Six couples meet up every year for a party and each year each couple brings their child. This year, the children decide to find out what is so special about this annual party, only to find the parents committing murder!
But they're not. Which is where the tone takes an unexpected turn from light, BLUE MONDAY-esque banter, to really rather sinister. None of which feels (or looks) remotely like a Marvel comic. I've no idea who I'm going to sell this to - SIDEKICKS readers are the closest target I can think of, and there aren't too many of them - and I've no idea where this is going. It just stood out as being a bit of a surprise. Read Full Review
No doubt many readers will follow writer Brian K. Vaughn from his DC/Vertigo hit Y: The Last Man to his latest projects. Runaways, however, is not for the same audience. As part of Marvels Tsunami initiative aimed at teens and younger readers, this book has a lot going for it. Its fun, its topical, its dialogue isnt a gross parody of circa 1988 surfer slang. What it doesnt have (so far) is the degree of sophistication and multifaceted conflict of Y. Thats ok. It isnt meant to be Y. The comparison only becomes detrimental when one realizes that Y can be enjoyed by pretty much anybody (so long as your mum doesnt mind the occasional naughty word or scarred naked breast) while Runaways does hit a very tangible age threshold at around fifteen or sixteen years old. The book is great for what it is, targeting a group of readers that has been much ignored since Dark Knight Returns. Older readers, however (those decrepit old farts in their twenties and up), may be less than engrossed wi Read Full Review