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Runaways, Volume 1: Pride and Joy

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    just OK

    The artwork is good and the concept is interesting, but the story is not very good and the dialogue is quite bad at times. If you love Marvel superhero comics, you might like this series, which has a bunch of references and "twists" (not unpredictable ones, but slightly off the mainstream beaten path), but if you prefer indie character-driven, unique stories, you probably won't care about this. Also, the 2nd and 3rd volumes are not great (it didn't get better). The 4th is decent, but you might just skip to that. The best thing about this is the diversity of characters (e.g., different ethnicities and one maybe bi-sexual), but that is undermined somewhat by the sameness of the "parent" characters - essentially each couple is a single character, except perhaps Alex's dad.

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