Type Comic
Date 1983-01
Tags social issues, fiction

Runaways Part 2

The New Teen Titans #27 (1983-01)

Oh, my, what a good followup to the previous issue this is. The way this series takes a break to let big events simmer and show some more down-to-Earth stories is really something.

It's good, but sad, that all doesn't end well. Lizzie, despite her struggles, doesn't get a happy ending--at least not yet. If the issue ended on a high note, with everyone (or, at least, those who were still alive) returning home to a happy life, it would trivialize the tragedies that came before, and the troubles that led to them leaving home. Neither the tragedies nor the troubles are trivial. (Note to self: alliteration not always appropriate.)