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Title:
Runaways.
ISBN:
9780785112440

9780785113799

9780785114154

9780785116844

9780785117056

9780785119012

9780785119524

9780785122678

9780785123897

9780785134596

9780785128533

9780785141198

9780785133155

9780785140856

9781451701418

9780785129400

9780785140740

9780785140399
Edition:
Direct ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Marvel Comics, ©2004-©2010.
Physical Description:
11 volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series title(s):
General Note:
"Marvel age."

Contains material originally published in magazine form.
Contents:
v. 1. Pride & joy / writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; pencils, Adrian Alphona ; inks, David Newbold and Craig Yeung ; colors, Brian Reber -- v. 2. Teenage wasteland / writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; pencils, Adrian Alphona and Takeshi Miyazawa ; inks, David Newbold and Craig Yeung ; colors, UDON's Christina Strain with Brian Reber -- v. 3. The good die young / writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; penciler, Adrian Alphona ; inker, Craig Yeung -- v. 4. True believers / writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; pencils, Adrian Alphona ; inker, Craig Yeung -- v. 5. Escape to New York / writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; pencils, Takeshi Miyazawa (issues #7-8), Adrian Alphona (issues #9-12) ; inker, Craig Yeung -- v. 6. Parental Guidance / writer, Adrian K. Vaughan ; pencils, Adrian Alphona ; inker, Craig Yeung -- v. 7. Live fast / writer, Brian K. Vaughan, pencils, Mike Norton (issues #19-21), Adrian Alphona (issues #22-24) -- v. 8. Dead end kids / writer, Joss Whedon ; penciler, Michael Ryan -- v. 9. Dead wrong / writer, Terry Moore ; pencils, Humberto Ramos ; inks Dave Meikis -- v. 10. Rock zombies / writer, Terry Moore ; penciler, Takeshi Miyazawa -- v. 11. Homeschooling / writer, Kathryn Immonen ; artist, Sara Pichelli ; colorist, Christina Strain.
Summary:
Still on the run from their super-villian parents, these teens welcome a powerful stranger only to discover his evil intentions. Then the group runs into Cloak and Dagger, who've been sent to bring them in.
Reading Level:
Young Adult.
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Summary

Summary

Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico - six young friends whose lives are about to take an unexpected dramatic turn. Discovering their parents are all secretly super-villains, together the teens run away from home and vow to turn the tables on their evil legacy!


Summary

All young people believe their parents are evil... but what if they really are? Meet Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly and Nico - whose lives are about to take an unexpected turn. When these six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

This unusually clever, fun teen comic is based on the novel premise that parents don't just seem evil, they actually are evil supervillains. Or so some kids find out one night while eavesdropping on a dastardly meeting they take to be a cocktail party. Although the children are each a "type" right out of sitcom land-the goth girl, the brain, the jock, the dreamboat, the shy one-they're also fairly empathetic characters. Vaughan's closely observed dialogue lends them authenticity and pathos as they go through the disturbing realization that their parents aren't just jerks but actually mass-murderers. The plot builds from this initial discovery, as the kids band together, discover they, too, have superhuman powers and engage their parents in good, old-fashioned superhuman fisticuffs. The group goes on the run and discovers their parents have all of Los Angeles in their pockets-it's enough to make a teenager feel more alienated than ever. Alphona's dynamic, manga-influenced artwork agreeably complements Vaughan's crisp writing. They tell the story with clarity, a dollop of drama and just enough pizzazz to hook video game-obsessed readers. Packaged in a manga-size paperback, Marvel's attempt to tap both the manga and the young adult market nicely succeeds. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Library Journal Review

"Marvel Age" is a line of manga-sized, full-color paperbacks aimed at manga fans. This, the best of the line's initial releases (which also include the worthwhile Sentinel and Spider-Girl and the inferior Marvel Age Spider-Man), is the story of six kids, aged 11 to 16, who discover that their parents are part of a villainous secret society called the Pride. After witnessing a Pride ritual involving human sacrifice, the kids decide to investigate, and they discover many secrets that their parents have been hiding. One of the kids is actually an alien, one's a mutant, one's a witchAand one gains a dinosaur from the future as a protector. The smart script by Vaughan (Y the Last Man) gives the kids believably natural dialog and distinct personalities. Adrian Alphona's cartoonlike, manga-inflected art looks good despite being shrunk down from its original larger size. In a departure, Marvel gives this book a specific age rating, 12 and up. Excellent for teens, but adult superhero fans will also enjoy. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.