"Young Avengers"

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"Young Avengers"

Postby Theta on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:54 pm

I just got caught up with this book and I have to say, I'm impressed. It's not perfect but it feels a lot like the old-school Marvel, back when Stan the Man was writing everything. Thoughts?
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Postby Coheed_and_Cambria on Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:55 pm

I enjoy this book, and picked up the first arc...I think i have up to issue 6 or 7, i need to get back into this one....

Did they reveal the connection between Hulkling and Wiccan to the Original Avengers yet?
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Postby MasterWhedon on Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:00 pm

They're doing Hulkling now. He's the son of a Skrull woman and a father from some other alien race (can't remember now), and he's supposed to be a chosen one-type.
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Postby Shane on Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:23 pm

I can't say I would compare it to the lee kirby days, but I did check out a few issues, and was really impressed. It was alot better than I thought it would be.
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Postby Theta on Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:26 am

MasterWhedon wrote:They're doing Hulkling now. He's the son of a Skrull woman and a father from some other alien race (can't remember now), and he's supposed to be a chosen one-type.


You can't remember the Kree? You poser. Get an avatar of The Greatest American Hero or something!

All suicidal mocking of mods aside, I'm really loving the current arc. A half-Kree, half-Skrull is a great idea (not to mention TOTAL continuity porn), and goddamn it's fun to read.

I just enjoy the return of plot density: this book MOVES. It's also about teenagers with powers and problems, which is kinda rare in comics these days. I find I'm enjoying Teen Titans for much the same reasons.
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Postby Colin on Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:37 pm

I like this book quite a bit. It's got everything that made Marvel superhero/sci-fi/romance so exciting back in the 60's. I mean, come on, TIME TRAVEL! I thought only Morrison could make that shit work these days. It's a book that doesn't even bother to take the reader by the hand, it just runs and doesn't look back. If you can't keep up, stay out of the way. When all's said and done, when Heinberg and Co. walk away from it, it will definitely be a ride to be remembered.
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Postby MasterWhedon on Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:56 pm

Theta wrote:You can't remember the Kree? You poser. Get an avatar of The Greatest American Hero or something!

I've never been a fan of intergalactic shit in comics, for any of the major brands. I love Star Wars, Firefly, BSG, etc., but the Skrulls, Shi'ar and whoever else always leave me cold.
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:00 pm

MasterWhedon wrote:I've never been a fan of intergalactic shit in comics, for any of the major brands. I love Star Wars, Firefly, BSG, etc., but the Skrulls, Shi'ar and whoever else always leave me cold.


I wholeheardedly agree. But, the only time I really didn't mind too much was in the context of a Fantastic Four storyline.

You can't be against anything of the Galactus/Silver Surfer/Watcher kind.
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Postby MasterWhedon on Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:03 pm

ONeillSG1 wrote:You can't be against anything of the Galactus/Silver Surfer/Watcher kind.

I've never actually read the original stories, only seen them in peripheral stuff, and they still weren't my thing.

I liked the Dark Phoenix saga and the universe-spanning stuff, but something about the character designs of the Shi'ar and the Imperial Guard never clicked with me. I really can't place exactly what it is.

I did always like Green Lantern, though I can't remember a single Green Lantern story I LOVE.

Anyway, I'm off topic...
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Postby Leckomaniac on Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:29 pm

So the Young Avengers is good eh? I haven't read any of it yet...but maybe I will check it out. I am not too sure though I am already spread pretty thin money-wise so I don't think I can afford to add another ongoing series.
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Postby Theta on Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:10 pm

MasterWhedon wrote:
ONeillSG1 wrote:You can't be against anything of the Galactus/Silver Surfer/Watcher kind.

I've never actually read the original stories, only seen them in peripheral stuff, and they still weren't my thing.

I liked the Dark Phoenix saga and the universe-spanning stuff, but something about the character designs of the Shi'ar and the Imperial Guard never clicked with me. I really can't place exactly what it is.

I did always like Green Lantern, though I can't remember a single Green Lantern story I LOVE.

Anyway, I'm off topic...


You know, were I cruel, I'd be reposting this over at the "losing your geek cred" thread. :)

Anyway, it looks like the Young Avengers are involved in "Civil War", which makes me happy. I kinda hope they're not assigned one of the "big" stable when the second volume boots up; I'd kind of prefer somebody like Dan Slott or Gail Simone behind the wheel.
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Postby Seppuku on Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:18 pm

And here was I thinking that there was gonna be a remake of The Avengers starring Haley Joel Osment as John Steed and Emma Watson as Ms. Emma Peel.
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Postby kortanaskew on Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:18 pm

I totally dig what they did to Vision now.
Young Avengers aside, I'd like to see Scarlet Witch come back and find her husband that she killed, that's no longer really her husband. The computer part is but not the memories.

If only they hadn't made him look like KID VISION. That reeks of the time DC de-aged the Atom so he can join the knockoff NEW-NEW Teen Titans.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:01 am

I just read through issues 1-11.

This is one of the best series on the shelves right now. It is definitely up there with the likes of early Ultimate Spider-Man.
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