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Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX #3

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by Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu

Each new issue of Giant-Size Little Marvel that comes out is more humorous than the last. It’s such a cute, funny book that everyone is going to love. This issue in particular was wonderful – of course. Anything with Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu teaming up is going to be! But of the three issues that have come out so far, this has been the best one.

This issue involves treehouses. Not just regular treehouses. Imagine the coolest treehouse you could’ve thought up when you were a kid. Now imagine it fifty times cooler. Add in some X-Men and some Avengers and you basically have the best treehouses any kid under the age of six could think up. And that’s what’s in this issue. Skottie Young clearly has a great connection with his inner six-year-old (and maybe he asked his own kid for advice on this one too) because the things in each panel are absolutely awesome. Kids reading this are going to with they had what was in these panels, and adults are going to wish the same thing. Skottie Young’s imagination will absolutely win anyone over.

One of the best parts of this series is the jokes. The X-Men and the Avengers are all kids, but they have the same traits as their adult counterparts. Tony Stark, for example, has his signature goatee. And the other characters always mention it. There are a few moments like that in this book, where readers won’t be able to avoid giggling. And kids will get it too, which makes it that much better. It’s great to see Skottie Young’s writing chops. His sense of humor is awesome, and it’s great to get a chance to really see what he can do. This series even has something probably no other series has – a theme song. Each issue’s is different, and readers really shouldn’t skip it, because it’s hilarious. This issue’s was the best so far. Definitely worth a giggle!

Of course, the art is probably the absolute best thing about the series. Skottie and Jean-Francois make a wonderful team, and it shows in this series. The characters are adorable and there are a few panels in here that really shine. It’s like Skottie Young was born to make Marvel characters cute. That’s not all he can do, though, of course. Some of the treehouse panels have such wonderful details, and something going on in the background too (Danger Room, anyone?) – not to mention the crashes and sound effects too.

Marvel’s Secret Wars event has been exciting, and it’s great that they have been able to include this fun little series in that. It’s a must-read for sure, because everyone needs something that’s going to make them laugh. Grown-ups need to read this issue and so do the kids – in fact, this series is an excellent one to get kids into comics!

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