Writer: Kathryn Immonen. Artist: Sara Pichelli.
What Happened: Chase explains to Nico that the guy who showed up last issue couldn't be his uncle, because Chase accidentally ran his uncle down a few years back. After Chase gripes a bit, he makes out with Nico. Afterwards, Nico casts a spell on Chase's uncle and discovers that he is indeed Chase's flesh and blood. Chase's uncle, Hunter, explains that he is only there to help the kids, and to prove it he gives the kids some mysterious box the government was after, as well as helping the kids escape from some shifty government types who had set up shop outside the Runaways home in Malibu. Hunter then takes the kids to a warehouse and gives them a new Leapfrog plane. Chase repays his uncle by killing him(!?!)with the mysterious box the government was after. This issue ends with the shifty government guys torching the Runaways home.
What I thought: I found this issue VERY boring and a bit confusing. I'd been enjoying the first two issues of Kathryn's Runaways run, but this issue was all over the map... Weird boxes, shifty government types, Old Lace's corpse vanishing and Chase and Nico suddenly making out. It was all pretty bizarre. Hopefully this issue was just an aberration, and things will get better next issue.
Score: 4 out of 10.I always wondered what would happen if a magician would evoke Abraham Lincoln's name.