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Young Avengers #7: Review

Jul 2013
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie

Story Name:

Breakfast meet

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4 stars

Young Avengers #7 Review by (April 1, 2022)
Mike Norton is back doing pencil backgrounds for Jamie McKelvie.

Whoever the Skifflefuffles are we'll never see them again.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Young Avengers #7 Synopsis by Rob Johnson
Remember the Skrulls that were attacking Marvel Boy in #1, and Hawkeye got dragged into it? Well it's time to look them up again. They've got themselves a classy new space-ride the Cadillac 4200 Xenocrusher and they're ready to roll. But Noh-Varr and Kate Bishop are now part of the new Young Avengers and they've brought the gang to sort things out. Kate space-harpoon's the space-car and they dragged along on their space-sled away from the Skrulls asteroid base. The Skrulls shoot at them as Kree scum and collaborators. Kid Loki's magic is keeping the the team alive in space. He's been coaching Wiccan to control his power and now Billy Kaplan magically takes them all back to the asteroid which the Skrulls crash into. He and Loki teleport everyone inside the asteroid where they discover that the Skrulls aren't really Skrulls at all but some would-be Skrulls called Skifflefuffles. The team go home in disgust for breakfast.

We see some sample text messages which let us know that 3 months have passed since #5 during which Wiccan got trained and they had several run-ins with the 'Skrulls' who seem now to have been arrested by some space-cops. Now they can get back figuring out how to deal with the interdimensional parasite from #1-5 (who they've taken to calling Mother because she imitates Teddy Altman's dead mom) who has taken over Billy's parents and wants to take the 2 boys away to feed off their powers. They have to keep away from home because Mother can also sway other people against them too.

Meanwhile Teddy is obsessing over something Kid Loki suggested to him. (But we know that Loki's reasons for doing/saying things are usually devious.) He tells Noh-Varr that he's been secretly seeing a therapist to get his head around the idea that his love Billy, as a reality warper, may have subconsciously arranged for them to fall in love. Marvel Boy advises him to believe in love. And anyway he himself has mind-control saliva.

They go back to Earth for pancakes at their favourite diner. But before they can order the waitress brings them dishes that a stranger ordered for them. He says he knows what they wanted, although in some cases it's what they *really* wanted rather than what they *would* have ordered. Billy recognises him as the ex-X-Man Prodigy (and we recognise him from last issue). David Alleyne tells them he's been looking for them for a long time. He caught up with Hulkling and Wiccan once when Billy's sort-of mother (it's complicated) Scarlet Witch agreed to meet them out of New York. They hoped she'd be out the range of Mother's influence, but she'd brought Mother and Mr & Mrs Kaplan along and they turned goo-monster to try and capture them. David couldn't follow the escaping spacecraft but he's been tracking its movements and their epicentre seems to be this diner, so now he's here.

After locking horns with Loki David finally tells them why needs to see them. He was working with Billy's 'brother' Tommy Shepherd (Speed) who's now disappeared (see last issue).

That night David and the team examine the warehouse where Tommy vanished. Prodigy has explained about the mystery being in the uniform of their ex-comrade Patriot, who disappeared too. Kid Loki does a spell which for some reason involves a magic sigil smeared in jam. It seems to backfire on him but he says it's located an interdimensional trail. He says it will take all his wits and Wiccan's skill to enable them to follow it. But then America Chavez shows them a previously-unrevealed (in *any* of her few appearances) power. Star symbols on her wrists (and possibly a star pendant) enable her to create a star-shaped portal in the ground. She leads them all through it to a grey space where 'Patriot' is waiting for them. But he signals them to follow and exits through another portal.

Jamie McKelvie
Jamie McKelvie
Matthew Wilson
Jamie McKelvie (Cover Penciler)
Jamie McKelvie (Cover Inker)
Matthew Wilson (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Clayton Cowles.
Editor: Lauren Sankovitch. Editor-in-chief: Axel Alonso.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Kate Bishop)

(Teddy Altman)

(Loki Laufeyson)
Marvel Boy
Marvel Boy

Ms. America
Ms. America

(America Chavez)

(Billy Kaplan)

Plus: Prodigy (David Alleyne), Young Avengers.

> Young Avengers: Book info and issue index

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