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Young Avengers (Young Avengers #1-2)

4.27  ·  Rating Details ·  2,750 Ratings  ·  85 Reviews
In Sidekicks, in the wake of Avengers Disassembled, a mysterious new group of teen super heroes appears. But who are they? Where did they come from? And what right do they have to call themselves the Young Avengers? And in Family Matters, the newly reconfigured Young Avengers prepare to make their public debut - but first they have to face a threat more powerful than Kang ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published February 13th 2008 by Marvel Comics Group
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Nov 28, 2011 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel, comics
I love all of the things. Okay? All of them. There isn't one character that even remotely annoyed me and/or that I didn't love. And I need to seek out more of the Young Avengers immediately.
Jul 09, 2011 Sofia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who don't mind teenage-ifications, people who love great characters
Let's face it: this is as good as the "teenage-ification comics" (word? It is now!) are going to get. Stories of this nature will always be a little silly, but in the case of Young Avengers, there's a huge emphasis on the "A LITTLE".

In the foreword by Jeph Loeb, he says that Young Avengers should have been a disaster, a train wreck, and he is right: it very easily could have been. But the comic's greatest strength lies in how much it respects its own characters. Devoid of stereotypes or generali
Ronny Trøjborg
Mar 01, 2017 Ronny Trøjborg rated it it was amazing
The first story arc in this book is the first comics I've ever read (aside from the Donald ducks and tintins when I was a child) and what eventually got me hooked on reading comic almost 10 years ago. So when the opportunity to get this series in one collection appeared I had to get it and reread it.

And it did not disappoint. In every way as good as I remembered it, maybe even better.
The story takes you in right away, makes you care for the characters and gets you excited about the mystery about
Awesome origin stories. Interesting character mix, notably the edition of a cute gay couple. Really love the new young female "Hawkeye."

"Kids shouldn't be playing superheroes. They should be at home, at school, living normal safe lives." That's a common thread in both this line and The Runaways, but it didn't work as well here for me. The Runaways has a much more cynical tone, where a "good home" could easily be just a trap.

While I understood these Young Avengers kids' motivations a little bet
Sep 02, 2012 Adriii rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Adriii by: Alejandro Pruñonosa
Shelves: manga-comic
Sorpresón. Buen desarrollo de unos personajes adolescentes con cosas interesantes que contar y sorrpesas y tramas scifi estimulantes. Mi problema cuando leo estas cosas es que siento que me pierdo muchísimo con el universo de historias infinitas de Marvel; y menos mal que había leído Desunidos y Dinastía de M... Sin embargo, este "pero" es más que relevante a la hora de valorar "Jóvenes Vengadores" porque a pesar de todo lo he disfrutado mucho.
Jan 17, 2014 Sergsab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La llegada de Cheung a los lápices ha convertido este comienzo en una de mis líneas favoritas de Marvel. Sobre todo en esa recta final donde el origen de uno de los protagonistas, da lugar a una de las tramas más clásicas de la Casa. Un buen descubrimiento, que me empuja inmediatamente a ponerme con Children's Crusade.
Jul 06, 2012 Bob rated it really liked it
Got this book from daughter for fathers day (Aint I a lucky dad?!). Nice oversized hardcover. Young Avengers surprised the heck out of me. Turned out to have a much richer story than I had thought as the youngsters that start as somewhat cheesey mini versions of the originals quickly develop into their own characters worthy to be called to"assemble". Artwork was OK.
May 04, 2015 Reagan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel, 2k15
Sooooo good! Now that I actually know the reading order I can't wait to read more!
Jan 06, 2017 Childofautumn rated it it was ok
This comic was messy and at times hard to follow. This comic was real, full of things that happen to all of us. This book had a lot of time traveling in it. I hate time traveling. It's just too messy. This comic had two lovely gay characters, and they were one of the strongest characters of this comic. This comic was heart breaking, but hopeful.

If you want to read about teen superheroes, I suggest you give this one a try, but I don't recommend the vol 2, by Kieron Gillen and Jamie Mckelvie. It
Love it. Love Kate Bishop even more than I did in Fraction's Hawkeye. Ordering vol 2 from the library now.
Feb 20, 2014 J'aime rated it it was amazing
I have had some difficulty getting into the new Marvel Now "Young Avengers" series mainly because I just don't care about the characters (aside from Kid Loki), because there is so little character development. Even though I have stuck mostly to reading the Marvel crossover events, I decided to pick up this original YA collection, which debuted after Avengers Disassembled, because three of them appear in both series. I can now see why it is so highly rated and I have a new appreciation for the Ma ...more
Ronald Lim
Apr 22, 2012 Ronald Lim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally from here

It’s been six years since the main series came out, but I have to say that a lot of the concerns that it brings up still resonated with me even after so much time has passed — and it’s been so long since I could call myself a teenager. There’s a great feeling of being in the now when it comes to Heinberg’s dialogue, which I guess you can attribute to the time he’s spent writing for shows like “The O.C.” and “Sex and the City”.

I also loved the cleverness with which Heinberg ma
Rebecca Ridout
Well, this had me accidently staying up until 2:30 AM on a work night because once I started reading I could not put it down. The characters were all likeable and their backgrounds all different and interesting. I liked how flawed they were and how much relatable everyday concerns affected them in addition to their superhero problems. The art was pretty decent and I thought the coloring was very well done (especially the glowing effects when Billy used his powers). It had a really nice balance o ...more
Elizabeth Reuter
Apr 20, 2012 Elizabeth Reuter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Basic premise: the next generation of Avengers bands together to fight evil, except they're not very good at it, and actually aren't sure who the bad guy is. The result is hilarious and arresting and heartbreaking.

Writer Heinberg of Sex and the City/Gray's Anatomy fame is awesome and wonderful, and reading the interviews included in back of this collected edition makes me love the guy more. He's a true geek--I get the impression that the character Billy/Wiccan is more than a little based on him
Valery Tzvetanov
Jul 04, 2014 Valery Tzvetanov rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best (if not the best) new Marvel series I have ever read. I was wondering why there is so much hype for this book. On first look it seems rather lame. You have teenagers with powers modeled after the most famous Marvel characters. Despite I approached the book with suspicion and I was so wonderfully surprised at the end. You simply need to give it a try.
Everything is so good about this book. The characters are so interesting and believable (I know, “believable superheroes”),
Nov 11, 2012 Don rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
The Young Avengers appeared in 2005 in the wake of "Avengers Disassembled". Despite Joe Quesada telling fandom that it was the best pitch he'd ever read, we remained skeptical - justifiably so, given the goofy name and the seemingly-ridiculous premise. Then the comic came out and everyone was stunned at how good it wsas.

In this book, Allan Heinberg introduces a handful of characters who all have some connection to the Avengers (however tenuous), and they're some of the best-written teenagers to
Apr 13, 2014 Jay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: apr-2014, fiction
This book is sort of weird. Located in a more distant future where most of the Avengers have died (or just never found...) and the city need superheroes to counter super-villains. It is weird because it shows how teenagers abuse their power to spread popularity, that resulted in massive retaliation against them. Some of the story parts are just mind-blowing like how there are aliens in the middle of Earth's society. Then 2 alien races fought over who gets this "mixed alien-Earthling child" that ...more
Jul 08, 2014 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, ya, comics
One of ym favourite comic series. I just re-read them for the frist time in a while (this time for an academic paper analyzing the presence/importance of queer & minoity characters), and I fell in love with all the characters once again. Even though I don't enjoy this run of the comics as much as the Kieron Gillen run, this is an amazing comic, one of my all-time favourites.

I especially enjoyed this omnibus edition, as I not only got to experience the great writing and art-work again, but t
Oct 28, 2016 TRAINER_RED rated it it was amazing
In this graphic novel, it tells the tale of how the Avengers were destroyed and how a new era of superheroes were chosen by The Vision to be the next Avengers, while Captain America and Iron-man are searching for the “Young Avengers” they find Iron-lad, Iron-lad tells them who he is and reveals that Kang The Conqueror is trying to find the “Young Avengers” and destroy them. Captain america and Iron-man wants to destroy the young avengers, Captain America's reasoning is because of what happened ...more
Jul 08, 2014 abril rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Últimamente estuve empezando a leer varios comics de Marvel. Recién empiezo, la única otra colección que leí fue A vs. X (que estuvo meh), pero Young Avengers me encantó.

Los personajes están escritos tan bien que se sienten muy reales. La historia también está muy bien hecha y es muy entretenida. El arte también me gustó mucho.

No sé, me encanta. Y lo leí principalmente porque Kate Bishop estaba en todos lados (tumblr y 8tracks) y todo el mundo la amaba y ahora yo también la amo <3 y si no par
Jaden Levi
Jan 13, 2014 Jaden Levi rated it it was amazing
Without a doubt one of the best series I have ever read. Totally deserves the accolades heaped upon it. There was a compelling plot. Excellent character development. Great personal challengers for them to overcome. And I could relate to them as a teenager. Loved the diverse makeup of the team.

The quality of the art was excellent as well. It is just a pity that the 2013 series had art that looked like it was drawn by a five year old, convoluted plot lines that made little sense and had me going,
Oct 30, 2012 Paola rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Young Avengers es la historia de siete chicos que se ven en la necesidad de unirse tras los acontecimientos de Avengers Disassembled y House of M, cuando la Mansión de los Avengers se encuentra en ruinas y los héroes se han separado.

Estamos hablando de una nueva generación de súper héroes que son, ante los ojos del Capi, unos niños que deberían estar estudiando en lugar de querer luchar contra el crimen. Claro, ellos tienen dieciséis años, pero están dispuestos a demostrar que a pesar de su cor
May 30, 2013 Angus rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, may-2013
As the avengers somehow disassemble someone needs to take their place... The young avengers will rise! But who are the young avengers?! As the sudden appearance of these teen heroes come, they must meet their match against an evil group that threatens the world! Who will win? Who are the young avengers? What happened to the avengers?! All will be revealed with a turn of a few pages...

I picked up this book because I read Spider-Man awhile ago so I decided to read more marvel comics.

I finished the
Jun 07, 2016 Aura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic
Algo que no se suele dar mucho en Marvel es la figura del sidekick. Si no me equivoco no ha habido más que uno, Bucky que iba con el capitán América, y tampoco es frecuente la figura del superheroe adolescente, salvo la honrorosisima excepción de Spiderman. Por eso esta lectura puede resultar muy diferente a lo que nos tienen acostumbrados en la casa de las ideas.
A mi, personalmente, me ha gustado mucho, mucho. He disfrutado un montón leyéndola, tiene unos giros muy interesantes, que te dejan d
Oct 21, 2010 Sophie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
It's no secret that I love the Young Avengers. And while this book has its weaknesses - the actual plot is nothing to write home about, and they spend a little too much time with that whole "Cap and Tony don't want the kids to get hurt" thing. But! The five stars are still well-deserved, in my opinion: the main reason being that the Young Avengers are a fantastic team with likable teenage characters, which is a rare thing indeed. And not only do they have two openly gay teenage boys, no! They al ...more
Jan 14, 2016 Kristina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel, marvel
In the wake of Avengers Dissembled, there was a clear option for the gap to be filled. But these are not simply hero wannabes or sidekick step-ups. There is a greater rationale behind their formation than simply 'the Avengers are gone'. In fact, the whole story provides more depth behind the characters than you might expect. The introduction of new characters is always risky but these kids really staked their claim to independence. And as Spider-Man said "I was a kid when I started". Who knows w ...more
Jul 12, 2010 Mary rated it it was amazing
If you haven't read it yet, do it. It doesn't matter whether or not you are a fan of comics I guarantee that you will love this series. The artwork is beautiful. It has a great cast of three dimensional characters, and Heinberg is a fabulous storyteller with a good sense of humor and the ability to write teenagers very well. Deals with some relevant issues for teens like bullying, getting along with your parents, and coming out of the closet all with a super hero twist. Overall, everything about ...more
Kyle W. Kerr
Aug 26, 2012 Kyle W. Kerr rated it it was amazing
I haven't read many comics, but when presented with the Young Avengers, I had to see what it was about, and I wasn't disappointed. I loved the new characters and their urge to help and be heroes. It sucks there aren't more. 12 comics really isn't enough. I would have liked to see Iron Lad come back somehow. And it's only the tip of the iceberg for the rest. Hulkling and Wiccan were a nice surprise, though they didn't even kiss or hold hands, while some of the other characters got some action. No ...more
Oct 16, 2011 Naty rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
This was on my "to read" list for a long time and it lives up to the hype, mostly. I'm glad Marvel introduced two gay heroes into the mix and did so without the entire story collapsing in on itself to accommodate it. There could still be a book in the YA future that does that, and I'll happily read it, but I'm glad it didn't overshadow anyone else in this introduction. I hope in future books they delve more into Cassie, Kate, and Tommy's pasts.

The reason I don't give this 5 stars is that the st
KV Taylor
I snagged this for a friend for Christmas this year, thinking it was a good start to ease into comics -- also that the Young Avengers are the most entertaining team in comics right now, so there's that. Realized I was missing random issues from the first two volumes when I went back through my collection and asked for it as a gift myself. And voila!

I read it all through again tonight, and I cannot stress how awesome this is. On pretty much every level, I love the beginning of the YA run, and I l
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