Fantasy Mystery Romance Comics Non-Fiction

Runaways: Rock Zombies

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Runaways: Rock Zombies (2009) Terry Moore, Takeshi Miyazawa, Christiana Strain

First things first: Wha? The last two stories? Wha?

This volume starts at the radio station where Chase has been working. Val has decided he wants to money and power and all that, so attempts to turn all of LA into zombies. And I have to say the method he uses to do that is pretty hilarious. Meanwhile, the Runaways are trying to get themselves together so they can once again fight crime. Unfortunately for them, something strange seems to be going on with Niko’s magic, so things go from bad to worse.

The last two stories however, seem to have come out of left field.

Molly wants to visit the X-Men headquarters and school? I am seriously missing something. And although the story was supposed to be light and amusing, for some reason they made Molly a completely brat. Was that necessary? No. I don’t think it was.

The last story in the volume made a little more sense upon the second reading, but not a lot more. Again, it looked like it was trying for lighthearted and fun, but ended up being just… weird.

All in all, I don’t think I particularly like where Terry Moore has been taking the Runaways. It’s not that the stories are bad, it’s just that they’re no longer compelling the way Brian K. Vaughan’s stories were.
Rating: 6/10

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