First, the cover is great, as are the interior art and colors.
I kind of was expecting more, but this reminds me of those 70s-80s Avengers or X-men issues where we see the teams just hanging out.....and in this one (graphically) hooking up.
I won't go into all the details, but some of the relationships work, some don't (IMO), there are triangles.....alot of drama, but Gage keeps it fun and not to melodramatic, like the X-romances tend to become.
Two thumbs up for.....Firestar's original costume!! The panel where she is looking at the Avengers portrait is one of my favorites .
Also, WTF? with the panel of Hazmat dancing with Mettle .
And Hank DOES NOT look like he is having a good time in the panel with Tigra straddling him. Looks like she may have forgotten to shave .
Hope i wasn't too rude....but it was a bit raunchy for a comic book, but still fun to read and look at, with Chen doing a nice job (except for the aforementioned panels).
I enjoyed this one and even thought the Hank/Tigra hook up was dealt with quite well with Gage prepared to give Hank a few more breaks than a lot of writers. My memories of WCA are quite hazy, I remember hank having to cage a bestial Tigra (was that Byrne's run?) but this issue suggested a bit more history there.
Similarly was the issue of Vance and angel not sleeping together an actual old plot or was it Gage fleshing them out. I've only ever really read the characters during Busiek's run. Either way I liked the way this issue dealt with it all with Angel getting upset at the change in Vance but ultimately not so upset that they can't talk it through.
another issue where the teachers were more interesting than the kids but i did enjoy it