Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX #4
by Skottie Young and Jean-Francois Beaulieu
This is another hilariously fun addition to this cute little series. All four issues at this point have been great. Of course they have – this is like a dream team for comics, especially for cute books that are aimed towards kids. It’s a great series to buy for the kids to get them into comics (just make sure to read it before they do, because everyone will love it).
Sometimes it seems as though Skottie Young just takes every opportunity in this series to add whatever character he feels like drawing. It started out with just the Avengers and the X-Men (adorable little kid versions of them) but the last two issues have seen the addition of the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Inhumans, and some villains as well. All five groups of kids are now fighting over a pair of seemingly normal twins that have moved to town, trying to get them to join their groups. It’s got to be an insanely fun book to draw.
The addition of the Guardians alone, in the previous issue, was very exciting – Skottie’s Rocket is awesome, but this issue was even more fun to look at Medusa’s hair which is constantly amusing. When the villains appear at the end, it’s absolutely necessary to look at each one. Venom and Ultron are perfect. And of course, there is a full-page of everyone fighting together. That’s something anyone would be willing to get a print of to hang on their wall, it’s that good. All of the detail that goes into pages like that is just fantastic.
With a fun little story like this, there’s nothing to really criticize. It’s cute, it’s funny, and again, it’s something everyone is going to enjoy. It’s a quick, fun read – something everyone should have in their pull list, just because. There are so many puns, and little things thrown in that are sure to make anyone grin. And it’s probably something kids will go back and read again and again, so what’s not to love about that?
Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX is every bit as fantastic as the Oz series Skottie was a part of, as well as the issues of Rocket Raccoon he did with Jean-Francois Beaulieu. Both are incredibly talented comic creators, and this is a series that could on forever and continue to be just as entertaining. It’s definitely one, again, that everyone needs to be reading!