Runaways, Vol. 1 by Rainbow Rowell

Runaways, Vol. 1

GET READY TO RUN!The "IT" book of the early 2000s with the original cast is back--Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And, could it be...GERT?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago, but you won't believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Carry On) makes her Marvel debut with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka (ALL-NEW X-MEN, CAPTAIN MARVEL) in the series that will shock you and break your heart! Did Chase and Ge...

Details Runaways, Vol. 1

TitleRunaways, Vol. 1
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Young Adult, Superheroes, Marvel

Reviews Runaways, Vol. 1

  • Anne
    I read the first few volumes of the original Runaways, and then for random reasons I can't really remember, never finished it out. Cool concept, though.Anyway. My point is that I really didn't know the characters well, and had no idea how that run ended. So, when I saw that there was a new run starting I kind of wondered if I'd be able to keep up.The short answer is yes.While I'm sure I would have gotten more out of Find Your Way Home if I had be...
  • Philip
    4ish stars.The original run by BKV and Adrian Alphona is one of my favorites, and was so meaningful when it first came out. It's always kind of scary seeing characters I love at the mercy of a different writer. I guess if there was anyone who could find a way to give life to these guys in the way they deserve, it would be Rainbow Rowell. She does a good job tapping into their personalities and hearts while also bringing them into 2018.It takes mo...
  • David Schaafsma
    Runaways, created by Brian Vaughn and continued by many others, was a hugely popular hit in the early 2000s, and for good reasons; it featured young disaffected people trying to use their powers for good, and they spoke with Vaughn's trademark snark. The series ended with a fairly convincing bang which I won't specify, in case you wanted to go back and sample, if you are intrigued about the series. So, as with any superhero series, in order to re...
  • Chad
    Rainbow Rowell takes a "Let's get the band back together" approach to the first arc. Over the last few years the Runaways have been split up with Nico and Chase heading first to Avengers Arena and then Nico joined A-Force for the brief time it was a thing. Meanwhile, Victor was hanging out with his brother in Avengers A.I. and [book The Vision|27163019]. Now it's two years later and we visit where all the Runaways are now in their life. Rowell, a...
  • Razan
    good start !Not so sure about the art style though , but i love the concept! And it's Rainbow Rowell so i'm sure the story will be fun !
  • James DeSantis
    Runaways is finally back! So I'll be honest. After the first arc of Runaways, nothing ever reached the same heights. I kind of accepted that. However, when Rainbow Rowell came on the scene she said she really loved the original and wanted her series to fit in no problem. Did she succeed? Well you can see my ratings. So the runaways have gone their own ways. Two years later since the tragic events the team is begining to come back together. This m...
  • Cisz Strasters
    Hij was echt weer als vanouds!!! Geweldig! Kan niet wachten op de volgende TPB ♡♡♡
  • Nancy
    This review can also be found on my blog: Rowell and Kris Anka bring the Runaways back together in this promising re-boot!When I first read the original Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona I said, “Geared towards teens, this graphic novel perfectly captures children’s angst towards their parents and their thoughts of how they will be better than them and their wicked ways.” I thoug...
  • Robert
    I felt this was good, but in the same sense that Thanksgiving leftovers are good- they hearken back to the quality of the original, and taste familiar with all the same ingredients, while never quite matching it.I guess Rainbow Rowell and the Marvel editorial staff were in a bind here- one of the things I found endearing about the original run was how the line-up could and did vary over time, and that (in spite of a copious dose of Timey Whimey b...
  • Rod Brown
    I enjoyed Brian K. Vaughan's original Runaways series, but have been disappointed by appearances of the characters since he left the property.Rainbow Rowell tries to convince me that there's a reason to get the band back together for this new iteration, and damned if she doesn't pull it off. I enjoyed this first volume and am looking forward to the next.
  • Em
    I'll be honest, I love Rainbow Rowell's work, but I went into this trade with low expectations. Here's why:Brian K. Vaughn's Runaways is one of my all-time favorite comic series. I only discovered them last August, and when I did, I devoured the forty-plus issues as fast as I could get my hands on them. I adored it because it focused on the characters. Yes, there was a lot going on between super powers, superheroes, and super villains, but at its...
  • Becky
    *4.5 ⭐This was a lot of fun to read. I never read the original series by Brian K. Vaughan but this is definitely enticing me to do so! I love how the Runaways reunite as a family over this trade. It takes them a while to get there especially as some of them say they are happy after moving on but come to the realisation that they’re actually not.Old Lace is so much fun...may be a genetically engineered dinosaur with a nose ring but Lace is gre...
  • Mara
    Ah wow, this did a terrible job of reintroducing the characters and story to new readers. The paneling was all over the place and the dialogue pretty boring most of the time. Not sure I'll continue, but let's see. The artwork is what saved it.
  • Renata
    (read as single issues)I love Rainbow Rowell, I love the Runaways, I love telepathic cats, sooI do feel like this volume had a lot of heavy lifting to do in order to get everybody reassembled, so like...I enjoyed this a lot on its own merits but I'm more excited about what can come next!
  • Chris Lemmerman
    [Read as single issues]Runaways is a property that Marvel haven't had much luck with since the original Brian Vaughan & Adrian Alphona runs on the characters. Most of the characters have dispersed out into other series, while others have fallen into obscurity. It seemed like, even with a TV show on the horizon, that Marvel were happy to let them languish. And then along came Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka, two creators with a momentous task ahead o...
  • Lotta
    Rakastuin tähän. Pidin piirrostyylistä ja värityksestä. Tarinasta ja hahmoista. Haluan lisää heti. Äääää paras sarjakuva tänä vuonna 😍 Pakko varmaan hankkia omaan hyllyyn. Ja lokakuuhun asti pitäis odottaa lisää!??
  • Rowie
    Rainbow Rowell has often been called the 'queen of dialogue'. With Runaways: Find Your Way Home she proves yet again she deserves this title. Not only is it snappy, it also makes you instantly feel for the characters. Leave it to Rainbow Rowell to make a comic about a pet dinosaur, a cyborg, time traveling and evil family members feel relatable.All Rainbow Rowell needs is a few sentences to make you feel something. She is so good at capturing mom...
  • C.T. Phipps
    There's a danger to nostalgia and it's very often on display in comic books. The need to revert Spiderman to his swinging single days (which didn't make the character younger as he went on to be a billionaire CEO among other plots) plus the fact we keep creating new legacy characters only to shove them back into sidekick roles for their original patrons. Unfortunately, that kind of attitude is all over FIND YOUR WAY HOME which basically seems to ...
  • Christiana
    Is there anything Rainbow can’t write? Pretty impressed how seamlessly she’s sliding into the world of graphic novel writing.
  • Ma'Belle
    I've loved these characters since I first read the original series roughly a decade ago. I didn't care as much for the direction Joss Whedon took the team after Brian K. Vaughan passed off his creation. Then, over the years, I'd occasionally see one or another of the characters somewhat involved in another superhero story, which gave me a nice nostalgic feeling. I vaguely recall some big Marvel Event where a version of Molly in the future played ...
  • Felipe
    tenía un poquito de miedo, pero a la vez expectativa con estos nuevos comics. se ve que Rainbow Rowell era una verdadera fan de los personajes y los conocía bien. Las ilustraciones de Kris Anka están buenísimas.La historia a pesar de ser un "reuniendo al equipo" tiene el espíritu de los Runaways originales y se ve que va por buen camino
  • Nadja
    I haven't read the original Runaways comic series but enjoyed this nonetheless. I liked the art style, especially the colours were really vibrant. The characters are interesting and I will continue the series for sure to discover more of them and their life.
  • Laura's Book Addiction
    Having never read the first comics about the Runaways I had to pick this up as it's written by one of my favourite authors. That being said the storyline was easy to pick up and I thought the illustrations were beautiful. I can't wait for the next one.....
  • Kate
    When Chase shows up at Nico's apartment with a dying Gert, there are a lot of things wrong. First, Nico hasn't used her magic in a couple of years. Second, Gert died two years ago. Nico manages to save her friend, who Chase apparently rescued via time travel. Gert wants to get the Runaways back together, but Nico knows it won't be that easy. Karolina's at college, and Molly's living with her grandmother. But are their new lives as great as they t...
  • Emily
    3.5 starsA little angsty and confusing for the start of a new arc, but I like Rainbow Rowell, and I’m interested to see where the series goes. There was still a good amount of snarky Runaways humor, and the main story was interesting enough. There’s a reason I don’t read many superhero comics, and that’s because I have a hard time following the timelines when my superheroes leap back and forth into other heroes’ stories. At one point in...
  • Artemis
    A fun little comic that can be read by anyone, even people who are not so familiar with any previous 'Runaways' comics or anything Marvel.Years ago, when I was first trying to get into comic books, I wasn't hooked on the first volume of 'Runaways', a series about a team of superhero kids struggling to be good; developing into a true family, away from their supervillain parents. But when I heard that this new revival story would be penned by a wom...