Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 1

Runaways The Complete Collection Volume They were six normal teenagers linked only by their wealthy parents annual business meetinguntil a chance discovery revealed the shocking truth their parents are the secret criminal society known as t

  • Title: Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 1
  • Author: Brian K. Vaughan Adrian Alphona Takeshi Miyazawa
  • ISBN: 9780785185581
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback
  • They were six normal teenagers linked only by their wealthy parents annual business meetinguntil a chance discovery revealed the shocking truth their parents are the secret criminal society known as the Pride For years, the Pride controlled all criminal acti vity in Los Angeles, ruling the city with an iron fistd now, with their true natures exposed, the Pride wThey were six normal teenagers linked only by their wealthy parents annual business meetinguntil a chance discovery revealed the shocking truth their parents are the secret criminal society known as the Pride For years, the Pride controlled all criminal acti vity in Los Angeles, ruling the city with an iron fistd now, with their true natures exposed, the Pride will take any measures necessary to protect their organizati on even if it means taking out their own children Now on the run from their villainous parents, Nico, Chase, Karolina, Gertrude, Molly and Alex have only each other to rely on COLLECTING RUNAWAYS 2003 1 18

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    1. Born in Cleveland in 1976, Brian K Vaughan is the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award winning writer and co creator of the critically acclaimed comics series Y The Last Man, Runaways, and Ex Machina picked as one of the ten best works of fiction of 2005 by Entertainment Weekly Recently named Writer of the Year by Wizard Magazine, and one of the top ten comic writers of all time by Comic Book Resources, Vaughan s work has been featured and or reviewed in countless mainstream media outlets, including The New York Times, MTV, National Public Radio, and feminist magazine Bust, which photographed him for their Men We Love issue don t ask.As an undergraduate film student at New York University, Vaughan got his big break as part of Marvel s Stanhattan Project, a workshop for aspiring comic book writers In the ten years since, he has written nearly all of the major DC and Marvel characters, everyone from Batman to the X Men.In September of 2006, Vertigo released Vaughan s first original graphic novel, Pride of Baghdad, lavishly illustrated by artist Niko Henrichon Inspired by an unbelievable true story of four lions who escaped the Baghdad Zoo during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Pride is equal parts anthropomorphic adventure and Animal Farm like parable about the ongoing conflict in Iraq, and was described as the best novel so far about the war by the UK s Telegraph.Along with his creator owned work, Vaughan is currently writing The Escapists, a Dark Horse miniseries inspired by Michael Chabon s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier Clay, as well as a new Doctor Strange limited series for Marvel with artist Marcos Martin.This summer, the new WGA member CAA client transplanted his poor playwright wife to Los Angeles, where Vaughan is currently working on the screenplay adaptations of Y and Ex Machina for New Line Cinema, as well as other new creations in film and television.His home on the web is bkvcomics, and he s become the last aging hipster to get a MySpace page myspace briankvaughan

    2. I always knew I'd like comic books (I really enjoy serialized entertainment; it's why I prefer TV to movies: the long story arcs, the fully developed characters, etc), but I have been hesitant to try them because comic book communities seem so daunting and insular. X-Men has always been a comic series that intrigued me, but at this point there are like six million issues. How do I know where to start? But, with this comic book being so recent and so handily packaged in bound volumes and being av [...]

    3. This is great! It sort of makes me sad, since I've had it sitting on my to-read pile for over 9 weeks & I was planning on just letting it go without reading it for some reason, but it's so spectacular it makes me depressed to think of all the other stuff that just sits there & sits there that I never end up reading and even though I know the odds are against all of that stuff being equally as awesome - still. The never-ending quest to read All The Good Stuff.Anyway, this book sort of rea [...]

    4. Runaways is not your average superhero graphic. Anytime I see a marvel character I usually run the other way, but this has me intrigued! It is just the right amount of action, drama, teen angst, "love", and just 1% Captain America.

    5. In the past ten years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been through movies, television and numerous streaming services, taking cue from the pages of Marvel Comics ranking from the iconic to the obscure. Amongst them, is Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, which is now adapted as a web television series created for Hulu. So, whilst the show is currently airing, about time I revisit the first Marvel comics run I ever collected.Centring on a group of six kids whose parents routinely [...]

    6. Great stuff. Love these kids -- I even came to like Chase, which shocked me. They're well-written and believable. (and I have to remember that their pop-culture references are 10 years old already!) Great moment when they get called "Power Pack", and it was lovely to see Cloak and Dagger again [damn, that little Molly is strong] -- and to see Dagger both get called out for her costume and to get pissed off when she is called "Dazzler" by one of the kids.Artwork was kind of crap in the first arc, [...]

    7. Good stuff! I like the way they came up with an entirely new group of superheroes and still managed to mix in a few cameo scenes with older Marvel characters like Captain America. Can't wait to read the next volume!

    8. An enjoyable (and surprisingly contained - the whole story is in this volume) story about six teens who discover that their parents are supervillains. I liked it a lot, even though quite a lot of the humour has aged badly, and there are a lot of moments that just wouldn't make it into a comic in 2018. (12+)*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*

    9. Six children run away from home when they discover their parents are a secret super villain group known as The Pride. The discovery of their own weapons and powers allows them to plan a rebellion against their evil elders. Brian K. Vaughan is the writer so you know you're in for a great read from the start. The loveable team of Alex, Chase, Nico, Molly, Karolina, Gert and her pet velociraptor(!) provide plenty of laughs and memorable quotes. Runaways is one of those ridiculously enjoyable books [...]

    10. 3.5 starsI needed a break from all the '15 releases I was reading (and most not enjoying, unfortunately) and this was the perfect cure. Yeah, it was super cheesy but I loved the characters and the ending was so, so shocking! I cannot wait to get my hands on the next volume.

    11. Okay, I loved this!Sure, every teenager thinks their parents are evil, but what if they actually are? Like, you just watched them perform a ritual where they sacrificed a girl evil? Well, that's exactly what Alex, Nico, Karolina, Gertrude, Chase, and Molly have to deal with now. So what do they do? What any teenager who can't go to the police would do in their situation. Get the hell out of dodge!And it just escalates from there. I absolutely adore Molly! Really appreciated that nod to "Arsenic [...]

    12. The deluxe edition has the complete first series of Runaways, 18 issues in all. It's a complete storyline, beginning to end. We start with six teens (and one preteen) discovering that they're parents are actually very powerful supervillains, and running away as an act of rebellion. Eventually, we get to the confrontation that we all knew was inevitable. The first six issues, which deal with the initial act of running away, was a really strong opening to the series. The last six issues, which cov [...]

    13. What happens when you discover your parents are actually evil supervillains?Brian K Vaughan's PG Marvel comic is all kinds of fun! Starts off kind of average, but takes the time to properly develop each of the characters and really build an engrossing and action-packed story. Overtly set in the Marvel universe, the comic regularly references the heroes we all know and love, plus the X-Mansion gets a shout-out, and there is a great cameo of one of the better known Marvel heroes. Is it just me, or [...]

    14. This was pretty good. I much prefer when comics have a coherent storyline like this one did.I have to say, though, I do think the show does a much better job of portraying the characters as three-dimensional and not so stereotypical. I think the comic gets a bit cheesy as opposed to the show, but I mean that's hard to avoid. It's a superhero comic after all. I can't say I'm very attached to the comic book versions of the characters - and I was even feeling sympathetic toward Chase in the show. I [...]

    15. The big volume finally came to an end. I enjoyed the mythology and artwork here but also found The Pride never gained any traction to be really villainous. The twist got me, I must admit the signs were probably there but I kept forgetting one of the Runaways was secretly a bad guy. The characters were very on the money in my opinion, not heavily white washed or conventional, very individual and focused. The biggest problem I had with the characters were the parents, the writers kept the humour a [...]

    16. DC superheroes have capes, while Marvel characters have psychic dinosaurs. I mean please, I think that just proves my argument right there. For any and all of you comic book lovers, this is a wonderful read, and it just keeps going. Two more volumes, plus a guest appearance in Daken Dark Wolverine that I just had to get. I would even recommend this to people who have yet to get into comics. In this first volume, we follow these five kids, each uncovering more about themselves and their parents a [...]

    17. Loved this! My only intro to the Runaways was their tie ins to the original Civil War arc. I loved them then and I loved them here as well!I couldn't stop reading and that's saying something for a book about teenagers. I'm adopting Molly as well because she's adorable!I'm kinda bummed out at who was revealed to be the mole. I mean, after 2005's run of YA, I'm still upset when the kid that looks the most like me turns out to be dishonest/evil. Loved the interlude with Cloak and Dagger. They're se [...]

    18. Graphic novel bind up of the first 18 chapters. It's about 6 teenagers who find out that their parents are super villains. Along the way they also discover they each have super powers. It's a great story about friendship, revenge and lots of twists and turns. Highly recommend you read.

    19. Lots of fun, really enjoyed the Brian Vaughn story with Adrian Alphona art (two issues had a different artist and definitely didn't enjoy the art as much in those two). Great mix of super-whatevers with aliens, mutants, time-travelers, sorcerers, mad geniuses, etc.Arsenic and Old Lace, hah!

    20. I love this comic series so much! I can see why Joss Whedon was a supporter from the beginning (and later, a contributor). It's fun, punchy, and the characters jump off the page.

    21. When presented with this from my birthday wish-list, husband said: "you have the cultural tastes of a 15 year old boy". Yeah - cause it's way more fun than reading Rebecca Wells.

    22. Actual rating: 3.5 starsRunaways begins with another annual get-together of wealthy, charitable adults and their children. The children loathe having to get together and hang out for a couple hours while their parents lock themselves in another room. They're sick of being in the dark so this year Alex decides they should see what they're up to and shows everyone the secret passageway to spy on their parents. Then when they do stand on the other side of the mirror and look in they see a monstrous [...]

    23. Really enjoyable! I love just about everything Brian K. Vaughan does, and Adrian Alphona's art, while is really fresh and brings the perfect teenager vibe to this comic. I'm reading [author:Rainbow Rowell|4208569's new iteration of these characters, and it got me very interested in reading their back story, plus it'll be nice to have this foundation when the show starts on Hulu. I just put all the deluxe editions on my next graphic novel order for the library.(Also, I hella enjoyed that tiny hin [...]

    24. Intense, strange, awesome. There's some unpleasant characterization of the characters of color (cannot say more without spoilers), but the fact that I still want to give it four stars says how much I enjoyed the angsty teenage superheroics of it all.Fun tidbit: a character calls out "West Wing" as a short hand for his teammates to walk and talk quickly.

    25. This was an interesting and entertaining comic, especially when you consider the underlying premise, but I don't really have a desire to continue the series in any later form. All of the classic superhero references and appearances were lost on me, so people who know those stories will probably get a lot more from this than I did.

    26. I like it, except for maybe the part of the Staff of One living in Nico's body, that is a weird. Plus, 87th Century? Really? Genetic modification should be mastered by, say, the 25th Century, don't you think?Anyway, the art is good and the story a bit of a mystery. Can you guess the Benedict Arnold of the pack?

    27. This is a dramatic and entertaining graphic novel that focuses on parent-teen conflicts in a very exaggerated way. I did not anticipate the many twists and turns in the plot and I was kept enthralled until the end, although I felt as though the author didn't really know what to do with the plot following the inevitable climax. I also wondered about the inclusion of Marvel's more famous characters, who really didn't seem to have a purpose, other than (perhaps) to create a commercial tie-in for ma [...]

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