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Posted by: Ken Porter

Review: A-Babies vs X-Babies #1

Writer: 
Skottie Young
Art: 
Gurihiru
Letterer: 
Clayton Cowles
Cover: 
Skottie Young
Publisher: 
Marvel Comics
Price: 
$2.99
Release Date: 
October 24th, 2012

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“Avengers vs X-Men,” the massive Marvel Comics event, has come to an end. But now we get to see the Avengers and the X-Men battle it out like we’ve never seen them before – as babies! When little Steve Rogers has his Bucky Bear stolen by baby Cyclops, everyone who isn’t grounded or down with the chicken pox is called into action!

This comic is adorable. Not only is it a great all-ages book, but it’s also very fun to read. There are lots of hidden Marvel jokes, but all of them are funny whether you know the history of the characters or not.

Skottie Young has written another example of why all-ages comics can thrive in the market. All they need is the right creative team and the chance to shine. He writes the little Avengers and X-Men as cute but true miniaturized versions of themselves. You could also deconstruct this whole scenario as a metaphor for how the Marvel superheroes act sometimes during a conflict, but it’s much more fun to just love it as a humorous story.

Gurihiru does the interior art for this first issue. Each panel has life and energy that you wouldn’t expect from a book like this. When baby Thor throws his hammer it’s just as dynamic as when the adult Thor does it. The characters are expressive, the cartooning is spot on, and the tone makes you want to go back to your old neighborhood and play in the street again.

Marvel may have released the best all-ages title this year. Let’s hope that the series continues so that we can share this book with the younger people in our lives and the young at heart.

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