Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride & Joy
Synopsis: Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. But what if you discovered that they really were?! This Marvel Comics series is about a group of kids who discover that their parents are the supervillain leaders of The Pride, a diabolical criminal organization with designs on world domination. After they witness their parents perform a horrific human sacrifice, they leave home together, using newly found powers to undermine their parents’ insidious plans.
Themes: Parent-teen conflict, teen angst
Content Advisory: Some mild swearing and violence, lots of attitude
1. Runaways is set in the Marvel Universe. How is it different from our world?
2. Which of The Runaways’ powers would you like to have?
3. This book takes the kinds of conflicts that frequently exist between parents and their teenage kids and explodes them to incredible extremes. Your parents probably aren’t supervillains, but what moments or phrases seem similar to your own life?
4. Considering how their parents have just betrayed them, do you think the kids in this book should trust each other?