Runaways #1

Runaways #1

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Adrian Alphona Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 16, 2005 Critic Reviews: 2
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TRUE BELIEVERS PART 1 Now that the evil Pride is gone, nearly every bad guy in the Marvel Universe is trying to fill the power vacuum in Los Angeles, and the Runaways are the only heroes who can stop them!

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    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Feb 22, 2005

    And that doesnt even touch on Vaughans bit of meta-commentary, a third plot where a team of disgruntled former child stars (including Chamber from Generation Next!) is being set up to take on our young upstarts. Basically, theres enough story for three minis here already in issue one. Were lucky enough to have Alphona and Yeung still on board for their unique spin on manga-style, so its a winning package for all concerned. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 24, 2005

    Adrian Alphona returns to launch the new series, and I was delighted to see his name gracing the credit box, as he established the overall look of these characters. I became quite a fan of his work on the first series so I welcome its return. Now I will concede that there are a couple of moments in this issue where the art looked a little unfinished, as the background detailing was a bit sparse during certain sections of the issue, and a couple of big impact moments could've been delivered in a more visually impressive manner (e.g. Chase's arrival). However, for the most part the art held up quite nicely, as it perfectly captured the highly disturbing quality of Nico's attack on the Wrecker, and I really enjoyed the establishing shot of the team's new headquarters. The art also provides effective facial expressions of the characters, such as Julie Power's ditzy expression as she explains why she's come to Hollywood, or the collective reaction of the Runaways when their visitor from Read Full Review

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