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Runaways: Parental Guidance (Marvel Comics, 2005; #13-18)

Hey, look who’s back!  It’s the Runaways!

  • In fact, the kids are back in LA after their field trip to NYC.
  • This time, instead of fighting to avoid their futures, they end up tangling with the past.
  • That includes a new Pride with an old face at the helm.
  • That simple thematic change makes a world of difference—seeing the Runaways deal with the consequences of their mistakes makes for an arc that is much more tense.
  • Alphona, Yeung, and Strain’s art remains solid.

As usual, you should be reading Runaways.  Although, this is not the arc to start with.  I’d go back to the beginning.

Collected in

  • Runaways, Vol. 6: Parental Guidance (#13-18, FCBD 2006 X-Men/Runaways #1) [This will be back in print in September.]
  • Runaways: The Complete Collection, Vol. 2 (#1-18, FCBD 2006 X-Men/Runaways #1)


Writer: Brian K. Vaughan | Penciller: Adrian Alphona (13-18), Skottie Young (FCBD) | Inker: Craig Yeung | Colorist: Christina Strain (13-18), Skottie Young (FCBD) | Letterer: VC’s Randy Gentile | Covers: Marcos Martin | Assistant Editor: Nathan Cosby | Editors: Mackenzie Cadenhead, C.B. Cebulski, Nick Lowe

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