Writer: Rainbow Rowell
Art: Kris Anka
Colors: Matthew Wilson
What You Missed:
Gert is back to life, delivering her signature sass and cynicism to our band of (former) Runaways. When she discovered her friend’s lack of commitment to their lost cause, she began to question her existence. She chose to stay with young Molly Hayes and her questionable grandmother.
When we first met Molly’s Grandma, she seemed pleasant and friendly, but there was something a little off, something to do with her genius intellect. When Grandma starts to run tests on Gert, Molly explains to her that she isn’t the first border her grandmother has taken an interest in. The rest of the gang is dealing with a wave of nostalgia as they think of what life could be like on the run once again.
What I Thought:
This is the episode before the finale! All the pieces are laid bare on the table, ready to be put into place. Molly and Gert worry that Grandma might be evil and Chase wakes up Victor while Karolina and Nico share yet another awkward romantic moment. Rowell has taken all these separate stories of these characters and woven them intricately as she works to bring the Runaways together again. This issue doesn’t necessarily stand on its own because of the lack of closure, but that’s not the purpose of this one; it’s meant to tease you about the finale! Where can things go from here?!
Anka and Wilson kill it once again with what I would call “millennial comic art.” It’s engaging and visually pops on each page. I don’t know of a better team to pair with Rowell’s writing. This will hopefully be a team that continues with such beloved characters.