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Runaways, Volume 1: Find Your Way Home: 06/07/18

Runaways, Volume 1: Find Your Way Home

Runaways, Volume 1: Find Your Way Home by Rainbow Rowell is the trade that collects issues one through six. I believe it builds off the series Noelle Stevenson wrote back in 2015. And then Brian K. Vaughn took a run at it. I haven't read either series, nor am I particularly up to date with most of what Marvel's done.

So why did I read this one? Well, Rainbow Rowell wrote it and I was curious to see what she'd do. I think she did a good job of getting newbies like me up to speed while introducing the characters and setting up the current arc.

It opens with a dead character being brought back from the moment of her death two years previous. Her resurrection / salvation allows Rowell to show that time travel exists, that magic exists (with some strict rules).

Once she's awake we get to hear about the other Runaways who have scattered in the last two years. So the remainder of the book is the getting the band back together.

The last one on the list is a girl named Molly. Here's where the next six issues are set up. Molly's grandmother is an evil scientist who looks like an elderly June Cleaver. She has mind controlled / controlling cats.

It was fun. It wasn't brilliant. I'm not as sucked in as I am with Paper Girls but it's fun enough that I'll at least read the second collection which comes out in October.

Three stars

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