So finally after going through v1 and Presents for the second time and The Children’s Crusade for the first time (loved it), I jumped on Young Avengers volume 2 and I thought it was very good, if not perfect.
The art is incredible, no problems there.
The character development is great, no problems there either.
Only two things left me a little unsatisfied:
1.It’s ok, actually, it’s great that Kate is so casual about her sexual life, and yet she’s not objectified because of it (uhm, hello Starfire?), but she would know that she just slept with one of her earliest foes. Come on.
2.As sweet as the Billy/Teddy scene was, it felt like a rehash of their last scene in Children’s Crusade, which was actually paced better than here. I would have thought they were past that stage of Billy moping and Teddy serving some tough love realness. “We’re sickening aren’t we” was hilarious though.
All in all I liked it, but I see it more as the beginning of something great rather than something great in and of itself. Although I have to say the Miss America/Loki scene was fantastic.
Also, the comments to Kelly Thompson’s article are disgusting but what else is new. Oh ye generic comic book fanboy, what a revolting creature you are. I don’t agree with Kelly’s review fully, but she makes some great points and obviously the bigoted morons come out of the woodwork..
Oh and btw, Billy? - bringing back to life your Skrull mother-in-law? Not your brightest idea buddy.