Young Avengers

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A panel from Young Avengers Vol 2 depicting America Chavez (foreground) and Kate Bishop (background), with David Alleyne and Noh-varr looking on.

Young Avengers is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics about a team of adolescent superheroes with connections to some of Marvel's classic heroes, i.e. Teddy Altman (Hulkling) is the Young Avengers equivalent of Bruce Banner (Hulk) and Kate Bishop (Hawkeye) is the Young Avengers equivalent of Clint Barton (also Hawkeye, though sometimes called Hawkguy by fans of Kate).

The Young Avengers originally featured in a twelve issue run by by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung, and later appeared in several crossover series, including the Civil War and The Children's Crusade events, before being relaunched in a new series by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie.

Series

LGBT Representation

Both the original series and the relaunch series by Kieron Gillen have won the award for Outstanding Comic Book at the GLAAD Media Awards due to their inclusion of multiple prominent LGBT characters.

Fandom

Although not as active as the main Avengers fandom, the Young Avengers are nevertheless popular with fans, with numerous pieces of fanart and fanfiction dedicated to them. The most popular ship tagged on the fanfiction archive An Archive of Our Own is the canon slash pairing of Teddy Altman/Billy Kaplan. America Chavez/Kate Bishop is a popular femslash ship.

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Related Links

References

  1. Young Avengers Volume 2, Issue 9
  2. http://www.tor.com/2014/11/04/is-loki-canonically-genderfluid-now/


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