Terry Moore – Runaways, Vol. 10: Rock Zombies
Length: 112 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Superhero Sci-Fi
Where did it come from? The library.
Started/Finished: 08 July 2011
Summary: The main story arc in this volume involves the Runaways stopping a renegade DJ who has found the perfect mind-control device: a song that turns everyone who has had plastic surgery into zombies… and in L.A., that equals quite a pretty sizable zombie army. There are also two short stories, one involving Molly being invited to visit the San Francisco X-men compound, and how her recruitment goes; the other involving a game of truth-or-dare among the runaways that gets out of hand.
Review: While this installment was entertaining enough, and certainly had its share of funny/charming moments, I definitely got a bit of a sense that it was floundering for a story. When the big arc wrapped up, and Brian K. Vaughan handed off the reins to others, the series has lost its sense of direction, leaving the recent volumes feeling a little episodic and disjointed. The artwork has also become less to my taste; the characters are mostly identifiable by their accessories, rather than because any of them look like themselves. So: not a bad way to spend half an hour, but not as good as it used to be. 3 out of 5 stars.
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