The Runaways have met a fellow super-powered teen, Victor Mancha, who might be destined to become evil and might be the son of a major super-villain. In #5 (vol. 2), they have to save Victor’s mother from one of those potential fathers, leading to a fun match between a bunch of relatively inexperienced teenagers and the Fantastic Four’s greatest enemy.
And then the book tops itself with a superb twist and, as usual, a great cliffhanger…so not even a Doctor Doom battle is the high point here.
It’s just a consistently fun series that has a blast playing in the Marvel Universe sandbox.
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Penciler: Adrian Alphona
Inker: Craig Yeung
Cover: Jo Chen
Publisher: Marvel Comics
How to Read It: back issues; Marvel Unlimited; Comixology; included in Runaways vol. 4: True Believers (TPB)
Appropriate For: ages 12 and up