Young Avengers #6 Review

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Young Avengers #6

Written by: Kieron Gillen
Art by: Kate Brown

A new storyline starring two who aren’t Young Avengers? Odd change, but nonetheless a fun issue as both Speed and Prodigy find themselves forming a coincidental friendship. Gillen chose two which many fans of the previous Young Avengers book, and X-Men fans who have been wondering just what these two have been up to since we last saw them.

It’s funny the way Gillen has characterized them because they find themselves in similar positions. Working in some department that deals with the super. You almost feel sorry for Prodigy because he has so much potential yet finds himself doing a job that seems beneath his skillset. Same with Speedy who is doing a job that takes five minutes, a complete waste of his talents just to make a quick buck. Not their fault that though that the people they were closest to let them down, and that’s the connect Gillen drew between them. It’s a fun dynamic between the two because Speedy remains the same goofball as before while Prodigy is the stick in the mud taking the place of Wiccan for Speedy.

It seems like there will be some transition for them to overcome this slump they find themselves in and become heroes again. But until then it is a fun story in which you find both of their clashing personalities entertaining along with their humorous banter. It’s definitely more down to Earth than what we have read previously, but it’s refreshing to say the least and I can say I’m itching to find out what happens next.

Score: 9.2/10

Siphen is the Comic Editor at Analog Addiction where he writes all things comics and comic related(especially if X-Men). Also follow him on Twitter @Siphen0.


2 replies »

  1. My, what a nice, fun, light-hearted story- SWEET NIPPLETWISTING CHRIST what just happened to Tommy? That was terrifying!

    I love this issue. The first half is a lot of fun, with a lot of great humour, but also some deep character analysis. Tommy and David play off each other better than they have any right to. It’s all a blast – until the end. And then it gets nightmare-inducing. And here’s where Kate Brown shows herself worthy of taking over from McKelvie for an issue. She starts doing weird things with the panels, giving the scene an even more disjointed and scary feel. I’m honestly not sure McKelvie would’ve thought of what she did, and I’m not sure his take would’ve been as frightening as Brown’s. That whole scene was just one of the creepiest things I have ever seen in a comic.


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