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We run down the entire reading chronology of these next generation Avengers. Read all the Young Avengers’ comic stories here!


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Debut Run

In Young Avengers (2005) #1

Screenwriter Allan Heinberg and artist Jim Cheung introduce the Young Avengers in this origin story. When a mysterious group of teen heroes assemble as the Avengers, they immediately grip the attention of their adult counterparts. The series that introduced Kate Bishop: Hawkeye, Wiccan, Patriot, Hulkling, and Cassie Lang.

Avengers Ties

In Young Avengers Special (2005) #1

See who’s related/connected to who in this investigative exposé starring Jessica Jones and Kat Farrell. The follow-up to 2005’s YOUNG AVENGERS #1.

Entering Civil War

In Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways (2006) #1

These teen super-teams might seem like they’re on opposite sides during CIVIL WAR, but the attack and near capture of the Runaways leads the Young Avengers to gain some new friends. Quickly.

Young Avengers Presents

In Young Avengers Presents (2008) #1

Six separate tales starring each member of the team. From Patriot’s grandfather, to Hulkling and Stature’s Avenger parents, these personal chapters explore the backstories of the original crew.

Secret Invasion

In Secret Invasion: Runaways/Young Avengers (2008) #1

The Young Avengers and Runaways teamed up for a second time when their respective Skrull team members were “decommissioned” during the alien empire’s invasion of Earth. Xavin and Hulkling—down for the count!

Dark Reign

In Dark Reign: Young Avengers (2009) #1

The Young Avengers meet their inverted counterparts in this tie-in to DARK REIGN, the event that saw Norman Osborn take over the entire Marvel Universe. Who are these “Young Avengers”? Their interests include messy romance, modern art and bloody murder.


In Siege: Young Avengers (2010) #1

The Young Avengers are left to pick up the pieces of Norman Osborn’s doomed attack on Asgard. The dust settles on a changed team.

Avengers: The Children's Crusade

In Avengers: The Children's Crusade (2010) #1

A super-powered coming-of-age. When his mystic abilities spiral out of control, Wiccan sets out to find the one person who may be able to help—his purported mother Scarlet Witch. Co-starring the Avengers and the X-Men.

Style > Substance

In Young Avengers (2013) #1

When they weren’t fighting an interdimensional reality-altering parasite, this team was up against teen spirit. Creators Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson reinvent the super-team with new members Kid Loki, Prodigy, and America Chavez.

Hawkeye: Kate Bishop

In Hawkeye (2016) #1

While she did co-star with mentor Clint Barton in HAWKEYE (2012) and ALL-NEW HAWKEYE (2015), Kate Bishop went solo and headed west in this Los Angeles-set detective series. And when Kate showed up, the city got a new guardian.

Emperor Hulkling

In Empyre (2020) #1

The lives of two Young Avengers, Wiccan and Hulkling, are overhauled overnight in this cosmic epic starring the Avengers. Teddy Altman takes the throne as a space emperor to a united Kree/Skrull alliance. And it doesn’t take long for his loyalties to be challenged by his War Council and beyond.