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The Runaways: Pride and Joy

The Runaways begins as six teenagers accidentally find out their parents are part of a highly influential super villain group named The Pride. As a result, they go on to discover a whole world that has been kept secret from them; the premise is unique and the variety of characters allows for every perspective to be tackled. Strewn with pop culture humour and energetic fight scenes, this is most definitely a graphic novel for young adults. It creates the perfect gateway into the comic book world, introducing key Marvel characters and important concepts we see elsewhere in other works. Along with the (relatively) standard is also the fantastic, for example, one of the daughters finds she has inherited a psychic velociraptor from the past. Fast paced, silly when it needs to be, and impossibly entertaining, Runaways is the perfect light hearted introduction to the graphic novel scene.


Lorna Fleming