Monday, July 29, 2013

Young Avengers #9

If you're looking for a team comic that's definitely not playing by the standard rules, then Young Avengers is a good choice.

It's fast-paced, clever and funny and you really don't know what's going to happen next - and that makes it a lot of fun!

The story finds the team crossing realities (most of them are dystopian, natch) in search of a former ally who has apprarently turned against the team.

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.

I doubt this is a book for everyone - new readers might find keeping up with all the characters and references a bit difficult, though not impossible.

My only beef is with the final "shock" page - it seems to arrive from left field, and feels like a cheap attempt to ignite controversy.

That quibble aside, this continues to be a fun series, one well worth following.

Grade: A-


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