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Passion, Freedom And Motion In Gillen And McKelvie’s ‘Young Avengers’ [Review]

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We at ComicsAlliance have never been shy about our love for Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's excellent indie Phonogram. We named The Singles Club the fifth-best comic of 2010, broke the story about Phonogram's end, and wondered hopefully at the teasing implications of a return. When The Immaterial Girl was announced in 2012, we celebrated, and when we heard it was pushed back to 2013, we were a little crestfallen. But when it was announced that Gillen and McKelvie would be the creative team on the relaunch of Young Avengers, we figured we could probably wait a little longer. We were right. Five issues in, the creative team has made Young Avengers one of the most exciting and experimental books on the stands, and one of the few comics about youth that actually captures the energy and potential of it.

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Parting Shot: Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso Talks Latino Superheroes

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Fox News Latino's Victor Garcia conducted a pretty candid conversation with Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso to discuss the increased visibility of hispanic characters in the comics he produces i.e. Miss America Chavez in Young A

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War Rocket Ajax #144: The X-Men Roundtable

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This week on War Rocket Ajax, we defend a world that hates and fears us -- or at least, we talk about the X-Men. It's basically the same thing, right? Chris and Matt are joined by ComicsAlliance's Andrew Wheeler and David Brothers to discuss their favorite and least favorite things about Marvel's Merry Mutants -- and you can listen to the whole show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #144: The Best and Worst of the X-Men with David Brothers and Andrew Wheeler
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)

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New Power Generation: Talking Sex, Music and ‘Young Avengers’ with Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

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In 2005, as part of an overhaul of Marvel's Avengers line in the wake of Avengers Disassembled, writer Allan Heinberg and artist Jim Cheung launched Young Avengers, a new title with a cast of kid heroes inspired by established characters. The series -- and its central gay

Kieron Gillen On ‘Young Avengers’: ‘It’s My Teenage Symphony To God’ [NYCC 2012]

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This January, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie are set to relaunch Marvel's Young Avengers, blending established characters from the original Allan Heinberg/Jim Cheung run with a few new faces and a direction featuring battles that Gillen has described as "superheroes clubbing."

It represents an interesting

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Marvel NOW Avengers Panel: Secrets Revealed [NYCC 2012]

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A new creative team and new direction for a relaunched Secret Avengers book was the headline announcement at Marvel's Avengers panel at New York Comic Con on Saturday -- but there were also some other secrets revealed, including the names of three additional members of the sprawling non-secret Avengers line-up. Writers Jonathan Hickman, Dennis Hopeless

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Parting Shot: Young Avengers By ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Creator Bryan Lee O’Malley

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It's of course very typical for variant covers to be illustrated by big name artists, but I think it's pretty rare for the pairing of title and artist to be as natural -- even inspired -- as it is here, where Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley draws the Young Avengers for the variant cover of issue #1. Launching in January of next year, the se

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Gillen, McKelvie Relaunch ‘Young Avengers’ in January

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Not content with writing critically-acclaimed series about teenage characters in Journey Into Mystery and Generation Hope, Kieron Gillen is revamping Marvel's premiere teen super team as he and Phonogram partner Jamie McKelvie relaunch Young Avengers in 2013 as part of the ongoing Marvel NOW! roll-out.

The new series brings together members of the original Young Avengers team created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung - Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate Bishop - with a numb

Marvel NOW! Teases ‘Amateurs’ From Kieron Gillen And Jamie McKelvie

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Clearly, the Marvel NOW! teasers are just getting unfairly abusive with the latest release. After all, Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie have been making comics together (The wonderful Phonogram) and separately (Gillen's Uncanny X-Men and Journey Into Mystery, McKelvie's Defenders and Suburban Glamour, amongst others) for years. But despite that, now they're being described as "Amateurs"? I mean, that's just cruel.More seriously, the teaming of Gillen and McKe

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Comics Pride: 50 Comics and Characters That Resonate with LGBT Readers

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We are not the mainstream.

That's a truth understood by anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or in any other way queer. We are not the audience. We are not the market. We are not the

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