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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Meghan's Pick of the Month

Young Avengers Vol. 1 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? Young Gun Jim Cheung and TV superstar writer Allan Heinberg (The O.C., Sex and the City, Party of Five) promise to shock and surprise!

The Young Avengers is a fun series about a group of teenagers stepping into the shoes of their favorite superheroes. The teenaged protagonists worry more about their parents finding out about their secret life as superheroes than they do about the danger of their chosen vocation. I liked the realism of seeing a team of inexperienced crime fighters who sometimes fumble in their attempts at saving the day, and the dialogue was witty and clever without seeming contrived. The characters are what really make this book stand out— my favorites are Hulkling and Wiccan, who make a really adorable couple.

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