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Runaways, Vol. 4: But You Can't Hide

(Runaways (2017) (Collected Editions) #4)

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The Runaways survived the events of "That was Yesterday" - but the fallout from that epic adventure is still very much being felt, and the teen team is in disarray! Alex Wilder walks away from the Runaways - but will someone actually go with him?! In the aftermath, the team tries to take stock. There's plenty of rebuilding to do, both metaphorical and literal, but the kids ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Marvel
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Baba
Finally (sorry, but it doesn't makes sense without this happening) some of the Runaways seem to be suffering from trauma from all that they've been through over the last few years, and Rowell writes it pretty well. They still want nothing to do with Alex. Molly wants to not feign happiness all the time, Karolina is listless, Vic is depressed, Gert is still time-shocked, and Glib can't find anything to feed him, that can replace sacrificed human souls.

The new series artist Andres Genolet is onboa
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Paul E. Morph
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this book so much. There isn’t a single character that doesn’t feel like family. Well, except, perhaps, Doombot. :-) Every issue is like a big, warm hug in comicbook form. That’s not to say it isn’t full of genuine OMG moments; there’re some real shockers in this one!

I apologise for the state of the above; this book seems to temporarily turn me into a sixteen-year-old girl.
Emma
Oct 19, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm getting to love the characters more and more in every volume of this comic series. I like to see every side of them and to have the opportunity to see them interact with each other, in the good and also in the bad moments. In this volume we got (view spoiler) I'm really looking forward to see what's in store in the next volume! ...more
Lisa Wolf
Always a fun series, although not much really happens plot-wise in this volume. Still, it's always nice to see the characters again!
Chris Lemmerman
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rainbow Rowell's hot streak continues as the Runaways enter their fourth arc under her steady hand. This one's a bit quieter than the previous, a bit lighter on the action and a bit heavier on the personal drama, but it's a good change. It's time for the Runaways to take stock, and that involves a lot of talking to each other, something none of them are any good at.

The drama surrounding Doombot gives us a central theme, and the developing Chase/Gert/Victor triangle grounds things as well (as mu
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Jennifer
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5/5 stars

Runaways Vol. 4: But You Can't Hide is the fourth graphic novel in this series.

I like author Rainbow Rowell so I decided to read these graphic novels.

This one didn't excite me as much as some of the previous ones. The stories jumped all over the place. And I wasn't satisfied with some of the endings.

The illustrations were nice. And I am growing fond of the characters. I will probably continue with the series.
Amy!
This series is very charming, and I love it. I really like all the characters, and Rowell's writing is so good. There's a new artist on this run, but they have the same vibe and energy as Kris Anka that I didn't really notice the change. At any rate, the art fits the writing and the characters SO WELL. This is great.
Lauredhel
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
Nothing much happens - this is a character-driven volume. I always love spending time with this crew.
Renata
Oct 25, 2019 rated it liked it
(read as single issues)

Seems like kind of a building arc for the ongoing storyline but still, charming and I'm interested to see where it goes.
Lauren
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Last time I mentioned how sad I feel for anyone who dropped Runaways at the start of Rowell's run. I didn't realize then that by now I QUADRUPLE that sentiment. Let me explain.
Anytime a best-selling author writes for comics, I'm leery. Writing for comics isn't something you can just mosey on into, even if you're a brilliant, talented, and golden example of authorly prowess. Writing for comics is a different medium and therefore a different process. You really need to understand the medium, and I
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Brandon
Oct 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Last volume broke the Runaways, this volume puts them back together and has them building up to something new. Chase and Gert finally have a heart-to-heart about where their 'relationship' is, Victor addresses his 'body' problems, Molly deals with her decisions with Abigail and with Alex, and Karolina has to deal with missing college and not knowing what she wants to do with her life. Chase definitely steals the volume, he's like the "dad" of the team and gets some great serious life conversatio ...more
Sylvester Kuo
Sep 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
This volume was a little bit of a let down. The plot was all over the place: Molly wants to revive her parents with the help of Alex; Karolina finds her calling with the help of Nico; Victor examines his past while Gert and Chase work out their problems.

I really disliked Karrie's plot, because it was stupid in the first place to send her to college and then find out she was failing SOCIOLOGY. Nico was barely existent in this volume while Chase had a major meltdown uncharacteristic of him. And Vi
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Shannon Appelcline
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, comics-marvel
After the plot-heavy V3, this is another joyous exploration of the Runways as slowly evolving characters. Molly runs away. Karolina becomes a superhero. Nico goes along for the ride. Victor and Doombot evolve. Chase and Gert come to a conclusion about their relationship. Gib eats a hamburger. It's all great stuff, really highlighting these characters, but in their superhero universe. The lack of a big plot in this volume doesn't hold it back at all, because Rowell is doing what she does best.
Natalie
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Nothing much happened except internal drama stuff, but I still love them and the art and Rainbow Rowell.
Stephanie
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gn, sequel, print, ya, library, sfp, lgbtqia
Rainbow Rowell is here to destroy my emotional wellbeing and I love it.
Erica McGillivray
Sep 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, women-authors
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Craig
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Continues to be an excellent series. As good as, if not better than, the Brian K. Vaughn originals.
Jason
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rainbow Rowell and the art team continue their absolutely stellar run of this series. Angst, romance and cheeseburgers. A must read for fans of YA Romance and cape stories.
Lenny
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rainbow Rowell continues her successful new Runaways series in this fourth volume. While the whole gang is back, including one Alex Wilder, this installment is unfortunately weaker than its predecessors.

Thankfully, I’m not referring to the new lead artist, Andrés Genolet, who had big Anka-sized shoes to fill. While there is a difference, Genolet carries a similar style to Anka that is light and kinetic, neither too cartoony nor too realistic. Of all the characters his Chase is definitely stronge
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Jacquelyn S
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I started reading these because I really like the show. While it’s not really like the show I’m still enjoying it. I like Molly a lot more in the comics, in the show she’s kind of irritating. And Chase doesn’t seem like as much of an idiot here. I also really like Victor. He’s not in the show. Additionally, I love all the extra plot that this provides. So much more has happened in these 4 volumes than ever happened in 2 seasons of the show.

The only character that is comparable to the show is Ni
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Brent Ecenbarger
Oct 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Volume four of the latest installment of Runaways felt like a return to basics for the series. The book picks up with original baddie Alex back from the dead and youngest Runaway Molly deciding to leave the team to go with him. Surprisingly, this storyline doesn’t really go anywhere (in this volume at least) but its fizzled out resolution fits in with the low stakes family dynamic of this entire series. Besides Alex’s return, the family Doombot is reset and evil again, Chase and Gert are having ...more
Simone
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm still really enjoying these! I love these characters and their emotional journeys are the best. (view spoiler) Also the art is still AMAZING, it really makes everything come alive. Also through small things, like where the cat is sleeping. And the pacing, my main problem with most comics, is still spot on in these.

The actually action plot isn't doing much for me right now, though. I don't know if that's
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Sara I
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, lgbt, graphic-novel
The fact that I finished reading this volume in spite of a horrible headache should speak for my enjoyment of the story and characters. The story develops the characters' identities and the relationships between them, too. It is enjoyable to see them dealing with a wide range of struggles from mental illness, grocery shopping, romance, attempting to take on the superhero role, and more. That is what makes the story fun with touches of comedy (such as attempting to make the Gibborim offspring who ...more
Dakota Morgan
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Our little Runaways continue to learn and grow as Rainbow Rowell's excellent series continues. The gang are busy re-acquiring their sea legs after fending off the children of the Gibborim in the previous volume. For the most part, this means they're figuring out who and what they want to be. Victor wants to be a real boy. Chase wants to be a boyfriend (to Gert). Karolina wants to be a superhero. The character's adventures are small-scale, but the dialogue is pitch perfect and emotions are fully ...more
Kyle Dinges
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, marvel
This series continues to be a delight. I thought the charm might wear off after the initial volume or two but it still hasn't yet. It's a testament to how good a superhero story can be when it's (mostly) self-contained and character driven. The writing is great and the art is great (and maybe more importantly a perfect fit for the story).

I read on Marvel Unlimited, so I'm always six months behind and every month that there's a new issue I'm relieved. I have no idea how long it's going to contin
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Nick
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just as delightful as ever! The art style blows me away every time - the expressions are so rich that I end up rereading pages over and over. And the intricate characterisation! I love that Rowell gets to dig into these deep and messed up characters and get to the core of them every time. I love the conflict and the growth between them all, and even characters I never really liked before are quickly becoming my new faves. I’m going to love every minute of this run and I can’t wait to see where i ...more
Kelly Stella
Disclaimer: I read the Runaways series because I love Rainbow Rowell. I knew nothing about Runaways going in and am not a big fan of graphic novels.


I enjoyed Karolina and Nick’s attempts at crime fighting, though the way that ended was a little odd. I loved Chase in this one. He’s in a rough spot and seems like the glue that keeps the group together. I’m interested to see what comes of his conversation with Gert. Molly was really annoying to me in this one and I don’t think I have enough informa
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Michael
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
They’re going back, back, back to their roots...

The Runaways work best when they focus on interpersonal relationships and the teens struggle with their existential crises. That’s what this is. The major threat is what happens when Doombot is repaired and when Gib eats everyone.

Victor has a startling transformation which is amazing to see. Chase is growing into a great dad. Are they back at the Pride lair? That can’t be good. Some budding heroes get into trouble and who is that masked man? Fun s
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Donna
Sep 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Gert and Victor get closer, Niko and Carolina go super-heroing, and Chase shops for everything from tampons to cat food.

I didn't love this volume as much as the first three but it was still fun. There are hints of the trauma that this group has gone through rearing its head which seems pretty realistic - you can't go through stuff like this without it affecting you.

My favorite part is definitely Gib, who is "ALL THAT REMAINS OF THE GIBBORIM. AND I HUNGER." What will end up helping? A sprinkle d
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Jenna
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Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK, FANGIRL and THE SIMON SNOW BOOKS.). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguin
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Runaways (2017) (Collected Editions) (6 books)
  • Runaways, Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home
  • Runaways, Vol. 2: Best Friends Forever
  • Runaways, Vol. 3: That Was Yesterday
  • Runaways, Vol. 5: Canon Fodder
  • Runaways, Vol. 6

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