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The author of the book: Christos Gage
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Date of issue: August 17th 2011
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This particular arc of Avengers Academy is not my favourite of the series, and the title itself is far from my favourite comic book(I am reading it now mostly out of curiousity about the kids in Avengers Arena), but there is something about this story that appeals to me, and the form it takes exemplifies one of the things I love most about comics.
Let's talk about the latter first. This is anecdotal, so bear with me if it doesn't apply to you, but many people I've spoken to about comics see them as a genre within other media. For instance, you find comic books in the Barnes & Noble or the Chapters-Indigo over by the Sci-Fi & Fantasy books, implying they're a subgenre of a genre of "book," or you find them in a convenience store in a comic rack next to the magazine rack, suggesting that they're "magazines for kids." There are other folk who see them as a sort of blueprint for film that has just happened to make it into cheap little, pulpy mags for kiddy consumption, making them a sort of sub-medium of "film."
To me, however, what makes comics so alluring, so worth my time, is that they are a medium all unto themselves. They are not books with pictures or static films with words printed on the page; they are their own entity, an entity that shares characteristics of those other forms, even bridges the gap between those forms, but they are their own artform with myriad possibilities. Every genre I can think of -- in film or literature -- is its own genre in comic books. Every single one. Which is what this arc of Avengers Academy put me in mind of, and it is precisely what I think it exemplifies: the idea that comics can be and can do anything that other media can be and can do.
This arc in Avengers Academy is a soap opera. Perhaps a Degrassi Avengers High or an Avengers Mansion 10022, rather than a Young and the Superpowered or Days of our Super-Lives, but it is a soap opera nonetheless. The students are bouncing up against their personal dramas while swinging back and forth between dumb decisions and heroism; there is constant discussion about everyone's feelings and how those feelings are informed by all the relationships, and how those relationships inform and are shaped by other relationships. There are perceived slights, infidelities, bastard children, tortured souls, silly villains, and more hyperdrama than your average day in Genoa City, which is precisely what pleases me about this tale and returns us to the 'former' place wherein I began this ramble.
I love soap operas. I spent a large part of my life watching them with my Mom, and even today I can join in with the two I've already mentioned plus General Hospital and I'll be up to speed in fifteen minutes. Sure, I am a bigger fan of dramatic fare, or mysteries, or Sci-Fi, but when I need to kill some time and escape, when I need to check my brain at the door, when I just want a little, unadulterated silliness and fun, I will watch a soap. Avengers Academy is exactly that for me during the Will We Use This in the Real World? arc. Dumb fun. And a reminder that comics span as many genres as the otehr forms I love so much.
Comics, as a form, deserve more respect because comics can make the shift to screen and page as seamlessy films and books can make their way into the pages of a comic. Comics are equal to these other forms in importance (and I gauge this "importance" based on their ability to change people personally as well as they impact they can have on our culture/pop-culture) and artistry. Comics are awesome. Don't let anyone tell you any different.
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