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Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways Paperback – May 16, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; Direct Ed edition (May 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785123172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785123170
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you're looking for a good, easy read, this is a fun book.
DJ Joe Sixpack
I don't actively dislike the Young Avengers, but the Marvel Universe is so enormous that one will inevitably find some parts more or less interesting than others.
Robert Moore
A great edition to any Young Avenger or Runaways collection.
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Format: Paperback
This pairing of the two youth-oriented teams of the Marvel Universe is primarily, to me at any rate, for providing additional Runaways stories. I don't actively dislike the Young Avengers, but the Marvel Universe is so enormous that one will inevitably find some parts more or less interesting than others. The Young Avengers have always struck me as one of the least original corners of the Marvel Empire. The Runaways, on the other hand, are among the most original creations. For one thing, they are young and most decidedly not sure about this whole hero thing. They do some policing of L.A. to keep down some of the baddies their defeat of their parents (who were the crime lords of L.A. and ran the city with a tight fist), but it isn't an obsession to them. And until this series they were pretty content to ignore the whole Civil War mess that was afflicting the East Coast super empowered. They bring a decidedly West Coast feel to the whole undertaking, not even bothering, much to the chagrin of their youngest member Molly Hayes, to have uniforms (though Molly sometimes manages to cook up a makeshift one that looks like a really bad Halloween costume). In other words, I got this almost exclusively because there just isn't enough Runaways stuff out there to my satisfaction.

While this is the weakest installment in the Runaways saga, it still isn't bad. The story takes place after the end of creator Brian Vaughan's run with the series and immediately before Joss Whedon took place. This is far less compelling stuff than the Vaughan stories and based on the first two issues by Whedon not nearly up to the level of that either (for one thing, given Whedon's gift with dialogue, the "talk" has gotten really, really good--e.g.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Blais on June 2, 2007
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I read the young avengers before this but never the runaways. I was pleasantly pleased to read about both of them in this civil war book. Good art, good story, what's not to like? In fact, I liked this book so much I started collecting all the runaways volumes.
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I am one of those who started reading "Runaways" because Joss Whedon was going to be writing it a while. Going back and seeing what I had missed was relatively easy because all of the issues prior to Whedon's debut are now available in three hardback collections. I also picked up "Civil War: Young Avengers & Runaways" even though I had no idea who the Young Avengers might be and my investment in Marvel's "Civil War" event has been limited to the main story, the Spider-Man titles, and a subsidiary title. So my primary interest here is in the Runaways, although I can appreciate the irony that the New Avengers have sided with Captain American against Iron Man and most of the "Old" Avengers. Most of the action in the Civil War is obviously taking place in New York City, so out in Los Angeles where the Runaways are running around trying to fill the void left by the disappearance of the Pryde (a.k.a. their "'rents") and they have no reason to really care about what is going on.Read more ›
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The Young Avengers and the Runaways are two of Marvel's more prominent teenaged superhero teams, and the many similarities between them prompted calls for a crossover. In the midst of Marvel's "Civil War" event, those calls were answered; the purpose of this miniseries is twofold: first, two plug "Runaways", a perpetually low-selling title; and second, to bridge the gap between the first and second volumes of "Young Avengers" (in this later task it was a failure, through no fault of the creative team, because of the protracted delays that have bedevilled the Young Avengers since the summer of 2006; as I write this, we are only now getting new material, and even that is another miniseries designed to further bridge the gap). The creative team is Zeb Wells and Stefano Caselli, who are generally speaking adequate; Wells has the feel of both teams down quite well, and Caselli's art, while it takes some getting used to (and isn't especially youthful), is enjoyable.

Storywise, the Civil War is basically a shoestring to have the teams meet and interact, before they rescue their kidnapped members from the dastardly clutches of SHIELD. Wells is one of many writers who doesn't give the pro-Reg side a fair shake, although he does come up with some quite hilarious bits, such as SHIELD's "adjusted public sympathy rating" which governs the level of force they employ against unregistered heroes (robots are okay to trash, but not kids). The two series have a huge cast, well over a dozen characters, so Wells focusses in on a few of the characters who have logical connections; the two Skrull characters, Teddy and Xavin; the two robots, Vision and Victor; and Chase, Molly, and Speed, in a plot that follows up on the death of a Runaway in the preceding story in that title.
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