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Young Avengers: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space (Marvel Comics, 2013; #11-15)

  • Gillen & McKelvie’s time on Young Avengers draws to a close as the kids take the fight to Mother.
  • That means tying up loose ends, and while they’ve teased things like Loki’s sneaking around behind others’ backs, the major reveals still manage to be a little surprising. 
  • What is less surprising is that everything ends with a dance party; I’m pretty sure the pair has a rider in all their contracts to guarantee them dance parties in their scripts.
  • It’s a fun way to wrap things up, though, and the revolving guest artists in the dance party issues help to make it feel like each character gets his or her own conclusion.
  • McKelvie and Wilson’s pages leading up to the dance party remain excellent, with even more fun fourth wall-breaking.


Gillen, McKelvie, and company stick the landing in their last volume of Young Avengers.  The run as a whole is fun and satisfying.  It does draw from storylines and character history that predate this volume, but not having read those never kept me from enjoying what was going on.

Collected in

  • Young Avengers, Vol. 3: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space (#11-15)

  • Young Avengers by Gillen and McKelvie Omnibus (#1-15)


Writer: Kieron Gillen | Pencillers: Jamie McKelvie with Emma Vieceli (14), Christian Ward (14), Annie Wu (14), Becky Cloonan (15), Ming Doyle (15), Joe Quinones (15) | Colorists: Matthew Wilson with Lee Loughridge (14), Christian Ward (14), Jordie Bellaire (14-15), Maris Wicks (15) | Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles | Assistant Editor: Jon Moisan | Editor: Lauren Sankovitch

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