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Runaways - Volume 11: Homeschooling (Runaways #11)

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,358 Ratings  ·  83 Reviews
Their homes, their parents, their friends -- ever since first banding together and going out on their own, the Runaways have been no stranger to loss. Now, though they appear to finally be safe, none of them can get their minds off everything they've lost or given up. As they attempt to make merry despite their melancholy, the Runaways are struck by yet another catastrophe ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published September 8th 2010 by Marvel (first published December 2nd 2009)
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Oct 25, 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
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
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
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
Jan 12, 2013 Meg rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Should have just quit after Whedon's run.
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.
Nov 27, 2014 Talia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
wtf??? was that meant to be an ending??
William Redd
Oct 04, 2014 William Redd rated it liked it
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
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
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
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
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
Apr 10, 2015 Marissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
May 16, 2016 Jana rated it really liked it
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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
Aug 04, 2011 Kate 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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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
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
Apr 07, 2015 Mairi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was disappointing. The story was too disjointed. New characters were introduced without enough explanation, events happened, without any explanation of what/why, (view spoiler), characterization and artwork were a bit weak, and it ended in quite the cliffhanger.
Nov 10, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For the series as a whole: I loved this series and was very sad when I got to the end and discovered that it had been cancelled without getting a proper ending! Ughh... But the characters are great and endearing and there's a lot of humour throughout the series. It's owned by Marvel, so there's some fun references and appearances.
Amanda [Novel Addiction]
Really? That's how it ends? And by that, I mean... it doesn't? I really liked this series, it just kept getting better and better... and then starting with volume 9 to whatever kind of ending you call this, it was just crap. Didn't like the art either.

Really disappointed here.
Brittany Kinser
May 17, 2016 Brittany Kinser rated it liked it
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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.
Christopher Mclean
Yet another new creative team but unfortunately the results are uninspiring again. I found this to be probably the most forgettable volume of Runaways which really sums up my feelings on it. It's quite a shame for such a fantastic series to end like this.
Mar 02, 2015 Simon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
And this somehow lurched onto a third TPB of ghastly quality.

It ends on a cliffhanger, presumably they didn't know they were going to be cancelled. Heaven knows why not.

One of the characters gets hit by a car and left for dead.

... how ironic.
This is so anticlimatic, I couldn't believe it. The promise of losing one runaway and gaining one didn't exactly work out. I really don't know what the writers were thinking, but to end with a illy made cliff hangers is pretty frustrating.
On one hand, much better than Terry Moore's run. On the other, it's a shame to see it improve only to end on a cliffhanger. Now that I'm done with it, I can say I highly recommend the series, but only through Vaughan's tenure.
Ugh. This is all set-up for things that NEVER come to pass. The characters at least are better handled here than they were by Moore. Lots of fun and angst mixed together.

Sara's art is perfect for stories about teens.
Dec 11, 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
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