the biblio files

The Biblio Files: Runaways

Runaways is a series that’s been on my TBR list for over a decade. I remember my sister and brother-in-law telling me about it — the premise is these teens find out their parents are actually pretty damn evil after witnessing them do a heinous act, and thus find themselves on the run as they can’t depend on the law to be on their side. The original series was written by Brian K Vaughan and I remember around the time it was out, my sister and B.I.L. had been reading BKV’s Y: The Last Man (which I started and never finished, but thoroughly enjoyed).

Back in October I started reading the first volume of Rowell’s run since it was easily accessible, and as soon as I finished it I found myself falling down the rabbit hole as I read the entirety of BKV’s run, all the way to the Young Avengers three issue mini series on this website (WARNING: the ads are gross AF). I had to know what happened to this group of misfits and how they all got to where they are in the current series as it begins with all of them being dispersed. I still have a bit of a ways to go before I complete it all, but it goes without saying: I’m OBSESSED.

This series is so fun and filled with tons of humor, action, angst (a bit too much from Gert if you ask me), and there’s a dinosaur with a septum piercing named Old Lace! If you haven’t read Runaways yet, I HIGHLY recommend it. But don’t be like me — start from the beginning. I really wish I would’ve started there because the plot twists that come before are insane. I picked up the second volume of Rowell’s run last month and still need to read the rest of the original, but I’m still taking a bit of a break before I dive back in.

Have you read Runaways or watched the show (I have yet to see it)? Who’s your favorite character? Mine’s Nico! Let’s talk about it in the comments section 🙂


7 thoughts on “The Biblio Files: Runaways

  1. I’ve read a couple of Rowell’s run and I liked them a lot. I’ve been meaning to pick this up for ages, too! Glad to hear the original run is excellent.

    I watched the entire first season of the show, and it was … OK. I haven’t rushed to watch the second, but I will. Eventually.

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    1. I heard the show is basically like The OC, but with superheroes. That doesn’t surprise me since Josh Schwartz (creator of The OC) is the showrunner. You’ll dig the original run, Mandy!


  2. Runaways was the first comic book series I ever read. It will forever hold a special place in my heart as being the series that opened the gateway to comic books for me. I haven’t read it for years, but I remember how exciting and new the series felt to me. Even now, when friends ask me what series they should read, this is still one that I recommend time and time again.
    (Karolina was always my favourite, but Gert was a very close second).


    1. I wasn’t a huge fan of Whedon’s contribution to the series because of a particular line he wrote that had Nico say, “Sorry, I’m such a girl.” WHAT EVEN?! We don’t say things like that! I think you’re really going to enjoy what Rainbow’s done though 😀


  3. I like this series, I’ve only read a few issues of the new one but it was good from what I had a chance to read! I never got to see the hulu series though. Have you?


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