Today’s Super Comic — Runaways #6 (2003)

runaways_vol_1_6After I reviewed the first issue a few weeks ago, I had to keep reading. It’s been so long that I had forgotten many of the details … I just generally remembered that it was an excellent series.

My memory got that part right. This series is a page-turner, thanks to crisp writing by Brian K. Vaughan and dynamic, expressive art by Adrian Alphonso. Each issue builds on the last as the young protagonists learn more about themselves and their evil parents.

Issue #6 completes the first volume, though it’s far from an ending. It’s more akin to the end of a pilot episode that sets the course for the continuing storyline. The action ramps up as the kids battle some of the parents, and we learn that someone’s loyalties might not be what they appear … but we don’t learn who that someone is.

There’s a great advantage to having a Marvel comic book starring an entirely new cast of characters—anything can happen. And that uncertainty sure is fun.

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan

Penciler: Adrian Alphona

Inker: David Newbold

Publisher: Marvel Comics

How to Read It: back issues; Marvel Unlimited; Comixology; included in Runaways vol. 1: Pride & Joy (TPB)

Appropriate For: ages 12 and up