In a post made to Tumblr yesterday, writer Kieron Gillen announced that once the current run on Young Avengers finishes, himself, Jamie McKelvie and Mike Norton (and therefore also colourist Matthew Wilson, most likely) will not be returning for the much-implied ‘season 2’ of the series. To commiserate, I’ll be posting repeated images of Noh-Varr into this article, so we can appropriately work through our feels during this difficult time.
The book has been one of Marvel’s more acclaimed, especially in the way it’s tackled sexuality, gender, and several other issues during the run. Pushed along through the power of their fanbase – who are based on Tumblr, in large amounts – the series will be ending next year with issue 15. This was intended to be the end of the ‘first season’ before relaunching later in the year. With Gillen and McKelvie leaving, it now looks as though Young Avengers may go on a hiatus for a while, rather than a quick relaunch.
More details are promised to be announced at the Young Avengers panel at Thought Bubble, next week. It seems most likely that the creative team will next move to focusing on the third volume of Phonogram, their creator-owned series at Image. Although… you never know… maybe they’re just busy prepping volume #1 of “The Radical Adventures of Adam X”?
No, probably not.