The Young Avengers have made their dramatic return as a part of Marvel Unlimited’s Infinity Comics line, following the conclusion of the Iceman story that ran under the Marvel’s Voices banner on the digital comics site.
Writer Anthony Oliveira and artist Jethro Morales bring together several Young Avengers members from various incarnations of the team, including Wiccan, Hulkling, Hawkeye, Iron Lad, America Chavez, Prodigy, Speed and Cassie Lang (presumably under her Stinger moniker, based on the costume she’s wearing in the promotional art).
The story is also significant for featuring some of the last coloring work by Dijjo Lima, who passed away last month. “Our first issue also features some of Dijjo Lima’s last colors, and I am so grateful and honored to have a gift like that grace a script I worked on. I will be forever thankful,” Oliveira told Marvel.com.
As far as villains go, the story also features the return of Kristoff Vernard, the orphan boy adopted by Dr. Doom in the pages of Fantastic Four #247, who went on to replace the dictator when he was thought dead. He’s appeared many times since then, sometimes fighting with Doom, teaming with him and even joining up with the Fantastic Four for a short time.
As for the rest of the story, Oliveira gave some general context around what to expect.
“Events transpire! Protagonists and antagonists clash! Scenes follow, one after another, though not always in order!” Oliveira said about the story. “And we will learn what power cannot do, and what forgiveness can. People are certainly very excited for the Young Avengers to be back, and absolutely no one more than me! But the years since have changed them, I think. These characters have been off on their own adventures for a while, and I wanted to really get to know them again. So for each of the characters we got, I tried to think really hard about the story each of them needs right now, and did my best to give it to them. If you don’t know these heroes this is a great chance to befriend them; if you do, I think it will feel like catching up with an old best friend.”
The story can only be accessed on the Marvel Unlimited app for now, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it in print someday. The story will be posted weekly for five weeks on Wednesdays.