Artist: Andrea Di Vito
Colorist: Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: VC's Joe Caramagna
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Release Date: September 19th, 2012
"Final Exam: Part Four"
I was originally excited for this issue purely based on the fact that it would allow me to drop this comic. I had incredibly low expectations but of course was knocked back by Gage with an ending that was actually good...so NOW I have decided to read the remaining two issues of Avengers Academy and may be slightly sad to see it go....or be happy to see something more vicious take its place (Avengers Arena).
Anyhow, this was the final battle with Justin, The Alchemist. His Clean Slate "virus" was rocketing toward Earth and the only people left to stop him were the young heros of the academy. With surprising teamwork, impressive control of abilities and the us of Jocasta, Justin was defeated....pretty brutally actually. I think that X-23's part in this and how the enemy was handled was truly impressive.
For the first time in a while I am giving Avengers Academy a decent rating of 7/10. It is not perfection but I am definitely starting to feel for the characters and the story...just in time for the title to be cancelled. Way to go Marvel Now!