Lately, whenever I see a book advertised as an 80-page Giant issue, I’m pretty skeptical as there have been a lot of story reprints in those collections.  Marvel claims that the upcoming Avengers Academy Giant Size #1 features an all new story that looks at the next generation of Marvel heroes.

“This story brings together our most popular teen heroes and fan favorite creators for a truly giant-size story set right in the thick of the Marvel Universe at an incredibly affordable price.” said David Gabriel, Marvel’s SVP of Sales & Circulation. “There’s simply no publisher today putting out this amount of all-new material for such a great value.”

That value price? $7.99, something Marvel takes pride in pointing out that the cover price is still better than buying four of their competitor’s books.

AVENGERS ACADEMY GIANT-SIZE #1
Written by PAUL TOBIN
Pencils by DAVID BALDEON
Covers by ED McGUINNESS & CHRIS SAMNEE

With the Marvel Universe at stake and Captain America, Spider-Man, Iron Man and the rest of the Avengers unavailable to help – it’s up to the students of Avengers Academy to team up with Spider-Girl and the Young Allies to save the day! Can this triple threat pull together or will they break apart as they’re forced through a circus of sadism by the one and only ringmaster of Murderworld?

Avengers Academy Giant-Size #1 arrives in May.

via Marvel

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3 Comments

  1. February 10, 2011 at 2:41 pm — Reply

    You know, I’m gonna take that advice. I’m gonna buy 4 DC titles instead of this. ;p

  2. steviecool
    February 11, 2011 at 1:40 am — Reply

    This is a great bargain! When I pick it up in the quarter bin.

    PS Nice try hiding OtherBucky in the story and keeping her off the cover. I’m not easily fooled.

  3. Smoothesuede
    February 11, 2011 at 5:59 am — Reply

    Avengers Academy with a Young Ally on the cover? Oh well. The inclusion of Rikki and Arana are okay by me. They are fantastic.

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