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Young Avengers: Omnibus (Young Avengers #8-10)

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  475 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
It's not important what our parents did. It matters what we do. Someone has to save the world. You're someone. Do the math. The critically acclaimed team of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie reinvent the teen super-hero comic for the 21st century - uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate "Hawkeye" Bishop with Kid Loki, Marvel Boy and Miss America. No pressure, right? When Wiccan ...more
Hardcover, Omnibus, 360 pages
Published December 16th 2014 by Marvel
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Dec 19, 2014 Jackie rated it it was amazing
If you don't love this, you hate happiness and puppies.
Oct 03, 2016 Chris rated it really liked it
This is the first deluxe edition/omnibus i've purchased and I have to say i'm really impressed with the quality of the book itself. Underneath the dust jacket is a sturdy hardcover that collects all fifteen issues of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's Young Avengers run, plus a few extras. The over-sized pages are perfect for presenting McKelvie, Mike Norton and colourist Matt Wilson's excellent artwork.

The paper itself is smooth and aside from a handful of minuscule marks, I can't fault the qua
Nov 16, 2015 J'aime rated it really liked it
This book collects issues 1-15 and the Marvel Point 1 origin of the 2013 Young Avengers series.

I absolutely loved Kieron Gillen's recent runs of Journey into Mystery & Thor, which included Loki being reincarnated as a young pre-teen. It completely shook up the dynamic between the brothers and reinvented Loki in a new and fun way. So, when I saw that the character would become part of the new run of Young Avengers, I didn't hesitate to preorder the trades as they became available.

Happily, Lo
5/5 stars

ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE (but not really accidentally)

Will there ever be a Young Avengers story I don’t enjoy? We’ll never know.

Well, as soon as I get my hands on the other stories we’ll know, but at this point in time, I’ve read 4 (technically 6) graphic novels centered around them, and I’ve loved every. Single. One.

The overall layout of these issues are impressive- some comics have introductions to the individual volume included, others just pages introducing individual comics within the
Jun 07, 2015 Aishuu rated it really liked it
This was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the characters, and the art was really interesting with lots of use of white space in interesting ways (the technique really worked well in mother's realm). There was also a couple of really interesting "breaking through the boxes" moments and some breaking of the fourth wall.

What I enjoyed was the character interactions; the overall plot arc felt a little weak in comparison. The whole kids against the parents thing has been done and done and done, and I think a
Aug 29, 2016 Aaron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is fantastic. One of my favorite Marvel comics I've read in years, and a wonderful example of a writer/artist team working perfectly together. Gillen's script and McKelvie's art compliment each other so well that it's made me decide to read everything else they've done together.

Their Young Avengers run feels simultaneously modern and timeless, with a deeply emotional and yet wildly superheroic story that hits every note of what I love about comics. It reminds me of Scott Pilgrim mixed with
Jul 04, 2015 Loki rated it it was amazing
Kieron Gillen's followup to, well, pretty much his entire career to that point, but especially Journey Into Mystery and Phonogram. Touching and cool, fun and all full of the feels, plus Loki's latest and greatest trick, played on the most deserving possible target.

It is a shame that for some reason, Marvel didn't trouble themselves to reprint the hilarious faux-Tumblr update pages from the original issues, but that's really the only thing wrong with this book.

Go. Read. Be awesome.
Jul 16, 2016 Arin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loves
This was SO G O O D. I was a little sceptical about reading about the young avengers at first but I am so glad that I did! Firstly the story was just fun and filled with action, the dialogues were full of pop-culture references and I LOVE the diverse set of characters (miss America everyone!). The artwork was one of my favourites so far, and yeah I'm a comic book beginner, but I still loved the style and the unique designs of the panels. So yeah, I expect to read the older issues of Young ...more
Maria Kramer
A young magician wants to bring his boyfriend's mother back from the dead and creates a monster instead. Bonus: this story has kid Loki, who is always a joy to behold. A fun script, nice art, good action sequences. Very enjoyable.
Valerie Anne
Aug 22, 2016 Valerie Anne rated it it was amazing
I love the Young Avengers! I do feel like I was missing a lot, especially re: Loki, but everything else was so fun. Also, AmeriKate, I see you.
Jul 25, 2016 Joslin rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
It was confusing at times, but overall very entertaining. The artwork is beautiful!!! (Jamie McKelvie never disappoints.)
Sep 30, 2016 Matías rated it liked it
Character development is great. Art is fantastic. But there are so many random things that require a lot of going back, only to find out there's no explanation whatsoever. And I know there's Wikipedia, but some background on some characters would have been greatly appreciated.

On the other hand, it serves as a coda to Gillen's amazing Journey into Mystery and that makes it worth reading at least once.
Waffle  Writer
Sep 19, 2015 Waffle Writer rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Marvel
Recommended to Waffle by: Several People
I started and finished this comic book series before noon. I ate up all 15 issues of it in just one sitting. That's how good this was. It managed to hook (the rather impatient) me.

Young Avengers is my first adventure into the comic book world, really. I've read some manga, some graphic novels, but I've never really read any comic books. This was an excellent first choice! It was really easy to follow, very clean and forward. I never had trouble telling who was who or what was happening. Often
Aug 09, 2015 Eli rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This is my third attempt to get into comics and graphic novels. The first was in college, the second just after. The reason it's stuck this time is that there are so many options besides superheroes.

I devoured the beginning of this book. The characters were multi-faceted, the relationships complex, the art gorgeous and the use of the physical space of the page mesmerizing. I was so excited to see each new page. I would've given a 5-star review if I'd stopped reading at about the 2/3 ma
Hannah Givens
Mar 22, 2015 Hannah Givens rated it it was amazing
This may be one of my favorite books of the year. I LOVE it. It's got high-quality superhero hijinks and pitch-perfect characters. The Loki in it is earlier and less fully-developed than the one in Loki Agent of Asgard, but there's still that essential wittiness of Loki, and a lot of the meta-story elements that are eventually perfected in Agent of Asgard. There's Kate-Hawkeye, who I'd been loving in the Hawkeye series as well. There's Noh-varr, who I met in AvX. There's Hulkling and Wiccan, who ...more
Sep 19, 2016 David rated it it was amazing
A new addition to my all-time-favorites shelf. Young Avengers is three for three. Heinberg's first YOUNG AVENGERS (2008) series was an instant classic, as was his follow up AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE (2012). I was suspicious about this current series by Gillen. A new author and a new artist. It just couldn't possibly be any good! Or as good as the first two series which were the first two Marvel books with gay characters that were genuine, honest, organic and heartfelt, unlike some stunt ...more
Jan 01, 2015 Tiamatty rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, favorites
Gillen and McKelvie always put out great work, and their Young Avengers run was one of the best books of 2013. Full of funny, clever dialogue, gorgeous art and deep characterization, it's a wonderful read. This is not a typical superhero book - the focus generally isn't on the punching, but rather on what happens between the punching. The heart of the story is the romance between Wiccan and Hulkling, and they're a charming couple, deeply in love but not without their problems. The run is also ...more
Sep 18, 2015 EL rated it it was amazing
Ok did I just read the best thing ever?
I think so!
The story was amazing sure it could've been a little different in places but I loved it. So one thing was speed wasn't in it for that much which is a little disappointing as he is a favourite of mine but people who haven't read any other young avengers works wouldn't really miss him in guessing. The characters had they're flaws which made me love them even more. I loved how they were all portrayed and although I preferred Wiccans original look an
Feb 20, 2015 Jasper rated it liked it
so...i liked it but it didn't impress me as much as other people, i guess?
the story, the events that occurred and the where the characters ended up isn't a new thing, especially for Marvel. i lost count on how many times they've rang the deus ex machina bell.
NOW. the writing style was interesting, couple that with the art and it's a decent story. i really wanted to like it more than that but i couldn't help but feel let down in the end...
characters are good. relationships are good. loki stories
Gavin Stoddart
Jan 06, 2015 Gavin Stoddart rated it it was amazing
Yep, it's under Marvel's Avengers banner, but it feels like it's a million miles from Captain America, Thor, et al.

Lots to love about this book. The motley crew of characters are fully formed and just so... likeable. McKelvie's art as always is simply beautiful. (Everyone's seen *that* double page spread from the 4th chapter, right?).

As a gay reader, I was thrilled to see the way gay relationships were represented. Sure, there are other gay superheroes out there, or comics with a queer sensibili
Jun 03, 2015 Katie rated it did not like it
Utterly disappointing.

The title of the first trade was correct "Style > Substance". Terrible writing, stiff art, the book is only saved by the stylish colouring, but that can not be enough to save it. Unworthy to follow the volume that came before it -- and the book is utterly uninterested in the fans of that book. Alienates the readers of the previous books in order to appeal to outsider 'hipsters'. References are not comedy, especially not references to Tumblr.

Seeing fantastic characters
Lauren (likes literature)
Okay, I know I don't normally review comics on goodreads. It's a book website, and comics have a whole different set of criteria for me and I usually have a lot of mixed emotions.

That being said, I am a giant comic nerd.

And the Young Avengers is my favorite.

This series is like a punch in the gut, a kick in the teeth but in a good way.

I read and re-read and re-re-re-re..... you get the picture.... but it never gets old. I could form coherent sentences but what fun would that be? Just. Just go
Sep 14, 2015 Kelsey rated it really liked it
The tagline "Style > Substance," while tongue-in-cheek, unfortunately became a self-fulfilling prophecy. The second two arcs were nowhere near the quality of the first, and always left me puzzling over when a certain piece of information was divulged. Not that I want everything spelled out for me, but I would rather not have characters leaping to unseen conclusions.

That said, I love how unabashedly queer this book is, and how dynamic the art is. It'll punch you in the face without breaking a
Christina Whorl
May 03, 2015 Christina Whorl rated it it was amazing
Great book all around. Wonderful characters, fantastic writing and beautiful art. Gillen is able to do that most difficult thing, write realistic teenagers that anyone can relate to and understand the motivations of. These characters are lovable and frustrating, sincere and self absorbed: in short, human. The art in this book is fun and colorful but where it really shines is when it is allowed to go outside the norm and show the audience something new, which it does in spades. Along with ...more
Sep 20, 2015 Justine rated it really liked it
Originally I had bought the first trade paperback of Young Avengers and I really liked it so I decided to invest in the omnibus lol. So if you want my original review check it out on the trade paperback. I still like this story and plot line I find it really interesting. My only complaint was I didn't really enjoy the artwork in the start of the second volume. So I guess that would be issue #6. I just found it kind of dreary. I love that there is such a huge LGBTQ influence in this series. I'm ...more
Mar 21, 2015 Kristen rated it it was amazing
I can't express enough enthusiasm for this run. It's fun and cool and I love what it brings to the table as a cultural object. In Young Avengers, Gillen and McKelvie break boundaries that have needed to be broken for quite some time. This feels fresh and young - but not too young. It's a celebration of youth and the struggles that come with it, and it's a warm arm around the LGBTQ community for the sheer amount of inclusion inside. I just finished it and I miss it already.

Read this book!!!
Mar 29, 2016 Linus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: this-is-cool, bi, queer
Mich in die Geschichte reinzufinden war zwischendurch schwierig und die Hauptbösewichtin fand ich einfach aaaanstrengend, aber… omg! Es hat ziemlich witzige Dialoge, ist schön gezeichnet (Galaxydude, du Hübschchen), hat fast nur canon-queere Hauptcharaktere (von denen einer explizit sagt, dass er bi ist)… Awwww! :3
***Dave Hill
Aug 05, 2015 ***Dave Hill rated it it was amazing
Shelves: illustrated
Even an old fogey like me can appreciate Gillen's youthful approach and McKelvie's lovely art. The different characters in this YA run shine with quirky personality, with both soap opera and heroics abounding.

Oh, and Young Loki is included, so it's always a good time.

This one will see plenty of re-reading. Now, if only Marvel would do something decent with these characters.
May 18, 2016 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Something fresh and current for Marvel. The characters, while young, were also new and interesting and pave new paths for heroic characters of the page. It was nice to see Marvel finally stop ignoring their lgbtq readers...The art is wonderful, the story layered, and balances a good mix of humor and action.
Roman Colombo
Feb 12, 2016 Roman Colombo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
The pacing of this might have been a bit too fast, but it was all great. Keiron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie are excellent together, perfect union of art and writing. It's fresh and upbeat from beginning to end. And a fantastic coninuation of Loki's arc from Journey Into Mystery that Gillen wrote a few years back. It might be a very short omnibus, but it's a damn good one.
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