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Young Avengers Presents #1

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 23, 2008 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
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  • 8.2
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jan 23, 2008

    I have a feeling we won't be getting any answers to the big questions from Young Avengers Presents, like status quo and membership post-Civil War, but when the proper series does eventually start up again, fans will probably have a heightened appreciation for its stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona, Jr. Jan 31, 2008

    Medinas artwork isnt too flashy, but it gets the job done and it conveys the necessary line work to tell the tale in a superhero comic that is more characterization than all out action and lethal combat. For an introductory tale of a new series, this book is great start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jan 23, 2008

    I'd seriously recommend flipping through it and seeing what you think first. I don't think it's so bad that you should never read this, but I don't wholeheartedly recommend this either. Of course, your mileage may vary. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Jan 22, 2008

    Overall, then, if you're a fan of Captain America, and particularly of Brubaker's return of Bucky Barnes, this issue might have more of interest for you than other readers. If you're a fan of the Young Avengers, I don't think this really does anything new or interesting with Patriot. The issue seems to just be establishing a holding pattern for the characters until they can actually be brought back by Heinberg later in the year. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Jan 22, 2008

    There were some really great ideas expressed in this issue, as to be expected by Bru. Unfortunately, he wasnt given a whole lot to work with. The result is an average book that could have been much better. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Jan 22, 2008

    SPOILER WARNING: The following reviews discuss plot developments of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Jan 22, 2008

    I can't quite work out what story this comic is trying to tell. There's very little exploration of the Young Avengers as a team, so I can't imagine that Marvel is trying to substitute this book for Allan Heinberg's series whilst they wait for him to return for a second season. We barely learn anything about Patriot that we aren't told in the opening few pages, so it doesn't feel like a character study, and the lack of many of the other Young Avengers means that it doesn't function as an exploration of Eli's role in the team. If anything, it seems to be a story about Bucky and Patriot trying to live up to the ideals of Captain America (but inevitably falling short), and as such it feels more like another of Brubaker's Captain America one-shot issues than it does the first issue of a new Young Avengers miniseries. With such strong foundations to work from, it's disappointing that the first new Young Avengers comic in a long time feels more like a lost issue of Fallen Son. Disappoi Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Jan 29, 2008

    Young Avengers was the best thing to come out of the ill-advised "Avengers Disassembled" event, actually building something constructive out of all the juvenile "destrukshun is kewl" nonsense, but since the first series ended, the property has been continually mishandled, as if Marvel know they have a hit, but don't know what to do with it. Young Avengers Presents... looks to be following in the same sort of rut, and I'm really not sure this format best serves the concept. It remains to be seen what other writers can make of the stunted set-up, but if one of Marvel's shining lights can't dredge up anything impressive, I don't hold out much hope. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Feb 18, 2008

    Paco Medina displayed his ability to pencil a teenage character, making the characters not look like children or adults, but somewhere in between. His previous experience on both the New Warriors title and the New X-Men title have given him plenty of practice in pencilling these characters looking the age they are. Also, my biggest problem with Paco Medinas pencilling was not present. Generally, Medina has problems considering an accurate portrayal of the female form, but he is given little opportunity this issue to do so, considering an almost completely male cast. Medinas drawings of Kate Bishop were, for the most part, not subject to this usual problem. Some of the action sequences are awkward and lacking a movement to them causing characters to appear frozen in action rather than fluid, which makes them look like statues. Medinas art was fairly well-suited for the title considering the characters involved and his own experience. Read Full Review

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