Pride & Joy

Pride & Joy

Book - 2003
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When six young friends discover that their parents are all secretly super-powered villians, they run away together and find strength in one another to overcome their evil legacy
Publisher: New York : Marvel Comics, c2003
Edition: Direct ed. --
ISBN: 9781417697991
Branch Call Number: GN FIC Vaugh 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. --
Additional Contributors: Alphona, Adrian
Cebulski, C. B.
Alternative Title: Pride and joy


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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

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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Apr 26, 2018

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Jun 24, 2012

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Mar 23, 2012

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