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Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby Eli Katz » Sat May 07, 2011 10:28 am

I actually tried to read this, but couldn't get through two pages. I think, beyond a few crime books, I don't have much interest in comics right now.

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby SilverPhoenix » Sat May 07, 2011 10:44 am

Zero wrote:Megaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Maaaaaaaaaaan!


Zero wrote:Doctoooooooooooooooor Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!


Is this approval or disapproval? :smt102

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby Zero » Sat May 07, 2011 11:51 am

SilverPhoenix wrote:


Is this approval or disapproval? :smt102


It is childish excitement at the prospect of reading a Mega Man comic. Even though I very much doubt this will be anywhere near my store.

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby Zero » Sat May 07, 2011 12:00 pm

Avengers Academy #13

A fine comic. Doesn't try and reinvent the wheel but it takes some new characters and makes them interesting enough to be potentially welcome additions to the MU with a twist on the usual young heroes angle. There's a lot here for fans of The Initiative to enjoy too, and for a breather issue between what I gather are two big stories for the title this managed to pack in quite a lot of plot for in 22 pages.
The art is pedestrian and the colours a little garish at times but after the terrible comics the group has read recently this was a breath of fresh air. Anyone with a soft spot for old fashioned superhero shenanigans could do a lot worse than this comic.

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby SilverPhoenix » Sat May 07, 2011 12:12 pm

Zero wrote:
It is childish excitement at the prospect of reading a Mega Man comic. Even though I very much doubt this will be anywhere near my store.


Wow. I didn't think Archie Comics would be that rare at LCSes.

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby Zero » Sat May 07, 2011 1:09 pm

SilverPhoenix wrote:
Wow. I didn't think Archie Comics would be that rare at LCSes.


In the UK? They're not exactly common.

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby SilverPhoenix » Sat May 07, 2011 1:17 pm

Zero wrote:
In the UK? They're not exactly common.


That makes perfect sense. Boo on me for not remembering that.

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby ****** » Sat May 07, 2011 1:29 pm

Avengers Academy #13

Hey Sean Chen, Gravity wears pants! :smt013

/Mike Norton'd

I haven't read any of Avengers Academy before today so a prom issue interlude probably wasn't the best place to start. I'm sure I'll read this series in trade at some point because I tend to read everything Avengers related eventually, but this was so bland! The stuff with the characters I know was okay, but that's it, just okay. The stuff with the actual new Avengers Academy characters has no impact for me, from these little snippets they seem like nothing more than the same teen superhero character templates we've seen a thousand times.

People standing around and talking does not play to Sean Chen's strengths as an artist. 90% of this comic is people standing around and talking. Also, I'm sure Marvel would have provided him with reference material for how to draw Gravity's costume if he just would have asked.

Story: 4
Art: 4
Overall: 4

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby Punchy » Sat May 07, 2011 1:29 pm

The only Archie comics I ever see in UK stores are Sonic The Hedgehog books, and since MegaMan is a video-game book too, it may very well be out here.

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby ****** » Sat May 07, 2011 1:31 pm

Zero wrote:Avengers Academy #13

A fine comic. Doesn't try and reinvent the wheel but it takes some new characters and makes them interesting enough to be potentially welcome additions to the MU with a twist on the usual young heroes angle. There's a lot here for fans of The Initiative to enjoy too, and for a breather issue between what I gather are two big stories for the title this managed to pack in quite a lot of plot for in 22 pages.
The art is pedestrian and the colours a little garish at times but after the terrible comics the group has read recently this was a breath of fresh air. Anyone with a soft spot for old fashioned superhero shenanigans could do a lot worse than this comic.

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What was the twist?

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby Punchy » Sat May 07, 2011 1:33 pm

John Snow wrote:
What was the twist?


They were identified by the Avengers as the young meta-humans most likely to become villains, so they are trying to stop that by teaching them to be heroes.

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby ****** » Sat May 07, 2011 1:42 pm

Punchy wrote:
They were identified by the Avengers as the young meta-humans most likely to become villains, so they are trying to stop that by teaching them to be heroes.


Reptil from the Super Hero Squad could potentially be a villain?

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Nope, sorry, I don't buy it. Those are clearly the feet of a hero.

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby Punchy » Sat May 07, 2011 1:50 pm

John Snow wrote:
Reptil from the Super Hero Squad could potentially be a villain?

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Nope, sorry, I don't buy it. Those are clearly the feet of a hero.


He was experimented on by Norman Osborn or something, so he's got a chip on his shoulder.

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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby doombug » Sat May 07, 2011 2:49 pm

Half of the cast could be bad guys, the other half could be heroes is how it seems to be playing out.

Striker though is a complete ass. :lol:
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Re: Review Group Week #273: Avengers Academy #13

Postby e_galston » Sat May 07, 2011 8:32 pm

Norman Osborn spent the majority of his time as head of HAMMER experimenting and doing things to ruin these kids lives.
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