Young Avengers #8

Young Avengers #8

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

The Young Avengers desperately race across the multiverse. Nothing can stop their pursuit of their missing friend. Except the urge to stop and take photos, obv.Lots of cleverly hidden exposition.Kieron decides it's time to make all the JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY readers scream.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 29, 2013

    Pound for pound, "Young Avengers" remains, one of the strongest books of the Marvel NOW! launch. It sits on the short list with titles like "Hawkeye" and "X-Men" because the book feels like exactly what it is: the best creators in the superhero business doing something they love without a lot of red tape and crossover nonsense getting in their way. "Young Avengers" is the future of superhero comics, and it's good to see a future so bright. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 29, 2013

    Writer Keiron Gillen keeps the patter crisp and clever and the story doesn't slow down (or run out of surprises) from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Connor Relyea Jul 25, 2013

    The panels are actually what really made this issue what it is. When the team gets to the dimension that the inter-dimensional parasite, Mother, comes from, McKelvie turns the panels against the characters, and forces them to fight their way through the rest of the comic. It was as if the comic book had come to life and had turned against the team members. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - SuperCap Jul 25, 2013

    Young Avengers #8 continues the crazy adventures of Loki and company as Kieron Gillen creates more witty wordplay and crazy situations. Jamie McKelvie and Mike Norton pencil a beautiful issue that has it all, be it funny character expressions, cool dimensional bad guys, or even new types of delicious food. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jul 25, 2013

    Young Avengers still remains that go to book if you are looking for something fun. Not just because of Loki's humor which is very humorous, but because Gillen manages to surprise you consistently. This issue should have surprised many and we can only follow what happens here and hope it's something we can understand. Well we should also want to see if Teddy can understand because he is probably more shocked than we could be knowing he's still in a relationship. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jul 26, 2013

    Seriously, if you can pull off a line like "the laws of physics can kiss my ass" and make us believe it, we don't need much more out of our comic book heroines. Young Avengers isn't mind-blowing or anything, but it's always right on that cusp of being a total blast. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jul 24, 2013

    While it isn't the most exciting installment in the Young Avengers series thus far, issue #8 does provide a few nifty character moments with a surprise twist at the end that's bound to shake things up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Jul 28, 2013

    Overall, the creative team continues to kill it with another awesome issue of 'Young Avengers'. Things are starting to heat up, and not just because of the impending battles approaching. I can't wait to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jul 26, 2013

    Probably the only thing that really brings this issue down from being one of the best of the series is simply the length of the story arc. Personally, I've never been a fan of longer story arcs and as much as this issue was enjoyable, it's the eighth issue of the series and we're still trudging along with a conclusion only just in sight. It's not enough to make the issue less enjoyable, more a comment on the series a whole so far. Gillen has been excellent at keeping any of the issue from feeling like filler, but this long a story arc right off the bat eventually leads to some dead weight. This issue isn't it, I just hope it keeps this strong as it finally reaches it's conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jul 26, 2013

    A great combination of storytelling with killer art. I just hope the story starts winding up with Mother. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 28, 2013

    Is it any surprise at this point that Young Avengers is consistently breaking boundaries and being an overall extremely impressive comic book? If it is, I think you need to stop expecting anything different. Gillen, McKelvie, Norton, Wilson, and Cowles are all at the very top of their game, working on a book that plays to all of their strengths, and if they're having half as much fun creating this book as I am reading it, I hope they carry on forever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jul 29, 2013

    Skips over a bit too much material in its attempt to keep the plot on track, and delivers a poorly founded twist. Otherwise, the script and art are as hip, cool, and entertaining as they've always been. Read Full Review

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