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Young Avengers

Marvel Congratulates GLAAD Award Winner Young Avengers

The work of Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Clayton Cowles received Outstanding Comic Book for the year!

Each year, the GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor the best and brightest portrayals of LGBT characters in comics, film, television and more. Marvel is pleased to congratulate Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Clayton Cowles’ YOUNG AVENGERS on its win for Outstanding Comic Book at the 2014 ceremony held in Los Angeles, this past weekend.

"With YOUNG AVENGERS, thanks to the work of Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung in its creation, we had an incredible opportunity to push these themes even more prominently,” says series writer Kieron Gillen. “The response from the people who the book spoke to has been absolutely humbling. Receiving the award continues that particular theme. We're both lucky and grateful."

Marvel would also like to congratulate all the other nominees and winners at the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards.

      If you haven’t checked out these award winning stories, head on out to your local comic shop and pick up these great collections!

      YOUNG AVENGERS VOL. 1: STYLE > SUBSTANCE (JUN130682)
      Written by KIERON GILLEN           
      Art by JAMIE MCKELVIE
      Cover by JAMIE MCKELVIE
      ISBN: 978-0-7851-6708-2
      ON SALE NOW!

      YOUNG AVENGERS VOL. 2: ALTERNATIVE CULTURE (OCT130761)
      Written by KIERON GILLEN           
      Art by JAMIE MCKELVIE
      Cover by JAMIE MCKELVIE
      ISBN: 978-0-7851-6709-9
      ON SALE NOW!

      YOUNG AVENGERS VOL. 3: MIC-DROP AT THE EDGE
      OF TIME AND SPACE
      (DEC130782)
      Written by KIERON GILLEN           
      Art by JAMIE MCKELVIE
      Cover by JAMIE MCKELVIE
      ISBN: 978-0-7851-8530-7
      ON SALE NOW!

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      Stahlflamme
      Stahlflamme

      I'm always baffled and feel insulted that the young avengers run by Kieron Gillen, a man that stated sexuality to be pure choice, is considered as having a positive effect on the representation of LGBT-characters. He made Hulkling ask Prodigy since when he is gay, gives all his LGBT-characters a logical explanation for their sexuality and usually has them tell this explanation as if apologizing immediately after the reveal. Likewise Wiccan and Hulkling were fairly one-dimensional when he writes them with their relationship being their only important characteristic and their only contribution to the plot being deus ex machina involving their sexuality. The fact that one was just a lovesick puppy and the other an egoistical whiny brat makes it only worse. Likewise Prodigys intelligence would become unimportant during the story, his immediate distrust of Loki amounting to an "I told you so" once Loki decides to reveal it himself, with randomly making out with a villain being the solution.

      Its not THE most insulting representations of homosexuals, but an decidingly uninformed and prejudiced one. Insulting is how the writer that is never capable of seeing past a characters sexuality and just see them as characters is considered tolerant progressive and his outright offensive series.