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Runaways Vol 5: Escape to New York

Monday, April 2, 2007

Runaways Vol 5: Escape to New York (2006) Brian K Vaughan, Adrian Alphona, Takeshi Miyazawa

Escape to New York is the fifth volume of the Runaways series. The Runaways are still trying to clean up the mess they created when they took out their parent’s crime syndicate, and for now they’re allowing Victor to remain with them, and he is slowly becoming a part of their group.

This was another good addition to the Runaways series, and like previous volumes touched upon important issues. One issue was sexuality, and although I thought they did a good job dealing with it, I did feel like it was a bit rushed–I wished they had taken more time to deal with Karolina’s sexuality. I also thought that the other issue that came up with Karolina was also rushed–she seemed a little to willing to take Xavin’s word for things. Though I suppose that they needed to keep the story moving, so perhaps they just didn’t have enough time to give those issues the time they deserved.

There were several story arcs in this volume. The first dealt with Karolina coming to terms with her sexuality. The second sent the Runaways to New York where they helped Cloak discover the impostor who framed him for beating Dagger senseless. This story arc had several amusing off shoots, including having some of the Runaways meet with Spiderman, while Molly finally got to meet Wolverine.

Although the story arcs for this volume were completed (although I wonder about Karolina’s arc.), there were plenty of comments dropped for lots more story lines in the future, including the possibility of another of the Runways becoming evil in the future. That isn’t my favorite thing in the whole world, but it wasn’t too bad.
Rating: 7/10

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