Hot Best Seller

Runaways, Vol. 4: But You Can't Hide

Availability: Ready to download

The Runaways survived the events of "That was Yesterday" - but the fallout from that epic adventure is still very much being felt, and the teen team is in disarray! Alex Wilder walks away from the Runaways - but will someone actually go with him?! In the aftermath, the team tries to take stock. There's plenty of rebuilding to do, both metaphorical and literal, but the kids The Runaways survived the events of "That was Yesterday" - but the fallout from that epic adventure is still very much being felt, and the teen team is in disarray! Alex Wilder walks away from the Runaways - but will someone actually go with him?! In the aftermath, the team tries to take stock. There's plenty of rebuilding to do, both metaphorical and literal, but the kids are exhausted, heartbroken and confused. Are the Runaways up for these major repairs, or will the team - and their dreams - crumble before their eyes? Collecting: Runaways #19-24


Compare

The Runaways survived the events of "That was Yesterday" - but the fallout from that epic adventure is still very much being felt, and the teen team is in disarray! Alex Wilder walks away from the Runaways - but will someone actually go with him?! In the aftermath, the team tries to take stock. There's plenty of rebuilding to do, both metaphorical and literal, but the kids The Runaways survived the events of "That was Yesterday" - but the fallout from that epic adventure is still very much being felt, and the teen team is in disarray! Alex Wilder walks away from the Runaways - but will someone actually go with him?! In the aftermath, the team tries to take stock. There's plenty of rebuilding to do, both metaphorical and literal, but the kids are exhausted, heartbroken and confused. Are the Runaways up for these major repairs, or will the team - and their dreams - crumble before their eyes? Collecting: Runaways #19-24

30 review for Runaways, Vol. 4: But You Can't Hide

  1. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    I'm getting to love the characters more and more in every volume of this comic series. I like to see every side of them and to have the opportunity to see them interact with each other, in the good and also in the bad moments. In this volume we got (view spoiler)[ Doom back and I really hope he decides to stay with the Runaways. (hide spoiler)] I'm really looking forward to see what's in store in the next volume!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    Rainbow Rowell's hot streak continues as the Runaways enter their fourth arc under her steady hand. This one's a bit quieter than the previous, a bit lighter on the action and a bit heavier on the personal drama, but it's a good change. It's time for the Runaways to take stock, and that involves a lot of talking to each other, something none of them are any good at. The drama surrounding Doombot gives us a central theme, and the developing Chase/Gert/Victor triangle grounds things as well (as Rainbow Rowell's hot streak continues as the Runaways enter their fourth arc under her steady hand. This one's a bit quieter than the previous, a bit lighter on the action and a bit heavier on the personal drama, but it's a good change. It's time for the Runaways to take stock, and that involves a lot of talking to each other, something none of them are any good at. The drama surrounding Doombot gives us a central theme, and the developing Chase/Gert/Victor triangle grounds things as well (as much as a love triangle between a time displaced teenager, a robotic head, and a 20-something dork can). I was surprised that the Alex drama ended so quickly, but I expect we haven't seen the last o f him either. Andrés Genolet is an able replacement for Kris Anka, making the series his own while keeping all the design and fashion sensibilities that Anka built the book on. The scenes set inside Doombot's mind by Nico Henrichon are a good contrast as well, and suitably chaotic compared to the more straightofrward Genolet. Runaways is love, Runaways is life. More of this, please. So very much more.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Renata

    (read as single issues) Seems like kind of a building arc for the ongoing storyline but still, charming and I'm interested to see where it goes.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    Nothing much happened except internal drama stuff, but I still love them and the art and Rainbow Rowell.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Rainbow Rowell is here to destroy my emotional wellbeing and I love it.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jason

    Rainbow Rowell and the art team continue their absolutely stellar run of this series. Angst, romance and cheeseburgers. A must read for fans of YA Romance and cape stories.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jacquelyn S

    I started reading these because I really like the show. While it’s not really like the show I’m still enjoying it. I like Molly a lot more in the comics, in the show she’s kind of irritating. And Chase doesn’t seem like as much of an idiot here. I also really like Victor. He’s not in the show. Additionally, I love all the extra plot that this provides. So much more has happened in these 4 volumes than ever happened in 2 seasons of the show. The only character that is comparable to the show is I started reading these because I really like the show. While it’s not really like the show I’m still enjoying it. I like Molly a lot more in the comics, in the show she’s kind of irritating. And Chase doesn’t seem like as much of an idiot here. I also really like Victor. He’s not in the show. Additionally, I love all the extra plot that this provides. So much more has happened in these 4 volumes than ever happened in 2 seasons of the show. The only character that is comparable to the show is Nico. She’s pretty much the same in the show as she is in the comics. Unfortunately, Gert is intolerable. In the show I love her. But here she’s just so annoying. Also, while Karolina is a very strong and independent character in the show, she seems a little air headed in the comics. My greatest grievance with the comics is the relationship between Karolina and Nico. In the show it’s such a gradual and natural development and is done perfectly. It honestly couldn’t have been done better and their relationship is one of the best features of the show. In the comics however, it sort of comes out of nowhere. While there’s always been that chemistry, it’s not enough to build a relationship on. Nico’s basically like “oh by the way I’m not straight anymore and I like Karolina now who’s been pining for me for years.” Karolina broke the gay rule. Never date a straight girl. It’s also not a very dynamic relationship here. In the show you see the progression from acquaintances to friends to lovers to having issues to solving those issues. But the comics seem one dimensional to me, and once the relationship was introduced, nothing more happened with it. They hold hands now. That’s the difference. But maybe that’s just how comic relationships are. I’m not an avid comic reader so I can’t say it’s a bad relationship or that the comics are bad because of it. The lack luster relationship style just isn’t really all that for me. It doesn’t take away from the enjoyment I get from the rest of the plot, though. And that’s all that matters really.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Simone

    I'm still really enjoying these! I love these characters and their emotional journeys are the best. (view spoiler)[Oh, Chase. I love Victor, and he's good for Gert, but poor sweet Chase... (hide spoiler)] Also the art is still AMAZING, it really makes everything come alive. Also through small things, like where the cat is sleeping. And the pacing, my main problem with most comics, is still spot on in these. The actually action plot isn't doing much for me right now, though. I don't know if that's I'm still really enjoying these! I love these characters and their emotional journeys are the best. (view spoiler)[Oh, Chase. I love Victor, and he's good for Gert, but poor sweet Chase... (hide spoiler)] Also the art is still AMAZING, it really makes everything come alive. Also through small things, like where the cat is sleeping. And the pacing, my main problem with most comics, is still spot on in these. The actually action plot isn't doing much for me right now, though. I don't know if that's because there wasn't that much of an overarching plot to this volume, or because I'm not that excited about them being superheroes, or even just the format. I'm really not used to reading monthly comics and the storytelling still feels a little unusual. Either way, that part doesn't quite work for me, but everything else does, so I can't say I mind.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jenna

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A slow volume but definitely interesting, as the cast actually had time to sit down and talk things out. I do feel that the Doombot portion dragged on a bit long, but I know that they’re drawing parallels between Doombot and Victor. I just didn’t find it interesting, as it felt familiar. The conversations with Molly felt a long time coming, and the superhero developments almost felt like a gag/parody, but worked well.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Memphis Evans

    This series continues to exceed my expectations. I think I forget between volumes how good it is. There are so many real, emotional, relatable moments with these very human characters. The art may seem simple at first but it is richly detailed without being too line-y and conveys scenes and feelings that you'd usually need great actors and a movie camera for. Can't wait for volume 5 as this book ends with a hecka cliffhanger. In the meantime I will be seeking out other Rainbow Rowell titles.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    5* Wow I love this comic series so much and I can't wait to see where this goes in the next one. I kinda figured that Molly was the one who was going to follow Alex, but I was not expecting her to be taken back and stay with the rest of them. I also love Gib, he's a huge dork and I just hope he survives this series.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jodi Geever

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I continue to love this series, especially Rainbow Rowell's take on it! Alex Wilder is dead but walks the earth, Molly actually misses her (evil) parents, Karolina might actually be a costumed superhero before series end, Doombot is evil, (maybe?) unresolved issues between Chase and Gert, and Molly becomes a moody teenager. Loved it!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Norrin2

    I would not have thought it was possible; I love Brain K Vaughan and I think his Runaways was one of the greatest comic series of the last 20 years -- But Rainbow Rowell's Runaways are even better. Not as dark as Vaughan's but with equal emotional depth and more humor. I hope this series runs for a long long time.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Esther

    the writing got much more stronger than in the first few issues. it is hard to put the book down, it feels like they finally got their groove. the new characters are very interesting and i am happy with the new long term artist.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Simon

    The story has settled into a groove and it's not a bad thing but it's definitely much less exciting than what came before. Thankfully, Rowell is real good at writing fun and captivating relationships between the characters.

  16. 4 out of 5

    TJ

    Rowell’s Runaways continues to be stellar! I think it’s more enjoyable in graphic novel form, because the issues are very back-to-back reads, but even reading them monthly is so good! I can’t wait to see where she takes them next. 5/5 stars

  17. 4 out of 5

    Panda Incognito

    Even though I will definitely stick around to read more, this issue disappointed me with its weak central plot and fragmented focus on too many characters. I only felt invested in a few of the storylines, and none of them lasted long enough to carry my interest through the choppy narrative.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    I wasn't as invested in some of the plot moving forward, but I love how this looks at the characters emotionally. They're all at different points in their lives, but their vulnerability is relatable at any age.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Paolina

    Having so much fun with this series. Can't wait to see where it goes next. They better not break my heart!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    Still fun.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    Utterly obsessed with this run. There isn't anything that Rainbow can't do.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Abigael Taiwo

    Kind of enjoyed just seeing everyone living their lives and staying together but still independently.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Katie Florida

    *read issue by issue* I continue to love these characters and their hijinks.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    The truth is you can’t trust Rainbow with your favs because she will put them through all of the emotions and take you with them. Love this arc - can’t wait for the next one!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Gabrielle L

    4.5/5 stars

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jill Weiner

    Can't think of a better way to spend a rainy morning than with a cup of coffee, a cozy blanket and the Runaways.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Chelsi

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was sad about what happened with Chase, but then was really happy to see Nico and Karolina in their suits :)

  28. 5 out of 5

    Erica Raquel

    Cute. Nice plot. 5/5

  29. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    A Doombot heavy run which I will never be mad about.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Butcher

    Fresh, different and real. It's very emotional and true to the age of who these characters are.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.