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- Print Length: 144 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (September 8, 2010)
- Publication Date: November 22, 2012
- Sold by: Marvel Entertainment US
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GUNOWM8
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Here's the complete reading order for the main series:
Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride & Joy
Runaways, Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland
Runaways Vol. 3: The Good Die Young
Runaways Volume 4: True Believers (Runaways (Numbered Paperback))
Runaways, Vol. 5: Escape to New York
Runaways Volume 6: Parental Guidance
Runaways, Vol. 8: Dead End Kids
Runaways - Volume 9: Dead Wrong
Runaways: Rock Zombies
(There's apparently a link limit, but the last two are also on Amazon.)
For the story itself, I enjoyed it, even though the actions of the characters were a little goofy. I liked the idea of a group of unknown but very powerful super villains having kids that upon learning of their parents evil ways runaway from home. They're an interesting collection of characters, although for their design it's a little odd that the youngest one looks like one of the oldest of the group (and talks like a child). For the parents, they look cool and appropriately varied and evil, but their reasoning really bothered me. The first thing they do when their kids (who they love) learn about them, instead of trying to reassure them, is to attack them and then when that doesn't work, threaten to kill the youngest of the kids in her sleep if they all don't immediately come home. The reasoning of the kids was a little off too, you'd think they'd want to say something to their parents to get their side of things, but they're so quick to runaway/call the police. Still, I think I'll continue the series, although I hope the rest of them aren't produced in a similar fashion.
Here's the basic setup:
There's a bunch of kids, most of whom seem really normal. You've got your general mix, of course, the brainiac, the jock, the goth, the gamer. But they find out that their lives aren't as normal as they thought. Their parents are...supervillains! Oh the horror they must be feeling!
And that's how it takes off. The first few issues are a little rough, as the series attempts to find its niche. I don't LOVE the art style, but I like it well enough, and it's certainly well-done. The characters, however, are constantly realistic and earnest. I love them!
But the book...oh the book! I read it through once, no real problems. I opened it again an hour later, and the pages were already coming apart! In fact, the whole book is coming away from the cover! I have Runaways Vol. 2 as well, and its the EXACT SAME PROBLEM! It sucks! And, to add insult to injury, the paper is cheap, thick, and feels like cardboard, so not only does it lack the high-quality gloss of a real comic, the colors are washed out and faded! I want to rate this book highly, cause it's a total must read! But that read might end up being the only one you get out of it.... Try digital? I hate to say it, but it might be more practical here...
The premise is fun: five wealthy teens (and one pre-teen) discover that their parents are actually Marvel universe super-villains. But the execution is a bit lacking. The characters are "Breakfast Club" stereotypes -- a geek girl, a goth, a jock/bro, a skinny blonde, and a stoic genius. Eleven-year-old Molly comes off more like a nine-year-old. Also, I wasn't crazy about Adrian Alphona's artistic style.
This first collection offers a lot of questions but no real answers -- why are the parents baddies? But this is a fun, light read, and I'll give the next volume a chance.
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Had the first 3 in digest, loaned out the first never got it back.Read more