2013

    This series is still far from being at the level I hoped it'd be, but it deviantly's showing improvement, and this was a very exciting, and entertaining issue. It was also very emotional at times, and had brilliant action, and although there were a couple of disappointing factors involved in this issue, in general it was very good, and I hope this is a sign of things to come. I would highly recommend this issue as although not perfect it was still very good, but if you've not been following the series it may be better to wait until the next issue, as this was the end of a story, and may be confusing without the other issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 24, 2013

    Aside from a bit of copycat material, this issue provides a solid finish to a most promising series. Already it's learning to provide as much substance as it does style. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio May 26, 2013

    Finally, although I do enjoy reading the team's adventures thoroughly, I felt as though the inciting incident that keeps them together as a team was a bit forced and sprung last minute. It didn't feel as organic as it could have, so I tripped up a little bit while I was reading. However, now that they're together and on this road trip of sorts, I'm looking forward to seeing what sorts of adventures they get into. Bringing a team together is one of the hardest things to do in a team book, and 'Young Avengers' did it almost better than most, so now that the difficult part is out of the way, I'm sure Gillen has some craziness up his sleeve for the next arc and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng May 27, 2013

    Overall, these are small quibbles. "Young Avengers" #5 solidifies the success of Gillen and McKelvie's opening story arc. Gillen and McKelvie's teamwork and abilities have combined to very quickly create a distinctive look, cast of characters and narrative approach. I look forward to seeing what they do next as they take more risks and further carry out their vision. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 23, 2013

    This was a pretty solid issue.  I wasn't in love with it, as I was the previous issues, but I still enjoyed it.  The team is officially together, we still don't know for sure where Loki stands, and Wiccan seems ready to return to being a hero.  In other words, the future looks bright!  Speaking of looking bright, the next issue brings us Speed and Prodigy, which is like a double treat for me!!  I loved Speed through the original YA run, and was a huge fan of Prodigy before Decimation ruined New X-Men: Academy X(stupid Marvel...).  It should go without saying that I am hugely looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Jun 26, 2013

    With the first arc over hopefully that'll be the end of the pacing issues that have been plaguing the series so far.However even with those problems it still manages to still be an incredibly fun book with the promise of getting even better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel May 23, 2013

    Young Avengers #5 is a mixed bag, but a promising one. Read Full Review

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