Here, we cover Avengers Academy #21-27 as the kids adjust to the West Coast Campus, meet some old foes, older foes and make new friends.
And I complain about things Arena dropped the ball on, because we all know that's entertaining.
( Avengers! Runaways! Subversions! )
This arc serves as a culmination of a lot of what Academy was about and may just be the best arc in the entire series. Yeah, it's downhill after this. But it's one hell of a high note.
Get your hankerchiefs ready, this is gonna be one hell of a tearjerker.
It also continues the trend these posts have had of "Academy showing up Arena at its own game" as we see death handled maturely and with peak drama.
( For those that managed to miss this event (lucky you), )
But there are a few others, and we'll be going through them here. Avengers Academy Giant Size #1 and Amazing Spider-Man #661-662. Also, we have #13, 14 and 14.1 of Academy. Most of these are just side-stories and setup for what's to come.
Oh, and a dance. Because stress.
This posts will cover #7 through 12. it skips over one extra issue because there's so much going on here.
( So many stupid plans its hard to keep track of them )
So I'm going to do a retrospective posts. This covers Avengers Academy #1 through #6 and includes their psuedo-Crossover with Thunderbolts (#147) and one appearance in the Ant Man-Wasp mini. To be honest, Academy wasn't the best of series, but it had heart and an underlying theme which slowly revealed itself over it's run. Mostly? Thumbing its nose at mainstream comic conventions. That'll become more obvious later.
Let's get the ball rolling.
( A lot behind the cut. )
Warning: Race card playing.
( Oppression with cable TV and internet access. )
Slight warning for a unclothed former God under the cut. Courtesy of the Avengers Academy thread over at comicbookresources.
One penciled page.
( A breeze you say? )