Monday, August 25, 2008

Runaways: Dead End Kids

The latest installment in Marvel's Runaways series, in which a group of kids discovers their parents are actually supervillains and leaves for brighter pastures. This volume marks the takeover of the series by Joss Whedon (Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) from its creator, Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man). In Whedon's hands, the series ran into chronic deadline troubles and it's since been passed off to another writer. This volume of Whedon's is pretty good, though. It lacks some of the offbeat charm Vaughan instilled in it, and sometimes feels a bit trendy. But Whedon does do some interesting things with the plot. It's a refreshing series for those who've had it with the typical superheroes.


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