Despite the fact that this issue featured not one, but two character deaths, it still felt like this mini went out on a bit of a whimper. Maybe it’s because Stature and Kid Vision were two of the Young Avengers I cared about the least, but I wasn’t really affected by their deaths, and was actually more interested in what Iron Lad was doing, now there’s a fascinating character. I didn’t like how the team basically quit at the end, with everyone going all emo apart from Speed, but in the end, we know they’ll be back, whether from the dead, or from a fate worse than death, living in Scottsdale. The stuff with Wanda kind of rang false to me, I don’t believe Cyclops would give up like that after 8 issues of major drama, surely he’d say she should be confined to Utopia or something? But I suppose that Wanda has to be free for whatever happens in Avengers Vs X-Men to happen. Overall, The Children’s Crusade has been a very good story, I just wish we knew when we’d next get to read a Heinberg/Cheung Young Avengers story, because they are what makes these characters work.