This Young Avengers graphic novel is an interesting work of fiction but one which hardly qualifies as a great graphic novel. That said it accomplishes all it sets out to do. The storyline is interesting, the art is quite bold and vibrant and the characters prompted me as a reader to speed through to the end.
Like all decent works of the Marvel universe there is always the underlying challenge of what it means to be a hero. For instance in this work the idea is raised as to whether the powers of the teens are what make them heroes or whether it is their desire to help others and defeat evil that qualifies them above all else. This is certainly an idea I am interested in pursuing in a fictional novel or two as I have always been interested in the idea that the true hero does not rely on supernatural abilities but on qualities such as compassion and the desire for truth.
Yet in the end this is little more than a good but not great action movie. A lot of fun, a few flashes of colour, some action and explosions, an alright plot but lacking that little extra definitive substance. As a result I am likely to forget this novel rapidly rather than have it cross my mind as I read another work of fiction or desire to create my own stories.