Unlike the previous crossover volume, this one felt like I was reading an after-school tween oriented cartoon set to print. Reading this volume was a very disappointing experience. Aside from the apparent intended audience being set for somebody much younger than me, the writing was relatively clear and concise. This was a very shallow book that touched on a very complex part of a universe spanning event for Marvel Comics, and really felt like it failed to live up to its potential.
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An interesting story, and I suspect the start of something far more interesting in the future. These two teams are a good mesh and the potential for trouble when the two of them get together is exponentially greater than when they are apart. This is exactly what you want with any cross-over book! I haven’t really checked the writing credits, but I can tell that the normal writer of Runaways was not an active writer for this volume. The book didn’t suffer for the lack of the regular writer, and if anything the writing style actually felt somewhat more mature for the change. I suspect that the lead writer was more familiar with working with the Young Avengers cast of characters, but they did a good job of blending the two differing styles together. I look forward to more such event books.
This series just keeps getting better. I really enjoyed the little plot twists in this volume, especially the one at the very end. More and more I am finding that my expectations for the story and the characters don’t match up with the reality of what the writer is writing, and I rather enjoy that little problem. Now to move on to the next volume in the story…or rather, go back and read the cross-over book with Young Avengers which apparently precedes this volume in the overall continuity.