No, your eyes do not deceive you, I am finally reviewing a Marvel comic! Only took me four and half months, right? And I’m not even covering any of the titles that people actually care about. Instead, I’m taking a look at one of my personal favorites, Young Avengers, about a group of teen heroes who, despite their name, have no real connections to any established heroes. Seems pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? The title debuted in 2005 and, from what little I’ve read, was generally a good book until Children’s Crusade came along. I won’t spoil anything for people who still want to read it, but let’s just say that it only adds fuel to my theory that mainstream comics are allergic to happiness.
But anyway. The story arc I’m looking at today, called “Secret Identities,” is sandwiched between two much longer story arcs where a lot more stuff goes on in terms of villainous attempts at world domination. I’m reviewing “Secret Identities” instead of those ones because, frankly, I am lazy and didn’t feel like reviewing anything longer. Don’t worry, we’ll still have fun.
(Also, there will be mild spoilers for the first six issues along with issues seven and eight here, so tread carefully.)