Saturday, September 04, 2010

CBR Review: Young Allies #4

I recently reviewed Young Allies #4 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "I want to like Young Allies #4 more than I actually do. The pieces all seem to be here: a writer known for writing teens well, a healthy mix of well-known-but-underused and low key/unknown characters, an artist with an energetic, enthusiastic style, and a group of bad guys perfectly suited for the team. But, something isn’t right and all of these positives don’t cohere in this comic. Part of the problem is how easily the bad guys are dispatched, but, worse than that, there just isn’t anything here to connect with. The group and their plight come off as generic without a strong hook to say 'Read this instead of Avengers Academy or Avengers: Children’s Crusade,' two similar Marvel books."

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