As of last night, I am caught up with Runaways. I'd heard the good word about the book since coming back to comics almost a year ago, but didn't want to jump into the monthly without knowing what's going on. Now I've digested the excellent hardcover of the first series, the two digests covering much of the current series, and found the last few issues at 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winning Night Flight Comics.
All the praise I've heard didn't prepare me for this sustained excellence. The arc of the first series may be one of my favorite storylines in comics. Runaways is remarkable for being on the short list of new characters that actually succeed, and the secret is simple: they are characters. They are not a set of costumes, powers, and high-concept origins. They are living, breathing people who are engaging and endearing.
Anyways - this T.G.I.F. I present maybe my favorite joke from a series full of wit.