Runaways #17 Review

Reviewer: Paul Sebert
Story Title: Only the Good Die Young

Written By: Brian K. Vaughan
Art: Adrian Alphona
Coloring: Udon Studio’s Christina Strain
Lettering: Virtual Calligraphy’s Randy Gentile
Editors: MacKenzie Cadenhead, Joe Q.

With All Due Apologies To Billy Joel..

Wake Up Nico, Come Face Your Fate
The Readers Caught On, All Too Late
The Team’s Traitor Now Awaits
It turns out that Alex is the one”¦

He showed you the passage, he showed you the way
To Pride’s ritual, and the girl they did slay
But he never told you, he was leading you astray
You never knew just what he’s done”¦
Only the good die young
That’s what I said
Only the good die young

We all know the Pride is a dangerous crowd
But the Deans and The Hayes said their plans way too loud
Alex listened in, no ain’t he proud
He moved in and backstabbed everyone

Come on Nico, show us a sign
You’re the team’s last defensive line
Your teammate’s weapons, Alex’s hiding behind
The final battle has just begun
Darlin’ Only the Good Die Young”¦

Only the good die young
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
I tell you only the good die young, only the good die young

The Pryde’s got a pact with a race called the Gobborim
They got a captured soul
And an offering of gold
But Nico, Alex didn’t give you enough information
They didn’t count on Molly
When they were backstabbing each other with treachery

Gibborim say there’s a heaven for those who await
The Pride want to serve them, but kids well they ain’t
This book’s the greatest, I have no complaints
It’s better than any version X-men

You know only the good die young
Whoa-oh ba-by
I say only the good die young
Only the good die young

Ah, the preview said the next issue is the last one,
How can this be?
A relaunch we’ll soon see”¦ Oh Woa Woa

So come out you fan boys don’t you wait
Snatch up the digests before it’s too late
This is a great title, one last time I’ll state
It’s a roller-coaster ride of fun
You know that only the good (books) die young”¦