Runaways #21 REVIEW

Writer: Rainbow Rowell
Artist: Andres Genolet and Chris O’Halloran
Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 22, 2019

Well after coming off a two day binge of the first 20 issues of this series and having to read first 26 issues of the first issues, the team is great but they need a villain to face. First 18 issues of the first run and then first 24 issues of the second run, you could see a legit villain who the team has to come together to face. After the Runaways defeated the children of the Gibborim, feels like the book needs to show us the next villain for the team to face. Does this issue feel stale or does it get me excited for next issue? Let’s dig in and see what we have here…

We start the issue with Chase at the grocery store and getting bombarded with texts and calls about any and everything! You can tell how much he loves them like a family by how he is answering the calls, he is basically the dad of the group and this issue does a really good job showing it! He cares more about the family than he does with the employee who is hitting on him.

While Chase is getting groceries, Karolina is out to see her therapist and all she has been dealing with, she needs it! Even on her walk back home Karolina is feeling down and keeps remembering that she is a good person, just in time to save a girl who is about to get hit by a car.

When Chase gets back from the store, we see what everyone else is up to. I have a feeling I am going to enjoy Gib! Chase heads up to Molly’s room to see why she skipped school and if everything was alright. There it was when Chase found out that Molly choose to runaway from the group previously and joined Alex. They had a very nice talk that really gets to you and builds the family bond stronger, in what I could compare it to Tom Taylor dialogue.

After that beautiful conversation with Molly, he is reminded that he stinks and heads down to take a shower. Unfortunately, only one that is available is the one by the pool. When he opens the door for that bathroom, he sees Victor’s body but his head is missing and starts thinking the worse. He heads upstairs to get the more shocking reveal to Gert and Victor making out with Victor having a seemingly human body.

Final Thoughts:

At first I thought it was going to be a boring issue, but turns out to be an issue with great feelings that makes you excited for the future and some great humor! The art really compliments the writing and makes it easier to read. For a one-shot issue, it definitely is adding on for future storylines.


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