Fantasy Mystery Romance Comics Non-Fiction

Runaways: Dead Wrong

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Runaways : Dead Wrong (2009) Terry Moore, Humberto Ramos, Christiana Strain, Dave Meikis


That was disappointing.

Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t horrible or anything, but it wasn’t the quality I’ve come to expect from Runaways.

First, the review I read on Amazon was spot on–I really dislike the Humberto Ramos’ art. Some of the characters are all but unrecognizable, and since we’ve switched writers, the characters were not 100% consistent, so this made the story unusually difficult to follow.

Second, the story was okay, but as I as I was having trouble telling some of the characters apart (sometimes Xavin and Victor were hard to tell apart, especially when there was a lot of action and we were getting only parts of bodies in flashes.)

So what was happening this time? Chase is trying to get a job. And Karolina’s people want to take her back home to be tried for war crimes for what her parents did. Plus, now that they’re headed back to LA, the Runways need a new place to live, since their hideout in the Tar Pits was busted a couple volumes ago.

Which brings us to the third point, that there was a lot going on in this story, and some of the threads got lost. Specifically, I wasn’t clearly following the Chase thread. It ranged all over in only a few panels, so I wasn’t quite sure why it was going where it did.

So all in all I found this volume disappointing. I’m going to keep reading, because I love these characters, and I do like some of the character development that happened in this volume, but I’m hoping the next volume that comes out is better.
Rating: 6/10

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