Runaways: Orgullo y Alegría (Colección Extra Superhéroes, Runaways #1)
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Runaways: Orgullo y Alegría (Runaways Deluxe #1)

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Contiene Runaways 1-18 USA.
Un gigantesco tomo con el primer volumen completo (¡Sí: aquí está todo!) de la innovadora y original serie creada por Brian K. Vaughn (Y, El Último Hombre, Lost) y Adrian Alphona. En la vida de cualquier joven, llega un momento en el que tiene algunas razones para escaparse de su casa, pero… ¿qué ocurriría si los motivos fueran realmente importan...more
Paperback, Colección Extra Superhéroes, 424 pages
Published November 2011 by Panini Comics España (Marvel Comics) (first published February 1st 2004)
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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...more
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...more
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,...more
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...more
For many years, I've heard rumors of this series and how awesome it is. So I came into this with high expectations. Also, I managed to pick up the first three volumes for $20 last week. It was a ridiculous deal for these large hardcover editions. I think the first two have about 30 issues of the comic between them (haven't looked at the third one yet). I'm not overly thrilled with the peach color used on the spine of the books though, that could be better, I think.

But all that is beside the poi...more
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.
This is one of the few current Marvel titles that I follow. >.>

This series is about a group of kids who barely know each other. They have met once a year, for their entire lives, hanging out for an evening as their parents get together for the annual meeting of their club. Well, now our kids are teenagers, and they start getting curious... what is this club? They make the unfortunate decision to spy on the meeting, and they discover something horrific: their parents are supervillains.

So th...more
I had been planning to try this series eventually since I'd heard a lot of good things about it, but it was the Jo Chen covers that finally drew me in. Well, the covers on the later volumes. But since I don't like starting a series in the middle, unless I have no choice (which is pretty much the situation in most of the Marvel/DC Universe canon-- being able to start at the beginning is a great feeling.) I grabbed the first volume.

The story doesn't strike me as being revolutionary, but it has the...more
This book was pretty good. There were some things that I was unhappy with some things but overall the story was good.
Dallan Tucker
Nearly every teenager goes through that phase where they think their parents are evil, but what if your parents really WERE evil? Alex, Chase, Nico, Molly, Gertrude, and Karolina have just found out that their parents make up a super-villain alliance known as The Pride, ruling California with an iron fist. With the secret revealed, the six friends find their lives are in danger and form an alliance to ensure their survival and take their parents down. Now they are known only as The Runaways...

It didn't take long to realize how much I was going to enjoy this series. I had heard about this because Joss Whedon took over writing for a few issues late in the series and I figured since it is no longer running that I could pull off reading what came before so I could read his part in context. I had no idea this story existed in the "Marvel Universe." I have never read a Marvel Universe comic but am familiar with the movies and TV shows that have recently composed the "Marvel Cinematic Unive...more
Rod Hilton
This is a neat little book. It's basically about a group of kids who find out that their parents all belong to a group of super-villains, and they run away from home. It's a very small story, very focused on the characters. All of the kids range in age and they all have very distinct personalities. The dialogue is usually focused on them coming to terms with their situation, and otherwise think about their place in the world. It's very teenager-y, this book would be really good for a young adult...more
After hearing rave reviews about this series, I was a bit disappointed when I finally read it. I'm a huge fan of BKV, and think he writes great characters and dialogue. But my main issue with the series is its *tokenism*... whether done wholeheartedly or pointedly, it's just durn annoying...distracting from the greater elements of the story!
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!

The concept is clever, the character interesting and endearing. I enjoyed the diversity of the cast. The art was beautiful. The story was fast paced and fun. Lots of unexpected twists.

Jennifer Haight
A better then average series, this definately caught my interest and has me stirred to read more. I wish that there was an option for three and 1/2 stars because thats where I'd have placed this.
Kasey Kamenicky
I love this story. The pop culture references are funny and Brian Vaughan totally nailed the teenage lingo.
Funniest comic I've read.
Basically these kids' parents are all chummy bummy and the kids have to suffer
one evening a year together when their parents meet up. Only this time the kids
spy on their parents and sees them in strange costumes. Naturally being kids they
think their parents are some kind of heroes, but immediately find out that that is not the case.
Nope, these parents are full-blown psychopaths who shoots kill gangsters for fun.
And so the adventure begins as the kids Run...Away. ;)

I went into this with some pretty high expectations, and they were met. I actually insisted that my daughter read these in my wake, so that we could chat about them, which led to a brief and rewarding discussion with her about the pros and cons of me not being a "normal" parent/Mom. Mother/daughter bonding, for example, is more about reading comics together than baking cookies (her example). She did point out that Molly, who is supposed to be 11, acts more like a 8 or 9 year old. Since my daught...more
Why, oh why did it take me so long to start this series? I mean, I'm a fan of Vaugn's work, I love comics and graphic novels...Silly me. I loved this one.
So, we've got a group of kids whose parents get together annually. This particular year, the kids decide they're going to see what their parents talk about when they're out of the room. From a secret passage, they watch as their parents, in costume no less, murder a teenage girl in a ritualistic fashion. At this point, it has dawned on them th...more
I’m not one of those people who knows anything about comics. Seriously, nearing the end of this arc, Captain America shows up, but he didn’t have his shield. I had to confirm with Alan who he was. I have been trying to find something to get my feet wet with the genre, beyond TV turned graphic novel, or authors I already knew, and I chose these books for this reason. They’re not full of characters you really should already know, and if they’re important, they’re given a little bit of context (A g...more
Concept: A+
Plot: A
Art: A
Writing/Dialogue: B
Character Development: B+
Pacing: A
Ending: A+

Due to being so new to life that they're not up to speed on how it actually works, teenagers tend to believe their parents are either completely mentally challenged or actively trying to ruin their lives. In Runaways, we have 6 teenagers (well, 5 teens and a tween) who are thrown together to run for both their lives and justice when they find out their parents are actually supervillains bent on terrorizing all...more
Here is a good drinking game: Watch any movie or TV show depicting teen-parent conflict in the last 50 years, and do a shot for each cliche that arises. Parent misunderstands/disapproves teen's choices of pop culture: shot! Parent punishes teen by taking away privilege: shot! Teen yells, "It's not fair!" shot! Double shot if door is slammed. Teen rebels in over-the-top, probably inappropriate manner: shot!

The best movie in this genre (IMHO) is Matt Dillon's screen debut in 1979's Over the Edge....more
sweet pea
i picked up this series, based on a recommendation, with almost no knowledge about it. i quickly became completely absorbed. a group of teens with super powers - four of which are female - sign me up. there's a lot to love about the series. snarky Gertrude/Arsenic who provides witty repartee. fashionable and rad Nico/Sister Grimm. tiny little Molly/Bruiser/Princess Powerful, usually wearing pink, who can lift a bus without trying. seriously. these are my people.

i like how, as they are all comin...more
Pat McGlynn
So, at some point we all think our parents are evil, especially when we are teenagers. They won't let you borrow the car, they aren't giving you the allowance you think you deserve, yadda yadda yadda. Well, it's not that bad, your parents don't ritualistically sacrifice others as per a pact they made with ancient demons, a pact that keeps them on top of the super power crime scene in your home town.

This is one of the series that got me back into American comics . I read the Civil War tie-in with...more
Sonya S
Jan 26, 2008 Sonya S rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: female fans of comics
Shelves: graphic-novels
How delightful! Finally, a graphic novel where the females are actually people, not sex symbols. As much as I adore superhero comics, it gets really tiresome to see the super-heroines scampering about in practically nothing and stilettos. I've always found that a bit impractical to fighting crime, but I forget that the target audience is, well, not me. This does not make the phenomenon any less excusable, hence my sheer delight at finding this comic.

This is the wonderfully crafted story of six...more
Victor: Do you guys have some sort of rallying cry? "Avengers Assemble?" "It's clobberin' time?" "Hulk smash?"
Nico: "Try not to die."

Victor: What's... what's your power?
Chase: [flipping open his switchblade:] A poor upbringing.

[Discussing the motto "With Great Power comes Great Responsibility" with Spider-Man...:]
Gert: Really? That's inane. Most people in life don't have great power, and the few that do are almost never responsible with it. The people who have the greatest responsibility ar...more
Robert Beveridge
Brian K. Vaughan, Runaways, vol. 1: Pride and Joy (Marvel, 2004)

The more of Brian Vaughan's work I read, the more I think he is incapable of doing anything wrong. (Dear government: please hire Brian K. Vaughan to fix the messes in Iraq, Afghanistan, New Orleans, and Haiti, plzkthxbi.) Y: The Last Man did wonderful things for science fiction, and Ex Machina does better politics than 80% of the political novels I've read. Pride of Baghdad was awesome. Now I've delved into Runaways, and it is equal...more
Runaways has a really strong opening. The first six issues are fantastic, and do a great job of setting up the cast, the premise, and the stakes, with wit and heart. It's been a long time since I've enjoyed a cast of characters so much, in comics or prose, and the titular Runaways were likable, sharp protagonists. I'm not big on kids in general, and obviously kid lit isn't really my thing, but despite ranging in age from eleven to sixteen, the protagonists of Runaways manage to avoid falling int...more
Josh Stoll
This is a classic young adult novel in graphic novel form. It's reasonably well-written, if sometimes a little cloying. It can get a bit angsty and over-hip at times, but it captures the voices of many young adults pretty well. I enjoyed the art style: it's bright and clear, with slightly exaggerated characters and something of an anime feel.
Summary: Basically, a bunch of kids are thrown together every year or so when their parents get together under the pretense of a social awareness club. The...more
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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 Boo...more
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