Comic-book recommendation: Runaways

From now on, I’ll also be reviewing some graphic novels on this blog! I read a lot of them, and decided I should start reviewing those, as well as teen fiction. This post is about a series I have recently discovered, called Runaways.

Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy

Goodreads synopsis: 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. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives – vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy.

My thoughts: Runaways was an absolutely amazing comic seires, and I’m so glad to have discovered it I totally fell in love with the plot, because it’s so original. The characters were very relatable. They had very real, common problems in teenage and young adult life. Although it was a little overwhelming to be introduced to so many teenage protagonists, they were cleverly introduced at the beginning. It was so cool to see them discover their powers! The artwork, secondly, was so amazing. For a debut artist, it was seriously professional. I loved the illustrations so much!

This graphic novel contains the ‘original’ issues, as this was meant to be published as just a short, seven issue series. But nope! More were written! So far as I know, you can get up to volume eight, but there might be more. Since my birthday, when I discovered these -a month ago- I have read Runaways collectives volumes, from one to four. I’ve got the fifth one and am really looking forward to reading it! Here’s pictures of volumes two, three and four, below:

Runaways, Vol. 2: Teenage WastelandRunaways, Volume 3: The Good Die YoungRunaways, Volume 4: True Believers


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