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C2E2 | Speedball bounces back in the Heroic Age

the Avengers Academy teaching staff

the Avengers Academy teaching staff

Some weeks ago, Marvel announced the student body of the upcoming Avengers Academy title by Christos Gage and Mike McKone. They were announced in a similar style to how Marvel rolled out their Avengers, New Avengers and Secret Avengers line-ups, but may not have had the same effect, since most of the students are characters we’d never seen before.

But every school needs some teachers, and at today’s Mondo Marvel panel at C2E2, Marvel revealed that the faculty for the book will include Hank Pym, Quicksilver, Justice, Tigra and Speedball. “He’s trying to move past the horrible things he’s been through as Penance, but he’s going to find out it’s not as easy as changing clothes,” Gage said.

With that being said, is there anything else out there that could signal a lighter, friendlier Heroic Age coming to pass than Robbie Baldwin — who was at the heart of the big disaster that kicked off Civil War, the 50 States Initiative and the whole superhero registration thing — dropping the S&M gear and returning to his old identity?



Just when I thought I was out…

Speedball’s costume looks less stupid now, and it’s great to see Pym and Quicksilver still around. Looks pretty good.

I still think its a crime that they pulled Mighty Avengers. I’d rather read that book with that team then anything being advertised now.

That is the worst Speedball costume yet. I wonder if that isn’t Baldwin.

I was gonna pass on AA, but well played, Marvel.

I’m an avengers fan and I haven’t seen anything thats of interest. The new line ups sucks, this academy idea sucks. I mean spider-man and wolverine and cage Avengers? what the…?! Looks like I’ll just have to re-read the Marvel essentials for a decent Avengers line-up.

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