DGLD: Young Avengers #9
Young Avengers is another great comic book featuring teenage heroes, and actually manages to tap into that vibe. Similar to Spider-Girl and her Twitter, Young Avengers uses social media to build a “youth” vibe. Sure, the phrase “youth vibe” sounds like something a 50 year old marketing executive coined, but in any case, Young Avengers does well at actually capturing the dialogue teenagers would exchange.
If you’re hoping to jump in, Young Avengers #9 isn’t a great spot – the ‘yamblr’ (YA Tumblr) is a fun idea, but if you’re not too familiar with the characters, even that can’t stop the book from being a little confusing. Here’s what you need to know: one of the characters comes out as bi (which I think is good – there aren’t enough bi characters in any types of media), there are two villains: The Mother and the Patriot, dimensional jumping and a possible break-up.
Altogether, a fun but somewhat confusing foray into the Young Avengers world if you’re new. But it does have a great cover.