A revival of my favorite Marvel series
RUNAWAYS VOL. 1 — FIND YOUR WAY HOME
COLLECTING ISSUES 1-6
This is a revival of my all-time favorite Marvel series. It picks up where the Runaways left off in Marvel continuity, but we really worked to make this story accessible to new readers. I love these characters as if they’re my own, and I think you will, too. This first volume is a getting-the-band-back-together story with lots of feelings and banter. Also, the world’s best dinosaur.
RUNAWAYS VOL. 2 — BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
COLLECTING ISSUES 7-12
This is the volume with the best kissing. Also: Time travel! Doombot! The Runaways Are Bad Superheroes. Molly gets an offer she might not refuse. And Gert walks downstairs in a very dramatic way.
“Everyone in Runaways is growing up, but the creative team doesn’t confuse maturity with grimness or despair. These young heroes are growing up so they can find love and joy with the people they care about the most, overcoming the pain of the past to give themselves a brighter future.” – The A.V. Club
"This is a title where every character feels real and three dimensional, more than just archetypes or action stars but like actual kids with actual concerns, desires, deep-seated fears, and the ability to grow and change." – Retcon Punch
RUNAWAYS VOL. 3 — THAT WAS YESTERDAY
COLLECTING ISSUES 13-18
Nothing stays dead in Runaways, especially the past. Alex Wilder is back, and he’s got a trio of elder gods on his tail, and the other Runaways would rather not deal with it, thanks. This volume has: more kissing, a really sweet Old Lace story, and the best Christmas issue in comics history. (According to me.)
“The best damn character writing in comics.” — AIPT!
ONE OF THE BEST COMICS OF YEAR
BARNES & NOBLE
"Like Rowell’s novels, perfect gems of pop culture fizz and real heart, this is killer stuff: angsty, romantic, and consistently surprising."
"Runaways represents not just a high mark for the franchise, but one of the best teen-centric books published by the ‘Big Two’ of Marvel and DC Comics in recent memory."
"Runaways is so much fun and accessible to new-and-old readers alike. It’s the rare continuation that rivals the initial conception."
"[Rowell's] character voices are warm, troubled, and yearning, and Anka is as comfortable depicting couture as heartbroken tears. This isn’t just a fantastic new run for steadfast fans. It’s a coming-of-age journey all its own."
"Rowell proved to have just the right amount of reverence for the original series while also taking the characters in new and interesting directions. [...] “Runaways is the perfect spiritual successor to the first series."
THE A.V. CLUB
"Writer Rainbow Rowell, artist Kris Anka, and colorist Matthew Wilson rekindle the fire of the original series to create a vibrant, stylish, angst-filled comic about the struggles of growing up and the difficulty of recapturing the joys of youth."