Runaways, Vol. 9: Dead Wrong

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  • Hardcover
  • 136 pages
  • Runaways, Vol. 9: Dead Wrong
  • Terry Moore
  • English
  • 23 February 2019
  • 0785129391

About the Author: Terry Moore

Following the examples of independent comic creators such as Dave Sim and Jeff Smith, he decided to publish Strangers in Paradise himself through his own Houston based Abstract Studios imprint, and has frequently mentioned a desire to do a syndicated cartoon strip in the authors notes at the back of the Strangers in Paradise collection books He has also mentioned his greatest career influence is Peanuts Charles Schulz 1 Some of Moore s strip work can additionally be found in his Paradise, Too publications.His work has won him recognition in the comics industry, including receiving the Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story in 1996 for Strangers in Paradise 1 8, which was collected in the trade paperback I Dream of You.It was announced on June 15th, 2007 that Moore would be taking over for Sean McKeever as writer of Marvel Comics s Spider Man Loves Mary Jane series starting with a new issue 1 On July 27th, Marvel announced that Moore would also take over for Joss Whedon as writer of Marvel s Runaways 2 On November 19th, 2007 Terry Moore announced in his blog that his new self published series would be named Echo and its first issue would appear on March 5th, 2008 3


Runaways, Vol. 9: Dead WrongAnd You Thought Your Life Was ToughGrowing Up Is Always Difficult, But When You And Your Friends Parents Are The Pride, A Group Consisting Of Some Of The Most Nefarious Villains In The World, The Problems That Crop Up Are Unique For Molly Hayes And Her Group Of Super Powered Buddies, That Meant Turning On Their Evil Parents And Becoming Runaways In The Process Since Then, They Have Suffered Through Unimaginable Hardships, But In Spite Of Their Great Differences, The Underage Super Heroes Have Always Managed To Stay One Thing Together Now, After Escaping Catastrophe In New York City, The Seven Friends Have Returned To Their Home Los AngelesBut All Is Not Well In The City Of Angels, As A Group Of Soldiers From Runaway Karolina Dean S Home Planet Arrives With Guns Blazing, Demanding That Their Fellow Majesdanian Be Handed Over To Them For Some Unknown Offense Though The Otherworldly Warriors Are Repelled, The Clock Is Ticking Down To The Moment When They Will Rally And Return As The Majesdanians Struggle To Regroup, The Runaways Begin To Fall Apart, Squabbling Over The Best Course To Take Some Advocate Direct Action, Others Diplomacy And, Distressingly, Karolina Considers Just Giving Herself Up How Can The Runaways Face Their Biggest Threat To Date When They Re Having Trouble Facing One Another Collecting Runaways , Written By Eisner Award Winner Terry Moore And Illustrated By Humberto Ramos

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10 thoughts on “Runaways, Vol. 9: Dead Wrong

  1. Sesana says:

    This felt like a huge step backwards for Runaways as a book Chase s character growth Thrown out the window I can t be the only one who thinks that his character regressed to something like the second or third issue of the original series That alone is very disappointing But the central story, about a group of Majesdane soldiers come to collect Karolina, just wasn t very good That Karolina is going to be put on trial for her parents actions which lead to the destruction of their homeworld This felt like a huge step backwards for Runaways as a book Chase s character growth Thrown out the window I can t be the only one who thinks that his character regressed to something like the second or third issue of the original series That alone is very disappointing But the central story, about a group of Majesdane soldiers come to collect Karolina, just wasn t very good That Karolina is going to be put on trial for her parents actions which lead to the destruction of their homeworld makes absolutely no sense to anyone by the end of the book, including the group fetching her back The end result that Xavin will take on Karolina s form and go back in her place is painfully obvious from very early on in the story I m left feeling fairly certain that the story was crafted just to remove Xavin from the group Not happy with breaking up one of the very few happy same sex couples in mainstream comics

  2. Nicolo Yu says:

    Except for an issue or two that I ve read of Joss Whedon s arc on the characters, this is the first time that I ve read Runaways not written by Brian K Vaughan Terry Moore is an eminently capable writer whose work on his own characters in Strangers In Paradise is critically acclaimed The artist on the art, Humberto Ramos, whose expressive art and affinity for depicting teenagers Crimson, Impulse makes him a perfect fit for these characters, so much that I wished he could have with Vaughan o Except for an issue or two that I ve read of Joss Whedon s arc on the characters, this is the first time that I ve read Runaways not written by Brian K Vaughan Terry Moore is an eminently capable writer whose work on his own characters in Strangers In Paradise is critically acclaimed The artist on the art, Humberto Ramos, whose expressive art and affinity for depicting teenagers Crimson, Impulse makes him a perfect fit for these characters, so much that I wished he could have with Vaughan on the latter s original run While reading this collection of their six issues, often times, it reads and feels like the Runaways, it is not as Vaughn s and it is not the direction which the book would developed into.To be fair, six issues are too short to judge Moore and Ramos run Moore definitely knows the characters voices they still bicker like the teenagers that were on the run from the Pride Particularly sweet and adorable Molly, she is still often the only one who makes sense, even if she does view everything with naivet that comes with being the youngest member of this group I mean the second youngest, since Whedon introduced a character who has since become Molly s best playmate.These aren t Vaughan s children any, and understandably, Moore is trying to break new ground for the group, by grounding them to reality and avoiding superhero adventuring or interacting with the Marvel Universe in general However this new Runaways is not what made me follow this title in the first place I would have given it two stars but Ramos art is deserving of three all on its own

  3. Shera (Book Whispers) says:

    It ticks me off when a good series suddenly changes things up Sadly this volume not only changes up the art style, but it takes all the character development and stomps on it, and basically flips readers the bird Chase is basically back to being an idiot jock Evenbrainless then when he first came into the series, and really mouthy Talk about slapping Gert fans in the face Overall the plot bored me The resolution was sad and broke up the best thing about Runaways Who knows if it will It ticks me off when a good series suddenly changes things up Sadly this volume not only changes up the art style, but it takes all the character development and stomps on it, and basically flips readers the bird Chase is basically back to being an idiot jock Evenbrainless then when he first came into the series, and really mouthy Talk about slapping Gert fans in the face Overall the plot bored me The resolution was sad and broke up the best thing about Runaways Who knows if it will be revisited Now about the art style Don t get me wrong it s nice and I ve enjoyed other comics and things that use it However, with the change many characters no longer look like themselves and the style is juvenile Yes, I get this is a comic about juveniles But that doesn t mean everything suddenly has to be child out Runaways best feature was that despite it being about kids it brings in adult themes about right and wrong, death, andThe old art style reflected that It was beautiful and brought a gritty realism to the comics The art style isn t my only gripe The story was jumpy and didn t flow well in many spots The art style is so jumbled up that some of the fighting scenes heck even none fighting seemed garbled and hard to follow This is series 3 vol 3 and at this point I ll only be following just to see how things wrap up To be honest if I would have known the series spiraled out this bad I probably would have never continued I fear for further entries to this once brilliant series

  4. Ana ☾ says:

    3.5 maybe Since Brian K Vaughan is not part of the comics any they have been not as good as before I still liked them, of course, but they were better before Also, I didn t like the art of this volume, I miss the old one.

  5. Emily says:

    It s been a while since I spent some time with the Runaways, so I felt a little lost at first Once I got a ways in, I could follow OK, but I m still going to have to go look up why a few characters are missing in this volume And I could swear Chase already worked for that horrible radio guy in a different arc That aside, it was a fun to be back with the gang I especially loved Molly and Clara s scenes together and Clara s rejection of Tower of Flower as her superhero name I wasn t too thr It s been a while since I spent some time with the Runaways, so I felt a little lost at first Once I got a ways in, I could follow OK, but I m still going to have to go look up why a few characters are missing in this volume And I could swear Chase already worked for that horrible radio guy in a different arc That aside, it was a fun to be back with the gang I especially loved Molly and Clara s scenes together and Clara s rejection of Tower of Flower as her superhero name I wasn t too thrilled with the artwork in the action scenes It was really hard to sort out what was happening The characters looked OK to me, I guess, but the boys pants looked really huge, like bizarrely huge I don t know what was up with that, but I m old, so maybe it is not for me to know I m looking forward to checking out the Rainbow Rowell books in the series.UPDATE I think I solved the mystery of my confusion about Chase I ve read this before, and probably vols 10 and 11 too, and just never logged them them on Goodreads Never mind, world

  6. Joana Veríssimo says:

    This was quite a change, and really noticeable in the art and I honestly didn t like it as much it wasn t bad, it just didn t fit my personal style as much But it did fit with what this comic set out to be, since the sypnosis centered around Molly and the art feltchildishI really like the new character she s sweet, fun and excitable Everyone else is still good, but yeah, things have changed and the characters have changed which makes sense, they ve grown up and been so much b This was quite a change, and really noticeable in the art and I honestly didn t like it as much it wasn t bad, it just didn t fit my personal style as much But it did fit with what this comic set out to be, since the sypnosis centered around Molly and the art feltchildishI really like the new character she s sweet, fun and excitable Everyone else is still good, but yeah, things have changed and the characters have changed which makes sense, they ve grown up and been so much but I think I liked them before I think especially Chase, they went in an interesting direction after the thing happened, but I feel like he has lost a bit of the growth he had been through hopefully it s on purpose and it will be adressed, because I do feel like it could make sense I feel like this is probably my least favorite Runaways comic, but still a 4 stars

  7. Paul Grubb says:

    This one was a bit of a chore for me Though I recognize its quality, I am personally not a fan of the artwork in this part of the series The exaggerated facial expressions don t work for me, mostly because I mimpressed by realistic art like that of Alex Ross than cartoon y drawings Couple that with some slapstick y action near the end of the volume and comedy that was misplaced and simply unfunny, and I found myself just wanting to get through the book and move on Even the characte This one was a bit of a chore for me Though I recognize its quality, I am personally not a fan of the artwork in this part of the series The exaggerated facial expressions don t work for me, mostly because I mimpressed by realistic art like that of Alex Ross than cartoon y drawings Couple that with some slapstick y action near the end of the volume and comedy that was misplaced and simply unfunny, and I found myself just wanting to get through the book and move on Even the characterization of the Runaways felt like it ran counter to things I had come to expect Chase, for example, was nothing but a blundering fool throughout the volume, reminding me of Dr Marcus Brody in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in which he was transformed into a nitwit for no obvious reason The final battle in this volume was just so ridiculous and juvenile that I really didn t connect with it at all I practically rolled my eyes throughout, in fact And the big character shifts such as they were for this series felt either cliched or even snipped out whole from some other story altogether I m going to finish off the Runaways series, but if somebody told me they wanted to know which volume to skip, this one would be my don t even have to think about it answer

  8. Amanda says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I didn t really enjoy this volume for several reasons First and foremost, the story doesn t feel that strong It s not really tried to any of the firsthand events that have occurred nor is it the result of the Pride s or their children s actions The story, along with it s antagonists, appear completely out of left field and by volume s climax disappear just as quickly Military personnel from Kar0lina s home world arrive on Earth with the intent to bring her back to her Majesdrane and put her I didn t really enjoy this volume for several reasons First and foremost, the story doesn t feel that strong It s not really tried to any of the firsthand events that have occurred nor is it the result of the Pride s or their children s actions The story, along with it s antagonists, appear completely out of left field and by volume s climax disappear just as quickly Military personnel from Kar0lina s home world arrive on Earth with the intent to bring her back to her Majesdrane and put her on trial for her parents actions it was her parents betrayal of their home s coordinates that led to the subsequent war with the Skrulls The logic behind this decision makes no sense, as many of the characters points out, but that doesn t deter the retrieval party Inevitably and against her friends wishes, Karolina decides to return with them and attempt to explain the situation to the remaining survivors only to have Xavin knockout her and use his her shapeshifting abilities to take her place I also felt that this story was merely a ploy to get rid of Xavin, which is a shame since his character is one of thelikable ones in the group He she is also one of the few characters in a positive romantic relationship, truly cares for his her partner, and doesn t emotionally or physically cheat on them Along with Xavin s departure, Chase s lack of character growth has been a big disappointment After becoming a member of the group and getting romantically involved with Gertrude, Chase s selfish, jerk exterior reveals a young man who, while not the sharpest tool in the shed, possesses a strong sense of loyalty and and love Yet after Gertrude s death, these redeeming qualities have begun to fade from Chase as he drifts farther from the group While this may simply be part of his grieving process for Gertrude, for the loss of a normal life with normal wants needs his behavior is frustrating Nico too, is part of this, especially since as the leader she constantly reminds people of and puts them to work Overall, this issue lost a lot of its momentum and heart and is the worst of the run since the original creators left I wonder if the loss of the original creators combined with the lack of a planned and well thought out story arc and possibly series with a set beginning and ending are the reason behind this lackluster volume

  9. Julie says:

    Man. the art Ugh, ugh, ugh I thought it looked bad on the cover, but that it was just the cover, and maybe I could get over it Then the introduction is from the youngest member of the group, so I thought maybe the whole thing was her point of view and I could handle perhaps thechildish style But. no, that didn t seem to be the case.And just when I thought I was finally getting used well, ignoring it fairly well, it would get evenhorrid UGH Chins, and noses particularly, b Man. the art Ugh, ugh, ugh I thought it looked bad on the cover, but that it was just the cover, and maybe I could get over it Then the introduction is from the youngest member of the group, so I thought maybe the whole thing was her point of view and I could handle perhaps thechildish style But. no, that didn t seem to be the case.And just when I thought I was finally getting used well, ignoring it fairly well, it would get evenhorrid UGH Chins, and noses particularly, but. just. ugh It made it really difficult to concentrate on how good the story well apart from the art they do tie in quite a lot to the overall experience and overall storytelling quality.The rose kid, whatever her name is. heck, maybe it s Rose. I was disappointed by her Her personality seemed to change completely She was just there to play with Molly and be wowed by a shopping mall.They arrive in Malibu and have no money So they send the only legal adult out to get a job But then they spend money right and left before he could ve reasonably a gotten the job and b gotten a paycheck Who s paying for all that pizza piece of what Siiiiiiiiigh It was such a let down after the Whedon arc

  10. Chris Aylott says:

    Spent last night and some of this morning catching up on several volumes of Runaways, the Marvel comic about a bunch of modern day super Boxcar Children battling evil in the streets and skies of Los Angeles Unless they re in New York, or in the past, or dealing with the complications left by their dead villain parents, or all three of the above Nothing deep here, just some good characters and storylines I have to wonder if at this point they re making the series and assuming it ll be mostly r Spent last night and some of this morning catching up on several volumes of Runaways, the Marvel comic about a bunch of modern day super Boxcar Children battling evil in the streets and skies of Los Angeles Unless they re in New York, or in the past, or dealing with the complications left by their dead villain parents, or all three of the above Nothing deep here, just some good characters and storylines I have to wonder if at this point they re making the series and assuming it ll be mostly read in collected format the book is evenserial than the typical comic book, and is organized into six issue storylines that fit very neatly in the collections I m not objecting to the format in the slightest, just wondering whether the monthly issues are the cart of the horse