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Runaways: “Teenage Wasteland” (Marvel Comics, 2003 #7-12)

Runaways: Still good.

If you want to know more than that:

  1. This trade focuses on the Runaways mostly on their own, hunkered down.  One character describes it as being, “Like The Real World,” and that is not inaccurate.
  2. It is broken up into two arcs.  One sees the group invite another teenager who seems to have a similar story to theirs.  The other pits them against Cloak and Dagger, who also ran away as teenagers.
  3. The Vaughan, Alphona, and company’s work remains top notch.
  4. Takeshi Miyazawa fills in for the Cloak and Dagger story.  Miyazawa’s lines are more streamlined than Alphona’s, but they’re an excellent fit for the story.  Newbold and Reber’s inks and colors make for a very smooth transition.
  5. I still recommend this book.  Start at the very beginning (a very good place to start).

Collected in

  • Runaways, Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland (#7-12)
  • Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 1 (#1-18)


Writer: Brian K. Vaughan | Penciler: Adrian Alphona (7-10), Takeshi Miyazawa (11-12) | Inkers: Craig Yeung (7-10) , David Newbold (11-12) | Colorist: Brian Reber (7, 11-12), Christina Strain (8-10) | Letterers: Randy Gentile (7-9. 11-12), Chris Eliopoulos (10) | Covers: Adrian Alphona & Craig Yeung (7), Jo Chen (8-10), Josh Middleton | Editor: C.B. Cebulski

Huck: Book 1 (Image Comics, 2015 #1-6)

Deadly Class: “Reagan Youth” (Image Comics, 2014 #1-6)