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Young Allies #1
November 4th, 2017 by Rusty

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Young Allies #1

Young Allies #1

Date: August 2010
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
2017 NM Price: $4
Stats: 23 color pages plus More About The Young Allies and ads
Writer: Sean McKeever
Artists: David Baldeón, N. Bowling, Chris Sotomayor
Notable Notes: The first issue featuring the Heroic Age Young Allies

Take 3

One cool and frustrating part of being a comic book reader is that there is so much history that sometimes ideas are recycled and you don’t even know it! Take this team of young super-heroes for example. I took a chance and bought the first issue of this series several years ago, and ended up loving it. I didn’t realize then that this was the third time there was a Marvel super-hero team named “The Young Allies”. Usually I don’t really like it when former ideas are resurrected and re-hashed into a newer version, but this book was an exception. See, I guess there is some value to not knowing history! 😉


This book begins in Colombia, as a young boy is kidnapped by a militant group and trained to be a ruthless warrior. But when he is a teenager he is given a serum that allows him to turn into a huge dude, and he decides to leave for NYC. Meanwhile, in the USA, Nomad and Araña have become high school chums and continue to fight against petty crime. And at NYU Firestar and Gravity are both students, but unaware of each other. So when a group of villains’ children join together and attack Manhattan these 5 heroes all respond separately, but start to work together to defeat the bad guys. That is, until one of the villains blows himself up in a nuclear explosion!

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 3 stars – As far as story lines go this one was just average. But it is the first issue, so there needs to be some sort of “how did they all get together” story, and this was it.
  • Art: 4 stars – The art was really good – crisp and super colorful. But the faces were a little bit strange, and not to my liking.
  • Fun Factor: 4 stars – I actually had a really fun time reading this comic book! The story and characters were interesting, and I am anxious to see what happens in the next issue. The 9 pages of background information about the characters was super interesting as well!

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