Runaways #2

Runaways #2

Writer: Noelle Stevenson Artist: Sanford Greene Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 9
7.9Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

• It's Final Exam Day at Battleworld's Institute for Gifted Youths!
•  Of course, Battleworld's equivalent of a final exam is a brutal deathmatch between students!
•  But don't worry, y'all, Molly Hayes has totally got this. No matter what Jubilee says about her being too young or "in way over her head." She's frickin' Princess Powerful!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comics Recap - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Jul 18, 2015

    Stevenson writes a story with tension and solid character development. Stevenson combines the best elements of the YA and dystopian genres with complex, intriguing characters. This is the darker teen series we've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jose' Rodriguez Jul 10, 2015

    The art remains as chaotic as it was the first issue. This is a good thing though, since it's a youthful sort of chaos that matches the stories tone well. Greene and Rauch know when to subdue the chaos for the very dark moment that happens in the middle of this issue. The art and Stevenson's writing, grouped with Clayton Cowles lettering and design, combine to make a full package issue. While it isn't the most amazing issue of all time, I cannot see any flaws in this “Runaways #2″. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Tom Bacon Jul 10, 2015

    RUNAWAYS is one of the highlights of “Secret Wars”, with fun characterisation and some brilliant twists in this issue. Definitely not one to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 9, 2015

    Runaways #2 is another solid chapter in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 13, 2015

    The revelation itself is very old, seen before in dystopian science fiction in multiple media. Even more broadly, it can be classified as simply an abuse of authority, one so great that there is no further justification needed for rebellion by the narrators or heroes. From "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" to "Hunger Games," institutional abuse of power provides both a mission and teamwork-glue to the oppressed. Stevenson and Greene are able to give the plot twist an initial jolt of shock, but it quickly wears off, reverting to seeming predictable and derivative afterwards. That's no matter, however; it has served its purpose and the Runaways are off. The highlights of the title remain the humor, dialogue and the team dynamic. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Graphic Policy - pmanzato Jul 13, 2015

    As I mentioned, this second issue lost a lot of steam from the first issue. It felt to me that the characters themselves just lost something for me between the issues; there really wasn't any growth here, and the story just played itself out as one note for me. I know not all of the Secret Wars books are goingto be number one with me, but after the high issueone left me on, issue two dropped me down hard. Read Full Review

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