Marvel Confirms Gillen and McKelvie on YOUNG AVENGERS

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Posted by G-Man (32216 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#1 Posted by captainadamant (19 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#2 Edited by Michiel76 (182 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#3 Posted by webofthornns (670 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#4 Posted by JimmyOlsen1 (153 posts) - - Show Bio

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! :/

#5 Posted by Azmuth (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh my god! wooooooooooooooooooooo.

#6 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7668 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#7 Posted by Mutie199 (135 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#8 Posted by lorex (954 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#9 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#10 Edited by WildStyle (331 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#11 Posted by andrewtheking (960 posts) - - Show Bio

yes

#12 Posted by neiliusprime (254 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes! Can't wait for this!

#13 Posted by WildStyle (331 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#14 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

Called it.

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

#15 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#16 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#17 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#18 Posted by ccraft (5201 posts) - - Show Bio

Are they copying Young Justice???

#19 Posted by Outside_85 (8657 posts) - - Show Bio

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)

#20 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#21 Edited by Vincie_Pooh (109 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#22 Posted by EvilAndy (53 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#23 Posted by danhimself (22490 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#24 Posted by BoyWander (318 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#25 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft: in what way?

#26 Posted by jcbart (341 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#27 Posted by longbowhunter (7044 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#28 Posted by deadpool25mm (591 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#29 Posted by The_Grey_Queen (63 posts) - - Show Bio

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!!!!!!!!!

#30 Posted by sora_thekey (8161 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#31 Posted by ME24601 (118 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#32 Posted by Outside_85 (8657 posts) - - Show Bio

@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!

#33 Posted by garrettsgonewild (75 posts) - - Show Bio

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!

#34 Posted by Aeroman (498 posts) - - Show Bio

where is speed?

#35 Posted by The Mast (786 posts) - - Show Bio

WHERE'S HAZMAT?!

#36 Posted by Azmuth (8 posts) - - Show Bio

I hope they add some new mutants to this.

#37 Posted by Planewalker (325 posts) - - Show Bio

I really like that art, bring Jimmy Cheung back

#38 Edited by DATNIGGA (1189 posts) - - Show Bio

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

@The Mast: thats avengers academy

#39 Posted by Strafe Prower (11887 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#40 Posted by Crackdown (604 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

Are they copying Young Justice???

What are you talking about?

#41 Posted by WildStyle (331 posts) - - Show Bio
#42 Posted by GundamHeavyarms (701 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#43 Posted by kingjoeg (693 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#44 Posted by Cafeterialoca (1504 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#45 Posted by Cafeterialoca (1504 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Mast said:

WHERE'S HAZMAT?!

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

#46 Edited by Mr. Kamikaze (526 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#47 Posted by JairamGanpat (952 posts) - - Show Bio

hmmm 2.99...

#48 Posted by TimeLordScience (892 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#49 Posted by Cafeterialoca (1504 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#50 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

@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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