Earlier this year, the very popular comic series ‘Young Avengers’ by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie came to an end. While a few team members have went on to be featured in other titles, such as ‘Hawkeye’ and ‘Loki: Agent of Asgard’, we haven’t seen the young heroes assembled together since the latest volume of their comic wrapped up. However, with ‘Original Sin’ affecting the entire Marvel Universe, it appears that the team will be coming out of hiding in the new anthology series called ‘Original Sins’.
Spinning out of the pages of ‘Original Sin’, this five-issue companion series is set to follow a number of heroes and villains including Black Knight and Deathlok, plus auxiliary characters such as Lockjaw, Howard the Duck, and former mayor J. Jonah Jameson. For the Young Avengers tale, Marvel newcomers Ryan North and Ramon Villalobos will spotlight three members of the team (one of whom has an ex that appeared in the last issue of the crossover event) that didn’t get much page time together in Gillen and McKelvie’s internet-adored book. In a recent interview with Newsarama, ‘Adventure Time’ and ‘Dinosaur Comics’ writer North shares the premise of this upcoming story:
“It’s about the Young Avengers getting sucked up into the action of the Original Sin event, but without many people knowing they’re there. Basically, Marvel Boy decides he wants to be involved, takes some friends with him, and before they know it they’re in deeper than they expected.”
In North’s story, Noh-Varr will be joined by Hulkling and Prodigy, who have a storied past together but are trying to work past it for the sake of the team. Although that tension between those two isn’t the only trouble that this trio will encounter in ‘Original Sins’ as they come toe to toe with The Hood, who the writer has an interesting take on in this series:
“I think the best villains are ones that you can look at and say ‘Yeah, he’s obviously going about this the wrong way or going too far or whatever, but I can see where he’s coming from’. Magneto’s a great example of that, and the reason he and Charles Xavier can have such great conversations is that they can both make some good points.
So with Hood, I see him as this regular guy who is ambitious, and who wants to better himself, and then has these magical items fall into his lap. And who wouldn’t be tempted to start taking shortcuts when all of a sudden you’ve got superpowers? Even Peter Parker didn’t start out wanting to save people. He started out trying to help himself. “
Finally, even though North wouldn’t go into the details about what the big sin of the Young Avengers is, the article did come with a number of preview pages from the series. You can check them out in the gallery below:
What do you think about the Young Avengers returning for ‘Original Sins’? How do you think they’ll fair against the Hood? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
‘Original Sins’ #1 hits the shelves of your local comic book shops on June 11, 2014.