In this post, from Marvel Comics: Young Avengers #13 and from Vertigo: Fairest #21 and Trillium #5. Talk about some serious déjà vu.
Young Avengers #13 by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Jamie McKelvie, cover by Jamie McKelvie
Genre: Fiction, superheroes, action, humor
Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
There are only two more issues to go in the fabulous yet limited run of Young Avengers. In this issue, the Young Avengers have essentially become the regular Avengers because their adult brethren are currently powerless to stop the forces of evil. Specifically, the YAs “league of exes” or “gang of evil exes” unleashed by Leah as a possible homage to Scott Pilgrim and the alternate dimension evil versions of themselves unleashed by the dastardly Mother. Evil will be destroyed, sexy teen Loki (can I write that?) will open up to the others making the angst and the drama fly and they will defeat evil with the ultimate weapon: love. In the immortal words of Loki, “Oh, ugh. Is love really going to save us all?”
Although despite seemingly winning the day in this issue, we get a tease that this is not yet the end. One because there are two issues to go, and two because there’s more story to tell. And for that matter, I want to read more fake tumblr posts on the YA social media site yamblr, which is full of hilarious hashtags like, “#Avengers don’t assemble” and “#Oblivious adult Cap is unsurprisingly lame”. Plus I’m not ready to say goodbye to the intriguing and inventive panels, particularly in this issue when the past, present in future is laid out before the readers as if it were a comic book. Never stop breaking the fourth wall guys!