It’s not often we venture into the world of capes’n’muscles for our bookplate editions, but sometimes a book comes along which really deserves that attention, and when that book is created by gents as charming as Phonogram creators Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, well, how could we resist? And so: Young Avengers Vol 1 Style > Substance, the Gosh! exclusive bookplate edition!
“But Gosh blog,” you ask, “What’s it all about?” Well, it’s about this:
Legacy isn’t a dirty word…but it’s an irrelevant one. It’s not important what our parents did. It matters what WE do. Someone has to save the world. You’re someone. Do the math. The critically acclaimed team of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie reinvent the teen super hero comic for the 21st century, uniting Wiccan, Hulkling and Kate “Hawkeye” Bishop with Kid Loki, Marvel Boy and Ms. America. No pressure, right? As a figure from Loki’s past emerges, Wiccan makes a horrible mistake that comes back to bite everyone on their communal posteriors. Fight scenes! Fake IDs! And plentiful feels! (aka “meaningful emotional character beats” for people who aren’t on tumblr.) Young Avengers is as NOW! as the air in your lungs, and twice as vital. Hyperbole is the BEST! THING! EVER!
It’s a great read; funny, exciting, moving, and chock full of innovative storytelling. Even if you’re not normally a superhero kind of reader, you should give it a try. A good book, after all, is a good book.
And if you still need a little convincing, check out the exclusive plate that Jamie has done for us, which will be signed by both creators.
This first collection includes issues #1 to #5 plus some bits from Marvel Now! Point One, and retails (including free plate) for £11.99. If you want to reserve a copy of the book shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll sort it out for you. Mail order folks, we will send this to you! Postage is as follows:
UK: flat-rate of £5 (grab some other stuff too and it won’t cost you anything more in postage)
Rest of the World: £8