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Runaways: Homeschooling (Runaways #11)

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  930 ratings  ·  53 reviews
New creative team! Cataclysmic new direction! In this volume, one Runaway will die, and one Runaway will return! Rising star Kathryn Immonen (Patsy Walker: Hellcat) and Sara Pichelli take the reins of the Runaways. Making out? Check. Silly hats? Check. This is the Runaways story you CAN'T miss. Collects Runaways Volume 3 #11-14, and What If? story.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published April 7th 2010 by Marvel (first published December 2nd 2009)
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Sesana
Now I kind of wish that I hadn't soldiered on after Moore's run. Immonen's take is better, at least with the characters. Hooray for allowing Karolina to actually miss Xavin! But the story is mediocre, and lacks some of the explanations that would be required for it to actually make sense. I suspect that the title's cancellation came as a complete surprise to the creative team, because it ends on a cliffhanger. (view spoiler)...more
David
Nov 26, 2013 David rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: cyborgs from the future with stupid names, prepubescent bricks, kids with pet velociraptors
I read the first couple of Runaways volumes, felt the series stopped being interesting after the big showdown with their parents. But I picked this volume up because it was on the shelf in the local library. What can I say, teenage superheroes are my mental bubblegum of choice.

I'm sure glad I didn't pay for this book.

So first of all, apparently some stuff has happened with the Runaways since the last volume I read, but who cares? They've met a few other superheroes but so far this band of runawa...more
Desmond Fox
Well that was terrible. The plot goes absolutely nowhere and the story is barley comprehensible. The dialogue is non-stop gibberish and vague pop-culture references constantly failing to hit their mark. The characters lose any and all sense of individuality, essentially boiling down into the same gibbering voice. No one is recognizable in this book, no one's voice is in tact, the 'big reveals' are meaningless, the collateral damage and character deaths are absurd and vain attempts to maintain in...more
Gabriel
the art style is pretty crummy: the kids have a prom and it's hard to tell the girls from the guys because of all the hair, Chase's uncle shows up (OUT OF NOWHERE) and Chase gets pissy about it for some reason and we have never been informed of it until now: Chase killed me before
We touch base with "What If the Runaways became the young avengers" and they face off against Victorious and beat him. Problem: this cracker beats the entire future Avengers and these nobodys hold their own? Ridiculous....more
Ryan
Sooooo glad I gave this series one last chance. Immonen gets these characters in a way no one has since Vaughan left the book - they're not superheroes, they're not adventurers, they're just a bunch of kids who lost their families and had their world turned upside down and who are struggling to redefine what normal is for themselves.

This volume's not perfect, though - the cliffhanger ending bugged me, and I can understand why the "What If" story was included (to make the point I made above, basi...more
Kaethe
From the very beginning, when the runaways learn that their parents are evil, grief has been a recurring motif. The teens have lost their families, their homes, their innocence, and at various times in various ways, one another. This final volume* doesn't resolve everything, it doesn't resolve anything I don't suppose, but it gives over to the grief.

It was moving, and not in a forced, sentimental way. I hated for it to end.

*Please, let this not be the end. Please, please, please, let someone els...more
L.M
I'm not at all a fan of the comic style in this collection...It feels to mangaish for me. There were a few moments that was special to someone who's read and enjoyed the Runaways so far. Though the plot is slightly messy at times I do like what the writer has done with the kids. She's portraying them as what they are kids. Which I like I think sometimes in the series this was overseen a bit and sometimes forgotten. It was nice to see them being kids. From what I've read so far I like it.

Truth i...more
Meg
Should have just quit after Whedon's run.
Kate
Runaways Vol 11 #11-14 review
Art: Reading this comic feels more like reading an Ani-manga comic then your topical American comic book (an ani-manga or film comics are comics that have the show images instead of drawn out panels see here ) the motion is fluid and you can feel and see them move as though you were watching a show instead of reading a comic. Even for those of us who can't stand American comics Sara piccalilli's art is something different it isn't like the art of the side story in th...more
Amanda
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Julie
I don't know why I keep reading these. The first story arc was good. It's been trending generally downhill since then.

This volume ends without a conclusion, so I guess I'm stuck reading the next one. :P

So 'homeschooling' has nothing to do with anything except it was a theme for the titles, which had very little to do with anything either.

We start with the older kids planning to do their own prom. (Gag me.) Fortunately it all goes to pot before we have to sit through very much of it. A missile bl...more
Lisa Wolf
My ratings for the Runaways books have been all over the place, reflecting how different they feel based on the writer and the illustrator. After two stronger volumes, #11 comes off as scattered and lacking a strong direction. Perhaps this one was meant to be kicking off a new arc; certainly, it's written as though the series was intended to continue -- but sadly this is the last one. #11 ends with an incredibly unsatisfying cliffhanger, and since there are no more, I just walked away from it fe...more
Brittany Kinser
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Danielle
I'm a little confused with this edition. It seems to be the last one I can find, but it's clearly not the end of the story. Ugh, cliffhangers! (Don't read comics if you don't love a good cliffhanger!)

Here's hoping there's something out there to relieve the suspense.
Caitlin
Thank God it's over and I can stop reading this series. I loved the first two volumes and then just downhill until the end. In this volume, a missile hits the Runaways hideout and destroys it, taking with it a team member you're guaranteed not to give a crap about. (view spoiler) And then a bunch of angsty, unimportant things happen an...more
Ezekiel
The storyline was chaotic, and none of the characterizations seemed to make sense based on previous actions and feelings of team members (along with not enough effort put in in order to explain new characters introduced such as Chase's relative). The change in illustrators was an additional impediment as it was sometimes hard to tell Klara and Nico apart along with Chase and Victor. Additionally I feel it would have been better letting it end with the scene in the hospital room, instead of inclu...more
Jane
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Lauren
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE RUNAWAYS? Jesus christ on a cracker i want to gouge my eyes out after finishing what there is of volume 3 of the runaways. BEWARE AND STAY AWAY. not worth the read.
Busky3
Utterly unmemorable and also insulting to the audience but at least it's not as terminally stupid as the evil radio DJ zombie nonsense.
Shannon Appelcline
I was surprised and pleased to see that Immonen, an author I’ve never heard of, has the best take on the Runaways since Vaughan. The characters are deep and interesting and the story starts to move forward in meaningful ways. The plot’s a bit muddy at times, but I suspect would have resolved itself. The big problem is, of course, that this story ends with an unresolved cliff hanger [8/10]. The What If? story at the end of the volume is OK, but doesn’t have much depth to it (and feels moore like...more
lauren ♡
WHAT IS UP WITH THAT ENDING??? THIS IS ALMOST AS BAD AS YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOW BEING CANCELLED AND THERE'S A CLIFFHANGER. I'M LITERALLY. Speaking of which, I'm so upset that this comic got cancelled! It's one of the first ones I've ever read and along with Ms. Marvel it helped me fall in love with comics. I literally loved everything about this series, the characters, the plot, the relationships. It made me cry and laugh. I'm so upset that it's over!!!!!! I feel like a part of me is missing. I w...more
Anya
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Raina
FINALLY, we're getting back to the story of the Runaways! I'm tired of them going off and having adventures with other character we don't care about, and solving other people's problems when they have plenty of their own. I was amused by the nod to homeschooling/unschooling in the theme and tone here. Bringing in some family members, a nod to Gert, some new long-term plot elements. I liked this one.
J.
This is definitely the first half of a story, and the second half doesn't exist. The story is really only so-so anyway, but why publish it in a collected edition like this if there's no second half? I can't really recommend this to anyone until more manifests itself.

This whole book made me feel like I had missed a chapter, even though I don't think I have.
Leseparatist
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Doreen
The first issue was pretty good, but once stuff started blowing up, it got pretty awful. I felt bad for Chase, and didn't understand why other people were giving him such a hard time: I mean, it's not like he hasn't been a jerk before and they haven't all just ignored him/let him be. Also, the "What If?" issue was pretty terrible, but they tend to be.
Donald Armfield
Horrible who let this person write comics... & artwork wasnt even that good.

They go into making their own prom, BLAH BLAH. Then kill off Old Lace and everything said seemed like had nothin to do with any of the other series.

Ends with Chase in hospital, so need to read next one, but if this person writes it the Runaways lose a fan.
Maxwell Heath
There's nothing particularly wrong with this specific volume, but it just messes with the team further, enough to make me loose all interest in reading more of their adventures. Also, the person from the past thought to be dead was such an unbelievably terrible cop-out. I can't even be bothered to read the extra What-If story.
Chris Aylott
Runaways went on hiatus after these issues, and it's not hard to see why. The early volumes were fresh and fun, but this feels like a confused retread. More stuff getting blown up, another cast member biting the dust, and not much rhyme or reason to any of it. Disappointing.
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