Last review of the evening is Avengers Academy #28. For the record, Avengers Academy #27 is the ONLY comic I've given a perfect score to in 2012, so it should go without saying that I am REALLY expecting a lot from this one.
Avengers Academy #28:
Summary: Having gotten Old Lace back last issue, Nico sneak attacks Dr. Pym since she had discovered that Pym and Tigra had planned on taking Klara and Molly from the Runaways. Naturally the Academy kids leap to Pym's defense and we get a bit of a dust-up... At least until the Academy kids side with the Runaways, since most of them had issues with their own parents and didn't see the harm in leaving the girls with the Runaways. Reptil asks if Nico could use the Staff of One to cast a spell on everybody present to show them all the other's point of view, thereby showing the Runaways the Pym and the rest of the Academy staff aren't that bad, while showing Pym and Tigra that the best place for Molly and Klara were with the Runaways. Nico casts the spell and everybody gets to see how the other half lived and what shaped them. With that, Pym realizes that the Runaways ARE Molly and Klara's family, and feels he shouldn't split them up... BUT, he wants to create a robot that would home-school the girls, as well as any of the other Runaways who wanted to use it. Plus he wanted the kids to check in with him once a month so he could make sure they were okay. Nico agrees to those terms, at which point Pym turns his attentions to Victor... Pym tells Victor that all of the terrible things Ultron had done since Pym created him had always haunted him, but knowing that Ultron created Victor eases that pain a bit... Awww... With that, the Runaways take their leave and this one ends.
Thoughts: Well, this issue wasn't perfect, but it was damn good. I liked it, but the way everything wrapped up so neatly kind of bugged me... This story seemed the type that SHOULDN'T wrap up all that neatly, and yet it did. The Runaways left with Molly and Klara, while Pym was going to keep an eye on them and make sure they received an education... It was just a bit too pat for me... But it WAS a good comic in that it gave non-Runaways fans a glimpse into what shaped the Runaways, and non-Academy fans a similar glimpse into what shaped the Academy kids. So in that regard this issue was well done. Naturally I LOVED the Pym/Victor parts, as you'd expect with my extreme fanboy love for both characters. With this storyline taken care of, the Runaways sadly head back to limbo(man I would have loved if at least one of them, VICTOR, stayed on with the Academy), while the Academy kids find themselves thrust into the AvX event. Here's hoping the AvX x-over issues are as good as the Fear Itself x-over issues were.
Score: 8 out of 10.
I'll say it again... Awww...