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, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Runaways, Vol. 1

  • 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...
  • Vinton Bayne
    I have missed Runaways so much. This comic felt like coming up for air after holding your breath for too long. It was wonderful. Now I need to go re-read all the old stuff since I haven't read it since it came out. Good thing my podcast, Excelsior, is covering the Runaways in November!!
  • 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 !
  • Jess at Such a Novel Idea
    Strong start out the gate! Definitely have to go back and reread the old stuff, but excited to see where things will go!
  • 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...
  • Krysti
    This is my first comic book, and it was a lot of fun! I'm really intrigued by this story. There's clearly a lot of backstory I'm missing, but I can't wait to read more. I'll definitely be picking up the next issue this month!
  • 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...
  • Marali
    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.
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    So excited to see the gang back together after so many years!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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!??
  • Logan
    An okay start. This is my first time reading Runaways, never read any of the previous runs, although I am interested in reading Brian K Vaughn's run. I don't know this wasn't the best of introductions to the characters for me, felt like I was missing out on a lot of information. This series feels like its more for long time fans, then for newcomers like me, might be better to go read some older stuff first. Good artwork though!
  • Becky
    I haven’t read the original Runaways run, but I did enjoy this first issue in the new series. It was easy to jump into and the basic premise of the previous Runaways by Brian K. Vaughan. I enjoyed Rainbow Rowells writing and the art was really good also. It had some serious notes with some humour thrown in there. The cast of characters seem like a lot of fun and I’m interested to learn more and continue this series!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Ashley Brooks
    This first issue jumps right in, so if you're unfamiliar with the Runaways this might throw you a bit. We'll see how much backstory we get as it goes on.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
    I didn't know much about Runaways before starting this, and I'm still fairly new since I've only read the first three issues. I know there have been other arcs with various writers, but I was intrigued when I discovered Rainbow Rowell was the newest voice behind these characters.I've enjoyed a lot of Rainbow Rowell's books, which is what initially promoted my interest in this current series. I was not disappointed! I already adore these character...
  • 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...
  • Grace
    HECK YASSSSSSTHIS WAS EVERYTHING I WANTED IT TO BE AND MORE! The Runaways are back baby, and Rainbow kept the heart and soul of their characters in here.It was kind of perfect!If you are a fan of the TV show like I am and you’re also suffering from some serious withdrawals, you need this in your life!I need the next volume ASAP!