Pride & Joy

Pride & Joy

Book - 2003
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When six young friends discover their parents are all secretly super-powered villains, the shocked teens find strength in one another. Together, they run away from home and straight into the adventure of their lives, vowing to turn the tables on their evil legacy.
Publisher: New York : Marvel Comics, c2003.
ISBN: 9780785134701
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly col. ill. ;,20 cm.
Alternative Title: Pride and joy
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GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

Deep down, all kids know their parents are evil. When a group of six teens discover just how evil their parents really are, they do the only sane thing possible: run away and create their own superhero squad. Good for teens who feel their parents are out to get them.

Mar 10, 2017

While Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona wrote and illustrated this series, the stories and artwork were top notch. It was a very fun and engaging story. I remember enjoying it immensely as a kid. The series stood out among its peers in that its protagonists were very diverse and interesting. One character was genderqueer, another was glbt, and the other characters were either Japanese American, African American or Latin American. This story went on for a few years under Vaughan and Alphona until the writers were switched and the series went to hell. Prior to the switch, everything was top notch though. I would recommend it to younger readers in particular though the writing is interesting enough to engage older readers as well.

Feb 26, 2017

I got this graphic novel out as soon as I heard that Marvel was adapting the series for television. After reading it I can see why they decided to, and am excited for it when it does finally come out! Quite an intense plot, and a fair few interesting characters. 7/10 stars

Mark_Daly May 24, 2016

This is a lot of fun (especially the dialogue) but certain themes make it more appropriate for older teens. The art (especially the coloring) seemed bland to me.

May 28, 2013

This is Vol. 1 of the Runaways collected editions. Here's a quick cheat-sheet for anyone confused about what to read next: Vol. 1: Pride and Joy // Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland // Vol. 3: The Good Die Young // Vol. 4: True Believers // Vol. 5: Escape to New York // Vol. 6: Parental Guidance // Vol. 7: Live Fast // Vol. 8: Dead End Kids // Vol. 9: Dead Wrong // Vol. 10: Rock Zombies // Vol. 11: Homeschooling

Jan 03, 2013

A lot of fun, with original ideas. Whereas Young Avengers reads like a great piece of Fan Fiction, every piece of this is new and fresh!

factain Aug 20, 2012

this comic book amazing i could read over and over again

Jun 21, 2012

Quite a good graphic novel. It promises more quality writing to follow.

theshyreader Oct 06, 2011

I love this series. I fell in love with one or two characters too. I went on to read a few more volumes and can't wait to read more.

Jun 07, 2010

I think younger readers would probably love it, especially if they like Joss Whedon shows (BUFFY, ANGEL, FIREFLY). It's a fun premise: what if the kids of a legion of super-villains decided to run away from home and become superheroes?

At the risk of coming off like an old sourpuss, though, I'll just note that if you're already a big reader of comic books/graphic novels/sequential art/whatever you want to call it, you'll probably find the dialogue a little unsophisticated and the pace a little harebrained.

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Mark_Daly May 24, 2016

Mark_Daly thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

darkknight30 May 04, 2015

darkknight30 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jun 24, 2012

tkronenwetter thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Mar 23, 2012

Dr_Inferno thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Sep 05, 2011

reigngloria thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 16


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Mark_Daly May 24, 2016

Violence: The super-powered main characters are mostly saved from harm, but many regular humans in the story are not.


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