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Runaways v4 #1-4

Post by Col_Fury » Tue May 30, 2017 11:27 pm

RUNAWAYS v4 #1 (August 2015)
By Noelle Stevenson & Sanford Greene

APPEARANCES:
Doctor Doom (not in fb; only “now”) (Earth-616)
Frostbite/Sanna Strand (also in fb) (Killville/11131)
Jubilee/Jubilation Lee (also in fb) (Limbo/Inferno/91240)
Pixie/Megan Gwynn (also in fb) (Mutopia/55133)
Amadeus Cho (also in fb) (Warzone/32323)
Delphyne Gorgon (also in fb) (Arcadia/16191)
Skaar (also in fb) (Greenland/71612)
Bruiser/Molly Hayes (also in fb) (Manhattan/61610)
Cloak/Tandy (not in fb; only “now”), Dagger/Tyrone (also in fb) (Arachnia/22191)
Valeria von Doom (not in fb; only “now”), Winter Soldier/James “Bucky” Barnes (also in fb), Doombots (inc Emily), bystanders (Doomstadt/15513)

FLASHBACK:
Students prepare for final exams, but personality clashes lead to some of them ending up in detention.
SYNOPSIS:
The Victor von Doom Institute for Gifted Youths has been training the leaders of tomorrow for over 60 years. It’s near the end of the semester and final exams are coming soon. A group has ended up in detention and some are worried they’ll miss the finals, so they break out and make it on time. Winter Soldier tells them that since they’re late they’ll all be on the same team (they’re not thrilled to learn that). Later, Winter Soldier reports to Valeria von Doom (headmistress), who says they don’t deserve to pass finals.

NOTE:
Obviously, Battleworld hasn’t been around for over 60 years. However, it’s possible that a school like this does/did exist on Earth-15513.

Yes, Cloak & Dagger are switched. Also, they’re apparently siblings, so who know what their last name is?

There are other students from other Domains, but none of them are named (or even recognizable as alternate versions of previously existing characters) so it’s not like it matters for us.

RUNAWAYS v4 #2 (September 2015)
By Noelle Stevenson & Sanford Greene

APPEARANCES:
Frostbite/Sanna Strand (Killville/11131)
Jubilee/Jubilation Lee (Limbo/Inferno/91240)
Pixie/Megan Gwynn (Mutopia/55133)
Amadeus Cho (Warzone/32323)
Delphyne Gorgon (Arcadia/16191)
Skaar (Greenland/71612)
Bruiser/Molly Hayes (Manhattan/61610)
Cloak/Tandy, Dagger/Tyrone (Arachnia/22191)
Valeria von Doom, Winter Soldier/James “Bucky” Barnes, Doombots (inc Emily), bystanders (Doomstadt/15513)

SYNOPSIS:
The final exam starts and Pixie is defeated becaue Jubilee isn’t taking thing seriously. Amadeus Cho figures a way to cheat the system and they’re able to hide out until the exam is finished. Because they’re hidden from the system, they discover they were fighting other students, not simulations like they were told, and that students who fail have actually been killed by other students. That means Pixie is dead and it’s Jubilee’s fault. They decide to leave the school, and do. They’re runaways!

NOTE:
We’re halfway through the mini and we finally have runaways in a book called “Runaways.”

RUNAWAYS v4 #3 (October 2015)
By Noelle Stevenson & Sanford Greene

APPEARANCES:
Frostbite/Sanna Strand (Killville/11131)
Jubilee/Jubilation Lee (Limbo/Inferno/91240)
Amadeus Cho (Warzone/32323)
Delphyne Gorgon (Arcadia/16191)
Skaar (Greenland/71612)
Bruiser/Molly Hayes (Manhattan/61610)
Cloak/Tandy, Dagger/Tyrone (Arachnia/22191)
Valeria von Doom, Winter Soldier/James “Bucky” Barnes, Leech, Doombots (inc Emily), bystanders (Doomstadt/15513)
Valley of Doom (51920) bystanders
Weirdworld creatures

SYNOPSIS:
The kids travel through various Domains looking for supplies. Cho suggests they get help from his parents. At the school, Frostbite rats out the other kids, so Valeria sends her with Winter Soldier and some other students to bring the runaways back in. The runaways run out of gas. Cloak overhears Winter Soldier explaining why the school murders its own students and reports back to the runaways, telling them they were right and teleports them to the Warzone (where Cho’s from). Cho learns his parents have been dead for months. Winter Soldier and the others arrive, a fight breaks out and Winter Soldier chops off Delphyne Gorgon’s arm.

RUNAWAYS v4 #4 (November 2015)
By Noelle Stevenson & Sanford Greene

APPEARANCES:
Frostbite/Sanna Strand (Killville/11131)
Jubilee/Jubilation Lee (Limbo/Inferno/91240)
Amadeus Cho (Warzone/32323)
Delphyne Gorgon (Arcadia/16191)
Skaar (Greenland/71612)
Bruiser/Molly Hayes (Manhattan/61610)
Cloak/Tandy, Dagger/Tyrone (Arachnia/22191)
Valeria von Doom, Winter Soldier/James “Bucky” Barnes, Leech, Doombots (inc Emily), bystanders (Doomstadt/15513)

SYNOPSIS:
Delphyne Gorgon and Amadeus Cho are captured while the others escape. Everyone separately returns to the school where Valeria prepares to kill the captives, but the others broadcast to the students that the final exams actually kill students. They start a small revolution and Winter Soldier helps some of the rebels escape. Despite Valeria’s protests, Winter Soldier is killed by Doombots for defying Doom. Officially no longer with the school, the defectors try to decide what to do next.

NOTE:
Relatively recent, or close to “now,” because Valeria appears. She’s not a teenager in the main book, so anything with her in it needs to be recent. Kids grow up fast! Also, she’s not investigating Strange’s death here, so likely before that.

Cho is from the Warzone Domain (seen in Civil War v2), so this should happen before the fighting stops over there. Meaning, before the main story.

I find it funny that on page 2, Dagger says “We’ve been running for too long.” They’re been running for about 20% of the story! Not even a full issue! *sigh*

A fun mini, and all the characters are clearly defined (you can’t really say that about a lot of books nowadays). The teen characters actually feel like teens; quick decisions, energetic, snarky, kind of horny, just young adults all around. Pretty good stuff! I’m just baffled by some of the pacing choices is all.

In case you were worried, Delphyne Gorgon’s arm grew back.

Chronologies!

DOCTOR DOOM/VICTOR VON DOOM
……
[MODOK:ASSN 4]
*RUN4 1
[SECWARS:BWORLD 2/2]
……

Alternate Realities page:

EARTH-11131

FROSTBITE/SANNA STRAND | EARTH-11131
RUN4 1-FB
RUN4 1
RUN4 2
RUN4 3
RUN4 4

EARTH-15513

DOOMBOT/EMILY | EARTH-15513
RUN4 1
RUN4 2
RUN4 3
RUN4 4

WINTER SOLDIER/JAMES “BUCKY” BARNES | EARTH-15513
RUN4 1-FB
RUN4 1
RUN4 2
RUN4 3
RUN4 4

VON DOOM, VALERIA | EARTH-15513
SLORD&KPRY 2-FB
*RUN4 1
*RUN4 2
*RUN4 3
*RUN4 4
[{SECWARS 2}]
SQSIN 4

EARTH-16191

DELPHYNE GORGON | EARTH-16191
RUN4 1-FB
RUN4 1
RUN4 2
RUN4 3
RUN4 4

EARTH-22191

CLOAK/TANDY | EARTH-22191
RUN4 1
RUN4 2
RUN4 3
RUN4 4

DAGGER/TYRONE | EARTH-22191
RUN4 1-FB
RUN4 1
RUN4 2
RUN4 3
RUN4 4

EARTH-32323

CHO, AMADEUS | EARTH-32323
RUN4 1-FB
RUN4 1
RUN4 2
RUN4 3
RUN4 4

EARTH-55133

PIXIE/MEGAN GWYNN | EARTH-55133
RUN4 1-FB
RUN4 1
RUN4 2

EARTH-61610

BRUISER/MOLLY HAYES | EARTH-61610
RUN4 1-FB
RUN4 1
RUN4 2
RUN4 3
RUN4 4

EARTH-71612

SKAAR | EARTH-71612
RUN4 1-FB
RUN4 1
RUN4 2
RUN4 3
RUN4 4

EARTH-91240

JUBILEE/JUBILATION LEE | EARTH-91240
RUN4 1-FB
RUN4 1
RUN4 2
RUN4 3
RUN4 4
-Daron Jensen

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