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, Graphic Novels Comics, Favorites, Superheroes, Comic Book, Marvel, Lgbt, Science Fiction

Reviews Runaways, Vol. 1

  • 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 !
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.....
  • 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...
  • Matisse
    Fun fact: I actually read waaaaaay more than my goodreads shows. It's just all comics on Marvel Unlimited, the Netflix-for-Marvel app, so I don't bother putting it here. But then, once in a while, I actually go out and buy a Marvel comic and put it here anywho. Rainbow Rowell working on Runaways fit the bill. Along with Ultimate Spider-Man, this was a comic from my tween years that was still amazing as an adult. Plus, Rainbow Rowell is one of my ...
  • 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...
  • Jason
    Read as individual issues.The band is back together. I'm a huge fan of the original BKV series, Rainbow Rowell and the art of Kris Anka, so this book was a dream come true.This is a great introductory arc. Each character is introduced with their own stakes woven into a final issue with the characters reunited and battling an unexpected enemy. A fun book.Great character work, wonderful humor and heartbreaking moments. If you've enjoyed Rowell's pr...
  • Love,
    I was outrageously excited when Rainbow Rowell was announced as writing a new Runaways series. My expectations were through the roof. That said, reading this month to month, it took a good three or so issues for me to really get into this. It was a slow burn reunion, and it reads better in a trade paperback, for sure. The return of Gert feels fanfiction-y, but that's unavoidable in comics. The art here is gorgeous, and I can't wait to see where t...
  • Krystl Louwagie
    I'm loving this revival. Super grateful that Gert is still her "overweight" beautiful self and being represented as such, complete with her insecurities about it. Every character is dealt with love. So looking forward to reading more. The art, the characters, are all right on point.
  • Ashley
    SO GOOD. I loved the original run by BKV and this does it complete justice, but I think this would be just fine for anyone who hasn't read them. My heart belongs to Old Lace. And Gert. And all of them.
  • Olivia Williford (LivTheBookNerd)
    I've technically read all 6 of the single issues that are in this paperback. They're amazing. 10/10 would recommend.
  • Sarah
    A really enjoyable relaunch that was clearly made with love. Can't wait to see where it goes.
  • Ruxandra Grecu
    Freaking adorable and I just loved the art. I missed these guys. This volume was obvs an introduction, and I'm pretty sure the action will ramp up. Bring on vol. 2!
  • Kirsten
    Note: I read these as single issues, but rather than doing up a review for every single one I decided to do it collectively here.Full disclosure, I am already coming into this incredibly biased. Brian K. Vaughn's run of the original Runaways is hands down one of my favourite comic book series of all time. So I'm a bit apprehensive about this, especially after being disappointed about the direction the original run went. I love these characters, t...
  • Craig Fisher
    I am so happy to “have the band back together” that it would be I possible for me to objectively review this volume.Alex Wilder being replaced by Victor never sat well with me. I realise that Karolina is involved with Julie Power now, but her Skrull partner always felt like a better fit for the team.Since Molly was the most recent Runaway to get an outing it is wonderful to see her still central to the plot.Gert. Arsenic. I have missed her. N...
  • Elijah Brown
    Runaways: Find Your Way Home hits its mark under Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka's care. This first collected issue deeply evaluates where the Runaways have been and how they've grown as well. Rainbow Rowell supplies the earlier issues with very engaging dialogue about their lives' situations, whether it be about their parents who started it all, or what the Runaways truly were. The writing additionally shines by making new motives abundantly clear,...
  • Linda
    Two years after her death, Gertrude's boyfriend Chase decides to travel back in time and save her. Even though he couldn't arrive before she was stabbed, he managed to get her back and stitched up with the help of fellow ex-Runaway Nico. Chase is thrilled that she's back, but a lot has happened in two years. Like the fact that her makeshift Runaway family have all drifted apart, a fact that Gert doesn't want to accept. So, even though I'm usually...
  • Adam Stone
    Much like the current TV series based on the original Brian K Vaughan run of the book, this series is hampered by its pacing. It takes far too long to gather the team together, and I quickly found myself bored with the plot.There's nothing wrong with the story or the art, but no writer has made these characters interesting since Vaughan left, and I wish they'd retire this title for good.I recommend it for die-hard continuity fans, and people who ...
  • Simone
    I really loved this. Seeing the runaways reunite like this was wonderful. The writing was fantastic: funny, well timed, heartwretching... I've always loved Rainbow Rowell's books, but it turns out it she's just as good at writing comics! And the art is just exactly right for these characters. I'm so glad there's more issues coming!
  • Andreea
    Ranbow Rowell and the Runaways? Yes, please! And it was a delight indeed. It was a bit hard to get into it at first, but once I did I devoured it and I cannot wait for the next issue! I enjoy the art and the characters. This volume was a great start to the story, and it has a nice conclusion at the end of the volume, but still leaves you excited for the issues to come!
  • Nikki
    THE RUNAWAYS ARE BACK! I was a bit skeptical about this series, because I love the original so much, but I'm super dooper happy to see the gang again. :) If you aren't familiar with the original series it might take a bit to get acquainted with the story, but I'd recommend reading Brian K Vaughan's run anyway, because it's awesome.
  • Jon Stevens
    One of my favorite YA authors is writing one of my favorite comic book series! The Runaways are teenagers who learn that their parents are supervillains. This volume is about trying to maintain friendships while growing up and moving away--but with dinosaurs, magic, and telepathic cats!
  • Kim
    Runaways, collected Vol 1 with Rainbow Rowell!!
  • Kirstie
    Telepathic cats, a cat eating deinonychus side kick, time travel, unapologetic fatness, a goth, a lesbian alien and Rainbow Rowell's humour makes this volume feel like a big mental hug.