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ISBN13: 9780785113799
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At one time or another, we were all sure our parents were villains. Unfortunately, for Alex, Nico, Gertrude, Karolina, Chase, and Molly, not only are their parents villains, they're supervillains! When this team of teens stumbles upon their parents' dark secret, there is only one thing to do: run away. Runaways is one of my favorite graphic-novel series. Pride and Joy is the book I point people to when they are interested in joining the genre, or if they are looking for something for their own teens. Filled with humor, drama, action, and suspense, Runaways is a must-read.
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All young people believe their parents are evil...but what if they really are?

Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico — whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn. When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives — vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy.

Collects the critically acclaimed Runaways #1–6 in the affordable, full color 5"x8" Digest format.

Review:

"This unusually clever, fun teen comic is based on the novel premise that parents don't just seem evil, they actually are evil supervillains. Or so some kids find out one night while eavesdropping on a dastardly meeting they take to be a cocktail party. Although the children are each a 'type' right out of sitcom land — the goth girl, the brain, the jock, the dreamboat, the shy one — they're also fairly empathetic characters. Vaughan's closely observed dialogue lends them authenticity and pathos as they go through the disturbing realization that their parents aren't just jerks but actually mass-murderers. The plot builds from this initial discovery, as the kids band together, discover they, too, have superhuman powers and engage their parents in good, old-fashioned superhuman fisticuffs. The group goes on the run and discovers their parents have all of Los Angeles in their pockets — it's enough to make a teenager feel more alienated than ever. Alphona's dynamic, manga-influenced artwork agreeably complements Vaughan's crisp writing. They tell the story with clarity, a dollop of drama and just enough pizzazz to hook video game — obsessed readers. Packaged in a manga-size paperback, Marvel's attempt to tap both the manga and the young adult market nicely succeeds. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"The smart script by Vaughan gives the kids believably natural dialog and distinct personalities. Adrian Alphona's cartoonlike, manga-inflected art looks good....Excellent for teens, but adult superhero fans will also enjoy." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Discovering their parents are all secretly super-villains, six teens run awayfrom home and vow to turn the tables on their evil legacy.

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crowyhead, August 27, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Most teenagers are disillusioned when they discover their parents are not who they thought they were, but in the case of Alex, Nico, Karolina, Gertrude, Molly, and Chase, the disillusionment is particularly shocking: their parents are actually supervillains, part of a syndicate known as The Pride.

It takes a little bit for this to get going, and this volume deals mainly with the unmasking of their parents as villains, and the kids uncovering their own special powers. The artwork for the most part is good; occasionally people's mouths protrude in ways that I found odd, but on the other hand, the kids basically look like actual people in terms of their varying body types.

I've really enjoyed Brian K. Vaughan's writing on other series (Ex Machina, Y: The Last Man), so that's mostly what prompted me to pick this up. Now I'm rather hooked, and I plan on reading any of the volumes I can snag through the library.
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CB, March 2, 2007 (view all comments by CB)
Everything I've read by Brian K. Vaughan has been brilliant and this is no exception. His characters are smart, likeable, and his storylines are consistently relevant and show compassion for humanity. This series can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, but I particularly recommend it if you want your middle schooler to be smart and question society.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780785113799
Author:
Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona
Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Illustrator:
Alphona, Adrian
Author:
Alphona, Adrian
Author:
Vaughn, Brian K.
Author:
Vaughan, Brian K.
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Subject:
Super Heroes
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Parent and teenager
Subject:
Cartoons and comics
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Los angeles (calif.)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Quality Paper
Series:
Runaways - Digest
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.76x5.90x.44 in. .53 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

At one time or another, we were all sure our parents were villains. Unfortunately, for Alex, Nico, Gertrude, Karolina, Chase, and Molly, not only are their parents villains, they're supervillains! When this team of teens stumbles upon their parents' dark secret, there is only one thing to do: run away. Runaways is one of my favorite graphic-novel series. Pride and Joy is the book I point people to when they are interested in joining the genre, or if they are looking for something for their own teens. Filled with humor, drama, action, and suspense, Runaways is a must-read.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This unusually clever, fun teen comic is based on the novel premise that parents don't just seem evil, they actually are evil supervillains. Or so some kids find out one night while eavesdropping on a dastardly meeting they take to be a cocktail party. Although the children are each a 'type' right out of sitcom land — the goth girl, the brain, the jock, the dreamboat, the shy one — they're also fairly empathetic characters. Vaughan's closely observed dialogue lends them authenticity and pathos as they go through the disturbing realization that their parents aren't just jerks but actually mass-murderers. The plot builds from this initial discovery, as the kids band together, discover they, too, have superhuman powers and engage their parents in good, old-fashioned superhuman fisticuffs. The group goes on the run and discovers their parents have all of Los Angeles in their pockets — it's enough to make a teenager feel more alienated than ever. Alphona's dynamic, manga-influenced artwork agreeably complements Vaughan's crisp writing. They tell the story with clarity, a dollop of drama and just enough pizzazz to hook video game — obsessed readers. Packaged in a manga-size paperback, Marvel's attempt to tap both the manga and the young adult market nicely succeeds. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "The smart script by Vaughan gives the kids believably natural dialog and distinct personalities. Adrian Alphona's cartoonlike, manga-inflected art looks good....Excellent for teens, but adult superhero fans will also enjoy."
"Synopsis" by , Discovering their parents are all secretly super-villains, six teens run awayfrom home and vow to turn the tables on their evil legacy.
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