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Runaways, Vol. 9: Dead Wrong (Runaways #9)

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  1,654 ratings  ·  89 reviews
The beginning of a whole new Runaways Comics legend Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, Echo) and super-star artist Humberto Ramos (X-Men, Wolverine, Spider-Man) run back to Los Angeles with your favorite teen heroes. But it's not the same city they left so long ago. The Runaways try to stay off the radar, but the sins of their parents won't make that possible...

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Hardcover, 136 pages
Published March 25th 2009 by Marvel
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Nicolo Yu
Except for an issue or two that I’ve read of Joss Whedon’s arc on the characters, this is the first time that I’ve read Runaways not written by Brian K. Vaughan. Terry Moore is an eminently capable writer whose work on his own characters in Strangers In Paradise is critically acclaimed. The artist on the art, Humberto Ramos, whose expressive art and affinity for depicting teenagers (Crimson, Impulse) makes him a perfect fit for these characters, so much that I wished he could have with Vaughan o ...more
Sesana
This felt like a huge step backwards for Runaways as a book. Chase's character growth? Thrown out the window. I can't be the only one who thinks that his character regressed to something like the second or third issue of the original series. That alone is very disappointing. But the central story, about a group of Majesdane soldiers come to collect Karolina, just wasn't very good. That Karolina is going to be put on trial for her parents' actions (which lead to the destruction of their homeworld ...more
Amanda
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Julie
Man.. the art. Ugh, ugh, ugh! I thought it looked bad on the cover, but that it was just the cover, and maybe I could get over it. Then the introduction is from the youngest member of the group, so I thought maybe the whole thing was her point of view and I could handle perhaps the more childish style. But.. no, that didn't seem to be the case.

And just when I thought I was finally getting used... well, ignoring it fairly well, it would get even more horrid. UGH!! Chins, and noses particularly, b
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Chris Aylott
Spent last night and some of this morning catching up on several volumes of Runaways, the Marvel comic about a bunch of modern-day super-Boxcar Children battling evil in the streets and skies of Los Angeles. Unless they're in New York, or in the past, or dealing with the complications left by their dead villain parents, or all three of the above.

Nothing deep here, just some good characters and storylines. I have to wonder if at this point they're making the series and assuming it'll be mostly r
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Federiken Masters
May 25, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans del género y de la serie.
Recommended to Federiken by: Su (mala) fama
Había escuchado que la serie perdía toda su gracia en esta etapa. Y fue grato encontrarme con que no es así. Si bien deja la sensación de "lo mejor ya pasó", la historia de esta tomo está bien contada y narrada. El dibujo de Ramos le da la onda necesaria a una serie "juvenil" y desenfadada y el guion de Moore, aunque algo más cargoso que los de Vaughan y Whedon, se defiende. Las referencias pop están ahí, el lenguaje adolescente está ahí y los dilemas existencialistas también. A lo sumo la premi ...more
William Redd
New series, new writer, new artist, same Runaways.

Well, that's not exactly true. After the events of the last collection, the group has a new member from the year 1907. And with Terry Moore at the helm, the dialogue seems to shift slightly. Nico, for example, seems to be more likely to invoke some old-school Japanese English translated insults towards Chase. That's something new. It could be part of her ancestor's "education" in 1907, but it is left completely unexplained. Also, after the Tar Pi
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Daryl
This book is a good example of why you need a good writer and a good artist to make a good comic book. The story by Terry Moore is pretty decent, overall, but the horrible art by Humberto Ramos totally distracts from any interest the story might have had. Brian K. Vaughan's Runaways was great; Joss Whedon's take was good; Terry Moore's Strangers In Paradise was a classic; I was interested enough to pick up issue #1 when it came out, but couldn't go further. (I'm glad I was able to read this with ...more
Virginia
Though I didn't like the artwork in this volume, I enjoyed the story overall. (Even if I predicted several of the twists.)
Kate
Runaways vol 9 #1-6

Art: Humberto ramos is a good artist in his own right if you want to see his work at his best look up DV8 humberto ramos and you might come up with something really amazing. However for his work on runaways here,even by a manga fans standers, the art work is a little over exaggerated and he draws clothes in black lines while he draws the characters in colored lines making one girl's shirt look more like a droopy green back exposing a little more bobbie then need be and only on
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Scott
I've seen some people complain about the writing in this book. I actually thought the story was interesting; except for the Howard Stern-esque radio jock. But writer Terry Moore did something Brian Vaughan never did, or Joss Whedon(but Whedon only wrote 6 issues), and that is give some real emotional depth to the world. Sure, in Vaughan's run, which are far cooler and more kick ass than Moore's, the kids have to come to terms with their parents being evil and with their own powers, but they neve ...more
Erik
Inge wrote: "I just started this series and I think I'm in love. I do not like the rating you gave this one, as it doesn't give me much to look forward to." Ohhh noo, it's amazing! I really love this series as a whole. All the Brian K. Vaughn installments are brilliant and the Joss Whedon arc is perfect.<--I gave a bumbling YA book presentation on it last season...but this new Terry Moore direction is pretty poor, as are the other recent one-off crossovers. The art is dumb--from the amorphous ...more
Raina
Not being a superhero comic reader for the most part, it's a little weird to read comics with so many different artists depicting the same characters (I guess Sandman would be one honking exception to this rule). But I was able to adjust ok. One of the things I liked about this series is the day-to-day life challenges of living with super powers, villains for parents and being teenagers. I stopped readin the series in the last volume, because it was all timetravel and other Marvel universe chara ...more
Silas
This was an amusing romp in places. I do think the earlier Runaways material was better, but I still like seeing these characters and where they go. The characterization isn't spot on, but compared to later stuff where individual characters show up, it's quite a bit better. Still, it makes me long for the day when these books were still coming out.
David
A great continuation of Runaways, Moore keeps the humour and the characters intact from BKV and Whedon's run with his own subtle flair and personal touches. Ramos's art which at first I thought was too great a departure from the previous styles, but by the second issue I realize was a great fit and really suited this title and kinetic storytelling, I'm now sorry to see him leave.
Christopher Mclean
This is not a bad book at all but unfortunately the new creative team here is just not able to continue to pull off Runaways at the high level I was used too. The characters feel like a shadow of themselves, the dialogue isn't as smart as it once was and the storyline fails to make the most of a fairly interesting idea.
Cindy
This is probably one of my favorite volumes of Runaway so far. It was legitimately interesting, and while it still suffered from resolving too fast and having quite a few things that didn't make sense, it was nevertheless actually moving and interesting, and I thought the art style was actually spot on.

What I didn't like is how the author basically nyxed the continuity from the previous volume, especially with Klara. Klara would not have been able to cope with things as well as she was, and she
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B
It seems like the book is missing a larger direction. Previously there were some pretty clear arcs. This is kind of the Runaways story you would tell if you didn't have that kind of arc.

It's just a pretty entertaining story, which is often enough.
Bianca Woods
Merely good. Honestly, no one seems to understand how to write this series other than Vaughan, and the art was never better than when Runaways was drawn by Alphona. It's not to say this comic was bad, it's just the story telling (while exploring some good ideas) wasn't particularly tight and he characters weren't as well characterized as they were during Vaughan's time with the series.

I'll probably pick up the next few Runaways collections to see if it gets its steam back, but if the series cont
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J.F.
So I was afraid when the creators of Runaways decided to stop actively creating them but the teams that have picked up the story since then have been great. It took me some time to adjust to Humberto Ramos's artistic style but it grew on me. The plot threads of this story have remained interesting and the pages continue to turn at lightspeed when I read them. The new additions to the Runaways team have only enriched their charm and the family bonds they have formed really draw the reader in. In ...more
Sarah
Pretty crappy. The worst of all the Runaways books. It doesn't come close to the genius of Brian K. Vaughan when he started the series, and it it doesn't even hold up to the Joss Whedon run. The art is sloppy, terrible, and doesn't match the tone or characters that we've come to love from this series. Instead they look like ridiculous cartoons that don't emote anything. There are also a buttload of plot holes in this volume. Who are these Majesdanian warriors? What is up with the radio DJ? Wtf t ...more
Rebecca Honeycutt
Disappointing. I have great love for Terry Moore, and still have the SiP comic that he signed for me when I a 15-year-old purple-haired fangirl. And so this volume was a big let down. Not as funny or as edgy as previous volumes, and the ending felt cheap, since something EXTREMELY similar happened in a Young Avengers storyline. I miss BKV. *sigh* Terry does, however, get points for having Xavin shape-shift into Kevin Smith :-)
As for the artwork....HATE it. It's fine just as artwork, but for Runa
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Talia
love that karolina/xavin and also KLARA is so fun!!! the worst part of this by far was the tiny lettering, which was VERY frustrating
Busky3
Runaways has nothing much going for it from this point on with a lot of plots happening just to make a product.
Patrick
This is Teen Titans Go...why did this happen?

Why is this a manga for 10 year olds now?
Elizabeth
This was the same plot of v1 issues 9-12 of Young Avengers with Teddy....
Danielle
Ahhh, yes. The oft discussed Moore/Ramos arc of the series. For me, the writing itself wasn't bad (not like BKV though), but my main issue was the art. I do. not. like the art. Ramos' style maybe suited well for other titles perhaps, but I felt it was wrong for this one. I felt he made the characters look too much like caricatures. But then I guess I was spoiled by Alphona's wonderful art from when the series was in it's prime. For me, a good story or series can be utterly ruined by poor art, no ...more
Anya
So far, the worst of all the Runaways comics. Just about everyone was out of character for this entire volume and the cartoon-y style was obnoxious and changed the character designs almost enough to make them unrecognizable. When did Karolina grow 4 cup sizes and Xavin shrink at least 4-5 inches? Where did Molly get 5 different hats when they supposedly have no money or luggage and are staying in the Stein's house, not the Hayes' house? I realize Nico has gone through a lot of difficult things r ...more
Emily Green
In Runaways: Dead Wrong aliens come to earth searching for Karolina, who they accuse of committing genocide of an entire planet. At first, the gang is baffled by the claims, and they fight to protect their teammate, but eventually, a settlement must be reached.

With a different writer, Terry Moore, of Strangers in Paradise fame, I hoped that Runaways would leap off the page, as I keep hoping it will—but, alas, nope. This series is just destined for mediocrity. And yet, like semi-tasteless brownie
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Hyzenthlay
more like 2.5. do NOT like the new artist. :/
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