Young Avengers Presents #4

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Mark Brooks Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 23, 2008 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 5
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5.8User Rating

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 23, 2008

    Mark Brooks is not an artist I've paid much notice to. This issue changes that somewhat. While I'm not enamored with every element of his style (particularly in regards to facial details), he's certainly the best artist to work on this mini-series so far. Even better, the colors provided by Christina Strain really allow the art to sparkle. Truly, this is a creative team that fires on all cylinders. If I could get a YA book of this quality every month, I'd be a very happy reader indeed. Teen superhero books are hardly a rare commodity, but issues like this show how high the bar can be set. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Arthur Cooke Apr 25, 2008

    In sum, the issue did a fine job of informing me, essentially a new reader, about a new version of an old favorite. This new version is less robotic and more human than the old. While I still prefer the old vision, I wouldn't rule out reading more about this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Apr 22, 2008

    In the end, though, despite this being a fairly enjoyable story with decent artwork, there's a sense that it's weakened by the limitations of the miniseries' concept. Story ideas that might have made for satisfying character-based subplots of an ongoing Young Avengers series have been divided up into separate character-oriented one-shot issues, which add some reasonably interesting extra dimensions to the characters involved, but which simply aren't very successful in terms of providing a compelling story. Yet again, the bad guys of this issue are generic goons who only exist to give the characters somebody to punch, and there isn't any strong superhero conflict or crime-fighting drama to go along with the solid character work that Cornell provides here. The impression is that Young Avengers Presents is simply treading water whilst readers wait for the main series to return, and that's a shame, because I think that Marvel are going to risk a loss of interest in the characters if the Read Full Review

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

    I liked Cassie's attempt at defending the pro-Reg heroes' stance to Vision, but, considering she's in the Initiative and what's gone on in that title, I find it hard to believe she can still side with them after all the MVP madness and other shady things going on at Camp Hammond. It was just nice to see the whole team divided on registration addressed here. All-in-all, it was a decent one-shot that most YA fans will enjoy. Read Full Review

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