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Runaways, Vol. 2: Best Friends Forever

(Runaways by Rainbow Rowell (Collected Editions) #2)

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4.31  ·  Rating details ·  760 ratings  ·  105 reviews
The Runaways are a family again! But a family needs a guardian, and the only Runaway who's got her life together is in middle school. And, even for a kid like Molly who likes her classes, that can be fraught with peril. Meanwhile, there's a new arrival as the gang welcomes Karolina's girlfriend - Julie Power of Power Pack! Having an experienced adventurer around will be us ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Marvel
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TJ
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
While I enjoyed Rainbow Rowell's first volume a lot, this second volume was AMAZING! She's really not afraid to move these characters in new directions and mix up their relationships. The first volume was basically going back to the roots of the team, but this one is moving them forward, and I'm loving where they're all going. I can't wait to see where Rowell takes them next! 5/5 stars, and definitely a worthy continuation of the original comics.
Simone
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
That last issue! The whole arc was great and I thoroughly enjoyed every issue, but wow, that last one! I have three spoilery shouts:

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Dan
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Goodreads needs to learn math. says 99% liked this but the percentages don't add up to that, and 2 stars and 1 star ratings even though there are a bunch are counted at 0%....uh wtf is going on here???
Eli Seibert
4.5 stars. I think having the characters be a little older really works. They're a little more matured, and more rational about a lot of things. All the while still being the characters we love. PS: Thank you Rainbow Rowell, for writing a Chase Stein I actually enjoy reading.
Shadowdenizen
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-runaways
4.5 stars.
The relaunch of Runaways continues to fire on all cylinders! AND they brought in a member of Power Pack?!?! Awesome!
robinnette
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel
3.5/5
It was a fun and engaging read but still it was lacking something for me. I love the rebuilding Victor plot and random appearances of the Doombot, how the Runaways are trying to be a family even though they've been apart for long... But I think the romances and relationship dramas are moving a little too fast for me. While I love how Karolina and Nico's relationship is developing, it got a little spoiled for me how it was intertwined with Julie's plot. I'm not really sure about Gert and her
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Iris Nevers
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
[Read in single issues]
What a fantastic volume! I never read past the third volume of the original Runaways series so I know there's a lot of history with there characters that I don't know. But with the way Rainbow (can I call her that? I read so much of her stuff, I'm starting to feel like she's a really close friend so I'll call her Rainbow) writes, I don't feel 100% out of the loop. I love how she brings up things that previously happened in their history but makes it feel natural. She ackno
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Rod Brown
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Nothing earthshaking is going on here, but I like these characters, and it makes me happy to read about them hanging out with each other.
Chris Lemmerman
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
[Read as single issues]

The band may be back together, but that doesn’t mean that they’re playing in harmony. With tensions running high and every member of the Runaways coping with their everything-old-is-new-again situation differently, it’s only a matter of time before things explode. All it takes is a surprise visit from Karolina’s girlfriend and a magical age-defying cupcake, not to mention Doctor Doom, and the Runaways fragile family bonds may fracture before they’ve even unpacked their bag
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Ivy
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A better arc than the last, as the Runaways have finally gotten the band back together and are ready to go on adventures again. But of course, Karolina's girlfriend, who for some reason IS NOT NICO? shows up and ruins everything. Chase and Nico become parents. Victor gets a vacuum. A certain doom-y friend shows up looking sharp. Molly makes a friend. Gert and Old Lace... just chill I don't really remember what they did. I want to eat this comic because it looks so pretty.
Nicole
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars
Emily
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, graphic-novels
Solid entry in the new arc. My favorite part of this one was Doombot—his scenes with Chase were the best.
Fried Potato
Oct 30, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: some-gay, marvel
Rushed emotional stuff that seems written by an 11 year old mixed with a couple funny titbits just good enough to make you forget by a couple seconds that the plot is shit. And that last panel... So much potential wasted. This series is over for me.
Dennis
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
love it love it love it
Unseen Library
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rating of 4.5

The Runaways, Chase, Gert, Karolina, Nico, Victor, Molly and Old Lace are finally back together and living in one of their parents’ old hideouts. While most of the team have grown up since the last time they were all together, this does not mean that they have their lives together. Each of the Runaways has their issues to deal with, be it Gert’s recent return to life after several years of being dead, Karolina’s relationship problems or Victor’s current existence as a disembodied he
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emily
As I said in my review of volume 1, I'm really liking the new Runaways, and how obvious it is that Rainbow Rowell loves the characters and wants to explore their relationships to each other. I like that so far both of the "villains" have been Molly-focused, but it'll be interesting to see how the group develops when they reach a problem that can't be tackled under the guise of taking care of their youngest member. (view spoiler) ...more
Carrie
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
There's not as much narrative cohesion between issues as I'd like, but I really do love these characters, and I'm in love with Kris Anka's work, particularly the character designs and the outfits. Looking forward to reading more.
Stephanie
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gn, lgbtqiia, library, print, sequel, sfp, ya
So good! But I can imagine being super lost if I was not already familiar with most of the guest appearance characters and continuity between Vaughn's Runaways and Rowell's volumes. Anyway, I will read everything that Rainbow Rowell writes, indiscriminately, and I just happened to luck out that she is writing some of my favorite characters in the Marvel Universe.
Renata
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
(read as single issues)

Yessss, I knew the first arc of the new Runaways would be a little rough because there was a lot of heavy lifting to do to get this reboot in place, but now Rainbow Rowell is coming into her FULL POWERS as an author who writes the kind of ADORABLE SHIT I LIKE.
Amanda
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
KAROLINA/NICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Caitlin
Dec 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Still a relatively slow moving comic, I m so glad Rainbow Rowell is now writing Gert.

Also, is there any comic artist better at teen fashion than Kris Anka?
Penny Poppleton
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Same general feelings as the review of the first book, with one added caveat: I never thought I could love a guy wearing a shirt that said “problematic daddy” to a parent teacher conference but there you go. I did and I do. :)
Rafa Araujo
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5!
BookedByTim
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
That ENDING! Rainbow Rowell is doing this series JUSTICE.
Kelley
So very enjoyable. So many LOL Doombot quotes. 5 stars in the realm of comics.
Sarah Lane
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love the series. And love Rainbow Rowell's interpretation of the characters.
Booper
Dec 25, 2018 added it
Karolina and Nico getting together in the same issue that Gert and Victor get together truly proves that the lord giveth and the lord taketh away
Rachel
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
I love it so much. Victor’s various modes of transportation had me weak!
Felipe
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
4.5. ESE FINAL!!! no sé si pueda esperar hasta que salga todo el siguiente volumen, creo que voy a tener que empezar a leer los issues mensuales.

Con este volumen se confirma que Rainbow Rowell sí que conoce a los personajes y además se arriesga a llevar la historia en nuevas direcciones, las ilustraciones de Kris Anka siguen perfectas como siempre. En cuanto a la trama, casi todos pasaron por un dilema, excepto Chase y Old Lace.

Me gustó que explicaran que pasó con Klara, que siempre sentí que f
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Emily
I liked this volume even better than the first installment of Rainbow Rowell's Runaways run! Rowell is taking the characters in interesting directions, and definitely isn't afraid to shake things up a bit.

The Runaways are having to deal with getting older and taking on more adult responsibilities, while still struggling to maintain their identities as adult-rejecting teens. Chase and Nico go looking for jobs and become Molly's legal guardians; Karolina tries to find a balance between her college
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Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that
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