Runaways #11

Writer: Kathryn Immonen Artist: Sara Pichelli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 24, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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“Homeschooling” New creative team! Cataclysmic new direction! In this arc, one Runaway will die, and one Runaway will live! Rising star Kathryn Immonen (PATSY WALKER: HELLCAT) and Sarah Pichelli (NYX) take the reins of the Runaways. Making out? Check. Cliffhangers? Check. Silly hats? Check. This is the Runaways arc you CAN’T miss. Part 1 (of 4). Rated T …$2.99

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 24, 2009

    There's also the matter of the much-vaunted character death. Personally, I feel the last thing this series needs right now is more death or reduction to the core cast. I won't deny that the death tugs at the heart-strings. It left me feeling glum for hours, in fact. But in a way the character seems chosen in a very cold way in order to elicit that exact response from the readers. I'm not convinced the book will benefit from the death in any way over the long run. But considering how well Immonen handled herself in this issue, I have no choice but to give her the benefit of the doubt for now. This is a great start for the new creative team, and I'm finally feeling that old love for the series being rekindled again. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jul 1, 2009

    Sara Pichelli is a good choice for a series like Runaways. Her ability to play with emotional expression while not becoming exaggerated is very reminiscent of original series artist Adrian Alphona. Helped by series artist Christina Strain, who has coloured every issue of Runaways, Pichellis art fits perfectly. She does borrow heavily from Alphona, notably with a scene near the end with Chase which mirrors a panel of Alphonas. While this may seem like mimicry, it is actually more along the lines of the return to form the series has been enjoying in just two issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jun 30, 2009

    With very little fanfare, no new #1 (or even a proper catch-up recap page), Kathryn Immonen and Sara Pichelli have completely reinvigorated and recaptured "Runaways," bringing it closer to its core simplicity and charm than it's been in a very long time. It's also refreshing to note that what started years ago as a book driven by the decidedly male angst of characters like Alex and under the creative guidance of two (albeit exceedingly talented and insightful) men, is now being created completely by women. Their take on the team (which is currently a bit lopsidedly female anyway) and driven primarily by the female perspective of adolescence, is on every level a welcome change, and a marvelous breath of fresh air. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Jun 23, 2009

    If you liked this review, be sure to check out more of the authors work at Monster In Your Veins Read Full Review

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