ch: elijah bradley


Superhero Aesthetics // Young Avengers

We’ve got a super-soldier, a giant girl, a robot from the 30th century, a Skrull/Kree super-soldier, Billy (who, yeah, is kind of lame, but can cast spells), an Olympic class archer and martial artist, and… me.


Despite being a leader of the Young Avengers, poor Patriot (Elijah Bradley) looks like he had been demoted into the background while Kate Bishop the second-in-command is front and centre. This looks like a foreshadowing to Kate Bishop’s popularity and her rise to Hawkeye series as well as the demotion of Patriot by sending him to Comic Book Limbo after this storyline. 

- Avengers: the Children’s Crusade #1

That’s what we have last heard of Elijah Bradley a.k.a Patriot. According to Tommy Shepherd (a.k.a Speed), Eli had been depressed that he had been in bed for two weeks since his retirement from superheroics and his relocation to another place in the Midwest. 

Also, Tommy Shepherd is getting sick of too much legacy heroes (which are done in a cheap way). I feel the same way about too much teenage legacy superheroes in current Marvel NOW(er). 

- Young Avengers v2 #6, 2013


Young Avengers Presents #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Issue 1 - Patriot (Elijah Bradley)

Issue 2 - Hulkling (Teddy Altman) 

Issue 3 - Wiccan (Billy Kaplan) and Speed (Tommy Shepherd)

Issue 4 - Vision II

Issue 5 - Stature (Cassie Lang)

Issue 6 - Hawkeye II (Kate Bishop)

Patriot (or not patriot?).