I was fairly excited about reading Joss Whedon's take on the Runaways, my current favorite comic title. While it wasn't bad, it wasn't as good as I was expecting. The Runaways are on the run again, back in New York now that they no longer have a hideout in Los Angeles. They agree to commit a criminal act for the Kingpin in exchange for his help. This leads them into a battle with the Punisher, ninjas, and a giant winged creature. The device they were sent to steal turns out to be a time travel component for the Leapfrog. Trapped in the past, they become involved with the superpowered groups battling in New York City. First of all, the art is gorgeous as usual and Joss has no trouble keeping the kids in character. The problem lies in the story, or lack thereof. Basically the entire plot is the Runaways go back in time and then they come back. Sure, they pick up a new team member, Chase and Nico both get upgrades, and Vic falls in love, but a lot of the action takes place offscreen. Hopefully in further issues these subplots are explained a bit more. I'd love to now how Nico started levitating.