As a writer, Allan Heinberg managed to recapture what Marv Wolfman did before him in Teen Titans once again; the essence of being a teenager in their time. And this in spite of not having been one for some time themselves, regardless. However, the search for identity, the identification of the self with another, the deification and eventual deconstruction of role models is all here, in Young Avengers. Particularly of note, however, is this last trope which sets it apart from Wolfman’s Teen Titans; not that it was absent, but it is here more literal, as we find a group of young wannabe heroes set upon basing their identities on their vision of their role models before forging their own paths when their vision comes into conflict with reality, creating characters that still remain active in their respective universe to this day.
Young Avengers review by Raphael Borg