Title: Runaways (Complete Vol. 1 Collection – 2003 issues 1-18)
Author: Brian K. Vaughan
Genre: Comic Book
Source: Public Library
Summary (from Amazon):
They were six normal teenagers linked only by their wealthy parents’ annual business meeting…until a chance discovery revealed the shocking truth: their parents are the secret criminal society known as the Pride! For years, the Pride controlled all criminal acti vity in Los Angeles, ruling the city with an iron fist…and now, with their true natures exposed, the Pride will take any measures necessary to protect their organizati on – even if it means taking out their own children! Now on the run from their villainous parents, Nico, Chase, Karolina, Gertrude, Molly and Alex have only each other to rely on.
I am 31 years old and this is the first comic book I have ever read. Swapna mentioned it on twitter one day and a few other people chimed in to recommend it and the next thing I knew, I was reading a comic book.
And enjoying it.
Runaways is funny and dramatic and witty. It captures the feeling of being a teenager and learning that your parents are not infallible and takes it to an extreme. They fight, they kiss, they complain, they make hasty decisions, and they think they can do things they shouldn’t be able to do.
But although the teens live inside the Marvel universe, where super heroes and super villains are everyday figures, finding out that your parents are the ringleaders of the bad guys is still shocking, so I can cut them a little slack.
I am pretty sure this volume included both a West Wing and a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference. So, naturally, I will be reading on.