Runaways #4

Writer: Rainbow Rowell Artist: Kris Anka Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 14
8.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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• The next stop on the Runaways reunion train is to pick up Princess Powerful, A.K.A. the best Marvel character of all time, MOLLY HAYES!
•  Gert and Co. find Molly living quite happily with her grandmother.
•  Wait, that can't be right, can it?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 13, 2017

    Ultimately, Rowell's history as a novelist has served her very well in her jump to comics, as she realizes that characterization will trump plot progression any day of the week " and honestly, a carefree afternoon with the Runaways is a lot more fun than most galaxy-destroying space wars that most other comics can provide. Combined with the incredible production values from Anka and Wilson, and Runaways is certainly the best Marvel comic of the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Ivan Alino Jan 2, 2018

    A very fun book to read that contrast last issue's dramas. Rainbow Rowell delivered a very consistent and well-written story. The gorgeous art and colors by Kris Anka and Matthew Wilson also managed to immerse the readers and complimented Rowell's scripting very well. This issue is definitely another win for the series! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Kat Calamia Dec 14, 2017

    Runaways #4 not only does a good job at focusing on the return of Molly Hayes, but also the emotions that come with a broken family. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Dec 18, 2017

    InRunaways#4, Rainbow Rowell, Kris Anka, and Matthew Wilson resist the temptation to get the band back together and have them hitting the road and avoiding evil adult types. That story was told back in 2003 by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona and in 2017 on Hulu. Instead they explore the messiness of picking up relationships after a long gap in communication. But with more robot boys and a dinosaur that is more cat that pre-evolved bird. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 13, 2017

    Runaways #4 took some bold steps in emphasizing that you can't force change on people who have finally found some sort of peace with themselves after everything that they have been through. Even if that peace might be fake, that's a comfort and luxury you wouldn't want to squander for the chance to be thrown into the next tragedy. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Dec 14, 2017

    Overall, this issue was a sweet well written part of the story and leaves on a “To Be Continued” cliffhanger that leaves the future of the team up in the air. The promise of a good next turn based on this issues cliffhanger is enough to make you want to continue reading the this story and see where the road leads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Dec 14, 2017

    Rowell caught me completely off guard by making this “getting the band back together” business a lot more difficult than expected. It's a testament to her literary strengths of building relationships between her characters. She seamlessly made us remember how much we loved this group of dysfunctional kids. You give a fuck about them. You're invested in seeing them back together. After the first 2 issues, my hype levels went from 0 to 100 and all I could think about was which villainous bastard was about to show up to give our squad problems. You don't hear me doe. It's deeper than that. Some of these kids have found their niche. They've become soccer teammates with new friends, enrolled in sunny colleges, and are just happy to have a steady home. You don't throw that type of security away, even for your old best friends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Taylor Vessel Dec 14, 2017

    Change is coming. It's safe to guess that once this story arc ends will have our troubled teens back together again. But at what cost? Whatever it is, they'll definitely need each other more than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 16, 2017

    Molly gets the maturation treatment at the heart of this new Runaways, and it's still just as good! Rowell and her team have struck gold with his new exploration of these popular characters. Much better than if she's gone back to basics with the comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Dec 15, 2017

    Despite some strange creative choices, "Runaways" is just such sweet fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Dec 14, 2017

    Enter Molly Hayes " she's a total delight. Read Full Review

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