I bought Runaways Deluxe Vol. 1 because I saw it was by Saga author Brian K. Vaughan and I loved it!
Book Review: Runaways Deluxe Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Title & Author: Runaways Deluxe Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Genre: Comic, Fantasy
Release Date: February 1 2004
Series: Runaways Deluxe
Six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains Finding strength in one another, the shocked teens run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives – vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy. In Teenage Wasteland, the Runaways find a kindred spirit in a daring young stranger and welcome him into their fold. But will this dashing young man help the teenagers defeat their villainous parents… or tear them apart? Plus: who do you send to catch a group of missing, runaway teenage super-heroes? Marvel’s original teen runaway crimefighters, Cloak and Dagger, make their first major appearance in years In The Good Die Young, the world as we know it is about to end, and the Runaways are the only hope to prevent it Our fledgling teenage heroes have learned how their parents’ criminal organization began, and now they must decide how it should end. As the Runaways’ epic battle against their evil parents reaches its shocking conclusion, the team’s mole stands revealed, and blood must be shed. Which kids will still be standing when the smoke finally clears?
I loved Runaways Deluxe Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan so much I had to give it five out of five hearts. The story was very interesting and the drawing style is okay. The characters are well developed and thought out.
Brian K. Vaughan also wrote Saga, which I loved. You can read my opinion about it here. He is such a great author! Which is why I bought Runaways in the first place and I liked it again.
Even though I always think comics lack something to convey the complete story, but in the Runaways that is actually not a problem. I can see everything happening and do not feel like anything is missing.
The main characters are so much fun and unique. Alex is just a nerd, Chase is a woosh, Nice is the goth, Molly the child, Karolina the popular girl and Gert is the outsider with a pet velociraptor. They all have their separate “powers”, some are artificial and others have natural powers. It kept me curious the whole time to who got the have which powers. En in the end how they all tried to come together. I felt sad to see one of the kids go from the series, but it did seem a logical end to this volume.
I enjoyed the background a lot. In the final third of the book it becomes known why their parents are doing what they are doing. It is fun and weird and completely something I have come to expect from Saga author Brian K. Vaughan.
The drawing style is different from Saga due to Brian working with a different set of artists. It is more comical this time around. But it works for the story.
After finishing my reading of The Runaways I saw rumours of a TV series. Which became reality! I am not sure if I like the series but I will keep watching it. They changed a couple of things around and I they bug me a bit.
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