Runaways #28 Review

Writer: Rainbow Rowell
Artist: Andres Genolet
Color Artist: Dee Cunniffe
Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 18, 2019

Well, this book seems to be trying to make a new name for itself and I am excited about it!  I have a good feeling that Rainbow Rowell may have put the spark back in this book and that is such a good thing!  Let’s dig in and see what we have here…

The issue opens with the team talking about how much everyone loves them after the last 24 hours.  With everyone  getting new names, Rainbow does a great job of having them repeated and while that could easily feel forced, it’s done in a natural way.  There is even a quiz to see which member you are… I hope I am either Gloom or BumpStock!  We then get a call to action as Doc Justice and the team head off to stop a crime.  The team minus Gert, that is.

Gert is basically being one of those people who say they aren’t jealous but Rainbow does a good job showing she really is.   Actually, Rainbow and artist, Andres Genolet both do a good job and we even get Gib and Nico showing up to make Gert happier.

At least Victor can tell she is faking the funk and is trying to get to the bottom of this. She actually opens up about the whole thing as well and that’s good because it’s about time to get everything out on the table  It’s a good thing too, as Victor tells her what her weapon is and it’s awesome!

Later on, we see some target practice with Chase and Karolina. At this point, Old Lace, Gert, and Victor come by with an “excellent” idea. To prove that Old Lace is Gert’s weapon they are going to throw clay targets at Gert and have Old Lace protect her. Sounds like a great plan, right? Doc Justice seems to be up for it and at first, everything goes smoothly. That is until the targets get jammed and actually two come out at once. One for Chase and one for Gert. Guess all the time with Chase has really made an impact on Old Lace because she ditches Gert  and tries to save Chase. Everyone seems to be concerned about Gert and how she almost got hurt…well almost everyone. It looks like we will have to keep an eye on old Doc Justice!

Final Thoughts:

This is a Gert heavy issue and I’m really glad for that. The story, art and dialogue are all really good and I can easily recommend this to anyone, though I’d suggest first reading the last issue if you are just jumping onboard. For a while, I thought this book was stuck in a bit of a rut, but I’m digging the direction it is going now and can’t wait to see what more is to come!

8.3/10

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