- Audience-Alienating Premise: The premise of a Runaways series with almost no Runaways alienated a lot of the fans of the old series, and the Anyone Can Die nature of the miniseries makes it hard to get too attached to the new team.
- Author's Saving Throw: The Kingdom of Manhattan, homeland of this series' version of Molly Hayes, was later retconned into being Earth-61610, a hybrid reality of the main and Ultimate Marvel universes, and thus the Molly Hayes in this miniseries is not the mainstream one, which probably mollified fans who were less than thrilled with how Molly is written in the miniseries.
- Broken Base: The Runaways fandom has long been a broken base due to Marvel's decision to Retool the previous series after Brian K. Vaughan left it. The announcement that Marvel was going to create a new In Name Only version of the series that again involves no input from Vaughan and features only one of the original members in its main cast has only divided the fanbase further. Still, there are more than a few fans who have urged people to give the new series a chance, in part due to many of the new Runaways being characters who already have existing fanbases (such as Bucky and Jubilee) and because of Noelle Stevenson's previous works indicating it might at least be a good story on its own.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: This miniseries has a bisexual version of Pixie who used to date Jubilee and may have an interest in Dagger. Unfortunately, she dies in the second issue.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: There were people who thought that Sanna is a guy. Comic books really need more body types if a heavier build and short hair can cause this.
YMMV / Runaways (2015)