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Runaways: Homeschooling (Runaways #11)

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  1,470 Ratings  ·  92 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 2009)
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Sesana
Feb 28, 2013 Sesana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: superhumans, comics
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 it was ok  ·  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
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Ryan
May 30, 2011 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Meg
Jan 12, 2013 Meg rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Should have just quit after Whedon's run.
Drown Hollum
Jan 23, 2014 Drown Hollum rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Jana
Dec 03, 2015 Jana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
4.5*
Talia Smart
Nov 27, 2014 Talia Smart rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
wtf??? was that meant to be an ending??
Wing Kee
Mar 15, 2017 Wing Kee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Argh...I hate these types of endings.

World: The art is okay for the last art, but the framing and the pacing of the art is a bit confusing making this slap dash story more confusing. The world building itself is sloppy and deus ex. Sudden new characters are introduced to wrap up the story the world and the stakes suddenly change. It's sloppy and not the way the series should have ended.

Story: What now? Uncle? Where did this come from? This is exactly the thoughts going through my head for this l
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Lil' Violet
Aug 03, 2011 Lil' Violet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Willow Redd
The final collection in the franchise to date... AND THAT'S HOW THEY END IT!!? Seriously, one of the most heart-wrenching cliffhangers the book has written, and that's where the series ends. This is worse than the way Alf ended! (if any of you get that reference, congratulations, your Marvel No-Prize is in the mail as we speak).

This whole story arc felt weak. One, they killed off yet another original character, this one a perennial favorite who definitely didn't deserve it (not that any outside
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Amanda
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Patrick
I had pretty high hopes for this...higher than I had any right to. Vaughan was long gone...even that last gasp from Whedon was a bitter memory with only annoying Klara to show for it.

But immediately, this had the spark I hadn't seen in the entire 3rd series before. It felt right. It had the right pace and the right style. It felt like Immonen was ready to build something worth caring about out of these great characters again...but then...The Uncle.

Now, I've always been a believer that Runaways i
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Caitlin
Nov 08, 2013 Caitlin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Brittany Kinser
Feb 02, 2013 Brittany Kinser rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: queer
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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
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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
L.M
Apr 03, 2014 L.M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jane
Oct 28, 2013 Jane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Marissa
Apr 10, 2015 Marissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Actually thought the series was on an upswing with Immonen, it's a real shame she didn't get to finish out her big cliffhanger. But I still didn't think Runaways was back up to it's awesome Brian K Vaughn beginnings. The characters didn't seem as individual, Victor really didn't do it for me at all. And pretty much everything that happened to Chase devastated me. In general the plot is just blah. A plane crashes into their house and it just seemed like a poorly contrived reason to create some dr ...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
Caleb
Oct 04, 2015 Caleb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i thought that this book was really good. although it wasn't as good as the other ones. i think that there where some pretty cool plot twists in the book, and it left you off on a cliffhanger at the end of the book. the only problem was that there where no other books after that which makes me sad.
this book was about the group in the Malibu house trying to start having a relatively normal life. there having fun until a jet destroys there house. they end up meeting chase's uncle who gives them a
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Mela
I could have done without this. I love the Runaways, but I'm sorry to say this didn't feel anything like the kids I care about. The writing was dull, the art was subpar, and it ends with a cliffhanger that was clearly intended to be continued, but hey! the series got cancelled. Thankfully, we see the runaways again in Civil War (which does much better justice to the characters), Secret Invasion (which I've not yet read, but I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's not as big a letdown as this was) ...more
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 ♡ (wonderless reviews)
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
Julie
Soooo.... as far as artwork, I thought this run was incredibly confusing. I kept not being sure which character was which. Klara in particular looks entirely different than when she first arrived - I think her hair has even changed from black to brown. Molly must own three different animal-themed hats, because they keep changing from ears to giant frog eyes, etc...

Also, this series got cut off at the knees so this storyline didn't get resolved here, and that's just annoying. I'll have to visit W
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B
Oct 02, 2014 B rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, westend
So, this is how it ends?

I thought it was pretty good.

It's a little weird in that it has kind of the "new author" jump. There are a lot of things being introduced that are new and dropped that are missing, it feels like.

And a cliffhanger that never gets resolved.

Also, am I right that that as Aracely's visit with the X-Men in Scarlet Spider totally recapitulated one of these stories?
Shibosan
Jan 04, 2017 Shibosan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Сага Runaways была отличной с первых томов, но постепенно начала мееедленно катиться под откос. Джос Уидон со своей частью оживил на время ее, но после него все покатилось еще быстрее, пока не оборвалось на полуслове. В последнем томе авторы уже сами не понимали, чего они собственно хотят и какая мотивация у их героев, в итоге получилось все драматично и скомканно и довольно бессмысленно. И судя по тому, что последний том вышел в 2009, они и сами это поняли.
Patrick
This final volume of Runaways is kind of a let down to be totally honest. The writing was a little all over the place and the characters felt out of sorts. There are casualties in the book and it felt forced, not organic to a story. There are some bright spots, but overall a disappointing end to a great series. Here's hoping the Runaways will be back someday...


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