Runaways No. 1: Pride and Joy
by Brian Vaughan et al.
Do you think your parents overbearing? Jerks? Or just really, really, really annoying?
[wait for responses]
Teenagers Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly, and Nico, would probably agree—sometimes—but mostly mom and dad are just, well, parents, and they love them.
They're typical teenagers: goth chick, smart kid, jock—and they mostly get along because their parents are friends.
So it's a bit of shock when they attend what's supposed to be a dinner party thing—a boring "just parents" get-together and they witness mom and dad murdering someone—and not just murder—human sacrifice.
Mom and dad aren't just kind of irritating. They're greedy, overbearing—and EVIL.
What do you do? Pretend you don't know anything? What if you let something slip? What if their parents were only pretending to care about them, and they actually plan to use their kids in some completely evil scheme—?
Alex, Karolina, Gert, Chase, Molly, and Nico have to run away. And of course their parents—and their evil henchmen—come after them. Luckily for these teenagers, they're no more "normal" than their parents, and life on the run brings out strange new talents. Mutants, aliens, werewolves—their whole world has gone crazy and they're in the middle of it.
What do you do when you discover your parents are super-villains?
Read Runaways: Volume 1, "Pride and Joy" and find out!
Booktalk by Matt Laxton, Lynnwood Library & K. Edwards, King County Library System