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Marvel Confirms Gillen and McKelvie on YOUNG AVENGERS

Details on the latest Marvel NOW! title are released.

It's official. Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie will be taking on the YOUNG AVENGERS in their upcoming Marvel NOW! title.

This is my chance to take a serious crack at reinventing the Marvel teen super hero for the 21st century,” said writer Kieron Gillen. “So I recruited my favorite collaborators in a Dirty-Dozen fashion, and set about the task. I couldn't be more excited if I was having adrenaline pumped into me intravenously. If the original Young Avengers was about being 16, this is about being 18. It's a small difference, but an important one.

Besides Loki and Ms America, we'll also see Wiccan, Hulkling, Kate Bishop and Noh-Varr. Gillen said in an interview with CBR there will be other characters brought in later but wants a smaller team than what he had on UNCANNY X-MEN.

Each issue will feature special augmented reality content through the Marvel AR app.

YOUNG AVENGERS #1

Written by KIERON GILLEN

Art by JAMIE MCKELVIE & MIKE NORTON

Cover by JAMIE MCKELVIE

ON SALE THIS JANUARY!

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Posted by captainadamant

I swear my fanboy squeal was about 10 minutes long when I heard this an hour ago. I am so excited!

Edited by Michiel76

OMG this is f**ing great!!!
 
i'm still hoping for a new mutants title though
new warriors would be great too.

Posted by webofthornns

Definitely looking forward to this, not a big fan of Loki, but love the others

Posted by JimmyOlsen1

I'm a fan of the Young Avengers ... I really hope Iron Lad and Speed will return ... and Wiccan and Hulkling are better be still engaged! :/

Posted by Azmuth

Oh my god! wooooooooooooooooooooo.

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

Not really a fan of the young Avengers but I'm sure it will be good with Gillen on board.

Posted by Mutie199

Oh God Yes!!! I love Young Avengers! So glad its gonna be in Marvel NOW!

Posted by lorex

Glad to see young Avengers back. The lineup looks interesting but I am disappointed that Patriot is not in the initial lineup.

Posted by theTimeStreamer

meh. loki should make things interesting. in the very least fanboys can shut up now about wanting a YA book.

Edited by WildStyle

Awesome cover. Great cast outside of Wiccan and Hulking. Plus you add Gillen and McKelvie so the quality is going to be there. I'm glad more characters will be brought in later on. Good stuff overall.

Posted by andrewtheking

yes

Posted by neiliusprime

Yes! Can't wait for this!

Posted by WildStyle

@lorex said:

Glad to see young Avengers back. The lineup looks interesting but I am disappointed that Patriot is not in the initial lineup.

Same here. I would much rather have him over Hulking.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Called it.

@theTimeStreamer: Isn't that Battle Royale rip a YA book?

Posted by theTimeStreamer

@Jonny_Anonymous: dont remember seeing any of the ya on the cover. i dont think so. from what i saw it will involve mostly the avengers academy kids.

Posted by Gambit1024

They're getting a monthly?? It's about damn time!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@theTimeStreamer: Huh, suppose thats what I get for skimming

Posted by ccraft

Are they copying Young Justice???

Posted by Outside_85

Hmm, while it might turn out good, it does sound a little too much like concept of the original Teen Titans (as in a younger version of an older team)...and that only became really good once it moved away from that idea.

But like I said, it might be good (just annoying the AA kids have either vanished or stuffed in a meatgrinder :S)

Posted by pspin

While this is good, why can't it be the Runaways?

Edited by Vincie_Pooh

This is going to be on like if its Donkey Kong =)

Posted by EvilAndy

Would have liked to see Spider-Girl on the roster, but still, can't wait for this.

Posted by danhimself

I want to be excited about this but I really don't like the line-up changes

Posted by BoyWander

@ccraft: You talking about the show? because Young Avengers has been around since 2001… The Young Justice Comic did come out before then. But Young Avengers predates the show.

Posted by theTimeStreamer

@ccraft: in what way?

Posted by jcbart

@Outside_85 said:

Hmm, while it might turn out good, it does sound a little too much like concept of the original Teen Titans (as in a younger version of an older team)...and that only became really good once it moved away from that idea.

But like I said, it might be good (just annoying the AA kids have either vanished or stuffed in a meatgrinder :S)

Young Avengers has been around for years though, and has proved that the characters are far more than younger versions of The Avengers.

This is the best news that Marvel Now! has to offer.

Posted by longbowhunter

I've never read the original Young Avengers or Phonogram. The $2.99 price point makes it tempting though.

Posted by deadpool25mm

I'd read it if it was with out gays in it. same as Earth 2.

Posted by The_Grey_Queen

The fact that Loki is in this makes me want to buy this book, but i was also hoping that the Runaways would be the 'Amateurs' Marvel was talking about. Oh well, can't wait!!!!!!!!!

Posted by sora_thekey

Don't get me wrong, but I am very weary of this book's final product. Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung are premuch the only ones that have held the main YA titles afloat.

Kieron Gillen is an awesome writer but Uncanny X-Men wasn't exaclt the best X-book. He has big shoes to fill...

The inclusion of Noh-Varr confuses me. I thought that was Speed with a guna at first glance of the cover. Where is Speed anyway? Kate Bishop will be appearing in both Hawkeye and here? and Ms. America is...? I do like Kid Loki as part of the team.

@ccraft said:

Are they copying Young Justice???

Young Avengers came before Young Justice. The YA title first came out in 2005 and YJ premiered last year.

@pspin said:

While this is good, why can't it be the Runaways?

'Cause part of the Runaways roster will now be in stuck in Murdeworld during the Avengers Arena title.

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Posted by ME24601

@pspin: Because Nico and Chase are going to be in Avengers Arena. Which sound like it will be terrible...

Posted by Outside_85

@jcbart said:

Young Avengers has been around for years though, and has proved that the characters are far more than younger versions of The Avengers.

This is the best news that Marvel Now! has to offer.

Not as obvious than it is this time however, from what I can see of it is a young clone of the original team; A Cap, A Hulk, A Thor, An Iron Man and A Hawkeye...with A Loki!

Posted by garrettsgonewild

Yes! Finally I've been waiting for another Young Avengers series! I would've liked some other characters in it like a few Runaways but I love it!

Posted by Aeroman

where is speed?

Posted by The Mast

WHERE'S HAZMAT?!

Posted by Azmuth

I hope they add some new mutants to this.

Posted by Planewalker

I really like that art, bring Jimmy Cheung back

Edited by DATNIGGA

@ccraft: I don't see how the young avengers where around for awhile

@The Mast: thats avengers academy

Posted by Strafe Prower

Hopefully they can get Kate out of Clint's book now...

Posted by Crackdown

@ccraft said:

Are they copying Young Justice???

What are you talking about?

Posted by WildStyle
Posted by GundamHeavyarms

@The Mast: She's going to be in Avengers Arena.

Posted by kingjoeg

Never liked anything Kieren Gillan has written so far so I'm hesitant to try this.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

Why is it that the book I REALLY want to buy has no characters I'm interested in and the book I am scared of has nothing but characters I love? Sigh...

Hazmat, I'm gonna miss you girl.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

@The Mast said:

WHERE'S HAZMAT?!

Unfortunately, she's going to be killed in Avengers Arena.

Edited by Mr. Kamikaze

So this brings the number of Marvel NOW books im excited for to two. Thunderbolts being the other one.

I love the Young Avengers, I love Kid Loki I was nervous as to what would become of him now that Sif is taking over JiM, and Noh-Varr is back! And he isn't wearing his stupid power ranger costume! I am interested to see how they explain his inclusion, for one he is a bit older than the others and he was left behind on Hala...and is kinda a traitor.

This is all sorts of win for me.

Posted by JairamGanpat

hmmm 2.99...

Posted by TimeLordScience

@deadpool25mm: that's what's called being closed minded.

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Posted by Cafeterialoca

@Mr. Kamikaze said:

So this brings the number of Marvel NOW books im excited for to two. Thunderbolts being the other one.

I love the Young Avengers, I love Kid Loki I was nervous as to what would become of him now that Sif is taking over JiM, and Noh-Varr is back! And he isn't wearing his stupid power ranger costume! I am interested to see how they explain his inclusion, for one he is a bit older than the others and he was left behind on Hala...and is kinda a traitor.

This is all sorts of win for me.

I think what they did to Thunderbolts is really sad.

Posted by pspin

@sora_thekey said:

@pspin said:

While this is good, why can't it be the Runaways?

'Cause part of the Runaways roster will now be in stuck in Murdeworld during the Avengers Arena title.

@ME24601 said:

@pspin: Because Nico and Chase are going to be in Avengers Arena. Which sound like it will be terrible...

I know but I would rather have them in a Runaways series than that. Besides, most people probably aren't aware that Chase is alive after the end of the last volume, it was actually mentioned in their Daken crossover but still.

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