Runaways vol. 1: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Runaways Vol. 1: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughn
Reviewed by J.F. Sanborn
Having read the entire Y: The Last Man series, I was naturally curious as to how well Brian K. Vaughn could tackle Young Adult Graphic Novels. Runaways: Pride and Joy is a fast-moving, quasi-super-hero story that speaks to teenagers while maintaining an interest level that adults can enjoy. However, I would argue that the story moves so fast that character and plot development suffer for it. I look forward to reading more in the series in hopes that some depth and enlightenment will unfold. That being said, a story of six teenagers on a crusade against their supervillain parents is simply genius and will, by pure human nature, attract teenage readers.
Interest Level: 11-17
Reading Level: 9 and up, but definitely teen in its content.
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