- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Publisher: Marvel Comics; Direct Ed edition (18 Jan. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785118764
- ISBN-13: 978-0785118763
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 645,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Runaways Volume 1 HC: v. 1 (Oversized) Hardcover – 18 Jan 2006
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Runaways is an excellent evocation of that time of life, giving you a good impression of teens with super powers who are just having their eyes opened to how big the world is. The reason for this? Their parents are super villains. It's an excellent high concept that should produce a wealth of good stories if this collection is anything to go by.
The writing is hip and humorous, packed with pop references. The art develops as the collection goes on, which is a little bit of a shame, as the work in the final third is absolutely exquisite from compostion to colouring and it is a shame that it isn't of that quality from the start, but it is still nice to look at, even in the rougher stages.
Nico, Gertrude, Chase, Karolina, Molly, and Alex learn their true heritage and each get a weapon or a power that they didn't know they had. Nico is the daughter of dark wizards and carries the "Staff of One," which allows her to cast spells. Gertrude is the daughter of time-traveling criminals and receives a genetically engineered deinonychus which she shares a telepathic bond with. Chase is the son of mad scientists and he uses high-tech gadgets he stole from his parents' laboratory to help them with their missions. Karolina is the daughter of alien invaders and can fly and manipulate solar energy. Molly is the daughter of evil mutants and has super strength, and Alex is the son of crime bosses and turns out to be a big surprise.
The kids run underground and hide in a place they call "The Hostel" and try to come up with ways to thwart their parents' evil plans and help the world -- while at the same time, stay alive.
Comic book fans will be glad to see some familiar superheroes make appearances throughout the book, such as Captain America and Cloak and Dagger. RUNAWAYS VOL.Read more ›
Book four isn't my favorite book, by no means--but it helps the Runaways find their feet again and (if you look closely) the book is ridden with 'handy hints of whats to come' plot pieces. Solid writing as always.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The copies were awful. As soon as the book was opened, the binding fell apart and the pages all came out. Very unhappy with the edition.Published 1 month ago by Hope Booth
The Runaways discover the bizarre origins of their parents’ supervillain group, The Pride, before deciding they need to confront them once and for all. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sam Quixote
Alex, Gertrude, Karolina, Chase, Molly and Nico are The Runaways, hiding out from their newly revealed supervillain parents aka The Pride. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sam Quixote
Mums and dads play a major role in superhero stories. Frequently they are the hero’s main motivation for becoming the superhero in the first place: Bruce Wayne’s parents were shot... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sam Quixote
The comic itself is awesome; it's drawn and written brilliantly. I'd give it five stars if it wasn't for the fact that the binding SUCKS. It fell apart the day I got it. Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2014 by Ciaran Campton
Great comic but book fell to bits as soon as I turned a few pages. Very poor binding.Published on 29 July 2014 by Alan Wake
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