Runaways #5

Writer: Rainbow Rowell Artist: Kris Anka Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 10, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 17
8.7Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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• In classic RUNAWAYS fashion, things aren't going according to plan.
•  Chase starts a new project that will shock you.
•  Molly has to make an impossible choice.
•  And Nico's super-power feels more like a prison with every spell she casts.
Rated T+

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Ivan Alino Jan 14, 2018

    With the pace of the story now improving and moving quickly, the penultimate chapter of Rainbow Rowells first arc for the series is a worthy read for both fans, old and new. Great scripting, intriguing plot twist, and gorgeous art, the Runaways relaunch is one of the best series Marvel is currently releasing! This book is definitely a MUST READ! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Jan 11, 2018

    While certain marketing decisions keep RUNAWAYS #5 from perfection, the overall plot and characterization of the issue come across as some of the best the series has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Kat Calamia Jan 11, 2018

    There are such a wide mix of emotions developed in this issue, and Anka aces all of them. Runaways #5 reminds us that you can never run away from family, no matter how hard you try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jan 10, 2018

    It's happening, y'all. Rainbow Rowell is writing her ass off and the gang is getting back together! We're so close!!! Kris Anka is on a vivid rampage. Every single page of this new series is beautifully drawn and all of our heroes look better than ever. While the TV adaptation does work in many ways, Anka and Rowell are performing a remarkable feat with this Runaways revival and every comic book fan needs to understand how great these first five issues have been. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We Have A Hulk - Nicola Austin Jan 12, 2018

    Runaways #5 is the best issue of the new run so far, proving a fantastic combination of characterisation and overall plot. Rowell has nailed each of the gang and I can't wait to see her finally bring them back together as they battle Molly's grandma and her army of telepathic cats! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 10, 2018

    This impossible choice that Molly makes by the end of Runaways #5 was probably the moment we were all waiting for since the start of this volume. It goes without saying that there wasn't much to go off of to assume where this new story would take these characters. They all moved on and they were not the same as they were when they were close. This issue gets the ball rolling and not a moment too soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jan 12, 2018

    Massive jet lag, major jealousy, and a grandma with some deep, dark secrets: Runaways #5 has it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 13, 2018

    The creative team breaks my heart with where they're taking this series, but I can't ignore the fact that Runaways is still a super fun comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jrs1003 Jan 11, 2018

    Art-wise, this book does just fine. The work that Kris Anka does is consistent throughout, but when most of what you need to draw is characters laying on beds or sitting a dinner tables, it is hard to make it stand out. Once again, this is facet of this issue that could contribute a lot to the overall quality of the series if the pacing picks up. The Runaways are a hard team to nail down, but Rainbow Rowell seems to have a good handle on the beloved characters. Hopefully, now that the setup seems to have concluded, we can enjoy the high quality character interaction while also having the characters do something. Read Full Review

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