Runaways, Volume 8: Dead End Kids Digest (Runaways #8)
The kids start running in a different direction. Superstar JOSS WHEDON (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ASTONISHING X-MEN) and rising star MICHAEL RYAN (NEW EXCALIBUR, NEW X-MEN) take the Runaways to the Big Apple. While there, they make surprising allies and even more surprising enemies.
(This is my favorite)
The second is about the history...Well i like the story, in fact have really great things (time traveling, new characters, change of place) but, i think that something of the essence is missing, I can't say what, but something isn't working for me. Even more I like what JW does with Chase, is less silly and more interesting, but I in the fact that he uses Gert for this history.
The fi ...more
It was great that Marvel and Whedon were able to hammer out the details to allow him to work on Runaways despite his heavy workload. Michael Ryan was drafted to provide art and Jo Chen was retained to produce her magnificent covers.
I really liked how Whedon managed to maintain BKV's vision for the characters w ...more
Not *bad* per se, but ... weirdly confusing.
It isn't really necessary to know what happened there to understand the story here, thank goodness. One of the best things that I can say about Whedon taking on the book is that he writes the characters in almost exactly the same way that Vaughan ...more
If you're here because you're a Whedon fan, I don't think you'll be disappointed. It has all of his hallmarks: funny quotable dialogue, a complex but tight-knit plot, cultural references that make you feel smart (Yellow Kid as a turn of the century super ...more
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I wish Whedon hadn't taken over writing Runaways. There was just something off about the story and the characters. I can't put my finger on it.
The story was a little all o ...more
Premise is awesome: children of super-villains decide they don't want to be evil and take off, hence the title.
This has many of the Joss Whedon traits, but, again, dummy didn't know the story so it wasn't all that fun.
The situation The Punisher finds himself in is fucking hilarious, though, so I can't say this was a waste. Must go back and start from ...more
Art: A new artist this time the art is more how you would picture an American comic and yet still tolerable for manga fans although some parts not so much. The style is realistic cartoonish as in you can tell it's cartoony but this doesn't have the same flare as Eric Wight's work. the art work is plain enough that its tolerable for manga fans that has got to count for something B-
Characters: The group is all here and while no one really changes much they do su ...more
But, all things considered, the story arc in the volume was overall pretty good and Whedon was able to keep the feeling and voice ...more
However, I was disappointed by this volume, collecting Runaways issues 25-30, the group begins by following in the parents footsteps (working for the villian Kingpin), being attacked by Punisher (who gets kicked in the nuts (HILARIOUS!)), and going back to 1907 where they meet early superheroes called Wonders. But it's not very coherrent, ...more
Right at the start, we just jump to the Runaw ...more
I hadn't planned to read past Vaughn's run. Then last week a buddy said this one was worth a read and also a few days ago there was this massive Kindle sale and these volumes were like $2 a piece. Not something to pass up, honestly.
I do appreciate the character development Whedon gives us. I'm not sure how to feel about the new team member, but ...more
World: I don't like art. The characters are too similar and the colors are bland a day boring. The best thing about Alphona's art were the expressions and they are missing here. The world building in concept is interesting, with time travel and the different gangs in New York. That being said, it was choppy making for a fairly choppy stage for the story to take place.
Story: Convoluted and pointless. Choppy and all hell and emotions were basic and unearne ...more
In the eighth book in the RUNAWAYS series, the kids travel back in time to early 1900's New York. They join a group with a bunch of other "gifted" kids. They try and explain to the kids what they think (know) might happen, without giving away that they're from the future. They eventually get in the middle of a riot against "normals". They help stop the fight, and head back to the future with a girl that they saved from her husband (the girl was like 9 and her husband was like 30). What will happ...more
The overall issue would be how much these kids blundered, never seeming to know what they were doing. I'm willing to believe that this was showing their character growth, but after a while it wore thin. As did a few of the plot holes and the overa ...more
I loved the idea of having the kids seek out the Kingpin, steal a priceless artifact, scuffle with the Punisher, and time travel to the past, but there was just way too much going on to make sense of it all in the limited space it was g ...more
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“You talk to her?”
“You nuts? She’s fourteen—what do I say? ‘Hey, in a few years you’re gonna find out your parents are evil time-traveling overlords and help kill them, fall in love with the dumbest guy you know and than eat it ‘cause he’s too slow to protect you?’”
“You could’ve brought her back…”
“Butterfly effect, remember? Yeah, I looked it up. ‘Sides she had a few good years left. Which is more than I can promise with us. I just hid. Watched her for a while.”
“Was it hard?”
“It was f#%&ing beautiful.”