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Runaways, Vol. 8: Dead End Kids Paperback – June 24, 2009
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THE STORY: Thankfully, I was wrong. The story itself is pretty perfect, in that it really picks up from the point where Brian K. Vaughan left them, while not just continuing the same story but giving us a new plot to get invested in. It also fits nicely into current Marvel continuity, which BKV tended to stray away from--however, Joss makes it work because you don't have to understand or know about what has been going on in the Marvel world to get it. Also, there are some nice call back to old events. The plot involves time-travel, though it ends up being more action-adventure than science fiction. I feel that Joss kind of lost the feel of the story in the middle by bloating it up, filling it with way too many new characters (the Adjudicator, a parallel to the Punisher who is also featured here, was beyond unnecessary), but he gets his footing back in the last issues. Most of the notable amount of plot threads Joss created get paid off nicely, and the arc and theme of the story come together in the end with high, very Whedonesque emotional payoff.Read more ›
This is RUNAWAYS Vol. 8: DEAD END KIDS, which collects issues #25-30. As we catch up, the Pride no longer exists, no longer controls Los Angeles, what with the Runaways' parents all dead and gone. Still, things got too hot for our young heroes and they got run out of L.A. Today, they seek sanctuary in New York and end up making a shady deal with the crime boss, Wilson Fisk a.k.a. the Kingpin. And here comes the Punisher who doesn't at all discriminate between grown-up lawbreakers and juvenile delinquents: he means to off them all. The resulting encounter propels our teenagers - Nico, Chase, Karolina, Molly, Victor, and Xavin - into an inadvertent time traveling jaunt to the year 1907 in New York, home to stiff white collars and fresh ham hocks, child brides and inhumane sweatshops, and rival gangs of super-powered "Wonders" fiercely fighting over turf and street cred and, for all we know, fresh ham hocks. (Okay, I am not at all sure what a ham hock is.)
Joss Whedon would like to remind us that history repeats itself.Read more ›
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
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nothing in the page for this states it is a smaller sized book, much smaller than an actual comic (unless I;m missing something). As always, it seems too good to be true, it is.Published 6 days ago by M. Schutkowski
This was a really good story line for the Runaways. At first I was hesitant but as I read through it, I really liked it. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by JLAfan
If you've read the previous 7 volumes of Runaways, then you're probably worried about a dip in quality since the last arc marked the final stint for series creators Brian K. Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by J.S. Lewis
it was a great read and the price was right ($4ish?). of course you would need to start from the beginning to appreciate the characters and plot fully.Published on May 14, 2012 by Ant-Man
This is the worst Runaways book I have ever read...well, I made it about 2/3 of the way through before I gave up on it. Read morePublished on February 17, 2012 by Stevie Z
Excellent series, excellent book.
Don't be fooled by the comic-book look, these books are packed with vocabulary and rich in plot. Your Tween-Teens will love them.
I don't have any background on any of these characters; I came onto it cold when I saw it at a library and said, 'oh! Joss Whedon! awesome!' and checked it out. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by Devicat26