Playing off the continuing theme that every teenager thinks that their parents are evil, is the realization in this volume that sometimes the evil things your parents do are done for a reason. In this volume things come to a head between the Pride and their runaway children. Time is running out for the Pride, and their children are catching up to them. The question is will they be in time to save the world, and who exactly is the mole and why? I didn’t see the reveal on who the mole was coming, and Brian Vaughan does a very good job making you care about all of the characters and constructing relationships between them so that when one of them is revealed as a traitor, you care. What I liked most, though, was the realization at the end that this wasn’t simply a grand adventure, but the back story for a new group of engaging, intelligent teen heroes.
Runaways, vol. 3: The Good Die Young
By Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Adrian Alphona, Craig Yeung
Marvel Comics 2005