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Avengers Academy Retrospective Part 4: Fear Itself

Despite being a tie in to an event comic, Avengers Academy's tie in to Fear Itself is honestly one of the best things to come out of both. I'll also be posting another honestly good thing to come out of Fear Itself, an issue of Secret Avengers written by Nick Spencer. Because it's taking place in Washington DC like the events here, and is just that awesome.

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), )

 

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Avengers Academy Retrospective Part 3: Side Stories

Now, back to the fun of Avengers Academy.  The series as a whole did not have a lot of tie in material.  Some of the kids appeared in Wasp & Ant-Man, and they also played a role in Marvel Universe vs. Avengers.  We already covered the former, and we're not touching the later for several reasons: 1) It's honestly very bad, 2) It's an AU, 3) They barely do anything there, 4) the art is horrible, 5) They keep drawing the wrong Hazmat (yes, there are two characters named Hazmat at Marvel, the other one was created for the crappy Rise of the Imperfects video game.

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. 
 

Back to School )
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Avengers Academy Retrospective Part 1: Class is in Session

I dislike dwelling on the negative things in life.  I'd rather revel in the good things we had, to celebrate them, even in their absence (which is when I usually realize I really like something).  That was the case with Avengers Academy.  I'd didn't realize I was hooked until It was too late.

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.  )



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Clearer Avengers Arena interior pics

Still no words yet.  Beware, on Tumbler/4chan someone shoped some in for one page.  Got a bunch of people fooled, but it's an MS paint edit. 

 

Horror for Heroes )




 

 

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[personal profile] blackruzsa2012-09-02 06:02 pm

Avengers Academy #36

These guys are just so beautiful to me right now, I swear. Back on track reading the series.

One preview page.  )

AVENGERS ACADEMY #30: Help, I'm being oppressed!

The first page from AVENGERS ACADEMY #30 after the cut. Some of the Avengers Academy kids talk amongst themselves about the Utopia kids dropped off while the Avengers and the X-Men try to "deal" with the Phoenix Force. It seems to be a simple "Stay there until the grownups save the world" situation, but things are complicated.

Warning: Race card playing.

Oppression with cable TV and internet access. )
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[personal profile] sherkahn2012-04-27 04:05 am

Avengers Academy #29

ComicBookResources.com has the preview of #29, as the fallout of Avengers vs. X-men #2 continues. Having betrayed and knocked out her own team, Hope has fled, leaving the Generation Hope to -

NAKED DEMI-GOD!!!!

Why haven't you clicked behind the cut already?

Oil coated bodies.  )
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[personal profile] sherkahn2012-04-10 11:43 am

Avengers Academy #28

With Marvel redeeming themselves on a lot of fronts last week, I don't know how this was missed.
The Runaways pay a visit to the Avenger's Academy in order to bring back Old Lace, who was last seen in another dimension/time, sent away to heal (see last issue).

I found it to be another pleasant surprise.

Over at the Jean Grey School they teach fisticuffs. Over here, we teach... )

Avengers Academy #27

So this came out this week and as many might know featured the Runaways and the Avengers Academy kids meeting up. Lullz assuredly did ensue. So here's three pages of interest, though the first two are actually going further into Striker since his coming out a few issues ago.


Oh you've got to be kitten me )