Thursday is an X review night, and predictably, I chose Young Avengers as my first book to review this week. Young Avengers has been everything I could have hoped for... And more! So yeah, this is definitely the book I'm most looking forward to reading. Which means I should probably get to reading!
Young Avengers #5:
Summary: Loki actually manages to come through and channels Wiccan's powers into a massive counter-spell. With the rest of the team now magically powered, they are able to eliminate all of Mother's hench-parents, causing Mother to leave. However, a side-effect of the spell means that the group can't go to their parents, or near where their parents died, since that would make them return to life and go all evil and stuff. Or at least that's how Loki explains it. Miss America sees it more as that Loki wants the group to stay together for some Loki-esque purpose. Whatever the reason, the crew does decide to stick together and do super-heroic type stuff.
Thoughts: This was a pretty solid issue. I wasn't in love with it, as I was the previous issues, but I still enjoyed it. The team is officially together, we still don't know for sure where Loki stands, and Wiccan seems ready to return to being a hero. In other words, the future looks bright! Speaking of looking bright, the next issue brings us Speed and Prodigy, which is like a double treat for me!! I loved Speed through the original YA run, and was a huge fan of Prodigy before Decimation ruined New X-Men: Academy X(stupid Marvel...). It should go without saying that I am hugely looking forward to the next issue.
Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.