These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Young Avengers
Angst? What Angst?: Teddy seems to come to terms remarkably fast with his foster mother's death and the revelation of his identity. However, vol. 2 makes a point of exploring the effects of such events on him.
The letter column at the back was choc-a-bloc each month with complaints that book was saying it's okay to be gay. And equally choc-a-bloc with praise saying what a godsend it is to LGBT teens.
Everything about the 2013 run from character design to storytelling.
Lampshaded by Gillen after the spirited debate sparked by Billy and Teddy's new hairstyles.
Kieron Gillen(on the #4 letters page): "So many words have been written about Billy having discovered hair-gel and Teddy [having] discovered a pair of scissors. It's kind of amazing. Generally speaking, if I've learned anything about comics through YA, it's SEXUAL DISCOVERY = GOOD, HAIR-CARE DISCOVERY = BAD."
Even before this, the Children's Crusade mini had alienated a bunch of fans for it's needlessly harsh treatment of the team, especially since Heinberg had no intention of picking the characters up from where he left them. And before this, there tended to be a split between fans as to whether Heinberg was the only writer worthy of handling the characters or whether the material published between YA Vol 1 and the Children's Crusade was as good as the stuff he put out.
Ensemble Dark Horse: During the first years of the Young Avengers, Kate never had the main focus of a story and was there only as the link that maintained the team together morally and financially. Later she somehow took the title of leader from Patriot and by 2013 not only she is one of the three original members to remain in the team (the others being the Official Couple) but also she is the only member to currently appear in two ongoing series at the same time as of the start of Young Avengers Volume 2 with a co-starring role in the current Hawkeye book. Kate is also often chosen as the most popular character of the team by fans (Wiccan or Kid Loki being the only members who can match her popularity).
Miss America is quickly rising in popularity, even before the series started publishing there was a slew of fan art of her, and many cosplayers.
Fan Nickname: After Clint Barton resumed using the Hawkeye identity after Dark Reign, some fans began using Hawkingbird as a name for Kate Bishop, who had been using the name in the time Clint was operating as Ronin & was originally referred to as Hawkingbird as a joke in the series, before she was given the Hawkeye name.
And with fans of current Hawkeye series, thanks to both being quite different in style from usual Marvel standard and sharing the character of Kate Bishop. It helps that Matt Fraction and Kieron Gillen are good friends.
Holy Shit Quotient: Issue 8 of vol.2 - it has several strong moments that would each end up being a cliffhanger in another story - attack by monstrous versions of Noh-Varr's first love, Exterminatrix, then landing in a dimension where stars are build into giant image of Billy, then team getting separated after Mother's attack, then return of Journey into Mystery character, Leah and finally David kissing Teddy.
Ho Yay: Billy and Teddy went straight past this to Official Couple, but the first issue gives us the semi-infamous picture of Iron Man with his arm around Captain America's waist in midair.
Speed and Prodigy get hints of this in vol. 2.
Internet Backdraft: The reactions of some fans to McKelvie's redesign of Billy Kaplan are less than favorable. Detractors claim that it makes him look more stereotypical gay, thus hurting an up-to-then positive portrayal. The portrayal of Billy-Teddy relationship in the 2013 has also been received with hostility.
There was also some backdraft when Gillen called Speed sociopath in an interview. He had to explain on Tumblr he was referring to the time Billy called him a sociopath in original series.
Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Prodigy. He comes with one canonical, if sunk, ship from his previous series (Surge), gets a lot of Ho Yay with Speed and once he reveals his bisexuality, with Teddy, possible Foe Yay as Loki's rival and there is a small percentage of fans who ship him with Miss America on the basis of one scene from issue #8.
Misaimed Fandom: Gillen noted in horror how many people told him they love uniform worn by one of alternate versions of Kate Bishop in issue #9 of volume 2, despite the fact it's clearly a Nazi uniform.
My Real Daddy: Because of her big promotion to the main Young Avengers team and the increased focus on her and a huge surge in popularity, fans are probably more likely to associate Miss America with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie than they are Joe Casey or Nick Dragotta.
Nightmare Fuel: vol.2 issue 6, last few pages give us A thing in Patriot's old costume, that walks like a zombie, mind rapes Speed before taking him somewhere and reveals the costume is actually empty, taunting Prodigy to put it on, before it disappears. It's quite creepy.
In issue #10, the Mother catches and eats the narration panel. The panel begs the readers not to abandon it and calls them monsters and cowards in its final moments.
The Scrappy: Some fans still have yet to forgive Cassie for going over to the Pro-Regs during the Civil War, especially since her justification was "I don't want to go to jail like Wiccan," which according to some, made her appear cowardly and unwilling to stand up for her beliefs. Others chalk it up to bad writing.
Alas, Poor Scrappy: Many fans felt bad and cried when Cassie died at the end of Children's Crusade after sacrificing her life against giant god-mode Doctor Doom.
The Woobie: Sometimes you just want to wrap Wiccan in a warm blanket and carry him home.
As of vol. 2, Hulkling is certainly getting up there in woobie points.